I could fairly give this a 1 star or a 5 star review, but 4 seems appropriate.
You enter through a simple narrow door from the street. The entire hotel is above a casino. The best way to get to the boardwalk/beach is to walk down the street from the front, then cut down an alley. They have a deal with the guy who rents beach chairs, so you don't have to pay the normal $8 or so they usually charge.
I didn't experience any problems with water pressure. However, my toilet did overflow. They had it fixed within an hour. Wifi is spotty in the rooms, but great in the lobby.
The room was simple, but nice, which is the way I like it. For reasons I can't explain, I got the best room in the house (at $90/night). Room 50: on a corner, with one window facing the beach and the other up the boardwalk. I left the windows open all night and listened to the surf (Philipsburg is pretty quiet once the cruise ships depart).
Holland House is a big step up, with a nice lobby, etc. - but it's 2.5 times as expensive.
I'm not sure which of the two I'll stay at next time, but this place was a great bargain.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Sea View Beach Hotel features beachfront rooms, which are all seconds away from a beautiful, white-sand beach, ocean view rooms and standard rooms, some of which give views of the capital, Philipsburg. The Hotel is located on the boardwalk in the heart of Philipsburg and is well-known for its world-renowned shopping, including many jewelry, souvenir and electronic stores. It is also within walking distance to four Casinos and many fabulous restaurants, fast-food outlets and the Cruise Ship Harbor.Our Breakfast Dining Room opens daily from 7:30am-11:00am. Sea View Beach Hotel has been recently converted to non-smoking with designated smoking areas within the property.High Speed Internet is Available at an Additional Cost.Sorry no pets allowed, check out time is 12:00 noon and check in time is 1:00pm.Must be 18 years or older to check in. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Seaview Hotel And Casino
- Seaview Hotel Philipsburg
- Sea View Beach Hotel St Martin / St Maarten/Philipsburg