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“Good for a stopover” 3 of 5 stars
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Travel Inn Hotel
Ranked #7 of 7 Hotels in Simpson Bay
Utrecht, The Netherlands
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179 reviews
117 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
“Good for a stopover”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

Let's face it: this is not the place you would want to spend a week's holiday or so. I spend a few nights here during a brief visit and stopover, and it does the job. Rooms are big and clean and have everything you need, including the much needed aircon. It does the job and its central to a few restaurants, pubs and internet cafe if you need it. Some shops nearby and close to airport and beach.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Toronto, Canada
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15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

The great thing about this hotel is it's proximity to the airport, restaurants and the local bus to downtown Phillipsburg for duty-free shopping. Otherwise, I can't say much more. The room was average at best and everything leaked in the bathroom. Honestly, it was fine considering these were last minute plans, however, I would not want to spend my vacation there. So don't expect a lot - it's fine as a stopover on your way out of the island.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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Thank BeachBarrans
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Pickering, Canada
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

We stayed at this hotel on Jan 31, 2013. The room we had was in very rough shape. The bed frame on one of the beds was broken. When I sat on the bed it collapsed. The sheets on the other bed had a stain on it that looked like blood. The shower was probably (maybe) clean but the floor was stained and in need of repair. The curtains on the sliding door were not large enough to cover the window and were missing clips to hold them up. The walls are very thin and you can hear your neighbours and the loud music across the street.

The air conditioning was not working. However when we approached the front desk they quickly sent someone up to fix the bed and air conditioning so we found the service was very good.

The hotel is very close to shops and good restaurants. The food and service from the restaurant below was excellent. Even though the price was good we would not stay there again. This hotel would not be comparable to a econo lodge in Ontario.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Thank lindoski
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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

We visited the Island of St Maarten over the week of Jan 6th 2013. We were looking for a last night in Phillipsburg on Saturday to be near the airport for our flight back the next morning. I was traveing with my elderly father and uncle and their partners. They booked our resevations in complete knowledge, and without informing us, of the weekly Rave that takes place accross the street every Friay and Staurday night. They were completely fine with taking 130 US$ from 4 elderly people and me knowing we were not going to be able to sleep until mid-morning! The rave went on until 4am, some people were out of their rooms walking the halls screaming for it to stop. It was so loud it felt like the music was blasting in the room though I had ear plugs in!

I coplained the next morning and their excuse was that they have double doors on the semi-patio rooms to help cut the sound (made NO differeence, they barely close at all!) and they said that they didn't know it would last until 4am, some nights it ends at 1am. No attempt to give us a rebate given the fact that we got about 2 hours of sleep. NONE.

It is extortion and absolutely unethical business practices, praying on elderly travelers of all things. But, they are all smiles about it... It was a disaster,

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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1 Thank GenMP
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Berlin, Germany
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

We didn't get a wink of sleep. This is the most atrocious hotel ever. Complaining at 3 am asking them to sort out the music pumping through our closed windows from next door to no avail. Tried to speak to the manager three times the next day but he decided to hide from us. Paying over $100 to not get a minute of sleep is the worst thing. Do not use this hotel. Ever.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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Thank PickyMissJ
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Santa Rosa
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18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

We needed a place late night arrival and midmorning flight out. Room was budget minded did not want to pay for all the amenties that we were not going to use.
Room was clean, staff was helpful and nice : ) Walls were a little thin as people came back home from a late night out enjoying vacation time.
Close enough to walk down to larger much more expensive hotels and beaches, plenty of good eats within walking distance and hotel also has a good place to eat downstairs great breakfast and wonderful coffee big smiles. Stores close by..... Sooo if your looking for a place to stay about 1/2 of all others then thats what you will be paying for.

Room Tip: If you sleep light bring earplugs
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 Thank jkrk21
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Memphis
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50 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

This rather spartan hotel served its purpose for a one night stay during an unexpected overnight flight layover.

This property is located quite close to the SXM airport, and is simply old and a bit shabby. It was however a decent place considering the low nightly rate.

The pros:
* the room as larger than most, and featured a king size bed, large flat screen tv, microwave oven, in room safe and remote controlled air con.
* very close to the airport
* safe parking in back of the hotel

The challenges:
* wifi only available in the lobby or in the hotel floor hallway, but not IN the room
* safe was in-op due to dead batteries for the digital face
* air conditioner situated high on the wall near the ceiling. It worked very well, but had an issue with constant condensation, meaning a steady water drip to the tile floor (finally put a pillow under it to stop the drip noise)

If a budget hotel near the SXM airport is needed for no more than 1 night, this may be an option but expectations need to be tempered if you choose this hotel option.

Room Tip: Definitely secure a room on one of the higher floors to minimize foot traffic and noise.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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1 Thank CaptainBly
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Property: Travel Inn Hotel
Address: Airport Road 15, Simpson Bay, St. Maarten-St. Martin
Location: Caribbean > St. Maarten-St. Martin > Sint Maarten > Simpson Bay
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 7 Hotels in Simpson Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Travel Inn Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
newly built 40-room hotel, 1 mile from st maarten airport, within walking distance to many restuarants, beaches, water sports and casinos. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Travel Hotel Simpson Bay
Travel Inn Lodge
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