Curaçao Marriott Beach Resort reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.5 Excellent

  • Cleanliness 4.5
  • Location 4.5
  • Rooms 4.5
  • Service 4.5
  • Value 4.0

640 TripAdvisor reviews

TripAdvisor users rated this property 5 out of 5


Bearair52 (Dundee, United Kingdom) on Jul 19, 2024

Great stay - very comfortable hotel - very spacious and clean rooms. Loved the interesting in-room fridges (built into a side unit). Issued with plastic water bottles and hence trip to one of the water dispensers on the landing. Staff were great and very friendly, both restaurants, reception or cleaning staff - everyone had a 'Bon Bini' ! Had to swap rooms after a couple of days ( first couple of nights were award nights) but no big problem. Not going to be a budget holiday - but here is a money saving tip. Rather than take a Taxi into town, try one of the wee shuttle buses - stop at the end of the drive - US$2 vs US$20. To get back at the bus station look for a transit bus with the sign for 'Boca JanDoret' , or follow uniformed Marriott staff !

TripAdvisor users rated this property 5 out of 5

A Marriott that punches way above its hotel category & brand - must book!

Neil_in_Manhattan (New York City, New York) on Jul 15, 2024

My wife & two year old son enjoyed an incredible 5-night stay over July 4th holiday time and are so excited to recommend this hotel to friends (which we already have!) as well as the general public. When we are able to get away, we usually stay at the St. Regis/Four Seasons/Ritz category level. However in Curacao there are more limited luxury options and we wanted great value & experience for the money. The Marriott truly delivers this and more and I'm personally baffled by those who have rated it anything but 5 stars. It's a MARRIOTT! You have to rate it against that category & brand and be practical about what you will and will not get. I don't think I've seen a Marriott property in all my travels that has this type of boutique feel to it and private / secluded beach. Rare! It feels like you're on a movie set with the landscaping and grounds. We did go off-season and at a time when there were no weddings or large events which helped but the hotel doesn't have that impersonal & factory feel you often get at Marriott resorts. It was large enough that you could get privacy but not so much so that getting around takes forever. Specific things we loved: -Very easy to rent a car - do it through the hotel. It will save you from $25+ each way taxis. The island is gorgeous and worth driving around. Park at the nearby Renaissance to walk into town. We're not the type to usually rent a car but this is an island where it significantly enhances your experience. C-spice is a solid restaurant but the best dining is outside the property. We loved Sal the Kitchen and BKLYN as foodies. Fort Nassau was recommended by the hotel and has stunning views but food was mediocre. -Service was very friendly & warm and easy to flag down from the beach & pool if you need service. Stephanie at reception is truly one of a kind and a reason why we'll likely come back again next year. She made our stay amazing - thank you. They need to do whatever they can to keep her at the property. Gary (GM) was very responsive and helpful as we messaged some questions prior to the stay -We paid for an upgrade to a suite room which is 3x the size of the normal ones and is well worth the extra cost if available. It's oceanfront and well-designed. -Very easy to get chairs and the cabanas by the pool are FREE which was quite shocking so take advantage of them (again we went off-season so your experience may differ in high season) -Water temperature in the pool was one of the best I've ever experienced - perfect to get in! -Prices were very reasonable given the exchange rate. $14 cocktails by the pool is lower than you'll see these days at resorts. Overall very fair pricing. Specific things to keep in mind: -Water is safe to drink at the property so no need to buy bottles of water. Use the water stations around the property as the water flowing from the taps in the room during the day can be warm. -Go with the flow! It's a Marriott on a very chill island. Be willing to go to the staff directly for help instead of expecting them to always cater to you. Expect check-in to take time (if you're an Elite there is a desk on the side - we missed that). -Breakfast can have a wait especially if you want to sit inside on a hot morning so budget some time. We found the breakfast to be solid and there are included options in the buffet like fresh squeezed juice that may not be apparent so look out for them -As mentioned food at the property is functional but if you're a foodie drive nearby. Mambo Beach is a short drive and has many options -The beach is really nice but it's not Turks & Caicos! Have the right expectations and you'll need water shoes to get in the water due to the rocks What could make the hotel even better: -Again, it's a Marriott and it checks all the boxes and more at this category & brand. That said a few things come to mind -We found the beds to be on the harder side and pillows on the softer side. You get used to it but confirms other reviews -We would love it if the property extended Elites access to both the lounge and restaurant breakfast instead of making you choose. Or at least give you access passes to the lounge for a few visits. We wish we had a chance to see it as picking breakfast in the restaurant made more sense for us -Offer fans in the room. The temperature is controlled and cannot go lower than 20/21 degrees Celsius. We usually need a colder room to sleep and without a fan are out of options. Not a deal breaker but having an option for a fan would have made our sleep better Overall - this is an EXCELLENT property and we will definitely visit again. Curacao is a magical island that is off the major hurricane path (has never gotten a direct hit) and I'm sure will continue to become more and more popular. Go sooner than later and stay at the Marriott!

TripAdvisor users rated this property 5 out of 5

Wonderful Resort!

Danimarie902 on Jul 11, 2024

We had a wonderful stay! The property is beautiful. Our room was oceanfront and very clean. The breakfast buffet had lots of options. Nash, Jaymy, Jon, Aimee, and Joshua were so friendly and helpful as well as the rest of the staff at the resort. We are already planning on coming back in 2025!

TripAdvisor users rated this property 5 out of 5

Excellent time in Curacao!

petersH23YX (Fort Lauderdale, Florida) on Jul 09, 2024

We really enjoyed our time in Curacao at the Marriott. The onsite dive shop, Goby Divers, was staffed with friendly, experienced staff. We also enjoyed the pool bar. Jaymy was very friendly and attentive. We will be back to visit the ABC Islands again.

TripAdvisor users rated this property 5 out of 5

Marriott Curacao is No. 1!

dgr11268 (New Jersey) on Jul 08, 2024

AMAZING! I’m writing a mid-trip review because this place is awesome! Sure, the weather makes the trip, but the MARRIOTT property and service make it perfect! Gorgeous beachfront (with plenty of chairs) and beautiful pool (we hang at the adults only pool) - with constant and courteous staff bringing drinks and delicious food (kudos CHRISTOPHER for your team!). And MARRIOTT status is recognized and rewarded (thank you STEPHANIE W. for the personal attention)! The Reef Club is convenient, with quality food and drink and a fun Happy Hour! I love Aruba for vacation, but MARRIOTT CURAÇAO is my new No. 1!

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