JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort and Spa

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On the beach, white sand, free beach shuttle, beach cabanas
On the beach, white sand, free beach shuttle, beach cabanas
On the beach, white sand, free beach shuttle, beach cabanas
Outdoor pool, open 6:00 AM to 7:00 PM, pool umbrellas, sun loungers

Overview of JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort and Spa

JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort and Spa

5.0 star property
5-star beachfront resort with spa, near Mansita Beach

9.0/10 Superb

635 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Internet access
  • Pet-friendly
  • Airport transfer
  • Gym
The price is CA $582
Price available on 10/16/2022
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Playa Mansita, Hacienda Pinilla, Tamarindo, Guanacaste, 50309
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • On the beach
  • 6 restaurants and 3 bars/lounges
  • Full-service spa
  • Outdoor pool and 2 spa tubs
  • Breakfast available
  • WiFi in the lobby
  • Free children's club
  • Free supervised childcare
  • Free beach shuttle
  • 24-hour health club
  • Sauna
Feel at home
  • Children stay free
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Playground on site
  • Children's club (free)
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

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About this area

What's nearby

  • On the beach
  • Tamarindo Beach - 34 min drive
  • Conchal Beach - 46 min drive
  • Flamingo Beach - 52 min drive

Getting around

  • Tamarindo (TNO) - 26 min drive
  • Daniel Oduber Intl. Airport (LIR) - 96 min drive
  • Nosara (NOB) - 101 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Free beach shuttle

About this property

JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort and Spa

5-star luxury resort by the ocean
Take advantage of 18 holes of golf, a roundtrip airport shuttle, and a poolside bar at JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort and Spa. This resort is a great place to bask in the sun with a white sand beach, beachfront dining, and beach cabanas. Treat yourself to reflexology, a body treatment, or a manicure/pedicure at the onsite spa. Be sure to enjoy a meal at any of the 6 onsite restaurants, which feature Asian cuisine and garden views. The 24-hour health club offers yoga classes and Pilates classes; other things to do include beach yoga, mountain biking, and horseback riding. In-room WiFi (surcharge) is available to all guests, along with a terrace and shopping on site.
Additional perks include:
  • An outdoor pool with sun loungers and pool umbrellas
  • Free self parking, plus valet parking (surcharge)
  • Cooked-to-order breakfast (surcharge), bike rentals, and an electric car charging station
  • A front desk safe, wedding services, and a 24-hour front desk
  • Guest reviews speak highly of the pool
Room features
All 310 rooms boast comforts such as 24-hour room service and premium bedding, as well as thoughtful touches like laptop-compatible safes and laptop-friendly workspaces.
More amenities include:
  • Childcare services and free infant beds
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding, Egyptian cotton sheets, and pillowtop mattresses
  • Bathrooms with rainfall showers and designer toiletries
  • 36-inch Smart TVs with premium channels
  • Balconies or patios, wardrobes/closets, and coffee/tea makers

Languages

English, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
Property is disinfected with electrostatic spray
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Guest accommodations are sealed after cleaning
Follows standard cleaning and disinfection practices of Commitment to Clean (Marriott)
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Ecolab (3rd party expert - Global)

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually-wrapped food options available through room service
Reservations are required for the use of certain onsite facilities
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 310 units
  • Arranged over 5 floors

Arriving/Leaving

  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM - anytime
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); to arrange pick-up, guests must contact the property 72 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Children

  • Up to 2 children (12 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
  • Babysitting*
  • Free supervised childcare
  • Free children's club

Pets

  • Pets allowed (dogs and cats only, 1 per room, up to 44 lbs)*
  • Service animals welcome
  • Restrictions apply*
  • Food and water bowls and off-leash area available

Internet

  • WiFi in public areas*
  • WiFi in rooms*

Parking

  • Free secured, uncovered onsite self parking
  • Secured uncovered onsite valet parking (USD 10 per night)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking and van parking on site
  • Onsite parking limited
  • Electric vehicle charging point on site

Transfers

  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours)*

Offsite

  • Free beach shuttle

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7:00 AM–11:00 AM
  • 6 restaurants
  • 3 bars/lounges
  • Poolside bar
  • Coffee shop
  • Private dining
  • Private picnics
  • 24-hour room service
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Water dispenser

Traveling with children

  • Children stay free
  • Free children's club
  • Playground
  • Free supervised childcare/activities
  • Children's menu
  • Children's games

What to do

  • On the beach
  • Free beach shuttle
  • Beach yoga
  • Fitness classes
  • Pilates classes
  • Beach volleyball
  • Pro golf lessons
  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Horse riding/rentals
  • Shopping
  • Free beach club nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golf lessons nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Ziplining nearby

