$475 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Jan 4, 2015 Check-out: Jan 5, 2015

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

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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

4.2 / 5
5.01.0
13 out of 28
Amenities:
4.3
Room cleanliness:
4.8
Hotel staff:
4.3
Room comfort:
4.6
Location:
4.6
Value:
4.2

92% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
steelking
Business
brooklyn
Dec 13, 2013

Excellent Vacation Venue

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

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

Business

Shopping tip: Short drive from hotel

Touch of Gold is a terrific, honest jewelry store

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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

5
5.01.0
PaulF
Business
Coram, NY, USA
Aug 16, 2011

Trip

The Motel was very clean & very friendly to the guests. The Motel went out of there way to help the guest. Went to the beach or the pool. I have been to Aruba 5 times now & each time the Motel is very friendly. The island is very safe to travelers & all the people are very friendly. Stayed at Marriott Surf Club in Aruba. The island is beautiful. Room was very clean & comftable. Value for money is good. Staff was very friendly to the guest. Room had a small Kitchenette in it, refrig, micro, stove so you could have Breakfast & Lunch in room. Staff is very friendly & goes out of there way to help you with any problem you might have. The value for the money is just right

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: Long walk from hotel

Madam Jeanette & Chalette Swiss are both great places to have dinner.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Philadelphia, PA
May 27, 2011

Perfect.

Stayed in a 1 bedroom with kitchen/living room/dining room... no complaints whatsoever. Got up around 8am to reserve chairs by the main pool and had no issues finding one with shade and one with sun every day. More than enough chairs at the beach every day... Food at the pool bar was always good, wasn't too expensive, and they had 2 for $14 happy hour specials (frozen/mixed drinks) every day from 3-5pm. Rooms were immaculate, definitely recommend going to the grocery store to save money on breakfast and lunch. Short walk to the shops/restaurants... No need to bring any long sleeved shirts or pants during this time of year, it's hot even at night! LOVED the hotel and are already trying to plan another vacation there within the next 6 months. We are VERY picky people... but there is nothing bad to say about the Surf Club.

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

Business

Money-saving tip: Short drive from hotel

Take a cab to Ling and Sons- grocery store. Very Americanized. Stock up on food for breakfast/lunch and buy your alcohol there. Drinks at the pool every day can be very expensive (beers $6, mixed/frozen drinks $8.50-12). Since it's a time share resort, you are allowed to bring your own food/drinks to the pool- buy a throw away cooler and stock up for the week so you can splurge on dinners!

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Rhode Island
May 18, 2011

Excellent Vacation

Excellent service, very friendly staff. Beautiful location/view of the ocean and island from an Oceanside room. The resort is very clean and well-kept with several good options for eating/drinking at the Surf club and at the two neighboring Marriotts. 2nd year in a row staying at the Surf club and very satisfied both times.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
sierra madre momma
Business
Twin Cities, MN
Mar 14, 2011

fabulous time for spring break

The Aruba Surf club was a wonderful experience. The room was lovely, although not up to Marriott's new standard of bedding. Ask for a room above the 5th floor for the best views. Lots of restaurants within walking distance. The bus and taxi system work great for getting around; no need to rent a car. The weather was perfect, as long as you don't mind the trade winds.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Restaurants on the beach right by the hotel have great sunset views and excellent food, although eating out is expensive.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Roseland, New Jersey
Feb 24, 2011

Aruba-Marriott Surf Club

Aruba and the people are 5 Star. This timeshare unit (Gardenview) is the smallest..If not travelling with kids would suggest 2 Queen beds instead of pullout. Room and beds very clean, view over pool was lovely but would suggest asking for higher floor than 5. Kithenette very handy, bring your own toiletries. Would not suggest for couples during childrens school breaks! We went to the neighboring Ocean Club beach for alittle peace. Overall a great trip...people could not be nicer!

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

All the restaurants were great. Our favorite Screaming Eagle and Simple Fish at the Marriott. We are well travelled and SFish is one of our favorite resturants now! Right on the beach! Reserve well in advance of your trip. Dont miss the amazing coconut cream Arubian cake!

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Review of Marriott's Aruba Surf Club

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

4
5.01.0
philadelphia reviewer
Business
philadelphia, pa
Nov 2, 2009

Marriott's Aruba Surf Club

Beautiful hotel.

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

Business

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Review of Marriott's Aruba Surf Club

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Boston, MASS
Oct 11, 2009

Marriott Surf Club

Lovely location - convenient to restaurants and shops. You are able to walk places and do not need a rental car.

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

Business

Time-saving tip: In Hotel

Bring coffee and cereal and snack food. The prices for "munchies" is out of sight. The rooms (lock off rooms) have a small kitchen with coffee pot, microwave, refrigerator, and toaster.

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