Take a look at the best party hotels in Oranjestad.
Located on the northern edge of J.E. Irausquin Boulevard's Low Rise hotel zone, the 449-room La Cabana Beach Resort and Casino is across from Eagle Beach and walking distance to restaurants, shops, and bars. This upper-middle-range time-share resort packs in a lot of features from a casino, to a spa, to a large health club, and even a little chapel. Rooms are spacious with impressively equipped kitchens featuring garbage disposals and dishwashers -- plus private outdoor space. It's a social spot, so if you're looking for a romantic vacation, you might want to check next door at the Amsterdam Manor.
Located in Oranjestad's bustling cruise port, the upscale Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino is packed with features not many Aruba hotels can match. Stand-out features include two casinos, eight bars and restaurants, two pools, and a luxury mall. The hotel is actually a massive resort complex with two distinct properties inside: the adult-only Renaissance Marina and the family-friendly Ocean Suites. All 556 rooms are impeccably modern, with a blend of sophisticated and retro decor plus coffeemakers, MP3 players, and flat-screen TVs. While the lagoon beach is a little underwhelming, it's hard to beat the hotel's private island (and visiting flamingos), and the beach there is more relaxed than the one at the similarly priced Holiday Inn Resort Aruba.
There's a lot to like about the three-pearl Paradise Beach Villas, and the hotel's familiar, social, and easygoing vibe are first among them. The 80 apartment-style rooms are pleasant, but decor is spartan and a bit dated. They include flat-screen TVs, air-conditioning, and full kitchens, and many have separate bedrooms. Two huge pools and Eagle Beach -- just across the street -- are nice-to-have perks, and there are three restaurants plus a spa. Wi-Fi is only free in the lobby, and the restaurants aren’t cheap either (breakfast is not included in room rates). Travelers can also consider nearby Divi Village Golf and Beach Resort for more services, though it will come at a higher price tag.
Talk of the Town Hotel & Beach Club is a three-pearl hotel located across the street from Surfside Beach in downtown Oranjestad, one of the island’s busiest entertainment hubs. The location is perfect for guests who like to be in the center of the action, but it could be too crowded for others. The hotel’s 62 rooms and suites feature sleek decor and balconies or terraces, and some have kitchenettes and separate living areas. The outdoor pool and courtyard area is pretty, and a free daily buffet breakfast is included in the room rate. Travelers seeking a hotel with a quieter location, closer to some of the island’s main beaches might consider the Brickell Bay Beach Club instead.