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Discover a captivating tropical paradise at Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino. Overlooking the Caribbean sands of Palm Beach, our beautifully-styled hotel boasts spacious accommodations on the sunny beaches of Aruba with exceptional resort amenities. Try your luck at our thrilling 24-hour Stellaris Casino or take a long swim in tranquil ocean waters. Sip on specialty cocktails in private cabanas at our H2Oasis adults-only pool or pamper yourself with a soothing massage in our full-service spa. Soak away all your cares in our resort's relaxing sauna and whirlpool or savor superb onsite dining at Ruth's Chris Steak House, Atardi and La Vista. In the evening, retreat to spacious hotel rooms with plush designer bedding, private balconies and picturesque views. Whatever your reason for visiting, we look forward to welcoming you at Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino.
General policies & fine print
Hotel Spring Break Policy - This hotel cannot guarantee a spring-break-free environment.
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.
Ratings & reviews
TripAdvisor traveler rating7467 reviews
We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Aruba and our stay at the Marriott Resort and Stellaris Casino. The staff was super friendly and accommodating. We really enjoyed meeting Agustin in the restaurant, He gave us helpful hints about the resort and even told us how to make the local Chile sauce. We hope to come back soon!
Beautiful Resort at the North End of Palm Beach
We stayed here for a week during last week of March 2021. Amazing resort with beautiful white sandy beaches and azure waters. Location: This hotel is right at the end of palm beach up north. The only hotel after this is the Ritz Carlton. It is very private and on the beach. You dont have to cross the street to the beach like you would have to do in Eagle Beach or other areas. Most of the activities in Aruba are at Palm Beach. So you can walk upto the tour companies by the beach e.g Scuba, Snorkeling, Jet Skiing etc. Also there are plenty of restaurants by the beach if you walk along. Bugaloe which is famous for sunsets is about 10 minutes walk, Hadicurari pier is 5 minutes. It takes 7 minutes to walk to Palm Strip via Holiday Inn or Playa Linda. There are cabs from the hotel to everywhere at reasonable fixed rate. Uber does not work in Aruba, Covid Readiness: The hotel is corvid ready and have hand sanitizers everywhere and only allows 50% occupancy. This explains the high price for a Marriott resort, it seems they keep the rooms empty for a couple of days after every guest left. They also do deep cleaning etc. They just started a covid testing center downstairs at the ball room next to the emerald shop which made it very convenient. The receptionist was not aware of this initially but later confirmed. Note that there are 2 types of test: PCR ( $100 per person ) and Antigen ( $40 per person). It seems Antigen tests give a lot of false positives and hence PCR is recommended even though Marriott reimburses $80 ( 2 antigen test ) into the hotel bill which I think is great. Also they printed the reports for us at the reception. Rooms were very spacious and noise proof with huge bathrooms. We were upgraded to the partial view rooms which amazing views of the garden, pool and then the Caribbean sea, Room service is every day but you have to specify during check in and they ask you what time you want them to come every day. Pool and Beach: amazing by all means. The Azure waters of Palm Beach are only 5 feet deep and very easy to swim. It does get busy during mid-day but mostly you can find the beach to yourself early morning or late afternoon. We would enjoy the waves even after dinner right at the beach. Hadicurari Pier is a beautiful place to take pictures of the beach and water. Restaurants: They have several very expensive restaurants including Ruth's Chris and Atardi. La Vista has great pizzas. There is a Starbucks and a Gelato Shop. There is a lively band at the Lobby every evening. You need to book well in advance for Atardi and it is probably the most expensive beach side dining. There are plenty of restaurants in the island if you want to explore. We preferred to explore and enjoy the exotic Aruban & Seafood Restaurants which were recommended by the locals ( Red Fish, Old Cunucu House, Driftwood). For breakfast Hadicurari Restaurant, about 5 minutes walk, has gorgeous views while Bugaloe ( 15 minutes walk or $7 in cabs) has best sunset views for dinner but gets very busy. Service: Impeccable, Friendly and Very Helpful. Overall I would definitely recommend this hotel as well as the Palm Beach. We were confused and thinking about the Renaissance but you go to Aruba for the white sandy beach and azure waters...Palm Beach / Eagle Beach exactly offers this.
