4.2 out of 5

"What's not to like! Beautiful white sandy beach, 3 pools, 4 restaurants, inside shops, boardwalk to other hotels, and friendly staff. If you want to ... " More

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Hotel Description

A family-friendly stay in Noord awaits you at Holiday Inn Resort Aruba - Beach Resort and Casino. Within steps you'll find Excelsior Casino Aruba and Paseo Herencia Shopping Mall. Highlights at this beachfront resort include 4 restaurants, 3 outdoor swimming pools, and a full-service spa.

All 597 rooms feature flat-screen TVs with cable channels, and you can enjoy free WiFi, balconies, and in-room childcare. In-room dining is easy with amenities like refrigerators and room service. Additionally, coffee/tea makers, safes, and hair dryers are available.

A relaxing day at Etnika Spa can include massages, body wraps, and body scrubs along with aromatherapy and mani/pedis. The restaurant, Corals Restaurant, is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. With 3 bars/lounges and a beach bar to choose from, you can enjoy a drink at the resort. Spend the day at the beach where you'll find sun loungers, and enjoy the 4 outdoor tennis courts and free kids' club. 6074 square feet (564 square meters) of event facilities include 3 meeting rooms and conference space, and other business amenities include a business center. Other amenities include a casino, free WiFi in public areas, and a 24-hour fitness center. Buffet breakfast is available daily between 7 AM and 11 AM. There's also the convenience of free self parking.

Attractions within a 10-minute drive of this 4-star Noord resort include California Lighthouse and Alto Vista Chapel.

Superior, Resort View

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
$171 per night

Partial Ocean View

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Ocean Front View

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Holiday Inn Resort Aruba - Beach Resort and Casino ratings based on 46 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.2 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0
5 out of 5

Nice hotel along with accommodations

What's not to like! Beautiful white sandy beach, 3 pools, 4 restaurants, inside shops, boardwalk to other hotels, and friendly staff. If you want to venture off premises, walking distance to the mall, outside shops, and numerous restaurants. Close proximity to the lighthouse and other attractions.

Posted by , from IN on Apr 2, 2017

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5 out of 5

BEAUTIFUL!!!

Absolutely gorgeous!! In my opinion best resort there!! Affordable. Clean. Only thing I'd do is keep the pools and hot tubs open later than 7 pm, otherwise perfect!

Posted by , from cleveland, ohio, usa on Mar 30, 2017

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4 out of 5

Comfortable hotel right on Palm Beach

Pros: Right on the beach!!! Exceptionally clean!
Cons: Queen beds instead of double beds.
Location: Right in the heart of shopping and the new mall that was recently completed. Lots of restaurants and free entertainment in the plaza.
Although not shown in pictures, this is one of the oldest hotels in the area. However, you would never know it because the inside is very clean and pleasant. There were 3 of us in the room, with only two double beds, so we had to double up. This is the only thing I would change. Queen beds would at least be roomier. Other than that, I have no complaints about the room. And to be right on the beach.... well, that was a BIG plus. There were only 3 restaurants and one was only the breakfast buffet. But the food was exceptional in all restaurants and buffets. We had a wonderful time in paradise!!

Posted by , from Indiana on Mar 23, 2017

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3 out of 5

Hotel was nice

Pros: The things we liked was....Location, location, location! Right across the street from many stores and restaurants so we didn't need to rent a car, th
Cons: More lounge chairs around the pool.
Hotel overall was fine....we were disappointed in the food but we managed.....and we ate outside the hotel as we didn't have an all inclusive. Two things that bothered us is 1) people put their towels on the chaise lounges around the pool very early in the morning and don't come to sit on them till afternoon....probably going to the beach first. 2) the maids did not do a great job of cleaning our room....left the coffe pot dirty, didn't throw out our used cups....a couple of days they didn't even leave us coffee.

