Hotel Overview

2019 Resort Added Values!
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!

Location

Aruba - Beach
Aruba, Aruba Reina Beatrix (AUA) : 5 miles

Property Information

Year Built: 1970
Last Renovation: 2013
Accessible rooms: 6
Floors: 7
Total available rooms and suites: 597

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Hotel Details

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Hotel Advisories

Advisory Mandatory Baggage charges of USD 4.50 (subject to change) may apply. This charge will be collected at check-in or check-out. All rooms are nonsmoking. Guests who smoke will be penalized with a fee of $250.00 (subject to change) per room per stay

General Policies & Fine Print

Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM
Minimum Check-In Age: 18
General Policies:

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 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.


Pet Policy Pets Not Allowed

Customer Ratings & Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.0 star tripadvisor rating 4470 reviews
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating
    palapas

    I've been going to Holiday Inn for about 26 years. For us, this October was the first year the hotel was charging a daily fee for the palapas which have all been moved and bunched together far from the water. The beach is not as nice as it was in the past. That was very disappointing. We were told that the government required the palapas to be moved but we noticed that none of the other properties had moved theirs. Was it because of the government or a way to make more money for the hotel? Why do hotel guests have to pay for a palapa on the beach? We come to Aruba for the beach. And the casino is a dump. They cater to the bingo players and not the hotel guests. I realize that the casino is separate from Holiday Inn, but someone should update it. But we love the staff.

    Nov 13, 2019
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Not the worst and Not the Best

    We have been coming to the Holiday Inn for 15 yrs and my parents for 30 yrs. The Holiday Inn celebrated it’s 50th Anniversary this year and I was hoping the celebration would come with updates but no such luck. The lobby is an open air lobby with no fans and is always hot. We had three rooms this year and two of them had to have the batteries replaced on the electronic key locks because they died and we could not access our rooms. All three of the rooms had to have their bathrooms serviced because the toilets were not working...a real inconvenience. There are less huts on the beach and the hotel is now charging for them which I just find a bit greedy. The food continues to be mediocre and over priced. There are much better eating options on the island. Yes, I have lots of complaints this year, but what keeps us coming back is the family oriented establishment....it is definitely a kid friendly place and one of the best piece’s of beach on the island. It is a beautiful view to wake up to in the morning and a great place to spend your days.

    Nov 11, 2019
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Nice affordable hotel

    Hotel was very reasonably priced for location and amenities. The staff here were all great, friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. I didn’t find the breakfast options that great but lots of places nearby. The Palm Tower was having elevator replaced during out stay - that made waiting for an elevator inconvenient. The room was a bit dated but very clean. If you are IHG Gold or higher - there are a few benefits like free cabana rentals and discount on dining purchases. (Not all food establishments on sight are connected to hotel - so no food and bev discount at pizza place and can’t bill to room at all on site service providers. This is also more of a family hotel - we didn’t mind.

    Nov 10, 2019
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Friendly staff

    My wife and I spent 9 nights all inclusive here October 22nd - October 30. We have stayed here 5 times and always had a wonderful time. we told the front desk when we checked in that we are celebrating our 30th anniversary on the 28th and they sent a bottle of champagne to our room. Everyone who we had contact with was extremely friendly and helpful. Food and drink was plentiful and very good. Our only complaint is the $30.00 cost to rent a palapa for a day. Unfortunately we booked a 9 night stay again in January before we went on this trip. Had I know before hand that there was a charge for the palapa I would have chosen an another hotel.

    Nov 09, 2019
  • 1.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Look elsewhere

    Yes ARUBA is beautiful but do yourself a favor pay more and go elsewhere. Day 5 of our trip here and Between the rude staff, the 2 hour wait for Dinner or the food quality I want to leave. We waited an hour to check in because of a room mistake on the Hotel. Only a couple options for Dinner and dont make plans two hour wait for food. Then we rent a hut only to have manager named Cheyrl rudely and loudly embarrassed us because the Hotel told us one Hut number but booked us for a different one. When they call security and come talk to you 6 deep the entire area was starring. I wouldn't come back here for a free vacation. Read other reviews I'm far from the only family with issues here.

    Nov 09, 2019
Prices per person based on double occupancy including round-trip airfare via U.S. certified air carriers and round-trip airport/hotel transfers when arriving at airport closest to destination (for exceptions see Frequently Asked Questions), hotel taxes and baggage handling, fuel surcharges, and all pre-collected U.S. and foreign taxes. In some instances, pricing may specifically apply to one of multiple flights on select departure days. All packages are based on the lowest hotel/air classes available at time of publication, capacity controlled, subject to availability and change without notice. Promotional pricing may only be available for a limited time. Fees may apply for carry-on and checked baggage-view Baggage Policies. Some resort fees, environmental levies and departure taxes are not included and may be payable in resort. View Frequently Asked Questions for more information. Apple Vacations is not responsible for errors or omissions. Cancellation policies apply. Bookings are subject to the Fair Trade Contract. All public charter flights are operated by ALG Vacations Corp: Allegiant Air: PC 18-231, A319-156 seats or A320-186 seats /PC 18-234, A319-156 seats or A320-186 seats; Miami Air: PC 19-085, B737-800, 180 seats/PC 19-091, B737-800-183 seats; Swift Air: PC 19-092, B737-400-150 seats; Viva Aerobus: PC 18-228, A320-180 seats/ PC 19-079, A320-180-185 seats/PC 19-094, A320-185 seats. CST2139014-20 102319