Working away

  • Business center
  • 2 meeting rooms
  • Computer station
  • Conference center (10000 square feet of space)

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Hair salon
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Beach cabanas (surcharge)
  • Free beach shuttle
  • Bicycle rentals
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Beach towels
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Bike storage
  • Golf caddy on site
  • Golf cart on site
  • Golf clubs on site
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas

Facilities

  • 2 buildings/towers
  • Built in 2009
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour health club
  • 18 holes of golf
  • Golf driving range on site
  • An outdoor pool
  • Full-service spa
  • Golf clubhouse on site
  • Golf pro shop on site
  • 2 spa tubs
  • Sauna
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Steam room

Accessibility

  • Braille/raised signage
  • Elevator
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Valet for wheelchair-equipped vehicle
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible spa
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness center
  • Wheelchair-accessible business center
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Visual alarms in hallways
  • Handrails in stairways
  • Wheelchairs available on site
  • Lowered electrical outlets in bathroom
  • Lowered peephole/view port in door
  • Lowered locks/deadbolt
  • Grab bar in bathtub
  • Transfer shower
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Stair-free path to entrance

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • IPod docking station
  • 36-inch Smart TV
  • Premium cable channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Ceiling fan
  • Minibar
  • Espresso maker
  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding
  • Pillowtop mattress
  • Free crib/infant bed
  • Rollaway/extra bed (surcharge)

What to enjoy

  • In-room massage
  • Balcony or patio

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Deep soaking bathtub
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste (on request)
  • Toilet paper

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free newspapers
  • WiFi (surcharge)
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Champagne service
  • Free bottled water

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features

Spa

The onsite spa has 14 treatment rooms including rooms for couples and outdoor treatment areas. Massages are available on the beach and in the spa; other services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, and sports massages. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy, hydrotherapy, and reflexology. The spa is equipped with a sauna, a spa tub, and a steam room.

The spa is open daily. Guests under 18 years old are not allowed in the spa.

Dining

Tamarine - Overlooking the pool and garden, this restaurant specializes in Asian cuisine and serves dinner only. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting).
Mansita - This poolside family restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, and light fare. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). A children's menu is available. Reservations are required. Open daily.
Sabanero - Overlooking the garden, this fine-dining restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves dinner only. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). A children's menu is available. Reservations are required. Open daily.
Azul Grill - This beachfront bistro specializes in local and international cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). A children's menu is available. Reservations are required. Open daily.

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • Resort fee: USD 33.9 per accommodation, per night
  • Resort fee inclusions:
    • Fitness center access
    • Fitness/yoga classes

Optional extras

  • WiFi is available in guestrooms for USD 14.99 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)
  • WiFi is available in public areas for USD 14.99 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)
  • Breakfast costs between USD 18 and USD 32 for adults, and USD 9 and USD 18 for children (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 140 per vehicle (one-way, maximum occupancy 4)

Children & extra beds

  • In-room babysitting is available for an extra charge
  • Rollaway beds are available for USD 35.0 per night
  • Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cribs/infant beds

Pets

  • Service animals exempt from fees
  • Pet deposit: USD 100 per stay
  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 100 per pet, per stay

Parking

  • Uncovered valet parking costs USD 10 per night

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Pool access available from 6:00 AM to 7:00 PM
  • Guests under 18 years old are not allowed in the spa
  • Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; guestroom doors are sealed after cleaning; the property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available; masks are required in public areas; reservations are required for some onsite facilities.

Contactless check-out is available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Individually-wrapped food options are available through room service.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of Commitment to Clean (Marriott).

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Ecolab (3rd party expert - Global).

Policies

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit on site.

This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

JW Marriott Guanacaste Pinilla
JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort Pinilla
JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort
JW Marriott Guanacaste
Jw Marriott Guanacaste And Spa
JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort Tamarindo
Resort JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort and Spa Tamarindo
Tamarindo JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort and Spa Resort
Resort JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort and Spa
JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort and Spa Tamarindo
JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort
JW Marriott Guanacaste Tamarindo
JW Marriott Guanacaste
JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort Spa
Jw Marriott Guanacaste And Spa
JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort and Spa Resort
JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort and Spa Tamarindo
JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort and Spa Resort Tamarindo

