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“The Best Wedding Ever!” 5 of 5 stars
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The Westin Dawn Beach Resort & Spa, St. Maarten
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   144 Oyster Pond Road, St Maarten-St Martin   |  
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Toronto, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“The Best Wedding Ever!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

In January our daughter was married at this hotel, they wanted a beach wedding and the meal was served on the pool deck. Minu Thawani the Catering and Convention Manager along with Danika Liburd our wedding planner gave them and our small group the most memorable wedding anyone could ever ask for. The wedding couple also stayed a couple of nights in the hotel and loved every moment of their stay.

  • Stayed January 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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MODSXM, General Manager at The Westin Dawn Beach Resort & Spa, St. Maarten, responded to this review, May 21, 2013
Dear Ramger66,

Thank you for your kind feedback and review about the Westin Dawn Beach Resort and Spa. I am glad to hear that we were able to meet your expectations for such a special occasion. Minu and Danika take great pride in ensuring the bride and groom have a perfect celebration.

We hope to welcome them back for many years to come!

Sincerely,
Daniel Beddor
General Manager
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  • Location
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  • Rooms
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Plymouth, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

We stayed at the Westin Dawn Beach Resort for two weeks at the end of April, beginning of May 2013, and had a magnificent experience!

Arriving tired and hot, Sabrina at Registration informed us that she had upgraded us to a Suite. When we asked if it had an Ocean View, she said "no" and probably saw our looks. She vowed to make it her personal mission to move us to Ocean View as soon as she could.

We got to our room and it was huge! Full kitchen, Dining Room & Living Room, besides a huge bedroom and bath. Really a lovely room on an interior courtyard. My wife laid down on the couch and fell asleep, so I ran out to get some snacks & sodas.

When I got back, Sabrina had called and had a great option for us. We took it and moved to a fantastic room! Not as big, but a large executive suite with a wrap around lanai with half of it on the Ocean and half of it on the pool. Spectacular!

We found that kind of "can do" attitude prevalent in the staff throughout the organization! From the towel guys at the pool to Rahul, the Director of Rooms, to the wait staff to Max, the Restaurant Manager, to Sabrina at Registration to the Omelet Lady par excellent at breakfast to our wonderful housekeeping lady the staff were warm, friendly, helpful, and hardworking!

We highly recommend this property!

Room Tip: SPG Platinum sure doesn't hurt whenever you are at a Starwood property!
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Charlotte Amalie, null, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

We stayed at the Westin for Mother's day weekend. The hotel is definitely off the beaten track and it is best to have a rental car. Make sure you talk to Fran(concierge) about anything that you want to see or places to dine. We were over the top satisfied with her selections and she gave very detailed directions.The beach at the resort is quite beautiful and perfect for relaxing. We only had one problem during our stay and it was handled quickly.Overall,this is the place to stay if you like quiet and secluded and you do not mind driving a bit for night life and the sights of the island.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013 via mobile

Great facility, veryi clean, friendly staff, nice rooms, stunning beach views and a gorgeous pool overlooking those. Everybody speaks English and everything is priced in dollars.

The only significant negative is that it is secluded. If you are here for more than a night or two you will probably want to rent a car to go spend the day at Orient Bay or have a nice dinner in Grand Case. I do not recommend renting a car at the airport. Take a taxi to the hotel and rent a car there. The rates at the hotel are reasonable and the drive from the airport can be confusing.

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

We stayed in the timeshare units at the Westin Dawn Beach Club. The units themselves were very nice, modern, clean and comfortable. Unfortunately, we did not have much of a view of the ocean, and it looked like many of the units did not have good views. So, as a result, you felt a little "trapped" in the unit.

The beach and pool were very nice. The service was very good.

As everyone else has mentioned, the hotel itself is a bit "standard". The lobby is dark, and you would really expect more of an open air feel, but that is lacking. One of the other reviews I read jokingly said something about the hotel being designed by an architect who designs schools or other institutional buildings .... and there is definitely a bit of that. However, we learned that the Westin was apparently devistated by a hurricane many years ago, and then rebuilt in the current format. The current buildings look like they could definitely withstand a hurricane and then some!!

The hotel restaurant and service at the restaurant was just ok.

Overall, we enjoyed our stay. There were many restaurants in the general area. We also had a rental car so we ventured off site during the day and for dinner at times.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Brandywine, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013 via mobile

Came to St. Maarten 6 years ago with my fiancé and friends. We stayed in Simpson Bay which was very lively and in the middle of everything. This time I stayed at the Westin. This side of the island is very quite and serene and the water is magnificent! Staff was exceptional and condo was very beautifully decorated. Would definitely come back here.

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Maryland, USA

Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Elverson, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

First to trip to St. Maarten! We were very pleased with the Westin Dawn Beach resort. The staff was very friendly and the restaurants were great. Location was also a positive. Would go back in a heart beat! And upon check in we were upgraded to an ocean front room. What more could I ask for.....

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 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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Additional Information about The Westin Dawn Beach Resort & Spa, St. Maarten

Address: 144 Oyster Pond Road, St Maarten-St Martin
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Location: Caribbean > St Maarten-St Martin
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Casino Hotel in St Maarten-St Martin
#5 Luxury Hotel in St Maarten-St Martin
#8 Spa Hotel in St Maarten-St Martin
#15 On the Beach Hotel in St Maarten-St Martin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Westin Dawn Beach Resort & Spa, St. Maarten 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located on one of the most beautiful Caribbean beaches, The Westin Dawn Beach Resort & Spa, St. Maarten offers guests a true getaway. Scuba dive, take a ferry to Anguilla for the day, or just relax. ... more   less 
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