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Madison
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The people and even the staff are friendly there. They helped suggest places to dine, places to see, places to tour, where to shop, where to hear music. Even the guests on the beach would suggest places they had enjoyed. We'd usually meet and watch the sun set and take pictures of it setting and trry to catch the green...

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Howard, Ohio
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

my favorite place on the planet so far...love. it is so relaxing and calm. Friendly place with many return customers. I have been twice and would go back in a heartbeat! The cottages are equiped with all that you need. Beach is beautiful!

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Ukiah, California
Reviewed 8 February 2017

My husband and I have stayed for the month of January at Cottages by the Sea for past 10 or 11 years and have enjoyed every moment. Our Cottage is clean, cozy and has everything we need. Cottages has a fantastic staff (including their wonderful housekeeping staff) each of whom are warm, and caring and make you feel like you...

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Wolverhampton
Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

This is an amazing little find. It is linked to the ye olde whyte heart and the welcome is really good it was clean and welcoming to the dogs too We definitely will be using it again as the location to the village and the sea is only yards away. You are in for a treat

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Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Smoke alarm goes off when you take a shower, then open the bathroom door. That's all it took. At Six Fifteen AM. So sorry to everyone in the hall hearing it too. Worse, the phones don't work when the alarm goes off. I called the desk who at first hung up. Second call: they claimed they could not hear me...

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Proprietor_127A, Public Relations Manager at Cottages By The Sea, responded to this review

Hi Frank, Thank you for taking the time to put a review on TripAdvisor, but we do think that maybe this is not our property? Firstly, we do not have phones in the rooms, and secondly, we do not have hallways, but instead, we have beach cottages that all open up to the outdoors. Thirdly, we do not have any...

Reviewed 17 December 2016

The best service I have had! All the staff are super friendly. I checked in the hotel at the night right after an incident when my friend and I lost our luggage and IDs. The lady at the front desk let us in and gave us free food. They also kept checking in with us the following days. I really...

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Proprietor_127A, Public Relations Manager at Cottages By The Sea, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review our property. We always make our guests happiness a priority in every situation, but especially in situations like yours where there was an issue. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and we truly hope that you choose to come stay with us again one day...

Rochester, New York
Reviewed 4 December 2016

I was here with friends in December 2016. We stayed in C-Glass which was newly renovated and simply charming. It was clean, the beds were comfortable, and the bathroom and shower were great. The staff was charming and attentive. The beach is stellar with great chairs and umbrellas. They have a strict 10 PM quiet rule so if your group...

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Proprietor_127A, Public Relations Manager at Cottages By The Sea, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our property and especially for pointing out that another guest was trying to sell you jewelry! We did not know about that, so if that happens again, please bring it to our attention. We could have said something to the guest had we known. As for the bikes, we do frequently buy...

Baltimore, Maryland
Reviewed 2 December 2016

We stayed in Charthouse cottage which wasnt renovated yet but was roomy and clean. The beach was gorgeous. The snorkeling was really great. Saw rays, turtles, dolphin, green eels and more just off the beach. The staff were very friendly as were all Cruxian people! Highly recommend for friends, young family or romantic getaway. Something for everyone! We enjoyed biking,...

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Rensselaer, Indiana
Reviewed 27 November 2016

We stayed for 5 nights in the recently-renovated Crow's Nest, and could not be more thrilled with the experience. This cottage is decorated nicely, and the blue theme is a perfect complement to the turquoise ocean colors. The king bed was very comfortable and the full kitchen is appreciated. Plenty of drawers, closet space and storage. We spent lots of...

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Proprietor_127A, Public Relations Manager at Cottages By The Sea, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write us this awesome review. We do LOVE Crows Nest and how much nicer it is since the recent remodel. You sure lucked out by being one of the first to have the opportunity to stay in there! We will pass the word on to both Jennifer and Jonathan that you...

Marietta, Georgia
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Our Fourth Trip to Cottages by the Sea was just as amazing as our first. Cottages by the Sea is the most tranquil place I have visited and I've been all over the Caribbean. The hotel staff is accommodating, kind, and always helpful. My nine year old grand daughter went out walking one morning to pet the resident kitty. She...

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Proprietor_127A, Public Relations Manager at Cottages By The Sea, responded to this review

We can guess who this is! We truly enjoy seeing your family come back year after year, first it was just you, then your husband, and this year your granddaughter as well. You may need to start renting a bigger cottage as your family members traveling with you grow. Anyway, we love you, too, and we thank you for taking...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Accessible rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Established in 1949, Cottages by the Sea is a family owned and operated, beachfront, boutique hotel, located just south of the town of Frederiksted on the island of St. Croix in the US Virgin Islands. Our goal is to provide our guests with a quiet, friendly, relaxed, truly authentic Caribbean beach vacation. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Cottages By The Sea

Address: 127A Estate Smithfield, Frederiksted 00840-4048, St. Croix
Region: Caribbean > U.S. Virgin Islands > St. Croix > Frederiksted
Price Range: $210 - $317 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Cottages By The Sea 3*
Number of rooms: 27
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Cottages By The Sea Hotel Frederiksted
Cottages By The Sea St. Croix/Frederiksted
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“You'll be lucky to get a room !”
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“All the rooms are GREAT!!!!”
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