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La Playa Orient Bay
Ranked #5 of 8 Hotels in Orient Bay
Charleston, South Carolina
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16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Couples vacation”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

This is the second time we have come here. It is not a 5 star hotel, but certainly adequate. It is clean and neat. Staff is very friendly and helpful. Breakfast is served on the beach at the bar which is lovely. Fresh Baguettes/Croissants/fruit/coffee etc. very nice indeed. The accessibility to the beach is wonderful. Local restaurants nearby for dinner at night make for a relaxing vacation.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Mississauga, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

Just spent another vacation at L'Hoste Hotel and had a great time.
Katy and staff were all so nice. They were always eager to assist in any way.
We enjoyed the continental breakfast and free chairs/umbrellas on the most beautiful beach.
The welcome drinks and coupons for wine at the local restaurants in Orient Village were a fantastic bonus.
Already starting to plan our next trip to St.Martin and we will definitely return to L'Hoste.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Oakdale, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

We stayed at the L'Hoste for one night during our 7 night stay on the island. We had come from a larger, busier hotel so the change was nice. The hotel was clean and the rooms were a good size. There is an attached restaurant that offers continental breakfast which was convenient. The beach is amazing and there were umbrellas and chairs that you get to use courtesy of the hotel. Overall we enjoyed the stay and service we received and would stay here again!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Brantford
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

This was our 5th time to St Marten but our first time at L 'Hoste. I was very impressed when we first got there the staff was very friendly and welcoming.
Our room was big, clean and we had a partial view of the ocean.. we were also upgraded when we arrived. Our room was steps to the beach and breakfast was served right on the beach.
The breakfast they serve was all you really needed, French bread, croissants, fruit, cereal, yogurt and coffee. If you feel like having more for breakfast there is lots to choose from on the menu for a nominal fee.
You can also get a few things at the store in the village for lunches and snacks and keep them in your room. We always went to the Village for dinner and were never disappointed, the food is wonderful.
The pool was great not too busy and it was always clean with plenty of lounge chairs there and on the beach.
There is nothing like being right on Orient Beach.. We stayed other places on the island but we always drove to Orient Beach so we decided to try a hotel there!
We didn't rent a car this time and just took taxis (John was our taxi driver we just kept his card and called when we wanted to go somewhere) there is also shuttles offered by the hotel for Mardi Gras, Phillipsburg and Marigot.
Talking to different couples at the resort we learned that most have come back to L Hoste several times year after year.
L' Hoste is not a Hilton so if you want frills and turn down service this isn't for you but if you want an affordable holiday on the most beautiful island in the carribean then this hotel gives you that. I can say that I am somewhat of a hotel snob but we were so happy that we decided to stay at L'Hoste.
We would definitely return to L'Hoste when we visit St Martin again!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Toms River, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

My husband and I have stayed there 7 times....The rooms are basic but clean. The staff is wonderful and Continental Breakfast steps from the Beach cannot be beat. Location, location, location on one of the most Beautiful beaches on the Island. The lunch served at their restaurant La Playa has always been perfect. There is a lovely pool to cool off in at the end of our day and the new lounge chairs on the beach are very comfortable. Of course, many wonderful gourmet restaurants to choose from on this lovely beach. Will not disappoint.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Elizabeth C
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Santa Ynez, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

L'Hoste is right on the water in Orient Bay even though there are no ocean view rooms. The staff is very friendly and helpful. It looks like there have some recent renovations as our guest room was nicely done, but the bathroom was very dated. Nicely equipped with a fridge and small stovetop to cook on as well as a safe. At checkin they give out coupons for free glasses of wine in nearby restaurants and we took full advantage of that and found the restaurants to be excellent. It was also nice to jump in the pool after a hot day on the beach. A quick walk to La Playa Beach Bar and the free beach chairs made our trip here great. The only downside was the very loud partying at one of the nearby beach bars late into the night as it made it hard to sleep.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Milton, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

This was our 4th stay at the l'Hoste Hotel on Orient Beach. We are always very happy when we stay there. The staff is like family. We always return to find other travelers who have returned there for their umteenth visit. The hotel is located on the beautiful Orient beach. Blue skies and Bluer waters serve as the canvas for this most relaxing place to stay. It is situated on the beach, and also has a pool are for relaxing.For an additional treat, I highly recommend a massage from their spa. Ask for Freddie or Fabienne!

Breakfast is included with the room rates. We have already booked our next trip!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Property: La Playa Orient Bay
Address: 116 Parc de la Baie Orientale | BP 5146, Orient Bay 97071, St. Maarten-St. Martin (Formerly L'Hoste Hotel)
Location: Caribbean > St. Maarten-St. Martin > Saint-Martin > Orient Bay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 8 Hotels in Orient Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — La Playa Orient Bay 3*
Number of rooms: 56
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Directly on the beach, the Hoste is a hotel offering 56 spacious Junior Suites and a Creole Hut « la Cabana ». The hotel is made up of small buildings (2 floors) with an outdoor freshwater swimming pool, a private beach area with sun loungers and a Bar Restaurant «La Playa" set in an exceptional location where you can enjoy breakfast by the sea the feet in the sand. On the beach you will find a small shop, a massage service for relaxation and a water sports center. Also available are sun loungers and parasols. ComplimentaryWiFi in all Rooms and the entire Hotel ! ... more   less 
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