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Sunshine Suites Resort
Ranked #6 of 10 Hotels in Seven Mile Beach
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Camana Bay
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25 reviews
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“Best deal on Cayman”
Reviewed June 13, 2014

Yes, it's off beach. But rooms are updated, clean, and spacious. Rates are unbeatable other than the Comfort Inn down the street, which is the blandest of bland hotels and not why you'd pay to come to Cayman. You can pay for a beach front hotel like the Ritz, Westin, or Beach Suites, but emphasis on pay. Cayman isn't cheap and the Sunshine Suites offers a little bit of respite from your burning wallet. They have a great semi-outdoor-porch like bar and restaurant for breakfast, lunch and dinner. I think the fish tacos are overrated, but others seem to like them. By the way, if you are looking for elderly, ADA access, there are no elevators in the 2 and 3 story rooms - so make sure you request bottom floor.

Room Tip: Choose ground floor if you need elderly or ADA access...no elevators.
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled on business
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed June 13, 2014

Great location, and friendly staff. The room was clean and comfortable bed. I like the double "stand up" shower saves time. We had room 128 located on the ground floor, so we did not have to log luggage up the stairs. Stayed for 3 night and 4 days. Parking was good to right in front of our room.

Room Tip: Ground level
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Rockport, Texas
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Reviewed June 13, 2014

Overall this is a great place to stay. Not fancy, but everything is very clean and the people are great. If you need anything, they are more than willing to accommodate you. Just ask politely. Continental breakfast was good too.

We thought the walk to the beach was a little far and a pain in the butt carrying bags, towels, and lawn chairs. Also there are no umbrellas. If we stay here again we would definitely buy one. We did take the car to Governor's beach and it was wonderful. Very short drive, able to park in the shade and right on the beach.

Really enjoyed the restaurant, the food was great and very reasonably priced.

Room Tip: Ground floor is easy with bags, etc.
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Franklin, TN
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Reviewed June 10, 2014

We booked a last minute, high-season trip to Grand Cayman in late Feb/early March. I don't know how we were lucky enough to get a room at Sunshine Suites, but we did and we couldn't have been happier. The hotel is boutique style and is an excellent value in pricey Grand Cayman. Yes, you do walk across the street to go to the beach and no, you do not have a view of the ocean. However, with a 5 minute walk, you can have the best view of all...the one from your chair with your toes in the sand! We have traveled quite a bit and this isn't a 5 star, luxury resort that takes your breath away. However, it doesn't market itself as such as for what this hotel is, it is definitely 5 stars in its category. Our room was small and basic, but It was incredibly clean and the grounds were well manicured. This small resort allowed us to enjoy an unexpected trip without breaking the bank. For a family, I believe they have larger rooms that would likely better suit the needs of more people. We had one queen bed and a small (but adequate for our needs) kitchenette. The beach in front of the resort is fantastic and the chairs they provide work well. Sunshine Grill is an added bonus! I cannot speak to the pool, as we never used it, but it seemed very nice and basic when we walked through that area. We will visit Sunshine Suites again in the future.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed June 10, 2014

Restaurant: Banging! Best food ever. The sunshine scramble (a side of fries that includes sweet potato, regular potato, fried onions, and fried mushrooms) is the stuff of Gods. Everything we ate was delicious!
Free continental breakfast: Yak! Bleh! Gross. Not worth eating. It consisted of store bought boring pastries that taste like cardboard + yogurt, bananas that were rotten, and juice/tea. Fortunately, the restaurant was amazing so we ate breakfast there.
The pool is nice - not crowded like the pool at the Westin or other resorts.
The rooms are nice. Having a microwave, toaster, fridge, etc.is nice for travelling as a family.
We had a baby and they provided a crib. It worked perfectly.

The front-desk staff were so helpful. We bombarded them with questions every day and they booked all of our extracurricular activities for us and gave us advice.

There are jogging paths around the golf course across the street if you need to run.
You can walk to the beach in 1 minute - its across the street through the westin.

Overall, no complaints. And, I would stay there again.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
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Ozone Park, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed June 10, 2014

Not only is this hotel extremely affordable, but they don't seem to cut corners to provide guests with stellar service and comfort.

Our room was large and very clean. I loved the room layout, with the bed at one end of the room, a small living space at the other and the kitchen inbetween. If my husband wanted to take a nap I could always sit in the other living area and watch TV without bothering him.

