Very close to the beach and shopping center
Drinks were very weak and staff did not record information correctly. I checked in on Monday and was staying until Friday morning, staff put me down as checking in Tueaday and leaving Thursday morning.
The staff was very friendly and accomodating. Clean. Could walk to other hotels. Liked the pool.
The beach towel policy was a little stressful; you are given 4 in your room and expected to 4.While I understand it, we were with a group and our things were often mixed together. I had to put my towels in a bag, so they weren't accidentally used or taken
We took a family trip - all adults (brother is a time share owner). We were completely impressed. Staff was friendly, if we needed anything all we had to do was ask, everything was clean & spacious.The pool was excellent and never crowded; plenty of beach area & lounge chairs (with umbrellas). Obviously if you go during typical summer months (when the rest of the US is on vacation), you may have issues. We went in late Sept/early Oct and didn't have to deal with family with small children or children/teens period. We're going back in Sept...with different people this time...We're going to love it. Can't wait I'm so excited!
Overall, the Marriott Surf Club was Good. I would go there again. However, it is NOT a luxury hotel. The room could have been a bit cleaner, and the decor was nothing fancy. What I loved about it was the convenience of having a kitchenette and a washer dryer in the suite. It was also great to have a 1 bedroom with a separate living room area versus only having a regular hotel room. The hotel grounds were well maintained. There were many pools, kiddie pools, a lazy river- basically, something for everyone.
1st trip to Aruba and the Surf club. Kids loved the pool and waterslide. Rooms were great! Minor problem at one point but Staff was great throught the whole thing. Plan on going back in 2011! Loved it.....
We stayed at this resort in June of 2009. The rooms were very clean, well maintained, and the kitchenette was a true benefit. The resort grounds were very impressive. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The pool was fantatistic! We enjoyed it so much, that we planned a trip to go back next year while we were still there! Overall, it was one of the best vacations ever.
great time, great island (clean, safe, fun)
We've been coming to aruba for 15 yrs.. This was our 1st. yr. in our time share at the Surf Club and 3rd. year at the Marriott resorts. We Brought some friends with us who enjoyed & loved their stay. We did encounter some minor problems, ie the pool not enough lounge chairs and to many people reserving them and not using them for more than 2,3 or 4 hrs.. The beach was not yet finished and the swimming area was to small in the ocean. Over all it had to be another great trip since we booked while we were there for next year and it's possible going back this year to purchase another time share.
Very new hotel and they're still working the kinks out. Airconditioner didn't work in some rooms. Vacationed with a friend and requested room with 2 double beds. When we arrived, found out that all rooms only have 1 bed w/ pull-out sofa. One of us was forced to sleep on uncomfortable sofabed. Rooms are clean and decent, but nothing to write home about. Next trip to Aruba, will probably stay elsewhere.'