Posted by on Mar 15, 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

Apr 16, 2017 by Guest Experience Manager

Dear s, Thank you so much for choosing our resort for your recent stay in Aruba. We are so happy to know you had a great stay and that you enjoyed our location. We thank you for your feedback regarding housekeeping, rest assured we shall share your words with our team. Island regards, Guest Experience Manager Holiday Inn Resort Aruba- Beach Resort & Casino

4 out of 5

Great beach. Perfect weather.

Pros: I loved the water aerobics and yoga, and the free biking.
Cons: The elevators were a little slow. Front desk was slow. There was no furniture on our deck for the first few days so we had to ask for it.
Location: I loved the proximity to all activities. The restaurants were wonderful. The shopping was local and interesting, even if you didn't buy.
This hotel has the best stretch of beach in the high rise area of Palm Beach. It is clearly the best value. The grounds are pleasant, but not extravagant. If you want that, you can stay at one of the other hotels and pay a lot more. If you love the beach you will not need much else. That being said, the pool area is nice, with one of the pools in a quieter area and that is where the hot tub is located. The bar in the pool area is fine and the service is good. You can walk out the door to any of the hotels, restaurants, and shopping. It is very convenient to everything. They offer free activities every day for adults and kids.

Posted by , from Boston, Ma on Feb 14, 2017

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4 out of 5

Nice facility but dated

Pros: Very nice location along Palm beach. Hotel is in a great location in the high rise area. Close to great dining areas and shops.
Cons: The hotel is dated but they are making improvements and the Casino is very out dated. I would not gamble there.
Hotel staff was excellent and very accommodating to all our requests. I do have an issue with the hotel not having enough umbrellas around the pool area. If you don't get down to the pool by 5 am and put your towels on a chair by the umbrellas you don't have a spot for the day. Even when people do this they don't show up till 10 or 11 am and no one gets to use the chairs at all.

Posted by , from Northern MI on Feb 13, 2017

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4 out of 5

Very nice hotel in great location!

Pros: The hotel is in a great location, the rooms were very clean, the staff were helpful and nice.
Cons: The pool adult pool closest to the lobby of the Holiday Inn should be cleaned more often.
Location: The location of the Holiday Inn is great. It is close to shopping, restaurants and beach.
Had a great experience at the Holiday Inn. Everyone including staff and guests were very friendly and helpful. The restaurants and bars on the beach were great.

Posted by , from NJ on Feb 13, 2017

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4 out of 5
Pros: Location, clean facilities, friendly staff
Cons: Have resort north of hotel turn down music, better breakfast buffet
Location: Scuba with Aruba Fly 'N Dive was excellent, snorkeling at Catalina Cove was very good. I highly recommend renting a car and driving to Baby Beach.
Hotel is in excellent location--right on beach. Swimming pools were very nice. Hotel staff were super friendly and constantly cleaning everything. See Breeze Restaurant had good food--incredible view for sunset dinner. So far excellent hotel. Now the not so good: Breakfast buffet at Corals was marginal at best--scrambled eggs were hard and dry, coffee not so good (the Palm Bar at hotel has very good coffee/latte). The rest of the items on buffet were ok but not worth $22. Our room was in the north side of the Sea Tower which had great access to pools and beach. However the resort just north of us played loud music with VERY loud drum beat beginning at 8am and ending at 1am. Even ear plugs could not block out the sound so do not stay in Sea Tower. I would stay there again but on south side of resort. Also so glad we did not go all inclusive because of marginal food--that way we could enjoy local mom and pops restaurants such as Wacky Wahoo, Papiamentos and Faro Blanco at lighthouse.

Posted by on Jan 31, 2017

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4 out of 5

Great Beach, Manicured Hotel grounds, nice rooms

Pros: Value and Location on Palm Beach
Cons: Newer Bikes....keep pool area open or at least a secluded Jacuzzi open later than 8pm.
Location: Less than a mile a way are great shops and restaurant
Great value for the money. The facilities were very well-manicured. The rooms were also very nice but not dazzling. I liked how they put a fresh face on the conventional rectangular hotel box of yore by giving it ceramic floors, quartz countertops and a heavy rolling glass shower door in the bathroom area. It had one of the best beaches of all the hotel properties on Palm Beach. We made use of the free bikes a couple of days on our stay as well as tennis rackets. I'm sure the food is good but I think it's better to not book all inclusive in Aruba because of all the great restaurants close by. My only complaint is that they closed the pools way too early. The manager said it was because folks party and wake up the other patrons....best to book an Adults Only resort if you want a late night pool area. I loved how all the various hotels were connected by a meandering boardwalk.

