Best Hotels in St. Martin - St. Maarten

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    Hotel L'Esplanade
    Grand Case
    #1 in Best Hotels in St. Martin - St. Maarten
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 754 reviewsTripAdvisor (754)

    Hotel L'Esplanade is a boutique hotel tucked into the verdant countryside of St. Martin. Family-owned and operated, this small, 24-room hotel overlooks Grand Case Bay. In fact, all accommodations boast private balconies or terraces with sea views. Stepping into your room or suite is like taking a short trip around the world, as all feature Brazilian woodwork, Balinese furniture and French fabrics. Each also comes equipped with free Wi-Fi access, a cable TV with a DVD player, an iPod docking station and beach towels, which can be brought to the beach (a short walk away) or to the on-site pool. Recent guests recommend visiting the pool bar during your stay, where Alain, the on-site bartender, mixes up creative tropical cocktails. If you're looking for a more relaxing stay, take a complimentary yoga class at Ti Temple or book a therapeutic massage at Ti Spa. Keep in mind, the property does not have a restaurant, though a few eateries are situated within walking distance.

    Grand Case
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 754 reviewsTripAdvisor (754)
    4.5-star Hotel Class
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    Belmond La Samanna
    St. Martin
    #2 in Best Hotels in St. Martin - St. Maarten
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1160 reviewsTripAdvisor (1160)
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    Overlooking the waves of Baie Longue from its seat in western St. Martin, Belmond La Samanna lures sun-seekers to its premises with its promise of access to some of the best sands on the island. Guests agree that the location is enviable, praising the ocean views they found outside their rooms and suites (which can be enjoyed from private balconies, terraces or – for a little extra money – plunge pools). This member of the Belmond hotels family also delights R&R-seekers with its peaceful atmosphere. Travelers praise the well-manicured grounds and beautiful pools, as well as the property's extraordinary spa treatments. After unwinding at the spa, vacationers can enjoy French-inspired cuisine and front-row sunset views at L'Oursin Restaurant. Additional on-site dining options include an alfresco breakfast eatery and a casual Caribbean-French fusion restaurant. All three dining establishments receive rave reviews from diners, although some caution that the dishes are expensive.

    St. Martin
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1160 reviewsTripAdvisor (1160)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    Sonesta Ocean Point Resort
    Maho
    #3 in Best Hotels in St. Martin - St. Maarten
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 1414 reviewsTripAdvisor (1414)
    Free Breakfast
    Free WiFi

    An adults-only, all-inclusive luxury hotel on the esatern shores of St. Maarten, the Sonesta Ocean Point Resort caters to vacationing couples and friends. Each of the all-suite property's 130 accommodations features a neutral color palette, a minifridge, Italian Modena porcelain floors and a Greek marble bathroom, a private balcony with ocean views, 400-thread-count linens, free Wi-Fi access and a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. Plus, electronic wristband room keys make getting in and out of your room easy, as you won't have to remember to bring a key with you. Outside the suites, you'll find three pools, four bars and three restaurants that feature Caribbean- and Mediterranean-inspired dishes on their menus. Additional dining venues at the nearby Sonesta Maho Beach Resort, Casino & Spa are free to enjoy starting in February 2019. Overall, recent visitors heaped praise on the resort's friendly employees and clean accommodations. However, many warned that several areas of the property are still undergoing renovations to repair damage from Hurricane Irma, meaning you may hear construction noise and encounter missing or malfunctioning suite amenities during your stay. But, members of the Sonesta Travel Pass rewards program can pay for suites with accrued points.

    Maho
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 1414 reviewsTripAdvisor (1414)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Free Breakfast
    Free WiFi
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    Divi Little Bay Beach Resort
    Philipsburg
    #4 in Best Hotels in St. Martin - St. Maarten
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 2533 reviewsTripAdvisor (2533)
    Free WiFi

    One of this resort's best assets is its location by Divi Little Bay Beach in Philipsburg, St. Maarten. Previous lodgers raved about this resort's affordable room rates and picturesque setting, citing its desolate sands, calm waves and superb snorkeling as highlights. However, many lamented the poorly maintained facilities, slow service and outdated accommodations. All rooms and suites feature neutral color schemes and come outfitted with flat-screen TVs, coffee makers and free Wi-Fi access. Outside the accommodations, visitors will find complimentary nonmotorized water sports equipment rentals at the beach, as well as three pools, a shopping promenade, a spa and a fitness center. There are also three sit-down restaurants that serve everything from casual American fare to gourmet Italian cuisine.

