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, pool umbrellas, sun loungers

Overview of JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort and Spa

JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort and Spa

5 out of 5

4.5/5 Wonderful

Guests rated this property 4.8/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Parking included
  • Pet friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Spa
  • Restaurant

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Personal protective equipment
Playa Mansita, Hacienda Pinilla, Tamarindo, Guanacaste, 50309

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationMansita Beach2 min walk
  • Popular LocationPlaya Róbalo5 min walk
  • Popular LocationHacienda Pinilla Golf Course14 min walk
  • AirportTamarindo (TNO)26 min drive

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About this area

Tamarindo

Located in Tamarindo, JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort and Spa is next to a golf course and on the beach. While the natural beauty of Mansita Beach and Tamarindo Beach can be enjoyed by anyone, those looking for an activity can check out Hacienda Pinilla Golf Course. Traveling with kids? Consider Canopy Vista Tamarindo and Tamarindo Church. Discover the area's water adventures with jet skiing and kayaking nearby, or enjoy the great outdoors with ecotours and ziplining.

What's nearby

  • Mansita Beach - 2 min walk
  • Playa Róbalo - 5 min walk
  • Avellana Beach - 5 min walk
  • Hacienda Pinilla Golf Course - 14 min walk
  • Playa Lagartillo - 17 min drive

Getting around

  • Daniel Oduber Intl. Airport (LIR) - 96 min drive

Restaurants

  • Tamarine — 1 min walk
  • Mansita — 1 min walk
  • Lola's — 16 min drive

About this property

JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort and Spa

Upscale resort on the beach, with 2 spa tubs
Catch some rays at the beach or spend the day relaxing at JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort and Spa's full-service spa. Then enjoy a meal at one of the resort's 6 restaurants. All 310 soundproofed rooms feature WiFi and pillowtop beds. Guests can enjoy deep soaking tubs, and other standard amenities include balconies, iPod docks, and 24-hour room service. Housekeeping is available on request.
JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort and Spa offers 310 accommodations with iPod docking stations and minibars. Rooms open to balconies or patios. Pillowtop beds feature Egyptian cotton sheets, down comforters, and premium bedding. 36-inch LCD televisions come with premium cable channels. Bathrooms include separate bathtubs and showers with deep soaking bathtubs and rainfall showerheads. Bathrooms are also outfitted with bathrobes, slippers, and designer toiletries.

In-room wired and wireless Internet access is available for a surcharge. Business-friendly amenities include desks, complimentary newspapers, and phones. Additionally, rooms include laptop-compatible safes and espresso makers. In-room massages, hypo-allergenic bedding, and change of towels can be requested. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily.

2 spa tubs are on site along with an outdoor pool. Other recreational amenities include a 24-hour health club.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

SPA by JW 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.

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.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: WiFi (USD 14.99 per 24-hour period), Wired Internet (surcharge)
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free secured, uncovered self parking on site
  • Secured uncovered valet parking on site (USD 10 per night)
  • Limited onsite parking
  • Electric car charging station on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking and van parking available
  • 24-hour roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Airport shuttle on request
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)
  • Free beach shuttle

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast available for a fee daily 7:00 AM–11:00 AM: USD 18-32 for adults and USD 9-18 for children
  • 6 restaurants and 1 coffee shop/café
  • 3 bars/lounges and 1 poolside bar
  • 24-hour room service

Things to do

  • 24-hour fitness center
  • 24-hour pool access
  • 18 holes of golf
  • 2 spa tubs
  • Access to nearby indoor pool
  • Access to nearby outdoor pool
  • Aerobics classes
  • Beach volleyball
  • Beach yoga
  • Bicycle rentals
  • Bike storage
  • Full-service spa
  • Golf driving range
  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Horse riding/rentals
  • Mountain biking
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pilates classes
  • Playground
  • Private picnics
  • Shopping
  • Yoga classes

Family friendly

  • Access to nearby indoor pool
  • Access to nearby outdoor pool
  • Babysitting/childcare (surcharge)
  • Children's games
  • Free children's club
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Free supervised childcare/activities
  • In-room child care (surcharge)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Playground
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Soundproofed rooms

Conveniences

  • ATM/banking services
  • Ballroom
  • Banquet hall
  • Elevator
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Front-desk safe
  • Gift shop/newsstand
  • Reception hall
  • Water dispenser

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Change of bedsheets (on request)
  • Change of towels (on request)
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Golf caddy
  • Golf cart
  • Golf clubhouse
  • Golf clubs
  • Golf lessions with a pro
  • Golf pro shop
  • Hair salon
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Turndown service
  • Wedding services

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Business services

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

Outdoors

  • Beach cabanas (surcharge)
  • Beach loungers
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Beachfront location
  • Garden
  • Outdoor entertainment area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Terrace

