$205 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Aug 9, 2014 Check-out: Aug 11, 2014

Renaissance Aruba Resort and Casino

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

Very clean convenient hotel. Great service and direction. Some staff was awesome ( Julio at oasis)... See full review

  • Docbice
  • Nov 26, 2013
Perfect Vacation

Loved it, friendly staff. Great suites. Loved the private island! See full review

  • Traveler teacher 2013
  • Sep 1, 2013
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.

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, mini-fridge, 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, a mini-fridge, 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, mini-fridge, 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, mini-fridge, 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

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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

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 (413)

Ratings and reviews for Renaissance Aruba Resort and Casino

Overall score

4.2 / 5
5.01.0
413 out of 413
Amenities:
4.2
Room cleanliness:
4.4
Hotel staff:
4.3
Room comfort:
4.2
Location:
4.3
Value:
4

87% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Renaissance Aruba Resort and Casino

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
honeymoonerNJ
NJ
Sep 8, 2011

Honeymoon

The hotel itself was beautifully built and decorated. Our room was nothing special however. Staff didn't seem to know much..or speak much english.. even at the front desk.. Rooms definitely need improvement.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
2
Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Take the bus to get around the island. You can save a LOT of money.

Review of Renaissance Aruba Resort and Casino

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
honeymoonerNJ
NJ
Sep 8, 2011

Honeymoon

The hotel itself was beautifully built and decorated. Our room was nothing special however. Staff didn't seem to know much..or speak much english.. even at the front desk.. Rooms definitely need improvement.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
2
Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Take the bus to get around the island. You can save a LOT of money.

Review of Renaissance Aruba Resort and Casino

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Hurricane travelers
Long Island, New York, USA
Sep 1, 2011

Not sure what to think

We were there for a couple days bc of the hurricane. The staff was great... actually amazing, appearance was nice and upscale, but our room had flies or something in it that bit us. Also our pillows were not clean, floor had stuff on it, and bathroom was small. They had to beaches one was small and the other you had to take a 7 min boaf ride to get there. It was nice but planes fly very low at that point which makes it very noisey.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
2
Review of Renaissance Aruba Resort and Casino

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Hurricane travelers
Long Island, New York, USA
Sep 1, 2011

Not sure what to think

We were there for a couple days bc of the hurricane. The staff was great... actually amazing, appearance was nice and upscale, but our room had flies or something in it that bit us. Also our pillows were not clean, floor had stuff on it, and bathroom was small. They had to beaches one was small and the other you had to take a 7 min boaf ride to get there. It was nice but planes fly very low at that point which makes it very noisey.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
2
Review of Renaissance Aruba Resort and Casino

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
PPSAngie
Marietta, OH, USA
Aug 25, 2011

Not my style

The room was small but nice. There are two elevators....only one worked. We were on the 6th floor and used the stairs a lot. The pool was small and bath water temperature. The one unique thing was the canal that comes right into the lobby. The hotel has a private beach that you have to take a boat ride to get to. You end up waiting each way. The prices for drinks was outrageous considering they were served in a 3oz cup. The Hotel is located downtown where everything closes around 5pm. After that you have to take a taxi to do anything.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

The best meal we ate was at the Driftwood Restaurant located one block behind the Hotel.

Review of Renaissance Aruba Resort and Casino

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
KagnFLa
Florida
Aug 24, 2011

Business or Pleasure

Convienient location to shopping, local flare,nitelife and airport.

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

Seafood buffet is unbelieveable.

Review of Renaissance Aruba Resort and Casino

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Honeytea
Hampton, VA
Aug 24, 2011

Relaxing Getaway, vehicle traffic not so good.

The hotel was less than what I expected and of course we tried to relocate but costly. We found there were (2) Renaissance Hotels within same area. Both said we were not registered until we produced Orbitz documentation. Of course the one with outdated carpet and extremely small rooms said we had been booked at their hotel. The carpets were worn and the room had a damp and musty smell. The room was very disappointing but the employees and people who cleaned the rooms were courteous and helpful. Driftwood Seafood Restaurant is the place to eat if you like seafood, had a ball on the private island and also on the Party bus. Trip was a lot of fun, wish we could have stayed longer. We will go back again very soon. So many things to do and not enough time. We were able to do a little relaxing before departure. This was a good trip except for the small musty hotel room.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Driftwood Seafood Restaurant Seaport Casino Party Bus Hotel Private Island Movie Cinema

Review of Renaissance Aruba Resort and Casino

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
KagnFLa
Florida
Aug 24, 2011

Business or Pleasure

Convienient location to shopping, local flare,nitelife and airport.

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

Seafood buffet is unbelieveable.

Review of Renaissance Aruba Resort and Casino

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
AvidTraveller
Leominster, MA, USA
Aug 24, 2011

Great place for the price!

my wife and I always wanted to stay at this place since our first time in Aruba a few years ago. Luckily we managed to get a good flight and hotel price for the week we were planning on going. Upon arrival, the staff was really friendly, and helped us out with our check in immediately. The location is great, and in the center of town. The only downside is that in the several of the nightlife action is located now on the northern part of the island, so you will have to make your way there for that. Overall, the private island makes up for it all! Also, the free oranges at the lobby each day are a real treat!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Nightlife tip: Short drive from hotel

You'll have to take a quick cab to the action near Playa Linda, seeing the clubs moved to that side, but it's definitely not a deal breaker to avoid this hotel.

Review of Renaissance Aruba Resort and Casino

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
AvidTraveller
Leominster, MA, USA
Aug 24, 2011

Great place for the price!

my wife and I always wanted to stay at this place since our first time in Aruba a few years ago. Luckily we managed to get a good flight and hotel price for the week we were planning on going. Upon arrival, the staff was really friendly, and helped us out with our check in immediately. The location is great, and in the center of town. The only downside is that in the several of the nightlife action is located now on the northern part of the island, so you will have to make your way there for that. Overall, the private island makes up for it all! Also, the free oranges at the lobby each day are a real treat!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Nightlife tip: Short drive from hotel

You'll have to take a quick cab to the action near Playa Linda, seeing the clubs moved to that side, but it's definitely not a deal breaker to avoid this hotel.

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