OK, hive mind: assuming that I have to go to Costa Rica (for work, seriously!), I haven't been in a fair number of years (and, when I was there, I didn't have the flexibility to stay at a Marriott property), and I'm flexible the preceding weekend, would you recommend any (or all) of the following coastal properties (to be clear, I'm not looking for a place in San Jose) ... and why?*
- W Reserva Conchal
- Westin Playa Choncal
- Autograph - El Mangroove
- Autograph - Hotel Punta Islita
- JW - Guanacaste Resort & Spa
- Marriott - Los Suenos Resort
I'm asking because, among other things, it's (frankly) stunning how little recent information there is on this site about the Costa Rica properties and, best I can tell, next to nothing on the post-merger (W and Westin) properties.
My general (or habitual) bias is, when faced with similar decisions and in doubt, I tend to try the Autograph Collection first, but ... having said that, I stayed in the Westin Playa Bonita in Panama shortly after the merger, and I was mightily impressed - review here: SPG, Westin First Impressions - Panama , so ... that's a factor too.... Bottom line: I'm open to persuasion on this one.
THANKS IN ADVANCE for your insights!!!!
Update (as noted below in my exchange with seatexan - my plans changed, and I ended up not making it to the coast - still, I had a great stay (and did a lengthy summary here): Costa Rica! Marriott Hacienda Belen: Central Valley, Toucans, Waterfalls & Pics & more...