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Holiday Inn Resort Aruba - Beach Resort and Casino

3 stars
J. E. IRAUSQUIN BLVD #230, Aruba,
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.4
out of 5
284 reviews
A long weekend in Aruba

We had never been to Aruba before and booked this trip at the very last minute...just 12 hours... See full review

  • GaryEngineer
  • Jul 16, 2014
Great hotel

Great hotel, cheap, nice, good location and staff was extremely friendly. Will definitely stay here... See full review

  • GavsMama
  • Jul 7, 2014
Lovely options for families on Aruba's Palm Beach
In often pricey Aruba, Holiday Inn Resort Aruba - Beach Resort and Casino offers variety and value for all ages. Stretch out on a quarter mile of Palm Beach, go snorkeling or take a kayak. Plunge into the zero-entry pool, play tennis, hit the casino or plan a spa day. Kids can join supervised activities, while guests 60 and over find exclusive amenities and discounts. Walk across the street to more restaurants, shops, movies, live music and nightly liquid fireworks shows at the village-style Paseo Herencia mall. For meetings and banquet events, the resort provides function spaces that can accommodate up to 500 delegates. Leisure facilities include zero-entry swimming pool with two Jacuzzis, equipped fitness center, four lighted and one non-lighted tennis courts, children's activity center, shopping arcade, Etnika Spa, and Excelsior Casino. The resort also offers scuba diving sessions.
Highlights

  • On famous Palm Beach
  • Swimming pool and kiddie pool, snorkeling, kayaks, tennis, volleyball and basketball
  • Fitness center, Etnika Spa and casino on site
  • Across the street from a plaza with shops, restaurants, entertainment and events
  • A new adult-only concept, THE Inn Club, is coming on 15 January 2013 and will welcome guests 18 years and older. THE Inn Club will feature new room options with updated decorations and in-room walk-in shower, as well as beverage service from Seabreeze Restaurant.

Location
About two-and-a-half hours by air from Miami, Florida, and 15 miles north of Venezuela, the Palm Beach area of Aruba bustles with action in the southern Caribbean. On an island less than 20 miles long, the beach boasts bright blue water and beautiful year-round weather with cooling trade winds. 
Rooms
The 597 rooms and suites at Holiday Inn Resort Aruba - Beach Resort and Casino are designed with modern decor and include state-of-the-art amenities such as 37-inch LCD TV, Wi-Fi access, safe deposit box, individually controlled air conditioning, iron with board, and balcony or patio for convenience at the beach. Some units have sofa bed, refrigerator and microwave oven. Rooms are clean, comfortable and family-friendly, all at a smart price for the Caribbean. Upgrade to a room with views of the sea, refreshed furnishings and enhanced amenities. Roll away beds come with added cost.
Features
Guests at Holiday Inn Resort Aruba - Beach Resort and Casino can swim, surf, go parasailing, scuba dive or book a fishing excursion (fees apply). Enjoy beach views from the fitness center or unwind in the sauna and whirlpool. Let the kids enjoy their own good times in the KidSpree Vacation Club. Head indoors for diversions that include Excelsior Casino, Etnika Spa and a shopping arcade plus a beauty salon and convenience store.
Dining

The two bars complement three restaurants at Holiday Inn Resort Aruba - Beach Resort and Casino. Open all day, Corals Restaurant features a contemporary Caribbean buffet with international flair. Dine al fresco along the water with lunch or dinner at Sea Breeze Restaurant & Bar. Romantics like the cozy atmosphere at Italian trattoria Da Vinci Ristorantei, complete with arched brick ceilings, ocean views and a substantial wine list. Oceanside Bar & Grill and Palm Bar are also available for various refreshments. Enjoy tasty snacks at Pizza Now!.

Transportation

  • Queen Beatrix International Airport (6.2 mi/10 km)
  • 10 minutes from Port of Aruba and Oranjestad

Attractions

  • Paseo Herencia shopping mall (across the street)
  • Downtown Aruba (3 mi/4.8 km)
  • Tierra del Sol Golf Course (3 mi/4.8 km)
  • Renaissance Convention Center (4 mi/6.4 km)
  • California Lighthouse (4.6 mi/7.4 km)

Business

  • Wi-Fi available throughout the resort (fees apply)
  • Meeting and ballroom space for up to 500 people includes beach and garden venues

Policies and fees
  • Effective 31 March, all rooms will be smoke-free. The hotel will impose $250 penalty.
  • We are working on enhancing our facilities to give you a refreshed, modern look product. There is no disruption of our day-to-day services and operations. We assure you that your stay with us will not be affected at all.
  • A daily fee of US$12.00 (taxes included) per day for guests requesting a roll away bed in their room upon arrival.
  • Non-motorized water sports are not included on European Plan (EP) or any package deals. Fees and deposits apply on any rented non-motorized water sports items/services on the property.
  • Property enhancements are ongoing. Inconveniences are kept to a minimum

