$299 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Oct 28, 2014 Check-out: Oct 31, 2014

Marriott's Aruba Surf Club

3 stars
103 L. G. Smith Boulevard, 103 L.G. SMITH BLVD., Palm Beach,
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.1
out of 5
28 reviews
Excellent Vacation Venue

Great Place to be. With or without children, this hotel is a fantastic place for a vacation. See full review

  • steelking
  • Dec 13, 2013
excellent recreational home

very good experience, friendly and polite personnel good level of security See full review

  • percival
  • Sep 20, 2014
Spacious timeshare villas with lazy river and pool on Palm Beach
This family-friendly timeshare resort offers a home away from home with its fully equipped, spacious villas, and some key places to unplug: the Marriott's Aruba Surf Club expanse of Palm Beach, and its winding lazy river. More aquatic fun can be had at the pool areas, while activities specific to younger guests, including arts and crafts and video games, are available as well.
Highlights
  • Marriott Vacation Club Resort on Palm Beach
  • Lazy river and fun, active pool area
  • Spacious villas with fully equipped kitchens
  • Restaurant and pool bar on-site
Rooms
Sun-bleached cotton bedding and sky-blue hues decorate this room, along with granite tops along the fully equipped kitchens with refrigerator and microwave oven of each one-, two- or three-bedroom villas at the Marriott's Aruba Surf Club. Rooms are also appointed with sofa sleeper and Internet access.
Dining
While visiting the Marriott's Aruba Surf Club, hanging out at Seaworthy's Pool Bar is crucial. They serve drinks and a light lunch. Captain's Galley is American-style breakfast, lunch and dinner. For finer dining, guests are directed to the nearby Marriott's Ocean Club and Aruba Marriott Resort's restaurants, which include Ruth's Chris Steakhouse and a sushi bar. Guests are also welcome to visit local grocery stores or cook in-room, and supply their own drinks while lounging.
Recreation
Float for hours in the gentle current of the lazy river, or stop time at the serenity pool. Palm Beach is just steps away. Families can play together or make arts and crafts at the in the Kids Maze-Matey's Hall. Those ages 12-17 and their game-loving friends who dare to click along and participate can hang at The Den, which has PS3 and Wii games. Free weights, exercise equipment and complimentary fitness classes are at hand at the Helmsman Fitness Center in the Marriott's Aruba Surf Club.
Transportation
  • Aruba International Airport (7 mi/12 km)
Attractions
  • Pedernalis (0.9 mi/1.5 km)
  • Bubali Bird Sanctuary (2.3 mi/3.6 km)
  • Red Sail Sports Aruba (3.4 mi/5.5 km)
Business
  • High-speed Internet access in public areas and guest rooms
  • Meeting rooms

Hotel Map

12.567 -70.033
Area served
Paseo Herencia
Nearby airports
Queen Beatrix International Airport, (AUA), 7.00, MI, NW;
Area description
Resort, Location Type: Resort

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Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
Air conditioned
No smoking rooms/facilities
Elevators
Ice machine
Activities
Outdoor pool
Fitness center or spa
Fitness Center
Exercise gym
Casino
Sauna
Children's activities
Game room
Tennis
Water skiing
Picnic area/tables
Steam bath
Horseback riding
Scuba diving
Dining
Restaurant
Coffee maker in room
Vending machines
Services
24 hour front desk
Maid service
Laundry service
Guest laundromat
Express checkout
Concierge desk
Laundry/Valet services
ATM/Cash machine
Wake-up service
In-Room Safe
Car rental desk
Gift shop
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Free parking
Parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Accessible parking
Room
DVD player
Television with cable
Radio
Safe
Telephone
Kitchen
AM/FM alarm clock
Free newspaper
Hairdryer in room
Microwave
Sofa bed
Temperature control
Iron
Ironing board
Bath tub
Wet bar

Dining

Seaworthy's Pool Bar
Swim up to Seaworthy's Pool Bar for a refreshing tropical beverage or cocktail. Serving drinks from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., we are a unique beachfront restaurant in Aruba. Stop by for a refreshing reprieve while soaking up the tropical Caribbean sunshine.
Captain's Galley
This Aruba beachfront bar and grill is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Enjoy succulent burgers, light sandwiches, wings, wraps and more with frozen specialty drinks, signature cocktails and beer within a casual, tropical atmosphere.
The MarketPlace
Perfect for snacks, cold drinks, ice cream and necessities. Featuring freshly brewed coffee, specialty espresso drinks and more.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
04:00 PM
Check-out:
10:00 AM

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 (28)

Ratings and reviews for Marriott's Aruba Surf Club

Overall score

4.1 / 5
5.01.0
28 out of 28
Amenities:
4.2
Room cleanliness:
4.6
Hotel staff:
4.4
Room comfort:
4.4
Location:
4.6
Value:
4

93% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Kkelly
Business
Roseville, MI
Mar 5, 2012

WORST RESORT ON ISLAND

We have been going to Aruba for 15 yrs and we added on a couple days at this resort. Staff was rude, room was NOTHING and beach is sooo crowded that people were fighting for a beach chair. AWEFUL Wasted $500

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

Business

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Delray Beach, Fl.
Feb 22, 2010

Rude staff

The first thing I could notice at our arrival was the two humongous towers, wich for me is already a bad sign. After that we went to the check in area where the front desk attendant was very rude... two times. (I complained to the manager, but he did not do anything, but apologise). The rooms are very nice, clean and confortable but the pool and beach facilities are overcrowded, specially the beach facilities, it is almost imposible to get a chair and a spot there. So, I think we paid to much money for what we got. (Way to much money). I will never go there again!!!

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

Business

Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

At the left side of the hotel there are a couple of good restaurants and they have beach chairs you can use for free.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Enrique Sarmiento
Business
Herndon, Va
Sep 5, 2009

Aruba trip

Was "ok"

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Fairfield, CT
Feb 21, 2011

Good Family Vacation spot

Gardenview guestroom was small for 3 people. Lots of restaurants and shops outside of the hotel that were easy to find. Hotel did not have a nice restaurant or bar. Many activities offered through the hotel and on the premises of the hotel property. Out of approximately 15 treadmills, only half of them were in working order. A rental car is necessary. Lazy river so fun!

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

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Make reservations ahead of time--perhaps even before you arrive. You can always change them or cancel the later, but it is difficult to get a reservation on short notice at almost any restaurant.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
rdmips
Business
New York, NY, USA
Nov 7, 2011

Great Place for kids++

We really enjoyed the vacation over there. The place is great for kids.

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

Business

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Review of Marriott's Aruba Surf Club

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Veeb
Business
Long Island, New York, USA
Jan 15, 2012

Our annual Aruba trip

We visit Aruba every year, and have stayed at many venues in the hi-rise and low rise areas. The Surf club is indeed-top notch relative to room and facility cleanliness, maintenance,beach ameniies,and variety of activity. The only negative is that you have to work hard to find out about all of the offerings. They seem to fall short in communicating all they have to offer. The Surf club is pricey, but it is a quality venue.

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

One block fro the Marriot is the Pasao Harencia. On Tuesday, they offer an unadvertised half price admission at the Multiplex movie.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
TMock
Business
New York, NY
Aug 30, 2012

Comfortable and fun family vacation.....

First of all, we had a room with a full kitchen and a washer and dryer. It felt like a home. The staff could not have been more pleasant. We were pampered during our stay. The amenities at the hotel were fantastic and we never felt bored. The lazy pool, the beach, the gym, the spa, the markets were all here so what else can you asked for. The only annoyance which I had as well as overheard by many guests was that there is no Wi-Fi in any of the rooms. Why?? The front desk says that are aware of this complaint. There is Wi-Fi only in the lobby which was evidenced by so many many guests with their IPADS and smartphones lingering around. BTW, I had no problems with getting chairs by the pool. Tagging issues was not a issue during our stay. I would come back to this resort in the near future. Hopefully Wi-Fi will finally be in the rooms.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Book a room with a kitchen. Head to Superfoods or Lings supermarkrt and buy groceries. Dining is quite expensive in Aruba especially with a family.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
svhooter
Business
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Apr 14, 2010

Review of Marriott Surf Club

This is a timeshare location so the rooms have a full kitchen and washer - dryer. It was a great time. Room Cleaning staff was awesome. Pool staff was OK. This may be because many people are owners and bring their own drinks to the pool. But Pool staff not as attentive as what we experienced at Hyatt previously. But very nice.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Eat at Madame Janettes. A little expensive but great food and atmosphere.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
NY, NY
Feb 22, 2010

Family getaway

4 nights is the perfect length of time, very relaxing days with great weather, beautiful beach and lazy river, take an early walk on beach before it gets too hot, wear a lot of sunscreen if you burn easily; watch the sunset from beach or balcony; in the afternoons the wind blows through the pool area and is like a wind tunnel in certain spots; people tag their chairs very early and dont use them, system is not great, but you can always find chairs in between and during the day

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

rent a jeep for a day, it is fun; but if you go off road, some spots are hard to navigate; you should be a good driver, esp if you want to go to the natural pool, very rugged terrain.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Drewstine
Business
Boston MA
Sep 7, 2009

Fabulous Vaction

We had a beautiful long Labor Day weekend. Spent our days on the beach, snorkling and enjoying the pool. Our nights spent walking around and had great dinners!

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

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

El Guacho

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