Hotel Review: Four Seasons Resort Tamarindo, Mexico

Where: La Huerta, Jalisco, México Km. 7.5, México 200, 48970 Barra de Navidad, Jal.

Occasion: Couples Trip

Date of Stay: November 2022

All eyes are on the newly opened 157-room Four Seasons Resort Tamarindo, Mexico. Located on Mexico’s Pacific Coast, which is famous for its golden beaches and picturesque sunsets. The resort is a welcome addition to the ultra-luxe resort scene in Mexico.

The property has clearly set itself apart from the other two Four Seasons Resort properties that are already in Mexico, which is a hard task in itself – the Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita and Four Seasons Resort Los Cabos at Costa Palmas.

For starters, Four Seasons Resort Tamarindo has a 3,000-acre nature reserve for guests to explore and discover, a 6-mile-long beach that I consider to be one of the best in Mexico, and its own working farm to give guests a true farm-to-table experience. Our review below covers all things Four Seasons Resort Tamarindo so be sure to keep reading until the end.

What the resort costs and how to get added benefits when booking.

We booked the hotel nice and early which gave us considerable savings off the room price, in 2023 it seems the price for both a room and a suite are similar if you are flexible for your dates – expect $1200USD per night, plus tax.  This is very similar in price to other ultra-luxe resorts in the area, the Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita and One&Only Mandarina.

Booking through a Four Seasons Preferred Partner can save you hundreds, if not thousands of dollars.

Clements Travel is a Four Seasons Preferred Partner which means any reservations made through us will receive the following benefits at no extra cost:

  • Daily full breakfast for two people per bedroom, served in a hotel restaurant or through In-Room Dining
  • Hotel/Resort Credit* (based on room category booked):
    • Guest Rooms: USD 100 credit per stay
    • Suites and Specialty Suites: USD 200 credit per stay
    • Private Retreats: USD 200 credit per bedroom per stay
  • Upgrade of one category, based on availability at time of check-in**

In addition to the above, there are some fantastic Four Seasons Preferred Partner Offers available,:

Stay Longer – Fourth Night Free

Complimentary fourth night with every three consecutive paid nights. This offer can be used in conjunction with the above benefits.

Golf Package for Two

  • Daily breakfast at Coyul restaurant for up to two guests
  • Two rounds of golf per stay (includes green fee, access to practice facilities with putting green and driving range, golf buggy, six balls, tees, scorecard and two bottles of water)
  • Twenty percent off additional rounds of golf
  • Welcome amenity
  • Club rentals available at USD 75 per guest

Offers are subject to availability at time of booking. Blackout dates and other restrictions may apply.

did you know that Four Seasons hotels and offer preferred partner offers as well?

As a Four Seasons Preferred Partner we have access to exclusive Preferred Partner offers. These can be combined with the above Preferred Partner benefits:

  • Stay Longer Promotion: A number of Four Seasons Hotel and Resort properties participate in the ‘Stay Longer’ promotion. This could work as staying 2 nights and getting the third night free or staying three nights getting the fourth night free and so on. In most cases, the Stay Longer is available with the above Preferred Partner benefits.
  • Advance Purchase – making your reservation in advance can we a discount of around 20% at many Four Seasons Hotel & Resorts.
  • Enhanced Room and Suite Credits – from time-to-time different properties offer an increase in the amount of room credit that Four Seasons Preferred Partner guests receive. This can be quite a significant amount at certain properties.
  • Guaranteed Upgrades – in some cases room and suite upgrades can be guaranteed at the time of booking.
  • Complimentary Add-Ons – some properties offer complimentary add-ons such as airport transfers, local experiences, food and beverage tastings, plus more.
are four seasons preferred partner prices the same as online?

Four Seasons Preferred Partner prices are the same as the Four Seasons website

Let’s put this into a real-life context. For this exercise, we will use Four Seasons Resort Los Cabos at Costa Palmas.

