Los Suenos Marriott Ocean & Golf Resort
What We Love
- The lobby’s high vaulted ceilings and grand Spanish colonial design
- Making the rounds among Sibö Spa’s outdoor Jacuzzi, steam room and sauna
- The impressive 18-hole La Iguana Golf Course
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What To Know
- A 13 percent government tax per night will be collected at the Jetsetter checkout
- Although picturesque, the beach is made of dark volcanic sand
- Night owls should head to Jacó Beach, around 10 minutes away
- Free WiFi
- Golf Course
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
A Spanish colonial palace. Resting alongside 1,100 acres of tropical rainforest and a black sand beach, the lavish hotel is done up with hand-painted floor tiles, towering vaulted ceilings and tropical hardwood and wrought iron detailing. It’s the work of Costa Rica’s most famous architect, Ronald Zurcher, who clearly enjoyed himself at Los Sueños.
Bed and Bath
All 201 guestrooms feel spacious, with yellow tile floors, Spanish colonial–style hardwood furniture and colorful curtains. Most look out at the manicured grounds and on to the mountains, but rooms at the front of the property have private balconies and views of the crescent-shaped bay. Bathrooms are clean and cookie-cutter in colored granite, with stand-alone showers or deep Jacuzzi tubs.
Outside, almond and fruit trees surround a sprawling and intricate system of pools, swim-up bars and an enormous fountain. On the dining front, La Vista restaurant serves a tasty gourmet breakfast (try the patacones with tomato ceviche and the refried beans with a quail egg), while Nuevo Latina focuses on modern Caribbean/South American fusion fare. Golfers shouldn’t miss a round on the Iguana course, ensconced in tropical dry forest, and parents can relax in the Sibö Spa while youngsters play and practice their Spanish in the Tortuga Kids Club.
How to Get There
The staff and hotel were awesome. The coffee shop that’s open 24 hours is great. Bar Ocho had a great strawberry basil mojito I highly recommend. The fish tacos were great as well. The Hacienda Kitchen restaurant was our favorite. I cannot say enough about the staff. Everyone was excellent. Gorgeous pool and hotel. We used Piko Travel for our transportation and tours. They were five star as well.
This was the 3rd time my wife & I have stayed at Los Suenos. The staff here is a big reason we returned. Keyner V. , Madeline M. , Susana B. and Eduardo S. from the front desk delivered impeccable customer service. They truly make you feel appreciated and because of this, we will continue to return. They heard it was our anniversary and they went above and beyond for us with treats and upgrades which really made our visit special. As far as the actual stay, the room was extremely clean. Breakfast at the Hacienda Kitchen was fresh and delicious. We ate breakfast here every morning on our 4-day trip. The waiters were attentive and always offered takeaway coffees which were very nice. For me, coming from FL, the beach was refreshing to see and experience. If you want a white sand beach for sandcastles, this may not be the spot for you but the resort itself is worth it 100%. We relaxed in the cabanas with drink services delivered directly to us while listening to the ocean. If you want relaxation, this is the place to go to.
Check in was good and friendly but check out was the opposite, the person was very unfriendly so we gave up to ask for an explanation about the extra charges and credits. Spa has a very are very good service same as the restaurants, food is delicious specially in Bar 8. Pool bar staff didn’t have a good customer service. Rooms are very clean with good amenities. As a tip, call for an early clean up of your room, otherwise you have to wait almost till 4 pm.