JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa

5.0 star rating

Exceptional accommodation with superior facilities and services.

    What to expect (based on 3078 reviews):

    Cleanliness

    Cleanliness-4.5

    Location

    Location-4

    Rooms

    Rooms-4.5

    Service

    Service-4.5

    Value

    Value-4

    5 most recent TripAdvisor reviews:

    Terrific family vacation

    Reviewed by melissal963(Connecticut) on Oct 19, 2019

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			5
			 out of 5

    My families and I stayed at this hotel 2 years ago, and this years we decided to come again we love it so much. The staff of the hotel are so helpful and genuinely care about your experience which really shows . We spent pretty much every day on the beach and drink cocktails ( my favorite) We also booked multiple excursions with Pininos Adventures as our Airport round trip ( reasonable price) with carlos Lopez helps we were able to go to see the wild life ( palo verde river cruise) Deep sea fishing and Atv tours. A great time was had by all - ranging in age from 25 - 65. Carlos answers our email very fast and it was very easy to book with then , he is knowledgeable and he sent us friendly package to enjoy the country . As a note , I would highly recommend to work with Pininos adventures ( family business company & reliable ) we plan to return to Costa Rica soon and stay again to Jw Marriott .

    Worth every penny, minus the beach

    Reviewed by zbrazier(Boston, Massachusetts) on Oct 17, 2019

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			5
			 out of 5

    My boyfriend and I road tripped around various parts of Costa Rica and decided to end our trip with a little luxury at the JW Marriot. And boy, was that the right choice. From the moment we got there, the experience was luxurious and enjoyable and the staff were welcoming and seemed genuinely excited to show us around and provide recommendations both on and off site. The main highlights of this hotel are the pool and the rooms. But the pool, seriously, it’s one of the best I’ve ever been to. It’s big enough that you essentially have your own pool to swim in and can have the romantic, relaxing experience like we wanted, or you can be a family with numerous amounts of high energy kids jumping around. It doesn’t matter. It’s spacious enough that everyone is happy and the drinks can keep coming if you wish. We wished ;) The room was absolutely gorgeous and we weren’t even facing the water, in fact, we faced the jungle and probably had the cheapest room lol. Anyways, the bathroom had a gorgeous tub, a shower with amazing water pressure, and a toilet in a separate room with a door for extra privacy. As for the bedroom, I still think about the bed and those sheets to this day. I wish my bed at home was half as good. Anddddd, the patio we had overlooking the jungle was absolutely massive and stunning. My only reserves about this hotel are the beach which is clearly beautiful (pics attached) TO WALK but is not safe to swim. If I were a parent, there is no way I would let my child go in that water with those rip tides. My boyfriend didn’t even want me to go in after his one and only time (first day, duh) because he said it was extremely dangerous. But the pool more than makes up for it in my opinion, but if swimming at a beach is a dealbreaker, you’ll wanna go off site or find another resort IMO.

    Relaxing!

    Reviewed by Violetbsu() on Oct 09, 2019

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			4
			 out of 5

    We took several couples and enjoyed a nice couple of days in Guanacaste at this resort. The staff were friendly and spoke English, which was super helpful. The food was never-ending and tasted great! I ate so much ceviche!

    Individual ratings:

    Cleanliness

    Cleanliness-4

    Service

    Service-5

    Lovely Resort

    Reviewed by strawberryblonde2018(Superior, Colorado) on Oct 08, 2019

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			4
			 out of 5

    Stayed here in October 2018. The staff was wonderful and the accomodations were lovely. We had an unforgettable trip, truely amazing. The staff made sure we were able to do the things we wanted to do and we couldn't have asked for a better trip.

    Individual ratings:

    Rooms

    Rooms-4

    Service

    Service-5

    Superb Stay! Pura Vida!

    Reviewed by SkyLandSky() on Oct 02, 2019

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			5
			 out of 5

    This JWM was nothing less than spectacular. The staff, facilities, grounds, the hotel itself, etc were SUPERB! I would highly recommend this resort. Mr. Dennis Diaz (front desk/concierge) and Mr. Roberto Maykall (service/restaurant) were so very kind, accommodating, professional and made the stay memorable. They both addressed me by name by the first night and for the duration of my multiple day stay. What can I say they have great memories! You will not be disappointed!

    Individual ratings:

    Rooms

    Rooms-5

    Service

    Service-5

    Value

    Value-5