    Philipsburg
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 2533 reviewsTripAdvisor (2533)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Simpson Bay Resort & Marina
    Simpson Bay
    #5 in Best Hotels in St. Martin - St. Maarten
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 1415 reviewsTripAdvisor (1415)
    Free WiFi

    Simpson Bay Resort & Marina in St. Maarten is home to 336 spacious suites. All accommodations are decorated in vibrant tropical hues and come equipped with kitchens, free internet access, walk-in showers, coffee makers, king-sized beds and private terraces or balconies. Outside the rooms, visitors have access to an array of amenities, including seven pools (including one for kids), a white sand beach, four tennis courts and L'Aqualigne Spa. Plus, several restaurants and shops sit within walking distance, so lodgers have the option of eating out or cooking a meal in their accommodations. Recent guests recommend checking out the area's eateries, though they suggest using the resort's complimentary shuttle to reach off-site dining venues since the restaurants are an uphill walk from the property. Others praise the beautiful grounds and facilities but caution that those with mobility issues should request a room on the first floor since the resort's elevators are often out of order.

    Simpson Bay
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 1415 reviewsTripAdvisor (1415)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Mercure Saint-Martin Marina & Spa Hotel
    Baie Nettle
    #6 in Best Hotels in St. Martin - St. Maarten
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 808 reviewsTripAdvisor (808)
    Free WiFi

    Situated on the French side of St. Martin, about 5 miles north of Princess Juliana International Airport, the Mercure Saint-Martin Marina & Spa Hotel comes recommended by travelers for its amicable staff and superb setting. The property's location on a strip away from the mainland offers a more peaceful setting than what you'd find in the more party hardy Orient Bay. Lodgers also loved their colorful rooms, which are spread across five Creole-style buildings set in the middle of a tropical garden. Amenities include satellite TVs, minifridges, work desks and Wi-Fi access (for a fee). The hotel also features a pool, tennis courts, a spa and beach access. Keep in mind, some facilities are currently unavailable while the property repairs damage caused by Hurricane Irma. Guests give a thumbs up to the restaurant, Les Voiles, for serving delectable Caribbean. What's more, since this property falls under the AccorHotels umbrella, members of Le Club AccorHotels can accumulate or redeem points for bedding down here.

    Baie Nettle
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 808 reviewsTripAdvisor (808)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Esmeralda Resort
    Baie Orientale
    #7 in Best Hotels in St. Martin - St. Maarten
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 441 reviewsTripAdvisor (441)
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking

    Facing the beryl-tinted waters of St. Martin's Orient Bay, Esmeralda Resort boasts 65 rooms and suites spread throughout 18 villas. Each villa features its own swimming pool with Jacuzzi jets, along with a private entrance and terrace. Recent guests said the resort's rooms are spacious and well-maintained, adding that you should request a room closer to the beach (only two villas face the ocean) for the best views. When you're not relaxing poolside, head to the beach and enjoy a complimentary chair and umbrella. Or, try your hand at surfing, Jet Skiing or parasailing, just a few of the activities available on-site. After working up an appetite, stave off hunger pangs with a meal at The Astrolabe restaurant. Though recent visitors raved about the eatery's French-inspired fare and attentive service, they're also quick to recommend eating off-site at one of Orient Bay's eateries. Also, keep in mind that despite the resort's reopening in late 2018 after sustaining damage from Hurricane Irma in 2017, some repairs are still ongoing. As such, construction noise may be occasionally heard, according to past travelers.

