The best and worst this hotel has to offer comes from its location. The hotel is located on a gorgeous beach, with balconies in every room overlooking the sea. But the hotel is also literally across the road from the airport runway, and the planes take off right above the hotel.
To be fair, the rooms are well sound-proofed, and there is very little to no air traffic between 9 pm and 7 am.
Our room was clean and spacious. The bathroom was adequate. The food in the adjoining restaurant was mediocre, but the service was friendly and efficient. Wireless Internet works well in the bar area, and even close to it on the beach, as well as in the reception area. I could not get wireless service from our room.
Overall a good value, with the beach being the highlight of this location.
One more note on value and location, indirectly connected to this hotel. Transportation taxi is extremely expensive, with cabs working without meters and charging $6-8 per person for the trip, regardless of distance. You can find yourself spending $30 each way for a family of 4 going to a restaurant just 3 miles away. In hindsight this makes choosing the location of one's hotel on the island even more important...
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The only 100% beachfront resort on St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands! Tucked into sun-splashed Lindbergh Bay on the Island of St. Thomas, the beautifully appointed Emerald Beach Resort welcomes guests with the gracious look, style and service of the Virgin Islands' rich heritage. BIG King Size Beds and Spectacular Views from EVERY ROOM! FREE High Speed Internet Access. Flat Screen TVs with Cable TV, 100% Beachfront Views with Balcony and Adjustable air-conditioning. Surrounded by landscaped gardens, cascading waterfalls and lush tropical settings, the Emerald Beach Resort offers a central, convenient location close to the airport, shopping, championship golf and all of St. Thomas's great activities and adventures. With the bounty of land and sea captured in stunning views, it's the perfect place for a memorable vacation. Or an unforgettable wedding, meeting or corporate event. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Best Western Emerald Beach Hotel Charlotte Amalie
- Best Western St Thomas
- Best Western Emerald Beach Resort
- St. Thomas Best Western
- Emerald Beach Resort St. Thomas/Charlotte Amalie