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Hillcrest Guest House

2.5 of 5 Guest house   |   Number 157 Estate Enighed | P.O. Box 33, Cruz Bay 00831-0033, St. John
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Ranked #5 of 6 Cruz Bay B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

This was my second trip to St. John and I wouldn't stay anywhere else but at Hillcrest Guesthouse. Last year I stayed in the ocean view suite, which had amazing views but This trip I had the tropical garden suite, which now is my favorite suite. The garden view suite had a large living room space and a nice size... More

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St John, USVI
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This is a very affordable and easy location for guests visiting St John, I have had clients stay at Hillcreast. If you don't mind walking the hills you don't need a car. Ms. Phyllis Hall will take good care of you!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

We stayed at the guest house from May 10 to May 17th, 2014. Having stayed in St. Thomas a couple of times in 2001 and 2002, we always felt St. John was the place to be. It's more quaint yet full of action when you want it. I will start off by saying this place is NOT for everybody, and... More

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23 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our apartment at Hillcrest. We stayed in the Tropical Suite, which is a nice sized one bedroom apartment. This guest house is not fancy, but very, very well located and exactly what we wanted and expected from reading the website. The views are phenomenal. And everyone gets a view, because no matter which unit you have, there... More

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130 reviews 130 reviews
30 hotel reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

Phyllis Hall is a marvelous hostess who will accommodate your preferences when she stocks the fridge with complimentary foods and beverages. In addition she provides beach chairs and an assortment of supplies to take to the beach, as well as DVDs and paperbacks (the TV gets 4 stations). We stayed in the Orchid Suite, which doesn't have a view of... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

I stayed here during Love City Live 2014. This was ideally located within a less than 5 minute walk to downtown. The room was very clean and PERFECTLY priced. You will NOT find a better deal in St. John. Phyllis Hall was a GREAT hostess. The refrigerator was stocked with beer and wine!!! Yeah BEER AND WINE!!! The most affordable... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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127 hotel reviews
811 helpful votes 811 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

As a summary: this place is rundown, a bit untidy and unclean and generally too expensive for what it is. The experience started off in the wrong foot. We sent an email before arriving to ask how to get from the ferry to the guesthouse. The owner replied with ONE word: “taxi”. Maybe saying welcome or hi is too hard!... More

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hillcreststjohn, Owner at Hillcrest Guest House, responded to this review

There are no bed bugs on St. John. I use to work with the Division of Environmental Health. Some get bit by sand flies at the beach at dusk and don't feel it until at rest. Seeing his problem stateside, I take preventative measure: encapsulate mattress and pillow, spray after cleaning and electronic devices. My website gives details how to... More

Buffalo, New York
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

I stayed there for 3 nights. The whole stay is OK. The lady who own the place is very nice. The place is actually not far from cruz bay but if you walk it still take a while. The condition of the place is not perfect but consider every accommodation on St. John is ridiculously high, it's still a nice... More

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Tucson, Arizona, United States
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141 reviews 141 reviews
23 hotel reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

I should cut and paste some of the other 5 star reviews. What's not to like here? Phyllis is a great host and so many extras are thrown in at no charge it's crazy. Your room comes with rum, tequila, and vodka on the house. And the mixers...and eggs and bacon to make breakfast in the well finished kitchenette. And... More

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013 via mobile

I decided for my vacation this year I was going to St. John virgin islands. I choose Hillcrest because it seemed to be a alternative to the traditional tourist hotel experience. Plus that price was great and close to Cruz bay. When I arrive to Hillcrest I was greeted with a warm smile and great welcoming spirit from Phylis Hall... More

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Address: Number 157 Estate Enighed | P.O. Box 33, Cruz Bay 00831-0033, St. John
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Location: Caribbean > U.S. Virgin Islands > St. John > Cruz Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hillcrest Guest House 2.5*
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Hillcrest Guest House Hotel Cruz Bay
Hillcrest Guest House St. John/Cruz Bay

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