Frequently asked questions

Does JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort and Spa offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort and Spa does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort and Spa?
As of 24 Sept 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort and Spa on 16 Oct 2022 start from CA $582, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort and Spa?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort and Spa?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool. Guests have pool access from 6:00 AM to 7:00 PM.
Are pets allowed at JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort and Spa?
Yes, cats and dogs are welcome, with a limit of 1 per room and maximum weight of 44 lbs per pet. There's a charge of USD 100 per pet, per stay, and there's also a deposit of USD 100 per stay. Service animals are exempt from fees. Dog exercise areas and food and water bowls are available.
Is parking offered on site at JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort and Spa?
Yes, there's free self parking. Parking spots may be limited. Electric vehicle charging is available.
Is airport shuttle service offered by JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort and Spa?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 140 per vehicle one-way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort and Spa?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - anytime. Check-out time is noon. Contactless check-out is available.
Is there an onsite casino at JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort and Spa?
No, this resort doesn't have a casino, but Casino Diria (20-min drive) is nearby.
What is there to do at JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort and Spa and nearby?
Have fun with onsite activities like horseback riding, mountain biking, and volleyball. Additional recreation onsite includes aerobics, Pilates, and yoga. Indulge in a treatment at the spa and soothe your senses in one of the 2 spa tubs. JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort and Spa also has 3 bars, an outdoor pool, and a 24-hour health club, as well as a sauna, beach cabanas, and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort and Spa?
Yes, there are 6 onsite restaurants, featuring alfresco dining, Asian cuisine, and garden views. Nearby restaurants include Lola's (5 mi) and Jalapeno Eatery & Market (6.4 mi).
Does JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort and Spa have rooms with private spa tubs?
Yes, each room has a deep soaking bathtub.
Does JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort and Spa have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a balcony or patio.
What's the area around JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort and Spa like?
JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort and Spa is located on the waterfront, a short 1-minute walk from Nicoya Peninsula and 14 minutes' walk from Hacienda Pinilla Golf Course.

Overall score and ratings

9.0

Superb

9.6/10

Cleanliness

9.2/10

Staff & service

8.6/10

Amenities

9.4/10

Property conditions & facilities

8.6/10

Eco-friendliness

8/10 Very good

It was a pleasure to stay at resort! The staff was kind ,assertive and quick to assist with any needs!
Angelo, 5-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Thank you. It was great
Christopher, 4-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

4/10 Fair

Massive resort with no shade and a strange, unthoughtful layout. Refrigerator was broken the whole time despite calls to maintenance for repair. Food was bland and incredibly expensive. There are many great restaurants in Avellanas and Playa Negra, but if you don’t have a car, it will be a $50 cab ride each way. The pool bar closed the kitchen early and would not serve late afternoon snacks despite it’s posted open ours which extend to 5pm. “Ocean view” room was a peek a boo view through palm trees. Housekeeping was awesome (loved the extra touches) and overall cleanliness is amazing (par for the course for CR).
Michael, 7-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

The property and the pool are beautiful! All of the staff was amazingly nice and everything is kept so perfect and clean.
Michele, 6-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Awesome place
Kapil, 9-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Tiesong, 8-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

The staff was very friendly. Everyone genuinely seemed to want to make the stay pleasant. The beach was awesome.
John, 4-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Awesome sunsets, the pool was fantastic
Franck, 3-night trip
Verified Orbitz guest review

8/10 Very good

Food options are significantly limited Visual beach experience varies widely with high tide and low tide .
Ram, 4-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

4/10 Fair

Unfortunately, this property has gone way downhill. From the landscaping to the waitstaff to the food. As a matter of fact, you’re basically trapped an hour away from everything with the inability to get anywhere for less than a $96 cab ride. I have traveled all over the world and quite honestly I’ve never been more disappointed in my decision to stay at a JW. Typically, JW is one of the best chain resorts you can find at a relatively reasonable upscale price. Save your effort and energy and book at the W or Westin. It’s much closer to things and the properties are far superior than JW. I stayed at JW for 9 days and didn’t have one decent meal. Not one….and I can assure you, I’m not a food snob. The food was always over cooked or undercooked but mostly undercooked. When you order a steak or a burger, at medium well it would come bleeding. At one point I ordered room service in the morning and received fruit from another room that had already been eaten along with jam that was already opened and used. It was really quite disgusting especially considering Covid. I did voice my complaints several times but it basically fell on deaf ears. The staff is simply doing the very bare minimum job that they can do. No longer do they meet or exceed expectations. Which quite honestly is some thing that you would expect from a JW. While I loved Costa Rica, I would not stay at the JW property ever again. I am beyond disappointed.
Wendy, 9-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review