Two nights at the Beach Plaza before a cruise was not the best start to my vacation. Everything looks a bit faded and in need of refurbishment. My room had a view of road repairs. I had prepaid the room and was expecting an ocean view. The hotel seemed fairly empty on my first night but got busier the next. Dinner in the resturant was OK until the server rudely demanded I pay cash because the desk didn't have a credit card imprint. I assured her that they did, and after checking she grudgingly let me sign my meal to my room. No apology. Friday night is a well advertised lobster feast. Quite pricey for what was very overcooked lobster, but there was a lot of variety on the buffet. The breakfast was fairly typical of mass-produced breakfasts - most of the 'hot' food was almost cold, as was much of the service.
What saved my stay was the short walk into Marigot - a real bonus. But especially I enjoyed the little stores in the same block as the hotel, particularly Art + Design SXM, which is a lovely paper gifts shop. Owner Bettina made me very welcome and I can honestly say this is the only time I've been in a paper gifts shop where I was served cafe au lait, stollen, and champagne as a welcome! Thanks to Bettina I would consider staying again at the Beach Plaza if I was taking a cruise from Marigot.
I spent a fair bit of time in the lobby using the wifi and it's a pleasant spot. Not much of a beach but a sheltered area for watching the ocean waves.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Beach Hotel is ideally located in front of the Caribbean sea, on a small beach of fine, golden sand at the heart of the Marigot Bay. The area offers a shopping mall, fine restaurants and a variety of nightlife entertainment. All 144 rooms and suites are spacious and fully equipped, with views of Marigot and the mountains, or sea views. Enjoy our restaurant/bar located by the swimming pool and facing the Caribbean sea.. Get ready for the perfect holiday with our dedicated activity desk, musical animation, beach bar, beach and pool entertainment, and solarium. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Beach Plaza Hotel
- Beach Plaza Marigot
- Le Beach Hotel St Martin / St Maarten/Marigot, Saint-Martin