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“This is a little out of the way but central to most and a good deal” 4 of 5 bubbles
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L'Esperance Hotel
Ranked #8 of 12 Hotels in Philipsburg
San Diego
Level Contributor
143 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“This is a little out of the way but central to most and a good deal”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2013

We have stayed here twice and each time it is worth it. Good internet, swimming pool, clean rooms, nice staff and very helpful. The owner is a sailor and has a race boat. it is close to the big grocery store and the price was always a good deal.

Room Tip: Further back away from traffic and if you need internet closer to the office for a better signal
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
5 Thank Mounque B
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2013

We chose L'Esperance for the price. We only needed a room for one night before our dive trip began and didn't want to spend money for more than just a comfortable night's sleep.

PROS:
very clean room
large, comfy bed
spacious living area with kitchen - refrigerator, microwave and stove
helpful front desk staff
beautiful outdoor areas kept immaculately clean (bring bug spray!)
pool
very quiet neighborhood
steps from grocery store

CONS:
no ice
AC barely cooled a very hot room (we are not big AC users and still were too warm)
no bar soap - bath gel only (not a major inconvenience)
no dish soap or sponge-type thing for cleaning dishes

Overall it was very nice for the low cost we paid and near enough to town to walk for groceries, drugstore necessities and restaurants.

Room Tip: There is no elevator so be prepared to lug your heavy dive gear or other luggage up the stairs.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
8 Thank KimLanDC
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Shoreview, Minnesota
Level Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2013

Our first impression of the hotel was a little skewed, based on the fact that it took us some time to find it and the location seemed a little iffy. We knew we were not near a beach but this seemed to be in a residential area and most of the surrounding area was a little seedy. As it turned out, we loved it. The staff was friendly and accomodating.....found us a blender and a hair dryer as they promised. The pool was very nice and we mostly had it to ourselves....the only down side was that by late afternoon it was totally in the shade. We were walking distance to 2 grocery stores - Grand Marche and Econo - better options at GM and better prices at Econo. Also walked to a restaurant in the parking lot of the GM on our first night and altho the loc was odd, the staff was friendly and the food was good. The central location of this hotel made it perfect for us as we had a car and didn't plan to stay home much anyway. It was clean, roomy and well situated. My only complaint was that the internet service came and went like an irritating mosquito. Most of the other guest were European....Dutch and friendly, with good English abilities. I think one plus would be to add driving directions to their web site.....but the price was fantastic and we're glad we found it.

Room Tip: We were on the main floor - only 2 floors and maybe 14 rooms total - and that made it handy to have...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
4 Thank Shariej1
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Turner Valey, Alberta
Level Contributor
246 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 208 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2013

This hotel is located in a residential area which a lot of people haven't been to. However, it's not to tough to find. This was our 3rd visit to this lovely little gem. The owners and staff are amazing and very friendly. If you want to visit Sint Maarten on a budget and don't care if you aren't staying on a beach this is the place to stay. We alway rent a car to explore the island and don't go to the same beach every day so this hotel works great for us. The rooms are very, very clean and so comfortable. It's like a home away from home. We feel very secure here as well which is important on a vacation. I miss it already and can't wait to get back.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
4 Thank Leahsxm
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

L'Esperance Hotel is a lovely place to stay when visiting St. Maarten. We went on a holiday to the island in October of this year and found that we had booked the right hotel for us since we prefer small-scale, homely places. We felt very much at home indeed because of the flowery patio with swimming pool and the rooms where you can sit and relax. Also, the owners of the hotel were really friendly.
Unfortunately, upon arrival there was a problem with the toilet in our room and because of that we couldn't check in right away. We were really tired because of the long flight and weren't too happy about this, also because it was unsure how long it would take for the toilet to be fixed. When we finally entered the room, the toilet was still not working properly - it was leaking (clean) water - and during our stay, despite the several attempts that were made to fix it, the toilet kept on leaking. The owners apologized extensively because this was indeed not the way it should be.
However, the room was kept very clean every day so the leakage didn't cause too much trouble. We very much liked the room because of the separate bedroom (with air-conditioning) and the small kitchen with refrigerator in the living area that made it possible to prepare simple dishes. Also, the television came in handy when a tropical storm hit the island and we couldn't do much for two days.
About the location: the hotel is situated in a quiet area and we knew beforehand that it wouldn't be close to a beach. Because we like to drive around during our holidays we had a rental car so that was not a problem for us. There are loads of stunning beaches on St. Maarten and because the island is small they're never too far away from the hotel.
All in all, we had a lovely stay. Hotel L'Esperance is a nice, homely and clean place!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
4 Thank Sutie
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Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

We had a lovely stay at this hotel. It's off the beaten path, so a car is probably best to have. The room we had was great, small kitchen and a 2 bedroom right off the pool. The staff was friendly and efficient. Would stay again as it was priced just right too.

Room Tip: There are store close by to get groceries. We brought a few of our own things so we didn't have...
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank Inthia
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Saba, Caribisch Nederland
Level Contributor
12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2012

I stayed there with my family during a short low butget vacation. The hotel was very clean and modern. We had a flatscreen tv in our room. WIFI and cable box available. For the price we payed, it was the best low butget hotel. The location is not so convenience. It is a 10 min walk to Gran marche where you can buy fastfood or catch a bus to town. The best is to rent a car. The neighborhood is not so nice, but for me that was not important. The hotel was very safe and during night time the was a security guy. There was a pool and overall I liked it. We planning when we in SXM to stay here again!

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
3 Thank f_janga
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Additional Information about L'Esperance Hotel

Property: L'Esperance Hotel
Address: Tiger Road 4 | Cay Hill, Philipsburg, St. Maarten-St. Martin
Location: Caribbean > St. Maarten-St. Martin > Sint Maarten > Philipsburg
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Philipsburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — L'Esperance Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Guests will experience traditional Creole hospitality in their choice of 22 air-conditioned suites. Hotel L'Esperance is set just below rolling hills. Landscaped gardens, a sundeck and swimming pool invite guests to relax in the Caribbean sun. All suites are equipped with kitchenettes, cable television, and telephones. ... more   less 
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