Blending the finest amenities and activities with personalized service, this distinctive resort is a true island gem for families, spa-lovers and couples looking to tie the knot. Located in the capital of Oranjestad and within walking distance of the island’s most exciting shopping, casinos and nightlife, guests can relax on the resort’s private beach; take advantage of romantic wedding services; indulge in pampering treatments at the international spa and enjoy refreshing swims in expansive tropical pools including one pool that is exclusively for adults.

Location

Aruba - Marina and Beach
Aruba, Aruba Reina Beatrix (AUA) : 5 miles

Property Information

Year Built: 1990
Last Renovation: 2014
Floors: 6
Nonsmoking rooms: 556
Total rooms: 556

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Resort Details

Amenities

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Hotel Advisories

Advisory This is a smoke free resort. Smoking is not allowed in guest rooms, including balconies. Guests are allowed to smoke in some public areas of the property which are designated as smoking zones.
Advisory Hotel offers self-parking at no cost and valet parking at an additional charge.
Advisory The following mandatory fees are included in the rate and collected at time of booking. $65 Resort Fee per room, per night, $3.50 environmental and AHATA levy per room, per night and 12.5% government room tax.

General Policies & Fine Print

Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM
Minimum Check-In Age: 18
General Policies:

Check-in Policy - Hotel requires a credit/debit card authorization or cash deposit upon check-in for incidentals; this will place a hold on your funds.

Convention Policy - Individuals attending a convention cannot book this property for their stay. If found attending a convention, guests may be subject to higher room rates upon arrival.

Hotel Spring Break Policy - This hotel cannot guarantee a spring-break-free environment.

Transfer Policy - A price may display when children stay free, if your vacation includes transfer to your hotel.

General Information - Room taxes are included in vacation price. Minimum night stay restrictions may apply. Reservation changes may not be permitted unless authorized by the hotel.

Resort fee Amenities and inclusions :-

- Daily access to Renaissance Island

-Daily complimentary use of non-motorized watersports at Renaissance Island

Including kayaks, snorkel gear, floats and more. (First come first serve at Red Sail Sports)

- Daily complimentary fitness and wellness classes

- Please check our activities program and register at the Navigator desk

- Shuttle service between Marina Hotel and Ocean Suites

- The shuttle runs from 7am through 11pm

- $10 Match play coupon

-Complimentary WIFI access 

Pet Policy Pets Not Allowed

Customer Ratings & Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.5 8504 reviews
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Flamingos 🦩

    The hotel has an amazing island to visit that makes the stay worth it. The staff is also great! Thania who works with the kids activities is amazing 🤩 she even gave our daughter an inflatable flamingo to make her stay even better. The only reason I don’t give it 5 stars is because the rooms are a little odd with their flow. But the staff by the pool and on the island are also great!

    Apr 14, 2024
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    An adult hotel was a great way to vacay!!

