$245 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Mar 12, 2015 Check-out: Mar 15, 2015

Holiday Inn Resort Aruba - Beach Resort and Casino

3 stars
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Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.4
out of 5
295 reviews
Awesome place! Happy Island!

I love this resort, I have stayed many times! Very good location and very nice stay! See full review

  • Brian S.
  • Jan 25, 2015
Happy Island

I love it there, very good location and fun times at the location itself See full review

  • Brian S.
  • Jan 25, 2015
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.

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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

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.

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.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
4:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

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 (295)

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

Overall score

3.4 / 5
5.01.0
295 out of 295
Amenities:
3.5
Cleanliness:
3.9
Hotel staff:
3.8
Comfort:
3.8
Location:
4.5
Value:
3.8

71% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Barbara AB
Business
San Antonio
Feb 9, 2015

Great Stay

The hotel was in a great location and in good condition. Very clean rooms and amenities. The food was okay. It was walking distance to shopping centers and a few attractions.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Alana
Business
Curitiba
Feb 4, 2015

Great amenities and service with good price.

Nice location, good food (a little pricey), nice ambience, smiley staff, confortable and spacious room. We loved to stay in the jacuzzi and at the front beach to watch the sunset. It was an enjoyable experience! Highly recommend.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

B55 Restaurant - Pros: Good ambience with a nice view, half the price of Oranjestad and Palm Beach (menu is in florins, not us dollars) and VERY tasty food (beef, chicken, fish...). Cons: grumpy staff and far from the main hotels (after the airport). I do recommend though.

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Review of Holiday Inn Resort Aruba - Beach Resort and Casino

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Brian S.
Business
Silver Spring
Jan 25, 2015

Awesome place! Happy Island!

I love this resort, I have stayed many times! Very good location and very nice stay!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

This place is a walk from food, shopping, and nightlife attractions.

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Review of Holiday Inn Resort Aruba - Beach Resort and Casino

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Brian S.
Business
Silver Spring
Jan 25, 2015

Happy Island

I love it there, very good location and fun times at the location itself

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Holiday Inn Resort Aruba - Beach Resort and Casino

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Eager voyager
Business
MONTEVIDEO
Jan 24, 2015

Family trip

This the same (good) quality of the Holliday inn in an excepcional location with beach service.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Go at least onde to barefoot restaurant for dinner with sunset incredible view

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Review of Holiday Inn Resort Aruba - Beach Resort and Casino

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
gstuller
Business
N/A
Jan 23, 2015

Getaway

Hotel was good, but the kids were a little annoying in the adult pool. Overall, the Holiday Inn is great for your budget, location is spot on. Although dining was so so. Went off site to eat. Breakfast buffet- i would not do that again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

Great location, to beach and shopping and restaurants.

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Review of Holiday Inn Resort Aruba - Beach Resort and Casino

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
wendy m.
Business
N/A
Jan 22, 2015

awesome winter getaway

All great!! The breakfast buffet was delicious and plentiful!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Holiday Inn Resort Aruba - Beach Resort and Casino

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
KGro
Business
N/A
Dec 29, 2014

Great Location

Staff is great, beach is really nice. Food at the hotel places is not great - very average but other than that, was impressed.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
James K.
Business
Wexford
Dec 29, 2014

Great trip and location

This is our third trip to Aruba and second at the Holiday Inn. Now that all of the construction is over it is a great place and location with many shops, restaurants, and entertainment venues within a five block area. The local food is great and very easy on the budget. The Holiday Inn is very clean with a great staff that is very helpful. While their beach area was really policed, I can't say much for a few hotels down the beach a bit where either they do not police their area or they really do not care but a few young sun bather's pefer to go topless right along the water's edge.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

You really do not need the all inclusive package to dine. There are many local and chain eating places within a four block area at better than hotel prices and much more of a food selection than the hotel buffet. Save your money.

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Review of Holiday Inn Resort Aruba - Beach Resort and Casino

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
KGro
Business
N/A
Dec 16, 2014

Great Location

Staff is great, beach is really nice. Food at the hotel places is not great - very average but other than that, was impressed.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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