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Hotel California Aruba

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Premium bedding, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
Premium bedding, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
Premium bedding, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
Premium bedding, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of Hotel California Aruba

Hotel California Aruba

2.5 star property
Hotel with bar/lounge, near Aruba Town Hall

6.0/10 Good

56 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Refrigerator
Caya G.F. Betico Croes, 152, Oranjestad
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • Airport shuttle
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Air conditioning
  • Microwave in a common area
  • Water dispenser
  • Laundry service
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Multilingual staff
For families
  • Fridge
  • Premium TV channels
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Premium bedding
  • Free self-parking

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • Aruba Town Hall - 10 min walk
  • Renaissance Mall Aruba - 4 min drive
  • Links at Divi Aruba - 11 min drive
  • Eagle Beach - 11 min drive
  • Palm Beach - 12 min drive

Getting around

  • Oranjestad (AUA-Queen Beatrix Intl.) - 9 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • Gostoso - 5 min walk
  • El Gaucho Argentine Grill - 5 min walk
  • MAROC Tapas - 6 min walk
  • Wilhelmina Restaurant - 6 min walk
  • Eethuis de Suikertuin - 7 min walk

About this property

Hotel California Aruba

Hotel California Aruba is only 2.3 mi (3.8 km) from the airport and offers a shuttle (available 24 hours) for USD 15.00 per vehicle one way. Guests looking for a bite to eat can visit the coffee shop/cafe, and the bar/lounge is the perfect spot to grab a drink at the end of the day. Also, this hotel is 0.5 mi (0.9 km) from Aruba Town Hall and 2.6 mi (4.1 km) from Links at Divi Aruba. Fellow travellers say good things about the helpful staff and location.


Dutch, English, Spanish

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 13 rooms


  • Check-in time from 4 PM until 12:30 PM
  • Express check-out available
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • The front desk is open daily from 9 AM - 11 PM
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking
  • On-site parking is limited
  • Free off-site parking nearby


  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours a day)*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free local cuisine breakfast on weekday mornings 7:00 AM–11:00 AM
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Shared microwave
  • Water dispenser

What to do

  • Shopping
  • Beach nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Multilingual staff


  • 1 building/tower
  • Television in common areas


  • Dutch
  • English
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television
  • Premium satellite channels
  • Films for purchase

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Premium bedding

Freshen up

  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Fridge


  • Daily housekeeping

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 15.00 per vehicle (one way)


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have lifts.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Hotel California Aruba Oranjestad
Hotel California Aruba
California Aruba Oranjestad
California Aruba
Hotel California Aruba Hotel
Hotel California Aruba Oranjestad
Hotel California Aruba Hotel Oranjestad

Frequently asked questions

Does Hotel California Aruba offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Hotel California Aruba does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
Are pets allowed at Hotel California Aruba?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Hotel California Aruba?
Yes, there's free self parking. Parking spaces may be limited.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by Hotel California Aruba?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 15.00 per vehicle one way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Hotel California Aruba?
You can check in from 4 PM - 12:30 PM. Check-out time is noon. Express check-out is available.
Is there an on-site casino at Hotel California Aruba?
No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Wind Creek Seaport Casino (14-min walk) and Excelsior Casino Aruba (8-min drive) are both nearby.
What is there to do at Hotel California Aruba and nearby?
Recommended spots to visit include Aruba Town Hall (10-min walk) and Royal Plaza Mall (15-min walk), along with Links at Divi Aruba (2.6 mi) and Manchebo Beach (2.9 mi).
Are there restaurants at or near Hotel California Aruba?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Gostoso (5-min walk), El Gaucho Argentine Grill (5-min walk) and MAROC Tapas (6-min walk).
What's the area around Hotel California Aruba like?
Hotel California Aruba is a short 9-minute drive from Oranjestad (AUA-Queen Beatrix Intl.) and 10 minutes' walk from Aruba Town Hall. The local area is walkable and popular for its beaches.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

10/10 Exceptional

Close to everything. All staff were very helpful in every way. AC was great. I stayed in room 3. I felt like I was at home with friends. George and Candice.
George, 3-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

6-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

our stay
Owner very friendly and attention to service was good
3-night family trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

We were given what seemed to be a newly remodeled room. It was larger than other rooms, it had a kitchenette and fridge. The bathroom and bed were very nice for a low budget hotel. The service was good. I would have prefered healthier breakfast choices next to “pastechi, empanada, arepa”. But they were delicious! There was the option of toast with eggs.
4-night family trip
Verified Orbitz guest review

10/10 Exceptional

1-night trip
Verified Orbitz guest review

2/10 Poor

1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Hotel California
Very good. Nice place for the price 10 minute Walk to the port and tourist restaurants
bryan, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Overall nice stay if you are on the budget
Ihar, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

2/10 Poor

I never checked in. I walked into the hotel and turned back around and went back into the cab. Expedia should remove from listing.
4-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

Very basic room but only needed a place for overnight flight connection on my way home.
1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review