The colorful lobby has a bubbly pop-art appeal, with big glass windows offering unfettered views of the parade of folks trolling the Rif Fort shops. It's a lobby that also holds a clanging casino, belching noise, and cigarette smoke at all hours (although resort rooms are nonsmoking). This bustling hotel is close to the Curaçao seafront but has no natural beach, so it created its own private "infinity beach" on the second floor, with lounge chairs in real sand under waving palm trees and a salt-water pool that boasts soothing ocean views. The rooms are generically well-appointed but pleasingly colorful, mixing contemporary prints and patterns with Curaçao-style panache. Many have balconies with fetching sea views, and breezes to match—while others open up to the hotel interior. You can't beat the downtown location, within crawling distance of shops and a short stroll to the floating bridge and Willemstad historic sites.
Renaissance Curaçao Resort & Casino
Baden-Powellweg 1, Willemstad
Our Rating Neighborhood Otrobanda Phone US 888/236-2427, 599/9-435-5000 Prices Late Dec–Mar $225–$400 double, $690–$1,780 suite; Apr to mid-Dec $164–$230 double, $380-$1,000 suite, all-inclusive options available, discounts on early booking, ask about "Stay for Breakfast" rates Units 237 Amenities 2 restaurants, 2 bars, Starbucks coffee shop, babysitting, dive shop, casino, room service, Wi-Fi ($12.99/day, free in lobby) Web site Renaissance Curaçao Resort & CasinoBook a Room Now
MapBaden-Powellweg 1, Willemstad Curacao
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