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Beautiful hotel in an amazing location. Hotel has great views of the pools and the beach. Surrounding lush jungle gives an amazing tropical feel. Unfortunately restaurant service is slow at best, and waiters often forget to bring drinks or food. Sadly each time I have...More
Spent 10 days in Costa Rica at the J.W. Marriott and loved every minute! The food and people are fantastic but the prices at the Marriott are quite steep. Make sure to check out Lola's as the walk along the beach is amazing!!
Absolutely loved our 10 days at the Marriott and in Costa Rica. The staff is amazing, truly wonderful people that are always willing to help and always are friendly. The pool and beach area are relaxing, just make sure to reserve your lounge chairs early...More
JW Marriott out does itself in the Guanacaste region of Costa Rica. The service is impeccable. Every need is cared for. The food is spectacular - creative and delicious. Close by Tamarindo offers a casual beach town layed back atmosphere with good restaurants and local...More
Stayed here two nights on a Caravan tour. The accommodation is excellent as is the food. The pool and beach set up separates this location from all others. It has everything one needs including golf course and plenty of activities.
Breakfast was included with our booking and was a very good, huge buffet (I mean expansive). There are at least five restaurants, and I may have missed one. The prices vary from typical pub prices at the sports bar to high... More
Breakfast was included with our booking and was a very good, huge buffet (I mean expansive). There are at least five restaurants, and I may have missed one. The prices vary from typical pub prices at the sports bar to high end steakhouse. Most of it though (I thought) falls in line price wise with what you’d expect from most hotel fare of this rating. We had dinner one night at the Thai-inspired place, which was stellar in food and service, and entrees were about $20-25 for the most part. Our burgers at the pub were between $12-15, but the service was terrible. You are about 20 minutes from Tamarindo where there are grocery stores and a ton of eateries. Many of the ones on the main road through town are pretty expensive as they’re all owned by the Diria hotel. My favorite spot in Tama is La Oveja Negra (The Black Sheep). Super tasty and affordable outdoor dining.
The resort is very family friendly. While 15 and 18-year olds are not "kids" in my opinion, there were at least two medium-sized family reunions while were were at the property with a variety of ages for kids to young... More
The resort is very family friendly. While 15 and 18-year olds are not "kids" in my opinion, there were at least two medium-sized family reunions while were were at the property with a variety of ages for kids to young adults to very old adults. The kids were playing openly in both the pool and on the lawn.
There was not a lot of "entertainment" for children offered when we were there, but we visited in the shoulder season between the rainy and dry seasons and there was a lot of hotel maintenance going on in preparation for the busy time. There were numerous hints that the hotel does have local entertainment during the more busy times.
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"Be prepared to pay as much as $4-5 for a bottle of water. Restaurant, bar and gift shop prices were over the..."