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“Good intown hotel” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Maria's by the Sea

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Maria's by the Sea
Ranked #3 of 13 Hotels in Road Town
Arlington, Virginia
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Good intown hotel”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2012

Unless someone is just passing through Road Town or has business here (as I did), I'm not sure why you would want to stay in town, but since I had to, I ended up at Maria's. The hotel is very clean and functional and the staff is very friendly and helpful. Apparently, room sizes vary considerably, but mine ("superior") was large and much more that adequate for working and resting. All of the necessities are within walking distance, from restaurants, to groceries, to bars, to the ferry dock, and to the hospitals. But again, if you're coming to a tropical island...in-town Road Town is not at all what you are looking for. Think upper-end "developing nation" rather than tropical paradise...nothing charming or quaint about Road Town...just commercial (not touristy commercial...just old downtown commercial)

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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank W L
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Miami Beach, Florida
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112 reviews
42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 241 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2012

Ok hotel, clean and safe.

Location is great. A lot of bars and restaurants in walking distance.

Stayed October 2011, travelled on business
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Edmonton, Canada
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113 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2012

We loved the location close to downtown and having an unriled view of the water. Very welcome staff.

Room Tip: A room view is fabolous
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Leslie M
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New York, NY
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424 reviews
85 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 211 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2012

Recently i broke my ankle and after an operation at the Bougainvillea Clinic we went to this hotel on their recommendation. We had to spend a week there and the hotel was terrific: clean, good wifi access, a good restaurant and helpful people. Because I was in a wheelchair my wife asked for a room with no stairs and they gave us one. There was a nice balcony outside which was accessible where I could sit. The air conditioning worked well, they have a nice little library and overall we enjoyed our time there and would recommend it to anyone.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank annbury
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Warren, Michigan
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39 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2012

Old but very clean and well attended rooms. Beautiful view of the cruise ship docks and harbor. (room 311) The safe didn’t work but the front desk staff kept our valuables in the safe. There is new construction in progress that will more than double the available rooms.
The construction was not in the least a noise problem and they expect to have it completed this year.
Maria’s is located within walking distance of gift shops, restaurants, the ferry docks and just about everything you would want. The in house restaurant is open air and adequate, but there are much better ones nearby. Internet was available in our room but we were near the router. The salt water pool was clean but heated by the sun only. Safe area. Lots of available cabs. Lots of traffic on the left side of the street.
Close to Pussers of Roadtown

Room Tip: ocean side on second or third floor
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank MichiganPilot
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Sequim, Washington
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18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2012

It's easily very good at half the 165 dollar a night rate. The "high season" made it more expensive but it still was almost deserted. Rooms were very clea but small and cheaply furnished. There is a nice pool waterfront restaurant and a bar to watch football. This is not happening or fancy but it is clean safe and overpriced for what it is.

  • Stayed January 2012
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank animalchen
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New York
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22 reviews
20 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2012

My husband and I always stay at Maria's when we're in Roadtown. It's a beautiful, simple hotel and we really appreciate the fact that it has a very local feel to it. And we love the food which is also very much according to local tastes and not pretentious. the rooms are very clean and we always make sure to get one with a balcony. The dining area is absolutely gorgeous and the staff is wonderful. Prices are very reasonable. I highly recommend this hotel. It's close to the ferry dock and also to a local outdoor market so there is a lot to do if you need to pass some time.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Adeliamisskitty
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Additional Information about Maria's by the Sea

Property: Maria's by the Sea
Address: Road Harbour, Road Town, Tortola
Region: Caribbean > British Virgin Islands > Tortola > Road Town
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 13 Hotels in Road Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Maria's by the Sea 3.5*
Number of rooms: 20
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Also Known As:
Maria`s By The Sea Hotel Road Town
Marias By The Sea Hotel
Marias Sea
Maria's By The Sea Tortola/Road Town

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