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Bunker Hill Hotel
3.5 of 5 Inn   |   2307 Commandant Gade, Charlotte Amalie 00802, St. Thomas   |  
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Washington, DC
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“Wonderful bargain!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2012

We needed a room for our night in Charlotte Amalie before departing for Tortola, and then we needed a room after returning from Tortola, before our return flight home, and this was the perfect place, especially if you are on a budget and want a short taxi ride to the airport. Very affordable, wonderful staff, great location. The rooms are modest but clean and they are large by modern hotel standards. Two small swimming pools, and great rooftop views of the streets below. Nice breakfast in the morning. There are a lot of steps to climb, especially with heavy luggage, so if that is an issue for you, you might want to ask in advance if the staff can help with that. There are not a lot of restaurants nearby that are open for dinner -- so map that out in advance. You'd probably be best off by walking down to the pier, about three blocks away, where all the shops are for the folks on the cruise ships. Plenty of fun, local restaurants open for lunch, but these places close at 5 pm. The staff here are among the nicest, most accommodating I've ever experienced. We did not visit the beach while in St. Thomas -- so I don't know how far or what the arrangements would be to get to the beaches. As with anything in the Virgin Islands, I am sure it can be worked out!

Room Tip: Get a room with a view! If you like "local vibe" type of places, you will like this one!
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bunker_Hill_Hotel, Manager at Bunker Hill Hotel, responded to this review, August 26, 2012
Dear Travelhappy919,
Thank you so much for the lovely review. We really appreciate your business and look forward to hosting your stay on your next visit to our beautiful Islands. Peace and blessings!
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2012

We stayed recently at the Bunker Hill Hotel for 3 nights. It is a few blocks from the duty free shops. An easy walk. Our stay included a tour up to Mountain Top. Don't miss this. The views are wonderful. Our room with balcony was spacious and very clean. Breakfast was also included. Staff was friendly and helpful. We considered it it a good choice.

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Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
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, Manager at Bunker Hill Hotel, responded to this review, July 9, 2012
Dear Seniors_12,
Thank you so much for taking the time to review our property. It really means a lot to us that you enjoyed your stay with us as much as we enjoyed hosting you and M. You were a pleasure to have and we do hope that if you ever make it back to St. Thomas, that you will once again do us the honor of staying with us here at Bunker Hill Hotel. Blessings!
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Baltimore, md
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2012

Great BNB choice for our overnight before sailing excursion. Staff made us feel at home. Free beakfast was a plus. So close to ferry dock, we walked it. Will be back next year!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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, Manager at Bunker Hill Hotel, responded to this review, June 25, 2012
Thank you for your kind review Christie B! It was a pleasure to have you as well! We hope you had a wonderful sailing excursion! We're looking forward to seeing you again next year and will take excellent care of you on your return. Blessings!
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New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2012

After reading a few other of the reviews, I was a little apprehensive about booking here, but the price was right, so I decided to give it a shot. I'm so glad I did! It was worlds better than I was expecting. The staff was super helpful and friendly, the grounds were very well kept, and our room was fresh and clean. Breakfast was made to order, which was a pleasant surprise (I was expecting bagels and coffee lol). And as a bonus, we stayed three nights and qualified for a complimentary tour of the island. I would have to say that we made a great choice and would defintely stay again.

Room Tip: Spring for a balcony. It's worth the few extra dollars.
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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, Manager at Bunker Hill Hotel, responded to this review, June 26, 2012
Thank you for your lovely review Margaret P! We are quite proud of what we've created here and are so glad that you took the chance and gave us a try. We appreciate your kind words and your patronage and hope to see you again soon!
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Chenango Forks, New York, United States
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2012

Stayed here in 2003 and it was all right. Stayed here May 10 and 11 of this year and it was terrible. Had called to reserve room in Feb. 2012 and, because I knew there are many flights of stairs and no elevators, I specifically was assured we would have a first floor room ( only one long flight of stairs to deal with). My sister and I are in our 60's and each with 40 lb. suitcases, carry on's etc. There was no one available to help us carry our ags up the three sets of stairs and finally, the female desk clerk helped us when I told her I had back surgery a year ago and the hotel would be liable for any injury since I had been promised a first floor room!
When we got there, they didn't have a first floor room and were told there were none available. During our two day stay, we only saw one or two other couples so I can't believe they didn't have another room available. Also, their ice machine was broken as well as their soda/water machine. The air conditioner in the room blows cold air directly on the person in the doule bed nearest the door and it was hot,so it had to be on. We were suppose to stay one night the next week, but cancelled that night and found The Island Beachcomber Hotel right near the airport. A little more expensive but one of the best places I've ever stayed!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Bunker_Hill_Hotel, Manager at Bunker Hill Hotel, responded to this review, June 7, 2012
Dear Joyce T,

