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L'Esperance Hotel
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   4 Tiger Road | Cay Hill, Philipsburg, St Maarten-St Martin   |  
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Ranked #7 of 13 hotels in Philipsburg
Toronto, Canada
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3 hotel reviews
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“Great stay!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

We had a lovely stay at this hotel. It's off the beaten path, so a car is probably best to have. The room we had was great, small kitchen and a 2 bedroom right off the pool. The staff was friendly and efficient. Would stay again as it was priced just right too.

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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Saba, Caribisch Nederland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2012

I stayed there with my family during a short low butget vacation. The hotel was very clean and modern. We had a flatscreen tv in our room. WIFI and cable box available. For the price we payed, it was the best low butget hotel. The location is not so convenience. It is a 10 min walk to Gran marche where you can buy fastfood or catch a bus to town. The best is to rent a car. The neighborhood is not so nice, but for me that was not important. The hotel was very safe and during night time the was a security guy. There was a pool and overall I liked it. We planning when we in SXM to stay here again!

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Turner Valey, Alberta
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15 hotel reviews
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125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2012

This was our second year staying at this hotel. In March 2012, we stayed with family in one of their 2 bedroom suites and it was great. L'Esperance is very affordable. The staff and owner are great. The suites are very clean as are the lobby, pool and the shared terrace. The hotel itself is located a block from a major grocery store. It is kind of in the middle of the island so it's central to a lot of places such as Phillipsburg (shopping), Marigot, Oyster Pond. Very quaint! I would defintely recommend this place.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Oslo
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2012

Me and my husband had our honeymoon here. I really liked this place. It's ideally located if you plan to explore more of the island, it's nestled in between Marigot and Philipsburg, and the "buses", witch are really cheap, leave just down the street, There is a nice open shared terrace, with a view of the hills surrounding you, and the pool. The rooms are large and immaculately cleaned every day. Be sure to pay your bill the night before you leave if you have an early flight. There is a guard there during nighttime, but he will not "check you out", just take your key. By the way, we walked past the guard several times at night, and sometimes he was asleep. But it's not a dangerous neighborhood, so no need too worry.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Antibes, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2012 via mobile

Spacious apartment , rather clean. Some problems with the shower that did not stay at constant temperature. Compared to other St Maarten hotels it is rather cheap but it is not fancy either. The pool is nice and the patio and facade are pretty with flowers. Beware the mosquitoes at night...

  • Stayed February 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Edison, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2012

Recently stayed at this sweet little palm and flower covered paradise, with a convenient location near Phillipburg and the airport. This is a beautiful small hotel with a crystalline pool. Timothy, a retired TWA pilot and his lovely wife Patricia, make you feel so welcome; that is always very important to me wherever I travel. The people working the desk were helpful, smiling and professional in everyway. Unlike some other places I've traveled, the WIFI worked! There is ample parking at the hotel. The markets nearby, made the kitchenette really appreciated. I highly recommend this place and it is an excellent value!

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled solo
    • 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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Nassau
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12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2011

Nice friendly little hotel. Very economical. Comfortable suite-style rooms, good TV, kitchenette, fridge, small nice pool, spacious communal lounge – all well decorated. No restaurant but it doesn’t matter. There are Supermarkets down the road. 10 minutes walk is Mark’s Place Restaurant – wonderful Escargots and not so expensive. Five minutes by taxi is The Gingerbread Café at the Belair Beach Hotel a wonderful location looking over the sea and good food.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about L'Esperance Hotel

Address: 4 Tiger Road | Cay Hill, Philipsburg, St Maarten-St Martin
Location: Caribbean > St Maarten-St Martin > Sint Maarten > Philipsburg
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 13 hotels in Philipsburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — L'Esperance Hotel 2.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Guests will experience traditional Creole hospitality in their choice of 22 air-conditioned suites. Hotel L'Esperance is set just below rolling hills. Landscaped gardens, a sundeck and swimming pool invite guests to relax in the Caribbean sun. All suites are equipped with kitchenettes, cable television, and telephones. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
L'Esperance Hotel St Maarten-St Martin/Philipsburg

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