Aruba budget hotel recommendation?

Mar 10th, 2005, 02:44 PM
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Aruba budget hotel recommendation?

We plan to go to Aruba at the end of August with my wife and two boys age 8 and age 3. Any suggestion on any hotel that is family friendly and with easy access to beach. I heard Mill resort & suites is cheap and need to cross street to the beach. Is this any concern and does anyone stay at this before or with any suggestion? Thanks.
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Mar 10th, 2005, 06:28 PM
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Have you looked into the Holiday Inn? I am sure that it can not be too bad. It has a great beach and is beachfront. It has a nice lobby area for a holiday inn. I have not seen the rooms and understand that the pool area has undergone some recent renovations.
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Mar 10th, 2005, 06:32 PM
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I just checked mid August prices at the Holiday Inn and the nightly rate for two double bed room is 124 dollars per night. A superior room with two double beds is 140 per night. That is a great rate since the Marriott next door is charging about 350 for the same view!
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Mar 11th, 2005, 04:52 AM
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We stayed at the Manchebo and loved it - usually priced about the same as the Holiday Inn. Both are directly on the beach.

It's a very short walk across the street and past (or through) the Wyndham to get from the Mill to the beach. Mill has a nice pool, and some units have kitchenettes, which is helpful with kids.

Another possibility is Amsterdam Manor Beach Resort - across a small street to the beach, but closer to the water than The Mill; some units have kitchenettes.
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Mar 11th, 2005, 04:52 AM
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Check with Travel Unlimited but I think I remember being told that kids under 18 stay free.
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Mar 11th, 2005, 09:56 AM
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My husband and I stayed at the Renaissance Aruba Resort and casino.It has its own private island and a small boat comes into the hotel center and takes you there.It was a great location for shopping too. I would chose a room away from the main road because it can get a bit loud there at night if you don't. But over all it was a great location and the people were very friendly.
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