Ratings based on 860 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.9 out of 5
86% of guests recommend
4.1 Room cleanliness
3.9 Service & staff
4.0 Room comfort
3.7 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travellerfrom Chesterfield, MO

Great Value- Best Beach Location!!

Posted 30-Mar-2015
Pros: The location and the cleanliness.
Cons: Exhaust fan in bathroom, luggage holders to hold open suitcases, and curtains were stained and ragged on the lining.Water fountain on beach didnt work
Location: location was perfect, right on the beach, walk right onto beach from hotel pool decks. Mall across street had everything, good places to go eat.
The Holiday Inn is a great value for those looking for a nice hotel with a great location!. This hotel is very clean and well kept, the only bad thing about the hotel is the outside look of hotel room buildings, they are very old looking, however they have been painted. The inside of the hotel has been redone as well as the outside grounds, pools are great, outside landscaping is very nice and all areas are kept extremely clean. Very nice shops withing the hotel walkway.This hotel is the best location on the whole beach, and it was a lot less crowded than the other hotels nearby. Did not have to go down early in the morning to claim lounge chairs at the pool or the beach. We went down around 9 or 10 and had no problem finding a place to lounge either at the pool or the beach. We did not attempt to reserve a hut on the beach, which alot of people complained about the process in previous reviews, we did notice a line one day for people to sign up. But that was not an issue for us as we didn't want the shade. There were several umbrella and shady areas by the main 2 pools, which is where we hung out because the beach was right there. It was great, you felt like you were on the beach but didn't have to hassle with the sand. The hotel room we had was very simple, fine for us as we weren't there except to sleep. the bathroom was pretty small, only had a shower, but all had been redone so it was nice. Food was very good, just ate lunch there and a pizza one night. Great!!
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travellerfrom NOVA

Nice hotel on the beach

Posted 30-Mar-2015
Pros: On the beach. Shops and food on-site. Free towel rentals. Free cabanas.
Cons: Besides redoing the hotels for bigger rooms not much can be improved. Maybe remodeling the floors.
Location: Everything is within a short walk.
Nothing too special. Clean room, with balcony. Good restaurants on-site. Across the street from tourist mall. On the water. Room won't blow you away but it is very tidy. Overall 3.5 out of 5.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travellerfrom Chicago

Nice hotel on the beach.

Posted 29-Mar-2015
Pros: On the water on the main strip, near shopping , many food options.
Cons: Elevators were slow in tower 5.
Location: Hotel has many food options, many other food options nearby
Excellent, helpful staff. Loved the Bingo at 4 PM,
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travellerfrom Beverly, MA

Clean, friendly, beautifully-situated hotel

Posted 29-Mar-2015
The Holiday Inn Aruba is a great place to vacation! The rooms are well appointed, modern, and clean as a whistle. Each room has a balcony, ours with a view of the water. The staff is friendly and accommodating. But maybe the best part is its location: not only close to the water but midway on the beach between the Ritz way to the right and the Riu way to the left. In other words, the Holiday Inn is in the thick of things, always playful and fun!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travellerfrom Boston

Best location, beach...great staff!

Posted 26-Mar-2015
Our first time at the Holiday Inn and we felt like we hit the jackpot! Friendly atmosphere, beautiful beach and pool areas. The central location made for a super relaxing vacation...restaurants and shopping right there for you to enjoy!
Comment from Hotel Management
28-Mar-2015 by eva, Hotel Management
Dear Sharon, Greetings to your from Aruba. Thank you for sharing with us your feedback from your recent stay stay our Resort. Great to hear that you had a great vacation, and also that our beaches and great location suited all your needs. Come back and stay with us again soon. Kind regards, Guest Experience Manager. Holiday Inn Resort Aruba-Beach Resort & Casino.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travellerfrom Boston

BEST hotel in Aruba. Easy access to beach!

