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St. Martin and St. Maarten Hotels

Hôtel L'Esplanade

  • $$
  • Casual Chic
  • Fodor's Choice

Pros

  • Attentive management
  • Very clean
  • Updated room decor
  • Family-friendly feel

Cons

  • Lots of stairs to climb
  • Not on the beach

Updated 08/05/2014

Fodor's Review

Enthusiasts return again and again to the classy, loft-style suites in this immaculate boutique hotel. Units are tastefully decorated in dark wood, plantation-tropic-style, with big four-poster beds; modern kitchens are sleek and are stocked with basics before you arrive. The bathrooms have chic waterfall showerheads and double vessel sinks. This attention to detail and great service is a hallmark of Kristin Petrelluzzi, who also owns Le Petit Hotel nearby on Grand Case

Beach. Private terraces with astounding sunset and bay views are a lovely touch, but you might hear your neighbors enjoying their sundowners too. The big pool is in the pretty garden; you'll have to walk about 10 minutes down the hillside to reach Grand Case beach.

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Hotel Information

Address:

Grand Case, 97150, St. Martin

Phone:

590-87–06–55; 866-596–8365-in the U.S.

Hotel Details:

  • 24 units
  • No meals

Updated 08/05/2014

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By dhm49

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Sep 9, 2008

Wonderful surprise oasis

L'Esplanade is everything we were looking for -- quiet, beautiful and walking distance to some of the best food (and range of food) in the Carribean. The staff is magnificent and helpful. We were there during some minor construction and they were thoughtful to ask each day if we heard any disturbing noises or had any inconvenience. It was perfect. The island is mixed, but the French side was a wonderful surprise -- great little markets to

get food and supplies and the rooms have European kitchens to make it possible to simply gather some lunch together to sit by the side of the magnificent pool. We're heading back this year!

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By Jed

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Jul 2, 2004

Great spot for laid back beach vacation

We stayed in a room with a loft that provided plenty of room. As far as I can tell all the rooms have a great view of Grand Case beach. The beach itself is a 5 minute walk down the hill and the hotel had arrangements with a beach club for free chair and unbrella rental. Dinner is either a 10 minute walk into town or a 15 minute drive to Marigot

By Mary

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Aug 11, 2003

Paradise

This is a spectacular property on all accounts. The oceanfront view, private balcony, spacious room, kitchen with everything you could possibly need, secluded pool, attention to detail and incredibly helpful staff and owner all make this a wonderful property. You can even see the ocean while showering. Location is perfect, walking distance to many, many wonderful French restuarants with impeccable service and great seafood. Kristin is a wealth of

information. Read thru the L'Esplanade folder which gives you many helpful hints to make your stay perfect. Summer time is the best value with 2 free nights with a 7 night stay. The grounds are beautiful. Be sure to walk down to the "pottery" shop at the bottom of the hill, nice gifts to take home. Next time, we'll reserve the loft studios which are fabulous and very romantic. The best tropical hotel I've experienced in my 20 years in travel.

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By Emily

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Apr 17, 2002

Looking for romance? This is the place!

We absolutely loved this hidden jem! Very quiet and relaxing. Our room was amazing! Great views. We loved having a kitchen especially for our morning coffee. The best was a 2 minute walk to all of the best restaurants on the island! Everyone was so accommodating and friendly. We can't wait to go back. WARNING - if you are looking for lots of action, this is NOT the place. If you are looking for a quiet, peaceful, restful retreat, this is it!

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