$369 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Feb 1, 2015 Check-out: Feb 3, 2015

Marriott Frenchman's Reef and Morning Star Beach Resorts

5 stars
5 Est Bakkeroe, Post Office Box 7100, St Thomas, 0
Hotel Overview

3.9/5

Overall score

81%

Would recommend

Amenities:
3.9
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3.7
Comfort:
4
Location:
4.4
Value:
3.7
Experience Virgin Islands luxury with a private beach and treatment spa

Situated overlooking Morning Star beach, Marriott Frenchman's Reef and Morning Star Beach Resorts is an idyllic tropical paradise with stunning views over the Caribbean Sea. Luxurious rooms set in beachfront and garden locations blend tropical style with modern conveniences such as wireless Internet access. Indulge in a pampering treatment or massage at the spa, take a dip in one of three impressive pools or enjoy a range of activities at the resort's water sports center. A selection of exciting on-site bars and restaurants cater for all tastes.

Highlights
  • Private beachfront location
  • On-site treatment and massage spa
  • Water sports center and three swimming pools
Rooms

Rooms at Marriott Frenchman's Reef and Morning Star Beach Resorts have a vibrant, tropical style and offer stunning settings with breathtaking views of lush tropical gardens or the Caribbean Sea. Most rooms benefit from private balconies, and beachfront accommodations boast private terraces leading onto the beach. Rooms feature luxury comforts such as down comforters and cotton-rich linens, and bathrooms with Bath and Body Works products. Modern in-room conveniences include wireless Internet access, individual climate control and LCD cable TVs. At Morning Star Resort, the more intimate 96-unit rooms are waiting for you and features tropical decor, open-air terrace and mahogany sliding doors.

Features

A range of on-site restaurants and bars cater for every taste. Aqua Terra Restaurant is open for breakfast and dinner, offering its 'eggs to order' station and gourmet dinner dishes like Cilantro Crusted Sea Scallops. Coco Joe's serves light fare and a Caribbean buffet every Wednesday night. Sand Star on Morning Star Beach is the place to enjoy the sea breeze and signature frozen Daiquiri's. Captain's Café offers traditional pub fare and the chance to catch the latest sporting events. The pool bar is the ideal place for a swim-up drink or snack.

The Marriott Frenchman's Reef and Morning Star Beach Resort's has a fully-serviced water sports center offering a range of exciting activities right on the beach. Sports courts offer the chance for a game of tennis or volleyball. Morning Star Fitness Spot boasts cardiovascular equipment and a range of free weights while Spa on Morning Star Beach offers an indulgent selection of massages and treatments.

Transportation

  • Cyril King Airport  (6 mi/9.7 km)
Attractions
  • Coral World Ocean Park
  • St. Thomas Skyride Gondola
Business
  • On-site business center
  • Flexible meeting and conference space
Policies and fees
  • Only the Frenchman's Reef has accessible rooms.
  • Complimentary parking. Pets are not allowed. Wi-Fi available in public areas and guest rooms. Safe deposit boxes available at front desk. Smoke-free property.
  • Resort fee is $45/room, per day.  Fee includes: four bottled water per room, per day; Internet access in the lobby and sleeping rooms; unlimited local calls; 800 calls; use of beach chairs and umbrellas; unlimited use of non-motorized (excluding sail boats) water sports from the beach of Morning Star; unlimited use of snorkels, flippers, masks and floaters; unlimited use of tennis courts and the reef fitness center; participation in resort activity classes like yoga and aerobics (coordinated by recreation staff); shuttle services throughout the resort; invitation to the resorts weekly cocktail reception (wednesdays 5pm -6pm); $20 lazule spa or salon coupon to be applied to purchases of $150 or more for services at regular price (this excludes any published package, promotion or discount); two $5 off coupons (per room, one time only) for the night kayak tour provided by adventure desk; and two $10 off coupons for the catamaran half-day tour  provided by adventure desk.

  • If you book the All Inclusive Plan, this is what it includes:
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and drinks from the following restaurants/bars: Aqua Terra Oceanfront Grill and Azur Pool Bar **(Surcharges of $15 per order applies on Prime Cut meats, Lobster and Crab dishes at the on site restaurants) *** (Surcharge of $15 per order applies when ordering from regular menu)
  • Complimentary use of Health Club
  • Complimentary tennis court rental
  • Recreational activities (excludes activities requiring additional fees)
  • Unlimited Gold Standard brand cocktails, house wines, domestic beers and non-alcoholic beverages by the glass only
  • Snorkel gear, pool and beach floats, beach chairs and umbrellas
  • 15% gratuities at participating restaurants and bars (Any additional gratuity needs to be paid for either by cash or credit card at time of check signing)
  • Day Kids Club.
  • Children 12 and under eat free from the Children's Menu
  • Package benefits begin at 4pm on day of arrival and ends at 11am on the day of departure.

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

Marriott Frenchman's Reef and Morning Star Beach Resorts Rooms

All Inclusive Garden View
Located at Morning Star:Our guest rooms feature 1 king or 2 double beds with a private balcony overlooking the lush green of our tropical gardens while just steps away from the sugar fine sand. All inclusive package: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner and drinks from the following restaurants/bars: Aqua Terra, Sunset Grill, Captain's Cafe Sand Bar, Coco Joe's. Room service is NOT included. Surcharges of $15 per order applies on Prime Cut meats, Lobster and Crab dishes at the onsite restaurants. Surcharge of $15 per order applies when ordering from regular menu. Recreational activities (excludes activities requiring additional fees). Unlimited Gold Standard brand cocktails, house wines, domestic beers and non-alcoholic beverages by the glass only.Snorkel gear, pool and beach floats, beach chairs and umbrellas. 15% gratuities at participating restaurants and bars. Any additional gratuity needs to be paid for either by cash or credit card at time of check signing
Water View - Newly Renovated Guest Room
Newly renovated resort room located at Frenchman's Reef Resort. Enjoy sweeping views of one of the world's most scenic harbors or of the deep blue crystal clear Caribbean Sea and relax on your private balcony and watch as the breathtaking ships glide gracefully into the night. Rooms are newly decorated in cool Caribbean colors, featuring Marriott's ultra luxurious Revive bedding and beds, one king or two double beds, in room coffee, and internet. 420 Square
Island View - Newly Renovated Guest Room
Located at Frenchman's Reef: Maximize your value while enjoying all the amenities of our award winning Resort! Enjoy a view of the island's lush gardens, emerald hills and tropical foliage. Rooms are decorated in vibrant island colors and offer one king or two double beds. 420 Square Feet
Beachfront - Morning Star Beach
Located at Morning Star: Nestled on the dazzling white sand Morning Star beach, just steps away from the water's edge our guest rooms feature one king or two double beds. Enjoy the gentle sounds of breaking waves and warm tropical breezes from your private balcony as you watch the graceful ships sail into the night. 420 Square Feet
Garden View - Morning Star Beach
Located at Morning Star: Our guest rooms feature one king or two double beds with a private balcony overlooking the lush green of our tropical gardens while just steps away from the sugar fine sand of Morning Star beach. 420 Square Feet
All Inclusive Beachfront
Located at Morning Star: Nestled on the dazzling white sand Morning Star beach, just steps away from the water's edge our guest rooms feature one king or two double beds and private balcony. All inclusive package: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner and drinks from the following restaurants/bars: Aqua Terra, Sunset Grill, Captain's Cafe Sand Bar, Coco Joe's. Room service is NOT included. Surcharges of $15 per order applies on Prime Cut meats, Lobster and Crab dishes at the onsite restaurants. Surcharge of $15 per order applies when ordering from regular menu. Recreational activities (excludes activities requiring additional fees). Unlimited Gold Standard brand cocktails, house wines, domestic beers and non-alcoholic beverages by the glass only.Snorkel gear, pool and beach floats, beach chairs and umbrellas. 15% gratuities at participating restaurants and bars. Any additional gratuity needs to be paid for either by cash or credit card at time of check signing
All Inclusive Water View
Located at Frenchman's Reef Resort. Newly decorated, featuring Marriott's ultra-luxurious Revive bedding and beds, 1 king or 2 double beds, in room coffee, and internet and private balcony. All inclusive package: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner and drinks from the following restaurants/bars: Aqua Terra, Sunset Grill, Captain's Cafe Sand Bar, Coco Joe's. Room service is NOT included. Surcharges of $15 per order applies on Prime Cut meats, Lobster and Crab dishes at the onsite restaurants. Surcharge of $15 per order applies when ordering from regular menu. Recreational activities (excludes activities requiring additional fees). Unlimited Gold Standard brand cocktails, house wines, domestic beers and non-alcoholic beverages by the glass only.Snorkel gear, pool and beach floats, beach chairs and umbrellas. 15% gratuities at participating restaurants and bars. Any additional gratuity needs to be paid for either by cash or credit card at time of check signing
All Inclusive Island View
Located at Frenchman's Reef: Enjoy a view of the island's lush gardens, emerald hills and tropical foliage. Rooms are decorated in vibrant island colors and offer 1 king or 2 double beds. All inclusive package: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner and drinks from the following restaurants/bars: Aqua Terra, Sunset Grill, Captain's Cafe Sand Bar, Coco Joe's. Room service is NOT included. Surcharges of $15 per order applies on Prime Cut meats, Lobster and Crab dishes at the onsite restaurants. Surcharge of $15 per order applies when ordering from regular menu. Recreational activities (excludes activities requiring additional fees). Unlimited Gold Standard brand cocktails, house wines, domestic beers and non-alcoholic beverages by the glass only.Snorkel gear, pool and beach floats, beach chairs and umbrellas. 15% gratuities at participating restaurants and bars. Any additional gratuity needs to be paid for either by cash or credit card at time of check signing

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Elevators
Activities
Outdoor pool
Fitness center or spa
Fitness Center
Spa
Tennis
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Business center
Laundry service
In-Room Safe
Tour desk
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Barber/Beauty shop
Conference facilities
Gift shop
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Free parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant
Accessible facilities
Wheel chair access
Service animals allowed
Accessible parking
Public areas wheelchair accessible for disabled
Handicapped parking
Audible emergency alarm for sight impaired guest
Wheelchair accessible elevators
Visual emergency alarm for hearing impaired guest
Ramp access to buildings
Brailled elevators

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Dining

Sand Bar at Morning Star Beach
The Sand Bar located on Morning Star Beach, is serviced by one of St. Thomas's most popular restaurants, Havana Blue. Experience the excellent menu of Havana Blue while enjoying the beautiful atmosphere from your beach chair at the Sand Bar.
Aqua Terra Oceanfront Grill
All new St Thomas restaurant, Aqua Terra Oceanfront Grill offers a centralized lounge and dining experience with breathtaking views of the famous Charlotte Amalie Harbor with excellent cuisines and upscale atmosphere.
Azur Pool Bar
Located at our infinity pool area, stop by the Azur Pool Bar and enjoy some nice food and drinks and enjoy the views overlooking the picturesque Charlotte Amalie Harbor.
Sunset Grill & Bar
The recently renovated Sunset Bar & Grill is an open-air St. Thomas restaurant overlooking the sunset harbor/pools serving excellent cocktails, Caribbean and American favorites. O
Coco Joe's at Morning Star Beach
An open-air St. Thomas bar, located right on Morning Star Beach, that is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Coco Joe's Grill offers a relaxing atmosphere with live music, which includes Steel Drum bands.
Rum Bar
The Rum Bar and its all new terrace offers views of St. Thomas and its stunning harbor. It is the perfect place to enjoy a nightcap with friends.
Havana Blue at Morning Star Bea
Latin America meets the Pacific Rim at Havana Blue. Known as Oceanfront Experiential Dining. Havana Blue has received numerous awards including Best Dining Experience. Located seaside with gorgeous views of the sunset and departing cruise ship. NOT INCLUDED IN THE ALL INCLUSIVE OPTION or ADD-ON
Star Market on Morning Star Beach
Located right on Morning Star Beach, this St. Thomas market is open daily serving pastries, fresh fruit, boxed lunches, sandwiches, salads and more. Star Marketplace offers a perfect place to grab a bite to take on your Virgin Island adventure.
Presto Market at Frenchman's Reef
Frenchman's Reef offers convenience and variety for guests on-the-go. A carry-out deli and coffee bar with gourmet snacks, picnic baskets, beer, wine and spirits are available. NOT INCLUDED IN THE ALL INCLUSIVE OPTION or ADD-ON

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
Frenchman's Reef Resort has certified meeting and wedding planners that will create a flawless event for your next group or destination wedding in the USVI. From meeting your specific catering needs to providing the latest enhancements in audio-visual technology, we'll provide the elements that support your meeting objectives, along with a service-rich tradition of meetings expertise. Known for our creative and innovative catering menus our food and beverage team is dedicated to make your next event the most memorable one yet. In addition, we offer a array of unique meeting, event, and wedding spaces - some offering breathtaking views of harbor.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1600
Check-out:
1100

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (207)

Ratings and reviews for Marriott Frenchman's Reef and Morning Star Beach Resorts

Overall score

3.9 / 5
5.01.0
207 out of 207
Amenities:
3.9
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3.7
Comfort:
4
Location:
4.4
Value:
3.7

81% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
frances k.
N/A
Jan 26, 2015

trip for my husband and I

The location is beautiful, great job on the new pool and hot tub. We love this hotel but if you want to make it even better the speed of the staff really needs to pick it up . I know it is the Islands but ..the food take way to long and all staff, especially the bar should have some personality and welcome/friendliness which they do not. Gotta be a great place to work...but the quality of the food is great. A little high 18.00 for a Cheeseburger is getting out of hand...The Havana Blue is amazing too but again it took over 45 for our first drink and 1 15 mins for any food...

