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The Green Iguana Hotel
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8 reviews
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“Best in St. Thomas”
Reviewed 11 September 2013

I was fortunate to find this place. The managers John and Gwen are very welcoming, and seemingly go out of their way to make sure their guests are taken care of. I say seemingly, because it is really what they live for, and enjoy ensuring that you are satisfied with your stay. I would not hesitate to recommend the hotel to anyone going to the USVI. I plan to return soon and enjoy some rum punch with them!

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled on business
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John-Gwen P, Manager at The Green Iguana Hotel, responded to this review, 12 September 2013
Thank you for the telephone call a few days ago! John and I truly love what we do at The Green Iguana Hotel, and having actually been in your place, visitors with very welcoming Hosts, we are just carrying on the tradition of friendly resident managers! We are happy you are coming back so soon and we will have an ice cold glass of punch ready for you! Safe Travels!
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Redford, Michigan, United States
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Reviewed 4 September 2013

Recently returned from an 8 day stay here. The room was clean, everything functioned well, the hotel itself is locked up 24/7 in addition to your private rooms, and the managers were very hospitable. Any issues or hiccups that we brought up was immediately addressed (pleasantly surprising when everyone else within 100 miles are all operating on "island time") without a fuss. John & Gwen try very hard to keep up a communal feel at the Green Iguana, reminiscent of staying with distant relatives. This hotel is highly recommended.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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John-Gwen P, Manager at The Green Iguana Hotel, responded to this review, 12 September 2013
Hello again Sam! You two were like niece and nephew to us! We are so happy you were able to make your way around St. Thomas AND St. John, knowing you had a great place to call "home" during your 8 Night Adventure! Summer, or Off-Season, is a great time to visit St. Thomas! the beaches are not as crowded and for those who love to shop, prices are very reasonable, and excursions and activities can be a great bargain too! We are happy your trip turned out well after that little bumpy start, if there is anything we can do for you, please let us know! Cheers!
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Reviewed 2 September 2013

We were spending just one night in St. Thomas, so we wanted something near town and affordable. I originally was looking only at hotels with pools, but decided to book Green Iguana due to the great reviews. I’m so glad I did! It really is more like staying with friends than checking into a hotel. Gwen and John booked us a taxi pickup from the airport, helped us find beach items we needed to buy, and gave us a ride to town. We even joined them for happy hour.

Our room was basic but had everything we needed and plenty of counter space. The bed was exceptionally cozy. Some reviewers have remarked about the sign asking guests to not put luggage on the bed. The cover is white, so I can appreciate the m not wanting to take chances with dirty luggage wheels. Our room’s balcony overlooked the hillside and town, with some ocean view as well. (Yes, there are powerlines that other reviewers mention. But for the price, I can't complain.) Being animal nerds, we enjoyed watching birds and lizards in the courtyard.

The Green Iguana’s location was perfect for us – very close to “99 Steps” and Charlotte Amalie. Everyone talks about the steep steps, but if you’re in reasonable shape, it’s no problem at all. Plus, it’s a pretty walk. We liked browsing the farmer’s market and lunch at Cuzzin’s. Being able to walk to town is a big advantage since taxi rates are insane. We would definitely stay here again.

Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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John-Gwen P, Manager at The Green Iguana Hotel, responded to this review, 12 September 2013
Thank you for finding us on Trip Advisor! Because of TA, we attract the best Guests in the world! Including you! Yes we are a basic hotel, clean, comfortable and convenient to lots of places around St. Thomas and the surrounding islands! The sign about luggage on the beds does help to keep the comforters clean, AND it helps us keep unwanted pests out as well. After all, your luggage does go in the cargo hold of airplanes!
We must admit the walk to Town is easier than the walk back, but just do like the locals do! WALK SLOW! Unless you plan to use it as your cardio workout each day! For the faint of heart, a taxi back to the hotel is just $5 per person! And taxis are plentiful in Town! (Charlotte Amalie)
We are looking forward to seeing you again next year!
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Nashville, Tennessee
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Reviewed 26 August 2013

We have just returned from a week in St.John and needed to stay over in St.Thomas for one night. We picked the Green Iguana because we have stayed there before and loved it. The managers ( Gwen and John) are wonderful. We were tired when we got there and did not want to go out to dinner. We were going to have PB and crackers in the room and mentioned it to them. After their dinner they brought us delicious fish tacos to our room. We were totally surprised--that is the kind of people they are. Sweet and considerate. The rooms are freshly painted and very clean. The garden and grounds are lovely. We will definitely stay there again on a future trip to the Virgin Islands. Thanks Gwen and John for your hospitality.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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John-Gwen P, Manager at The Green Iguana Hotel, responded to this review, 12 September 2013
It was so good to see you two again! We are happy you had a relaxing night before your day of travel! We had "extras" after making fish tacos for dinner, so I guess Thanks for helping us eat all that mahi mahi! Thanks for being a Great Guest! See you soon!
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Savannah, Georgia
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Reviewed 18 August 2013

