$188 Avg/night
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Renaissance Aruba Resort and Casino

4 stars
L G Smith Boulevard 82, Aruba,
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.2
out of 5
254 reviews
Great value

Not on the beach but convient to shopping and restraurants. the private island is special but might... See full review

  • Dave Shelton
  • Oct 7, 2014
Amazing--must go

This incredible property was best of class. The rooms are fantastic, the location and private beach... See full review

  • ItalianSalesGuy
  • Sep 23, 2014
Relax on a private island getaway in Aruba
Boasting the only private beaches on Aruba, the Renaissance Aruba Resort and Casino wows visitors to its tropical location with amazing views and onsite amenities. Guests can choose from two resort options, the Marina Hotel with Renaissance Mall for adults, or the family-oriented Ocean Suites. Located in the heart of Oranjestad, the Renaissance Aruba Resort and Casino is also near many of the island's popular attractions. Wi-Fi access is available in public areas.

At Renaissance Aruba Resort, diners can choose from casual to fine dining experience at the seven restaurants on site. Guests can enjoy small plates at Blue, a tapas and martini bar, or peruse the dessert wine and port list at L.G. Smith's, an upscale steak house with a dress code (no jeans).  Sip a cup of coffee at the two Starbucks coffee bars or grab refreshments at the several bars and lounges.

For leisure, tourists can have secluded outdoor massages for couples at mangrove-hidden Spa Cove or be pampered with rejuvenating treatments , sauna and juice bar at Okeanos Spa. The Patamingo Kids Club has scheduled activities and baby-sitting service.
Reasons to stay
  • Private adult-only and family beaches only a short water taxi ride away
  • Located in downtown Oranjestad, close to the main shopping, dining and nightlife
  • Opt for the relaxed ambiance of the adults-only Marina Hotel or the family-friendly Ocean Suites
  • Many rooms feature stunning water views
Renaissance Aruba rooms

The Renaissance Aruba Resort and Casino has a number of room options, but all rooms have in-room coffee/tea service and Wi-Fi access (fees apply). Room service is available during limited hours. Cable television, and pay-per view movies are also available (fees may apply). Many guest rooms offer ocean or marina views. Ocean suites come with microwave oven and wet bar.

Things to do nearby
  • Archaeological Museum (0.3 mi/0.5 km)
  • Aruba Ostrich Farm (5.5 mi/8.8 km)
  • Alto Vista Chapel (5.7 mi/9.4 km)
  • Philip's Animal Garden (5.7 mi/9.4 km)
  • California Lighthouse (8.2 mi/13.3 km)
  • Bushiribana Ruins (9.0 mi/14.5 km)
  • Arikok National Park (10.1 mi/16.2 km)
Policies and Fees
  • NOTICE: There will be room renovations from March to mid-November 2014. The Resort Management Team will make every effort to keep noise levels at a minimum during this time. All noise-related work will be done during day time between 10am and 6pm. These renovations will not be visible to hotel guests because all work will be confined to one section at a time. The section will be completely closed off during renovations.

  • The hotel provides wired Internet access in rooms for a fee and complimentary Wi-Fi access in the lobby. The following fees apply: high-speed Internet access, $12.99 per day; enhanced high-speed Internet access, $17.99 per day; and 3-day enhanced high-speed Internet access, $49.99 per day. Please inquire at check-in for the most current pricing and details.

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

Hotel Map

12.5172 -70.0364
Area served
Located in the heart of downtown Oranjestad within walking distance of the main dining, shopping and night life areas of the island. Also located close to Renaissance Island, the resort's private island accessible by boat from the resort lobby.
Nearby airports
Queen Beatrix International Airport (AUA)
Area description
Select areas at the Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino are available for adults only - these include the Marina Hotel pool and fitness center, Okeanos Spa, the Lounge, Flamingo Beach on Renaissance Island and our two casinos. Families will excite in play-filled getaways to the Renaissance Ocean Suites and enjoy a variety of amenities throughout the property, including Iguana Beach on Renaissance Island. Renaissance Island, a private 40-acre tropical island paradise featuring Aruba's only private beaches. The resort also features the island's most exciting shopping, dining, casinos, shows, and nightlife! Additional activities nearby include: Horseback riding (3 mi), Jet-skiing (3mi), Squash (1mi), Laundry on-site (coin operated), Valet dry-cleaning

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Renaissance Aruba Resort and Casino Rooms

