First, remember that you are a long way from the resorts of Hawaii. Second, enjoy yourself! The hotel has certainly seen better days but inside it is well cared for and our party enjoyed the week long stay. The main lobby is impressive with the marble floors and huge chandlier. It also provided a nice place to relax when we were waiting for friends to go to dinner or out exploring the island. The staff is awesome and very helpful - they were quick to help with anything from luggage to local dining recommendations even when it was for off property establishments.
We were not here to gamble but did eat in the casino one day. I am not sure what you would expect, but it does not seem anything like Vegas.
Food at the hotel is pricey but good - my only complaint was the lack of more Western style options for breakfast. But I also realize that most of the guests are from Asia.
The little mall like area of the hotel is nice but a few of the shop owners are clearly there for Asian customers and speak very little english. We were able to buy the famous Tinian salt here but then later found it cheaper at a local shop in town. The car rental agency is also based here and they were good to work with.
The rooms were better than good, but not at a Marriott standard. The a/c worked great and our rooms had well stocked mini fridges - of course at mini fridge prices so even the coconut juice remained unpurchased. The bathroom was a bit small but clean and handled our adventure dirt just fine!
Grounds here are like you would expect on a tropical island. Lush and well manicured, we enjoyed walking around the property after breakfast and dinner. The pool looks really nice but we were more interested in snorkeling and diving so we just admired it and I assume from the smiling faces that the other guests enjoyed the pool. My one complaint is the fountain in the front of the hotel - I know they are dealing with an economic downturn (the past 5-6 years) but it is the first thing you see and it looks rather sad; maybe just fill the pool and turn some Koi loose?
Given this is one of two (?) places to stay on Tinian, I would come back no questions.
- Also Known As:
- Tinian Dynasty Hotel And Casino
- Tinian Dynasty Hotel Tinian
- Dynasty Hotel & Casino Tinian