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Marriott's Aruba Ocean Club

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Our first visit to Aruba was wonderful. The Ocean Club did not disappoint! We had a 2 bedroom/2 bath and it was clean and just perfect. Read all the reviews and was worried would our daughter have fun not being at the Surf Club. Well all was great! She enjoyed the Ocean Club just great. Surf Club looks very nice as well just extremely crowded. We loved the Ocean club pool and beach area. Not nearly as crowded as the other resorts. We will sure be back to the Ocean Club! We loved Aruba. The hotel staff, people of Aruba and everyone we met was so sweet, kind and helpful. Great location. Walk to tons of restaurants, shopping, etc. If you can't relax and have a good time here I doubt you could anywhere.

My husband and I are visiting Aruba for the first time and were gifted this stay for our honeymoon as our wedding gift. I have to say, this has been an indescribable experience that we appreciate so much & will never forget. Every single person at The Ocean Club has been exceptional. The service at check in was a breeze, the concierge desk has been so helpful with making recommendations and reservations, the men out front are so welcoming and happy to help out in any way possible & the housekeepers have been so good to us and kept our room in great shape. We now understand why most everyone we have met says ‘this is our 5th year back, or our 22nd year back’ because Aruba is truly paradise and The Marriott Ocean Club exhibits so much of the beauty that the island has to offer. We look forward to coming back year after year.

We just returned from Marriott's Aruba Ocean Club. My kids are 15, 10 and 8 so we wanted to go to a place where they could have activities that interested all of them. The things we loved: 1. The room. They were very clean which is a biggie for me. We had a two bedroom lockoff with a full kitchen. They say "ocean view" but you really have to stand outside your room on the patio to see a small glimpse of it. All of the kids could have their own beds which was nice so no one would argue about who was sleeping with who. It was super easy to walk to the beach not far at all and the pool was right outside the door. Sometimes at night I would wake up with noise but I am a light sleeper. 2. Beach. The water was warm and hardly any waves. I didn't have to worry so much with my 8 year old swimming like I have in other places. Rent a palapa in advance, try to get row 2 if you can. DO NOT USE SPRAY SUNSCREEN. We all got fried the first day because the wind is heavy and half of the SPF ended up somewhere other than our bodies. The sun is BRUTAL. Apply often! 3. The Pool. Our kids loved poolside BINGO everyday. My oldest won $50 but some of the pots were over $300! The drinks were strong which at other resorts you pay a premium and you get a drink wondering if it was a virgin colada. So that made the adults happy. We enjoyed the native beer called "Chill". It reminded me of Corona. Go to Super Food on the way to the resort and pick everything you need for the week there! Great selection of meats, cheeses and pastries. Food. Madame Janette's...Lamb Chops. AMAZING!! Gianni's Italian was the family favorite. The service was great and everyone raved about the food. There was 14 of us. The only complaint is the service is slower than the states but hey, you are on island time and we need to slow down anyway. I tried to not be impatient and at the end just let it go. oh...and the slot machines took all my extra money but I did make some back on 3 card poker the last night. Not all was lost. Overall this was a great trip. We felt safe and had a blast with friends and family. We would return. We might try the surf club next time just to mix it up a bit.

First day back at the Oceanclub and the beaches have been ruined by a line of umbrellas along the the water. This obstructs the view for everyone and blocks access to to the water. What a mistake. I am reconsidering our trip in June and will likely go elsewhere.

Marriott's Aruba Ocean Club is a great place to stay for families wanting to have all the amenities, laundry facility on 2nd and 6th floors so you can pack lighter and a full kitchen so you don't have to eat out or at least save those extras your kids cant eat to reheat. If you have more than four in your party, you really can't go wrong with either it or the Surf Club next door. The Ocean Club guests may NOT use the lazy river at the surf club, so if that presents a problem stay there instead. Lits of activities right outside at the beach.

We’ve stayed here a few times and have never been disappointed. The hotel is nicely appointed and the staff are wonderful. The rooms could use a little updating but I’d still give this place 5 stars. If you have kids the surf club is more geared towards them.

The property is impeccably maintained and the staff is friendly and extremely helpful. We have been coming here for 14 years and are always impressed. The plans for future improvements are very impressive and will continue to enhance the property.

Everything about our stay at the Ocean Club was wonderful. The rooms, the facility, the pools, the restaurants, and the location was wonderful. There is quality in every detail. We have traveled to many places around the world, and this is one of our favorites. The staff was also very positive and helpful. As others have mentioned, The Sands restaurant was convenient and had great food. The Grouper on the menu was the best seafood we had all week! I would also like to give my appreciation to the De Palm tour agents staffed in the lounge of the resort. All of our tours were seamless, with pick up and drop-off service to most of the tours we purchased. The agents were knowledgeable and helpful in guiding our choices. Those tours greatly enhanced our experience on the island. Children: We are at an age, where we appreciated the calmer pool activity at the Ocean Club as compared to the Surf club. There is a huge hot tub elevated at Ocean club, and it is still kid-friendly because it has a normal pool and is right on the beach. If you have not been to Aruba before, the desert climate, strong winds, and happy island people make it a wonderful place to visit. Add the luxury of a Marriott time-share, and it's a little bit of paradise.

We have been traveling to the OC for 17 years. We love it here. It’s our home away from home. Friendly staff. Beautiful beach. Great food & drinks. Lots of family friendly activities. Great location for outdoor activities, with a beautiful sunset every night.

We have owned a timeshare at the Ocean Club for more than 10 years; best investment that we have made. It schedules a vacation for us each year. Villas are so well appointed, comfortable and clean with magnificent views of the water. The Sands Eatery was a highlight everyday for lunch and bingo. The outstanding staff : Wilma, Edward and Ferdie just makes your day. They are entertaining, attentive and always happy. Food is really good.

LG Smith Boulevard No. 99 Noord

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Spa

Marriott's Aruba Ocean Club places you within a 10-minute stroll of Palm Beach Plaza and Fisherman's Huts. This 4-star resort has 218 guestrooms and offers a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. On the beach, it's also near Arashi Beach and Alto Vista Chapel.


Dining

You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge or visit the onsite restaurant for a bite to eat. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with room service. For your convenience, a cooked-to-order breakfast is served each morning for a fee.


Rooms

The 218 air-conditioned rooms feature kitchens. TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries. Sofa beds, coffee makers, and ceiling fans are also standard.


Property features

Marriott's Aruba Ocean Club features a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and a children's pool. If you plan to drive, free parking is available. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with dry cleaning/laundry and securing valuables. Other amenities at this beach resort include a spa tub, a steam room, and free WiFi in public areas.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

85.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1274 reviews