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What We Love

  • Ocean-view suites with easy access to one of the world’s most iconic beaches
  • Rooftop pool and terrace with unobstructed panoramic views of Copacabana and Leme
  • The Griffin Lounge’s five-story bay window and free amenities make work feel like play

What To Know

  • Touch-and-go cell service in atrium-facing rooms and lobby
  • The poolside bar closes as 10 p.m., even on clear, warm nights
  • WiFi is an additional cost of $16 per day
  • Hotel lobby is undergoing renovations scheduled to conclude on August 15, 2013

Amenities

  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Room Service
  •  Spa
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Overview

Relaxed luxury with spectacular oceanfront views and a crowning open-air terrace

The Look

JW Marriott Rio de Janeiro’s powerful polished stone and tinted glass façade meets the classic Marriott interior, underscored by well-timed tropical accents. Step inside and you find yourself welcomed by a spacious foyer adorned with rose marble and mother-of-pearl tile, with fresh exotic flowers, cozy brocade armchairs in high colonial style, and an abundance of natural light. Executive hot spots such as the Griffin Lounge and the fully equipped subterranean business center impress in regal hues of claret, gold and olive.

Bed and Bath

Clean lines and simple palettes give the rooms a soothing, modern calm. The careful selection of rich exotic hardwoods and airy decor make for a seamless transition from beach to bedroom. Bathrooms range from ample to intimate, with natural stone in bold contemporary contrasts of black and white, offering a truly luxurious feel and generous displays of scented toiletries, including bath salts. Sleep is guaranteed restful in plush beds surrounded by thick walls and light-blocking drapes.

Beyond

Get your endorphins firing as you marvel at the Atlantic views from the 24-hour rooftop fitness center, then head downstairs for a banquet of a breakfast featuring fresh tropical fruit, strong Brazilian coffee, continental classics and regional pastries. Relax with beachside service or settle in by the heated rooftop pool and poolside bar, which offers sweeping panoramic sea views. The 45- to 90-minute spa treatments restore guests with evocative rain forest essences and an array of techniques. The hotel boasts three distinct dining options, including Mediterranean and American fare at Terraneo, and one of Rio’s top Japanese places at Taiyou Sushi & Sake Bar (reservations suggested), which offers such inventive dishes as Bahia-inspired bobô de camarão spring rolls. The first floor offers a place to unwind in an American-style sports bar with one of the top-notch caipirinhas.

In the Area

The hotel’s prize location means crossing the street to soak in the rays at Copacabana Beach, quick access to the neighborhood’s many treats, and a short cab ride to other must-visit spots such as sophisticated Leblon, lost-in-time Santa Teresa and the lively night scene in Lapa. Just around the corner, you can treat yourself to fine leather goods, exotic fruit smoothies at Bibi, and a luscious Kopenhagen truffle or three to ease any lingering stress. Just don’t spoil your appetite — Adega Pérola awaits you with an authentic array of more than 100 Portuguese-inspired seafood tapas. Or, try family-friendly Brazilian dishes at Santa Satisfação. Also be sure to check out Rio’s swish boutiques along nearby Ipanema’s Garcia d’Avila Street, especially Isabela Capeto, a hidden (geographically, anyway) fashion oasis offering original upscale designs uniquely rooted in Brazil’s rich textile traditions. Cap off the day by heading over to Arpoador to join in the beloved carioca tradition of applauding the sun as it sets, rounded out with the best draft beer in the city at the ocean-facing Astor. Snap your fingers to live samba deep into the night just blocks from your room at Bip Bip, a 194-square-foot neighborhood institution that honors good music above all else. And if you get caught up in the sound and forget dinner, Cervantes serves the best sandwiches in town until 4 a.m. The meat is thick. The bread is thin. Don’t pass up the pineapple.

How to Get There

JW Marriott Hotel Rio de Janeiro
Avenida Atlantica, 2600 - Copacabana
Rio de Janeiro, 22041-001 Brazil

Reviews

4.5 Very Good 2607 Reviews
Excellent
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

By far one of the best hotels I've stayed in. Whenever i travel to Rio, i'll definitely staying in Marriott. The staff, everything is exceptional.

The view from the terrace of Copacabana beach is worth it.

Keep up the great work.

Great Service
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed once again at the JW Rio and received great service. Special call out to Rosemberg, who always knows what I like. The hotel is recently upgraded for electronics and WiFi. The Bonvoy app is great. Be sure to download and ask for all of your services from anywhere. By far, the best breakfast day Rio. This has been my home away from home for many years.

Very nice people
Reviewed 1 month ago

My husband and I came to rio before and after we traveled to the Amazon. We stayed in a different hotel on the front end and JW on the tail end. From the moment we got out of the cab and arrived, we were treated extremely well. The man who stands outside the hotel immediately grabbed our bags, welcomed us, and led us inside. We were exhausted as we had just came on an overnight flight from Manaus. We were concerned (before arriving) that, because of our extremely early arrival, a room wouldn’t be ready yet for us (we just wanted/needed to take a nap). The man that checked us in was so polite and informative. He even upgraded us, and we got into our room immediately. Even though we only stayed here a couple of days, the man we first met who stands outside the hotel has remained as friendly as can be, the original check in man got us pool towels, another guy helped us with directions to the bank to take out cash, etc etc. The breakfast buffet was very nice and had lots of options. The rooftop has an amazing view and has a food truck that offers really good make your own sandwiches. I will say that I have read some other reviews and normally do stay at more boutique hotels when traveling internationally to get a feel for the area, however, the boutique hotel we stayed at on the front end of this trip in Rio had awful staff and lacked any sort of customer service. I would recommend this hotel to anyone!

unparalleled service
Reviewed 1 month ago

Loved the hotel. But this is what I love about Marriotts service. Very consistent in every country. As titanium status we do get upgrades. but what struck me was when I checked in after an all night flight, the check in person asked me "Maam, may I have the privilege of offering you an upgrade to our executive suite? The executive suite was fantastic. We were next to the executive lounge,which was also great. Had free breakfast every morning. and they had a happy hour every evening with wine and appetizers. However, the appetizers was enough to make a meal. Would definitely stay again

Great Location and Lounge
Reviewed 1 month ago

This lovely hotel is smack bang in the middle of Copacabana Beach. The view from my room was spectacular. Check-in was efficient and my room was very nice.

The M Lounge for me was the standout though. Whilst not very big, it was never too packed and I had a full dinner with many choices plus breakfast was excellent too. The Lounge has a giant window which looks out over Copacabana Beach and is a most relaxing way to enjoy your meal.