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JW Marriott Hotel Guanacaste Resort & Spa

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Live an authentic Costa Rican experience in a luxury hacienda style resort in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. JW Marriott Hotel Guanacaste Resort & Spa is surrounded by the splendors of Costa Rican rich biodiversity. This resort & spa sits oceanfront and is the only international branded hotel close to Tamarindo town. The resort is located right at Mansita beach and guests can choose from four other beaches within Hacienda Pinilla. Next to the resort you will find an equestrian center, tennis courts, and an 18-hole golf course with coastal layout. Enjoy surf beaches with excellent year-round waves and warm water, visit turtle nesting sanctuaries or observe a great variety of wildlife. All guestrooms have balconies either with garden, pool or ocean view. In-room amenities include LCD TVs, soundproof windows, alarm clock with mobile docks, streaming speed internet, total blackout curtains, plush pillow-top mattresses, rich woods, and marble bathtubs.
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Free Parking
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room Service
Free Internet
Banquet Room
Breakfast Available
Business Centre with Internet Access
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Conference Facilities
Dry Cleaning
Hot Tub
Laundry Service
Meeting Rooms
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Outdoor pool
Paid Internet
Paid Wifi
Public Wifi
Wheelchair Access
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Non-Smoking Rooms
Refrigerator in room
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On our first trip to Costa Rica we decided to stay on Marriott points for our first 5 days. Upon arrival we realized it was a fairly remote location. No worries...the restaurants on site and staff were great. The beach sunset was one of the best we've ever experienced. In
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Just spent 5 nights at the very remote JW Marriott Guanacaste resort. Whoever said it was 7 minutes from Tamarindo is wrong.....you can not even get to the front gate in 7 minutes. It's a good 20 minutes to Tamarindo. Because it is all alone along the coast, Marriott has jacked
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Response from GeneralManagerJWMarr, F&B Manager at JW Marriott Hotel Guanacaste Resort & Spa
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Dear MinnJeff: Thank you for taking the time to share your valuable feedback. My name is Juan Espinosa and I am the F&B Manager at the JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa. It has come to my attention that the service you received at Sabanero Restaurante, and he experience you described during your trip to Tamarindo during your recent stay did not meet your expectations. For this, I sincerely apologize. I look forward to texting with you in privete message, in order to restore your confidence in the JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa.
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We celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary at the J.W. Marriott Guanacaste and were thoroughly delighted with our choice. The resort is located on a large parcel of land called Hacienda Pinilla which requires security access to the property and then a 3 mile drive to the
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Just a short 7 minute drive from the Tamarindo strip, the JW Marriott is well located on Costa Rica's beautiful West Coast Located in a resort community in Hacienda Pinilla, the resort felt like a traditional (and enormous) Costa Rican estate. On the Hacienda land there is
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This was our first visit to Costa Rica so we stayed here at a trusted, international brand. As a large resort, it doesn’t disappoint: the grounds are gorgeous; the pool, with its serpentine design, offers plenty of room for quiet areas and shade; the staff is courteous and
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Hi Angie- Yes, there is a corked off area that is perfect for swimming just 300 feet up the beach from the pool. The area directly in front of the pool is rocky. We swam every day and spent a lot of time in the sea. Your boys will have a blast! Enjoy. JK
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No, they don't offer complimentary breakfast for Platinum members. Best to ask housekeeping to empty mini bar and buy breakfast items like fruit and yogurt at a market in town (if you have a car) and order from room service one breakfast entree to split. This helps a lot for breakfast and lunch cost. BUT, they do have a Platinum breakfast extended Continental buffet at Tamarine for Platinum for $20.00 per person. We have never done it though. We like the morning calm on the terrace with coffee and our own breakfast creations.
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The Westin Playa Conchal up the coast is all inclusive. A Starwood/Marriott property on a nice beach. JW Marriott Guanacaste near Tamarindo is not all inclusive. Be prepared to spend money at the restaurants. Room service seems cheaper though.
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Yes our rooms had refrigerators. No fee to use them
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I am not aware of any near by hot springs. If you go to the dormant volcano, Arenal, plan on spending a good part of the day on the road. I believe the hot springs there are further east from the volcano. Maybe an overnight stay would be appropriate. If you get a rental car, GPS is a must. Maps are great as I use them all the time. but nothing is marked on the roads in Costa Rica.
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"Higher floor for a better view"
"Ask for ocean view, the sunset is awesome!"
"Go for the ocean view or ocean front! Skip the garden and pool view."
"Be sure to ask for a higher floor and try from beach view"
"We loved our ground-floor room facing the garden -- with the pool just beyond."
US$ 200 - US$ 631 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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