Spa

  • 14 treatment rooms
  • Aromatherapy
  • Body scrubs
  • Body treatments
  • Body wraps
  • Couples treatment room(s)
  • Facials
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Massage - deep-tissue
  • Massage - hot stone
  • Massage - on the beach
  • Massage - sports
  • Massage - Swedish
  • Massage - Thai
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Outdoor treatment areas
  • Reflexology
  • Sauna
  • Spa open daily
  • Spa tub
  • Steam room

Accessibility

  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Braille signage
  • Grab bar in bathtub
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • Handrails in stairways
  • In-room accessibility
  • Low-height door lock
  • Low-height electrical outlets in bathroom
  • Low-height view port in door
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Stair-free path to entrance
  • Transfer shower
  • Valet for wheelchair-equipped vehicle
  • Visual fire alarm
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchair-accessible business center
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness center
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible spa
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Wheelchairs available on site

More

  • Beach towels
  • Couples dining
  • Romance packages available
  • Smoke-free property
  • Telescope

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Ceiling fan
  • Down comforter
  • Egyptian cotton sheets
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Pillow-top mattress
  • Premium bedding
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)

Bathroom

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

Entertainment

  • 36-inch Smart TV
  • Cable channels
  • iPod dock
  • Premium channels

Food and drink

  • Champagne service
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Espresso maker
  • Free bottled water
  • Minibar

Outdoor space

  • Balcony

More

  • Connecting rooms available
  • Desk
  • Free newspapers
  • In-room massage
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Laptop-compatible safe
  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Phone
  • Slippers
  • Soundproofing
  • Turndown service

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Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 3:00 PM - anytime
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before noon

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 100 per pet, per stay, plus a deposit of USD 100 per stay
Dogs and cats welcome
1 per room (up to 44 lbs)
Food and water bowls and an off-leash area are available
Service animals are exempt from fees
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! Up to 2 children stay free when using existing bedding
Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 35.0 per night
Free cribs (infant beds)

Property payment types

Important information

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Resort fee: USD 33.9 per accommodation, per night
The resort fee includes:
  • Fitness center access
  • Fitness/yoga classes

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 18 and USD 32 for adults, USD 9 and USD 18 for children (approximately)
  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: USD 14.99 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: USD 14.99 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)
  • Airport shuttle fee: USD 140 per vehicle (one-way, maximum occupancy 4)
  • Uncovered valet parking fee: USD 10 per night
  • Pet deposit: USD 100 per stay
  • Pet fee: USD 100 per pet, per stay
  • Service animals are exempt from fees
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 35.0 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cribs/infant beds
This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, and Diners Club; cash is not accepted
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details 72 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
24-hour pool access
Reservations are required for golf tee times, massage services, and spa treatments; reservations can be made by contacting the property prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms
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
Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section)
A car is not required for transportation to and from this property
Guests under 18 years old are not allowed in the spa
This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly)

Property is 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

Overall score and ratings

4.5

Wonderful

Rating 5 - Excellent. 412 out of 597 reviews
5 - Excellent 69%
Rating 4 - Good. 129 out of 597 reviews
4 - Good 22%
Rating 3 - Okay. 34 out of 597 reviews
3 - Okay 6%
Rating 2 - Poor. 15 out of 597 reviews
2 - Poor 3%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 7 out of 597 reviews
1 - Terrible 1%

4.8/5

Cleanliness

4.6/5

Staff & service

4.4/5

Amenities

4.7/5

Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The property was impeccably maintained, and the staff couldn't be more friendly and helpful. The location is remote; there's nothing nearby to see unless you travel over a bumpy unpaved road to Tamarindo. That said, there are plenty of amenities on property to keep you and your family occupied, including the largest pool in the region.
Stayed 3 nights in Sep 2021

2/5 Poor

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness
Disliked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
First off, the property is extremely isolated so you are basically captive. The restaurants all serve the same food choices and, if you happen to have a special diet like vegetarian, you have like three options. The resturants are only open for dinner from 6-10pm and only one place has lunch and only one location for breakfast. Even the pool bar (and towel service) closes at 5pm! They have a free shuttle to the Beach Club but it too stops at 5pm. Bikes are available, but guess what...stops at 5PM. The staff wants you to order room service for all food and is not accommodating or knowledgeable about the events of the day. For example, we made reservations at the only restaurant that had the meal we wanted in the morning and then 10 minutes before our time, they called and said the restaurant was closed. Very limited events and very poor service.
Stayed 5 nights in Jul 2021

4/5 Good

Traveled with family and small children
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Limited food options at el sabanero restaurant
Stayed 3 nights in Jul 2021

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Very nice resort with beautiful beach
Stayed 4 nights in Jul 2021

4/5 Good

Traveled with family and small children
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities
Great service! However the pool towels really need to be replaced. Also some renovation would go along way. We will definitely be back.
Stayed 6 nights in Jul 2021