As one of Costa Rica's few large-scale resorts, the extensive amenities and impeccable grounds are where the 4-star Los Suenos Marriott Ocean & Golf Resort truly shines. The Spanish-colonial details throughout give the feel of a sprawling hacienda rather than a chain resort. Rooms are light and airy but without the detailed decor of the rest of the resort -- this is a place for vacationers who won't be in the room enough to notice.
The jewel of the property is the gigantic pool area, a "complex maze with a host of small bridges connecting islands of chaise lounges and lush gardens, interspersed with secret grottoes and quiet corners," (Frommer's) designed to conjure images of Venetian canals and dotted with swim-up bars. The resort's other calling card is the 18-hold championship golf course designed by Ted Robinson, a rare find compared with surrounding resorts.
Three restaurants, a poolside grill and multiple bars and lounges provide extensive dining options. Some are open late, though these can be pricey options. There are five restaurants within walking distance of the resort, including a bakery and a marina-front restaurant.
The ocean views are stunning and well worth the upgrade to an oceanview room overlooking the calm waters. The beach is rocky -- great for an evening stroll, but daytime beach goers should grab a cab for the 10- to 30-minute drive to gorgeous surrounding beaches. These include Playa Jaco, a lively atmosphere; Playa Hermosa, a white-sand beach popular with surfers; and Manual Antonio National Park, an hour's drive but home to some of the country's best beaches and wildlife reserves.
From the press:
"Beautiful rooms, stunning architecture, a lovely 18-hole regulation golf course and one of the largest and most unique pools in the country" -- Frommer's
"[The] palatial colonial-style building has a gorgeous view of Herradura Bay and combines modern amenities with traditional Central American decorative motifs" -- Fodor's
Infant cots / cribs
Golf course (on-site)
Sauna / Steam Room
24-hour front desk
24-hour room service
Baby-sitting service on request
Currency exchange / ATM
Express check-in / checkout
Hair salon (fees apply)
Coffee / tea-making facilities
Iron and ironing board
Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas
Wi-Fi in guest rooms (fees apply)
Valet service (fees apply)
Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.
Standard check-in time: 4pm
Standard checkout time: 12pm
Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.
Pets not allowed Check-in time starts at 4pm Check-out time is 12pm
You must present a photo ID when checking in. Your credit card is charged at the time you book. Bed type and smoking preferences are not guaranteed.Your reservation is prepaid and is guaranteed for late arrival. The total charge includes all room charges and taxes, as well as fees for access and booking. Any incidental charges such as parking, phone calls, and room service will be handled directly between you and the property.
Know Before You Go
Reservations are required for golf tee times, massage services, and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the resort prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
Children 12 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.
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.
No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property.
The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
Breakfast fee: USD 31 per person (approximately)
Fee for in-room wireless Internet: USD 12.95 per day (rates may vary)
Fee for in-room high-speed Internet (wired): USD 12.95 per day (rates may vary)
Fee for high-speed Internet (wired) in public areas: USD 12.95 (for 24 hours, rates may vary)
Valet parking fee: USD 6 per day
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.
Mandatory Fees and Taxes
You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:
Deposit: USD 200 per night
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.
Los Suenos Marriott Resort is just over an hour's drive from San Jose International Airport. The hotel does not provide a shuttle service, and taxi fare is about $145 one way, though car rentals and private transportation options are also available.
Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.
You will pay the hotel in the hotel's local currency. The rate displayed (in GBP) is an estimate based on today's currency exchange rate.
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