Just Returned from St. John

Aug 13th, 2002, 05:42 PM
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I'm glad Michelle had a great time at the Westin but I'd add a few points.

The rooms at the Westin St John are very average in size, about 320-350 sq ft, since the hotel was built in the 1980's (when that was considered large by standards for the time).

The rooms set back on the hillside are rather dark since the trees overhead produce a lot of shade and the rooms are long and narrow with windows only at one end.

The suites are much better I'm sure, so Michelle's impressions were certainly valid for her experience, but the standard rooms didn't impress me much.

As for the service, I can't honestly say I'd put it close to Four Seasons caliber. I won't argue with anyone whose experience was better than mine, but I found it 'very Westin', which is good but not exceptional.
Just my 2 cents.

Thanks for the detailed report, Michelle. Each person's perspective is equally important.
 
Aug 14th, 2002, 07:04 AM
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Would people please quit saying that the Westin pool area is noisy at night. I guess if you say misinformation enough times it becomes fact. We have been to the Westin 5 times and we always stay ON the pool and at night its anything BUT noisy(totally dead would be an apt description).
 
Aug 14th, 2002, 07:50 AM
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Stayed at the Westin. Three nights in a row we made calls to the front desk in the early morning hours/middle of the night to have the people screaming and hollering in the pool put to bed. There was no response other than okay and nothing changed. That is FACT
 
Aug 14th, 2002, 09:12 AM
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Actually, with respect to room size, the *average* standard rooms at the Westin run 450-475 sq. ft. so there are a bit larger. I'm sure they have a couple of exceptions but they are not the norm. I do agree that the Upper Hillside rooms looked a bit dark.

Cannot understand about the pool though! In our 9 days there, we didn't see/hear anyone at the pool after, say, 9:00pm.
 
Aug 14th, 2002, 11:27 AM
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Topping for some great info. on westin and st. john
 
Aug 15th, 2002, 10:00 AM
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Here you go!
 
Aug 15th, 2002, 01:56 PM
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Hello all,

We just got back from St. John, too. However, we had a different kind of experience. We stayed at Maho, ate at cheap places like Uncle Joe's and Shela (a food cart catering to all the taxi drivers, real Caribbean dishes) and we went to the full moon party Miss Lucy's at Coral Bay. At Maho, our tent is perched over the water with 270 degrees of ocean view. In the morning we would go snokling right beneath our tent area. Just us and the sting rays.... No swimming pools, no fancy restaurants, no cruise ship people.

 
Aug 15th, 2002, 02:11 PM
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All right, I'm done arguing this point.
I called Westin.
Standard rooms at the Westin St. John are 369 sq ft.
Not large (by non-NYC standards).
Just plain old 14 feet by 26 feet rooms.
 
Aug 15th, 2002, 04:38 PM
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www.travelhop.com has a virtual picture of the small dark rooms at the Westin as well as other tours of the property.
 
Aug 19th, 2002, 09:29 AM
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Topping for info.
 
Aug 19th, 2002, 02:47 PM
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Info for "St. Johners".
 
Aug 19th, 2002, 03:25 PM
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Asolare?? Is that the restaurant by the Inn at Estate Lindholm? If so do you know anything about the Inn--we're considering it next year. Thanks in advance.
 
Aug 20th, 2002, 12:34 PM
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Yes it is by Estate Lindholm. It is very nice. The rooms are not to big though, but they do have a mini fridge and microwave. the host are super nice and the grounds and views are beautiful
 
Aug 21st, 2002, 05:03 AM
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Thanks Julie--I have heard nothing but good things about this Inn, hopefully, it'll work out fine. thanks again
 
Aug 21st, 2002, 03:05 PM
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We plan on staying at the RCI time shares on the Westin property. Does anyone know anything about them?
 
Aug 22nd, 2002, 09:34 AM
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Dear Sue,

We saw the timeshare villas. They are VERY nice! What size unit will you be staying in? We didn't see the studios but the 1, 2 and 3 bedrooms (especially the 3 with it's own private pool) were all very, very nice.
 
Aug 28th, 2002, 11:13 AM
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ttt for those traveling to STJ/
 
Sep 3rd, 2002, 09:47 AM
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Topping for those travelling soon. Enjoy!
 
Sep 6th, 2002, 09:46 AM
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