I loved Staying at the green iguana, its close to everything in downtown. John and Gwen were most welcoming, would not have chosen a better place to stay. The hotel is safe, there is a locked entrance. John and Gwen are always a phone call away, they have very good recommendation of things to do and places to visit. Its has a very homey feeling to it, feels like you are staying with family or friends! Will definitely be going there for a second visit.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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John-Gwen P, Manager at The Green Iguana Hotel, responded to this review, 12 September 2013
We LOVED having you for a Girls Getaway! We know you had the best time not only on the beaches but at the nightclubs too! Study hard this school year and we'll see you again next summer!
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Burlington, North Carolina
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Reviewed 13 August 2013

I showed up at The Green Iguana running away from another hotel, and luckily John and Gwen "rescued" me! The hotel was nice, I liked that there was a locked entrance, so you had to be a guest in order to gain access to the rooms. I felt very safe and comfortable there. The room was very nice and comfortable and even had a kitchen. The hotel doesn't have some of the amenities that other hotels have, like a pool or bar and restaurant. BUT, they make up for all of that by having John and Gwen as their hotel managers. They are super friendly, took me with them to dinner when we discovered that we were going to dine at the same restaurant. They helped me feel safe and comfortable, which is exactly what I needed after fleeing another hotel! I would absolutely stay there again, and recommend it to others!

Room Tip: I had a room above the office, and it had a breathtaking view as well as a kitchen!
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled solo
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John-Gwen P, Manager at The Green Iguana Hotel, responded to this review, 12 September 2013
We are so sorry (NOT) that your first hotel didn't measure up to your standards! We were happy to have a room available for you! We just couldn't allow you to spend your last night on St. Thomas alone! We were happy to have your company at dinner! AND we are happy you could enjoy the view from your balcony! (It's a view we never get tired of!) We are looking forward to your "next time!"
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Reviewed 10 August 2013

We stayed here for only one night after a sailing trip in the BVIs, in room H2. After meeting John and Gwen, we wish we could have stayed longer! They were so friendly as to invite us to one of their favorite places for dinner, drinks, and music by a local musician, and so thoughtful as to offer to help us print our boarding passes.

Room H2 had a lovely balcony overlooking the harbor and did not involve more than three or so stairs to reach the hotel's exterior entrance. We could see how much thought had gone into furnishing the room, including helpful signs and lots of informational brochures. The room includes its own safe, for which you can retrieve a key from the office, a small fridge, microwave, a few dishes, a small dining table, beach towels, toiletries, WiFi, remote controlled air conditioner - everything we would need for a comfortable longer stay, if it were possible.

The hotel is really well located, just next to Blackbeard's Castle and not far from the 99 Steps down to the waterfront. We took the steps both down and up, and if you are a city dweller used to walk up apartments you will be fine.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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John-Gwen P, Manager at The Green Iguana Hotel, responded to this review, 28 August 2013
We often tell our Guests to "snoop around the room" until they find everything they did! And you did! Not that we are making it a scavenger hunt however! Many Guests will "bookend" a stay with us in transit from the States to BVI. "A vacation after the vacation" some say! We were happy to have you enjoy one of our favorite evening getaways with us! See you next year!
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Property: The Green Iguana Hotel
Address: 1002 Blackbeards Hl, Charlotte Amalie 00802-6732, St. Thomas
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Region: Caribbean > U.S. Virgin Islands > St. Thomas > Charlotte Amalie
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 13 B&Bs / Inns in Charlotte Amalie
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Green Iguana Hotel offers superb amenities with the comforts of home. The Hotel is centrally located within a 5 minute walk to the Town Charlotte Amalie, and 15 minutes by taxi from the airport. The Hotel has the perfect combination of harbor views, downtown shopping, museums, and great restaurants, ferry transit and beautiful Caribbean Sunsets! Enhanced by the service of the resident managers to answer questions, guests are treated like family. In October 2013, The Green Iguana Hotel began operating on Renewable Solar Energy. ... more   less 
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The Green Iguana Hotel St. Thomas/Charlotte Amalie

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