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Sadie's by The Sea

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We were traveling with 2 kids & live in Samoa so are used to things not always being as you might expect but our stay at Sadie’s went well beyond annoyances. We were very careful when we booked as we have heard they make mistakes with bookings frequently. Despite this they only booked us in for 1 night instead of 3 so we had to move rooms and spent the first night with our 6yo having to sleep in bed with us as the room only had beds for 3. They didn’t pick us up from the airport despite us booking it, we waited an hour for a taxi. We had to ask for enough towels, pillows, sheets (?!) and blankets as they only provided us with enough for 2 people in both rooms, our door was warped and didn’t shut/lock properly, the safe didn’t work in our room, neither did the WiFi, the pool was closed our first day and the second day a large function was being held around it which made it difficult to use. There were no rental cars available, when asked for other companies we were given 2 numbers, no offer to call for us & one of the numbers was incorrect. All of these problems we had to fix ourselves as they showed very little interest in helping us. We ended up leaving after 2 nights because we were fed up. They reluctantly called us a taxi which never came, & eventually I had to stay at the desk until they would call another. Other patrons in reception seemed more concerned with us missing our flight than the receptionist! The restaurant was nice but breakfast at DDW Cafe down the road was nicer. The view from the room was lovely. When traveling with kids having to make countless trips to reception (trying to call from our room was never answered) and being provided very little help can really ruin your holiday, it did for us!

The room was outdated. Mini fridge and microwave were in the bathroom. The restaurant, gift shop and pool are nice, as is the beach. The people were very friendly. We asked for water at the cafe and were served a 16 ounce bottle, for which we were charged $3. Some of the servers had trouble understanding our orders. The room air conditioner was on the wall above the bed, so blew cold air on my husband during the night.

I checked in at Sadie’s late on flight night, having just landed from Honolulu. The staff was perfectly lovely and the security guy/bellman in the lobby went above and beyond hauling my bag upstairs to my room and making no less than three trips back to the lobby to get me into said room. The electronic key didn’t work, so the A/C didn’t work, and the cable never worked. The room was clean and serviceable but it doesn’t bode well when a can of Raid is standard in every guest room. I found the lobby pretty grungy and unwelcoming and my room badly in need of upgrading, but I have colleagues who were very happy at Sadie’s. The setting (literally by the sea) is beautiful, and I was pretty happy to throw back the curtains my first morning to discover the view. I didn’t eat breakfast at the restaurant but did have several dinners there and found the food appetizing. I stayed at Sadie’s by the Sea two nights and the Tradewinds two nights, and while the latter is newer my overall experience at Sadie’s was more positive.

That’s it really... $200 for a king room for 4 of us, calls itself the “only fully-serviced resort on American Samoa” but doesn’t have breakfast either included or to buy. Weird moment at the Goat Island Restaurant when we ordered two strawberry cheesecakes and a chocolate ice cream. We were asked if we wanted ice cream with the cheesecake, and both of us said no. The cheesecake arrived... it was strawberry sponge cake, not cheesecake and had huge amounts of chocolate ice cream on the plate. No ice cream for my daughter. When I mentioned this to the waitress, she said “yes, I know what you ordered, but the chef did it like this”. By the time we had got a bowl for the ice cream and spooned it on ourselves, it was melted. Weird.

Spacious room, overlooking bay w/mini fridge and micro make this room comfy for long-stay. Nice waking up to scenery of calm bay and listening to rain when it pours. Restaurant on premises offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner that's reasonable and good.

I have stayed at this little motel/hotel on two occasions and each time I am reminded what a little gem it is. I travel a lot for my job and stay in a lot of high end 5+ Star hotels, with all the facilities, amenities, services, and options you could ever want. But this place reminds me that really, all you need is a clean, comfortable room, great food, friendly, helpful staff and a spectacular location. Sadie's By The Sea has all of spades. Sure, it's rustic and quite an old series of buildings. But it's got this lovely homey vibe with it's own little beach (with reef) in it's front yard. It even has some resident turtles that you can see just out from your table at the indoor/outdoor restaurant when you time it right. $5 beer all day is pretty good too. Really....what more could you want......

My wife and I planned a visit to American Samoa to visit the National Park. When we made online flight and hotel reservations; Sadie's was our place of choice for lodging.. We found the location exactly as describe - on the sea -, and the room was spacious and clean. Staff was top notch - willing to do what they could to make our stay as good as possible. We really appreciated the efforts to help with a rental car as they were in short supply due to disaster teams on the island helping recovery from a recent cyclone. A special thanks to Ms. Tee for her help with getting a vehicle for one full day, or we would have been without and missed visiting much of the island. We much appreciate allowing us late checkout while waiting for transportation to airport for evening flight back to Honolulu. Thanks to all for help and hospitality. We would most definitely stay here again.

We stayed here for a couple of nights to take a look around the island. It's in a good position by the sea, nice little pool and a few sun loungers with tables, chairs and umbrellas. It gets pretty hot here too .... The room itself was ok, pretty tired and in need of a refurb. However the rooms are big enough for two people, the beds are comfy enough. The bathroom again is tired but big enough. The shower didn't stay hot for long so if you wanted a long shower it'll be cold.. The wifi was hit and miss, it seemed to drop in and out which can be quite frustrating. The TV didn't work the whole time we were there, which was very annoying as that was one of the reasons we choose here.. We got picked up from the airport which was great and our driver was very helpful and knowledgeable about the island. They also took us back to the airport, another plus.. We'd recommend this place.

The hotel appears to have never been renovated since it originally opened. The carpets, furniture and bathrooms need updating. The beds still have nasty bedspreads. But the room is clean, has a/c and is located on the sea. Considering the lack of accommodations on the island, Sadies is a good choice. Do not eat at their restaurant unless it is your only choice.

Only 5 minutes flat walk from the ship dock and it has everything the family needs for only $5 per person. This was really great for our family as we were told there were no beaches and limited activity in the town. So wrong. For your $5 you get access to the pool, white sand beach, clean toilets/change room, a great coral garden for snorkeling (big blue starfish and trumpet fish a highlight) and you can rent their kayaks and wifi. Did I mention $1.75 beers? We spent the whole afternoon there at Sadies - it was great!

Utulei, Main Road Pago Pago

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Outdoor pool

Located 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from Mount Alava, Sadie's by The Sea is within a 10-minute drive of National Park of American Samoa. This 43-room, 3-star resort has a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. In central Pago Pago, the resort is also close to Tutuila.


Enjoy a bite to eat at the resort's restaurant, or relax with a drink at the bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service, or get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café. Start each morning off right with full breakfast served for a fee.


The 43 air-conditioned rooms feature kitchenettes and balconies. TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Coffee makers, free local calls, and safes are other standard amenities.

Property features

At Sadie's by The Sea, guests have access to an outdoor pool, free WiFi in public areas, and 2 meeting rooms. You can take advantage of free parking, along with an airport shuttle at scheduled times. A multilingual staff is on hand to assist with dry cleaning/laundry and luggage storage. Other amenities at this beach resort include conference space, a terrace, and laundry facilities.

Room options

Deluxe Room

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

69.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 185 reviews