The view from Blackbeard's Castle was stunning, looking out over the harbor of Charlotte Amalie. The place seemed quite empty, though, apart from the daytime visitors to the castle. The room was pleasant, but double doors to the balcony didn't open without blocking the bed, and the switch on one bedside lamp didn't work and had to be turned on and off from the wall switch by the door. The bathroom with shower were up a step, and rather cramped and dark. Lovely small balcony, though, and delicious breezes through the open doors. Pool was pretty below the castle, and continental breakfast on the terrace was adequate, memorable mainly for the fantastic view, hummingbirds, and pirates and tour groups tramping around. We didn't mind the long walk up and down the many steps to reach the castle, and enjoyed the historic part of town. Wifi was intermittent and slow. We were there only one night before going to our charter sailboat -- could have spent longer just relaxing.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to the Inn at BlackBeard's Castle. Casual elegance abounds at the Inn with four poster beds, crown moldings, private baths, cable television, refrigerators, large private balconies with views of the city and harbor, ceiling fans and air conditioning. The Inn at Blackbeard's Castle is a small, charming hotel with extensive grounds in Charlotte Amalie. Quiet guest rooms are finished with individual detail. Comfort and conveniences are remarkably intertwined with this unique hotel's heritage. Launch your imagination into the days of pirates and tall ships in the harbor. Swashbuckler pirate statues and cannons dot the historic grounds of this unique St. Thomas Hotel. Amenities include: Free wi-fi, swimming pools, open air bar and terrace overlooking ocean with spectacular views of the harbor, cruise ships and seaplanes. Enjoy easy access to leisure activities and the wonders that our beautiful Caribbean Island has to offer. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Inn At Blackbeard's Castle St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands