Fodor's Expert Review Hôtel L'Esplanade

Grand Case, n/a St. Martin, 97150, St. Martin Fodor's Choice

Fans return year after year to the classy, loft-style suites in this immaculate family-owned and -operated boutique hotel, located on a hill overlooking Grand Case village and its harbor. Units are tastefully decorated in dark wood, tropics-style, with big four-poster beds; modern kitchens are sleek and stocked with basics before you arrive. The bathrooms have chic waterfall shower heads and double vessel sinks. There is a lovely pavilion for daily morning yoga (classes are complimentary for guests), and a nicely designed spa, too. Attention to detail and great service are hallmarks of Kristin & Marc Petrelluzzi, who also own Le Petit Hotel nearby on Grand Case Beach. Private terraces have astounding, postcard-perfect sunset and bay views, but you might hear your neighbors enjoying their sundowners, too. The resort's pool, which is heated with a swim-up bar, is in a picturesque garden and is the place to be for cocktails and gatherings. You'll have to walk about 5 minutes down the hillside to reach Grand Case Beach--then back up the hill to return, or take the complimentary shuttle to the beach at the sister hotel, where you have access to the water sports equipment.

PROS

  • highly attentive management
  • clean and beautiful
  • family-friendly

CONS

  • lots of stairs
  • not on the beach
  • the pool, spa, and yoga area are a bit of a walk from the rooms

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Family, Romantic, Views
Quiet
Near the beach
Design
$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 0590-87–06–55 | 866-596–8365-in U.S.

HOTEL DETAILS

24 units
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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