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

Holiday Inn Resort Aruba - Beach Resort and Casino Rooms

Family Connect Standard
Two connecting Superior Resort View rooms with a view of the island or resort areas. Maximum occupancy 3 adults or 2 adults + 2 children. Bedding 2 double beds or 1 king, each room. Bedding varies.
Friends Connect
Two connecting Superior Resort View rooms with a view of the island or resort areas. Maximum occupancy 4 adults or 2 adults + 2 children. Bedding 2 double beds or 1 king, each room. Bedding varies.
Superior Resort View
Located in Palm, Ocean and Sea towers with a view of resort areas; all rooms have 2 double beds or 1 king bed and upgraded room amenities and decor; either a balcony or patio, air conditioning, showers, direct dial phones with data ports, US standard electrical outlets (110 volt), coffee maker, personal safe, 37 LCD Tv, AM/FM clock radio, hair dryer, iron & ironing board. ****A daily fee of US$12.00 (taxes included) per day for guests requesting a roll away bed in their room upon arrival
Ocean Front View
Located in Palm, Ocean and Sea towers with direct view of the beach and the ocean; all rooms have 2 double beds or 1 king bed and upgraded room amenities and decor; either a balcony or patio, air conditioning, showers, direct dial phones with data ports, US standard electrical outlets (110 volt), coffee maker, personal safe,37 LCD Tv, AM/FM clock radio, hair dryer, iron & ironing board. ***A daily fee of US$12.00 (taxes included) per day for guests requesting a roll away bed in their room upon arrival
Partial Ocean View
Located in Palm, Ocean and Sea towers with partial view of the ocean; all rooms have 2 double beds or 1 king bed and upgraded room amenities and decor; either a balcony or patio, air conditioning, showers, direct dial phones with data ports, US standard electrical outlets (110 volt), coffee maker, personal safe, 37 LCD Tv, AM/FM clock radio, hair dryer, iron & ironing board. ***A daily fee of US$12.00 (taxes included) per day for guests requesting a roll away bed in their room upon arrival

Amenities

  • Free internet
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Elevators
Activities
Outdoor pool
Fitness center or spa
Fitness Center
Casino
Spa
Tennis
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Business center
Laundry service
In-Room Safe
Tour desk
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Barber/Beauty shop
Conference facilities
Gift shop
Internet
Free internet
Parking
Free parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities
Accessible parking

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Hotel Map

12.5497 -70.0568
Area served
J. E. Irausquin Blvd #230 Palm Beach, Aruba
Nearby airports
Queen Beatrix Aruba (AUA) is 6 miles away.
Area description
Located right on the beach, the hotel is easy to get to via Miami or other major gateways.

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
Our beautiful tropic location is perfect for conventions, seminars, sales retreats, family reunions, parties and more. Completely renovated, Las Palmas Ballroom is 4,224 sq. ft. and can accommodate up to 500 people classroom style with a full stage and professional sound equipment and Wi-Fi Internet access. For smaller parties, the 984 sq. ft. Cadushi Room is ideal for meetings for up to 70 people. Brand new 850 sq. ft. Casibari Room adds to our indoor meeting space with a capacity of up to 50 people, and we can also offer tropical garden or beach settings.

Dining

Sea Breeze Restaurant and Bar
A stunning al fresco ocean side restaurant and bar featuring fresh seafood, steaks and chops. Every seat comes with a view. Unwind with a cocktail looking at one of the most spectacular sunsets; enjoy the sounds of the ocean waves and sensual live music.
Oceanside Bar & Grill
Our Oceanside Bar and Grill lets you enjoy your favorite island cocktail while savoring our delicious Gyros shaved to order, right by your beach chair and best of all you will have front row seats to watch the beautiful sunset. (Seasonal opening days and times may apply)
Theme Nights
Themed buffets with live entertainment and music. These fun-filled nights are sure to please.
Corals Restaurant
Buffet restaurant serving full breakfast, lunch and dinner with an international touch where you can enjoy special theme nights with live entertainment. (Seasonal opening days and times may apply)
Da Vinci Ristorante
Italian classic cuisine, Da Vinci offers a relaxing dining experience in a cozy atmosphere with arched brick ceilings. (Seasonal opening days and times may apply)
Pizza Now
Fall in love with our delicious new signature pizza and flatbreads.
Palm Bar
Breakfast on the Go. Afternoon business an all day and late evening meeting place. The Palm Bar is located in the center of our Resort, in the relaxing palm tower zone.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1600
Check-out:
1200

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (284)

Ratings and reviews for Holiday Inn Resort Aruba - Beach Resort and Casino

Overall score

3.4 / 5
5.01.0
284 out of 284
Amenities:
3.5
Room cleanliness:
3.9
Hotel staff:
3.7
Room comfort:
3.7
Location:
4.5
Value:
3.8

70% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Holiday Inn Resort Aruba - Beach Resort and Casino

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Psicology
Business
Bucaramanga
Oct 21, 2014

good weekend

I was with my wife and 16 friends more...we had fun time, with the ocean in fornt, very nice place ...i will come back...but for more days.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

sea....