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Johan E.
N/A
Jan 24, 2015

Very disappointing

Incredible to see how such a hotel, with such great location, can be so poorly managed. Staying at a Marriott Resort at such location creates expectations. Such poor level of service can't be compensated by the great location. The hotel is both understaffed and the staff working is not neither trained or motivated to deliver a customer experience. Never again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
1
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
1
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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
fhmoore724
Lexington
Jan 23, 2015

Basketball trip

We stayed at the Monringstar part of the Marriott at Frenchman's Nov 20-25. The beach is much better than our previous visit in 2006. There was a lot of damage from a hurricane on that previous trip. We were there for the Paradise Jam basketball tournament and the Marriott is the "hub" for the event. My biggest complaint is the cost and lack of variety in the restaurants. The food is good but very limited choices and way overpriced. We love the beach cottage feel of the rooms right on the beach at the Morningstar location. The $30 per room per day resort fee that had been added since our previous trip is a real turn-off. A couple of bottles of water a day, use of free WiFi and beach chairs/water sports equipment are included for that fee. For the cost of the room WiFi should always be include d and if you are a beach hotel you should have beach chairs for free. I'd rather pay as I go for water equipment and for maybe a cabana but not chairs. We had a great time....beach and basketball! The facilities are nice but overpriced.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
3
Value:
2
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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
skhosl01
N/A
Jan 20, 2015

Good hotel, A/C needs renovation

This is a great hotel overall. However, we did find one cockroach in our room one night. Also, the air conditioning is very loud and can be distracting when trying to sleep. Otherwise good food, good location, and good staff. We enjoyed our stay.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Alicia
N/A
Jan 16, 2015

Fun stay at Frenchman's Reef

The popular Frenchman's Reef is conveniently located within a 15-minute drive from the airport. The facilities are actually comprised of 2 different, yet integrated resorts, each offering a different experience,. The hotel is perched high on a hill with Morning Star Beach Resort located below along the beach. A shuttle bus connects the 2 facilities for those not interested or able to take the scenic hike between the 2 properties - excellent for getting your daily exercise on! Restaurants on the premises range from adequate,beachside casual dining to outstanding fine dining restaurants with seaside vistas. The stay was relaxing and I would return to Frenchman's Reef on a future trip.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Dining tip:

I strongly recommend dining at Room with a View at Bluebeard's Castle. Our group of 30 dined there one evening and each of us found the food exceptional and the service excellent. Go for lunch though to fully enjoy the view.

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Review of Marriott Frenchman's Reef and Morning Star Beach Resorts

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
V.597
N/A
Jan 15, 2015

Awesome getaway and beautiful view

We had a great time and the hotel was nice. We stayed on the beach, the rooms were not updated however the view made up for it. We are going back this year again as the location was perfect.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
3
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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Michael W.
N/A
Jan 14, 2015

Average Value

The hotel is located in a great spot and has an awesome beach. The two big reasons I give this hotel a lower rating is due to the eateries and the resort fee. I do realize that hotel restaurants will be a little more pricey. However, I felt that the food at this hotel was way over priced in each of its eateries. Next, there is a $45 a day hotel resort fee to cover all of the amenities which I believe should be included in the price of the room. When looking at this hotel's website, you see nothing about this fee. They do, however, tout all of their great amenities. The first I heard of the fee was when I saw the sign on the front desk at check-in - a little late to argue it at that point. The resort fee covers the WiFi, on-site hotel shuttle, gym, beach chairs, etc. I feel the resort fee is nickle and diming guests. This is a resort. If they feel the need to charge more for all of the amenities, then they should raise the price of the room a bit. The resort fee simply leaves a bad taste in my mouth. If a friend asks, I would recommend the hotel but would make sure they are aware of the two concerns I had.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
2
Dining tip:

Unless you have a rental car, be prepared to add $30 to any dining experience off site in town. A cab ride to the local eateries are $6 a person each way. We typically spent $15 each way (for 2) with tip. The Greenhouse and Betsy's were my 2 favorite places to eat and the prices were decent.

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Review of Marriott Frenchman's Reef and Morning Star Beach Resorts

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
roger t.
N/A
Jan 12, 2015

Fun trip

Very nice room, staff awesome, great location, lots of things to do

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
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Review of Marriott Frenchman's Reef and Morning Star Beach Resorts

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Kathey H.
N/A
Dec 31, 2014

Awesome Trip with my son

This was my oldest son's graduation gift and first experience outside the continental US. He LOVED the Marriott and especially the pools and views of the island and harbor. You made this trip the best experience for he and I that we will never forget. He also loved the Catamaran "The Cat" snorkel trip. Thanks for making this a special trip for he and I to enjoy the memories and fun we shared.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
eag4331
Business
Terre Haute
Dec 23, 2014

Nice experience

Nice hotel, all the amenities you'd expect. Courteous staff. Beautiful location and views

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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