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Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & Spa

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19 Little Bay Rd, Philipsburg, St. Maarten-St. Martin
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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Location: near the main shopping strip for tourists; on the beach, on the Dutch side Rooms: We had a lovely suite (a living room & a bedroom, 2 TVs, kitchenette, 2 closets) with 2 balconies overlooking the ocean. It was quiet at night, though we could sometimes hear people talking in the hallway in the early mornings. The rooms could... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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32 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Resort - dated. Overall needs to be reno'd and refreshed. Sister resort at Maho is more modern, but that has lot of kids, this was adult only which did raise the average age to Viking River Cruisers but will happily take over the kids.. Quiet during day. Night entertainment is standard resort type, say no more. Evening bbq and theme... More 

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Rock Hill, South Carolina
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Loved most aspects of the resort. Food, live music, pool and beach top notch. Ocean View room was quite nice. Only had 3 beers to choose from when their website gave the impression that there was much more of a selection. Good selection of cocktails at the bars. The all day buffet was the best I ever had. Other restaurants... More 

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St. Louis
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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My husband and I booked a week at the Sonesta Great Bay in January for our 40th anniversay. The hotel although older was clean and the staff couldn't have been nicer. (with the exception of a few bartenders). The food was good and had a nice variety. In addition to the buffet, there is an Italian and a Seafood restraurant... More 

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Marysville, Washington
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The lobby and entrance areas were recently updated and were very welcoming. Vicky at the front desk is always very helpful. We are three sisters who are TimeShare guests and come back repeatedly. During this stay we talked to some Canadian hotel guests who felt the staff as not as friendly as they've experienced elsewhere but they said their all-inclusive... More 

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Hillsboro, Ohio
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

would go again and the people were so friendly would recommend for family or like me going solo my room was very comfortable and the staff were all very helpful the casino was small but had a lot of fun and meeting other people there from different parts of the country was sometimes very funny the outside landscape when you... More 

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Middlesex, New Jersey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Don't get me wrong we had a great time and we would go back again the hotel staff was very professional they couldn't do enough for you Alexander meet us by the taxi with a smile and took care of our luggage Vickey at the front desk always had a smile on her face and willing to help if needed... More 

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Cambridge, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Overall staff were hit or miss some very nice, helpful but others were just indifferent and didn't seem to enjoy their job or want to be there. A very dangerous beach which we were totally unaware of until arrival. The strongest undercurrents we have ever encountered because the slope is so steep at one point you literally drop 4' instantly.... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

For 21 years, my husband and I have been vacationing at Sonesta Great Bay. There are a bunch of couples we all meet here and hang out for two weeks. Until this year, we've always enjoyed our stay. It's not the best resort, but the good people who work in the restaurants and hotel plus our friends, keeps us coming... More 

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Centreville, VA
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37 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The beachfront is beautiful although treacherous. Two steps into the surf and there is a steep shelf. Quite a few times my husband and I, and others, had to help other (older) guests out of the surf because they couldn't make the steep climb and were swept off their feet. Thankfully, the beach bar drinks were well-poured and cold, and... More 

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