    Baie Orientale
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 441 reviewsTripAdvisor (441)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
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    Coral Beach Club Villas & Marina
    Oyster Pond
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 120 reviewsTripAdvisor (120)
    Free WiFi
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    Oyster Pond
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 120 reviewsTripAdvisor (120)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Oyster Bay Beach Resort
    Oyster Pond
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1299 reviewsTripAdvisor (1299)
    Free WiFi
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    Oyster Pond
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1299 reviewsTripAdvisor (1299)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Hotel La Plantation
    Orient Bay
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 462 reviewsTripAdvisor (462)
    Free WiFi
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    Orient Bay
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 462 reviewsTripAdvisor (462)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Hotel Riu Palace St. Martin
    St. Martin
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 2370 reviewsTripAdvisor (2370)
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    Formerly the Radisson Blu Resort, Marina & Spa St. Martin, this newly rebranded RUI hotel neighbors Le Domaine de Lonvilliers along northern St. Martin's Anse Marcel sands. At this all-inclusive, guests have access to an infinity pool with complimentary sun loungers and towels, kayaks and snorkeling equipment, and one free scuba diving lesson. All other sports, such as windsurfing and sailing, cost extra. If you're traveling with kids in tow, the hotel's got you covered there, too: It offers a day program for guests ages 4 to 12. After you've worked up an appetite, head to the Hotel Riu's 24-hour buffet or any one of its three specialty restaurants. And as far as rooms go, travelers say that they were more than comfortable here thanks to the spacious floor plans and private balconies and patios (not to mention complimentary high-speed Internet access). However, some visitors do note that the furnishings are a bit worn. Last – but certainly not least – the Hotel Riu grants access to a picturesque white-sand beach, peppered with lounge chairs and umbrellas.

    St. Martin
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 2370 reviewsTripAdvisor (2370)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    Sonesta Great Bay All Inclusive Beach Resort, Casino & Spa
    Philipsburg
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 4337 reviewsTripAdvisor (4337)
    Free WiFi
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    Philipsburg
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 4337 reviewsTripAdvisor (4337)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & Spa
    Philipsburg
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 4337 reviewsTripAdvisor (4337)
    Free WiFi

    The Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & Spa is an all-inclusive, adults-only property situated along a mile-long stretch of sand in St. Maarten. The property houses three swimming pools, four restaurants, four bars, a spa and the Golden Casino. Inside the 257 guest rooms and suites, you'll find private balconies or terraces, flat-screen TVs, minifridges and free Wi-Fi access. Meanwhile, butler suites come with personal butlers who will unpack your luggage, give you a private cellphone for making service requests, arrange all of your dinner reservations and activities, expedite room service deliveries and more. Recent guests were floored with the butler service, expressing delight that they put thought into even the smallest of details (like decorating their beach towels with sandals and flowers) and made sure the best tables were reserved for meals at the on-site restaurants. Those who opted out of the program still had high praise for the staff around the resort, saying that everyone from housekeeping to reception to the wait staff was friendly and helpful. But a few visitors noted that this Sonesta resort tends to attract an older crowd, so you may want to stay elsewhere if you're looking for more of a party scene.

    Philipsburg
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 4337 reviewsTripAdvisor (4337)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    The Villas at Simpson Bay Beach Resort & Marina
    Simpson Bay
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 392 reviewsTripAdvisor (392)
    Free WiFi
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    Simpson Bay
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 392 reviewsTripAdvisor (392)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    The Westin Dawn Beach Resort & Spa, St. Maarten
    St. Maarten
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 2419 reviewsTripAdvisor (2419)
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    Situated on Dawn Beach along St. Maarten's eastern coast, this resort pampers guests with Westin amenities and sweeping views. Accommodations are furnished with the brand's signature Heavenly Beds, neutral and pastel decor and private patios or balconies. Previous guests highly recommend requesting an ocean-view room when making your reservations, saying that the vistas alone are worth the slightly inflated room rate. Even if you can't see the sea from your accommodations, you'll have easy access to sugary sands, as well as an expansive outdoor infinity pool. And if you're seeking an even more relaxed setting, you can indulge in a soothing treatment at the Hibiscus Spa. The Westin also features a casino and three on-site restaurants and a poolside cafe that serves lighter fare. However, some guests feel that this resort doesn't quite live up to the brand's standards; there are no major complaints, but travelers say that The Westin left more to be desired, like better menu options at the restaurants. And because this hotel is part of the Marriott hotel family, Marriott Bonvoy members can earn or use points here. Note: The resort was impacted by the 2017 hurricanes and is expected to reopen in 2019.

    St. Maarten
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 2419 reviewsTripAdvisor (2419)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

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