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The Crystal Palace

2.5 of 5
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12 Crystal Gade, Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
The Crystal Palace
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2009
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Paris
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2009

St Thomas certainly has a full range of accomodations and this place is not for those looking for the huge, modern, all inclusive hotels. Instead, it offers reasonsably priced e accomodation in a charming location overlooking the harbor. The building itself could use a paint job and is slightly run down, but that only adds to its unusual character. The... More 

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Syracuse, NY
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2009

By brother-in-law, his wife, my husband and I needed a place to stay in St. Thomas before picking up our sailboat in Tortola. We stayed one night at the Crystal Palace and wished we had booked two nights. It was the perfect start to our vacation. Ronnie picked us up at the airport and was a gracious host. We had... More 

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Toronto
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2009

I am perfectly happy with the stay at the Crystal Palace! No better place on the island! The host is THE BEST on this island, has a great sense of humour! He not only picked me up and saw me off at the airport on time free of charge, but also drove me to places when he was going to... More 

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Boston, MA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2009

We stayed here twice on our recent trip to the Virgin Islands. Once was planned and once wasn't. The planned stay was upon our arrival, when we were picked up at the airport by Ronnie, the host, and enjoyed the charming old mansion for an evening. It's located up on a hill overlooking downtown Charlotte Amalie and the Caribbean --... More 

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south carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2009

although the proprietor is very charming and helpful, the facilities leave much to be desired. there was no hot water during 3 of our 4 showers, the shower floor was literally black, and the overall ambience was of a third world youth hostel. however, the location was close to the shopping district.

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Washington, DC
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2009

The Crystal Palace has a wonderful view from the two back terraces and is very characteristic and charming.

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Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
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21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2008

We stayed in Charlotte Amalie at the Crystal Palace for 2 nights before heading onto a charter boat in Tortola for a week. The owner is great and picked us up from the airport at no additional cost, which was a really nice perk. The Crystal Palace is a historic home, which I am sure, was gorgeous in its day.... More 

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los angeles
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2008

If you're looking for a pleasant, easy, non-commercial place to stay that still boasts lots of charm and character, then Crystal Palace is the spot! My girlfriend and I spent 3 nights there and loved it. Location is convenient to town whether you have a car or not (I'd recommend getting a car if you plan to tour the island).... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2008

My wife and I stayed here on the tail end of our honeymoon and we really wish we had spent more time here, 3 nights was not enough! Ronnie was nothing short of fantastic, he really made it seem like we we're staying with an old friend. We would cap off our nights with a drink from the honor bar... More 

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McLean, VA
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21 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2008

This historical B&B is beautiful and comfortable, but what makes it standout is the service. Traveling with my daughters, 11 and 16, and my lady, we were greeted at the airport by our driver and driven to our rental car company. He waited while I signed the paper work and we followed him to the Crystal Palace. It is down... More 

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