JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa

Playa Mansita Hacienda Pinilla, Santa Cruz Costa Rica (CRI)
4.5 Star Property

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Local Attractions

Zip-Linig, Horseback ridding, Golf, Spa, Snorkeling, Cruise, Deep sea Fishing, surfing, Palo Verde Natiola Park, Shopping, Bikking

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Verified Reviews of JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa

Below are the verified reviews from guests that we have booked recently:
"three star hotel at best."
Overall Score3.0/ 5
The only thing five star about this resort was the price. Pros: clean, nice rooms, on the beach. Cons: location was far from everything and concierge refused to help you do anything or go anywhere because they wanted you to use their third party tour group for $$$$$. Apparently there is a free beach club a mile away, but didn't find out about that our last day and from another guest. When I went to ask the third party tour group for info, they told me to look online. Concierge would literally not call us a cab and told us to go talk to the third party. food was mediocre to bad. housekeeping was spotty, not replacing things like toilet paper or coffee sometimes. staff ranged from great to terrible. It was a total toss up from person to person.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
27-Feb-2020 Verified Review, stayed from Thu Feb 20 to Fri Feb 28 2020 at a $227.01 average nightly rate.
4.5 out of 5. Based on 3083 guest reviews

Property Description

The JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa, located in Hacienda Pinilla, Guanacaste, offers the comfort of the modern world in combination with a solid position as one of the best resorts in Costa Rica, Central and South America. It combines colors, textures and key elements that identify the local heritage with a unique style called rustic luxury.Chosen by Travel+Leisure magazine in 2010 as one of the top ten hotels in the region, the resort has been also awarded by other magazines as World´s best resorts by Conde Nast (one of the most important publications in the world of the tourism industry); and one of the Top Five Spa's in Central & South America by Spa Magazine, a respected publication in the Spa industry.The resort has a perfect infrastructure and trained personal to handle all kind of events and theme parties. Beautiful gardens, patios, terraces and salons are ideal scenarios for guest to enjoy unique experiences and take memories that would lasts the lifetime. •LOCATION: Our beautiful resort is situated on a secluded beach, Mansita Beach which is awarded with the “Bandera Azul Ecológica”. This means that our beach is 100% pure and clean.•DESIGN: With our 310 luxuriously appointed guestrooms, including 20 One Bedroom Suites, we have already been labeled as one of the most exclusive and lush resorts in Latin America.•MEETING SPACE: We offer 7500 square feet of state of art indoor meeting space. Our outdoor function space thorough the resort includes Mansita Beach, our amazing Infinity Pool Area, Roof Gardens..etc•FLAVOURS: Our international experienced Executive Chef provides an exquisite cuisine in our 4 restaurants: Tamarine (Asian Fusion); Sabanero (Steak house), Azul Pool Grill (Mediterranean) and Mansita (International).•AMUSEMENT: It features a free flowing pool that covers 25.000 square feet of area providing a combination of private alcoves for couples and fun filled excitement for families. •RELAXATION: Our 20.000 square feet full service Spa includes 18 treatment rooms, beauty parlor, deluxe “palapas” for outdoor massages, sauna, steam room and high tech gym.•GOLF: An 18-hole championship golf course neighbors our hotel and features a challenging experience with breathtaking views of flourishing landscapes of the Pacific Ocean. It is the only golf course with the Audubon Society Certification in Costa Rica.

Green Sustainability

Reuse of towels and sheets in case guest complies with this policyRecycling of plastic, paper, and tonnersSavings on energy, and waterUsed waters are treated in a special area and not throw at sea. We have been awarded with the "Blue Flag" certificate from the Costa Rican government. Attached a documentNon toxic paintUse of organic products in restaurants, gift shop and Spa

Details / Other Expenses

Check In: 12:00
Check Out: 15:00
Year of Last Renovation: 2017
Floors: 5
Rooms: 310
Corridors: All Rooms Have Interior Hallways
Non Smoking Rooms: 310
Handicap Rooms: 5
Rooms with 1 Bed: 175
Suites: 21
Room Windows: Windows Do Open
Cleaning Frequency: Daily
Meeting Rooms: 1 View Spaces
Meeting Space: 7152 sq. feet
Banquet Space: Holds 400 people
Dist. to Food/Bars: 5.0 Mi
Dist. to 24hr Restaurant: On-site
Dist. to Nearest Gym: On-site
Lounge/Bar Hours: 4 pm - 1 am
Pool Info:
Our Outdoor Pool opens 24 hours a day, never closes. It stars from the lobby all the way to the beach with an infinity edge.
Ownership: Hotel Real de Pinilla S.A.
Policies / Expenses
on request
Nightly Parking: 0
Typical Group Deposit: $10,000.00
Total Taxes: 13.00%
Total Misc Fees: $0.00 USD
(mandatory resort fees/taxes)
VAT: Value Added Tax: 13.00 VAT % Inclusive
Food and Beverage Tax: 13.00%
Audio Visual Tax: 13.00%
Resort/Hotel Fee: 0.00 Per Night (NA)
Parking Fee: 0.00 Per Night (complimentary)
Porterage Fee: 9.00 Per Person (in&out)
Gym Fee: 0.00 Per Day (complimentary)
Additional Person Fee: 40.00 Per Person
Rooms Wireless Internet Fee: 14.95 Per Day
Rooms Wired Internet Fee: 14.95 Per Day
Meeting Wireless Internet Fee: 14.95 Per Day
Meeting Wired Internet Fee: 14.95 Per Day
Food and Beverage Service Charge: 10.00%
Audio Visual Service Charge: 10.00%
Banquet Bartender Fees: 300.00 Per Hour
Avg. Continental Breakfast Cost: 19.00 Per Person
Avg. Plated Breakfast Cost: 25.00 Per Person
Avg. Buffet Breakfast Cost: 32.00 Per Person
Avg. Plated Lunch Cost: 42.00 Per Person
Avg. Buffet Lunch Cost: 55.00 Per Person
Avg. Boxed Lunch Cost: 19.00 Per Person
Avg. Plated Dinner Cost: 65.00 Per Person
Avg. Buffet Dinner Cost: 55.00 Per Person
Morning Break Cost: 17.00 Per Person
Afternoon Break Cost: 17.00 Per Person
Banquet Soda: 4.50 Per Item
Banquet Bottled Water: 5.00 Per Item (small)
Banquet Hosted Bar: 28.00 Per Person/Per Hour
Banquet Reception w Hors d'oeuvres: 45.00 Per Person/Per Hour

