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“Great family location and service!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Marriott's Aruba Surf Club

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Marriott's Aruba Surf Club
Ranked #16 of 24 Hotels in Palm - Eagle Beach
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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49 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Great family location and service!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2013

Just went with my husband, 2 kids, in-laws and sister-in-law for a week. Fantastic! Loved the pool area and location. Very friendly staff and island. Great for families. Look forward to going back every year!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Bryan, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2013

The employees at Marriott's Surf Club are amazing. They go above and beyond to make sure your vacation was perfect. I lost $140.00 cash by the pool and a security guard found it and turned it in. From on side of the hotel to the other the grounds are spotless and beautiful. You will not be disappointed if you choose to stay at this location. I will stay here on my next visit to Aruba.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Cecile L
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New Albany, Ohio
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32 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2013

We own with marriott and traded for our week at the surf club. We loved staying there. Upsides were:

1. The lazy river. Great place to hang out. Never over crowded by our standards.

2. Easy to find chairs any time. If you wanted the perfect spot then you had to get up early. We never had a problem. I think any complaints are misguided.

3. Great location. We loved moomba that was just down the beach. Easy to get to. Great place.

4. Rooms were clean and comfortable as usual. The super foods grocery was convenient and a great place to get all kinds of food.

5. Lots to do. Cooked. Did water sports. Played tennis and shuffleboard. Never bored.

A few minor issues:

1. Very windy. Sometimes uncomfortable. Particularly in the parking lot.

2. Casino area in the hotel smells terribly of smoke. Even the areas around it

3. They can't make a decent drink. Stick to wine and beer.

Overall, a great vacation. We would return any time.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Jasper
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21 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2013

We were here for a week from May 31st to June 7th and loved every minute of it. We are Marriott time share owners and exchanged for this vacation. I have already banked my week for next year and can only hope I can get back to Aruba! The Surf Club is a beautiful property. Grounds are immaculate and iguanas are plentiful! The staff is very friendly. We were greeted with smiles and hellos from everyone. The housekeeping staff left us presents and flowers. We spent our time on the beach, and not at the pool. Chairs were plentiful in the pool area, but you need to be an early bird to get one. We at lunch on the beach a couple of times and the food was outstanding. They feature daily drink specials, so be sure and ask your server. Be sure to participate in some of the fun daily activities!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Princeton, NJ
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15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2013

I stayed here in early June for one week in a one bedroom villa. I had asked our children to join us and arranged for them and their partners to share a two bedroom villa. I had requested the Marriott to arrange to have our rooms near each other since this was a family vacation. They were great and the rooms were on the same floor just a couple of doors away. Everyone enjoyed the lazy river pool but we spent most of the day at the Serenity Pool which was quiet. I enjoyed the early morning "Stretch and Tone" class although management should clear the area of chairs prior to the class so that the instructor and guests don't have to rearrange things every day. The Zumba class was fun but very hot in it's outside location.

The staff were very friendly and welcoming. We enjoyed lunch at the resort but went offsite for dinner. The concierge were not the most knowledgeable. We asked the location of a specific restaurant and they gave us a completely incorrect address. My son and his fiancé asked them about the various horse stables to see which would allow for a trot on the beach. They said they were not familiar with the horse stables. Thank goodness for the internet! It just seemed like they wanted to book tours.

Overall, everyone had a great time and asked when we were planning to return.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Marietta, Georgia
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52 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2013

I absolutely loved this place. The entire staff was wonderful and we did not want for anything while we were there. It is right on the beach and the rooms are very spacious and clean. I think the lazy river is absolutely wonderful. I would stay on that from sunrise to sunset. The pizza special at the pool bar was also a great deal and the pool bar had reasonably priced drinks. I am trying to figure out if there is a room there that I could just hide out in and stay forever! I love this Marriott property!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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South Carolina
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30 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2013

Stayed here in May for 5 nights. If you're not in the Marriott timeshare program (which I am not) and renting you need to understand the terminology for the rooms. Fortunately, I figured that out in enough time to get a 1 bedroom villa, as opposed to a guest room.... the villa is worth the additional cost in terms of space and amenities. I also paid extra for "Oceanside" as opposed to "Garden" - do not assume that means you will actually be able to see the ocean - and it certainly does not mean you will be on the ocean! The rooms are nice, and they've just gotten WiFi throughout. The chair reservation system works - although it means someone gets up early to tag your location for the day. The lazy river is fun until it gets too crowded, and the adult pool is a Godsend! A nice relaxing place - with lots of people in May. Staff is friendly - as is the whole island.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Marriott's Aruba Surf Club
Address: 103 LG Smith Boulevard, 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 Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#14 Family Hotel in Palm - Eagle Beach
#14 On the Beach Hotel in Palm - Eagle Beach
#18 Romantic Hotel in Palm - Eagle Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Marriott's Aruba Surf Club 3.5*
Number of rooms: 450
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