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Hotel California Aruba

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Standard Room | Premium bedding, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
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Overview of Hotel California Aruba

Hotel California Aruba

2.5 star property

Popular amenities

  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Bar
  • Laundry
Caya G.F. Betico Croes, 152, Oranjestad

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationAruba Town Hall12 min walk
  • Popular LocationRenaissance Mall Aruba13 min walk
  • Popular LocationWind Creek Seaport Casino14 min walk
  • AirportOranjestad (AUA-Queen Beatrix Intl.)8 min drive

Room options

About this area


Located in Oranjestad, Hotel California Aruba is near the airport and near the beach. Alto Vista Chapel and Bushiribana Gold Smelter Ruins are notable landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Renaissance Island and Manchebo Beach. Aruba Town Hall and Royal Plaza Mall are two other places to visit that come recommended. Guests appreciate the hotel's quiet location.

What's nearby

  • Aruba Town Hall - 12 min walk
  • Renaissance Mall Aruba - 13 min walk
  • Wind Creek Seaport Casino - 14 min walk
  • Royal Plaza Mall - 15 min walk
  • Surfside Beach - 19 min walk

Getting around

  • Queen Beatrix Intl. Airport (AUA) - 9 min drive


  • McDonald's - 9 min walk
  • The West Deck - 13 min walk
  • Burger King - 12 min walk
  • El Gaucho - 5 min walk
  • Driftwood - 10 min walk

About this property

Hotel California Aruba

Hotel near the airport
Located close to Aruba Town Hall and Royal Plaza Mall, Hotel California Aruba provides free breakfast (local cuisine), a roundtrip airport shuttle, and shopping on site. Free in-room WiFi is available to all guests, along with a coffee shop/cafe and dry cleaning/laundry services.
Other perks at this hotel include:
  • Free self parking
  • Express check-out, concierge services, and smoke-free premises
  • Tour/ticket assistance, coffee/tea in the lobby, and a water dispenser
  • Guest reviews speak well of the quiet location and helpful staff
Room features
All 13 rooms boast comforts such as premium bedding and air conditioning, as well as perks like free WiFi.
Extra conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Showers and free toiletries
  • Flat-screen TVs with premium channels
  • Refrigerators and daily housekeeping


Dutch, English, Spanish

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free offsite parking
  • 24-hour roundtrip airport shuttle on request for a surcharge
  • Free self parking on site
  • Limited onsite parking

Food and drink

  • Free local cuisine breakfast available on weekdays
  • A bar/lounge
  • A coffee shop/cafe
  • Coffee and tea in common areas

Things to do

  • Shopping
  • TV in common areas

Family friendly

  • In-room refrigerator
  • Laundry facilities


  • Laundry facilities
  • Limited-hour front desk
  • Shared microwave
  • Water dispenser

Guest services

  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Multilingual staff
  • Tour and ticket assistance


  • No elevator


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Premium bedding


  • Free toiletries
  • Shower only
  • Towels


  • Flat-screen TV with premium satellite channels
  • Pay movies

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator


  • Air conditioning
  • Iron/ironing board on request

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Check-in from 4 PM - 12:30 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age: 18


Check-out before noon
Express check-out available

Special check-in instructions

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
The front desk is open daily from 9 AM - 11 PM
Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle fee: USD 15.00 per vehicle (one way)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted

We should mention

This property does not have elevators
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms

National rating

This property does not have a Aruba Tourist Board rating. For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our rating system.

Property is also known as

Hotel California Aruba Oranjestad
Hotel California Aruba
California Aruba Oranjestad
California Aruba
Hotel California Aruba/Oranjestad
Hotel California Aruba Hotel
Hotel California Aruba Oranjestad
Hotel California Aruba Hotel Oranjestad

Frequently asked questions

Is Hotel California Aruba pet-friendly?

No, pets are not allowed at this property.

How much is parking at Hotel California Aruba?

Self parking is free at this property; nearby parking is also free.

What time is check-in at Hotel California Aruba?

Check-in is from 4 PM - 12:30 PM. Late check-in is available during limited hours.

What time is check-out at Hotel California Aruba?

Check-out is at noon.

Does Hotel California Aruba provide a shuttle to the airport?

Yes, there's an airport shuttle that runs on request. A fee of USD 15.00 per vehicle applies.

Where is Hotel California Aruba located?

Situated near the airport, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Aruba Town Hall and Royal Plaza Mall. Renaissance Island and Divi Golf and Beach Resort are also within 3 mi (5 km).


Rating 10 - Excellent. 7 out of 56 reviews" "
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Rating 8 - Good. 17 out of 56 reviews" "
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Rating 6 - Okay. 14 out of 56 reviews" "
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Rating 2 - Terrible. 13 out of 56 reviews" "
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Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities


10/10 Excellent

George, Washington DC

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, amenities
Close to everything. All staff were very helpful in every way. AC was great. I stayed in room 3. I felt like I was at home with friends. George and Candice.
Stayed 3 nights in Feb 2020

8/10 Good

Verified traveler

Liked: Cleanliness, amenities
Stayed 6 nights in Jan 2020

6/10 Okay

Verified traveler

Traveled with family
Liked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities
our stay
Owner very friendly and attention to service was good
Stayed 3 nights in Dec 2019

8/10 Good

Verified traveler

Business traveler, Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
We were given what seemed to be a newly remodeled room. It was larger than other rooms, it had a kitchenette and fridge. The bathroom and bed were very nice for a low budget hotel. The service was good. I would have prefered healthier breakfast choices next to “pastechi, empanada, arepa”. But they were delicious! There was the option of toast with eggs.
Stayed 4 nights in Oct 2019

10/10 Excellent

Verified traveler

Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2019

2/10 Terrible

Verified traveler

Disliked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2019

8/10 Good


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Hotel California
Very good. Nice place for the price 10 minute Walk to the port and tourist restaurants
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2019

8/10 Good


Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Disliked: Staff & service
Overall nice stay if you are on the budget
Stayed 1 night in Feb 2019

2/10 Terrible

Verified traveler

Disliked: Property conditions & facilities
I never checked in. I walked into the hotel and turned back around and went back into the cab. Expedia should remove from listing.
Stayed 4 nights in Jan 2019

6/10 Okay

Verified traveler

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Very basic room but only needed a place for overnight flight connection on my way home.
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2019