Posted by , from NC on Jan 7, 2017

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3 out of 5

Nice Area. Hotel Resort very family oriented.

Pros: The location. The views. Sea Breeze Restaurant.
Cons: RECYCLE. Stop polluting the beautiful ocean with so much trash, plastic waste & cigarette butts.
Location: Great swimming beach. Convenient restaurant areas nearby.
Nice Hotel by a beautiful beach. My one complaint about the beach is that I wished this hotel was more conscientious about keeping the beach beautiful, since it's the main reason people come here. Aruba is always windy. Everything at this resort is plastic & gets blown into the water on a daily basis. Plastic cups, plastic forks & knives, cigarette butts, plastic straws. you can take a walk at night & see hundreds of plastic items littering the waterfront & being washed into the ocean. They allow people to smoke at the cafe & on the beach, so if you're not used to cigarette smoke, that's kind of a bummer, especially if you're trying to have a nice lunch. In the rooms: more plastic cups, stir straws (each item individually wrapped in more plastic) all seems very wasteful & polluting which is tragic for such a once beautiful ocean. I'd hate to see the results in just 5 years from now if they continue. Ok, enough about resorts polluting the beaches... We didn't use any amenities at the resort at all. Bring your own towel & go to the beach! The pools at the resort were filled with children (no adults only pool) so it was nicer to just swim in the ocean. The beach there is great. Warm water & calm most days. There are 2 Whirlpools next to the pool which look like hot tubs, but they're unfortunately not heated. Internet was very sporadic, almost zero signal in the rooms, but available in the lobby. Sea Breeze restaurant was great, but the poolside cafe food was terrible.

Posted by , from California on Jan 6, 2017

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About the Holiday Inn Resort Aruba - Beach Resort and Casino

Location J E Irausquin Boulevard 230, Noord,

All-inclusive Details

All-inclusive room rates at Holiday Inn Resort Aruba - Beach Resort and Casino are available. These rates are higher because they include onsite food and beverages in the room rate (some restrictions may apply).

Gratuities and taxes
Gratuities and taxes are included.

Food and beverages

  • All meals, snacks, and local beverages included

Activities and facilities/equipment
Land activities

  • Bicycling
  • Fitness facilities
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

Not included

  • Golf green fees
  • Use of golf cart
  • Use of golf equipment
  • Motorized water sports
  • Scuba-diving certification
  • Scuba-diving excursions
  • Snorkeling excursions
  • Premium food items
  • Premium and/or non-domestic beverages
  • Room service
  • Airport transfers
  • Childcare
  • Laundry/dry cleaning services
  • Spa/beauty facilities and services
  • Activities and services offered by independent operators
  • Offsite tours
  • Transportation to offsite activities

Property Features

Some rates at Holiday Inn Resort Aruba - Beach Resort and Casino are all-inclusive. These rates include onsite meals and beverages, and may include taxes and gratuities. Additional charges may apply for meals at some restaurants, special dinners and dishes, certain beverages, and other amenities. Enjoy the umbrellas and sun loungers for a relaxing day at the beach. At Holiday Inn Resort Aruba - Beach Resort and Casino you can cool off in one of the 3 outdoor swimming pools and indulge in a pampering afternoon at the full-service spa. There are 4 restaurants on site, as well as a snack bar/deli and a grocery/convenience store. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include 3 bars/lounges and a beach bar. Public spaces have free WiFi. This beach resort also offers a complimentary children's club, a children's pool, and outdoor tennis courts. Self parking is free.

