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JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort and Spa

Upscale beachfront resort with spa, near Mansita Beach

  • Free WiFi in lobby and free parking

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Playa Mansita, Hacienda Pinilla, Tamarindo, 50309, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
8.8.Fabulous.
  • Aside from only a couple of their 5 restaurants being open and some amenities like spa…

    Jul 14, 2021

  • The resort is beautiful and very clean. The service in the restaurants was very poor.…

    Jun 27, 2021

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Official standards

This property advises that it adheres to Commitment to Clean (Marriott) and Ecolab (3rd party expert - Global) cleaning and disinfection practices.

Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • 24 hours Gap period enforced between guest stays -
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Guests rated location

Safe
Quiet
Dining options
Easy parking
Walkable
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Airport transfer
  • Bathtub
  • Non-smoking
  • Gym

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 310 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • On the beach
  • 6 restaurants and 3 bars/lounges
  • Full-service spa
  • Outdoor pool and 2 spa tubs

Feel at home

  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Playground on site
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Children's club (free)
  • Supervised childcare/activities (free)

What’s around

  • On the beach
  • Mansita Beach - 2 min walk
  • Hacienda Pinilla Golf Course - 14 min walk
  • Tamarindo Beach - 11 mi / 17.8 km
  • Flamingo Beach - 18.4 mi / 29.6 km

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Enter dates for 2 guests

Guests
  • Suite, 1 Bedroom, Balcony, Ocean View
  • Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Balcony, Garden View
  • Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Balcony, Ocean View
  • Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Balcony, Oceanfront
  • Suite, 1 Bedroom, Balcony, Garden View
  • Suite, 1 Bedroom, Balcony, Oceanfront
  • Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Balcony, Pool View
  • Deluxe Room, 2 Double Beds, Balcony, Garden View
  • Deluxe Room, 2 Double Beds, Balcony, Pool View
  • Deluxe Room, 2 Double Beds, Balcony, Ocean View
  • Deluxe Room, 2 Double Beds, Balcony, Oceanfront
  • Presidential Suite, 1 Bedroom, Balcony, Oceanfront

Location

Playa Mansita, Hacienda Pinilla, Tamarindo, 50309, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
  • On the beach
  • Mansita Beach - 2 min walk
  • Hacienda Pinilla Golf Course - 14 min walk

What’s around

Landmarks

  • On the beach
  • Mansita Beach - 2 min walk
  • Hacienda Pinilla Golf Course - 14 min walk
  • Tamarindo Beach - 11 mi / 17.8 km
  • Flamingo Beach - 18.4 mi / 29.6 km

Getting around

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

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 310 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 5 floors

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-anytime
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

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 stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
  • Babysitting/childcare*
  • Free children's club

Pets

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

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms*

Transfers

  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*

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

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Taking the kids?

  • Children's club (free)
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Supervised childcare/activities (free)

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • 6 restaurants
  • 3 bars/lounges
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Poolside bar
  • 24-hour room service
  • Water dispenser

Things to do

  • Fitness classes on site
  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Golf driving range on site
  • Hiking/biking trails on site
  • Horse riding/rental on site
  • Mountain biking on site
  • Pilates classes on site
  • Playground on site
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby

Working away

  • Business center
  • Number of meeting rooms - 2
  • Conference space
  • Conference space size (feet) - 10000
  • Conference space size (meters) - 929
  • Conference center
  • Computer station

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Hair salon
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop

Facilities

  • Number of buildings/towers - 2
  • Year Built - 2009
  • Elevator
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace

Accessibility

  • Braille or raised signage
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible public bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Valet for wheelchair-equipped vehicle
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible spa
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness centre
  • Wheelchair-accessible meeting spaces/business centre
  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • Visual alarms in hallways
  • Handrails in stairways
  • Wheelchairs available on site
  • Braille signage
  • Lowered electrical outlets in bathroom
  • Lowered peephole/view port in door
  • Lowered locks/deadbolt
  • Grab bar - in bathtub
  • Transfer shower
  • Visual fire alarm

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts

  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ceiling fan
  • Minibar
  • Espresso maker
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding
  • Pillowtop mattress

Things to enjoy

  • In-room massage available
  • Balcony or patio

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Deep soaking bathtub
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • 36-inch LCD TV
  • Premium TV channels
  • IPod docking station

Stay connected

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

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water

More

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

Special features

Spa

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.

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 pool and 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.

