Guanacaste

JW Marriott Guanacaste


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Daily Breakfast Buffet included.

Explore a magnificent waterfront paradise on Costa Rica's gorgeous North Pacific central coast. JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa lies on a secluded beach in the beautiful tropics of Costa Rica, approximately 50 miles southwest of Liberia Airport.

This ultimate vacation resort will provide a lifetime of memories. JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa features a free-flowing pool more than 25,000 feet, private alcoves for couples and more than enough fun and excitement for families.

Labeled as one of the most exclusive resorts in Latin America, this incredible hotel's full spa includes 18 treatment rooms, a beauty parlor, state-of-the-art gym, and a serenity lounge complete with deluxe palapas for a relaxing outdoor massage. An 18-hole championship golf course alongside the resort provides a breathtaking view of flourishing landscapes and the Pacific Ocean. For a delicious lunch or dinner, enjoy a mouthwatering appetizer or refreshing cocktail by the pool at Azul Grill.

Greening Your Life: Part of the Apple Vacations Greening Your Life initiative, this property holds Costa Rican CST Certification for 2016, plants 80,000 trees per year (more than 500,000 in total), has implemented new laundry initiatives that reduce carbon through alternative, clean energy, allows guests the option of reusing towels and sheets to conserve water and energy, and separates paper, glass, aluminum, and plastic for recycling. The Audobon-Certified golf course is also fertilized with purified resort waste water.

Learn more about Guanacaste.
HOTEL LOCATION
Address: HACIENDA PINILLA
SANTA CRUZ


CR
Local Phone: 506-2201-9300
Toll Free Phone: 800-0521-506
Fax: 506-2201-8198
HOTEL FACILITIES
Business Services
Concierge
Meeting Rooms
Parking(Complimentary)
Pools
Number of Pools: 1
Outdoor Pools: 1     
One swimming pool with whirlpool.
Golf: NEARBY
Hacienda Pinilla Golf Course
Holes: 18
Tennis
Number of Courts: 2
Outdoor Courts: 2
Water Sports on Site
Fishing: Additional Charge
Scuba: Additional Charge
Snorkeling: Additional Charge
Waterskiing: Additional Charge
Health Club / Spa
Massage: Additional Charge
Nautilus Equipment: Additional Charge
Sauna: Additional Charge
Spa: Additional Charge
Steam Room: Additional Charge
Manicure / Pedicure: Additional Charge
Facials: Additional Charge
HOTEL DETAILS
JW features four restaurants, two bars, swimming pool, fitness center and spa. Check-in: 3:00 pm
Check-out: 12:00 noon
Year Opened: 0 Credit Cards:
ROOM TYPES
1 BEDROOM SUITE OCEANVIEW
Features A/C, alarm clock, coffee maker, iron/ironing board, luxurious bedding, safe, bathrobe, separate bathtub & shower, satellite TV, mini-bar, telephone and internet ($).
Other Amenities -
1 BEDROOM GARDENVIEW
Features A/C, alarm clock, coffee maker, iron/ironing board, luxurious bedding, safe, bathrobe, separate bathtub & shower, satellite TV, mini-bar, telephone and internet ($).
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DELUXE POOLVIEW
Features A/C, alarm clock, coffee maker, iron/ironing board, luxurious bedding, safe, bathrobe, separate bathtub & shower, satellite TV, mini-bar, telephone and internet ($).
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DELUXE OCEANFRONT
Features A/C, alarm clock, coffee maker, iron/ironing board, luxurious bedding, safe, bathrobe, separate bathtub & shower, satellite TV, mini-bar, telephone and internet ($).
Other Amenities -
DELUXE OCEANVIEW
Features A/C, alarm clock, coffee maker, iron/ironing board, luxurious bedding, safe, bathrobe, separate bathtub & shower, satellite TV, mini-bar, telephone and internet ($).
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DELUXE ROH
Features A/C, alarm clock, coffee maker, iron/ironing board, luxurious bedding, safe, bathrobe, separate bathtub & shower, satellite TV, mini-bar, telephone and internet ($).
Other Amenities -
1 BEDROOM OCEANFRONT
Features A/C, alarm clock, coffee maker, iron/ironing board, luxurious bedding, safe, bathrobe, separate bathtub & shower, satellite TV, mini-bar, telephone and internet ($).
Other Amenities -
DINING
There are 4 Restaurants at JW Marriott Guanacaste:
Tamarine - Asian fusion cuisine with an Oriental atmosphere.
Sabanero - Steakhouse specialties with lowland Guanacaste flavor.
Mansita Restaurant - International restaurant. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Azul Grill - Al Fresco lunch in front of the pool and beach.
ACTIVITIES & ENTERTAINMENT
Daily Activities & Entertainment:
Biking trail, hiking kayaking, river rafting, surfing and volleyball
TripAdvisor Web Reviews
Based on 2760reviews
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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
PEACEFUL & PRIVATE (BUT CLOSE ENOUGH TO TOWN)
Ryan C,
Tue Jun 19 14:09:34 EDT 2018
SUMMARY: Just returned from a 4 night stay at the JW Marriott Guancaste. After previously reading prior reviews I knew going in the resort was somewhat remote but after all it seems most things are in Costa Rica. The resort has plenty to do and you could never leave and have a marvelous time celebrating a honeymoon or simply spending time with family. However, if being trapped at a resort is not your definition of fun then you are in luck because the JW is just 25 minutes drive (depending on pothole conditions) to the North to the hopping town of Tamarindo (surfing, fishing, shopping or whatever else) or 10 minutes drive to the South to the rustic beach side eats at Lolas. TRANSPORTATION: We made several trips to town during our stay and if you intend to venture outside the walls (not really any walls) then I highly recommend you get a rental vehicle. The rates are fairly inexpensive and we rented a Toyota Prado (land cruiser) for 8 nights and it was about $550 plus fuel. Hotel rates are about $20 roundtrip/$12.00 one way to Tamarindo during the shuttle hours and more early morning or late afternoon which requires a taxi. FOOD. Everything we had at the resort was reasonably priced (actually better than a comparable JW Marriott in Florida) and breakfast was fantastic. Unless you have extremely big appetites and want to gain weight on your trip then I suggest you just order off the menu which we did each morning. Our bill for a family of 5 was around $75 each morning versus $150 for the buffet. We didn't eat dinner at the resort but based upon what I saw and smelled I am sure it would be a equally good experience. ACTIVITIES. The resort offers a lengthy list of daily activities if you want to do stuff within the resort and also can schedule Water and Land excursions outside the resort. While I reviewed the hotel offerings I booked our activities direct and based upon other reviews which saved us a few dollars from the resorts price list. I highly recommend the sunset cruise on Marlin Del Ray ($85 pp) and Steve with Go Fish Costa Rica for your fishing activities. TRAVEL TIP. If you are a Marriott rewards member (Silver) you qualify for 10% off everything at the hotel which can add up to some serious savings. In addition, if you get the rewards card you can get 100k points within the first 3 months which is enough to cover at least 2 nights (it was 160k points) for 4 nights. You also get free Wifi as a rewards member and free upgrade. NEGATIVES. Its a family resort so if you don't want to be around kids then you might opt for an adults only resort. The Beach is nice but not really conducive for swimming. During low tide it was fun to walk about the rocks and find critters swimming in the tidal pools. They have a small area designated for swimming but only saw one person take that challenge. If you want to go out for early morning swims then stay in town or find another resort with a protected cove. CONCLUSION. Would definitely stay again. If you want to walk to town then this isn't the resort for you but if you don't mind a short ride then you can't go wrong with the JW.

