Comfort Suites Hotel

, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
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Comfort Suites Hotel

, Grand Cayman
7 Mile Beach - Grand Cayman - Cayman Islands Hotel Website | 345/945/7300
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Decent Value

from A TripAdvisor Member
On very expensive Seven Mile Beach on very expensive Grand Cayman, I would have to agree that the Comfort Suites hotel represents the best value for the money (although it still seemed overpriced by some US standards at $250/night). My friends stayed at the Westin, which is admittedly nicer and has a beautiful beach, but paid about $650/night for an ocean view but not appreciably superior room. I don't regret my decision to go with CS. As noted elsewhere, it has access to a fairly narrow, but passable, beach, but I'd recommend that serious beachgoers head up to the Westin beach for the day. The rooms were large and conveniently equipped with a kitchenette. Our room was generally clean, but musty, so I often left the windows open to air it out. (I don't think the maid went to particular trouble to clean thoroughly, and I had to ask for extra towels). The pool was dubiously murky for my tastes, so I avoided it. It was nice having "Stingers" -- the poolside bar and restaurant -- and the Don Foster dive shop located on premises. Location was convenient to town and hotels.

Great location

from pelican2005
The Comfort Suites at first sight seems quite basic and for the first day we weren't convinced we were in the best location but we found we were near lots of restaurants and bars all with in walking distance. When we hired a car and travelled further up Seven Mile beach we realised we were in one of the best locations. For a standard hotel we found the staff attentive and friendly, the rooms were well equiped and very clean. The pool area and breakfast room were also very good. We travelled in December with a 6 mth old baby and found it an excellent place to go. The beach is a very short walk away and was being replaced after the last hurricane. All in all I would recommend it.

The best value on Seven Mile Beach

from ScottNC
My wife and I stayed at the Comfort Suites in February 2006. Overall we were pretty impressed with the level of quality the hotel offers considering its relatively low price. When we were searching for hotels this was the least expensive hotel on the beach.

The hotel is not quite directly on the beach. There is a small condominium that sits between the hotel and the beach, with a short walkway allowing hotel guests easy access to the shore. As some other reviews have mentioned, the condominium was severely damaged during hurricane Ivan in 2004, and as of February 2006 nothing has been done to it (the damage is so bad the building will almost certainly need to be torn down). Even though the hotel is not directly on the beach, this is of little concern. The hotel does have plenty of rooms with an ocean view (strangely, this is one of the few buildings on the beach that has no balconies whatsoever), and the hotel has a small supply of beach chairs out on the beach.

The hotel's pool area is nice enough. The pool is not terribly large, but it's a great way to cool off on a hot day. There are a good number of chairs around the pool as well as a hot tub and hammock. This was generally a popular gathering spot for guests regardless of the weather.

The rooms are simple but comfortable. In addition to the usual bed and television, our room had a sofa and a small kitchenette featuring a small refrigerator, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, sink, and seating area. The bathroom area, especially the shower, felt reasonably spacious compared to some hotels I've stayed in. For entertainment you have about 15 television channels, including ESPN, CNN, HBO, Showtime, and Cinemax. There is also free wireless Internet access if you bring your laptop (and a computer in the lobby you can use if you don't bring your own).

The free continental breakfast is pretty good. There are half a dozen varieties of cereal, make-your-own waffles, muffins, bagels, toast, fresh fruit, coffee and juice. The dining area could have used a little more seating, and we sometimes had to return to our room with our breakfast.

The hotel and grounds are generally well kept. The landscaping is attractive and the hotel was always clean. The staff was reasonably friendly (more welcoming than I have met on other Caribbean islands, though still not what you might expect in the states).

For your other needs, the hotel is fairly well located. There is a small dive shop right next to the hotel pool. A car rental (Andy's Rent-A-Car) is right across the street. There are several reasonably priced restaurants just a short walk from the hotel, including some American chains. The Marriot, next door, has a beachfront rental operation for Wave Runners, sea kayaks, and other water craft. The nearest grocery stores are about a 15 minute walk in either direction. Downtown George Town is about a 25 minute walk south of the hotel, and you can easily walk north from the hotel for more than an hour and still be on Seven Mile Beach.

Overall, if you want to stay on Seven Mile Beach and don't want to spend a small fortune the Comfort Suites is probably your best bet.

Awesome service

from A TripAdvisor Member
We had a great time, the staff were friendly and very attentive. The place was always spotless. It was great; an easy place to just relax and chill.

We'd definitely recommend this place.

Relaxing and Rejunvating

from A TripAdvisor Member
My son and I stayed at the Comfort Suites in the Cayman Islands and it really was a relaxing trip. I was afraid that my son (15) would be board, well he was not. We went swimming with the stinrays, saw the turtle farm, he went parasailing, and deep sea fishing. We spent the day at Rum Point and had a great time playing volleyball, the hamburger was great as well as the people. Transportation was not a problem.