Posted 25-Mar-2015
I was hesitant to travel to Aruba alone and based only on an Expedia recommendation but I was NOT disappointed! First of all, I have vacationed and traveled around the world: Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Cozumel, Bahamas, Jamaica, South Africa, Italy, SoCal and ARUBA is the best place I have ever been. I have never felt so safe or welcome in all my life -- and I am a 31yo single, petite, blonde female. Second, I love nice hotels and the Holiday Inn is nice, comfortable, clean with extremely friendly staff, free FUNCTIONING Wifi and great amenities. But, seriously, with a clean beach and pristine water, how much time are you REALLY spending inside the hotel?! The water was crystal clear, there wasn't loud crazy music or activities distracting from the serenity. The trade winds kept things cool. I just can't say enough. There is a Dunking Donuts just two blocks down the road and the HOliday Inn has easy access to the restaurant strip which is literally across the street. And Mama Ana in the Spa gives you a soothing aloe wrap should you get a sunburn (like I did). I will honestly keep this as my Number 1 vacation destination for the rest of my life. I have found my haven. It is simple, pristine, BEAUTIFUL and peaceful. Maybe it doesn't have the luxuries that the other hotels have, but it is perfect - just pERFECT for a money-conscious traveler like myself!
Comment from Hotel Management
27-Mar-2015 by eva, Hotel Management
Dear Annie, Hi to you from Aruba. Thank you for choosing the Holiday Inn for your recent stay on our Happy island. We were so thrilled to read that we met your expectations, and also that Aruba is your new favorite destination. Great that our beautiful beaches and great location suited all your needs. Come back and stay with us again soon.' Kind regards, Guest Experience Manager. Holiday Inn Resort Aruba-Beach resort & Casino.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travellerfrom Colorado Springs, CO

Best vacation by far!

Posted 25-Mar-2015
From the food, to the hotel staff, to the beach and pool.....this trip was awesome!!!! We have no complaints and could not believe how great the whole experience was.
Comment from Hotel Management
27-Mar-2015 by eva, Hotel Management
Dear Nicki, Hi to your from all of us here in Aruba. Thank you so much for taking your time to share with us your great feedback. Thrilled to hear that you had an awesome time on your recent vacation, and enjoyed the food beach, pool and also our great location on Palm Beach. come back and visit us soon! Kind Regards, Guest Experience Manager. Holiday Inn resort Aruba-Beach Resort & Casino.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travellerfrom Toronto, On

Overall nice play to stay - no all inclusive

Posted 25-Mar-2015
Pros: It's in Aruba! Economical
Cons: Hotel Food, umbrella reservation system
Location: Lots of restaurants and stores across the street - De pal island was a nice get away get away
Overall, the hotel was a nice play to stay for the week - kids loved the pool and the beach area. They do need a better system for the umbrella reservation, unless you want to sit for a few hours in line to get it reserved the next day. Best not to go all inclusive - food was sub par at the hotel especially disappointed with SeaBreeze restaurant food. Best bet, go to the local restaurants like smoky joes - food is way better, and you can buy cheap beer at the local grocery store. We did eat breakfast buffet at the hotel for convience and food was good enough.
Comment from Hotel Management
26-Mar-2015 by eva, Hotel Management
Dear Paul, Greetings from Aruba, and thank you for taking your time to share your feedback with us. Your comments are very important to us, and help us to make our guest stay and even better experience. We were happy to read that you had a pleasant stay and your children loved our pools and beaches. We look forward to welcoming you back to Aruba in the near future. Kind Regards, Guest Experience Manager. Holiday Inn Resort Aruba-Beach Resort & Casino.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travellerfrom Austin, Texas

A nice hotel close to the beach.

Posted 24-Mar-2015
Pros: Very nice staff and good service.
Cons: The prices for children food and drinks should be a lot lower than they are.
Location: The location is perfect. Right by the beach and good shopping and car rental can be done easily.
The hotel is very nice and most of the facilities is up to date. The beds are very nice but furniture and quality of the rooms could be nicer. . The prices on drinks and food are very high.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travellerfrom Boston

Wonderful resort !

Posted 21-Mar-2015
I and my Husband were there for 5 days and we would definitely recommend it to friends and family. Great location and has everything to make you feel relaxed and comfortable. we didn't eat in the resort so can't say much anything about the food and the drinks at the bar were also not great.
Comment from Hotel Management
22-Mar-2015 by eva, Hotel Management
Dear Grace, Greetings from our Happy Island, and we were thrilled to read that you and your husband had a wonderful stay with us, and also you enjoyed our beaches and great location. Thank you for sharing your great feedback with us, and also for recommending us to your friends and family, a real compliment. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kind Regards, Guest Experience Manager. Holiday Inn Resort Aruba-Beach Resort & Casino.