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“Mid-Range Hotel with Great Value on the Beach”

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Emerald Beach Resort
Seattle, Washington USA
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45 reviews
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“Mid-Range Hotel with Great Value on the Beach”
Reviewed December 27, 2013

You could walk to this beachfront hotel from the airport, or take a $5 2-minute taxi ride. It has a nice beachfront bar and restaurant, a good pool overlooking the water, a sandy beach with a marked off swimming area. The rooms most all overlook Lindbergh Bay, which is lovely. One of the nicer beaches in the area. There is a bit of noise from the airport and a nearby desalinization plant (not sure exactly what it is). Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served at a beach front restaurant. The food and service are good. While it is very near the airport, it is a bit away from the center of town. It is a $6 per person taxi ride to the center of Charlotte Amalie, although Frenchtown, which has some nice restaurants, is a little closer. The rooms are very nice and overlook the ocean, as I said. Free wireless. Overall a great stay. We used it as a three-night settle in after flying across country. We took a few days to relax and see St. Thomas and St John before going sailing in the BVI. It is also fairly close to the fast ferry to Road Town, but you need to take a long taxi ride to Red Hook, if you want to catch the frequent ferry to St. John. There is also a fast ferry to St. John that leaves from the ferry dock near French Town, but it runs less frequently. Overall, I strongly recommend it, although it is not luxe.

Room Tip: Definitely go for the beach view in the buildings that are west of the bar area for a really good vi...
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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BWPlusEmeraldBeach, Manager at Emerald Beach Resort, responded to this review, January 18, 2014
We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Emerald Beach Resort and want to thank you for writing your review. We take our reviews seriously and are always looking for ways to improve the quality of our Guest’s experience. We hope to see you again when your travels bring you back to the US Virgin Islands!

Sincerely,

Linda Mason
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Boonville, New York
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Reviewed December 26, 2013

We spent 4 nights at this fabulous resort hotel. The rooms are literally steps away from the ocean. We turned off the air-conditioning and listened to the waves at night. The room was very nice, clean and spacious and the bed was very comfortable. We stayed in room 1304 and would return to that same room! The staff were all very friendly. We particularly, enjoyed ourselves on the 1st and last days at the hotel bar outside by the beach. We were taken very good care of by Morgan and Jebediah. We have a new favorite drink - the Amish Pirate! This is the signature drink created by Jebediah and it was the best tropical drink we've ever had. Don't forget to order it when you arrive! Thanks to those two, we had a fabulous send-off!

Room Tip: The 3rd floor is very private and gives you a better view!
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Ft. Lauderdale
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Reviewed December 25, 2013

We were on a wonderful cruise on the NCl EPIC and wanted to avoid the crowds for a day ashore. Magens bay and Coki beach are crammed with people and kids so we wanted a nice day. We read about Best Western Emerald beach and I wrote to them and asked them about a day pass. They told me just pay rental on the chairs, and please eat in their restaurant. It was a little difficult at the port getting a taxi, (about $7 each way pp) as everyone wanted to go to Megan's Bay, but the driver was nice and friendly. The beach is great, water was fairly clear and best of all no cruisers in drives. We relaxed under the warm sun, ate in their beautiful outdoors restaurant, food was fine, a little pricey, service a little slow, but this is the Caribbean. In all, ten times better than any cruise "beach break" with hundreds of people searching for a piece of sand.

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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed December 24, 2013

Rooms large and clean staff very friendly. Beach was fabulous. Planes not too much of a bother as they did not fly after 8.30pm if anything they made great entertainment. Restaurant food was good but got a bit same same as the menu does not change. Breakfast was great.
Highlight was Zip lining nearby... Must do! Only $109 per adult for 2.5 hours

Room Tip: Don't think it matters. We were in building closest to airport and that was fine. There is a des...
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Vieques
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Reviewed December 19, 2013

Classic beachfront caribbean experience, property showing its age. Food is pretty mediocre, bar is nice and staff pleasant. Overall it's a nice place to spend a week. The beach and the bay are very nice and it is very close to the airport, but not much else!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed December 13, 2013 via mobile

When reading the reviews on this hotel and never having visited St Thomas before I was very skeptical about the booking and expected the worse. I was looking for a hotel that we could use as a base before departing on a yachting holiday.
What a pleasant surprise and excellent choice. I can't imagine that there can be another hotel on the island with a better location, a more beautiful beach and for such a good price.
The water is literally on your doorstep. Great beach and great view. You are 5 minutes from the airport but protected from the noise by a little hill.
The staff were very efficient and friendly when we booked in and could answer all our questions about the hotel and island.
Rooms are great. There is nothing that you want or expect that is not in the room including a nice large safe. You need however to be aware that the hotel has no lifts and it may be a problem for people with a disability.
Beach towels are available at the front desk, free parking and free WiFi (that actually works very well).
Great hotel. I have already booked for my next visit and will recommend this place to all my friends.

Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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Parker, Colorado
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Reviewed December 12, 2013

This Hotel is not a five star but it is close enough to the airport to walk and the amenities here are ample. Check in was a little slow but they were very nice and explained things very well. When checking in at 9:00PM we asked what time the bar closed and were told 10:00PM so we rushed to our room and then headed to the bar for some appetizers and drinks and before we knew it it was 1:30AM and he said he would'nt close the bar until everyone was done drinking, this is my kind of place. The rooms were clean and the bed was comfortable, had a flat screen TV and all the rooms have ocean veiw with balcony. The beach is nice with chairs and umbrellas, the pool was small but private and the restaurant was expensive, we only ate breakfast there twice and it was just OK. My suggestion for food is to order the pizza from the bar it was excellent. I would stay here again. Roosters will wake you up every morning.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
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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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Also Known As:
Best Western Emerald Beach Hotel Charlotte Amalie
Best Western St Thomas
Best Western Emerald Beach Resort
St. Thomas Best Western
Emerald Beach Resort St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands

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