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Hotel L'Esplanade
Ranked #2 of 8 Hotels in Grand Case
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 15 January 2014

We arrived on New Year's Eve and the hotel staff greeted us with a bottle of champagne to kick off the new year. We have been vacationing in St.Martin since 1995 and stayed in many different places on the island. I'm not sure that any room is worth $600.00 a night but L'Esplanade was exceptional. Our room had an oversized loft and was clean and comfortable. Housekeeping was done in a timely manner and the room was equipped with all the essentials. The availability of a complimentary daily newspaper was a nice perk and of course the view was terrific. Internet connectivity which was a must for us was reliable unlike other places we have stayed at in St.Martin.One slight drawback is the early morning and early evening droning of the planes landing and taking off from the nearby airport. Overall; high grades!

Room Tip: Don't expect to find food on site, but lots of restaurants nearby.
  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 January 2014

We loved this little hotel. So nice to be on the french side where my wife could be on the patio overlooking the water completely topless just enjoying the warm wind and smell of the ocean. lovely to sleep sans clothes and leave the sliding doors open to enjoy the sounds and smells of the ocean. A wonderful bakery is nearby and the pastries brought to the room every morning were amazing! Quiet and clean!

Room Tip: all the rooms are good I think...
  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 January 2014

We absolutely loved Hotel L'Esplanade, and will be back. We had some welcome goodies (a couple beers, bread, cookies), the room was great (full kitchen, 1.5 baths, and balcony had room for two loungers and a table and a couple chairs), and the people were extremely friendly. The pool area had comfy loungers, with a bar attended by the fabulous Allen (ask him about getting grilled lobster for lunch - fabulous). This is actually within pretty easy walking distance of great restaurants - you just need to be ok with walking an incline and walking a few flights of stairs. Our room was near the reception area and that ended up being great because they put wine out every night ;) Seriously, though, we can't wait to come back. The only thing this hotel could use is some sort of gym. I'm not sure where they'd put it, though. I just used the pool for 'laps' and it worked out just fine.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 December 2013

Spectacular property - rooms overlooking the Carrabin with private balconies. One bedroom suites are equipped with kitchenette which is a great convenience if you travel with a child. The service is elite. Everyone at the hotel is all about making your vacation pleasant and relaxed. We used sitters that the hotel recommended and she was absolutely great.

Overall, great experience. It's a mix of European sophistication and Caribbean chill vibe. We are definitely going back.

Room Tip: Room 5 is deluxe loft overlooking the ocean with two private balconies. Great room.
  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 17 December 2013

Spent 10 days this time. Spent my mornings with coffee on the expansive balcony of the one bedroom suite to start the day staring out at the best view in Grand Case. Exactly what the doctor ordered. No funky surprises. Just a quiet, clean, classy, beautifully appointed hotel exceptionally well run by Kristin and Marc who have it down, who, clearly care about their property and guests. And, their staff are the BEST! Everything from reservations, maid service, front desk, even a minor maintenance issue was handled quickly. A nice new touch is complimentary wine in the late afternoon set up in the reception area. Alan is still churning out good drinks and eats at the zen like pool. See you guys in April!

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 December 2013

Absolutely skip the St. Maarten Dutch side and stay over here on St. Martin, the French side. The hotel rooms have covered terraces overlooking the water, a kitchenette, a pool that makes you think you are staying in a private Spanish villa, and is a close walk to town with beach bars and amazing five star and local French Creole restaurants. The hotel nearby allows the use of their private beach or you can go to their sister hotel, Le Petit, and use their beach facilities.

We so wish we had stayed here before our cruise instead of on the Dutch side so don't make our same mistake. Plus the little town of Marigot has an outdoor shopping market and a new small indoor mall with unusual shops of Imported French fashions. Many shops charge the same price for using either dollars or euros.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 December 2013

So you know something is great when you return to a place the second year and you see the same people from the year before. This is the type of hotel you make friends at. It's a perfect couples romantic retreat. The rooms are great, there is no room service, the pool bartender is Alan. Between him and his Mom behind the bar they will make you anything for lunch from a burger to fresh grilled lobster. For dinner you take a short walk downtown - less than 5 minutes and you have dozens or gourment restaurants. We go back yearly now to our Hidden Gem. Go you will LOVE IT...

Room Tip: Ask for a suite.. All rooms have a kitchen
  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Address: On the Hill of Grand Case | St. Martin, Grand Case 97150, St Martin / St Maarten
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Region: Caribbean > St Martin / St Maarten > Saint-Martin > Grand Case
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 8 Hotels in Grand Case
Price Range: £181 - £366 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Hotel L'Esplanade 4.5*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Amid lush tropical gardens, affording its visitors privacy without sacrificing its panoramic ocean views. Spacious interiors blend harmoniously with the Mediterranean architecture. Magical sunsets come to you on your private terrace to touch your soul. A delightful footpath leads you on a journey of discovery. We invite you to find your own rhythm, knowing that our staff is there to ensure that your every day is a perfect day, knowing that your comfort is our excellence and with us, you are home. For those who appreciate privacy, enjoy an uncrowded atmosphere, gracious hospitality and seek relaxation in exclusive, blissful surroundings...Welcome to Hotel L'Esplanade. Introducing our new Ti Spa for all of your beauty and relaxation needs! ... more   less 
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