4.1 out of 5

"Great experience, clean rooms, food was decent, lots of activities " More

By a verified traveler on Fri 11 Aug 2017

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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. Each morning buffet breakfast is served 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 Arashi Beach.

Standard Room

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
$229 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

Superior Room, Resort View

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Holiday Inn Resort Aruba - Beach Resort and Casino ratings based on 57 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.1 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 4.0 out of 5.0
2 out of 5

Nice hotel

Just had hip surgery Needed to get away. The room advertising said "resort view" Ended up on 6th floor looking out at the street. Requested a lower level room because the elevator was not working Extra charges of 40.00 per night We had to use the stairs.

Posted by , from denver on Oct 15, 2017

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2 out of 5

Elevators Mandatory

Pros: Nice beach
Cons: Elevators for housekeeping.
Location: Great location near shops and plenty of places to eat.
We had three days of elevators not working. The first two days we were down to one elevator. This wouldn't have been too bad if the housekeeping staff hadn't dominated the use, making wait times up to ten minutes long. Then on the third day the second elevator went on the fritz for three or four hours. This wouldn't have been a huge problem except if you used the stairs to leave your room and go to the lobby, there was no reentry. In other words, you could leave your room and floor but not get back. The exit doors to the stairs had no secure access. People were blocking the doors open for their use. I think the biggest let down was not one of the hotel staff offered an explanation or apology for the inconvenience.

Posted by , from C, ohio on Sep 17, 2017

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5 out of 5

Nice Hotel close to the beach

Great experience, clean rooms, food was decent, lots of activities

Posted by , from DMV on Aug 11, 2017

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3 out of 5

Nice but confirm room view prior

Pros: Positive - we had a very nice dinner at the outdoor restaurant. Seated by the water and food was good.
Cons: Check out procedure is too long.
Location: Very convenient location in the high rise district. Close to restaurants and shopping and activities. Palm Beach is fine but we very much prefer Eagle
Booked a garden view room for 1 night. The room had no view - or rather a view of a wall and the roof. Thankfully, we were only staying for the 1 night. Also, the check-out procedure was very long. Only 2 staff at the desk and 3 people in line and it took nearly half an hour to check out. We go to Aruba every year and stay at a time share so this was only an extra night, but I won't be booking us at this hotel the next trip.

Posted by , from Boston, MA on Aug 6, 2017

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3 out of 5

Just an above average hotel.

Pros: Hotel staff kindness.
Cons: General condition of the infrastructure.
Location: Location is very appropriate for a short stay.
Room was clean and comfortable, pools seemed to be a little dirty, beach facilities were not in good condition, food may not be considered as especial and unique. The cost-benefit ratio is really poor.

Posted by , from Bogotá, Colombia on Jul 25, 2017

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4 out of 5

Perfect location!

Pros: location
Cons: disbursement of palapas
While we had a wonderful vacation and the hotel is very nice, by booking thru a 3rd party vendor it prevented us from being helped when there was an issue with the bed. It was extremely uncomfortable which was very disappointing. The room looked nothing like the pictures. I get it, they give the updated rooms to full price paying customers. If you don't mind older accommodations and a really uncomfortable bed definitely take advantage of the deals thru 3rd party vendors but otherwise spend a little more and get a good nights sleep. I can't wait to go back, I'll just choose a little differently next time.

Posted by , from Edison, NJ on Jul 15, 2017

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3 out of 5

Terrible view, too much noise from early delivery

I was disappointed with our first room, view of a palapos, then our room was changed, that wasn't any better, every morning there was a deliver of towels & sheets, it made a lot of noise at 6:00 am, other than that room was very clean & comfortable, hotel staff (cleaning women) were so very nice

Posted by , from new jersey on Jul 3, 2017

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4 out of 5

Clean hotel on the beach

Pros: On the beach and walking distance to a number of restaurants, pharmacy, shopping mall across the street.
Cons: Update the Sea Tower building. Carpet a bit worn, but clean.
Great experience until all the people came for the Soul Music week-end, so unless you are in to that you may want to stay away Memorial Day Week-end. Very loud, disrespectful group that came in. Otherwise, very nice trip. Great place for families. Nice restaurants on premises and shows.

Posted by , from Richmond, VA on May 29, 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jun 2, 2017 by Mariana

Thank you for staying with us

5 out of 5

Good location

One of the best places we have ever stayed. Best location .Everyone was very nice.

Posted by on May 28, 2017

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5 out of 5

Aruba vacation

The best beach hotel. Great pool area, so close to the beach. Lots of restaurants within walking distance

Posted by on May 22, 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 space
  • 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 Property
  • 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

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 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
  • 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.

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

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.

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 25 per person (approximately)
  • Late check-out fee: USD 80.00
  • 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.