Outstanding service and grounds
Keegan D,
Mon Jun 18 15:41:19 EDT 2018
My wife and I visited on our honeymoon and it was incredible! We arrived to a fruit basket in our room along with a bed covered in roses. Our bags were carted to our room along with a great discussion with the employee who told us all about the surrounding area. During our time there, we ended up befriending several of the employees and they were outstanding! The service is world-class. The restaurants were delicious. Truly, we were in paradise!

Outstanding Rooms and Service
James P, Wyandotte, Michigan
Mon Jun 18 09:51:07 EDT 2018
This hotel is one of the nicest hotels I have ever stayed at. The rooms were immaculate with Jacuzzi tubs, private toilet separate from the rest of the bathroom. The guest service people were overly polite to the point that after the maid service had serviced our room, another person came with a cart and asked if the maid service had missed anything and was there anything else we might need. My wife and I were on a tour with Caravan Tours so breakfast and dinner buffets were provided and both were excellent. If you want to be treated like royalty, this would be a hotel for you. I would also recommend Caravan Tours, but that should be a separate review.

A great family spot
Stravi20, Houston, Texas
Sun Jun 17 18:21:36 EDT 2018
We loved the availability of services and the kindness of the staff. We used their sitter services, massage area and walked throughout all the beach area. Right in front of the hotel it is difficult to bathe in the ocean (too many rocks) but to the left, after walking for 10 minutes you will find a nice spot. Then again, the pool is rather nice too. We had a rental vehicle so we were able to explore around the Hacienda, and near by beach area.

Wonderful Stay!
bcbrack, Charleston, South Carolina
Sun Jun 17 17:47:36 EDT 2018
For the beautiful, friendly check-in to the amazing rooms service to every deliciosos meal in between!! Our expectations for a nice 5 day vacay were superseceded by this wonderful stay. Do yourself a favor and book an evening meal at Tamarine and request Alejandro as your server. Then Head to the bar across the way for a night cap with Olgar. The room service is the best around. We got engaged on our garden view terrace then were greeted with a bottle of chamgne. Day tríps to tamarindo and a beautiful dinner at Pangas. ATVS to flamingo beach. You can not go wrong with a stay on the west sude of beautiful Costa Rica!



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