Review of Holiday Inn Resort Aruba - Beach Resort and Casino

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Sppaghetti
Business
Ny, NY
Oct 11, 2014

I would stay definitely here again.

Was very happy with this hotel. Although there was construction happening at the hotel during our stay it was acceptable given it was the off season and we got such a great rate. Close to shops and right on the beach. Very good for families. Fyi the rooms are dated but for the price I didn't mind.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Holiday Inn Resort Aruba - Beach Resort and Casino

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Bluebird Girl
Business
Minnesota
Sep 20, 2014

Great location, Great hotel

Enjoyed our stay at the Holiday Inn. Newly remodeled, but more importantly, very clean hotel. The staff were friendly and very accommodating. Can't beat the location. Merely steps away from the beautiful Palm Beach. We went during the low season so had no problems getting a chair or hut on the beach. Also nice to have shops and restaurants across the street. We were able to walk or bus everywhere.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Holiday Inn Resort Aruba - Beach Resort and Casino

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
JORGIN
Business
VINA DEL MAR, CHILE
Aug 28, 2014

Fantastic for everybody:couples, family, singles

All is good except you must book every day your palapas. That is a bad idea, not for an hotel like Holiday.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

There are many good restaurant very near the Hotel. Go away and taste your favorite meals

Review of Holiday Inn Resort Aruba - Beach Resort and Casino

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Al From DC
Business
Washington DC
Aug 18, 2014

Great Family Hotel

This was the perfect hotel for any family. They made it easy for us to have a relaxing and great trip.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Holiday Inn Resort Aruba - Beach Resort and Casino

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
mlkj
Business
Long Island
Jul 20, 2014

needs improvement

2 out of 3 elevators were out of service. No water pressure in shower. On the beach, the huts did not state that reservations were needed. We found out the hard way when we were asked to move. The ones by the pool did not require reservations. Again, no signs to let you know. You were expected to just know. Although no major issues, we will most likely not be staying at this hotel again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Holiday Inn Resort Aruba - Beach Resort and Casino

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
d.c fan
Business
new york
Jul 18, 2014

million dollar view

Room 7240 ocean view room was just breathtaking .The staff not very friendly The staff seemed shy... the bars and rest... understaff>>>>So we went off property .. The casino was small But most of the dealers were nice .. The hotels has a view to kill for, from the lobby view, to our room. You have to get a ocean view and eat off property>>

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Don't eat at hotel! Many bars and rest. a short walk away

Review of Holiday Inn Resort Aruba - Beach Resort and Casino

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
GaryEngineer
Business
Connecticut
Jul 16, 2014

A long weekend in Aruba

We had never been to Aruba before and booked this trip at the very last minute...just 12 hours before leaving! I booked and saved over $600! But the best part was choosing the Holiday Inn Beach Resort. It all looked good on their web site, but it was so much better than described. The staff there was helpful from the moment we stepped out of the cab. We had an ocean front balcony that overlooked the beautiful beach. There is everything you need right at the hotel from shopping to dining. There are 2 open air bars and restaurants right on the beach and another one right next to the hotel which was awesome...great bar, restaurant, staff and night life...music and dancing. Just across the street is a large mall with additional shopping and restaurants. Do yourself a favor and choose this location!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Holiday Inn Resort Aruba - Beach Resort and Casino

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
mlkj
Business
Long Island
Jul 15, 2014

needs more updating

Shower door wouldn't stay closed , dresser draws kept on opening on its own, no water pressure,went to the beach first thing in the morning sat under umbrella with the family only to find out later in the morning that you needed to reserve them.There were no sighs anywhere saying that you had to reserve them. We weren't happy that we had to move.Wont be going back to this hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Holiday Inn Resort Aruba - Beach Resort and Casino

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Jessica the GreatDaughter
Business
Aruba, Aruba
Jul 10, 2014

Typical Holiday Inn

Our experience at the Holiday in in Aruba, Palm Beach was not a breath taking experience at all. I stayed the year before at the same hotel and it seemed much better and cleaner last year. One of the biggggggest upsets of this hotel was that there was no entertainment all day and night everyday. It made relaxing near the pool not enjoyable. You need to have some type of sound. ALSO I dont feel that it was nice to have a "children only" and not an "adult only". Overall, I love the country and would love ot go back but I do not think i would go back therer......

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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