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The Azure Hotel
Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Simpson Bay
Certificate of Excellence
Chandler, AZ
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Value=10”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2011

When I asked my husband what rating we should give Azure Beach Hotel for value he said "is a 10 possible?" Azure is truly a gem! We stayed at Azure Beach Hotel for 2 nights in late June 2011 on the way to and from Anguilla. We had nothing short of a perfect experience! The rooms are fairly priced, simple and clean and have everything you need for a great  low- key beach vacation. Mike is a gracious host that provided us with superb service. He upgraded our room to a beachfront room that had the most amazing view, helped us drag our luggage through the sand (yes our room was right off the sand!), offered us a cell phone to use while on the island, and had plenty of restaurant suggestions. The hotel is an $8 cab ride from the airport ($28 to Marigot) and is set on a beautiful stretch of white sand with crystal blue waters. The beach chairs are very comfortable and the umbrellas offer a nice respite from the sun. The surrounding neighborhood of Simpson Bay is not a resort area, but is very residential and does lack adequate lighting on some of the streets. However we felt safe and there are plenty of restaurants within a 10-15 minute walk. Go to Lee's Roadside Grill for dinner and Cafe Atlantico for breakfast! Both very good!  Some previous comments suggested that the airport noise made it difficult to relax. It IMPOSSIBLE not to relax at Azure Beach Hotel and you'll never hear anything besides crashing waves! 

  • Stayed June 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 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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Atlanta, Georgia
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34 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2011

Unbelievable vacation memories will be created when you stay at the Azure Beach Studios. Fawnette and Mike truly are the most gracious & hospitable hosts. Our room contained all the necessary amenities, including free WiFi, A/C and free phone calls to the States. We woke up each morning to the soft sounds of gentle waves on Simpson Bay then would relax in the sun on the cleanest, private white sandy beach on St. Maarten. We rented paddle-boards next door for a fun workout, ran on the beach, and enjoyed daily beach walks marveling at the turquoise water. The ever-accommodating Fawnette and Mike suggested delicious restaurants within walking distance including our favorite breakfast place, Zee Best and Top Carrot for healthy organic juices and food. Don’t miss out on Saratoga for an amazing dining experience. Several markets are also within walking distance to stock up on snacks. The rooms are super clean with a friendly, helpful staff. And the artwork! I only wish I had half of their talent…

Azure will quickly become a beacon for discerning vacationers who enjoy cozy accommodations with a warm and friendly staff. The Beach Studio exudes an essence of tranquility and affordability for a dreamy Caribbean getaway. We traveled with another couple and the four of us will make this an annual vacation destination for certain! Thank you Fawnette and Mike for one of the best vacations we have had. I know this to be true because I actually cried when the plane took off and I spotted the Azure from the sky. We look forward to our return, perhaps sooner than we think.

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  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Los Angeles, California
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33 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2011

We arrived for our week stay prior to a cruise on a Sunday afternoon in the high season. Michael and Fawnette were very welcoming. We stayed in the the Tropical Suite which was very large and had almost everything we needed. However, thankfully I'd brought a hair dryer because there wasn't one in the room. Little things were broken (e.g. drawer in the dresser), but the overall impression was that improvements were constantly being made. Sunday is a busy travel day and when all the big jets started taking off to leave the island that afternoon, I originally thought we'd made a big mistake. The guesthouse is only a block and a half from the end of the runway and the noise is considerable. However, I decided to reserve judgement since we were directly on the beach and the setting was beautiful. That night we walked into town for dinner and I was amazed at the number of different types of food and reasonably priced meals.

The next day was a relaxation day at the beach. Although we were there in the high season, the beach was almost empty. The guesthouse provided lounges and umbrellas. Large mega-yachts were moored in the bay. It was a beautiful sight. The only problem were the commuter planes taking off almost overhead and the occasional jets. This sounds pretty negative but it's a trade-off. Because of the proximity of the airport, there aren't a lot of high-rise hotels around. Consequently there aren't a lot of tourists on a gorgeous beach. We were within walking distance of a lot of good restaurants, car rental places, bus stops, and a small market for our supplies. So for us, we decided we would choose Azure Beach studios again... despite the plane noise. If you want to get away and relax away from a lot of people, eat good food, and stay on the beach at a reasonable price and can tolerate some noise, this may be the place for you. However, if you want a quiet resort hotel with a lot of hotel amenities, then I think you should look elsewhere.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank pvmeistrel
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Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2011

The Azure was a great stop on our trip to Sint Maarten! Beautiful property in the most beautiful bay on the island. The owners really went out of their way to make sure we had everything we could need. I will definitely be back.
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Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
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beverly hills
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140 reviews
98 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2011

Michael and Fawnette have made a very comfortable place to stay. Stayed one night in the Garden Suite before our cruise and one night in the Beach Studio on the way back. Both rooms were nice but the service is what makes the place better Use of phones for free and amenities galore. Were allowed to check in early which was a real plus. Friendliness of owners and staff will be remembered. Location on Simpson Bay Beach is nice too

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank jay r
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New Jersey
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15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 13, 2011

The beachfront location is superb. We spent so much time relaxing on the beach and swimming, we didn't get to see the whole island. Owners and staff are great -- friendly and helpful. Rooms are exactly as presented on the website, nothing fancy but certainly adequate. Close to restaurants and stores, but be careful walking the neighborhood at night. We didn't want to leave and we plan to return.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank wcs-eas
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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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88 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2011

This was a perfect location with great beach, great views and owners are onsite. The staff was friendly and helpful. We could walk to pick up food, to go out to eat. Walking on the beach was out the back door.

  • Stayed March 2011
    • 5 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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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Property: The Azure Hotel
Address: 6 Roberts Drive, Simpson Bay, St. Maarten-St. Martin
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Location: Caribbean > St. Maarten-St. Martin > Sint Maarten > Simpson Bay
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Simpson Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Azure Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Azure is family owned/ operated boutique hotel on the most spectacular/ uncrowded beach on Saint Martin. Completely renovated. Watersports, marinas, restaurants, casinos, bars, shops all within walking distance. White sand beach, crystal clear water, the world's biggest mega yachts within a stone's throw. Kitchens, US satellite TV, AC. FREE WIFI, FREE INTERNATIONAL CALLS (most countries), FREE CELL PHONE USE,concierge. Lounges with umbrellas on the beach. Let us plan your activities. Our friendly staff will make sure you have everything you need! Azure for sure! ... more   less 
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Azure Beach Studios Hotel Simpson Bay
The Azure Hotel St. Maarten-St. Martin/Simpson Bay

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