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“Westin Dawn Beach Resort, SPA and Casino” 4 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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Ranked #5 of 7 Hotels in Oyster Pond
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“Westin Dawn Beach Resort, SPA and Casino”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

We recently spend four (4) days at the Westin Dawn Beach Resort. The studio located in the 1st floor was great with easy access to the pool, beach and restaurants located in the hotel. Every morning we take our breakfast in Ocean Restaurant and was very good with an excellent service. Good quality of food.

Room Tip: Not the better beach of St. Maarten.
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Daniel B, General Manager at The Westin Dawn Beach Resort & Spa, St. Maarten, responded to this review, July 3, 2014
Dear Mirabi,

Thank you for visiting us at the Westin Dawn Beach Resort and Spa in beautiful St. Maarten. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your room accommodations and that you received great service while dining in Ocean Restaurant.

I hope that we will be able to welcome you back to the "Friendly Island" of St. Maarten in the very near future.

Sincerely,
Daniel Beddor
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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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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We visit this beautiful location. I would say it is modernize to the T what every resort should look like. Ramon was awesome the most personable there was very hospitable. He showed us around! We would come back again because of him. The three bedroom condos are amazing and cozy. There kitchens are huge and a large dinning table, sits four. Great for one a week stay and more. Lots of room to park your yachts. The first week of May is peak season when all the yachts come in due to the boat sporting season. The spa is amazing and clean with a waterfall , serene water sound from it and plenty of chairs to lay back and reflect. The gym is efficiently equipped, water, towels,clean, exercise balls, dumbbells all size from 2lb-⤴️. I spot a few iguanas in the landscape, the kids will be amazed to see. The poolside is the most beautiful I have have seen, looks like something from out of a movie scene;) beautiful, clean, lush and more than one pool about 4 pools and a jacuzzi. Beachside cabanas and poolside cabanas. I do recommend this location.

Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

No surpises here - it's well run and maintained. We stayed for 2 weeks and ate in the restaurants in the evenings a couple of times and were impressed by the food in Aura if not the atmosphere. Breakfast is well stocked and varied enough for most tastes, though a bit pricey, so go for brunch and stock up for the day...
Pool is large and plenty of room, beach is very handy, but be aware that there is a persistent current which pulls you to one side, so stay in your depth. Prevailing wind comes off the sea, so it's never too hot.
The timeshare people approached us about 5 times during our stay, but were no issue to brush off. Some good trips booked through the events desk, would recommend the catamaran trips around the island and to Anguila, plus the Rhino Safari.
Room was not cleaned one day, so had to call the desk to get that done. Wifi was reasonable, though not the bandwidth you would expect outside of the Caribbean.
Location is the main downside - on the far end of the island from where most of the action is. If I was going back, I would probably look to stay in the Cupecoy area.
We rented a car from Prestige but would not recommend them due to hassle at the handover where we argued about a tiny chip in the windshield. Eventually they agreed not to charge us. I would recommend hiring a car - works out cheaper than taxis and gives you the freedom - there are some beautiful beaches on the French side of the island and it's really not difficult to find your way about.
Room was resort view, which is a bit disappointing and we had some debate about even being allowed to smoke on our balcony which was eventually agreed to by the manager ('turning a blind eye') but we had to provide our own ashtray.
Staff were generally very good, especially the guys on the front door who were always jovial and entertaining.
Our trip to the spa was bit disappointing - we had the pool area to ourselves, but the pool is COLD and they could not get the steams rooms working for the first half hour.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

The condo were built to be 5 star units, the severe lack of maintenance is destroying the units, if something isn't done soon the place will become a 3 star unit.There is a severe lack of proper supervision in housekeeping and maintenance.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Nashville, Tennessee
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Had a fabulous stay at the Westin the first week in June. Six of us (three couples) stayed at the Dawn Beach Club timeshare condos located on the Westin property. The three bedroom condo was large, nicely updated, and all the rooms were spacious. The beds in all three rooms were great, and the master bedroom was large with a large bathroom, closet, and vanity. The pool and beach area are very nice and always clean and there is always a nice breeze.

The spa is great and worth the money. The staff at the Westin was friendly and helpful and honetly probably the best service we have ever had staying at a resort. The breakfast buffet located in the Ocean Restaurant is definitely worth the money. The best service we had at any restuarant on the island was at the Westin. The resort is a little isolated, but I liked that, and we rented a car for the week, so we were able to get were we needed to go.

One morning our car battery was dead and we were trying to leave to go on a boat excursion and the Westin staff was running around trying to find us jumper cables, so we would be able to make our boat excursion on time. The staff was exceptional and so friendly and really went above and beyond to make sure we made our excursion on time, which we did.

Overall we all had a fabulous stay.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Miami
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

I love traveling, and I've eaten in many different restaurants, but few restaurants have had the service that I've experienced here at Aura Restaurant. The chef Antimo Barca, Agustín Luis, and Alex Lopez, the pastry chef were incredible from beginning to end. Exquisite attention to detail.

Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
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Avon, Ohio
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3 hotel reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We recently went on a cruise. One of the ports was St. Maarten. We booked the Westin through a website called Resorts for a Day. For $25pp we were able to get a fabulous room, thanks in part to being a 3 star gold elite owner of Starwood, use of the beach and pool, loungers, towels, and we were able to purchase food and beverage and charge to the room. The hotel was neat and clean and the front staff was amazing. The pools and beach were kept up perfectly and the large room was a great escape from the heat and a place to shower and change before heading back to the ship.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 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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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
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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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