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Embassy Suites Aruba Review: Ideal for Families

Pack your swimsuit and sunscreen—the Embassy Suites Aruba resort is open and ready!

Embassy Suites Aruba Review: Ideal for Families

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Looking for your next family travel adventure? We just got back from the recently opened Embassy Suites Aruba, a wonderland of comfort and ease for families of all ages and stages seeking a tropical change of scenery. If the sugar-sand beaches and family-friendly amenities don't rope you in, the average nightly room rate certainly will.

What is the Embassy Suites Aruba?

The Embassy Suites by Hilton Aruba is the newest resort in Aruba's High Rise section, sandwiched neatly on the edge of Eagle Beach right next to Palm Beach. It's an all-suite property with high-end finishes at reasonable, family-friendly prices that make longer-term stays and family vacations easier than ever.

embassy suites aruba review, pool view Bryce Gruber

The property features an expansive pool, Caribbean views and beach access, delicious views and even an enticing gym that makes staying fit on vacation easy. On-site kiddie pools, a massive hot tub and a playground sweeten the property. take advantage of the pool toys and floats staff has quietly tucked away.

Other family-friendly features abound, too. Just ask for one of the best baby cribs to be ready in-room when you arrive.

Where is the Embassy Suites by Hilton Aruba?

The brand new Embassy Suites by Hilton Aruba is perfectly located in the High Rise section of Aruba on the popular Eagle Beach. It's straddled between some of the world's best resorts, a two-minute walk from the island's gorgeous Butterly Farm and about a five to 10-minute walk from some of the most sought-after restaurants and shopping.

Eagle Beach across from Embassy Suites by Hilton Aruba Bryce Gruber

When did the Embassy Suites Aruba open?

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When we say the Embassy Suites by Hilton Aruba resort is brand new, we mean it. The property just opened in February of 2023 and visits are just gearing up. Everything looks and feels pristine—none of the rooms or main areas have so much as a hint of wear or tear. We think it's Aruba's best-kept secret.

Our Embassy Suites Aruba review

We stayed in a double queen suite that offered more than enough space for us to live, work and relax for several nights. Truly, it was like a small apartment and was better than a typical hotel room because we had the freedom to buy some of our own foods (we're a little particular with our diets and eating habits!) from the supermarket about a mile down the road and have them as needed.

Aside from that saving oodles of cash—it just added loads of convenience. No need to rally the troops to head downstairs or to walk the 10 minutes or so into town when snack cravings kick in. Just head to the little kitchenette that's about five feet from the room's sofa and munch away on whatever.

In our case, it was yogurts, fresh grapes, apples and melon. Gotta eat healthy even on vacation, right?

embassy suites aruba review, kitchenette in room Kitchenette in the double queen suite, Bryce Gruber

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Between the kitchenettes and included breakfast, you really only need to sort dinners out—and that's a major time and money saver if you're a normal family with picky-eating toddlers or kids focused on specific food groups. When you get down to dinner on-property, the choices aren't plentiful but they're all genuinely good and well thought-out. We've eaten at loads of resort restaurants throughout the Caribbean, and genuinely, the Embassy Suites Aruba was the first one that offered good food.

If you ask me, it's because they don't focus on offering hundreds of menu items—they have a handful of appetizers, entrees and desserts offered each night and that's it. And each is well-executed.

embassy suites by Hilton aruba hotel rooms Plenty of space in the living/dining area of our double queen suite and a gorgeous water view, Bryce Gruber

Eagle Beach, just across the street, is loaded with sugary white sand and tranquil turquoise waters. It's gorgeous, serene and semi-private. Waves are gentle and easy to navigate for little ones, so pack your toddler water shoes and sunscreen.

The only downside is that you have to cross the street from the hotel to get to the beach and bring your own towels. There's an on-site towel and beach chair office next to the pool so you can grab whatever you need and go, but it's a little bit of a hike if you're pushing an umbrella stroller with little ones in tow. For my 10-year-old and me, it was easy-peasy.

eagle beach across from embassy suites aruba Eagle Beach, directly across the street from the Embassy Suites, Bryce Gruber

Pros

  • Ideal for families and longer-term stays
  • All-suite setup that has kitchenettes with mini-fridges
  • Expansive outdoor pool
  • Every room features stunning views—either views of the Caribbean or a gorgeous bird sanctuary sights are available
  • Delicious on-property food
  • Everything is totally new
  • Late check-out times by request
  • It's not crowded, and OMG, this is amazing
  • Friendly staff
  • Free deluxe breakfast buffet that really has everything you could ask for
  • Spacious new fitness center
  • Ideal location for walking to popular tourist attractions like or a quick, cheap cab ride from just about everything Aruba has to offer
  • Quick ride from the airport (and available shuttles to/from)
  • Quiet, picturesque beach setting
  • No hurricanes thanks to an ideal island setting just outside the hurricane belt

Cons

  • Accessing the beach is easy, but you do have to cross the street and hand-carry your towels/chairs (though they're provided by the property)
  • Not quite as posh as some other resorts on the island, but worth every penny and an overall excellent value

What makes Embassy Suites by Hilton Aruba ideal for families

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The gorgeous, brand-new pool with ample seating and lay-flat sun beds are a major pull, but it has to be the totally free, included breakfast buffet and suite-style rooms that make feeding and caring for little ones a breeze. Seriously, if you went off-property for a comparable breakfast anywhere else it would be at least $35 USD per person. For a family of four, that adds up to about $140 per day (plus tip!) and eats into your budget quickly.

breakfast buffet at embassy suites aruba Large included breakfast buffet with everything from pancakes to custom omelettes and oat milk, Bryce Gruber

We love that everything is brand new, super clean and the staff is extremely accommodating. Seriously—every weird menu request we made was honored (and we made a few in honor of my allergy-prone 10-year-old daughter). The prices are also reasonable and value far outweighs just about every other property on the island.

Really—we walked into a variety of other hotels, including some of the top-rated all-inclusive family resorts in Aruba like the Riu, and found that the Embassy Suites Aruba blew the competition out of the water in terms of staffing, cleanliness, design and less crowding.

We also love the Family Sun Package, a must-book deal starting at $1,249 USD for three nights that includes:

  • Family sunset pictures on the iconic Eagle Beach (literally steps from the hotel lobby)
  • A family excursion to the Aruba Aloe Museum & Factory Tour with Red Sail Tours in a very cool off-roading vehicle
  • Welcome drinks for parents
  • Accommodations in a spacious suite
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To reserve a Family Package for yourself it's best to call the Embassy Suites Aruba team directly at +297-5256000.

red sail tours aruba, embassy suites aruba review Red Sail Tours Jeep, Bryce Gruber

How to book Embassy Suites Aruba

Booking your visit to the Embassy Suites Aruba is easy peasy. You can book directly through the Hilton website, call the main desk at the number below or look for discounted deals through major booking sites. If you use Hilton points or want a special package (and the special packages are GREAT!), it's best to book directly through Hilton.

We think the property is perfect for a beach vacation or event and can't wait to return.

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This article was originally published on Jul 26, 2023

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