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Emerald Beach Resort
Cranbury, New Jersey
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89 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Intimate”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2013

Small. Nice. Clean. Simple. (this is NOT an all-inclusive resort) We were here January 2013. We really enjoyed the calm beach that's in a bay. It is very close to the airport and convenient. Friendly and available hospitality. Ample parking if you rent a car. Tiny reception area, but that's all that is needed. Outdoor pool and bar. Shady areas under trees towards the end of the beach. We didn't snorkel but watched folks swimming back and forth snorkeling. Restaurants available if you don't want to leave the property. Open air taxis readily available to take you into town!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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BWPlusEmeraldBeach, Manager at Emerald Beach Resort, responded to this review, July 27, 2013
We truly appreciate our Repeat Guests that come back to enjoy Emerald Beach Resort again and again! It is wonderful that you enjoyed your stay here and we appreciate your review to let others know of your experience. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit!

Welcome to the Emerald Beach Family!

Sincerely,

Linda Mason
Sales Manager
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Lake Bluff, Illinois
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2013

A big thank you to all the staff, especially Jebediah and Ryan, our two favorite bartenders :) for taking such good care of us. The resort and beach is gorgeous and we all had a wonderful time. Everything was very clean and the food was excellent. The perfect place for a wedding! I would definitely recommend it for a wedding destination or just a relaxing vacation.
Carla Jasinski
Aunt of the bride

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Carla J
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BWPlusEmeraldBeach, Manager at Emerald Beach Resort, responded to this review, July 27, 2013
It was our pleasure to welcome the Baxter Wedding Party to wonderful Emerald Beach Resort for a Very Special Occasion! We certainly enjoyed having you and look forward to welcoming you all back at some time in the future! Thanks again!

Linda Mason
Sales Manager
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Gladstone
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14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2013

Didn't have our prepaid reservation in their system. Full beds instead of a King and roll out and would not change our room. Bar and pool was just under our room......NOISY NOISY. NOISY. Constantly killing mosquitos in our room which were probably coming thru the gap at the top of our door. Had to call hotel lobby 2 consecutive days to get towels as ours were not replaced. The best part about this place is the resident kitty they have. Concierge and staff seem overwhelmed with work.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Mamadehill
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BWPlusEmeraldBeach, Manager at Emerald Beach Resort, responded to this review, July 27, 2013
My name is Linda Mason and I am a Sales Manager at Emerald Beach Resort. I want to thank you for taking the time to write a review of your recent stay at Emerald Beach. We do take our reviews very seriously and are always looking to improve our guests’ experiences and our Customer Service.

We also try our best to accommodate our guest’s room choices if at all possible. We do have a hard working staff and our front desk agents are always willing to assist you with any problems that you may be having. I am also available to discuss your recent visit if you would like.

Sincerely,

Linda Mason
Sales Manager
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2013

Wow, where to begin!!!! It was all around a great 8 day stay at this Best Western property! From check-in to check-out, the service was great. We booked this property 10 months ago for our destination wedding which took place at the end of June 2013. Linda Mason, wedding planner, and her staff were phenomenal! They were attentive to our needs the whole 10 months of planning and the whole time we were at the Resort! Our day could not have been more perfect....the setting, the food, the cake, the flowers, the photographer Mick Kollins, the bartenders, etc.! We had 44 guests and everyone had a great time at the wedding and at the Resort itself. No one in our whole party had any complaints about anyone or anything associated with the Resort. The pictures provided by the Resort are accurate. It is a hidden gem definitely worth staying at. We had read comments about the airplanes, but they are barely noticeable. There are only a handful of big jets taking off/landing each day, and we were not bothered by it at all. It was fun watching the planes take off/land. The rooms are quite spacious and very quiet...we heard nothing at all in the evenings. The A/C works wonderful as well! The balconies opening up to the water/beach are absolutely breathtaking. The Bay that the Resort sits in is a beautiful, secluded, and soft sanded beach. Linda, Jewel (at the front desk), and everyone provided a welcoming place for our friends and family. We will definitely stay at this Resort when we return to St. Thomas! Thank you Emerald Beach for making our wedding and vacation a very beautiful and memorable event!!!

Room Tip: Building 3 and 4, 2nd and 3rd floors are the best!
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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BWPlusEmeraldBeach, Manager at Emerald Beach Resort, responded to this review, July 13, 2013
It was definitely our pleasure to assist you and your guests for your Wedding Stay! Thank you for your wonderful review and we do appreciate the time you took to write it.

I am so pleased that you and your guests enjoyed your stay with us at Emerald Beach Resort! Your Wedding was beautiful and I was thrilled to be a part of your Very Special Day!! You all hold a very special place in our Emerald Beach Hearts and we definitely look forward to your return visits!!!!