  • 597 guestrooms or units
  • 7 levels
  • 3 buildings
  • 4 dining venues
  • 3 bars or lounges
  • 3 conference rooms
  • 6074 sq ft of conference space
  • 564 sq m of conference space
  • Casino
  • Bar on the beach
  • Deli
  • Kid's club (free)
  • Supervised kid's activities (free)
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Beach lounge chairs
  • Towels for the beach
  • Umbrellas for the beach
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Business facilities
  • Conference facilities
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Game room or arcade
  • Convenience store
  • Gift shop
  • Beauty salon
  • Television in lobby
  • ATM
  • Onsite shopping
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel
  • Number of outdoor pools - 3
  • Free WiFi
  • Children's pool
  • Supervised childcare/activities (free)
  • Outdoor tennis courts - 4
  • Children's club (free)
  • Grocery/convenience store
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Laundry facilities
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Arcade/game room
  • Refrigerator
  • Free cribs/infant beds

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: Oranjestad (AUA-Queen Beatrix Intl.) (11.9 km / 7.4 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Holiday Inn Resort Aruba - Beach Resort and Casino offers 597 air-conditioned accommodations with safes and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to balconies. 37-inch flat-screen televisions come with cable channels. Bathrooms include showers, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. This Noord resort provides complimentary wireless high-speed Internet access. Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is provided daily. Renovation of all guestrooms was completed in December 2013.

  • Private balcony
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Childcare in room (surcharge)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy buffet breakfast daily from 7 AM to 11 AM.

Corals Restaurant - This poolside restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Da Vinci Ristorante - This restaurant specializes in Italian cuisine and serves dinner only.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

The beachside fitness center at this Aruba Holiday Inn stays open 24 hours a day. Four outdoor tennis courts and 3 swimming pools are on-site. The property offers paddle boats as well as pilates and yoga classes.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or near the resort; fees may apply. All watersports, motorized or non-motorized, carry a fee.

  • Golfing nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Free bicycles on site
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Kayaking on site
  • Pilates classes on site
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site
  • Boat tours nearby

Spa Services

Etnika Spa — Provides an array of body, beauty, and therapeutic services for resort guests. Services featured are facials, aromatherapy sessions, manicures and pedicures, and body scrubs. Advance reservations are required at this waterfront spa for massage and for all use of couples' treatment rooms.

  • Number of treatment rooms 4
  • Couples treatment rooms
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body wraps
  • Body scrubs
  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Massages
  • Body treatments
  • Facial treatments

Accessibility

If you need to make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when booking your stay.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 4 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 2 children 12 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 12 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are 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.

  • Only service animals are allowed

Fees

 

The charges below are included in your overall room price:

  • Resort fee

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: USD 19 per person (approximately)
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 12 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Aruba Beach Resort & Casino
  • Holiday Inn Aruba Beach Casino
  • Holiday Inn Aruba Beach Palm Beach
  • Holiday Inn Aruba Beach
  • Holiday Inn Resort Aruba Beach Resort & Casino Noord
  • Holiday Inn Resort Aruba Beach Resort & Casino
  • Holiday Inn Aruba Beach Noord
  • Holiday Inn Resort Aruba Beach Resort Casino

You should know

  • Reservations are needed for massage services and spa treatments. For reservations, contact the resort before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • The total price shown includes a resort fee.
  • Up to 2 children 12 years old and younger stay free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.

Promotions

All Inclusive with Value Ads Offer
Book a stay in an "All Inclusive - with Value Ads" rate plan and receive the following benefits:

  • Full breakfast buffet at Corals Restaurant
  • Lunch and dinner in any onsite restaurant
  • Unlimited house beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic)
  • 25% discount at Pelican Adventure per room, per stay
  • USD 125 Etnika Spa credit per room, per stay
Must book an “All Inclusive - with value ads” rate category to receive benefits. Full details at check-in. Pelican Adventure discount and spa credit redemption details provided at check-in. Spa appointment may be required. Offer may not include tax or gratuity. Offer subject to availability. Offer is not valid with groups/conventions and may not be combined with other promotional offers. Other restrictions and blackout dates may apply.