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Tom Beach Hotel
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Baie de St Jean | BP 1058, St. Jean 97133, St Barthelemy   |  
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“Excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

We have just returned from 5 nights at Tom Beach and we loved everything about the hotel. First we were a little concerned because usually we pick 5 stars hotel but last year we had a bad experience in Turks and Caicos in a 5 stars hotel paying US$ 1500 a night. So we decided for a boutique hotel instead of a fancy hotel and it was the best thing we did. There is no gym, spa and the swimming pool is very small but you don’t need it if you have the most beautiful beaches in the island.
When you arrive at the airport there is a taxi waiting for you that also takes you back when you are leaving..
The rooms were very comfortable, spacious with all the amenities and a private patio.
The location right on St Jean beach is perfect. You can park your car in a public parking just 50 meters from the hotel. The breakfast is very good and you have assorted breads, coffee, tea, cereals, orange juice, jam, eggs and fruits.
La Plage restaurant is very nice with an excellent menu and great DJ music. During our stay we had a free wine degustation and a pole dance show. Our dining experience was magical, the restaurant is beautiful and very romantic with blues lights all over the place.
One day we came from the beach and we decided to eat something quickly at the restaurant but what a surprise!! The vibe was so good because of the DJ that we stayed there for 3 hours and I ate the best lobster I have ever had. Super fun.

The staff was friendly and helpful to make our stay comfortable. I would like to thanks Mr Guillaume the manager that is a very special person and made our stay perfect.

Room Tip: The rooms with a ocean view were not avaiable so we had a room in the second floor that is very good...
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

We have stayed at Tom Beach (just returned form a 10 day stay in mid December), Eden Rock, Guanahani, and Villages St. Jean Tom Beach is our top choice if you want highly personalized service in a boutique hotel with a nice small pool, perfect location on St. Jean beach, and be really close to the action at the adjacent open air La Plage restaurant on the beach with a terrific menu, great DJ music, and spontaneous "beachy" fashion shows. The continental breakfast (included) is served in the La Plage and the staff cooked up nice omelets. The hotel is chic and intimate (only 10 rooms) , the rooms spacious with netted 4-poster beds and with nice sleek bathrooms. There is no fitness room but one can use Eden Rock's for 25 euros/day. We did not use room service so cannot comment but if you want anything, you can walk from your room 30 paces to La Plage and get whatever you want.
Guillaume (manager), Carolina, Daniela, and Ruben run the Hotel and were fantastic responding to our needs, making dinner reservations, arranging a deep sea fishing outing, arranging a rental car etc etc --ALL with a big smile.
We stayed at Tom Beach (2 parents and 2 college kids) and Tom Beach was a perfect "hotel" for our family! We will definitely go back with or without the "kids".

Room Tip: Rooms 4,5,6, and 7 probably quieter.
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Islamabad, Pakistan
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

Tom Beach is a wonderful hotel, and my stay was very enjoyable. The staff was extra friendly, and went out of the way not only to make my stay comfortable, but to arrange all activities I wanted to do proactively. They took personal care to ensure I enjoy every moment. The staff were not limited by time or any such constraint. For example, one day I was told if I was going to come past 2 AM, the gentleman in the desk offered to stay back for me past 2am. I thought this was very nice. The rooms were comfortable with all the necessary amenities. I had a sea view room, which of course had a fabulous view of Saint Barths. I would suggest (although no fault of the hotel), to take a more aggressive stance on the mosquitoes and other insects that sometimes may be annoying to someone not used to a tropical weather. The spray, and net in the rooms were good steps, but may be a little more aggressive treatment is required. I would also suggest for more options on the breakfast. However, ignoring these small issues, I still maintain very firmly that the hotel was excellent, and would advise anyone to stay there for an enjoyable stay in Saint Barths. The coconut trees inside the hotel add a lot of charm, and bridge over the pool also looks aesthetically very pleasing.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

We have just returned from 5 nights at Toms. We loved everything about the hotel. The staff were friendly. The food was superb. The location right on St Jean beach and a 5min walk into St Jean town is unbeatable. The beach area and beach bar have a great vibe with guests, locals and other holiday-makers coming to enjoy Toms Beach.
If you want all the bells and whistles that a big resort would provide, Toms may not be for you - there is no gym, spa and wifi is spotty but this little resort (12 rooms) makes up for all of that with it's super fun ambience.

