Marriott's Aruba Ocean Club4.0 out of 5.0
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Marriott's Ocean Club is smaller than it's neighbor, the Surf Club offering a more intimate, quieter haven to relax and rejuvenate. The ocean is close to the bar and pool area making it easier to enjoy both. The beach is never crowded and the ocean is clean and the sand is so soft. The ease of finding a lounge chair surrounding the pool adds to the charm of the entire experience. Lovely gardens complete the scene. Can't wait to go back!
So once again I return to Ocean club . I spent half my vacation here and the other in the Stellaris . The ocean club is a great resort to visit . Very family oriented . Everyone goes out of their way to service you and make your stay unforgettable. The pools are pristine , kept very clean and there is plenty of seating . The beaches are beautiful , plenty of palapas and activities. My only real complaint is the check in and check out area. I feel they don't have enough personnel. There is always a long line. If you need a new key for example , because you misplaced yours, you have to wait on the same line as people checking in, or out. The wait is loooooong . Extremely long when you have small children with you lol . There is sometimes only one person working behind the desk. It's unorganized and the resort really needs to have more people helping with check in /check out . Also I think a separate person for hotel services. Needs to be added. Other than that , we had a wonderful time as always , and hopefully when we return next year Marriott ocean club willl Have all that squared Away .
We use this timeshare every year as we absolutely love it here. Once again, it did not fail to meet our expectations. Everything is clean and comfortable and the staff couldn't be nicer. The building and grounds are impeccably clean. I did notice a few more scuffs on furniture and we had a drawer not working and a cabinet door not close properly, but I think they are redoing this property either next year or 2019. Very minor things that really didn't take away from a great week. We brought a lot of our own food with us as buying staples and food is quite expensive on the island. We bring our own rafts and use the hose at the towel hut to blow them up. It is a pain to get up early if you want a free palapa, but this is how it always was and is an we just suck it up. If you want to pay for a hut, you don't have to get up early. I think you can reserve for up to 3 days. The only negative thing I can say is you really never know how the rooming system works. Do all the good rooms (overlooking pool) go first and then what's left when you arrive is it? The past 2 years we have had a room on the lower floors which doesn't give you a great view of beach, ocean, etc. Just wondering how you can request a higher floor. The front desk I am sure is under a lot of pressure every day with this question. Again, the hospitality from the staff is outstanding and we just love the Ocean Club. We did miss Mike the bellhop this year. :(
Perfect place to be, very clean and safe, i hardly think i can stay at other place in Aruba. very convenient located, all amenities are clean, staff is friendly and helpful and the beach is a real paradise.
We recently spent a week in our timeshare in Aruba. Aruba is beautiful!! The weather is perfect, the water is clear blue and just cool enough to cool you off. The beach is clean and white. We enjoyed the water activities -- we used the stand run by Andrew -- he took good care of us. However, I did not enjoy the iguanas at the pool Deck. They really are harmless -- but being and east coast girl.... they are still startling! Also, bring plenty of cash!! Actual cash. Taxi's only take cash, the beach activities are all cash ( floats, tubing, parasailing, etc) and many other on site vendors only accept cash. The surcharge to use the ATM on property was $7.95!! Also, bring snacks from home as the cost of food and beverage on the island is higher than I expected. All of that being said, we loved it so much we're going back next summer, but this time we know to bring our own water floats, cookies and granola bars.
We stayed at Marriott's Aruba Ocean Club for 7 nights in July 2017. My husband, our 3 boys, and I all stayed in a 1 bedroom condo. We had a great trip! The rooms were spacious, clean, and had everything that we needed. I liked that the resort wasn't huge. The elevators were never crowded and the pool area had plenty of chairs. We ate at The Sands Eatery (pool bar) and Champions restaurant, both of which are on site. We had multiple meals at both and we were pleased with the selection and price. The kids enjoyed the activities that were scheduled each day. My only complaint is that the tile floors in the living room/kitchen area caused some unwanted noise. Each night we could hear the chairs from the room above ours being pushed across the floor. Not a big deal during the day, but trying to sleep with that noise wasn't great. I would definitely go back to this resort.
As a local we also like to feel like a tourist. We decided to stay over a weekend with family at Marriott, it was the best desicion. Kids enjoyed the place. The service was great! We live indeed on a happy island with happy people
We just returned from 4 nights at Ocean Club and we had a great time! We had a 2 bedroom ocean front suite for 4 adults and a child. Pros: Hotel grounds are very well maintained and our son loved the animals that could be seen throughout the property. Our room was clean and well kept. We thought the food at the restaurants within the Marriott properties was really quite god! The Sands Eatery & Champions all served food we felt didn't disappoint for a quick bite. Drinks were also really good and so were the ones during Happy Hour at the beach. We rented Palapas and loved every minute. Very relaxing beach with clear sand and just perfect weather! Ate at the breakfast buffet at La Vista over on the Stellaris side a couple of times and absolutely loved it. The food selection was top notch and so was our waiter, Francis (Pope). He is the best! Cons: There were not many negatives, however, my suggestion to the management is to charge more $$$ for the rooms in the top floor. We paid for an oceanfront room and were put on the second floor which clearly just has a 'view' of the ocean with all the rest of the property in the way. You have to peek through the palapas to see water. We requested to be moved as soon as we got the room number but of course nothing was available. These rooms on the lower floors are also noisier because you can clearly hear whats happening right outside even with the balcony door closed. Overall, it was a great stay and we will return.
Ocean Club is the middle complex between the Marriott Hotel and the Marriott Surf Club. It is family-friendly with apartments that have kitchen and separate bedrooms. Very nice swimming pools and baby pool. Extensive beach with restaurant and service around the pool area. Recently upgraded 2 level large gym with new machines.
We are owners here, and therefore are bound to return to this property versus others on the island. Don't get me wrong--the one-bedroom villas provide ample space for our family. It's just that the rooms are starting to look tired and our ocean view room again disappointed on the view. We barely could see the ocean from the balcony...through the palm trees...again. We did have quite an expansive view of the Surf Club next door, though. Also, check out at 10am seems unreasonable with the majority of flights to the U.S. leaving later in the afternoon. Even 11am would seem like a gift. Everything on property is very, very expensive.
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Free parking
- Onsite dining
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.
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.
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.
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.
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85% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 1200 reviews