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“Carter is superb!” 4 of 5 stars
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Turquoise Shell Inn
Ranked #5 of 7 Hotels in Simpson Bay
Oklahoma City
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76 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Carter is superb!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 via mobile

Spent a night before going to our timeshare location. Arrived on the late AA plane from Miami.Breezed thru the airport in record time. Carter was waiting for us. The room is clean and arranged well. Carter even supplies a shopping bag and candles and matches, just in case the power goes out. The beach is right there. Stores and shops are a few steps away. Be sure to visit Hilma's for a saltfish johnnycake.

Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Titusville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Turquoise Shell Inn is the perfect get a way! Location on Simpson Bay is so beautiful. Location to the airport is great. also to visit Maho, Phillipsburg or the French side of the island. The rooms are very comfortable, clean, perfect island décor. I usually stay 7-10 days each year and always sad to leave. Wish it could be a month or longer. Staff is great and very helpful with everything. This is truly a place that I can't say anything bad about. Love, Love, Love it !! Will be returning soon. Upon retirement play on stay there a lot more..

Room Tip: Favorite room is #5. Carter is very knowledgeable about the island and very helpful with any questio...
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
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3 Thank Jessie M
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Titusville, Florida
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Yes, I am lucky enough to say, this is my tenth year straight to have a great stay at the Turquoise Shell Inn. Each year is filled with with comfortable extremely clean rooms perfect for a Caribbean get away that just can not be topped any where. Simpson Bay is so lovely and peaceful. But there are many great restaurants within walking distance. Carter and the staff are helpful and very knowledgable about the entire island. Thanks Carter for another great year.. Hope to come back again.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
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5 Thank Chrisanne W
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Lexington
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391 reviews
42 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

From my first email to Carter, I knew we were staying in a good place. Another couple and my husband and I stayed here one night before we boarded our sailboat. Carson was very helpful with restaurants, local information, and he even has a wonderful supply of gently used books for the taking! The property cannot be seen readily from the road, and is very nice and maintained well. Our room had 3 rooms: one with a couch, TV, and fully equipped kitchen; one was the bedroom with a single bed and a queen bed; and the bathroom had a sink, toilet, and shower. Everything was very clean, and we were given towels in case we decided to use the pool right outside our room. We had internet in the room (free), along with a coffee maker and coffee.
There are lots of restaurants within walking distance, as well as grocery and liquor stores. This is also about 5 minutes from the airport - very good location, great price, and clean accommodations!

Room Tip: The air conditioner works great! There is some noise on the weekends from restaurants/bars close by...
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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4 Thank KyBoop
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Fullerton, California
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35 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

My wife and I decided to stay at the TS Inn for several reasons. Our trip to the Dutch Antilles also included visits to the other islands of Saba and St. Eustatius, so we planned on staying at the Inn for the first few days of the vacation as well as the last couple days, therefore, we wanted to be close the airport. I addition, we wanted a safe place close to the beach, restaurants, and activity vendors of Simpson Bay. The rooms at TS Inn also have kitchens, we like to cook and the price of the rooms is a great bargain compared to other comparable lodging in the area. The beach is accessed just through a back gate & vacant lot and a partially submerge shipwreck is located a short swim down the beach. We took only our snorkel gear (left nothing on the beach) to explore the reef and wreck. Although we used our own gear, I understand the Inn has some gear as well as some beach chairs & umbrellas to borrow. A vast array of shopping stores & restaurants are also a short walk away as well as boat & kayak rentals and vendors that provide day tours to Anguilla, private (picnic) islands, & sunset cruises. The rooms at the Inn were clean & comfortable. There are some outdoor nightclubs nearby but with the windows closed and the AC running they could barley be heard. Lastly, the owner Carter was a great help with providing local information and booking activities & his always pleasant associate Cornelia were the perfect hosts. TS Inn was great and met all our expectations.

Room Tip: We stayed in a 2nd floor room (#6) for a few days and a 1st floor room (#2 with a private porch) for...
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
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2 Thank Robert H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

This hotel is tucked off from the main road and is still right in the middle of great restaurants and other businesses, such as banks and grocery stores. The beach access is easy and beautiful at sunset.

The accommodations are clean and comfortable. This is a great place to stay.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank Sally S
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Houston, Texas
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

We had a great stay at the Turquoise Shell in. It's not the Four Seasons or the Westin, but if you are looking for a clean, comfortable place to stay with great proximity to everything in Simpson Bay, look no further.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank CostaRicafans
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Additional Information about Turquoise Shell Inn

Property: Turquoise Shell Inn
Address: 34 Simpson Bay Rd., Simpson Bay 00000, St. Maarten-St. Martin
Location: Caribbean > St. Maarten-St. Martin > Sint Maarten > Simpson Bay
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 7 Hotels in Simpson Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Turquoise Shell Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A small 10 room Inn located in the heart of Simpson Bay. Easy walking distance to all manner of shopping. Simpson Bay beach just our the back gate. Each unit is a small one bedroom apartment with equipped kitchen and private air cionditioned bedroom ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Turquoise Shell Hotel Simpson Bay
Turquoise Shell Simpson Bay
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