LocationAruba - Beach
General Policies & Fine Print
Check-in Policy - Hotel requires a credit/debit card authorization or cash deposit upon check-in for incidentals; this will place a hold on your funds.
Convention Policy - Individuals attending a convention cannot book this property for their stay. If found attending a convention, guests may be subject to higher room rates upon arrival.
Hotel Spring Break Policy - This hotel cannot guarantee a spring-break-free environment.
Transfer Policy - A price may display when children stay free, if your vacation includes transfer to your hotel.
General Information - Room taxes are included in vacation price. Minimum night stay restrictions may apply. Reservation changes may not be permitted unless authorized by the hotel.
Customer Ratings & Reviews
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating5652 reviews
Excellent location rooms are nothing special but quite adequate. If you want to get a tiki hut on the beach you must be at the main towel hut at noon, for the next day. Beautiful place but chairs at the pool are limited so get there early! No problem getting beach umbrella so no worries!
Uninspiring but solid choice in Palm Beach
We were here for five days and did not do all-inclusive. Unless you really want to drink a lot, I am not sure that all-inclusive is worth it since there are a lot of restaurants within walking distance and the bar/club area is about a 10 minute walk down the road. I'm from Boston so the prices in the restaurants are all Boston prices (appetizers $9-$12, sandwiches $14-$16, dinner entrees $20-$40, cocktails $10-$15) and the resort restaurants were on the higher side. If you go to the liquor store, a bottle will set you back to the equivalent of four cocktails. A bottle of Absolut vodka ranged from $36-$45 (same bottle in Boston is $13-$18). Calculate out your needs to see if all-inclusive works. The resort is nice and large with discrete areas. There is an outdoor lounge area (gazebos, hammocks, swing chairs, etc.), the main pool area, and the small pool and hot tub area. The hot tub is large and a good heat. The pools are well designed. We were in the Sea Tower which is a walk from the lobby. The room was a Holiday Inn room and look like any Holiday Inn room decorated in the last five years with some beach touches and colors - except for going outside, you could be in Aruba or Milwaukee (but no carpeting). The walls are pretty thin so expect some noise, particularly if your room has a suite door, but it wasn't too bad. Our room had a coffee maker and a large fridge with a freezer. The bed was very comfortable with lots of pillows. The beach and water are nice, although the water is not as clear as I expected and I didn't see many fish off the beach (we went snorkeling for that). For us it was shallow with tiny waves so good for children. Limited seaweed in the water but the sand got very mushy/slimy if you went out a bit. We always found lounge chairs but only went to the beach in the afternoon. We got take-away lunch from the Sea Breeze restaurant and that was quite good as well as some cocktails. I am an IHG member so we were on the IHG WiFi and got a 15% discount at the restaurants and bars - this basically covered the 15% service charge. The IHG WiFI worked well and was strong on the beach except the beach in front of the lounge/hammock area. We did lose power for an hour or so at one point. Generally, its a decent hotel. Nothing super special but a solid choice right on the beach. If I go back to Aruba, I would stay here again. As of now, the taxi to the airport is $31 one-way. The public bus, which takes 20-30 mins, is about $11 round trip for 2 people to go to Oranjestad. There is an airport bus too that you have to buy tickets in advance for. We went to the town to site-see and eat since it was cheaper in the town than at the beach (cocktails were $7.50-$9, entrees $18-$25). There is a mid-sized market by the KFC/McDonalds that is within walking distance of the resort if you want to get snacks and such. Plan in advance if you want to rent a car. The only cars that were available when we arrived were 10 person passenger vans. Leaving Aruba is a pain. You will absolutely need at least 3 hours at the airport because USA customs are done in Aruba and the airport is small leading to long lines from bottlenecks. Maybe it was just me, but for an island that's slogan is One Happy Island, no one who lived there seemed genuinely happy except the bar tender at the Sea Breeze and at the Saloon and a woman I talked to at the bus stop. Most everyone was nice though. I guess it is tiring to work for tourists all the time.
Super sweet and super helpful. She seemed to be at our side every second to refill our coffee and bring us whatever we asked even if it wasn’t on the buffet table. Always, with a big smile on her face
Lovely Sunset and Dinner
We had a great dinner at Seabreeze at the Holiday Inn. Maxi, our waitress, was friendly, efficient, and professional! She went out of her way to go to one of the other restaurants to get me a decaffeinated coffee. My husband enjoyed the vegan entrée of tofu and noodles with vegetables. My grilled octopus was delicious as far as the grilled asparagus. We both loved the pistachio crème brûlée. Thanks for taking good care of us Maxi!
Sea Breeze Restaurant
Erika from Valenzuela was the greatest server. She made us smile , prompt server, attentive. Food was great ! Great view. I could taste the alcohol in the Margaritas which is a plus. We had a great time!