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Marriott's Aruba Ocean Club
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   99 LG Smith Blvd, Palm - Eagle Beach, Aruba   |  
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Monee, Illinois
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Would definitely stay here again!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

We stayed with another couple in a 2 bedroom, 2 bath villa, on the fourth floor, with an ocean view. The rooms were meticulous, the beds very comfortable. Not sure I like having to pay for someplace to sit on the beach, but the beach is magnificent, with while sand, and no rocks. Just a little seaweed if you went into the deeper water. We rented a car for a day, and drove to the grocery store to purchase food for breakfast and a couple dinners. Everything is expensive, so this saves a little money. There is a café downstairs where you can purchase an inexpensive breakfast and lunch. I did not like the fact that you could not use all the Marriott swimming pools, and because we were at the Ocean Club could not use the lazy river at the Surf Club. It is worthwhile to listen to the sales pitch for the vacation club, lasts 1 1/2 hrs., and we received $400 in vouchers to use at the casino. FYI, the Ocean Club is geared more for adults, the Surf Club for families.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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New York
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

On the positive side:
Excellent accommodations. Loved the 1 bedroom suite. Great TV and kitchen area.
On-site food was adequate-to-good and relatively reasonable in price
Perfect pool water temperature
Best for families
Great weather - 88 degrees every day, sunshine, very few clouds

On the negative side:
Noisy,tends to be crowded, not the greatest if you are an adult couple looking for serenity.
Pool is too small. The Marriott tends to over-landscape the area around its pool while sacrificing room for swimming. If you are a swimmer look for another place (although big pools are hard to find in Aruba).

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Woodland Hills, CA
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72 reviews 72 reviews
30 hotel reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

Not sure I would go to Aruba again but if I did I would absolutely stay at the Marriott Ocean Club. The rooms were spacious and had a great view. Make sure you get the Ocean view above the 4th floor. The Palm Trees are in the way anything lower. Nice amenities and a nice pool that includes water slides and a lazy river. One note is that the food at the hotel is not cheap. Dinner at the sports bar (which consisted of appetizers) was over $85 for 4. That being said, you are on vacation, what else did you expect?

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Lady Lake, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

We had a beautiful oceanfront villa at the ocean club....Husband & I and my Son & Daughter-in-law...2 bedroom, 2 bathroom, full kitchen, dining room, living room & 2 balconies...Immaculate
villa.This is our 4th time returning....Excellent restaurants on lobby floor including Ruths Cris steak house....I would definitely recommend this resort...

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Toms River, New Jersey
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9 hotel reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

I just returned from a week at this resort & the experience was fabulous! The wait staff, front desk, beach assistants were all friendly & always smiling. The wind never stops blowing but the building sheilds you a little from the wind. The resort is a bit pricey but the food was excellant & seervice was impeccable.
I take one week every month and travel somewhere in the world & I would definately return to this resort.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

We stayed in the one bedroom unit which was plenty of space (with the queen sized pull out sofa) for 4! The extra large bath and vanity outside of the bath did make it more convenient to share. I didn't think it was possible for 4 women to share one bath, but we made it work. The bed was heavenly. Obviously, the full size kitchen and dining area was optimal for eating in (which we never did). The pool area was wonderful! Huge area so there was always a place to lounge. The poolside service could have been better, but the tropical drinks made by Carlo more than made up for the short walk to his hut! This was my fifth time in Aruba and I usually stay in a different hotel each time, but I will be returning to this one for sure!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Bruce, South Dakota
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7 hotel reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

We stayed in the 2 bedroom/lockoff unit (timeshare trade) with friends. Beautiful unit. Check in was painless and they were friendly. They worked to get another couple we were travelling with close to our room which was nice. The concierge at the Ocean Club could have been more helpful a couple of times - we were looking for information and her response to my husband was to go down the hall and find some pamphlets. Weather was great - hot and very windy. Had it not been for the wind, it would have been unbearable maybe. Water was beautiful - Baby Beach especially beautiful. We rented UTV's from George's and couldn't have been happier. Best day out and about on the island. We to the natural pool which was an adventure - just getting there was the adventure - but glad we did. Everything is very expensive. Beer was $50/case at the local Super Foods store but that was less than the $7.50/beer at the pool bar. Dining out was around $100/meal per couple but it's nice to buy groceries and supply your refrigerator in the room to avoid the costly meals. Food was very good for the most part. We went on a snorkeling tour on Red Sail Sports which was fun. Husband said seeing the shipwreck on the snorkeling tour was cool - I didn't snorkel. The pool is small compared to other Marriott's we've been to and the pool bar is in the shade so if you like to get some sun, the pool bar isn't the place to be. It was VERY windy when we were there and if we sat on the beach would get pelted with sand often but overall the Marriott is a very nice place to stay. Beds are comfy, showers are spacious, rooms are nice and clean with nice balconies. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 99 LG Smith Blvd, Palm - Eagle Beach, Aruba
Location: Caribbean > Aruba > Palm - Eagle Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#9 Spa Hotel in Palm - Eagle Beach
#11 Family Hotel in Palm - Eagle Beach
#12 On the Beach Hotel in Palm - Eagle Beach
#14 Romantic Hotel in Palm - Eagle Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Marriott's Aruba Ocean Club 3.5*
Number of rooms: 311
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