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“Après camping” 5 of 5 stars
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1002 Blackbeard's Hill, Charlotte Amalie 00802, St. Thomas   |  
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
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“Après camping”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

Terrific 1 night stay after a week camping at St John. Appreciated being able to use the laundry room and hosts John and Gwen were gracious and welcoming. Nice central courtyard and saw a green iguana sunning himself in the garden. Walked down (then back up!) the steps for dinner; not a bad trek. One tip: if you're driving there, ask for directions; roads are very narrow and road signs difficult to find.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 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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John-Gwen P, Manager at The Green Iguana Hotel, responded to this review, April 22, 2013
We don't mind our campers and boaters doing a quick load of laundry after their adventure! No one wants smelly laundry when you get home! Our roads are narrow and we understand the UVI has a project they are working on to MARK the streets, AND upload that information to the map sites on the internet! Until then, please feel free to let us know you are planning to rent a car from the airport and we'll send you the best directions to get you straight to The Green Iguana Hotel! We'll have a map and more directions waiting for you!
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

When comparing rates in Charlotte Amalie you will find other hotels that may seem similar. Don't be fooled. This is no regular tourist stop. The Green Iguana is an island atop the hill overlooking the hustle and bustle. Close enough you can walk to shopping, but aloof enough you can be apart from it.

The complex sprawls down a little hillside and is just cute enough to seem quaint. The managers seem more like fellow travelers, but are always ready with the help you need. Print your boarding passes? Sure! Need to know where to have breakfast? Got it! Direction? No problem.

This is my second stay and I doubt I know when I'm on St. Thomas again this is where I will stay again. It is just too easy, and the price is right.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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John-Gwen P, Manager at The Green Iguana Hotel, responded to this review, April 22, 2013
You are on vacation and you are supposed to relax! We're the ones working to help make your vacation as relaxing as possible! We even have customs forms for our Guests leaving to go back to the Upper 48, to help you get through the airport lines as smoothly as possible! Yes, we are fellow travelers, and we love to get tips from our Guests of where to explore next!
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

What an oasis in the city of Charlotte Amalie, V.I. John and Gwen Pittman were so helpful,
entertaining and informative that they made our stay seem most enjoyable and way too short.

The Green Iguana is a short walk to the active part of town and even shorter and more entertaining if you use the 99 steps.
Our hosts and accommodations were both excellent and just what we needed after a week in the B.V,I.'s. John's sense of humor was a delight and he certainly knows his way around the town.
I know if and when we return to the Virgin Islands we will certainly stay at the Green Iguana and re-visit John and Gwen Pittman.

Room Tip: Rooms on Building A all have a great view overlooking Charlotte Amalie.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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John-Gwen P, Manager at The Green Iguana Hotel, responded to this review, April 22, 2013
A vacation after the vacation! What a great idea! John and I discovered another set of steps, I think a bit fewer than 99.... just as easy to walk to Town, and even easier if you are walking to Yacht Haven Grande and Havensight! WHEN you return, we'll be here waiting to show you!
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Lorain, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

The Green Iguana Hotel was a great choice for all our vacation needs. Gwen and John make your stay very pleasant and they are the best hosts ever. They were very helpful wiith many suggestions of things to experience. Their hometown is next to ours and our paths have never crossed. Now, we feel as though we have have been friends our whole life. It was like being at home but in a traquil paradise. Our arrangements changed abuptly and they were able to accomodate our unexpected changes. Therefore, we had the pleasure of of staying in both A-1 and H-2. Both rooms were clean, comfortable, and cozy. The view from both balconies were breathtaking! We can't wait to get back and see our new friends!

  • Stayed March 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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John-Gwen P, Manager at The Green Iguana Hotel, responded to this review, April 14, 2013
Isn't it amazing we had to meet 3200 miles away from home? With as many mutual friends we have, we wonder why we haven't met before! We will keep in touch and see you on our vacations to Ohio and when you bring your family and friends with you on your next visit! Thanks for taking Larry's suggestion to come see us and St. Thomas!
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Portsmouth, New Hampshire, United States
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

We stayed for the second time at the Green Iguana on our way back from a sailboat charter in the BVI's. We were able to book the same delightful room we'd had in 2010, however this time the new managers John and Gwen especially made the stay even more enjoyable with their welcoming, friendly personalities. We loved our room with its tiled bath; the spacious balcony, a hillside perch with great water views overlooking Charlotte Amalie and Frenchtown. The king-sized bed was so comfortable with its fine cotton sheets and silk coverlet. The ambiance of the hotel is tropical with ample gardens and plenty of patio area to enjoy cocktails and gatherings with other guests. The hotel is unique and well worth the stay!

  • Stayed February 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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John-Gwen P, Manager at The Green Iguana Hotel, responded to this review, April 14, 2013
Thank you for again trusting The Green Iguana Hotel for your travel plans! Having started as Guests of The Green Iguana Hotel ourselves, and knowing all of the managers since 2001, it is nice to know we live up to the standard of hospitality The Green Iguana Guests have enjoyed for years! John and I hope it won't be 3 years until your next visit!
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Dolgeville, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

Great place. Managers John and Gwen were extremly helpful in every way possible. Good views excellent service and very clean rooms---what more would you want? Great views from the top of the Black Beard Hill and a few steps from the 99 steps down to town. We would reccomend this place to anyone. Thanks John and Gwen for a wonderful vacation. If you ever get to the 1000 Island area of New York State-- let us know and you'll have a place to stay. We'll be your tourboat captains for the day. Smitty& Mary

Room Tip: A6 Had great views of the harbor and town.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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John-Gwen P, Manager at The Green Iguana Hotel, responded to this review, April 14, 2013
We agree the view from Guest Rooms A5 and A6 are the best we offer! All Rooms have the same great view, just at different angles! Thank you for the invitation to see you in your home area of the Thousand Islands Region of New York State! Gwen's brother's family lives in the area and we have traveled to the region many many times! Enjoy of bottle of Welsley Island White from TI Winery for us! We home you return soon!
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Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

This nine-room gem of a hotel sits atop a hill overlooking the city of Charlotte Amalie, and room H-2 provided my view of this very walkable city. Gwen and John were great hosts pointing me in the directions of wonderful places to eat. I liked this so much, I stopped by on my way out of the Virgin Islands to say hello. I'd stay here again in a heartbeat.

Room Tip: Before you go, contact Gwen or John if you have any questions or requests. They answer their e-mail...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 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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John-Gwen P, Manager at The Green Iguana Hotel, responded to this review, April 10, 2013
Thank you for finding us and thank you for stopping in on your way off island as well! You are welcome anytime! H2 is my favorite room too! I love the view from the balcony and the bright cheerfulness of the room! Please do come back soon Jimi! We look forward to seeing you!
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Address: 1002 Blackbeard's Hill, Charlotte Amalie 00802, St. Thomas
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Location: Caribbean > U.S. Virgin Islands > St. Thomas > Charlotte Amalie
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 12 B&Bs / Inns in Charlotte Amalie
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Green Iguana Hotel offers superb amenities with the comforts of home. The Hotel is centrally located within a short walk to the Town Charlotte Amalie, and 15 minutes by taxi from the airport. The Hotel has the perfect combination of harbor views, downtown shopping, museums, and great restaurants, ferry transit and beautiful Caribbean Sunsets! Enhanced by the service of the resident managers to answer questions, guests are treated like family. Since October 2013, The Green Iguana Hotel operates on Renewable Solar Energy. ... more   less 
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