Sincerely,

Linda Mason
Sales Manager
Wedding Coordinator
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New York City, New York
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2013

I booked two nights at the hotel for my last days before flying home. I picked it simply because of the proximity to the airport. On arriving the beauty of the hotel location is shocking. (I was told the beach is one of the better on the islands). The hotel is a little way outside of downtown, but there are plenty of taxis waiting to take you anywhere. I was lucky enough to get a room on the water side of the hotel and I was just blown away by the view. Definitely try to get a water view. Best Western should use this hotel in all their ads just by the location alone. The rooms were clean and tropical. It was maybe even a step above the other Best Westerns I have visited. Right off the beach is a restaurant and beach bar. When we checked in we got a voucher for free drinks at the bar and used it promptly fro a rum punch (not my normal drink of choice, but hey it’s a vacation). The bar and restaurant food was average or a little above, but I was disappointed in the fact that the restaurant became Italian for dinner; if I’m in St. Thomas I don’t want Italian food. Then again it is so easy to get into town so you are not limited to eating at the hotel. Overall it was a great experience and better than some tropical resorts I have visited.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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BWPlusEmeraldBeach, Manager at Emerald Beach Resort, responded to this review, July 27, 2013
We are so happy that you enjoyed your recent visit to Emerald Beach Resort! We do have a beautiful location on a spectacular beach! ALL OF THE ROOMS at Emerald Beach Resort are Beachfront rooms and offer the fabulous view of the Beach and the Caribbean Sea that you so enjoyed! The menu at Portobello’s does have an Italian Theme but offers a variety of menu choices! Our Beach Bar has a wonderful menu that is also always available for your convenience!

We thank you for taking the time to write your review and do look forward to welcoming you on your next visit to St. Thomas!

Sincerely,

Linda Mason
Sales Manager
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Milford, Connecticut
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31 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2013

We only stayed at the Best Western Plus Emerald Beach for one night, but it was enough.

For the week prior, we were sailing with family in the British Virgin Islands, so we picked this hotel because of it's proximity to the airport, which we were flying out of the next day. For sure, this is a pro. Another plus is that the rooms were spacious and laid with tile to keep things clean and had a nice balcony.

However, the rest of the resort is quite odd. Our room was on the first floor but there was a walkway and some stairs to our room that we had to maneuver with our luggage was not enjoyable. There wasn't room service, so we checked out the restaurant/bar for lunch, dinner and breakfast the next morning. It wasn't that the food was bad, but the prices were obnoxiously overpriced and the ambiance was awkward. When you walk in you feel like it's the deserted restaurant from Jurassic Park.

The same day we checked in we got a chance to play in the ocean property they have, as well as check out the pool. While we enjoyed seeing planes fly out every 10 minutes or so, you can get the picture that this area isn't the quintessential image of a tropical vacation. Likewise, the pool was fairly small and was crowded on the Saturday we flew out.

Based on our experience, the resort wasn't accommodating, was understaffed and was overall an expensive place to stay just for getting to the airport quickly.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank KS_DB_14
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BWPlusEmeraldBeach, Manager at Emerald Beach Resort, responded to this review, July 13, 2013
We have many guests who choose us when traveling to neighboring islands because of our convenient location near the airport and the Downtown Ferry Terminal. We have a wonderful location and a beautiful beach with every room having a spectacular view!

We do not offer room service, but The Palms and our Beach Bar are open from 11:00 am to 10:00 pm for your convenience! We do offer a varied menu and our restaurant and bar are open air, overlooking the beach; just a few steps from the water’s edge. Our prices are some of the best on the Island and it is always our goal to offer our guests a Great Value for their money!

We have many guests that choose us for their tropical vacations and we also have our sister resort, Carib Beach Resort, that is next door offering an informal and more affordable option.
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Sincerely,


Linda Mason
Sales Manager
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San Francisco, California, United States
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2013

I wasn't expecting much when we booked a night at the Best Western Emerald Beach the day before we flew out of St. Thomas. The hotel was close to the airport so it made sense. But what a hidden gem! Right on a beautiful cove with white sand beach, nice pool and best of all - the killer beach bar. Jeb and Ryan, the two bartenders, were a blast to party with. We ended up stayin at the bar, eating, and enjoying the sunset for the rest of the night. Best spot to go for the price!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Jotade43
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BWPlusEmeraldBeach, Manager at Emerald Beach Resort, responded to this review, July 13, 2013
I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed your recent stay at Emerald Beach Resort! We do have a wonderful staff both in the restaurant and throughout the Resort! Our location is spectacular and we do hear quite often that we are the “Hidden Gem” of St Thomas!

We do look forward to welcoming you back to Emerald Beach on your next visit!

Sincerely,

Linda Mason
Sales Manager
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Property: Emerald Beach Resort
Address: 8070 Lindbergh Bay | West, Charlotte Amalie 00802-5901, St. Thomas (Formerly BEST WESTERN PLUS Emerald Beach)
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Location: Caribbean > U.S. Virgin Islands > St. Thomas > Charlotte Amalie
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 7 Hotels in Charlotte Amalie
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Emerald Beach Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 90
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The only 100% beachfront resort on St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands! Tucked into sun-splashed Lindbergh Bay on the Island of St. Thomas, the beautifully appointed Emerald Beach Resort welcomes guests with the gracious look, style and service of the Virgin Islands' rich heritage. BIG King Size Beds and Spectacular Views from EVERY ROOM! FREE High Speed Internet Access. Flat Screen TVs with Cable TV, 100% Beachfront Views with Balcony and Adjustable air-conditioning. Surrounded by landscaped gardens, cascading waterfalls and lush tropical settings, the Emerald Beach Resort offers a central, convenient location close to the airport, shopping, championship golf and all of St. Thomas's great activities and adventures. With the bounty of land and sea captured in stunning views, it's the perfect place for a memorable vacation. Or an unforgettable wedding, meeting or corporate event. ... more   less 
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Best Western Emerald Beach Hotel Charlotte Amalie
Best Western St Thomas
Best Western Emerald Beach Resort
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