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JW Marriott Hotel Guanacaste Resort & Spa

Hacienda Pinilla, Playa Avellanas, Tamarindo 50906 Costa Rica
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 21/01/15 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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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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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Valet parking
Paid wifi
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Poolside bar
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Head massage
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Sun umbrellas
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Room service
Flatscreen TV
Laptop safe
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Jason F wrote a review Mar 2021
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The food is terrible and will make you feel frustrated. It is not fresh, not carefully prepared, and not tasteful at all, quality is poor and disappointing. Some waiters even seem to know that in advance and will tell you “I wouldn’t recommend to order this over here, it won’t be good” By far, the worst experience in I’ve had in an all inclusive. The staff is nice and the drinks are “okay” but know that you’re not coming to experience delight or even satisfaction when it comes to the food. Would recommend the spa 100%.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
carriemillvalley wrote a review Mar 2021
Boulder, Colorado2 contributions1 helpful vote
My daughter visited in March, 2021. The room was perfect...a welcome place to nap after hours in the sun. The pool was magical...we spent a lot of time quietly on the edge of the pool watching the birds and the ocean. The food was really good. We went into Tamarindo twice for dinner, but otherwise enjoyed the meals on the property. BUT IT WAS THE PEOPLE!!! that made this trip. The staff here was so warm and inviting and kind and funny and helpful. I get teary thinking about it. We made true connections here and can't wait to come back. Thank you, thank you!
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Date of stay: March 2021
Roving813692 wrote a review Mar 2021
2 contributions
Awesome time- great staff, property, beach, pool, etc. Would go back tomo!! Rooms were super clean and view of the ocean is amazing. This is really a nice place to relax, decompress and enjoy with family!!
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Date of stay: March 2021
Lucrecia wrote a review Mar 2021
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We have been thrilled to be welcomed by such gracious staff. The rooms are spacious and very clean. All of us have enjoyed the food, and my son really appreciates being able to get food all day long. Also we book our Airport Transfer and some local tours Through Pininos Adventures. He helped us with snorkeling boat trip ,Atv Tour, Palo verde wild life tour and Volcano Tours ( canopy. Water slide, hot spring , mud bath and horseback riding, and a turtle visit that we would have never found without him. Our stay at the Jw Marriott has been fantastic and highly recommend
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Ernesto Vargas wrote a review Feb 2021
Province of Guanacaste, Costa Rica30 contributions11 helpful votes
I felt safe and sound, there are few persons, not crowed, you can enjoy the swimming pool and the jacuzzies for yourself. The rooms are really clean, staff is always wearing face masks, Drinks and food are superb. I must say the staff is really friendly and willing to help you every single moment.
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Date of stay: January 2021
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Room Tip: Ocean view
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US$245 - US$901 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about JW Marriott Hotel Guanacaste Resort & Spa
Which popular attractions are close to JW Marriott Hotel Guanacaste Resort & Spa?
Nearby attractions include Lydia Beech Art Boutique (5.9 km), Papaya Con Leche (5.8 km), and Spa Maya (5.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at JW Marriott Hotel Guanacaste Resort & Spa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at JW Marriott Hotel Guanacaste Resort & Spa?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at JW Marriott Hotel Guanacaste Resort & Spa?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at JW Marriott Hotel Guanacaste Resort & Spa?
Yes, free parking and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to JW Marriott Hotel Guanacaste Resort & Spa?
Conveniently located restaurants include HiR Fine Dining, Cactus Restaurant, and Waffle Monkey.
Are there opportunities to exercise at JW Marriott Hotel Guanacaste Resort & Spa?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Is JW Marriott Hotel Guanacaste Resort & Spa located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.7 km away from the centre of Playa Avellanas.
Are any cleaning services offered at JW Marriott Hotel Guanacaste Resort & Spa?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does JW Marriott Hotel Guanacaste Resort & Spa offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Does JW Marriott Hotel Guanacaste Resort & Spa have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.