As suggested by the title...stay at the Inn at Pelican Heights if you're just looking for a place to crash for the night, but there's other Inns on St Croix that offer much more for the money.
Based on their website and comments posted by previous guests (somewhat dated), my wife and I booked the Inn for a little more than a week...we ended up staying one night.
The Inn has great potential. It's a beautiful piece of property that was probably great 'in its day'. It appears the owner either doesn't have the time, or doesn't dedicate the time to keep up the property.
The Inn doesn't invite you to relax and enjoy the grounds. The grounds are overgrown and the outside furniture/features are not maintained in a condition which invites guests to kick back and relax. Even the pool was covered...although we were invited to pull off the cover if/when we wanted to go for a swim! It just appears the owner isn't aggressively managing the property. He has a full-time job elsewhere (which is fine), but there isn't anyone else around 'working' the property or taking care of guests.
Our room was small, but well-equipped. There is a small furnished kitchen, TV, in-room phone, and an air conditioner (bonus!). What it lacks is an emphasis on cleanliness. Our bedding was clean, but as you lay on the bed and look up, you can't help but notice the ceiling fan and surrounding ceiling area haven't been cleaned anytime recently. The bathroom was fairly clean, but the tub was rusted and the drain was clogged! The towels, although clean, were old and full of holes.
Bottom line...my wife and I were not comfortable staying at the Inn at Pelican Heights. We ended-up staying one night, then called for reservations at another Inn; it turned out to be a great move!
On a positive note...
When I contacted the owner about my displeasure with his inn, he willingly let me out of my contract period and did not charge me for the one night we stayed (including a nice breakfast). A class act by the owner.
My wife and I are not picky, snooty, or fussy. We simply expect and want to stay somewhere clean and comfortable. We stayed at two other inns on the island during our three-week stay; both were superb and met our every expectation (my wife wrote those reviews!).
If you need a place to crash for the night, the Inn at Pelican Heights is fine. If you're planning to stay for a while and you're looking for a clean and comfortable place to relax, I'd look elsewhere.
- Also Known As:
- Inn At Pelican Heights St. Croix/Christiansted, U.S. Virgin Islands