Returned 3/04/2011 from a week on the island of Saint Martin. After reading TripAdvisor comments from other travelers, we knew what to expect at Hotel Beach Plaza ...no surprises. Our quiet ocean side room had a large balcony with chairs and a table ... great views of Marigot Bay. The room was very clean ... hotel staff cleaned every day and refreshed towels. No bugs. Hot water runs out fairly quickly but this was not a problem after we adjusted the length of our showers and reduced the water temperature a bit. Voltage is 220 but the bathroom hair dryer has a 110 volt outlet which worked well for charging batteries on our tooth brushes, camera and iPods.
Free breakfast was generally good although we saw the same food every day ... scrambled eggs, meats, pancakes, cheeses, beverages, good variety of breads and fruits. Quality of food was quite good. Staff seemed to be short-handed resulting in running out of food items and running out of cups, plates, glasses, napkins, etc. Staff was quick to replentish items after being informed.
This hotel was in a great location to be used as a base for exploring the island. Close to the airport and within walking distance to groceries and shopping in Marigot. We rented a car from Alamo at the airport. Driving was a challenge ... narrow and hilly roads, many in bad condition, plus many speed bumps. Drivers need to be agressive to survive in the traffic.
We knew the hotel's beach was small but that was not an issue because our intention was to experience the many nice beaches on the island. Our favorite beaches were at Grand Case Bay, Friar's Bay and Cupecoy.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Beach Hotel is ideally located in front of the Caribbean sea, on a small beach of fine, golden sand at the heart of the Marigot Bay. The area offers a shopping mall, fine restaurants and a variety of nightlife entertainment. All 144 rooms and suites are spacious and fully equipped, with views of Marigot and the mountains, or sea views. Enjoy our restaurant/bar located by the swimming pool and facing the Caribbean sea.. Get ready for the perfect holiday with our dedicated activity desk, musical animation, beach bar, beach and pool entertainment, and solarium. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Beach Plaza Hotel
- Beach Plaza Marigot
- Le Beach Hotel St Martin / St Maarten/Marigot