We stayed for 3 nights. My husband is a Titanium member. No room upgrades because they said they were busy. Nothing for us celebrating our anniversary. We were offered points or continental breakfast. We took the continental breakfast. They do not give you bottled water because of Covid they said? We stayed at the Renaissance prior to moving here and we got 2 large bottles of water daily. They only offer housekeeping on certain days so at check-in you have to tell them. We requested it for a day we were going to be out on a tour and when we returned at 4:30pm the rooms was not serviced. They had no record of it but they did send someone to clean our room, but they did not change the sheets. Our room was suppose to be feather free but it was not. The front desk agent caught us before going to our room so I just told her they could just send us foam pillows and it would be ok. Our room was on the sixth floor and had a partial view of the ocean and the adult pool. It was a small room but it was clean. The balcony was nice too. The safe is inside of one of the drawers. Small shower but they do have a cloths line in the shower to hang swimsuits worked out well. Only two sets of towels but you can request more. Housekeeping sent someone up with 2 foam pillows. The pillows were not foam and one pillow had an old used pillowcase and the other did not have one at all. The staff we encountered during our stay were very friendly. They were monitoring to be sure everyone was wearing face mask inside the hotel. The hotel did have a lot of children and mostly they were the ones not wearing face masks. Continental Breakfast is offered at the La Vista restaurant. They will bring you Danishes, coffee, juice, yogurt, fruit, ham and cheese plate. No hot items but you can pay a little extra and enjoy the buffet. We had dinner at Atardi on the beach. The food was very good but it was windy so things blowing everywhere. Still it was a nice experience. COVID testing for our trip back to the USA was easy but the place was hard to find. The testing site is located at the Marriott Ocean Club. You can walk there and walk towards the kids club, by the pool and you will see the small building. You need to make an appointment. We received our results in about 7 hours. The concierge can printout your results for you. We were credited back for the cost of the test. It was $40 per person. Overall, our stay was ok. The beach was nice and not crowded. They kept up with keeping the area clean.
Leaving tomorrow. Stayed here with 2 small kids. Awesome property, great service. Clean towels big rooms. Nice balconies and views. Starbucks, ice cream and drinks in lobby. Happening place. Kids loved it. The only negative is you need to pay extra for beach umbrellas and chairs and reserve at 7 am on their phone app but it’s barely works and hard to reserve. However, they will always help you get a seat. The covid test is offered for $100 at Marriott surf club which is a 10 minute walk. Make sure you bring towels because lines are long and it’s outside and you may want to dip in the pools there. They do not offer towels at that resort for Marriott hotel guests. Our kids were freezing after a dip. They refused to let us get a towel even though they had 1000 towels behind them. That was the only trip hiccup but not a huge deal. There are also playgrounds for kids The breakfast is really good and clean. Lots of options and cheap. Enjoy!
Aruba and COVID testing
We arrived in Aruba on March 21st and have enjoyed ourselves. Getting COVID tested was the most stressful part of the trip. It took us a week to figure it out. The website for travel to Aruba says the test must be done within 72 hours of departure. And they want the test results uploaded to Aruba EDCard website at least 12 hours prior to departure. Once the test is accepted on the website, you will get a link with a QR code and a large green checkmark. So a 60 hour window to work in. There are many testing options, however Aruba wants a molecular test (PCR), NOT the antigen test. We checked multiple pharmacies and the following is what we learned. There is a rapid molecular test which provides results in 24 hours or less. Walgreens does this test but only at certain locations and it is Abbott’s IDNOW. CVS uses a lab to analyze their tests and the turn around time is 2-4 days. We didn’t risk the time and ended up driving an hour and half to get tested at Walgreens. Test was easy enough at the drive thru window. Test results were back within 4 hours. Day of travel, we arrived at the airport with our page with the big green check mark and there was still confusion about the test which didn’t match the list of tests on United Airlines checkin screen. Finally, that hurdle done and on the flight. We arrived in Aruba. In the line through customs and immigration we had to show a copy of the actual test results, thankfully, I had saved as a picture as we had no internet connection. They handed us 2 blue placards and 2 white cards. No explanation. Once we arrive in baggage pickup a gentlemen asked us for the blue placards. We realized they had fallen out of our passports and had to hunt them down. Found them on the floor next to passport control and was lectured about someone untested getting into the country...while employees were standing next to them and didn’t pick them up. After getting the blue placards and the lecture we were able to bypass the long line of those needing tested (at out of pocket expense) and out the door. We found our shared transportation and finally made it to the hotel. The hotel asked for the white cards which we made sure to hang on to figuring by this point, they must be important. We head home tomorrow. After reading the airline and CDC guidance for travelers to the US, we did the antigen test. Both websites listed it as acceptable. The hotel (Marriott resort) assisted with an appointment for the test as well as giving us a credit on our room for the $80.00 cost. It took some time to find the testing location (a different Marriott property) within walking distance. No signs or clear directions. Once at the testing location, the employees recommended doing both the PCR and the antigen tests when asked. The PCR test is $100.00 per person and NOT necessary for entry into the US. Hope this helps if you are traveling to Aruba.