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
Just spent a week at the "Resort"....First off the hotel is decent, the grounds are well maintained and the pool is good. For the most part the staff was courteous and professional. The restaurants where average and slightly overpriced. We found better food at the marina.
The Cons…. Avoid the gift shop, holy cow their mark up is like 100%. The resort fee was a bit of shock. Besides some pool time we spent very little time at the hotel. The most annoying thing was the fact that the hotel hosts events and common courtesy goes out the window. 2 of our 6 nights where sleepless because of large parties and loud music till the early morning hours. The hallways echo very loudly so drunks wandering around yelling wake everyone up. I called the front desk several times and was told they would take care of it but they never did. What should of been a relaxing vacation turned very stressful due to lack of sleep.
We will be back to Los Suenos as the fishing is great but we will be avoiding the Marriot at all costs.
Wow...love Andaz, Tulemar and Casa Chameleon, bu there is so much to do here, including walking...little elevation from hotel to all surrounding businesses, etc. Greatpool, nice rooms and excellent staff. States here one night but will be back. Very family friendly, but the pool area is so large that wasn't a problem. Just a great plane and about 1 1/2 hours from SJO...pretty easy drive with a rental car.
A friend of mine who is Costa Rican and visits Los Suenos once a week, treated me to golf and tennis lessons there. I had a wonderful time as the two professional instructors who taught me to play golf and tennis were very friendly. It was my first time playing and I felt they were good teachers as they were very encouraging. The pool area is lovely with a surrounding bar in the pool. The grounds to the hotel are immaculately kept. A beautiful oasis facing the Pacific Coast.
Lifetime Marriott member. Have visited many Marriott resorts around the world. Los Suenos is very nice. One of the better ones where I have stayed. Only reason I didn’t give 5 stars is the beach. It’s not for swimming and muddy. Need to drive or take a cab to find a nice beach. Everything else was great. Pool very nice. Service all around was excellent. Very friendly staff. Food good but some restaurants on property not so good. Zoe for dinner, and the steakhouse I would avoid. Great breakfast. Can walk to marina for other food options. Golf course in decent shape. Greens need to be rolled and fairways in just ok shape. The wild life and jungle was the highlight of the course. Would recommend visiting.
I wouldn’t recommend to swim at the beach as it doesn’t look as nice as other beaches I visited in Costa Rica. However, the pool is very kids-friendly and nice (Costa Rica standard) and hotel room is spacious and well maintained. A typical resort for family travellers.