What We Love

  • Kids 12-years-old and under stay free!
  • This resort has something for everyone. Etnika Spa and Excelsior Casino for adults, and a video game arcade and activity center for kids.
  • The resort offers three different activity zones to appeal to every guests’ needs during their vacation.

Things to Know

  • The resort is less than 15 minutes away from the airport.
  • Free Wi-Fi is available in all areas of the resort.
  • This resort is not all-inclusive. All services are available for additional fees.

If you're ready to nestle in for a day filled with nothing but cool ocean breezes and soft sands on your toes, then finding a lounge chair along Aruba's famous Palm Beach is a must. Holiday Inn Resort Aruba has a lounger with your name on it.

Want to bring the family, but worried about keeping a budget? At this resort, kids stay free! Yes, you read that right. Kids 12 & under get all the food and fun at no extra cost to mom and dad. Whether getting crafty at the activity center, kicking butt at the video-game arcade or playing in the sun and surf, your kids can live it up without shelling you out.

Need a drink while making a splash? Just float over to one of the submerged lounge chairs and let one of the resort's skilled mixologists dazzle you with a cocktail. Remember, if you're with your kids, they are having a great time at the Kids Club!

A fresh new look, three pools with ocean views, restaurants, bars, a spa, activities and plenty of areas to unwind, this is really a resort for everyone.

This hotel is NOT all-inclusive. Food and drink must be purchased separately. Unless otherwise specified, all services are available for an additional charge.


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

Property Information

Year Built: 1970
Last Renovation: 2007
Accessible rooms: 6
Floors: 7
Total available rooms and suites: 597


Resort Details


Whether you have an interest in fine dining or fresh seafood, you can find your perfect meal here!
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Guests can take full advantage of laundry / valet services, Wi-Fi access, business services and more.
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With activities like casino games, the kid's club and water sports, there's something for everyone!
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Hotel Advisories

Advisory Mandatory Baggage charges of USD 4.50 (subject to change) may apply. This charge will be collected at check-in or check-out. All rooms are nonsmoking. Guests who smoke will be penalized with a fee of $250.00 (subject to change) per room per stay

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.

Pet Policy Pets Not Allowed

Customer Ratings & Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.0 4639 reviews
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Decent hotel with Great location

    We stayed here for two nights before moving to the Marriott Stellaris after Hyatt cancelled our reservation. This is a very decent hotel at its price point and the location. It is right on the middle of Palm Beach with a pristine beach and close to many bars and restaurants. Of course this is not a luxury resort, and it's a bit dated. The service was great and it was easy getting a beach front palapa. If you just need a place to sleep and want to enjoy the island itself, it's definitely a good choice to do Aruba on the cheap.

    Jul 28, 2020
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Post COVID visit

    So happy to be back to Aruba and the Holiday Inn. We missed our yearly visit in April due to COVID so it was nice to make it here this year in July. The hotel was at pretty low capacity (no fighting for palapas) and the palapas have been moved forward again on the beach! Sad to see that some of of favorite staff who have always made our trips special are not back. The manager Martin, who always walks around ensuring guests are happy and well cared for was nowhere to be found. We really missed his attention to detail. He always made us feel so special. Also, John the bellman has not returned yet. Hope to see these great guys soon and hope they are well. Don’t hesitate to come back and support this beautiful island.

    Jul 26, 2020
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Great hotel for the price but

    The resort was nice, staff friendly, and during the covid 19 pandemic all safety precautions were met. What I didnt like was at least three people staying at the resort would clean their slippers of beach sand in the pools and Jump in the pool with sand on their bodies with out rinsing off. There were three rinsing stations and no enforcing of rinsing sand off before heading into the pool. Gross. Also iguanas are all over the property. Not a problem. The problem was they would defecate and urinate near the pools and not once did staff power wash the areas. Other than that I loved the resort.

    Jul 26, 2020
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating
    I really wanted to give you a 4

    First...thank you Aruba for welcoming us! These are hard times. Rooms: They were almost clean? We had scraps on our carpet. They need updating too. Information: no binder in room. Is this because of Covid? No idea about room service (we were in quarantine awaiting results), when pool closes, events, etc. I was sad to miss Bingo. Staff: 98% over the top, the other 2% horrible enough to make you upset. Location: perfect. Once again, I really wanted to give you a 4. Thanks Aruba.

    Jul 25, 2020
  • 1.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Thanks for nothing

    I’m pretty disappointed with our experience here. We booked the Holiday Inn for its value, but looking back we should have stayed at any of the surrounding resorts. They cancelled our booking per travel restrictions, and then charged us $600. We were also told breakfast was included, but were charged $50 for the 1 day and told that wasn’t in the package, we booked a King size, but our “UPGRADE" was two twin sized beds for my girlfriend and I. The A.C stopped working, it was fixed but then it would cut in and out as it pleases the rest of the week. They only do housekeeping every 5 days due to "stopping the spread" of COVID, the handle on the blinds was broken, the ice machine didn’t work, the jacuzzi didn’t work. When we called the IHG management team we were told we’d be contacted before we checked out, they called 5 days later and told us "that they did everything they could, and the A.C was fixed immediately", not an apology, or anything, I didn’t get the resort experience I anticipated.

    Jul 24, 2020