Standing watch over the Curaçao harbor, this 14-story, 252-room resort rises from the waterside ramparts of a colonial fort built in the 1700s. An aerial view reveals why this is the only hotel in the region with marine collision insurance: The Plaza hugs the shoreline of a finger of coastal peninsula, with little between it and Venezuela but the big blue Caribbean Sea. If location is key, you can hardly do better. The Plaza is just a stroll from Willemstad's top historic attractions, restaurants, and shops. If that doesn't suffice, the hotel complex itself is a small village of restaurants, bars, shops, and a casino. The Plaza dates from 1954, and despite complaints that the hotel and rooms feel somewhat anachronistic, everything is well-maintained, and room renovations are underway. The big lobby is sunny and sweeping.
Plaza Hotel & Casino
Plaza Piar, Willemstad
Our Rating Neighborhood Around town Phone 599/9-461-2500 Prices In season $120–$200 double, $140–$350 suite, off season $110-$130 double, $135–$195 suite, children 13 and younger stay free Units 252 Amenities 7 restaurants, 9 bars, beach shuttle, dive center, outdoor pool, casino, room service, free breakfast, free Wi-Fi Web site Plaza Hotel & CasinoBook a Room Now
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