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“2nd time stay” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Belair Beach Hotel
Ranked #4 of 12 Hotels in Philipsburg
Certificate of Excellence
Newburg, Maryland
Level Contributor
62 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“2nd time stay”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2014

The hotel may be a bit old but then again so am I. I like the face it has 2 bedrooms, 2 bath and a full kitchen, not that the kitchen got used that much. The beach is right there and great. The gingerbread has great food and drinks, I will go back with no issues.

Room Tip: Try to get a first floor, you walk right onto the beach through the patio.
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank schoolcop
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2014

Great view. The room is nuce sized, clean Everyone is very friendly and helpful. The Starlite rental is also very helpful and friendly. Easy to get around. Great beach view from the balcony. Everyone seems real happy to help

  • Stayed August 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Nifer3
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2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2014

Awesome, friendly, quick, and great price!! Made our stay on the island much easier. Answered all of our questions and gave us directions multiple times. Will definetly use them again on our next trip.

  • Stayed August 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank VonRae
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New York City, New York
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2014

Friendly staff, one of the best beaches in St. Maarten and the view is breathtaking. The apartments are not 4 star but housekeeping does a wonderful job keeping them clean and they are comfortable plus all units have a great view of Little Bay. We go to Belair for three weeks in April/May (Carnival Time) every year and have a wonderful time. I see complaints about the pool but who needs a pool when there is such a great beach. Monday night barbecues are just wonderful (good music and great food). We have a great time at Belair Beach Hotel

Room Tip: Views are best from third or fourth floors. First floor is great for direct access to the beach but...
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank James G
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Venice, Florida
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8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2014

Great! Been using them for about 15 years and never had a problem. Saves time and money with airport pick-up and drop-off of the car. Staff is friendly and available. Easy to rent online. Will continue to use Starlight each year.

Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank Vince T
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Bedford, Virginia
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22 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2014

Nice resort with a beautiful beach. Also has a very good restaurant right on the property - good breakfast, lunch and dinner, plus a good bar. One thing we really liked about the resort - you got to reserve your beach chairs and umbrella for the whole week. Resort is easy to get to from the airport and a good central location for exploring the island. Starlite Car Rental is right on the property and provided excellent service.

Room Tip: ALL rooms are beach front!
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Beverly P
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Bradenton, Florida
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2014

I agree with JonH, ATLDiamondG & CDW3040... unless you want to stay in a resort/room that resembles a 20-year old Motel-6, DO NOT waste your RCI Exchange...this venue doesn't even come close to my Orlando, Vacation Village home resort. However, the Divi Little Bay resort next door is comparable...everything the Belair is NOT...stay their and enjoy the same lovely beach. Beach is 5-star, see attached "real thing" pictures.

As our taxi drove us up to the Belair...my party's jaws dropped and hit the floor when we arrived in July !!! I have to fault RCI for not "secret shopping" their properties to ensure that what they allow to be advertised and offer as a 1-for-1 exchange has equal value...Belair definitely DOES NOT come up to par with the top-rated resort I exchanged to be their in July. As an mark of comparison, in one hour at their pool, we saw six Divi representatives giving a tour to potential buyers. The Belair is so "beat" that in seven days, we didn't see a single tour being given to potential buyers...and the RCI Representative is positively worthless and didn't even want to discuss our dissatisfaction when we addressed this with him.

Other than a 3rd World Country, we have never seen a WORST first impression as the Belair Beach Hotel. The RCI and other web pictures must be 5+ years old...before the mold running down the outside of the building took over. By contrast, the Divi is less old, and yet has invested into remodeling their guest entrance that was in progress in July when we visited...the Belair hasn't seen a major renovation in the past 20-years. Any positive review has to come from the OWNERS...who want to keep a high RCI, etc. rating, yet have NOT invested into the maintenance and necessary upkeep to keep the Belair on a par with expected 4-5 star resort they advertise like the neighboring Divi. Examples of the dated and lack of upkeep to keep the resort current is: The bath tub/pool, GingerBread Café [no air, no TV, no room, no service, etc.], and the closed down tennis court across the road...all examples of the owners lack of desire to invest into keeping this resort more than a 2-star dive or Motel-6 [which I've seen with larger pools]..

Seeing Belair folks on the beach, and later enjoying the Divi resort venues was like witnessing a migration during the day and evening. The Belair maid service was excellent. However, they are the ONLY active workers on property. At the Divi, you see workers actively engaged and productive at their tasks. The Belair just be a "family affair" because we never saw so many employees on payroll laying around, and doing nothing.

As an example of the pretentiousness of this resort...the Internet Connection fees were ridiculous, only 1-of-2 Internet PCs were available, and they wanted to charge a $10 per bottle corking fee...Belair suffers from a 20-year old delusion of grandeur and a undeserved 4-star rating.

Save your Belair RCI Exchange and visit the Divi if you want a comparable exchange and the same Little Bay Beach experience...with all the amenities you would expect from your exchange. If I was knowing I was exchanging a 4-5 star rate for a 2-star venue, then maybe I would take the downgrade and stay for two weeks. BUT, beware, the Belair pictures on the internet are very dated, and DO NOT show the property as we saw it in July-2014.

Room Tip: Stay at the Divi...Belair rooms are like a 20-year old Motel-6 and the second room is NOT adult frie...
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank William G
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Additional Information about Belair Beach Hotel

Property: Belair Beach Hotel
Address: Little Bay Beach | P.O. Box 940, Philipsburg, St. Maarten-St. Martin
Location: Caribbean > St. Maarten-St. Martin > Sint Maarten > Philipsburg
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Philipsburg
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Philipsburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Belair Beach Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 71
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Also Known As:
Belair Beach Philipsburg
Hotel Belair Beach
Belair Beach Hotel St. Maarten-St. Martin/Philipsburg

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