    Absolutely loved my stay at this hotel. We just took a taxi from the airport which cost $22 and was a 10 min ride. We stayed using points from our timeshare(plus cash for upgrade) so we were considered Bonvoy Gold Elite members. We were given complementary internet in all areas, $50 worth of international calls from our room, 2 large complimentary bottles of water each day, 10% food and beverages purchased at the resorts restaurants, 10% off the spa and $25 free slot play at the casino. We were also offered a late check out if needed. We stayed at the Marina hotel which was adult only and it was fabulous. The rooms are newly remodeled and very large. Although the room did not have a full balcony, it did have a glass door you could open for fresh air with a "french balcony". The bed was super comfy and the room had a small refrig and coffee maker. It was the kind of coffee maker that has the pod and filter that gets replaced each time(will include pic). The staff gives you more each time they clean the room but we brought our own coffee and folded filters which worked fine. The water here is drinkable and actually quite good so no concerns there. They also leave you little gifts on your pillow each evening. We always got 2 chocolates and a sticker. Once they even left a sample of the Aruba Aloe sunscreen which was great!! There's a store on the lower level that sells it and many more products! Speaking of stores, there are plenty! There are high end stores there at the marina hotel. Across the street is the Renaissance Market which has many stores and restaurants. The pancake house is fantastic and has the best breakfast deal(Seaport breakfast has 2 eggs scrambles with baon,sausage or fresh fruit, toast and poffertjes(mini pancakes) and hash browns for $14), Casa Tua had really good pizza. Other restaurants included 5 oclock somewhere, Cuba's cooking, Kalins Mexican, Cafe de Plaza, dunkin donuts, starbucks, haagan daz and more. Our favorite was Pizza Italia which was not located in the more tourist area but in a neighborhood. It is owned by an italian chef that loves to bake bread. He has a fresh herb garden or his front stoop and makes his dough fresh daily. It was perfecto!! Best excursion was the ultimate jeep tour with ABC tours. It was an all day event that took you all over the island! Also make sure to use the map I included and hit San Nicolas to see all the art murals! They are beautiful!! We rented a car from Hertz and it it located in the Renaissance suites lobby. Self parking is free but the lots fill up and sometimes you have to ride around waiting on a space. We used our American express card so it covered the insurance(chk with your credit card about that). The hotel does have a rather steep activity fee of $65/day but when you consider you get daily access to a private island and a free water taxi to get there....it's not so bad. The island is beautiful. Forget trying to get one of the huts they rent. I tried booking one 6 months in advance and couldn't. They do have some palapas available if you get there early. I was also under the impression that the flamingos were only on the adult side of the island. Actually they are able to roam about as they please. The island never seemed crowded. I would definitely bring water shoes especially on the flamingo side because it is a little rocky getting in and out of the water. And although it said drinks weren't allowed on the island, no one said anything about us brining our water bottle or coffee on the water taxi. Also no one checks bags or anything. Bring quarters to buy food for the flamingos which by the way the fish love too. We had 2 fish that followed us around when we got in the water looking for snacks! We got "travel pass" with our verizon phone and were able to use it almost everywhere. I did get several text from the local excursion companies on my whats app about confirmations and such so it can be used as well. We were able to use google maps most of the time. Or you can use waze app to get around. I would also suggest checking with your health insurance about coverage. Our BCBS doesn't cover in Aruba but we purchased travel insurance that covered trip and health to be on the safe side. I read alot of reviews about mosquitos but we didn't have an issue while we were there. We did have a lot of wind so forget having good hair days...it's not happening!! We were pleasantly surprised that leaving on a Tues meant short lines at the airport. We got there 3 hours early and made it through the whole process in a little over an hour. We also completed our global entry interview at this location to make it faster in the future but there weren't long lines at customs anyway. Sorry if I jumped around but there was a lot I wanted to commit on. All in all, it was a fabulous trip at a fabulous location!!

    Apr 12, 2024
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Happiness on a day of unhappiness on that One Happy Island.

    Santusha, our hostess at the Fresco Aruba restaurant, salvaged a nerve-racking evening. Our flight was canceled, and we were sent to the Renaissance Hotel. After a miserable eight hours in the airport and an antsy stay at the hotel, wondering when our flight would be rescheduled, Santusha and the staff at the Fresco Aruba were warm, funny, and assuaged our anxieties for the day.

    Apr 12, 2024
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Great customer service

    The customer service that I experienced at this resort was nothing short of amazing. Each person was very helpful and seemed eager to help. Each person that I encountered went above and beyond to assist me and my family. Can't say enough about the wonderful staff.

    Apr 11, 2024
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Nightmare turned into a dream

    We were on a cruise when my husband became ill with COVID pneumonia. We were disembarked in Willemstad Curacao where he was hospitalized for 2 nights and not allowed to fly home for another week after that. Our son is a frequent traveller and only stays at Marriott properties, so he helped us secure a reservation at this resort. What began as one of the most frightening experiences of our lives, became one of the most beautiful ones because of the lovely people here. There were: warm, welcoming bartenders, Rai and Angelo; the "jewel" hostesses, Juwella and Zahyra; the amazing smoothie maker, Martina; attentive servers, Williams, Elizabeth, and Jouen; best omelet maker, Isabel; smiling Shaerwindra (Shira) who seemed to be doing a little of everything; my "angel", Dianarra at the front desk who was so kind and helpful at such a scary time. We apologize to everyone whose names we did not make note of, but your kindness and compassion will never be forgotten. Chichi is the Papiamentu word for "big sister", representing the eldest daughter of the family, who binds the family together in a loving and caring way. Everyone here truly represented the spirit of Chichi. In addition to the amazing employees, we had a lovely room, the infinity pool with its sand beach so beautifully relaxing, the location felt very safe, and we could walk to so many interesting locations in Willemstad.

    Apr 11, 2024