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Reviewed November 14, 2022 via mobile

There is a reason that this hotel is ranked Top 25 in the Caribbean. Nothing is too much trouble, the atmosphere is so enjoyable, it's perfect. We stayed in a lead in studio room which was spacious, clean, so comfy and fully equipped. Our balcony was the real highlight as the views offered uninterrupted views the bay. One thing worth mentioning that nobody else seems to have previously is that this property is located right next to the local airport (SFG not SXM) so there are a handful of small (12 seater) aircrafts landing from neighbouring islands but I honestly barely noticed. The views are too spectacular to pay any attention and it was quite thrilling to see them land so low over the houses from the balcony (if you're in your room, you don't hear a thing anyway). Breakfast is light continental with fresh pastries that you pick the night before, fruit, Yoghurt and good coffee or fruit juices. The pool is in the perfect sun spot with a swim up bar hosted by the best, friendliest and knowledgeable bar team (Frank, Francesca and Alain are an absolute credit to this hotel and really made the stay what it was!). It is based mere minutes walking distance from Restaurant Row which covers any dining options you could think of from local Caribbean to fresh pizza to beautiful French fine dining, just be aware that due to the mountainous build of the island, there are a lot of steps to climb to get back up to the hotel (which helps burn the calories!) Or you can arrange the complimentary shuttle team to come and get you which was easy enough. I love this hotel, would definitely stay here again but maybe not so long - but only because it's so close to so many other islands so the perfect starting point to get elsewhere or finishing point to end on a guaranteed high!

Room tip: Getting a car is recommended and there are plenty of parking spaces but the island tours are brilliant,excellent value and mean you can enjoy a drink (or 10!)
Date of stay: November 2022
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Kristin Petrelluzzi, Owner at Hotel L'Esplanade, responded to this reviewResponded November 15, 2022

What a kind review, thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience. So happy to know that you truly enjoyed what we have to offer. We hope to welcome you back when your time allows, until then, be well! Cheers and A bientot!

Just a side note, our little airport is only for puddle jumpers and nothing takes off or lands outside of daylight hours. ;)

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Reviewed October 31, 2022

The hotel and its location is everything. Easy friendly service from all of the staff, brilliant visa across Grand Case with romantic sunsets. Easy walking onto “restaurant row” with great food choices…Lo Lo’s make it so authentic.

Date of stay: October 2022
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Kristin Petrelluzzi, Owner at Hotel L'Esplanade, responded to this reviewResponded November 1, 2022

Thank you so much for being with us! It was a pleasure having you with us and we look forward to your return visit when your time allows! A bientot!

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Reviewed August 10, 2022

There is much to say about this lovely but quaint hotel. The whole staff was truly wonderful and welcoming. They treated us like family and made a genuine effort to get to know us and address our needs. The rooms and views were absolutely remarkable. It was a short walk to the beach and restaurants. Truly the best sleep I have had while being away from home. I cannot wait for our next visit.

Date of stay: July 2022
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Kristin Petrelluzzi, Owner at Hotel L'Esplanade, responded to this reviewResponded August 10, 2022

Thank you so much for being with us! Look forward to welcoming you again and again! Cheers & A bientot!

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Reviewed August 7, 2022

This was our first trip to Saint Martin, and wow. To say we were pleased with our stay at L’Esplanade would be an understatement. We were absolutely blown away by the quaintness and beauty of this property, and of the island as a whole.

Upon check-in, we were greeted by Patricia, who immediately took our breakfast order for the next morning. The hotel now delivers breakfast instead of setting it out for self-service, an added bonus.

We booked the Oversized Loft and it did NOT disappoint. It was the most unique hotel room we’ve ever stayed in, and felt more like a little apartment than something at a hotel. The loft was a nice escape, and the master bathroom was beautiful. Pictures didn’t do it justice.

On the topic of breakfast, the food was outstanding. Just enough to start your day, and you can literally get whatever and however much you want.

The housecleaning staff did a great job every day, with the room spotless every time we came back from our excursions.

At the pool, not only were we able to meet the amazing Frank (man, does he make a good drink), but one evening we also met Mark, Hotel L’Esplanade’s (and Le Petit’s) owner. He was incredibly down to earth and gave us some good tips for what to do (and what not to do) on the island.

To Mark, Frank, Alex, Patricia, Yanick, and Manix (and everyone else whose name we didn’t get, thank you for an amazing stay on an amazing island.

We have found our paradise, and will be going back many times.

Date of stay: August 2022
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Kristin Petrelluzzi, Owner at Hotel L'Esplanade, responded to this reviewResponded August 8, 2022

So happy we hit the mark for you! Thank you so much for being with us. We look forward to welcoming you back when your time allows. Cheers & A bientot!

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Reviewed July 11, 2022

Seldom have I enjoyed such a well maintained property with high end appliances and every creature comfort. Views were gorgeous, property is large and spacious as were the rooms. Warm and friendly service completed our stay.

Date of stay: July 2022
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Kristin Petrelluzzi, Owner at Hotel L'Esplanade, responded to this reviewResponded July 11, 2022

Epic review! Thank you so much for choosing L'Esplanade, it was certainly a pleasure having you with us and we look forward to welcoming you back when your time allows! Cheers & A bientot!

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