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L'Esperance Hotel
Ranked #8 of 12 Hotels in Philipsburg
Saba
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22 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“A good hotel”
Reviewed 27 March 2014

This hotel is not located next to a beach, or within walking distance to attractions, but the cost is reasonable, the rooms are clean, everything you need including a kitchen, and the staff is very helpful.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled solo
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Toronto, Canada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2014

Great little family-run hotel in a convenient location. Nice little pool set in pretty gardens. In-room kitchenette and a mini supermarket 200 yards away. The staff were helpful, particularly Samatha on the front desk. Easy access to main road, leading to many beaches and shopping locations. Would definitely go back there again.

Room Tip: We liked the view on the pool side best.
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2014

I recently stayed at L'Esperance for seven nights and enjoyed my time there. Firstly, it is excellent value. I can't imagine you will find many other places on SXM of comparable quality for the $90/night that I paid. The rooms are clean and spacious. There are separate living room/kitchen and bedroom areas which give the feel of staying in a small apartment rather than a hotel room, which I quite liked. There are two supermarkets within easy walking distance which make it ideal for self-catering, because there are no restaurant facilities at the hotel. The rooms are well-equipped with A/C, kitchen utensils, fridge/freezer, hot shower and cable TV. The staff are efficient and helpful, and the pool area is very nice. The only downsides are that the WiFi was a bit on the slow side and it could only be used in the living area, not the bedroom. Furthermore, the cable TV channels cut out quite regularly. But these things certainly don't deter me from recommending this hotel, great value accommodation.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled on business
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4 Thank 308Saint_John
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Troy, Michigan
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61 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2013

The one good thing I can say about this hotel is that it is one of the cheaper hotels in St. Maarten. I think the rooms could use a little more maintenance. It had a kitchen and living room.The bed was comfortable however. I did not like the fact that the TV was in the living room and not in the bedroom. But if your looking for a clean acceptable hotel and a cheap price, this is for you.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled solo
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San Diego
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143 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2013

We have stayed here twice and each time it is worth it. Good internet, swimming pool, clean rooms, nice staff and very helpful. The owner is a sailor and has a race boat. it is close to the big grocery store and the price was always a good deal.

Room Tip: Further back away from traffic and if you need internet closer to the office for a better signal
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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5 Thank Mounque B
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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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6 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2013

We chose L'Esperance for the price. We only needed a room for one night before our dive trip began and didn't want to spend money for more than just a comfortable night's sleep.

PROS:
very clean room
large, comfy bed
spacious living area with kitchen - refrigerator, microwave and stove
helpful front desk staff
beautiful outdoor areas kept immaculately clean (bring bug spray!)
pool
very quiet neighborhood
steps from grocery store

CONS:
no ice
AC barely cooled a very hot room (we are not big AC users and still were too warm)
no bar soap - bath gel only (not a major inconvenience)
no dish soap or sponge-type thing for cleaning dishes

Overall it was very nice for the low cost we paid and near enough to town to walk for groceries, drugstore necessities and restaurants.

Room Tip: There is no elevator so be prepared to lug your heavy dive gear or other luggage up the stairs.
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Shoreview, Minnesota
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8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2013

Our first impression of the hotel was a little skewed, based on the fact that it took us some time to find it and the location seemed a little iffy. We knew we were not near a beach but this seemed to be in a residential area and most of the surrounding area was a little seedy. As it turned out, we loved it. The staff was friendly and accomodating.....found us a blender and a hair dryer as they promised. The pool was very nice and we mostly had it to ourselves....the only down side was that by late afternoon it was totally in the shade. We were walking distance to 2 grocery stores - Grand Marche and Econo - better options at GM and better prices at Econo. Also walked to a restaurant in the parking lot of the GM on our first night and altho the loc was odd, the staff was friendly and the food was good. The central location of this hotel made it perfect for us as we had a car and didn't plan to stay home much anyway. It was clean, roomy and well situated. My only complaint was that the internet service came and went like an irritating mosquito. Most of the other guest were European....Dutch and friendly, with good English abilities. I think one plus would be to add driving directions to their web site.....but the price was fantastic and we're glad we found it.

Room Tip: We were on the main floor - only 2 floors and maybe 14 rooms total - and that made it handy to have...
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about L'Esperance Hotel

Property: L'Esperance Hotel
Address: Tiger Road 4 | Cay Hill, Philipsburg, St. Maarten-St. Martin
Region: Caribbean > St. Maarten-St. Martin > Sint Maarten > Philipsburg
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 12 Hotels in Philipsburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — L'Esperance Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Guests will experience traditional Creole hospitality in their choice of 22 air-conditioned suites. Hotel L'Esperance is set just below rolling hills. Landscaped gardens, a sundeck and swimming pool invite guests to relax in the Caribbean sun. All suites are equipped with kitchenettes, cable television, and telephones. ... more   less 
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