Ocean Suite
Includes Private Island Access - Located in the Renaissance Ocean Suites. These spacious one-bedroom suites offer a king bed, large bathroom, living room with queen sofa bed, wet bar with fridge, mini-fridge, microwave and coffeemaker, high-speed Internet access and balcony or patio. Maximum occupancy is 4.
Resort Double
Includes Private Island Access - Located in the adult exclusive Renaissance Marina Hotel. Rooms feature two double beds, French balcony, high-speed Internet access, coffeemaker, and more. Maximum occupancy is 2.
Ocean King
Includes Private Island Access - Located in the adult exclusive Renaissance Marina Hotel. All rooms offer a king bed, high-speed Internet access, coffeemaker, a French balcony and much more. Maximum occupancy is 2.
Executive Suites - Renaissance Marina Hotel Adult Excluisve
Includes Private Island Access - These Suites feature distinctive furnishings, a king bed, coffeemake, and a french balcony. Sitting area offers a sofa bed and elegantly appointed desk with high-speed internet access. Maximum occupancy 2 - adults only.
Island King
Includes Private Island Access - Located in the adult exclusive Renaissance Marina Hotel. Each room features a king bed and French balcony, plus convenient amenities including high-speed Internet access and coffeemaker. Maximum occupancy is 2.
Island Suite
Includes Private Island Access - Located in the Renaissance Ocean Suites. These one-bedroom suites feature a king bed, spacious bathroom, and living room with queen sofa bed. Amenities include a mini-fridge, coffeemaker, high-speed Internet access and balcony or patio. Maximum occupancy is 4.
Resort King
Includes Private Island Access - Located in the adult exclusive Renaissance Marina Hotel. These guest rooms offer views of Oranjestad, or the hotel atrium with the unique water launch. Rooms feature one king bed, French balcony, high-speed Internet access, coffeemaker, and more. Maximum occupancy is 2.
Family Suites
Includes Private Island Access - Ocean Suites and Island Suites. Maximum 4 guests, includes up to 2 adults and 2 children under 12 only. Any additional guests outside these specifications will be moved to another room at an additional cost.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • 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
Childcare Service
In-Room Safe
Tour desk
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Barber/Beauty shop
Conference facilities
Doctor on call
Gift shop
Currency exchange
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Free parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant
Accessible facilities
Wheel chair access
Service animals allowed
Accessible parking
Public areas wheelchair accessible for disabled
Handicapped parking
Audible emergency alarm for sight impaired guest
Wheelchair accessible elevators
Visual emergency alarm for hearing impaired guest
Ramp access to buildings
Brailled elevators

Dining

L.G. Smith's Steak & Chop House
One of Aruba's top restaurants for wining and dining is located at the 2nd floor of the Renaissance Marina Hotel. This steak and chop house has an ultra modern decor and ambiance unparalleled in Aruba. This restaurant offers a menu of steak, veal and lamb with a selection of delectable desserts.
Captain's Corner
For a fresh, buffet-style breakfast, eat at Captain's Corner at the Renaissance Ocean Suites. The buffet features made-to-order omelets, pancakes, pastries and cereals, all of this in a location that looks out over the resort pool, beach and ocean.
Blue
In the lobby of the Renaissance Marina Hotel, BLUE serves your favorite frozen drinks, martinis, specialty mixed drinks and many other classics. BLUE also offers lunch and tapas items throughout the day.
The Lounge, Midnight Grill
Overlooking the Crystal Casino and adjacent to L.G. Smith's Steak and Chop house, the Lounge Midnight Grill offers an all-night light fare menu while enjoying live entertainment till sunrise.
Aquarius
Located adjacent to the lobby of the Renaissance Marina Hotel, Aquarius offers a casual fare in a relaxed setting. For breakfast, you can enjoy an extensive daily buffet featuring made-to-order omelets, pancakes, pastries, cereals and much more a la carte morning favorites. For lunch and dinner, buffet and a la carte, the restaurant features an amazing array of choices with a touch of Caribbean flavor including some wonderful seafood specialties.
Papagayo Bar & Grill
Papagayo Bar and Grill is located on Renaissance Island and is open-air so you can enjoy the sights of the beach and the sounds of the ocean. The menu includes finger food, island salads, sandwiches and specialty frozen drinks.
Sole
Located at the pool at the Renaissance Ocean Suites, Sole offers casual fare including burgers, steaks and shrimp. Enjoy one of the rum specialties while sitting at the swim up bar or a romantic cocktail while watching the sunset.

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 (254)

Ratings and reviews for Renaissance Aruba Resort and Casino

Overall score

4.2 / 5
5.01.0
254 out of 254
Amenities:
4.2
Room cleanliness:
4.4
Hotel staff:
4.3
Room comfort:
4.2
Location:
4.3
Value:
4

88% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
North Andover, MA
Mar 24, 2011

Great time in Aruba

Hotel is located in the center of Oranjestad and is very close to everything. While they do not have a beach, they do have a man made lagoon and beautiful and clean grounds and pool at the hotel. Their beach is a private island, 8 minute boat ride from the hotel and we enjoyed snorkeling at the beach and hanging out there. Rooms are definitely dated although everything else made up for it. Food and drinks are expensive at the hotel.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Needham, Ma.
Mar 9, 2011

Once again- Excellent

This was our second year at the Renaissance and it was great once again. The location is terrific- access to terrific restaurants. Love the happy hours at The Marina and even better at the Suites. The private beach is paradise. This year we brought our 18 year old twins and they liked everything about the experience as well. (Except the didn't go to happy hour, Thank God)

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Ann Arbor, MI
Mar 7, 2011

Good Stay

Very comfortable, pretty old crowd. Aruba in general seems like a much older crowd, not the best location if you are young.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
DC Honeymooners
Business
Washington, DC
Feb 27, 2011

Nice acomodations, nice private island

Hotel was clean and pleasant. Location in Oranjestad is a minus, as most of the "action" and nice beaches are in the high-rise area. However, the private island, though small, is very relaxing and not too crowded. Getting to Eagle and Palm beach areas is easy using the excellent Arubus bus service or a taxu (approx. $11).

