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“What a fun, funky place!”
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St. John Inn
Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Cruz Bay
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sacramento
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“What a fun, funky place!”
Reviewed June 9, 2011

This cute and fun hotel was a great place to stay. Had one night before we checked into our villa and I booked two rooms here. Got the double room and a single. Check in was a breeze and the rooms were so cute and tropical. Earlier reviews picked everything apart. I saw some of the same repair issues but it just gives this place character! They had breakfast ready for us in the morning, where we got to talk to other guests and hang out on the beautiful deck. We had a few hours before we could check into villa so we borrowed the hotels beach gear and they even provided us with ice!
I would definately come back here, great location, cute rooms and good service!

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Surprise, Arizona
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Reviewed May 17, 2011

If you are just looking for a comfortable bed in which to sleep on St. John, you will be satisfied. Although the rooms are a bit Spartan, the beds are quite comfortable. I like animals, so the roosters crowing and the resident dogs just added to the ambience for me. Being able to walk to the Starfish market and to restaurants in town was also a plus. However, the many levels and steps to climb, deferred maintenance, lack of water pressure, and indifferent staff would prompt me to look for other lodgings on my next trip to St. John. Overall, I would rate this accommodation as just "average". The island, on the other hand, is wonderful!

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled solo
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Superior, Colorado
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Reviewed April 19, 2011

My husband and I took our second trip to St. John for 10 days in early April. The St. John Inn was the perfect choice for us. When we travel to the USVI, we want to spend our time on the beaches, snorkeling, and hiking. We look for a place that is convenient and comfortable. St. John Inn fit the bill perfectly. The staff give you excellent advice for where you should spend your time. The Inn is located in a great spot. It is off a quiet road that includes some local hangouts and is walking distand to the main part of Cruz Bay. It is also close to 2 grocery stores. They offer a continental breakfast which is simple but does the job. They also have a Rum Punch happy hour which is a nice refreshing way to enjoy a drink or two or three before heading out to dinner. They provided us with clean beach towels daily, beach chairs, and a cooler, which ended up being fantastic! Having a cooler to pack food and beer for the beach was perfect. We highly recommend the St. John Inn! We had a perfect trip and can't wait to return!

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
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Upstate New York
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Reviewed March 28, 2011

My partner and I stayed for a week in one of the suites -- the whole experience was great. The Inn is an easy walk from the ferry dock....it is also an easy walk from the EXCELLENT Starfish Market and the wine/beer/liquor store....and it is an easy walk from lots of good restaurants....AND it is an easy walk to the foot of the trail that goes to the North Shore beaches. We loved the casual, homey atmosphere....rum punch on the upper deck with the proprietor and/or the manager and whichever of the guests also wanted to watch the glorious sunsets.....the grill and picnic-table-with-umbrella on the back deck, where guests can make a meal and enjoy it among lovely plants.....

The service was great -- restaurant reservations when we needed them, suggestions for activities, directions, whatever we needed.

The sleeping was also great -- fan OR AC or both, everything worked -- and we loved having a kitchenette. Whenever we didn't go to a restaurant, we served our meals on our own little porch or on the deck at the picnic table. The suite was a spacious foyer, a kitchenette, bathroom, and bedroom...plus covered porch with front railing and two chairs, overlooking the back deck. The indoor decor/furnishings were basic but just fine for active people like us who came for the OUTDOOR scenery! That said, nice local artwork was being installed in the rooms as we left..... And the back deck area was truly a beautiful "outside room" with a tiny oval pool for visual accent and for cooling off, gorgeous plants all round, and fun lights at night. Staff were busy every day tending the pool and the plants....the well-cared-for ambience was a real treat.

This is definitely where we'll stay next time we go to St. John.....

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed March 13, 2011

Stayed here for a long weekend with my boyfriend and we loved it! Our room was large and comfortable with its own bathroom. Bed was comfortable and the AC and fans worked great. It seemed clean and had everything we needed. The staff was really friendly and helpful. Loved the breakfasts and evening happy hours--great time to get advice on places to go, eat, etc. We really liked that it was small, not a ton of rooms and people coming in and out. Felt very safe. Very quite except for the local roosters! We didn't use the pool but the patios were really lovely to sit on and watch the sunset. Didn't use the TV or wi-fi.

Location is great but don't expect to open your door onto the beach. The most beautiful beaches were a 5 minute stroll through town and a 5 minute hike in the woods. Don't get me wrong though, Cruz Bay is a friendly, fun town worth strolling and the hike is also fun--we saw hermit crabs rolling down the hills, deer and donkeys!

Overall, we had a great trip and a lot of that was due to our stay at St. John Inn! We would definitely go back!

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed March 6, 2011

My husband and I stayed in room 121 for one night. We didn't see the other rooms, so it may have just been this room that felt like a basement bunker, with very little natural light and generally dank. It was acceptable for one night, but we were glad to move on the next day.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank JRAC17
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Iowa
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Reviewed February 23, 2011

While I have not personally stayed at the St. John Inn, I was recently doing some research for a friend of mine for an upcoming stay. I had the pleasure of speaking with Liza at the St. John Inn. She was kind enough to reply to my inquiries within the hour and was very helpful. How nice to receive such a prompt and helpful reply! I can only imagine that the on site service is just as nice! Thank you, Liza!

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled with family
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Property: St. John Inn
Address: 277 Enighed | St. John US Virgin Islands, Cruz Bay 00830, St. John
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Location: Caribbean > U.S. Virgin Islands > St. John > Cruz Bay
Amenities:
Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Cruz Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — St. John Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
St. John Inn is an affordable, small hotel. It is conveniently located in Cruz Bay in a charming historic building. We are close to shopping, restaurants and all St. John has to offer. We offer modest, budget accommodations with spectacular views of the sunset!Our rooms range from single rooms to two room suites, some with kitchenettes. We also offer 2 - 2 bedroom Villas. All rooms have a/c, private bath, refrigerators, microwaves, and coffee machines. We offer Wireless Internet (Wi-Fi) and provide beach towels, beach chairs, coolers and snorkel equipment at no additional charge. ... more   less 
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