The Mill Resort & Suites

Aruba, Caribbean

The hotel

Like a row of sugar cubes topped with terracotta pyramids and garlanded with palm trees, Courtyard by Marriott Aruba Palm Beach (operating as The Mill Resort and Suites until November '18) appears quietly understated – but its spirit is something quite different. Cool off by one of the swimming pools, with exotic cocktails from Bang Gozza Bar and the most recent addition — Mango's swim-up bar. Making stays both fun and relaxing, they’ve added in treats from a new spa and fitness centre (part of a recent revamp which also saw a modern makeover of guest rooms) to late breakfasts at the weekend, served until noon so you can lie in. (Although, who wants a lie-in when the sands of Palm Beach are just a complimentary shuttle ride away?)

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Romantic
  • Swimming Pool
  • Families
  • Children's Pool
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Close to Beach
  • Tennis
  • Restaurant

Where is it

Just a ten minute stroll or free shuttle ride from Aruba’s Palm Beach, this hotel has its own zone on the popular sandy shore, with a Beach Attendant providing lounge chairs and palapa shades. It’s close to Bubali Bird Sanctuary, and within easy driving distance of other beaches and the capital, Oranjestad. Transfer time from airport: 25 minutes

Hotel information

193 rooms and suites. All with WiFi. Vista ROH Studio Rooms with Kitchen are 383 sq ft, and have a full kitchen, 4 person dining table set, and pool or resort ground views. Each has 1 king-size or 1 queen-size bed, sleeping maximum 4 persons (minimum 1 adult required). 1 queen-size sleeper sofa available on request.


Breakfast option: daily breakfast in The Mill Restaurant; available at a supplement.

Vista ROH Royal Room, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Vista ROH Junior Room, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Double Room, with 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

King Room, with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Vista ROH Studio Room, sleeping maximum 4 adults and 2 children.

Junior Suites are larger, with 1 king-size bed and queen-size sleeper sofa, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Island Vista Double Queen, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Island Vista King Room, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Pool Vista Double Queen, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Pool Vista King Room, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Island Vista Junior Suite, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Pool Vista Junior Suite, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

2 Room Suites are a combination of a Double Room and a Junior Suite, sleeping maximum 8 persons (minimum of 1 adult required).

Island Vista 2 Room Suites are as above, but with views of the surroundings and island, sleeping maximum 8 persons (minimum of 1 adult required).

Pool Vista 2 Room Suite are as above, but with views of the pool area, sleeping maximum 8 adults and 2 children.

  • Booking bonus: book by 1 Apr '19 to receive up to 30% off the accommodation cost between 22 Apr–23 Dec '19.

    Any applicable offers have been calculated into the prices shown. Offers may not be combinable. 

The Mill Restaurant (international menu, open for breakfast, lunch, and themed dinners). 2 bars including Bang Gozza bar (cocktails) and a swim-up bar (Mango's). Beachside food and beverage service*.

2 freeform swimming pools (saltwater). Children’s pool. Hotel beach section (on nearby Palm Beach, with Beach Attendant, lounge chairs, and palapa shades). Spa* (new). 24-hour fitness centre. Tennis courts (Tennis Pro available, night use*). Kids’ Activity Program.

Concierge service. Complimentary WiFi. Shuttle service to and from Palm Beach. Thrifty car rental desk* (with discounts). Laundry facilities* (coin operated).

*Denotes local charge

Rating summary

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Traveller rating

  • Excellent (195)
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  • Poor (109)
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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Love the Mill and the staff!!

Mar 19, 2019 ValerieW1454

My sister and myself travel to Aruba every year for sister week and we wouldn't stay at any other place . The staff makes you feel like family And its not so over crowded that you can enjoy the pool and its within walking distance of the beauty of the beach and to explore the Island. Also they have the best bartender on the Island Nelson! We are… Read more
My sister and myself travel to Aruba every year for sister week and we wouldn't stay at any other place . The staff makes you feel like family And its not so over crowded that you can enjoy the pool and its within walking distance of the beauty of the beach and to explore the Island. Also they have the best bartender on the Island Nelson! We are looking forward to our yearly trip in may See you all then Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Nice little hotel

