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“" A Find"” 5 of 5 stars
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Cruz Bay Boutique Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   74-2 Cruz Bay Town, Cruz Bay 00830, St. John   |  
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Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Cruz Bay
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Falmouth, Maine, USA
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“" A Find"”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

This little hotel in the heart of downtown Cruz Bay is great value for your money on a very expensive island. The owner Denise is very welcoming and helpful. Continental breakfast includes great coffee, locally made sweet goods, yogurt, cereal, fresh fruit. There is a great Italian restaurant downstairs for dinner. You can walk to the shops and the beaches are a quick cab ride away. If you want to rent a car, there are rental agencies right next door. The hotel is very clean and has the amenities you need. Highly recommend.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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Alexandria, VA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

We stayed at the Cruz Bay Boutique Hotel in early August for 1 week, the first few days in the Penthouse unit and then in Room 5. Though we are frequent visitors to St. John, we usually stay in a villa and this was our first time staying in downtown Cruz Bay. This great hotel has the perfect location to restaurants, shopping, rental cars, taxi’s and the ferry. The penthouse suite is perfect for longer stays or if you have children. Room 5 was very cozy but still had all you need since you don’t spend much time in your room what with everything to do! There is no parking at the hotel, but if you have a car like we did you can request to park in your rental car company’s parking lot or negotiate a flat rate with Slim Jim parking right behind the hotel.
Woody’s for Happy Hour down the block is a must as well as La Tapas for a nice dinner out.

David and Denise give 110% to make sure your stay is comfortable and you have everything you need. Yes, as previous reviews have stated, the rooms are small but also spotless and clean and dropping the soap in the tiny shower is an adventure as you will probably find yourself having to step out of the shower to retrieve the soap. Still, if you are looking for the perfect location at reasonable rates with owners who are very knowledgeable about St. John and treat you like family, then I highly suggest Cruz Bay Boutique Hotel. I would give this place a 5 star recommendation in a heartbeat except for the fact that I could not get over the scratchy, cheap material towels. In retrospect, I am sure if I had mentioned it to David or Denise they would of rectified this immediately. When we are back in St John, we plan on making a few nights stay in Cruz Bay and now have the perfect place to go!

Room Tip: Room 5 has a nice balcony looking over the street.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Portland, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

What a score! Killer location, everything (for the most part) is walkable from the hotel re: shopping, eating and a 30 min walk along a goat path will take you to two killer beaches (Honeymoon and Solomon) which you just might luck out and have all to yourself! Denise and David were great with local knowledge for everything. Spotless, welcoming, the bed was fantastic (pillow top possibly?) and the AC (which I hate, but one must have in the VI's) was soooo quiet, I slept like a dream! The breakfast was simple and just what I needed, loved the baked goods from a wonderful baker just up the hill. Gold star to Denise and David for creating such a great home away from home! It was well worth a few extra dollars! :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

great little hotel. down where all the action is in St. John. you feel like family, they are most helpful with all kind of helpful info, restaurants, snorkeling places, etc. would definitely stay there again, an excellent value.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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Bend, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

We stayed in April 2012 after 2 weeks on a sailboat. Our room was a little small but after being on a sailboat it felt huge. The bed was very comfortable and the room was very CLEAN. Our only suggestion is black out blinds. The street light and morning sun made it tough to sleep in. David and Denise are great hosts and are very accommodating. I'm sure if we would have asked, they would have taken care of it immediately.

The location in downtown St John is perfect. Walking distance to restaurants, pubs, shopping and the beach. The Italian restaurant downstairs from the hotel is delicious too.

This was a perfect end to our trip and really enjoyed our stay at CBBH and St John. We look forward to returning soon.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

We loved our stay here the rooms very clean like previous mentions.
The breakfast are from the local bakery. They have beach towels for you to use and the owners David and Denise are great at recommending places to go or eat. We also loved the location you can walk to anything:) We even met some great friends while enjoying breakfast in the mornings.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Seattle, Washington, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

We just got back from a week on St. John staying at this lovely little B&B. Honestly, I'm not sure how it could have been better. I stayed with my two teens in the penthouse; it was a great amount of space for us and we loved having a kitchen to make lunches and the occasional dinner. The bed was super comfortable (the pull-out a little less so, but still decent), and the only downside of the portable air conditioner was that it provided enough white noise that we didn't get to hear the coquis sing while we slept (or maybe that's why we slept so well). Breakfast was great - pastries, yogurt, fruit, and coffee and juices - and it was fun to have a place to talk with other guests. And as others have said, it was VERY clean - we had clean towels as we needed (for both the bath and the beach).

The location is unbeatable; a quick walk to the ferry and all of Cruz Bay easily accessible by foot. Plus, it's right next door to a couple of car rental places (rent a jeep, at least one day of your trip - it's a blast driving around).

Finally, we loved our hosts, David and Denise. They were so friendly and helpful with recommendations and suggestions (and reassurances as we worried about TS Rafael possibly delaying our trip home). They knew we were in town for my brother's wedding and they checked in with us, making sure we had what we needed to get ready.

Great value, reasonable price. Stay here!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Address: 74-2 Cruz Bay Town, Cruz Bay 00830, St. John
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Location: Caribbean > U.S. Virgin Islands > St. John > Cruz Bay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
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Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Cruz Bay
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Hotel Class:3 star — Cruz Bay Boutique Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Cruz Bay Boutique Hotel is an intimate accommodation made up of 10 guest rooms and one penthouse apartment suite. The hotel was completely renovated in 2010 and 2013 blending chic Miami boutique hotel decor with the more casual style of an island villa. The result is a clean, simple yet elegant venue. The hotel is conveniently located in the heart of Cruz Bay town's best restaurants, bars and shopping. This lively location is the perfect spot for accessing all of St. John's beaches and attractions. Just around the corner from the ferry dock (only 250 feet away), Cruz Bay Boutique Hotel is the closest accommodation upon arrival to St. John. No taxi or rental car is required and there are no hills or winding roads to traverse - just stroll on over. ... more   less 
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