We stayed at the Boardwalk in a studio with a toddler. We were able to check in early without any problems and the owners/staff were very helpful, knowledgeable, and friendly throughout our stay.
The room was clean, cozy, and the bathroom seems like it was recently renovated and clean. It felt a little small with our toddler, but then again it's a studio. If we come back and stay longer, we probably would reserve a 1 bedroom.
The hotel grounds are well kept, peaceful, and beautiful. It feels more like a vacation home, not a hotel.
We didn't cook much in the kitchen, but it was nice to have plates and other kitchen wares available since we bought fruits, bread, wine, cheese, juice, etc. for breakfast and snacks.
One thing that didn't meet our expectation was the proximity to the beach. We were under the impression that we would have to cross a road and the beach would be a couple of minutes of walk away. It was more like cross the road, walk down the road that's north of the Marriott hotel (which is the entire width of the Marriott hotel grounds..). The roads aren't exactly pedestrian friendly so you have to be careful, especially with a stroller. Yes, the hotel's website shows their exact location on google maps, but we somehow thought the hotel was closer to the beach.. as other reviewers gave us the impression that the hotel is closer to the beach than it really is.
So it was a good thing that we had rented a car. We drove to the beach after the first day.
All in all, we would definitely come back again, with the expectation that we would drive everywhere from the hotel. And that works for us.
If you are vacationing with toddlers, rent a car to get to the beach and restaurants from the hotel...
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July 8, 2013
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Thank you for writing such a comprehensive and nice review of your stay in our one and only studio Casita at Boardwalk! We are very happy to hear you had an amazing stay with us.
We appreciate your feedback on sharing our location. We are indeed located across the street from Palm Beach, which is approximately 250 yards away. Often times our guests with young families prefer to rent a car to venture out to the beach. This way they can take all the beachtoys, buggy, etc. We are happy to hear you would chose Boardwalk for your next visit and look forward to you staying with us again!
Many sunny greetings from Aruba!
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