It was alway pleasant going back to the hotel as it has everything you need on a vacation. The front desk staff always greeted us with a warm smile and made us feel at home. The comfort Suites staff were helpful and informative about the bus schedules, resturants and which attractions would be fun. The suites were clean and very large and well equiped and they never ran out of towels. There was even a guest laundry room. The free continnial breakfast was like eating at home.
The resturant (just behind the Comfort Suites) had great food and the staff were outgoing and friendly. They always had a smile on their face.

We plan on returning in 2007 and this time the whole family will go. Comfort Suites is a place that I would strongly recomment to anyone and for any occasion. It is the perfect place to go to either for fun, relaxation or for business. Their prices, I think, are the best on the Island, especially for what you recieve. I am looking forward to returning to the Cayman Islands again.

Great Stay Once Again ...

from meli0823
The last time we were here was January of 2004 and we had a wonderful stay. This time, Dec 30 - Jan 8th, 2006, only 15 months after the wrath of Ivan devastated the island, we were happily surprised that the place looked great and the service was just as wonderful as before. Of course, there are still signs of recouperation around the island, but it is mainly some private homes still in need of repair and some trees that just weren't able to grow back after being ripped of their foliage. The beach is wonderful, the water perfect, the shops and restaurants are back in order and the Comfort Suites and Stingers are back in top shape and are still the best buy on Seven Mile Beach. You simply can't beat the accomodations and location that you get for the price. We love Cayman and love the Comfort Suites and would/do recommend it to everyone who is considering a trip to the Carribean. The coffee shop, Cafe Del Sol, our favorite restaurant, Cimboco, and the Gelato shop are right around the corner. Several other restaurants (including those listed above) are just a moments walk away. The Royal Palms Beach Bar is just a 1/4 mile walk down the beach, where you can sit right on the beach for lunch, dinner or just drinks in your swim suit.

So, for anyone considering staying here or going to Cayman for the first time ... This place is clean, has kitchenettes available, has a beautiful pool with food and drinks poolside, a 15 second walk to the beach, super friendly staff both in the hotel and at Stingers, and the hotel couldn't be located in a better spot on 7 mile beach. All of this for a price that can't be beat. Yes, Cayman overall is a little more expensive, but to us... it is definitely worth it!!!! It is a beautiful island with wonderful people. There is great shopping - wonderful restaurants - wonderfully, friendly people - the best beach, snorkeling and diving around - incredible sunsets and then an awesome star filled night sky - gorgeous bouganvilla - adorable turtles ... I could go on and on.

We have been to Cayman 4 times in the past 10 years and will keep returning as often as we can afford to do so. This place has become a part of me and every time I have to leave, I dream of the day that I may return for yet another stay.

very clean, no frills facility

from A TripAdvisor Member
Pros - Three of us just finished a stay at the Comfort Suites. This was a VERY clean facility and the hotel workers were very nice. The Don Foster Dive Shop on the premises was very helpful, as I needed to find a prescription dive mask, and they directed me to a store that had some. Stingers, the bar/restaurant on premises, had good food and some great prices (as compared to other places in the Cayman Islands) for drinks. (Tuesdays have $2.75 Cayman dollars beers for most brands.) The continental breakfast is a typical breakfast of that type, except they also have two Belgian waffle makers for the guests. (Note: This is a big benefit due to the food costs in the Caymans.)

We had a two bedroom suite, with nice bedrooms. (Double beds; try to get two queens if possible.) The kitchen had everything most people would need, except for an oven. (Tip: Bring your snacks and non-perishable food with you. Food prices in the Caymans are at least double what they are in the U.S.)

I recommend this hotel if you are traveling with smaller children as it will have all of the room you need and you can use the kitchen. They also had ESPN, HBO, Fox, NBC, Cinemax and Showtime on cable.

Cons - 1. What appeared to be the "living room" was very small with only a couch. (Two chairs at the eating area could be turned to watch TV.) The couch cushions were way too soft and made it very hard to stand up from the couch. 2. The pool looks bigger in the pictures than it actually is. 3. The beach behind the hotel is not very wide. You have to walk about 25 yards behind the hotel to get to it. While we were there the government was trying to rebuild the beach damage from Hurricane Ivan so the beach was virtually unusable as they had a dozer, an excavator and a very large dump truck manuvering the sand on what was the hotel's beach. Several of the guests used chairs and space at the Marriott's beach next door. Later in the week the equipment was gone and there was a semblance of a beach. If you are looking for a palm tree lined, deep beach, this is not it.

Be sure you wear your flip-flops to and from the beach. You will notice the building behind the hotel was severely damaged by Ivan and is still standing. You have to walk past this eyesore to get to the beach. We found a couple of pieces of very thin but sharp metal in the sand by this place.

4. The internet ad I saw for this hotel showed a dive class in the hotel's pool. That is no longer done. If you want to take the dive class you have to sign up at the dive shop on the premises and they will tell you where the class is held.

