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St. Thomas Hotels

Island View Guesthouse

Pros

  • Spectacular views
  • Friendly atmosphere
  • Good value

Cons

  • Small pool
  • Need a car to get around

Updated 03/04/2014

Fodor's Review

Perched 545 feet up the face of Crown Mountain, this small, homey inn has hands-on owners who can book tours or offer tips about the best sightseeing spots. Rooms range from a suite with a kitchenette that's perfect for families to simply furnished verandah rooms. The two verandah rooms and six poolside rooms have no air-conditioning, but at this altitude there's always a breeze. Six of the rooms have kitchenettes, so you wouldn't have to eat out for every meal. There's

an honor bar for drinks and snacks and a communal verandah where guests congregate for Continental breakfasts.

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Hotel Information

Address:

Rte. 332, Estate Contant, St. Thomas, 00803, U.S. Virgin Islands

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Phone:

340-774–4270; 800-524–2023

Hotel Details:

  • 12 rooms, 10 with bath
  • Breakfast

Updated 03/04/2014

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Fodorite Reviews

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By karenjo

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Jul 24, 2007

fun and clean

Ron and Beth make you feel at home. There's an honor bar and they'll fix you something to eat in the evenings if you're hungry. Free contintal breakfast in the morning. Great view. Great place.

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Dec 29, 2006

Best Secret on the Island!!

Wow! Ron and Beth (new owners) and staff have made this a fantastic guest house - a true home-away-from-home. Absolutely no complaints. The honor bar is a nice touch and Josh & Ron cooked a killer ribeye. Ron and Beth took a bunch of us snorkeling -- sea turtles up close -- on their boat, as well as a Christmas Day brunch. We will be back!

By Sandy

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Jul 18, 2004

Don't even bother

Just returned from a week in St. Thomas. We were unhappy with the place we had booked (Blazing Villas at the Renaissance Grand Beach resort) so we were looking for other places to stay and Fordor's had highly recommended this place, so we went by to take a look. WHAT A TOTAL DIVE!!! Yes, it has a breathtaking view of Charlotte Amalie, yes the staff was very nice, but the room which had a kitchennette and a bathroom was unacceptable (even at the

$85/night rate). The bathroom was so tiny that no more than one person can stand in it. The kitchenette was poorly lit and dingy looking. I gave up staying at places like this during my sophomore year in college. Fodor's needs to re-think their rating for this place, REALLY!

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By Cynthia

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Jul 29, 2003

INCREDIBLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

My husband and I have stayed at Island View on several occasions. We believe it to be perfect in every way. To be honest, I am surprised at Joe's review. The Deluxe rooms were wonderful - the view was one that I keep in my mind always. When things go crazy at home, I close my eyes and I envision the spectacular view of the harbor and it brings me some peace! The rooms were always clean and well-maintained; Barbara and Norman extremely friendly

and SO helpful. I would go there again in a heartbeat. Joe, I'm not certain where you stayed, but it just COULDN'T have been Island View!

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By Barbara

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Nov 13, 2001

Go for the View!

This place is a great value. We were very pleased with our room and the view from our balcony. Incredible panorama of Charlotte Amalie and the entire harbor area. Our host was very helpful. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone.

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