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L'Esperance Hotel

2.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Since about 10 years I visit LÉsperance never a complain everybody is very friendly The rooms are very clean everyday the lady cleans very good Last time in november 2016 and this year I will visit the hotel again I am still looking forward.

We have been coming here since 2011. The staff is always friendly and quick to help if you need anything. They are very, very clean. I have observed their cleaning habits & I believe you could literally eat off the floor. This year the pool looked a little milky & it wasn't because they weren't cleaning it. I noticed some visitors to the hotel would slather themselves up in sunscreen without rubbing it in and then proceed to get in the pool. Seriously? If you don't know how to use sunscreen you shouldn't be using it let alone getting in a public pool that others would like to use. Unfortunately, if a person just getting to the hotel doesn't see those people and only see the milky pool they would blame the hotel. The parking this year was a massive challenge. Because the hotel is so close to the hospital, it almost seems like locals are coming to visit people staying there & that leaves less room for actual patrons of the hotel. Not sure what advice to give on that because getting a car is important to exploring the island if that is your desire.

The pros: This small aparthotel has great personal service. It is clean. The kitchen is complete enough to cook a nice meal. The rooms are spacious and the bed is very good. The AC is in the bedroom and works ok. The cons : The other ventilators were old and did not work that well. The room was a bit stuffy. There is no view out of the balcony and the hotel sits in a bit of a messy neighborhood.

Inexpensive and a nice place to stay. The rooms come equipped with tools to make meals. The part I loved was the court yard, beautiful to sit out and great place to have meals. The air conditioning needs to be improved, it is warm. A nice swimming pool and lounge chairs. Awesome staff, friendly and so helpful.

This was our 6th year here and it gets harder to leave every time. The staff at L'Esperance make you feel so welcome they are better than family (depends on your family, lol). For a short stay it is amazing. For a long stay, there are challenges but with the economical price, you learn to work with it. The internet was a disappointment this year. It was hit and miss but I guess when its free you can't complain..? However, the rooms are clean and its nice and quiet. We love it here.

This spotless Aparthotel is situated in a residential area of Philipsburg. You're staying in a quarter where the locals live. We preferred it to sleeping in the busy tourist area. Nevertheless across the street is a supermarket and 2 minutes driving away is a huge Grand Marché. The apartments are adequately furnished, have air conditioning, the double bed was very good and there's a nice size fridge. It's very clean everywhere. We were there during Easter, but even then the cleaningladies were never absent and the towels were fresh daily. The staff at the reception is very helpful and willing to assist with reservations. We liked the terrace since there is always a nice cool breeze. During our stay we awoke on a few nights from car alarms that went off in the neighborhood. There was never a break in, but the repetitive noise was disturbing. Then again: you can't blame the hotel. We would advice a rental car to discover all of the island.

We flew in a day before our cruise set sail and just needed an economical place to stay. Didn't want to spend the money on a resort that we wouldn't really be able to take advantage of. We did that for the night after returning from the cruise and turned out sorry we didn't stay here again (see other review of Simpson Bay Resort). The hotel itself is just a wonderful little place with a very friendly staff, beautiful courtyard with covered sitting areas and a great pool. Its in a very odd area with residences and commercial businesses all around and mostly not near shops or restaurants within walking distance. All the other guests had cars so I assume that people staying here for their vacations just drive to the relatively nearby beaches, shopping, etc. A good walk away we found a great local restaurant (Marks) that was a great way to kick off our vacation so we were covered just fine. There was also a supermarket nearby and since the rooms have nice kitchens you can get your food needs without any trouble. I'm not sure I would stay here as a longer term vacation spot but that's a personal choice as to how much to spend vs. on site facilities. For the money it was great for us

Booked this hotel due to location and price. Very affordable for sxm. Good location to catch island buses. Near excellent grocery stores. Neighborhood is not as scenic as some would like, but my mother and I walked at night without problem. The staff were outstanding. Super friendly and helpful. Room very clean. Free parking a plus, too.

This was our 5th year staying @ L'Esperance. You just can't beat the value. The rooms are very clean & the staff is incredible. They take pride in this little paradise as we have seen them updating rooms and painting. It is located in a quiet area which is a nice change from the hustle and bustle of Sint Maarten. We always rent a car on our vacation and drive everywhere so, for us, it's in a great location. The only downside to this lovely little hotel is there is no where to cook. Their pots and pans are very worn and we definitely don't want to cook inside on the hot plate provided, it would make the room unbearably hot. It would be nice if there was a grill or an outdoor bbq. We also love being able to leave our key behind so we don't have to worry about it. The pool is refreshing and quiet as well. The internet service was, for the most part, good on this trip compared to other years. We stayed for 17 days and there was no internet for maybe a day and a half. We can't wait to get back!

I have really not much to say, I loved every single bit of it, If u made your wifi-range a little bigger it would be excellent.The rooms self are spacious,its a bummer that there no near-by Restaurants,there is in either way a grocery store on a 5 minute walk distance,wich helped alot.Keep up the good job.

Room options

Suite, 2 Bedrooms, Non Smoking

King 1 | Sleeps 5

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85% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 69 reviews