Family: Kids 12 and under Stay and Eat Free.
Holiday Inn Resort Aruba has gone to great lengths to create a carefree getaway that truly has something for everyone. Whether on a family vacation or just looking for a little downtime, you'll find refreshing accommodations, an attentive staff, and a vast array of amenities and activities. The family- friendly Holiday Inn Resort Aruba is located on one-quarter-mile of Palm Beach's pristine white-sand beach, where the turquoise waters are just steps from your room. The resort is walking distance to local restaurants, nightlife, and entertainment, and only four miles from Queen Beatrix International Airport. Port of Aruba and Oranjestad are a ten minute ride away.
After a long day of beach-going and sightseeing, the spacious guest rooms are a welcome retreat. You won't feel too far from home with comforts like crisp new linens, your choice of soft or firm pillows, a flat LED 37" TV, in-room mini-refrigerator, and free in-room Wi-Fi.
Enjoy delicious cuisine at four restaurants and cocktails at three bars. Holiday Inn Resort Aruba offers an array of activities, including watersports, sightseeing, shopping, an on-site casino, tennis courts, kids' club, and much more! At the Kids Club, children will enjoy fun-filled hours of scheduled games and activities, such as face and T-shirt painting, movies, excursions, board games, and sandcastle building.
Relax in the shade of a palm tree at the hotel's well-serviced white-sand beach or spectacular zero-entry pool. Biking, aqua-aerobics, Zumba classes, volleyball, beach soccer, a free tennis clinic, table games, and much more are favorite ways to pass the time. There is something for everyone at Holiday Inn Resort Aruba!
LocationAruba - Beach
General Policies & Fine Print
Hotel requires a credit/debit card authorization or cash deposit upon check-in for incidentals; this will place a hold on your funds.
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.
A price may display when children stay free, if your vacation includes transfer to your hotel.
Room taxes and service fees 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 RatingBased on 4358 reviews
The rooms were clean and moder. We stayed in the sea view room and it was large and spacious. Housekeeping always kept the area clean. Compared to the other hotels on the strip this one derinitely has the largest beach. We never felt crowded on the beach. Food was good including large breakfast spread. Would definitely stay again
Exception location, service, and value!
The Holiday Inn’s accommodations were excellent! Our room was clean and the bed, very comfortable. Even though we didn’t opt in for the ocean view, our room still boasted an amazing view of the beautiful blue waters and sunset! The air conditioning was also very cold. Being right on Palm Beach, we were just steps away from the white, clean sand and beautiful beach. The staff was friendly and accommodating, going above in beyond to ensure all of our requests were filled. As a Holiday Inn Rewards member we were gifted free breakfast at Corals. The buffet was plentiful and beyond my expectations. I’ve not paid so little and received so much from a tropical resort. We were visiting Aruba for a wedding on Eagle Beach and I’m glad we chose to stay where we did given the convenience of the location. Location is directly across from endless shopping and nightlife. We walked our biked everywhere! Thank you, Holiday Inn!
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Holiday Inn It’s hard to write a review for this hotel because there are definitely good things about it but there are also so many negatives and the negatives have to do with the fact that this is simply an old budget hotel. Positives: The beds and pillows are comfortable. For an old hotel, it’s clean. It has a nice beach area. It’s a great location for shops and eating (if you want to be in the busy/touristy area) It’s cheap. For this years trip, I was not going to stay here again but it was less than half the cost per night of other hotels and I’d rather spend my money on eating/drinking/fun activities. Negatives: I’ve stayed here a few times and there’s always been a broken elevator for the tower I’ve stayed in making waiting for the old, slow elevator painful! The outside door to access the outside stairs didn’t open/close for several days and thus I had to use the slow elevator to get in/out. Previous year, the ice machine on my floor was broken and there was a constant loud toilet running noise. The walls are paper thin you can hear a pen drop in the next room but when I was visiting the hotel’s primary guests were elderly folks, so the late night noise wasn’t an issue. There are too many crowded palapas on the beach making the it look a little messy. Also, to get a palapa is simply too much of pain to deal with. I can’t write about it here or it will take all day! But read about obtaining a palapa elsewhere because it’s definitely an issue. There are few chairs with umbrellas at the pool and you need to hoard beach towels in your room and get up at 5 am to “claim your chairs”. It’s the opposite of what you should be doing on vacation! (P.S. the sun is brutal- you definitely want shade) In all, I am annoyed by the Holiday Inn but I’m not sure that the other hotels are worth twice the cost. For my next Aruba vacation, I think I’ll stay off Palm beach altogether. I like the convenience of this area but I’m over the touristy aspect. If you do stay in Palm beach, I recommend taking time to see Eagle Beach/ Manchebo beach to see/experience the difference.
Book with caution!!!
While I enjoyed my stay at HI, this hotel can be hit or miss for some. Rooms: There are 3 towers, palm, ocean, sea view. The palm and ocean towers hallways smell like mildew. The sea tower is newer and does not have this problem. The only reason I kept the room in ocean towers was because I had a beautiful oceanview. I tolerated the hallway smell for the 30 secs I spent walking in hallway. My friend stayed in seaview and she said room were updated from palm. The point is, these rooms are not luxurious. There basic and clean and I was comfortable for the stay. All inclusive: the hotel restaurants are priced on higher side. So you will spend a lot if not all inclusive. But you are across the street from plenty restaurants on the strip. Papalas/beach umbrella: the beach umbrella ordeal you read about is not that big of a deal. Yes it is ridiculous that you have to pay for papalas/umbrellas but there are plenty of free umbrellas by the pools. We got up about 7/8 and went to grab pool chairs daily. The good spots go quick. There are plenty of chairs just not umbrellas. We hung by pool daily and went to beach to take a swim and came back to our pool chairs. If you have to be on the beach pay $40 or sit in sun. They do have free sitting under a papalas hut. But you are sitting right next to one another lined up in a row This hotel is big and packed. That’s why there is not enough umbrellas. There are 3 pools. Pool area are not very big but they are decent and always clean. The property is kept up very well outdoors. Receptionist said they are doing slow upgrades to the rooms. They need to fix the hallway smell. Overall, the pool, beach, location are a plus. I got a deal on the price but I would not pay a lot to stay here. Also casino smells and is old also. Cigarettes burns on seats, boring ambiance...we went to the ritz or Hyatt for casino. Bring floaty for kids, priced high in hotel store. The kids zone lets you blow up floats. Kids zone area is good for kids but they let my 5 year old son leave on his on. Luckily he knew where we were by the pool.
Happy Holiday "Inn"
This was our 25th visit to Aruba and our 4th stay at the Holiday Inn resort. We traveled with family and friends for 15 nights and had an excellent time. The check-in process was quick and efficient. We especially want to thank the general manager, Kevin, for all of his assistance. The rooms are not luxurious, but are very clean. Housekeeping is wonderful and always greet you with a smile. If you need anything they are more than willing to assist. The grounds are also kept up and are extensive. Unfortunately the palapas have been moved as a result of new laws in Aruba. That did cause some consternation as people attempt to find shade. In Aruba you absolutely need some shade. The resort added more chairs with umbrellas around the pools which did help the situation. Additionally, many people pulled chairs under the palm trees if they were unable to get a poolside chair or a palapa in a decent location. There were many palapas placed in rows back towards the resort, however they are so close together that they were not an ideal option. This issue is not the fault of the resort and I know that they will continue to look for solutions to assist their guests. Overall we had a wonderful time and look forward to our next trip to Aruba and the Holiday Inn Resort.