We are very disappointed that you would give our establishment such a low rating based on the fact that we did not have a room available for you on our lowest floor. To make up for that, we did give you an upgraded room with a balcony and lovely view of the surrounding hillside and harbor. I’m glad to know that your misgivings had nothing to do with the quality of our property, rooms and service. The other items you mentioned were minor details that could have been addressed in minutes had they been brought to management’s attention. For instance, we would have told you that the air condition vent is adjustable and that during the time that we were awaiting the arrival of our new equipment, ice and drinks were available in the lobby (there was a sign on the old equipment to that effect). As for the stairs, well, the best we could do for that was to port you luggage up and down for you, which we did, with a smile.

We are, however, very glad to know that you enjoyed the rest of your vacation on St. Thomas and St. John. Thank you for your patronage.
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Apen, Colorado
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2012

We stayed one night here before flying home to the usa. The location was really convienent to the tourist shopping area, & restaurants. At the same time, a little scarry! St Thomas (at least in the area we were in) is rough. I would not leave anything of value in the room.
The hotel is very basic-no frills. Some rooms have air con- some not. Some rooms have phones- some not. Some rooms have hot water- some not. Some rooms are clean- some not. Ours was not cleaned from the previous occupants (shower :-/) and no phone. So, if you find you are lacking one of these, just ask for another room.
There is a lovely small pool and outdoor lounge area.
The breakfast (included) was very basic as well.
I would not recommend this hotel unless it was your last option....especially since the price was over $100 a night.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Bunker_Hill_Hotel, Manager at Bunker Hill Hotel, responded to this review, April 30, 2012
Dear Provencegirl,

We appreciate your business, and do hope you would come again, but would like to clear up some mis-information.

1. We are located in St. Thomas' Historical District (late 18th/ early 19th century architecture), which is in Downtown Charlotte Amalie, just steps away from the main shopping area. We are not secluded on a resort, so therefore you will see and quite possibly interact with locals (in non-official capacity) in the area- nothing to be scared about at all.

2. We have been here for 31 years and in all that time have never had a single incident of guests missing anything from their rooms. This includes the jewelers and other main street vendors who routinely stay with us.

3. All rooms are air-conditioned. All rooms are clean. I do hope that if for some reason you found that the room had not been cleaned before you checked in, that you immediately returned to the front desk so that we could take care of you!

4. Our complimentary breakfast includes 1 egg, 2 strips of bacon/ham/turkey, toast with butter and jelly, juice and coffee or tea.

5. At under $100/night we are among the most budget friendly accommodations you will find on the island. The larger hotels are three to four times (sometimes more!) our rate, there is no complimentary breakfast and you still end up spending more on transportation. I can honestly say, that you won't find a better value for your hard-earned dollars anywhere else.

Again, thank you so very much for your business. We do appreciate the feed back as we are constantly working on improving our offering. Have a blessed day!
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Boston, Massachusetts
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2012

We stayed here twice. It is incredibly well located for the ferries and the shopping area, safe, clean, and has a nice breakfast. There is a very small swimming pool and a wonderful view over the town. It is a great choice for a few days if you are passing through.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 2307 Commandant Gade, Charlotte Amalie 00802, St. Thomas
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Location: Caribbean > U.S. Virgin Islands > St. Thomas > Charlotte Amalie
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 12 B&Bs / Inns in Charlotte Amalie
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Bunker Hill Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Bunker Hill Hotel is a unique cozy, affordable and clean Bed & Breakfast Inn located in the Historic District area of Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas.Come and enjoy our serene and comfortable accommodations. From our balconies and common areas enjoy a breathtaking view of the Downtown Harbor & surrounding hillsides, dotted with charming Seventeenth Century Danish Architecture including the Governor's Mansion.We are conveniently located just a few minutes walking distance to many points of interest such as:* Government House* The 99 Steps* The 17th Century Fort Museum* Second oldest Jewish synagogue in the western hemisphere* Duty-Free Shops* Restaurants* Downtown Main Street* Parks* St. John - Charlotte Amalie ferry* Tortola - Virgin Gorda Ferry Dock* Emancipation Garden* Market Square (Rothschild Francis)Whether for pleasure, relaxation or business, this is the place to stay! ... more   less 
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