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.

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*. 24-hour fitness centre. Tennis courts (Tennis Pro available, night use*). Kids’ activity programme.

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

* Denotes local charge

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Traveller rating

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Just what we were looking for

Nov 13, 2019 belvac2015 Pleasant Grove, Utah

This resort was perfect for us. Small, personable, reasonably priced and nice. We loved the location. Short walk to beach (they do have a shuttle) and shopping and restaurants. Staff was friendly and helpful. The rooms are very nice. If you aren't the big fancy high rise resort type but want something nice, the Mill Resort may be your… Read more
This resort was perfect for us. Small, personable, reasonably priced and nice. We loved the location. Short walk to beach (they do have a shuttle) and shopping and restaurants. Staff was friendly and helpful. The rooms are very nice. If you aren't the big fancy high rise resort type but want something nice, the Mill Resort may be your answer. Read less
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Oct 25, 2019 jdurham470

We would definitely stay here again. The staff was friendly, and the rooms were wonderful! There was construction but it wasn’t anything that disturbed the stay at all. The swim up bar is a great luxury to have and its just a quick walk to the beach and nightlife.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Hidden gem

Oct 18, 2019 airlinebrats Naples, Florida

Honestly the outside of the resort was a hot mess. When pulling up to it wasnt sure it was even a hotel. Apparently switching over to a Marriott soon so alot of construction/landscaping being done. That being said the staff was super helpful. The rooms has just been all remodeled and are very comfortable. The pool area is beautiful. It is not on… Read more
Honestly the outside of the resort was a hot mess. When pulling up to it wasnt sure it was even a hotel. Apparently switching over to a Marriott soon so alot of construction/landscaping being done. That being said the staff was super helpful. The rooms has just been all remodeled and are very comfortable. The pool area is beautiful. It is not on the beach its across from the Riu. You do have to walk a few minutes to get to the beach or you can take a complimentary shuttle. I love being at palm beach but also enjoy a little peace and quiet and this pool area delivered. For the price it really is a hidden gem. After construction is completed I am not sure how the prices will be but we were so happy to get this rate now. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Pleasantly Surprised The Mill Resort

Oct 8, 2019 DivaDimples1 New Orleans, Louisiana

We stayed at The Mill Resort for a week celebrating a friends birthday. To be honest after reading the comments I wasn’t going to book, because of the comments about the property being under renovation. However after relying on my own personal research we decided to book. Yes the comments were true about the front desk/ receptionist area being a… Read more
We stayed at The Mill Resort for a week celebrating a friends birthday. To be honest after reading the comments I wasn’t going to book, because of the comments about the property being under renovation. However after relying on my own personal research we decided to book. Yes the comments were true about the front desk/ receptionist area being a mess and under construction..but I knew that already from the comments so I was prepared. We was checked into a two bed pool view newly renovated room, actually we was the first. And to our surprise they had Birthday cake and flowers set up in the room such a nice touch. The room was gorgeous. The pool was amazing! The swim up bar the best, with good food. Sounds perfect right...The CON .. The building we were placed in had a pipe that busted and we had no water. They had a note in the room to explain detail the issues and the resolution. The staff was very friendly and did everything in there power to accommodate the guest. We opted to move to a different building but the water was back on within 5 hrs. The one con for a property under renovation wasn’t bad because the staff went over and above to make it right. Ketsia at the reception was awesome handling the situation. The staff actually made our trip so much more enjoyable Sandy, Hainer, Caesar were absolutely a pleasure each one made us feel so welcomed. They were so professional and helpful. Once this resort finish it renovations I’m sure the prices will go up. Don’t feed into the comments I was Pleasantly Surprised Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Loved it!

Sep 30, 2019 Caryn3113

Loved my stay at The Mill. I was a little nervous after reading other reviews so I only booked for one night initially. After getting there and seeing how beautiful the pool was and how accommodating the staff was I went ahead and booked for two nights. After going to my room and seeing how great it was and how nice the bathroom was I booked for… Read more
Loved my stay at The Mill. I was a little nervous after reading other reviews so I only booked for one night initially. After getting there and seeing how beautiful the pool was and how accommodating the staff was I went ahead and booked for two nights. After going to my room and seeing how great it was and how nice the bathroom was I booked for 3 nights. My fourth and last night in Aruba was already booked at a much more expensive hotel. After getting to the expensive hotel my last night I was disappointed that I had left The Mill! Read less