Room Tip: The beachfront rooms look over the roof of the restaurant to the beach. Personally I don't think...
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

If you like big chain hotels with hundreds of rooms, you're going to hate Tom Beach! This is a very cool boutique hotel with a warm, friendly staff who are anxious to please! Their restaurant, La Plage, is right on the beach and has a very friendly, funny staff with great food and drinks. St. Jean beach is stunning and great to people watch.

Room Tip: Simply ask the staff to go over your options, they're happy to help!
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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New Hope, Pennsylvania
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

First I'd like you to know that we've always opted for Villa's while in St. Barths.
This Thanksgiving week we chose Tom Beach Hotel.
We had along our son of 21 months and In-Laws.
I have to say we we're very pleasantly pleased with the service, hotel...and food.
The front desk staff is top notch! You need it...they're there for you and always with a smile.
They always took notice of our son and greeted each day, night or just passing by.
The restaurant, beach and bar staff all follow suit...amazing.
We had breakfast and car included in our rates...all were orchestrated and delivered perfectly.
This hotel and staff are a gem on the Island.
You can stay at other hotels...but why...it's the best beach and location....and who can beat the planes and entertainment.
We've visited just about all the hotels (or their restaurants)...there are some very nice ones...though...you can be your true self at Tom Beach.
We're already booked for our next stay!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013 via mobile

We come to st Barths every two years and this time really wanted to find a cozy place in St Jean. We really like the beaches on this part of the island and the restaurants and people too. I contacted Tom Beach in March of 2013 and other hotels in St. Jean to discuss our options for our October stay. I found this place on trip advisor where the reviews were good but I wanted to do further research because 3 weeks in any place can be either amazing or terrible. I decided to go with Tom Beach because they were so willing to accommodate us and help us with anything to ensure that we would have a wonderful holiday. We booked early and so were able to get room #8 which is one of two rooms that had a huge private waterfront balcony with a double lounge chair. We also booked the "Easy St. Barths" package which was worth its weight in gold as it included breakfast, a car and they met us in St Martins airport got our luggage and transported it onto the next flight so we could ease through customs and onto the small aircraft. The room was every bit as beautiful as the photo on the website and this quaint little beach hotel is absolutely perfect. Every morning we were greeted in the restaurant by a lovely french waitress asking us which type of freshly squeezed juice we would prefer with our breakfast (orange, grapefruit,beet,cucumber) and how many minutes we wanted our eggs cooked for. The hotel has so much going on from wine tastings, I love Fridays parties, Saturday bikini brunches with really good music. You can walk to st jean down the beach or the supermarket at the airport - everything is so close - The beach staff are so conscientious always running to your chair to straighten your towel or bring you a hug bucket of Ice and Evian. Every morning we went into Gustavia for our walk and coffee and when we returned our room was made up fresh and clean. Every evening by 7 our bed turned down ice refreshed water topped up and garage emptied fresh towels in our bathroom. We were thanked by every single staff member for staying with them for so long. The Service is 10/10 here. Every time we met a local person during our stay on the island they raved about how much they loved Tom Beach, it's owners and the staff. We have travelled extensively around the world and always look for places to stay that where the people are real down to earth and The one thing that I loved most about this hotel is that I felt that we got 5 star treatment but that this was a place that we could feel comfortable and at home - This is the place to be on the island - Tom Beach Hotel is truly the diamond of St Barths.

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Address: Baie de St Jean | BP 1058, St. Jean 97133, St Barthelemy
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Location: Caribbean > St Barthelemy > St. Jean
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 8 hotels in St. Jean
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Tom Beach Hotel 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our Boutique Hotel is a 12 rooms Hotel, an intimate place well located in a tropical garden straight on the white sandy beach of St-Jean ranked as the 8th sexiest beach in the world. Each rooms opens on a terrace or a patio and are fully equipped with air conditioning, fan, phone, television, spacious bathroom, safe, unlimited WiFi access.Our restaurant "La Plage" is open for lunch and dinner and features local fish and exotic flavors. ... more   less 
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