We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Horny Toad Guesthouse

Certificate of Excellence
Hotel website
2 Vlaun Dr., Simpson Bay, St. Maarten-St. Martin
Special Offer
Beachfront Getaway!
Book on
TripAdvisor
in partnership with
Trusted partner. We work with Tingo to make your booking as easy as possible.
Best prices for:1 room 1 adult
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Check Availability
Book on
or compare prices from up to 200 sites including:
Professional photos
The Horny Toad Guesthouse
View Map
Add Photo Write a Review

97 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Durham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
38 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We decided to return to St Maarten and self cater following a disappointing all inclusive experience the time before The Horny Toad is a short ride from the airport usually around 10 minutes Betty welcomed us on arrival and gave us the run down on our room and facilities and showed us around the small clean and well kept complex... More 

Helpful?
Thank steve_brown14
Merrimack Valley, MA
Level Contributor
9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were on a corporate award trip, staying at the Great Bay Sonesta. Not particularly impressed with that resort. Due to the major storm on the East Coast last week, our flight was delayed (and delayed again) - Great Bay had no rooms open so we were scrambling to find lodging. We had the lucky coincidence to meet Betty &... More 

Helpful?
Thank lindadale
Wilmington, North Carolina
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'd been to island 9 years ago but stayed in a large hotel/resort. This time I wanted something more intimate and closer to other amenities. The owner, Betty, is delightful and very customer-oriented and friendly. She emailed me before my trip to see if I needed them to buy some food for the studio I would be staying in for... More 

Helpful?
Thank 2015Jazzi
Phila
Level Contributor
75 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

What can I say about this place it's different and wonderful ! Cherry is wonderful and really adds to the place. I feel like I was on a private island. I hope one day we can come back. It's a total Caribbean feel.

Helpful?
Thank EaglesMom
Sarnia, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

We stayed at the Horny Toad with 4 other couples the first of December. Everything you read in the positive from the reviews is true. The rooms were modest but super clean. Jackie & Cherry were wonderful and made sure we were on rest and relaxation the whole time. We loved meeting under the gazebo every morning with our coffee... More 

Helpful?
Thank Dianedan2015
Kitchener, Canada
Level Contributor
14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

I am a little late on this review but...better late than never! My husband and I stayed at The Horny Toad 20-27Sep15. We had never stayed on Sint Maarten and thought we would choose a new destination to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. I arrived on staying at THTGH from reviewing traveller reviews on TA as well as other sites... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank krisrn
Westerville, Ohio
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015 via mobile

Serviceable, modest rooms with unparalleled access to a secluded stretch of Simpson Bay Beach. Very quiet, friendly. Cash or check very much preferred over credit. Close to the airport, but we only heard the planes during the daytime. We didn't love the area--Simpson Bay, in general--but the hotel was really great.

Helpful?
1 Thank pommetastic
Anaheim, California
Level Contributor
19 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

This was our first stop on our vacation and it was amazing. Cherry was extremely helpful. Our room was amazing with a view you couldn't beat. Being in Simpson Bay kept us around all the action, even though it was the "off season". Great beach area, quiet, relaxing and just an overall great atmosphere. Would definitely stay here again. Looking... More 

Helpful?
Thank Scott M
A TripAdvisor Member
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015 via mobile

Wow! The location and outlook of this place is actually more amazing than the photographs show. We had taken up the offer of a food shop so when we arrived everything was there for us in the huge fridge freezer. We were provided with beach and shower towels and our room was cleaned every day. It was a mere 15... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Hayward, California
Level Contributor
60 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

One of the features about the Horny Toad Guesthouse is its close proximity to Simpson Bay (you are literally sitting against the ocean at the property) and the airport. I figured if I'm arriving into St Martin for the first time, it'd be best to limit the amount of driving I do on the 1st day so finding a close... More 

Helpful?
Thank solarsnorkeler
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

104 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveler Photos (90)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (12)
Viewed
Room/Suite (18)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (19)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (2)
Viewed
View from Room (6)
Viewed
Other (33)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (14)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (9)
Viewed
Room/Suite (2)
Viewed
View from Room (2)
Viewed
Other (1)
Check In Check Out
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Simpson Bay
0.3 mi away
Mary's Boon Beach Resort and Spa
0.1 mi away
The Azure Hotel
The Azure Hotel
#1 of 8 in Simpson Bay
4.5 of 5 stars 300 reviews
0.8 mi away
Simpson Bay Resort & Marina
Simpson Bay Resort & Marina
#5 of 8 in Simpson Bay
4.0 of 5 stars 791 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
3.1 mi away
Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & Spa
0.4 mi away
Turquoise Shell Inn
Turquoise Shell Inn
#2 of 8 in Simpson Bay
4.5 of 5 stars 231 reviews
5.6 mi away
Grand Case Beach Club
Grand Case Beach Club
#3 of 8 in Grand Case
4.5 of 5 stars 1,455 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay