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Hotel L'Esplanade

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On the Hill of Grand Case | St. Martin, Grand Case 97150, St Maarten-St Martin
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Hotel L'Esplanade
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Guadalajara, Mexico
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We loved staying at L'Esplanade and can't wait to go back. Having lived on and raised our kids in st.Maarten, we know the place really well. What a treat to come back for a visit and stay at a lovely hotel far from the crowds and hubub, in sweet sleepy Grand Case. We were super comfortable, the attention to detail... More 

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Dallas, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I spent 3 nights here at the end of our honeymoon. We wished we had stayed here for more of the trip. We stayed the first 5 nights on the other side of the island at La Samanna at over double the price and while it was amazing it was a tad stuffy for our taste. We... More 

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Boston, MA
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband, daughter and myself had visited this hotel in years prior and it is just as spectacular as we had remembered. We love the intimate boutique environment that exudes a warm feeling. The views are spectacular and since our last visit they have added a unique lovely spa call Ti Spa which sits just down at the bottom of... More 

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Hingham, Massachusetts, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent a week here with our two boys, ages 11 and 9. We all had a great time. The hotel was very nice, set up high on a hill above Grand Case with an easy walk to downtown. The service was good - available whenever we needed something. They offer a shuttle to the beach, restaurants, and other hotels... More 

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Wood Dale, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

This was our third stay at Hotel L'Esplanade. The property continues to sparkle as the owners have kept the property in top condition. We always stay in one of the Deluxe Lofts which allows for plenty of "elbow room" for longer stays. The renovations to the bathrooms and kitchen are sleek and well done. We understand that the pool area... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Everything was perfect and all of the workers were kind and helpful.the views are incredible from different locations around the hotel and its good to know the whole organization is honest from top to bottom.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I am an international fashion Photographer working for Marie Claire. The owners of the hotel kindly let me use their hotel as a location for a fashion editorial. Their knowledge of the island and ability to gain access to places that would have never know exsited proved invaluable for the success of my shoot. I highly recommend this wonderful hotel.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Quiet Crystal blue waters at your toes, five star food sizzling around you, and Hott live music playing just around the corner. This is what awaits just a walk away from L'Esplenade. Giant cloud like king beds that you sink into while toasting french wine over a Grand Case sunset. L'Esplenade is my favorite place to visit and I do... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We spent 4 nights here with our baby and could not have been happier. The staff was helpful, and they not only gave us a crib with cute bedding, but a bathtub and baby towel as well. The resort is just lovely, with big beautiful rooms, nice amenities and some free food and drinks, and views over Grand Case. We... More 

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Briarcliff Manor, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

This hotel was absolutely beautiful! We are not huge beach people, so the fact that it is not directly on the beach was fine for us, and the hill top views are spectacular. The beaches are a short 10 minute walk from the hotel. The beach in front of the Grand Case beach club just up the street was small... More 

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