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Georgetown, Canada
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Sonesta Great Bay is a beautiful resort right on the beach! Multiple swimming pools, daytime and evening activities. Great food, whether at the buffet or In the restaurant. The staff here is very friendly and helpful, check in was easy, car rental kiosk right at the resort. Downtown Phillipsburg is only a ten minute walk down the beach, and is...

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North Bellmore, New York
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Excellent location. Although there are 250+ rooms, the atmosphere feels like a small boutique hotel. Three waterside restaurants with wonderful dining choices. Loved everything about it. Unfortunately air conditioning was not operating, but it wasn't that bad at all...especially in the evening...and we were compensated with a certificate for a free five day visit next year! They handled the situation...

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Kingston, Canada
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Just got back from Sonesta Great Bay a few weeks ago. When we arrived I heard the complaints from folks about the air conditioning not working. Checked out what the issue was and found out it was a power surge caused but the town that did alot of damage to the AC unit. Well it was snowing back home so...

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Honey Brook, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

best resort near Phillipsburg, you can walk the beach to town. Casino in lobby, food is very good, can be long walk to room from elevator. priviate pool and hot tub on left side is a plus, adult only is a plus

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3Thank ventures_7
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Just got back from a solo one week trip to the resort. While the air conditioner was hot and was difficult to sleep at night, am being compensated with a free stay next year. The beach is a full of shells and has a bit of a steep drop. As a solo traveler the staff was very nice to me...

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Guelph, Canada
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were booked to go to Sonesta Maho, but less than 36 hours we were told that the hotel was overbooked, so we had a choice to either cancel or go to Sonesta Great Bay, we would be upgraded. The Location was great, beach was good, hotel was ok, but needs to be updated. Our first room was in the...

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Buffalo, New York
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Almost everything about the place was great - could use better nightlife and my room AC was broken so we didn't have AC but other than that we had a great time. The food and drinks were great and the majority was staff was super pleasant and friendly.

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LiveMaho, Guest Relations Manager at Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are very pleased to hear that your stay was generally pleasant. We are working on the issue at hand and certainly appreciate your understanding. Thank you for the kind review and hope you can return once again and enjoy our Resort and it's full potential. Happy Holidays! Martha

New York City, New York
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I returned to this resort after about 1-1/2 yrs. and I was disappointed to see the large amount of staff turn over, however I did have a very positive experience with the majority of the staff...particularly the hostess Erika (her positive attitude was a pleasant off-set to the resorts problems). Problems: A/C was out for my 4 night stay....when I...

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LiveMaho, Guest Relations Manager at Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are very pleased to hear that your stay was generally pleasant. We are working on the issue at hand and certainly appreciate your understanding since it has taken longer than the originally projected resolution. We are pleased to hear about Erika's hospitality. Thank you for the review and hope you can return once again and enjoy our...

Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were taken immediately by the view of the bay from the lobby area overlooking it all. You can see beautiful color changing water, mountains, cruise ships, beach, boardwalk and lovely surroundings. We met so many delightful, helpful people that made each day a lot happier. Vickie and the front desk went above and beyond to accommodate and help us....

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LiveMaho, Guest Relations Manager at Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are very pleased to hear that your stay was generally pleasant. We are working on the issue at hand and certainly appreciate your understanding. The team appreciates that you have taken the time to mention their names and we do take note of them. Thank you for the kind review and hope you can return once again...

Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We attended this resort for a week long stay and couldn't be more pleased. The food was great and found the staff very accommodating. Although the week we were there half the resort was without A/C which was inconvenient but non the less the weather and views made up for it. Kevin the pool bartender and his staff were amazing!...

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LiveMaho, Guest Relations Manager at Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Scott, We are very pleased to hear that your stay was generally pleasant. We are working on the issue at hand and certainly appreciate your understanding. The team appreciates that you have taken the time to mention their names and we do take note of them. Thank you for the kind review and hope you can return once again...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Casino and Gambling
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Parking
  • Business Center with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & Spa is a serene Caribbean haven - and St. Maarten’s premier, limitless all-inclusive, adults-only resort. Delivering a new level of sophistication and style, the elegant destination hotel is situated on a mile-long white-sand beach, overlooking Great Bay and the sparkling sea. With endless amenities and personalized service, the resort invites guests to unwind at three swimming pools, four restaurants, four bars, a spa and the Golden Casino for the ultimate vacation experience complimented by stellar service. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & Spa

Address: 19 Little Bay Road, Philipsburg, St. Maarten-St. Martin
Location: Caribbean > St. Maarten-St. Martin > Sint Maarten > Philipsburg
Price Range: $303 - $708 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 257
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Also Known As:
Sonesta Great Bay Beach Hotel Philipsburg
Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort And Casino
St Martin Great Bay Hotel
Sonesta Philipsburg
Great Bay Beach Hotel
Philipsburg Sonesta
St Maarten Great Bay Hotel
Hotel Sonesta Great Bay Beach
Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & Spa St. Maarten-St. Martin/Philipsburg
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#2 Romantic Hotel in Philipsburg
#3 Family Hotel in Philipsburg
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Philipsburg
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