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“Potential - but not there yet” 2 of 5 bubbles
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King Christian Hotel
Ranked #13 of 14 Hotels in Christiansted
Chicago, Illinois
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76 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Potential - but not there yet”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2007

This is a well-located, cute hotel that I wanted very much to like. The staff was friendly and helpful, and the hotel is right on the boardwalk overlooking the harbor. Unfortunately, there were so many problems that we checked out after the first night of a 3 night reservation.

I stayed at the hotel with 2 work colleagues (total 3 rooms). Upon check-in, we were told the elevator was out of order; one person was told her phone in her room did not work. In actuality, none of the room phones worked.

My room was large and airy, but the carpet was quite old and worn, and most of the furnishings had seen better days. The view was gorgeous, though.

The real problem was discovered when my colleagues tried to shower. They experienced, in various attempts: no hot water, no water, and brown water. One person's room had the same problem with the sink as well. Both were on the third floor while I was on the second (and had no problems). We checked out after one night, and were told a number of other guests did as well.

Apparently there was construction going on that disrupted the water supply...my understanding is that the hotel is being renovated, and the pool area looked new and very nice. Once the renovations are complete, I think this will be a great place to stay. But in the meantime, it would be wise to check whether basic services, such as phone & water, are operating.

  • Stayed December 2007, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
Helpful?
3 Thank pkitty
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 bubbles
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Seattle
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12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2007

We booked the suite they had available at the property. It had 2 separate bedrooms, dinning area, kitchen and 1 bath. 2 twins in one room and what we thought was a queen in the other. They actually put two twin bed together to make a queen. Sounds odd but it was quite comfy. There was a nice balcony where you could sit out, look at the water, and catch a breeze while enjoying your favorite adult tasty bevridge. This room overlooked the bay and was steps from the water. The hotel is located in the heart of downtown Christiensted. Closest beach was a 3 minute ferry ride away. The views and ocean breezes were wonderful. The room was clean, staff very friendly, and any concerns we had were addressed adequately. The pool area was o k but nothing special. Fitness room was well equipped and updated. Free internet access was available. Although the hotel did not have a restaurant, there were a few really close by. Good food and cheap. Hotel had an area where they hosted continental breakfast every morning too. Price was right and we had a wonderful week at this property. I highly recommend it.

  • Liked — Location location location
  • Disliked — Although clean and comfy it is an older property. Probably why its such a good value.
  • Stayed July 2007, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
Helpful?
1 Thank Badboyy1911
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Fargo
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2007

When I first arrived, I have to admit I was extremely disappointed in the room. It was somewhat run-down, paint over imperfections etc, , but it was clean. I was in St Croix for a week, and toured for work all over the island. This hotel really grew on me and by the time I left, it was actually pretty nice, considering what I saw in Fredericksted & other hotels in Christiansted. Your expectations cannot be the same as those while in the States, if they are, you will be disappointed. The people were nice enough & it is a great location & can walk up & down the boardwalk to shopping & decent restaurants. Be prepared for everyone to be on island time & not in any hurry. Overall, I would stay there again.

  • Liked — The location
  • Stayed July 2007, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
Helpful?
2 Thank krisc521
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Charlotte
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2007

I stayed at the King Christian Hotel in St Croix, August 1-4, 2007 and had booked a "superior" room. According to their description, the room had air conditioning, fans, tropical decor, and a beautiful harbor view. The room was terrible! There was an air conditioner, but it did not work. I reported the problem, but it was not fixed. The furnishings must have been at least 50 years old - the carpet was dirty and torn, the pillows were lumps, the view was of a pile of rubbish, and a stagnant cesspool full of mesquitoes. When I got into the shower my first morning, there was no water. The door into the room did not have any type of security lock or deadbolt, leaving me feeling very unsafe at night.
The phone did not work either. The condition of the room, as well as the entire hotel, was poor. The door to the bathroom had holes in it about the size of bullets, which left me wondering what had happened to the previous guest. The only thing good about this place is the proximity to Christiansted.

  • Liked — The TV worked
  • Stayed August 2007, traveled solo
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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1 Thank CharlotteDane
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Layton, Utah
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15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2007

We arrived in our room and it was terrible. There were holes in the ceiling, rust around metal frames around the doors, and carpet was stained and dirty, and there was dirty hand marks around the door handle into the bathroom, and the toilet had dirty on it like it wasn't cleaned all the way. The air conditioner knob was broken off and they said, oh, you just need to plug it in and it will start working. We went back to the front desk and complained and they refused to do anything about it, they even refused to give us any money back because of the problems. We refused to spend time in that dirty hotel room , so we spent time out of the room and went back just to sleep and left as soon as we could in the morning. It was awful!

  • Liked — Nothing
  • Disliked — Dirty, run down room
  • Stayed May 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
Helpful?
2 Thank knger1
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new york
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2006

my husband and i stayed for two weeks, had a great time. the hotel was clean, and the staff were all helpful and nice. we had a great view over looking the ocean, nice breeze. we will be back too this hotel. love st croix, friendly people. vickie @al bowen

  • Liked — balcony,with view of the ocean, fort.boats ,seaplane.
  • Disliked — double bed
  • Tips/Secrets — ask for king size bed
  • Stayed August 2006, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank bucca
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 16, 2006

My stay at the King Christian Hotel was one I will never forget. First of all they mixed up my reservatiion check in date and cancelled my reservation, then when they checked to see if I was correct or not and when found to be wrong they didn't offer an apology. We were given a room with two twin beds with pillows that needed to be thrown in the garbage, the mini frig was nasty, the ice bucket top was broken and bent into the bucket,their was no ice machine,soda machine or anything else in the lobby except for a water cooler. The desk clerk didn't know how to turn on the telephone in the room and had a very non-caring attitude about it when I had a problem after paying my money for the phone.Maybe if the hotel finished their repairs first things would be better, but until then I would never stay their again.

  • Stayed March 2005, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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Property: King Christian Hotel
Address: PO Box 24467, Christiansted 00824-0467, St. Croix
Location: Caribbean > U.S. Virgin Islands > St. Croix > Christiansted
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 14 Hotels in Christiansted
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — King Christian Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 39
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