Mar 11, 2019 lucasdg1 Montreal, Canada

Stayed here for 6 nights. The staff is adorable and super helpful (like most locals on the island!). José from the beach club was incredible, always there to help us out and brighten our day, giving us valuable recommendations and a helping hand whenever we needed one. The hotel was under renovation and we were scared it would be a problem. It was… Read more
Stayed here for 6 nights. The staff is adorable and super helpful (like most locals on the island!). José from the beach club was incredible, always there to help us out and brighten our day, giving us valuable recommendations and a helping hand whenever we needed one. The hotel was under renovation and we were scared it would be a problem. It was not ideal (especially if you spend your day at the pool) but our room was totally soundproof and we spent most of our time exploring the island so it wasn’t that big of a deal. We had breakfast included with our stay and were very happy with it. The buffet was good all the essentials were there and the staff always adorable. However we had lunch at the hotel once and that was really disappointing. Food was bad, cold and everything looked prepared in advance and thrown onto the tables. Cute little hotel. You get what you pay for. If you plan on laying at the pool all day wait for the constructions to be over, and if you plan on eating mostly at the hotel look elsewhere. Overall great experience for what we planned our vacation to be about - exploring the island and spending time at the beach. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great location and facilities, needs attention to details

Mar 9, 2019 Stefanie S

My fiancé and I really enjoyed our first stay in Aruba. The Mill was a nice place with remodeled rooms and an impressive rain head shower. The pools were amazing. The hotel had a nice relaxing feel as it is not a big high-rise that is overly crowded like the resorts we passed by on Palm Beach. The location is excellent and provides a shuttle to… Read more
My fiancé and I really enjoyed our first stay in Aruba. The Mill was a nice place with remodeled rooms and an impressive rain head shower. The pools were amazing. The hotel had a nice relaxing feel as it is not a big high-rise that is overly crowded like the resorts we passed by on Palm Beach. The location is excellent and provides a shuttle to the beach or a 10-15 minute walk to the beach and main shopping/dining area on Palm Beach. Employees were very friendly. When we arrived to our room, we were only provided with one towel and one bar of soap. We called the desk and requested these items and they said ok, but failed to deliver. The following days, the maids stocked towels and soaps, but not consistently. There should be standards to stocking of these types of items and the employees should be trained accordingly. We also noticed that our sheets were not changed during our stay which is not preferred, especially after 5 days. One morning as we were getting ready to leave for a snorkeling excursion at 830am, we went to the towel booth located by the pool and found it closed. We then went to the desk to request towels as we had turned our pool towels in the day before. The employee simply stated the hours of the towel service and made no effort to offer towels despite our explaining the urgent need. This was very frustrating. Overall, there needs to be more attention to detail and customer service and this resort will be a 4 star in no time! We will consider coming back. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Do Not Recommend. it is a mess.

Mar 7, 2019 GLPinto

Scammers. Took my reservation money one month out for 4 nights, then when i got there they proceeded to try and put me into an awful hotel telling me that they were overbooked. are you serious? I had my reservation booked one month out and you only tell me that you're overbook when I arrive?? The general manager Carlos kept telling me that it… Read more
Scammers. Took my reservation money one month out for 4 nights, then when i got there they proceeded to try and put me into an awful hotel telling me that they were overbooked. are you serious? I had my reservation booked one month out and you only tell me that you're overbook when I arrive?? The general manager Carlos kept telling me that it would only be one night, but after i saw how bad the hotel they put me in was I called Hotels.com who proceeded to call the hotel to find out that they actually lied to me and wouldn't be able to have me there for any nights. Needless to say I proceeded to cancel my reservation and spend a lot more money finding a last minute resort. Stay away from these liars, they will take your money and leave you on the street or in a motel 6 type hotel after you spent resort money. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Still some kinks to work out

Mar 7, 2019 443tracyu Sanibel Island, Florida

We were here for a few days and had a nice time.. most of the hotel is still under construction but the pool area looks great. Our room was nice... there are some issues with the design of the bathroom... water puddles in shower and leaks out of the shower... also the toilet area was falling apart ( to holder fell out of the wall abs the toilet… Read more
We were here for a few days and had a nice time.. most of the hotel is still under construction but the pool area looks great. Our room was nice... there are some issues with the design of the bathroom... water puddles in shower and leaks out of the shower... also the toilet area was falling apart ( to holder fell out of the wall abs the toilet was wobbly!) bed was comfy but we had to ask for more pillows ( only 2 small ones for a king bed) also no hand towels or floor mats, but they were quick to deliver it. Shuttle to the beach was convenient as the driver super friendly... great location.. we will be back once the Reno is complete! Read less