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
ny
Feb 14, 2011

renaissance aruba resort and casino

Our trip was for rest and relaxation to get away from the cold snow and every day chores. Aruba provided that the climate atmosphere, hotel the people were all just great. We did very little sightseeing good reason to return. this trip was hassle free compared to other trips we have taken. ty Jet Blue for a great flight.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
NY
Jan 19, 2011

Private beach....Heaven!

I was pleasantly surprised by the hotel as a whole although the original reason we booked was the private beach. The boat that took you to the beach from the lobby INSIDE the hotel was an unexpected added incentive. We were provided with a decent sized room that did not overlook the street - by request that serviced everyday. Negative.....having to pay for internet service and less than friendly staff. I think the fact that we spoke Spanish helped, but the staff constantly made it a point to steer you toward more expensive, hotel related options. We did not choose the all-inclusive option, or rent a car which may have been a mistake. The food in nearby places was overpriced and actually not very good - except the L.G. Smith Steak & Chop house. Priced as any other steakhouse, but good service and good food. In order to get anywhere that may have had better food/prices, you had to take a cab (20 US dollars back and forth), or get information for the bus that would take you out of the downtown area - unless you wanted theme restaurants like Wendy's or Burger King. We also did the scuba diving tour which I thought wasn't really all that. The crew was rude and acted as if they were doing us a favor by being there. I wouldn't do that again.

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

Business

Time-saving tip: Not Applicable

Rent a car for better options.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
NJ
Dec 30, 2010

This hotel has THE BEST beach!

The private beach makes the hotel worth it. The beach is a short boat ride away and it is paradise. There are flamingos and iguanas walking around, food and beverages are served on the beach, and there are beach activities if you are so inclined or you can just lie inthe sun and swim in the crystal clear water! The Aquarius Cafe in the resort and casino has AM and PM buffets that are out of this world. The rooms are okay- nothing great.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Iguana Joe's is a short walk from the hotel and has good food at reasonable prices! it is casual...

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Spfld, MA
Oct 12, 2010

Satisfied

Nice hotel, clean, friendly staff. Pretty pool area at the Marina. Nice quiet private island, however visited the on the beach high rise hotels and the water was much nicer, but beaches much more crowded. Would like to stay at one of the more exclusive high rise (like the Palms) next time.

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

Business

Entertainment tip: Short drive from hotel

Hish rise casinos pay out - hotel casinos not so hot. Go to flying fishbone and driftwood for seafood dinner

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Roxanne, Single Traveler
Business
Washington DC
Sep 4, 2010

Great Birthday Getaway!

I spent my birthday weekend at the Renaissance Hotel on a girls getaway.It was fantastic! Great hotel! The only thing missing was a pool!!! The service at the hotel during breakfast was extremely slow one day. We were seated for nearly 15min before being acknowledged. As I went to alert the hostess, our server showed up which was a little annoying, otherwise the hotel was fine!

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

Business

Money-saving tip: In Hotel

If you are an imbiber, and want to save a few dollars recommend you hit the hotel bar for happy hour. It only lasts for about an hour and half versus most happy hrs that last for a couple of hours but the prices are two for the price of one. Otherwise, the drinks are way too pricey!!!

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Concord, CA
Aug 25, 2010

Private Island makes this hotel a must!

First, the Hotel in NOT on the beach. It is in downtown Aruba, right next to the main road, kinda noisy at night. HBO didnt work the whole time there. Downtown Aruba does not have a lively night life except on weekends and Mambo Jambo next door during the week. Senor Frogs moved to the Highrise area, 15 min away. Everything in downtown is closed on SUNDAYS. That being said, if you are looking for a good getaway, the Private Island is what makes this hotel. It is a short boat ride out which picks you up right under the escalators inside the hotel. It seemed that the Highrise area had more entertainment and nightlife. If you are a drinker the all-inclusive may be worth it, otherwise save your money. Plenty of shopping in the area, two small casinos (no poker, have to go to other hotels 15 min. away), great restraunts in the immediate area (Casa Tua - good pizza, pasta and paella), no microwave in the room, happy hour 4-6:30pm everyday 2 for 1's at hotel bar, bartenders were very friendly...ask them about local spots, LG Smiths steakhouse was great, check in staff upgraded our room because we were on honeymoon, overall a great expirience for our first trip to Aruba, 7 days!

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

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

"The Flying Fishbone" has the best seafood on the island and an amazing ambiance...eat your dinner ON the beach with your feet IN the water! Yes your table is literally in the water, ankle deep! Watch the sunset in a one of a kind setting! Get there an hour before sunset so you can get a good table and get the full expirience! Absolutely a dining expirience we will talk about for the rest of our lives!!!

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