The hotel staff were very cheerful and accommodating. They even brought a rum cake by our room as a welcome gift after we checked in. Never got any attitude, only smiles and welcomes throughout our whole stay.

The location is fantastic. The beach is only 3 minutes walk away, and they provide towels and beach chairs for you to use. The hotel grounds are well kept, and I appreciated the free breakfast they provided each morning.

I would definitely stay here again, no doubt about it.

Room Tip: We had a room on the 2nd floor facing the Sunshine Grill. It was a bit noisy so I'd ask for a di...
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Kentville, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed June 9, 2014

An excellent value boutique-type hotel located a short 5 minute walk across the street from beautiful Seven Mile Beach. I would highly recommend staying at this hotel if you are going to the SMB area for your stay on Grand Cayman and are looking for an excellent, economically priced place to stay. I stayed here for 6 nights and did a dive combo package (my room accommodation plus 6 days of 2-tank morning dives with Diver's Down dive shop...see review for them if interested in more on diving). I had a deluxe room with two queen-sized beds. It included a full mini kitchen with microwave, toaster, coffee maker, full sized fridge with freezer, 2-burner stove top, small sink with dish soap and towels, and all necessary dishes for eating and cooking. My room was in was nicely decorated, everything was in tip-top condition, and was kept very clean throughout my stay. There was a flat screen TV, clock radio, and free wifi throughout the property. Mini shampoo, conditioner, body wash and soap was kept well stocked over the week; there is also a hair dryer and an iron and ironing board. The hotel also provided you with a beach towel which you can exchange daily for a clean one at reception. Probably one of the best beds I have ever slept in. The grounds were kept immaculate. Accommodations include a complimentary cold continental breakfast ((hard boiled eggs, several cold cereals, instant oatmeal, fresh bananas and oranges, a variety of pastries, coffee, tea, milk and juice). There is a restaurant onsite (Sunshine Grill) that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. The hotel is located about half way down the SMB strip, and it was only a short 4-5 minute walk from my room to the beach; the hotel provides beach chairs (that also fold down flat!) which you can pick up to take to the beach each day, they have backpack straps so you can easily carry it on your back, and also have a convenient zipper pocket and small zipper cooler built into the back of the chair. There is a small pool with lounge chairs located in front of Sunshine Grill (behind the main check-in building). The property runs perpendicular to SMB between West Bay Road and a small highway. It consists of two long two-story buildings with rooms, a central main check-in building, the Sunshine Grill, and another small building where the included breakfast buffet is served. All staff were exceptionally friendly and helpful.

There is a strip mall located beside Sunshine out on West Bay Rd which has a liquor store, a souvenir and excursion booking business, a yummy frozen yogurt shop, several economically priced restaurants (one of which is also a sports bar), and a few other businesses. There is also a Scotia Bank with an ATM located in the building just after this strip mall on the north side.

If I return to Grand Cayman in the future, I will definitely be returning to Sunshine Suites...excellent hotel conditions, excellent price for this area, good location (just across street from Seven Mile Beach, only 5 min walk), excellent staff. I would highly recommend this place to anyone going to this area.

Room Tip: I had room 206, 2nd floor with outside access on a shared balcony in the building closest to the bea...
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled solo
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Property: Sunshine Suites Resort
Address: 1465 Esterley Tibbetts | Seven Mile Beach, Seven Mile Beach KY1-1201, Grand Cayman
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Location: Caribbean > Cayman Islands > Grand Cayman > Seven Mile Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Business Hotel in Seven Mile Beach
#3 Romantic Hotel in Seven Mile Beach
#4 Family Hotel in Seven Mile Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Sunshine Suites Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 130
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sunshine Suites Resort offers the best in affordable boutique lodging. We're a short walk from the sparkling ocean waters and white sand of Grand Cayman's famous Seven Mile Beach. Enjoy the convenience of our prime location near dozens of shops, restaurants and activities. Our amenities include free continental breakfast and wireless internet. In addition, Guests enjoy the amenities at our neighboring sister property on Seven Mile Beach including charging privileges to your hotel room: Use of the beach, beach chairs and towels, Beach Ambassadors to service your needs and assist you with beach lounge chair placement, unlimited use of the Fitness Center and spa. We offer our guests high end accommodations, excellent services and convenience at affordable prices. Whether your visit is for business or pleasure, a warm and friendly team awaits you! ... more   less 
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