Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino Review

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L.G. Smith Boulevard # 101 , Palm Beach, Aruba
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Editor’s Review of Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino

The high-rise district of Palm Beach, north of Aruba's capital city of Oranjestad, has fast become the high-energy center of tourism on the island. Situated at the far end of the district, the Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino towers literally and figuratively over the competition. In fact, the Marriott Aruba is one of the most luxurious hotel on the island. That doesn't mean that it isn't welcoming to families though. With a gigantic pool as its centerpiece and immediate access to a beautiful beach, it's a great choice for those looking for family amenities without sacrificing upscale refinement.

At first glance, the hotel impresses with its "Great Room," a two-story lobby filled with fancy pillars and couches, along
... more with two bars and a cafe. Right off the lobby is the Stellaris Casino, the largest on the island, but the kids will likely make a B line for the enormous serpentine pool that fills up the courtyard between the hotel's two wings. The hotel was built in 1996, but underwent a major renovation in 2008 that overhauled everything from the rooms to the casino.

The resort is filled with perks to keep everyone in the family happy, including seven restaurants, fitness room and spa. If there is one area the resort fails in, it's the lack of onsite watersports, considering the ocean is at its doorstep. The resort is still able to refer guests to a local tour operator, as well as private vendors on the beach. less
Our Editor Loves
  • Huge pool and access to beautiful beach
  • Teen center
  • Epic breakfast buffet to start the day
Family Interests
  • All Inclusive
  • Beach
  • Bicycling
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Museum/Cultural
  • Water Sports
Family Amenities
  • Connecting Rooms
  • Cribs
  • Game Room
  • Laundry Service
  • Onsite Dining
  • Refrigerator
  • Pool
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aprilellsworth
Awesome Aruba
Reviewed on 11/18/2011
We stayed at the Aruba Marriott for our 19 year anniversary. They were wonderful people. Driving over their is a a little difficult. Please ask the locals for traffic sign explanation sheet. They have a lazy river that is ...
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Rooms

The rooms at the Aruba Marriott Resort are some of the most attractive on the island, done up in impressive dark wood and gold and crimson furnishings. Each unit features a large 37-inch flat-screen TV, refrigerator and coffee maker. Each room also has a desk with a state-of-the-art video center so you can play movies through your computer onto the TV with supplied cables -- a godsend for those times when the kids need to get out of the sun and relax. A rollaway bed and crib are permitted in the guestrooms at no extra charge however they are not available in the suites. Kids stay free at all times.

Suites
While the resort has 411 rooms, it has only 30 suites, so book early if you want to snag one. In a pinch, some rooms have connecting doors so you can double your space. A sofa is also featured in the suites. Bathrooms are particularly large and gorgeous, with marble tiles and a vanity with two sinks, frosted glass doors for a shower and separate toilet area and Bath & Body Works toiletries.

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