The Concierges were top notch. The room, pool and jacuzzi were beautiful. The Casino was a bit gimmicky but that's not why you are there. If you want to be away from the crowds and the touristy areas this is a good alternative. You must have a car to get there (Free parking). The beach is not good, compared to ALL the other beaches around, but you have a car to check out Bay Rouge, Orient Bay, Sunset Beach and of course you are 10 min away from Philipsburg were you can (and must) take a short ferry ride to stunning St. Barth. (about $99 per person). Drinks are affordable and free while you gamble. The night rate was surprising low, but this might be because you need to rent a car to get there.
The food in this hotel (specifically Ocean Restaurant) is TERRIBLE and very expensive. $150 for microwaveable rice and vegetable medley (I know the taste) and some fish fillet, I feed my meal to the cats around the restaurant (Not a Joke). The Hotel does not have a kitchenette so you have very limited food options(Specially at night) and can not take advantage of the great supermarkets on the French side. To be fair there are several restaurant next door at Oyster Pond. Our AC broke twice, but they were right up and fixed it within minutes. Breakfast was decent with an Omelet station but the rate is $30 per person.
I would stay here again, if I'm able to figure out the food situation.
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- The Westin Dawn Beach Resort And Spa, St. Maarten
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