Ratings based on 31 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.5 Room cleanliness
4.2 Service & staff
4.4 Room comfort
4.5 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Familiesby gman3 from New Jersey
Great hotel for kids and familyPosted Nov 14, 2013
We stayed in the suite, which was the perfect size for a family of 5. The beds were comfy and the rooms were clean. The lazy river was a daily ritual as was the swim up bar and pool volleyball. Lots of daily activities for the kids. 100 yards to the beach. Convenient and close walking distance to shops and restaurants, as well as other hotels and casinos. Only downside is getting a beach chair, possible however, people get up early to get the good seats. The only other downside to Aruba in general is the water is a little murky due to the wind and water sports. Otherwise almost perfect. :)
for Familiesby Nelly from Staten Island
close to allPosted May 27, 2013 on Hotels.com
After my room was changed to an ocean front on the 2nd day I was very happy with the room. I did pay for one, & I got a room facing the parking lot,
for Everyoneby Steve from Ohio
The Edge of ParadisePosted May 24, 2013
Pros: Walking distance to everything - beach, pools, restaurants, and casino.
Cons: Slow check-in
Location: Lovely grounds
Very nice hotel and staff. Beautiful pools and grounds that were kept up nicely. Never had a wait for elevators of longer than 30 sec. The check-in process was too slow for us(on a Friday afternoon), but that was the only negative for us. Definitely will return for another vacation.
for Familiesby A verified traveler from Boston, MA
Good facilities, short on staff.Posted Apr 18, 2013
House keeping & security staff are shorthanded keeping up with the customer flow. Lots of room for improvement here.
for Everyoneby Pablo from Venezuela
Good VacationPosted Apr 1, 2013
Pros: it is close to the beach
Location: excellent near to all places
excellent hotel, service, restaurant, room, pool, beach, all I mention are good.
Posted Feb 2, 2013 on Hotels.com
the absolute bomb....great
for Everyoneby Kim from Cleveland, OH, USA
Nice HotelPosted Oct 24, 2012
Pros: Pool area, restaurants.
Cons: Prices of food / lack of a nearby grocery store.
Location: The high-rise hotel area in Aruba is a fairly calm but touristy area/beach. But, it's not far from remote places to explore - so its a good balance!
The hotel room was good, everything worked great. A little bar area with a sink & fridge was great for quick snacks (and making quite a few drinks). Our room was almost on the top floor of the hotel so we spent some time out on our patio with delicious pizza delivered to our room. There was a decent TV with all the channels we needed, and the bed was comfortable. Clean.
for Familiesby Mark from Riverside, California
Great resort for families with kids!Posted Jul 29, 2012
Pros: Inguanas excited our two year old! They are all over the pool area! The sea was very warm. About 86 degrees! Pristine blue waters!
Cons: Reserving chairs/papalas
Location: Locatio. Nice, you just have to walk ten minutes to reach other hotels and restaraunts
This hotel is super family friendly! We had breakfast and lunch in our villa daily and then went out for dinners. A great way to save money! The tagging system of chairs was a slight pain, we learned to tag one chair instead if six because in all honesty, we stayed in the pool or Carribran Sea like fishes. You don't need the chairs except to lounge your things. The papalas required reserving and we did okay with that too! A great resort!
Not Recommendedby A verified traveler
Posted Apr 11, 2012 on Hotels.com
Recommendedby A verified traveler from Boston
Aruba - Marriott Surf ClubPosted Feb 27, 2012 on Hotels.com
The hotel is wonderful. We have stayed there before. Folks tend to travel in crowds there so be sure to go with friends/family. A few nits about the hotel. There is a tagging process for pool chairs that takes place at roughly 6:15 AM. If you are not an early bird or traveling with one, you will not be sitting at the hotel pool. Also, we rented our unit from a time share owner and needed one extra night so I booked the one night online. The room we spent the week in was available for the last night, but because the hotel could not figure out how to charge me the extra fee for it and still get paid from the online service, we had to pack and move to the room next door! They had a week to sort this out and weren't able to do it. This was the case with the 5 other families we traveled with who are owners of time share weeks. All that aside, the accomodations were lovely and we had an amazing time!