Amenities / Features

  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • ATM
  • Baggage storage facilities
  • Breakfast in room
  • Car rental
  • Charge for early check out
  • Child facilities
  • Clothes drying
  • Concierge service
  • Conference facilities
  • Credit card accepted: Mastercard/Visa
  • Credit card accepted: American Express
  • Credit card accepted: Diners Club
  • Currency exchange
  • Dinner available
  • DVD Player
  • Electronic key card
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for the disabled
  • Fax available
  • Fitness and health center
  • Golf course on hotel grounds
  • Hairdryer available
  • Hair dresser
  • Handicap accessible
  • Internet - wireless
  • Internet - ethernet
  • Ironing facilities
  • Jacuzzi
  • Licensed bar
  • Mini bar
  • Movies in room
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • 24 hours opened
  • Office or business center
  • Private bathroom in room
  • Private car parking
  • Private garden grounds
  • Quiet location
  • Radio in room
  • Restaurant
  • 24 hours room service
  • Safe in rooms
  • Sauna
  • Self controlled heating/cooling system
  • Shop
  • Shower
  • Spa
  • Swimming pool - outdoor
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Telephone
  • Telephone in all rooms
  • Television
  • TV - Free Cable
  • Tennis court
  • Terrace
  • TV room
  • Valet Parking
  • Video Games in Room
  • Voicemail
  • Wedding Chapel

Airport & Shuttle Information

Daniel Oduber International48 miles - about 55 minutesOne way Taxi about $80.00

Local Shuttle Info: Shuttle to TamarindoLeave the Resort every 2 hours from 10 am to 6 pm. Last transfer from Tamarindo is 9.30 pmCost Round trip per person : $10

Breakfast Information

Buffet or a la carte available. Cost around $35 per person.

Pet Friendly?

Sorry, pets are not allowed.

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Meeting Rooms and Banquet Rooms at JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa

Below are the meeting, banquet, conference and event spaces at JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa.

Feel free to use the JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa meeting space capacities chart below to help in your event planning. Hotel Planner specializes in Santa Cruz event planning for sleeping rooms and meeting space for corporate events, weddings, parties, conventions, negotiated rates and trade shows.

Meeting Room Name L x W x H
Banquet Space Layout
Crescent Tables Layout
Classroom Meeting Layout
Hollow Square Table Layout
U Shape Meeting Layout
Boardroom Meeting Space
Convention Booth Layout
Theater Layout
Reception Desk for Meeting
Registration Desk for Meeting
Pacuare Ball room 78 x 64 x 18 4992--/260140170--84----/25400300--
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Pacuare Ball room

Room Type:
Total Size:
4992 Sq. Mi
78 x 64 x 18 Ft.
Floor Level:
Ground Level
Natural Light?:
Built In Screens?
Built In Stage?
Built In A/V?
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • Microphone
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Rentals
  • Simultaneous Interpretation
  • Sound System
Half Day Rental:
$1500.00 USD
Full Day Rental:
$3000.00 USD
Photo of Pacuare Ball room

FAQs about JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa

What time is check in?

Check in time is 12:00 based on the hotel's local time. Early check in may be available if requested at the front desk on the day of check-in.

What time is check out?

Check out time is 15:00 based on the hotel's local time. Late check out may be available if requested at the front desk during your stay.

How many rooms does JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa have?

There are 310 sleeping rooms in the hotel.

Is there any meeting space at JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa?

Yes, they have 1 meeting room that can support various table layouts.

What kind of breakfast is at JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa?

Buffet or a la carte available. Cost around $35 per person.

Is there a gym at JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa?

Yes, there is a gym/fitness area available on-site at the property.

Is there a pool at JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa?

Yes, there is a pool on-site at the property. Our Outdoor Pool opens 24 hours a day, never closes. It stars from the lobby all the way to the beach with an infinity edge..


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