Here we will explain the difference between booking on the Four Seasons website vs Expedia vs Clements Travel (a Four Seasons Preferred Partner):

Hotel: Four Seasons Resort Los Cabos at Costa Palmas – 23rd of October 2022 For One Night – Ocean-View Guest Room

  Four Seasons Website Expedia Four Seasons Preferred Partner
Hotel Total Cost $1766USD $1770USD $1766USD
Breakfast Included No No Breakfast for two is included and can also be had as in room dining.
How To Book Online or phone Online Email or phone
How To Pay At the hotel Pay Expedia At the hotel
Preferred Partner Benefits None None
  • Daily American breakfast for two people per bedroom, served through In-Room Dining or in Estiatorio Milos restaurant (USD 120 value)
    • Guest Rooms: USD 100 credit per stay
    •Complimentary round-trip airport transfers (USD 495 value)
  • Upgrade of one category, based on availability at the time of check-in
Preferred Partner Offers None None
  • Resort credit of USD 400 with each paid night of your stay

 

is there a fee to make a four seasons preferred partner booking?

Not at all.

Clements Travel does not charge booking fees to make a Four Seasons Preferred Partner booking. In fact, we do not take any payment from you at all. 

Payment for accommodation is made to the hotel directly and this usually happens on arrival..

Clements Travel has a close relationship with Four Seasons Hotels and resorts

Here at Clements Travel, we book more Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts than any other hotel brand that we sell.

This makes Four Seasons one of our most important suppliers and because of this, we try to visit as many Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts as possible. Our Four Seasons Hotel & Resort account manager jokes that we have visited more properties than her.

All fun aside, we visit these properties for the sole reason to get product knowledge which can then be passed on to our clients so they can make an informed decision when they book.

Does a four seasons preferred partner booking require a minimum night stay?

No, there is no minimum night stay required.  You could only stay one-night and still get Four Seasons Preferred Partner benefits.

Four Seasons Preferred Partner vs Amex Fine Hotels and Resorts

Both are good programs but, in this case, Four Seasons always prioritize upgrades for Preferred Partner reservations vs other hotel programs. The other main difference is the complimentary breakfast is available as in-room dining.

can i add four seasons preferred partner benefits to a reservation that i have already made?

Get in touch with us with your a copy of your reservation and we will do our best to apply Four Seasons Preferred Parner benefits to it.

some of our favorite four seasons properties

Four Seasons Resort Wailea (also know as Four Seasons Resort Maui) – We try to get to this hotel every January as a place to relax to prepare for the year ahead. The resort is relaxing and somewhere that we can completely rejuvenate. Its worth noting that the Four Seasons Preferred Partner Maui benefits can be quite substantial.

Four Seasons Oahu – is another great Four Seasons Resort located in Hawaii. Clients of ours usually do a few days at Oahu before moving on to Maui. Here too, the Four Seasons Preferred Partner at Oahu can be quite substantial benefits, its worth speaking to us.

Four Seasons Resort Lanai – The resort is remote and you, so much so that you you can only get this resort by plane, this makes it a perfect place for those who want to ‘get away from it all’. Your Four Seasons Preferred Partner Lanai benefits will usually see the sea plane significantly discounted.

Four Seasons Bora Bora – stuck for a place to go for a honeymoon, in our opinion the Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora is the portfolio. The overwater bungalows will be sure to make your stay something that you will remember forever! Four Seasons Preferred Partner Bora Bora promotions are always worth asking about.

Four Seasons Florence – The whole hotel feels like something out of a museum. The hotel also hosts the largest private garden in Florence. This hotel is the definition of luxury travel.

how to make a booking with four seasons preferred partner benefits:

Making a Four Seasons Preferred Partner booking is very easy, simply get in touch with us.

Four Seasons Preferred Partner can only be made using email or phone and there is no way to make them through an online booking engine.

As a Four Seasons Preferred Partner TA (travel advisor) we look forward to creating a Four Seasons Hotel and Resort experience that is a truly memorable experience.