Recreation

On Site

  • Fitness classes on site
  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Golf driving range on site
  • Hiking/biking trails on site
  • Horse riding/rental on site
  • Mountain biking on site
  • Pilates classes on site
  • Playground on site
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site

Nearby

  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby

Small print

Also known as

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

Optional extras

Uncovered valet parking costs USD 10 per night

Rollaway beds are available for USD 35.0 per night

Breakfast costs between USD 18 and USD 32 for adults, and USD 9 and USD 18 for children (approximately)

Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 100 per pet, per stay

Service animals exempt from fees

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 140 per vehicle (one-way, Maximum occupancy 4)

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)

Wired Internet access is available in guestrooms for an extra charge

Area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Policies

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.

For details on pet restrictions, contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Pool open 24-hours

Guests under 18 years old are not allowed in the spa.

Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cribs/infant beds.

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 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).

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

For transfers, guests must contact the property 72 hours prior to arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Reservations are required for golf tee times, massage services, and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:

Pet deposit: USD 100 per stay

  • Resort fee: USD 33.9 per accommodation, per night

Resort fee inclusions:

  • Fitness center access
  • Fitness/yoga classes

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs

  • Yes, JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort and Spa does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • 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 gives staff personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's free self parking. Parking spots may be limited. Electric vehicle charging is available.
  • Yes, there's an outdoor pool. Guests have 24-hour pool access.
  • 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.
  • You can check in from 3:00 PM - anytime. Check-out time is noon. Contactless check-out is available.
  • Yes, there are 6 onsite restaurants, featuring alfresco dining, Asian cuisine, and garden views. Nearby restaurants include Lola's (5 mi).
  • Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 140 per vehicle one-way.
  • No, this resort doesn't have a casino, but Casino Diria (20-min drive) is 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 beach cabanas, a garden, and access to a nearby outdoor pool.
8.8.Fabulous.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Un lindo hotel, muy buen servicio buena comida, lo recomiendo 100%

    1 night family trip, May 15, 2021

    Verified Hotels.com guest review

  • 10.0.Exceptional

    I liked the kindness of restaurant employees. they were very considerate and liked to joke around. Also the food from the steakhouse was well worth the money. it was plated, gorgeous. and it was very delicious. I loved our room even though their wasn't a microwave haha. I loved the area. it was very beautiful seeing the ocean and the pool was amazing. we had to leave a little early because of a family emergency. they work with us. overall i will diffidently be coming back to them.

    7 night romance trip, Apr 15, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Our Deluxe King Pool View room (208) was awesome with an amazing breakfast for two. Every meal we had was excellent and Dallas prices. Service was over the top everywhere we went, from Alfredo the bellmen, to Maikal in the office, to Katherine at breakfast, to Dennis at the poolside bar, the the immaculate housekeeping daily, to the amazing Infiniti pool overlooking the ocean, beautiful sunrises, sunsets, and moonrises! We will be back soon’ Gracias!

    5 night romance trip, Feb 21, 2021

    Verified Expedia guest review

  • 4.0.Fair

    Service is the worst not enought personal. Room service misses items or sends incorrect orders. One day the order delayed 2 hours. The food was for my kids and they had no dinner because food came too late. This is not what the hotel was months ago where they had a great service. We also recieved a bad egg order upon breakfast. Eggs were rotten.

    3 night family trip, Jan 2, 2021

    Verified Expedia guest review

  • 6.0.Good

    Great service, horrible food and dining

    The food was horrible...almost everyone made this comment, we just had to return dinners. We were paying 700.00 per day. The facility was nowhere close to that quality and service. It’s a desolate location, no other dining options. Their smoothies we ordered, unlike what have experienced in Costa Rica, not fresh fruit, looked like a mixture poured from a bottle. The menu is 5 star expensive. I would never go back to that place!!!!

    Bill, 2 night trip, Dec 29, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Awesome facility located within an Hacienda, extremely comfortable with very gentle and customer oriented employees.

    Luis, 4 night family trip, Dec 24, 2020

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  • 6.0.Good

    Over priced for what is provided. Charging as a 5 star hotel when in fact it’s more of a 4. Place has charm and the people are very pleasant but rooms are outdated. Road leading to hotel is horrible.

    9 night trip, Dec 24, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Fantastic views. Pool was brilliant Employees were fantastic

    4 night family trip, Dec 6, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    The best place to stay!

    Service it’s excellent!!

    Jorge, 2 night family trip, Dec 4, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    The property and service was five star. The staff was friendly and helpful. The room, pool are grounds are beautiful.

    Ken, 7 night family trip, Nov 28, 2020

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