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“Great staff and service” 5 of 5 stars
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The Westin Dawn Beach Resort & Spa, St. Maarten
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   144 Oyster Pond Road, Oyster Pond, St Maarten-St Martin   |  
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Naperville, Illinois
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“Great staff and service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

Just came back from the Westin Dawn Beach and loved everything about it. We have a new favorite place to visit. All staff were fantastic and personable. We had many chats with the managers out by the pool and in the restaurants. Concierge and managers all gave us their favorite places to visit on the island and we appreciated the "local" advice. Orient Beach, Grand Case bbq at Lolo's and the church in Cole Bay. We were glad that we rented a car and were able to explore the island although our best times were enjoying sunrise and nightly music out by the pool and the beach. Room was spacious and ocean front. Breakfast buffet was enough to keep us full until we would order from the beach girls who brought us food from the deli. Verlene, Francine and Chantel were terrific. Was able to enjoy the slots in the casino and also some craps and blackjack. I wish there were non stop flights from Chicago but the Westin St Maarten is worth the connection. Spa looked great but we did not want to lose any sun time. This resort is a winner.

Room Tip: high number rooms facing the water give you a remote island feeling and awesome view
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  • Stayed November 2012, 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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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

I spent four nights at the Westin Dawn Beach Resort & Spa this November 2012 and found it to be an enjoyable resort on the beach, with good service and an attractive pool. The only real drawback is that it is relatively isolated on the east side of the island. A car or taxi is required to eat anywhere off of the property and we were very glad that we rented a car to explore the island.

The rooms were a good size and very clean. The bed was comfortable and the bathroom was enormous for a standard sized hotel room.

Everyone I dealt with was extremely friendly and while prices for drinks on the property were higher than elsewhere on the island, I did not think they were outrageous.

The pool is definitely beautiful, with a view to the beach and (at the time we were there) plenty of chairs and an attentive staff. Overall, a good choice for my first visit to St. Maarten.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

This is my 2nd visit to this property, this time we stay in the condos. What a relaxiing way to stay in a quiet place with a great view of the ocean, the condos are expectacular. Plus you have the services of the hotel. Lots space and traquility. I sugguest the 3rd floor if all possibe. The property is well maintain, while I find the service slow in some areas.

Room Tip: Beach front a must and the 3rd floor, the sound of the sea is great.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

My husband decided to surprise me for our 5 year anniversary with a trip to st. Maarten. I'd always wanted to go there, but never had a particular hotel in mind. Well when we arrived at the Westin Dawn Beach, I knew we were going to be treated to a magical and memorable trip. From the moment we arrived, everyone was soooo nice!! It was like we were total VIP's and they just couldn't wait to see us. I love going to a place where they treat you like family. Anyways, the atmosphere of the hotel was amazing -- beautiful lobby area, great views everywhere you looked and first class accommodations. The food was even more outstanding and each meal was better than the last. My sweet husband booked us a couples massage as a surprise and I truly felt like a movie star with how well they pampered us. All in all, I was so impressed with my anniversary trip to the Westin that I asked my husband if this could be "our place" from now on where we could come back year after year....of course he said yes!!

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

I can't say enough about the hotel and it's staff there! We were greeted very professionally when we arrived and offered lemon water to quench our thirst. We were excited to be upgraded(for no reason, we aren't preferred members or anything like that) to an Ocean View Room. The room overlooked the pool and the beach area which was quite nice and sunrises were picture perfect. The pool was clean and they have added flags to the lounge chairs to let the staff know that service was desired. There are also chair cabanas to use at the beach instead of umbrellas if you need shade and a palm tree won't quite do.
The staff there are very accommodating and friendly. We NEVER entered the lobby, be it morning, noon, or night without being greeted with a smiling face from everyone! When we reported a problem with our TV, a staff member was there within 10 minutes to fix it.
This hotel is the perfect spot on the island to get to anywhere you'd like to go. It is 10 minutes from Phillipsburg; 13 minutes from Orient Beach; 18 minutes to Grand Case; 25 - 45 minutes to the airport depending on the time of day.
Evening activities include very good singers by the pool from 4 -7 pm -dancing under the stars are a must do! There are also tournaments going on in the Casino several nights a week also.
Decor is tasteful tropical. Rooms are quite large with balconies. Beds are very comfortable and the pillows - This is one hotel that I don't feel like I need to bring my own pillow. WiFi is also available in the rooms. I believe there is an additional fee for this but it was included in our hotel package this time.
I highly recommend The Westin at Dawn Beach as an excellent place to stay!

  • Stayed November 2012, 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012 via mobile

Service was great food was overpriced. This location is far from most of the island activities, restaurants, and if you are returning to the hotel during rush hours, morning, afternoon and evening, then plan on sitting in traffic for up to an hour. If you are looking for secluded than this is your place.

Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012 via mobile

Better pics on the website than the reality of this hotel. Apart from the light fixtures popping out of the bathroom ceiling and water damage, the service was really the problem here. The restaurant staff in particular we're lazy, lazy,lazy. They spent more time talking and yelling at each other than serving the guests. Asking for ketchup seemed to be a huge imposition. The pool servers also couldn't be bothered to stop talking with each other long enough to walk around. Service from front desk and concierge was much the same.

Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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Address: 144 Oyster Pond Road, Oyster Pond, St Maarten-St Martin
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Location: Caribbean > St Maarten-St Martin > Sint Maarten > Oyster Pond
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #5 of 7 Hotels in Oyster Pond
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Westin Dawn Beach Resort & Spa, St. Maarten 4*
Number of rooms: 311
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located on one of the most beautiful Caribbean beaches, The Westin Dawn Beach Resort & Spa, St. Maarten offers guests a true getaway. Scuba dive, take a ferry to Anguilla for the day, or just relax. ... more   less 
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