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Marriott's Aruba Surf Club

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The hotel staff were very helpful and polite. The bed was comfortable and the view from the balcony was exquisite.

The Marriott Surf Club is a great resort for families with kids 18 or under. The staff was very friendly and responsive. There was always something going on at the resort and was a very kid friendly atmosphere. The resort is located right on Palm beach. If you like the beach vs the pool, make sure you reserve a Palapas once you arrive so you have a good view of the Ocean.

We enjoyed our stay but the hotel is mainly for time share owners and only provides very basic hotel services (definitely not a resort). The hotel is situated in a great location, between other hotels and next to a beautiful beach. Unfortunately, it is very hard to get a reasonable seat at the beach and folks line up at 6:30AM to reserve a spot. The water slide close very early (~4pm) which was inconvenience for parents who try to limit their kids sun exposure to off-peak times.

Hotel was very croweded during the time we were there.

We only stayed 5 days. It is better to stay at least one week. Hotel meets our expect. It is convenient ,clean and comfortable. Restaurants in hotel and nearby are very fine. It will be excellent if I can have more time to play golf.

The hotel was very nice. Great staff. Great Location. Had to learn the lay of the land with regard to reserving seats at the beach or pool.

the kids loved the pool (including lazy river and waterslide)! could almost never get them to the actual beach, which says a lot! and iguanas everywhere to entertain the kids - totally safe and tame! rooms are not fancy, but we were not in the room except for sleeping! bring your own float for lazy river - don't know why. easy walking distance to restaurants and shopping.

very good experience, friendly and polite personnel good level of security

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

This hotel was awesome. Extremely clean and staff was very friendly and helpful. Lazy river was great and so relaxing. The only negative with aruba is everything is expensive and also added on service fees. But for vacation, you gotta go.

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.

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

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.

excellent i loved the mariott surf club was the best hotel ever staff we're very good i would recommended for everyone

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

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

it was fabulous! great experience...friendly staff, clean room, and great pool facilities!

Great location. Lots of security. Clean hotel and grounds...pool area could have been cleaner.

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.

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.

Room options

Studio oceanside 1 Queen Bed with Sofa bed

Queen 1 | Sleeps 4

Villa, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Villa, 2 Bedrooms, Balcony

King 1 | Sleeps 8

Villa, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Marriott's Aruba Surf Club

Everyone (1) Couples (12) Family (16) Other (2) Friends (1)
5
Everyone

The hotel staff were very helpful and polite. The bed was comfortable and the view from the balcony was exquisite.

By on Oct 16, 2016

5

family beach vacation

Families

The Marriott Surf Club is a great resort for families with kids 18 or under. The staff was very friendly and responsive. There was always something going on at the resort and was a very kid friendly atmosphere. The resort is located right on Palm beach. If you like the beach vs the pool, make sure you reserve a Palapas once you arrive so you have a good view of the Ocean.

By on Sep 9, 2015

4

good hotel but not a resort

Families

We enjoyed our stay but the hotel is mainly for time share owners and only provides very basic hotel services (definitely not a resort). The hotel is situated in a great location, between other hotels and next to a beautiful beach. Unfortunately, it is very hard to get a reasonable seat at the beach and folks line up at 6:30AM to reserve a spot. The water slide close very early (~4pm) which was inconvenience for parents who try to limit their kids sun exposure to off-peak times.

By on Apr 10, 2015

3

family trip

Singles

Hotel was very croweded during the time we were there.

By on Mar 14, 2015

4

nice trip for retire

Families

We only stayed 5 days. It is better to stay at least one week. Hotel meets our expect. It is convenient ,clean and comfortable. Restaurants in hotel and nearby are very fine. It will be excellent if I can have more time to play golf.

By on Feb 15, 2015

5

great trip

GetawayWithFriends

The hotel was very nice. Great staff. Great Location. Had to learn the lay of the land with regard to reserving seats at the beach or pool.

By on Feb 13, 2015

5

pool area excellent!!

Families

the kids loved the pool (including lazy river and waterslide)! could almost never get them to the actual beach, which says a lot! and iguanas everywhere to entertain the kids - totally safe and tame! rooms are not fancy, but we were not in the room except for sleeping! bring your own float for lazy river - don't know why. easy walking distance to restaurants and shopping.

By on Dec 3, 2014

4

excellent recreational home

Families

very good experience, friendly and polite personnel good level of security

By on Sep 20, 2014

5

excellent vacation venue

Couples

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

By on Dec 13, 2013

5

wonderful vacation spot

Families

This hotel was awesome. Extremely clean and staff was very friendly and helpful. Lazy river was great and so relaxing. The only negative with aruba is everything is expensive and also added on service fees. But for vacation, you gotta go.

By on Apr 11, 2013