Best Western Emerald Beach Resort Hotel, Charlotte Amalie
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Historical Traveller Reviews of Best Western Emerald Beach Resort Hotel
Great Hotel and Beach for the Price!!!from A TripAdvisor Member
Unbelieveable Service and Value for St. Thomasfrom A TripAdvisor Member
The Restaurant at the Hotel provided gouremet food at reasonable prices. Most people that come to St. Thomas do not realize how expensive everything is because they think it is still the US. We did have one minor problem in the 5 nights that we stayed at Emerald Beach, and the manager Joy took care of the problem promptly and professionaly. Kudos to the magement and employees of Emerald Beach for operating a great hotel. In a place where personal service and attention is becoming forgotten, Emerald Beach remembers that the guest is the most important business asset of all.
A Private Corner of the Worldfrom A TripAdvisor Member
The location is very nice as well. Most of the big hotels are on the east end of the island, which is a lot further than you think. It can take an hour or more to get downtown from the east end as traffic is horrible. All of the great restaurants and the world class shopping are downtown, which only takes about ten minutes from Emerald Beach.
It is true that the airport almost goes unnoticed. There is very little air traffic in St. Thomas, and it is of no bother while laying on the beach catching a perfect nap. The restaurant at the hotel was honestly the best restaurant we ate at on the island. They have large events every weekend, a must see and eat.
This was an easy choice to reccommend this hotel.
We Loved It!!!! BW Emerald Beach is Just Wonderful!!!from A TripAdvisor Member
We almost changed our reservation, but we are sure glad that we didn't.
If nothing else impresses an Emerald Beach visitor, it will be the beach and the wonderful Emerald waters. It is such a beautiful, ample, beach with great swimming---a great sandy bottom without a lot of current or drop-offs. Bill and I never stayed in the water as long as we did every day here. We made friends with Barbara at The Palms Restaurant, and we will remember her always. She is down-to-earth friendly, and we enjoyed getting to know her. Not to mention that she made dining at The Palms a special experience. Hello Barb!!!! And Rolston, who worked the pool bar was always smiling, too. Hi Rolston.
We wish we could have stayed longer. Also, the BW Emerald Beach has a terrific pool with a gorgoeous view! The rooms at Emerald Beach were more than adequate as well. While they could use a little brush up, they were neat and clean --brand new carpeting, which I loved--and the housekeeping service did a fine job every day. Also, Lisa and Jinae (not sure of the spelling) were lively, smiling and helpful, at the front desk. And thank-you to the hotel management (Joel) for the nice Thursday Happy Hour! We cannot imagine anyone giving this place anything but a terrific review. We even enjoyed the taxi drivers, who were always ready and willing and more than happy to engage in a little visit about life on St. Thomas or whatever...! So, go for it travelers!!! The Best Western Emerald Beach is a great place to go.
Sandy and Bill Peters
Emerald Beach Was A Real Jewelfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Nice beachfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Great valuefrom A TripAdvisor Member
I felt the the only thing missing was bar service on the beach as the hotel is comprised of 4 buildings and the poolside / beach bar is located oceanfront at bldg 1. The close proximity to the airport should not be a deterrent, there are only 3 or 4 large jets in and out on any given day which you barely notice. The staff is not intrusive and are willing to guide you and offer recommendations when asked. For lunch and dinner the hotel restaurant 'The Palm' is a bit pricey. We had dinner there only once and did enjoy the West Indian Bufffet (every Friday) with live steelband music @ $24.95 pp. This price is on par with some other island restaurants and can be justified as the Emerald Beach offer all guests free continental breakfast. I especially enjoyed the wide selection of juices and fruits.
Best Beachfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Service at the front desk is inferior. These folks cannot do 2 things at the same time i.e., answer a phone and hand out towels. And, they move at a snail's pace (not just because it's hot).
Bar service was poor but the regular bartender was on vacation. When Rolston returned, he gave excellent service.
Restaurant food for lunch was very good but dinner wasn't fit to eat.
The coconut shrimp was gummy and no hint of coconut.
The location of this hotel is a distance from downtown but it's safe and if you use the safari buses ($1) it only takes a few minutes to get into town. These buses run constantly and the drivers stop when they see tourists; you don't have to flag them down. The taxis are $6 pp each way. The front desk people won't tell you about the safari buses.
I would stay here again because the price was excellent as was the beach.
Horrible, going downhill fastfrom A TripAdvisor Member
STTfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Top Local Tips for Charlotte Amalie
Great little wine bar and restaurant In the Frenchtown area of St. Thomas just down from the main waterfront on the way toward the ariport is a lovely little 6 table restaurant and wine/champagne bar called Epernay. If you want a respite from the craziness and drunkedness of party people on vacation who frequent the downtown bars and restaurants, this is definitely a local kind of place with great atmosphere that makes one feel like they've arrived in a little bistro in Paris. We also had the Hook, LIne and Sinker restaurant just across the way in Frenchtown recommended to us. Again, it appeared to be more local than touristy and a good little fish place to try.
beware... The free shuttle from the hotel is $4.00/person to downtown and $6,00 back
dependable rental car they pick you up from the airport and take you back when you turn in your car. much cheaper than airport rentals
Other names for Best Western Emerald Beach Resort Hotel
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- Address: 8070 Lindbergh Bay - Charlotte Amalie - 00802 - Virgin Islands U.S.
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