Grand Cayman was Grand

from justf0rfun
Just returned from Grand Cayman. Comfort Suites was great, staff was attentive, and handled Hurricane Emily situation well. Did not get an excellent mark just because this is not a luxury class hotel. Nice rooms at a great price. Also would recommend Capt. Marvin's for Stingray City. Managed to be one of the last boats out before they were put up for protection from Emily. Good reviews were confirmed for both. One note, the path to the water from Comfort Suites still has damaged properties on both sides. Not a problem, I was just a little suprised by the state of repairs of many of the structures after Ivan. The Island was great, the people were great, and it seemed the people were still working to rebound after the damage from Ivan. It seemed that most of the restaurants have rebuilt and are now open. There was no shortage of good food. A car tour of the island showed just how destructive Ivan was. Many of the private residences are still under repair. The people seemed appreciateve that tourists were returning and probably need as much tourism as they can get. Just be prepared to see some damage, especially outside the tourist areas. I would highly recommend a trip to Grand Cayman.

Grand Cayman struggles to regain tourism

from A TripAdvisor Member
Grand Cayman - May 7-14, 2005
Recently returned from a week's stay at the Comfort Suites Hotel on 7 Mile Island. Hotel was cheapest find in a 2 month search - $132.00/nite with $32.00 daily hotel tax charge added. Expensive for 2-star hotel! Accommodations below average. Toilet wouldn't flush, stopper missing in sink. Hotel halls smelled musty; perhaps from Ivan's havoc.
Endless piles of dead trees, shrubs, etc. still heaped in enormous piles waiting to be discarded throughout the island. Every roof on the island from east to west tips were either replaced, or crews replacing them. We had to sign a release for construction taking place on the roof of the hotel we stayed in. Many of the hotels still not even 50% up and running. Marriott next to us, was replacing their roof, entrance rerouted thru side of the building, and pool completely demolished still. The Turtle Farm was a big dissappointment - it consists of several holding tanks full of different size turtles. No guide, no posted information on any of the tanks to guide you. Supposedly, a big 26 million $$ plan for the farm within the next 2 years. Grand Cayman took such a devasting hurricane last September, in my opinion, that it will need 2-3 years to return to the state it was in before Ivan entered the picture! I intend to return to this island, but will be a fews years out. Food is very expensive - bring snacks!

Nice hotel, good location

from jlc519
We were there from Wednesday, May 11 through Sunday, May 15 for a destination wedding. Originally, they had planned to stay and have the wedding at the Grand Cayman Marriott but the Marriott was destroyed by Hurricane Ivan and is still under construction. The Marriott was right next door to the Comfort Suites and looked very nice from the outside. As far as the Comfort Suites, it also is recently renovated due to all the damage so the rooms are nice and clean. We heard that the fourth floor where we stayed had just recently opened, which explains why they were just putting up the inside drapes our second day in the room.

We had a Deluxe Studio, which had two double beds, a pull out couch, sink, microwave, toaster and dorm size refrigerator. Room was a decent size. Our air conditioner was leaking a little bit and they brought a blower into the room to dry it , which didn't work but the air still worked fine. I'm guessing these are some of the kinks that need to be ironed out still. Also, if you don't have hot water, ask the front desk and they will show you which way to turn the knob to get it to work.

The continental breakfast was great, in addition to the regular muffins, bagels, cereal they had waffles you could make yourself. We ate there every morning, although some people went across the street to Coconut Joe’s and said the breakfast there was great as well.

The Comfort Suites has a very nice pool deck and a great restaurant/bar called Stingers at the pool. Food was delicious (loved the chicken quesadillas) and priced good for sandwiches, apps, etc. The beach was just down a short path past a building that was also destroyed. We pretty much had the beach to ourselves since the three closest buildings to the Comfort Suites are still under construction. But it is also at the very beginning of Seven Mile Beach, so there wouldn’t be too many people down that end anyway. There were also a couple coral reefs and concrete barriers just off the shore which were great for snorkeling. You can rent snorkeling equipment from the little store at the hotel for $5 for 2 hours.

This hotel wasn't a luxury hotel, but definitely nice if you are looking for a decent place to stay on a budget. It is also one of the closest hotels on Seven Mile Beach to town, so cab rides only took a few minutes. I would stay here again if/when we go to the Cayman Islands again.

Top Local Tips for Grand Cayman

stay on the beach!!! While Srtingray City was fun, it was quite rough and wavy while we were out...the snorkle stop was more uncomfortable than fun. Just take a one stop trip to see the stingrays, and do all of your snorkling from the beach at the hotel.

Cabs check prices before you get into cabs. Cab drivers are friendly and can offer good value. Small buses also good on seven mile for $2

Dive, snorkel or just put your face in the water Grand Cayman has amazing water and lots of pretty fish. If you dive, you'll see it all. If you snorkel, go to the Paradise Cafe in Georgetown, right on the main street at the harbor, near the Hard Rock Cafe, and jump in! You won't believe the fish that are right there at the rocks in fron of the cafe. There is a tiny beach and rickety stairs to go down to get into the water, but it's worth it.

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Other names for Comfort Suites Hotel

  • seven mile beach comfort suites
  • comfort suites seven mile beach
  • Address: 7 Mile Beach - Grand Cayman - Cayman Islands
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