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Island Beachcomber Hotel
Overland Park, Kansas
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“Great Beach - Horrid room accomodations”
Reviewed 14 February 2014

Stayed one night and it was one night too many. The beach was gorgeous and the beers at the beach side bar were very affordable. Staff was very friendly and polite. Easy access from the airport. The landscaping was beautiful.

The room was in terrible conditions. Box springs on the beds were exposed and the first one appeared to have old blood stains on it. We opted not to sleep in that bed. Room was very moldy triggering our allergies. Water was yellow. Bathroom had old plastic shower that was peeling and stained orangey yellow from the water. Toilet was on a concrete square painted white which showed plenty of dirt. The corners of the floors all had accumulated crude in them. The room was poorly lit, making reading in bed difficult.

Our restaurant experience in the morning was being greeted by an extremely large cockroach that sauntered out of the kitchen before our slow moving waitress. We decided to have coffee only.

The beach really was wonderful, however, and if you drank enough of their reasonably priced beers I suppose the room conditions wouldn't matter. Sleeping on the beach would have been a trade up for me.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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  • Location
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  • Sleep Quality
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    3 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Miami, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2014

Stayed for a weekend and with my boyfriend from Jan.25-27,2014. The location is great! The hotel is quiet, clean, and comfy. Literally ON the beach. The front desk staff were wonderful and very helpful. Could the hotel itself be a bit more modern? Well yes, there's always room for improvement but for the price we paid and the easy access to everything nearby, it wasn't bad at all. There isn't an actual restaurant in the hotel but there is one right next door in the Best Western. It's a bit pricey but if you don't feel like leaving the hotel, it's perfect. Taxi rides are also easily accessable. Two most common places to see and shop are 1.downtown - where the cruises pull in and all you see are tourists such as yourself and about 500 jewelry shops every 5 feet you walk. 2.Frenchtown - VERY nice place to find good restaurants to eat in. If you're not looking for something too fancy to eat in Frenchtown, there's a "classy" pizzeria called the Pie Whole and the food is delicious with reasonable prices!

But back to the hotel itself.. I definitely see myself booking another weekend and staying there again. You can even ask the front desk staff if you could print your boarding pass to save you time at the airport. Clean room, functional a/c, tv, mini fridge, we had no issues whatsoever.

Room Tip: You dont hear any noise from the bar on the second floor - if what you're looking for is a more...
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Rosemary Beach, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 February 2014

Firstly if you think this a posh resort or even a plain old resort you are mistaken !
outdated & showing her age ? Yes ...
We have been visiting her for 7 years ( 1st year due to weather delays at STT ) and ever since we call it the start of our vacation - Please NOTE - we do 1 day in STT and 8 over on STJ.....
We always start our vacation off in STT and stay at the Island Beachcomber- can we stay at a newer or nicer hotel ? yes, but you wither get this place or dont - For us it is what it is - A PLACE to stay for one night before heading to STJ.
Sure rooms are old and probs not redecorarted since the Love Boat on TV cancelled but they are clean , in 7 years never had a dirty sheet pillowcase etc, A/C works, hot water and room was clean - oh yes staff very very friendly...... Its sits 20 feet from one of the best beaches on STT .............

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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27 reviews
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Reviewed 29 January 2014 via mobile

Great location for everything with only short taxi ride to anywhere. Beach is lovely with selection of good priced bars.

Room not the best. Needs some tlc and new linens. Shame as with its location it could be beautiful.

Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
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Bemont, New Hampshire, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2014

My husband and I came here as non-guests so to speak, so I can only tell you what I have seen as we are currently residents of St Thomas. If you wish to have a beach that is comfortable for lounging on and swimming in, with a bar and restaurant (actually two, if you count the Best Western Plus next door), this is your place to check out. Not only that, but it is right next to the airport and a 15 minute walk to the Marina and Water Island Ferry.

We were treated very well and I was shown a room with 2 full beds on the first floor, which looked clean enough. This particular day it was very busy. Guests from local cruise ships are brought to this beach so it looks more crowded than it is.

Taxis arrive to bring you where you need to go to discover more of the island. If you wish to stock your small fridge with groceries, I would suggest Fruit Bowl, Cost U Less or K Mart trips to stock up for a visit of a week.

Room Tip: Bottom floor, Room 109 was a good choice for proximity to the restaurant, bar and beach
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
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Billings, Montana
2 reviews
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Reviewed 19 January 2014

The staff and help are first class. The food is average at best. The physical surroundings are something else entirely. The resort, if you can call it that, is in a total state of decay. Maintenance has been a forgotten subject for a long time and it is certainly taking its toll.

The main thing this place has going for it are the plant life on the grounds an being just a few steps from the beach which ims very nice.

For me...out dated is fine, as long as things are kept up; and this is not

Room Tip: Try the Island view guesthouse. Continental breakfast every morning. Restaurant only Thursday thru...
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2014

We (family of 4) were stuck due to the storm in St. Thomas and our only option with available rooms was the Island Beachcomber hotel.
the price was super expensive (325 $ per night) for two semi-double beds and a bathroom that seemed to be falling apart. also, the room was dirty with hair everywhere and a weird yellow color coming out of the toilet!

except some sweet girls in the reception and bar, the rest of the staff wasnt so polite nor welcoming.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Island Beachcomber Hotel

Property: Island Beachcomber Hotel
Address: 8071 Lindberg Bay, Charlotte Amalie 00802-5901, St. Thomas
Region: Caribbean > U.S. Virgin Islands > St. Thomas > Charlotte Amalie
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 7 Hotels in Charlotte Amalie
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Island Beachcomber Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 50
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