After spending a day trying to leave St. Maarten our flight was cancelled. The airport tourist information office helped find us a hotel. We did not seem to have a choice in where we would be sent as the TO only made one recommendation which was described as a hotel with a balcony view of either the ocean or the bay. Either one sounded pretty good after a long day of standing in line. We arrived at the hotel, paid for our room and handed a key. Upon entry to the room we were shocked to find four concrete walls and a bathroom, with two beds and a light on the wall. That;s it! The front desk did not seem to care as they already had our money. We were too tired to fight the issue so we just went to bed, being cerain to set our alarm for an early departure. At 07:00 after a night of sensory deprivation, except for the running toilet, we left as quickly as we could. Just before exiting, I noticed the broom closet (storage room) at the end of the hall was the same size only with different ammenities. Next time we'll take our chances with the recommendations from a taxi driver and won't pay him unitl we're satisfied with the accommodations. Recommendation to all weary travelers, STAY AWAY, SLEEP ON THE BEACH.
- 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
- Travel Inn Hotel St Martin / St Maarten/Simpson Bay