The location is hard to beat - right in the center of the beach in Philipsburg. Lots of restaurants and bars, and shopping (if that's your thing). If you want solitude - go to the French side - then plan to drive to get anywhere. It's great to walk from your room to your beach chair in about two minutes, and to various restaurants in five. Nice clean rooms. Only real down side is only one elevator - which is only a problem if your above the second floor. They use it for service as well as guests - so there's often a wait. The restaurant has a beautiful open view of the beach, but is very overpriced (skip the meh breakfast buffet at $17 and get a delicious breakfast sub at subway two doors down for $5). Despite what the website may say, don't rent a car through them - it's about twice as much as renting at the airport. They recently made a deal with a place a block away for $10/day parking. If they run out of spots, parking can be an issue. Parking at the marina is $1/hour. You can usually find free parking somewhere in town if you have to. The close the gate to the beach before midnight, and I've had to yell for a guard to get in the Front St. gate before 1 am. It's not an all-night town... Staff varies from aloof and unhelpful to warm and friendly, but that's the caribbean for you.
- Also Known As:
- Holland Hotel Beach
- Holland Beach
- Holland House Beach Hotel St Maarten-St Martin/Philipsburg
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Perfectly located, right on the beach in downtown Philipsburg, the Holland House offers great charm, a unique ambiance and a rich Caribbean experience.Meet the friendly Islanders, relax and enjoy all that St. Maarten has to offer. The hotel is also located on Front Street, where you will find the best shops and boutiques on the island, all still Duty Free!The Hotel offers 54 rooms and suites all recently renovated, an award winning restaurant and wine cellar, a beautiful outdoor lounge deck and a magnificent beach right in front of the hotel with personal and attentive service. It’s great to be here! ... more less
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