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    JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa

    Hacienda Pinilla, Playa Avellanas, Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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          Overview
          • Excellent56%
          • Very good25%
          • Average10%
          • Poor4%
          • Terrible2%
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          “closest town” (30 reviews)
          Free Wifi
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          Breakfast Buffet
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          Poolside Bar
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          Private Balcony
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          Reviewed 28 June 2015

          This is one of my family´s favorite place for celebrations, the staff is always very friendly, the quality of the food is really good, the environment, when there are buffets at the beach at night the live music is great, you don't have to be...More

          1  Thank Jorge V
          Response from GM_JWGuanacaste, General Manager at JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa

          Dear Jorge V, I am glad to know that every time that you come you enjoy our services. During our green season we are not having Tico Beach BBQ but we will start again in December. Our doors are open for you. Warmest regards, Jesus...More

          Reviewed 28 June 2015

          Thanks Marriott for exceeding your standards! Beautiful resort. They have the largest pool in Central America so there are lots of chair around the pool. Sometimes there is one employee who goes out of their way - Douglas - the pool waiter was wonderful to...More

          3  Thank Canuckduck2
          Response from GM_JWGuanacaste, General Manager at JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa

          Dear Canuckduck2, I hope you enjoyed learning Spanish during your visit as wee as having drinks by the pool. It’s so nice to receive these kinds of comments where we know that you as a guest had a wonderful time with us. Thank you so...More

          Reviewed 26 June 2015

          We stayed at the hotel this past May 25th, we chose it to celebrate my husband's 50th birthday, and boy, did we ever make the right decision!!!! Since the moment I contacted the hotel to see if they could help me plan something special for...More

          1  Thank Gabriela T
          Response from GM_JWGuanacaste, General Manager at JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa

          WOW Unforgettable! What amazing description. Thank you Gabriela T for your visit and Blessings! We all hope to have another opportunity to welcome you back. I am pleased to know that you, your husband and your kids had a wonderful stay. You said that we...More

          Reviewed 25 June 2015

          This property is very nice. It has a huge, lovely pool facing the ocean, but it was very crowded. The beach is beautiful and I was able to walk along it for at least a mile one morning without seeing anyone. The rooms are gorgeous....More

          1  Thank CAMicheleSF
          Response from GM_JWGuanacaste, General Manager at JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa

          Dear CAMicheleSF, As you mentioned the walks at the beach, I particularly like to walk on the beach especially around 5pm since it’s very relaxing the sound of the ocean and watch the sunset which is perfect here. I hope you liked too. We do...More

          Reviewed 24 June 2015

          We loved this hotel! The photos don't do it justice! It's beautiful! The pools are amazing!!!!! The location is a bit remote, but the hotel offers shuttles to the local town and to a really fun restaurant (Lola's). We had a car, which gave us...More

          Thank RGNFamily
          Response from GM_JWGuanacaste, General Manager at JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa

          Dear RGNFamily, I am glad to know that you loved the hotel as you titled your review and I hope that all your experience in this country has been wonderful. We will be waiting for your return and I will recommend you reserve your room...More

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          About
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          Amenities
          • Top amenities
          • Pool
          • Free Parking
          • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
          • Beachfront
          • Room Service
          • Restaurant
          • Bar/Lounge
          • Spa
          • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
          • Hotel Amenities
          • Free Parking
          • Business Centre with Internet Access
          • Room Service
          • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
          • Shuttle Bus Service
          • Dry Cleaning
          • Meeting Rooms
          • Laundry Service
          • Concierge
          • Banquet Room
          • Multilingual Staff
          • Conference Facilities
          • Babysitting
          • Room amenities
          • Air Conditioning
          • Minibar
          • Things to do
          • Pool
          • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
          • Restaurant
          • Bar/Lounge
          • Spa
          • Hot Tub
          • Golf Course
          Details
          • Price range
          • US$ 195 - US$ 591 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
          • Hotel class
          • Room types
          • Suites ,
          • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
          • Accessible rooms ,
          • Family Rooms
          • Number of rooms
          • 310
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          • Location
          • Costa Rica >
          • Province of Guanacaste >
          • Tamarindo >
          • Playa Avellanas
          • Also Known As
          • Jw Marriott Guanacaste Resort And Spa Costa Rica ,
          • Jw Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa Costa Rica Hotel Santa Cruz ,
          • Jw Marriott Santa Cruz ,
          • Marriott Santa Cruz
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          Questions & AnswersAsk a question
          bjfldrummond
          How is the weather there now? We arrive next week- May 16-23. Thank you
          9 May 2017|
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          Response from Pharmindus |
          Rainy season starts in May. So, expect high humidity and mid 80 temp. and thunderstorms. My wife and I were there in early March with no rain. However, afternoons were hot. Good luck.
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          bjfldrummond
          How is the weather there now? We arrive next week- May 16-23. Thank you
          9 May 2017|
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          Response from Aldo B | Reviewed this property |
          Like everyone says...rain in the afternoon (usually late afternoon). Muggy and hot during the day. Beautiful lightning show though. Still a great destination.
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          Matt E
          I just booked this resort for 5 nights in August. It's my wife's birthday and we've never had the pleasure to experience Costa Rica. Very Excited. I've always enjoyed my stays at JW's (Gold member) but reading some of the reviews I'm growing concerned. Wondering if better to switch to different Marriott Property or go somewhere else entirely. Help me feel better!
          20 April 2017|
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          Response from Sarah B | Reviewed this property |
          We stayed at both the JW and El Mangrove in Playa Panama. We preferred El Mangrove. The difference is as follows. The JW is a very nice resort (great pool, expensive restaurants, beautiful location-ocean is a bit rough for... More
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          "The rooms around the outside of the building will be quieter. No pool or limited ocean view."
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          "Likely that all rooms have a nice view"
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          "choose a room facing the beach and east to see the sunrise at the beach"
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          "Room facing the ocean"
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