Holland House Beach Hotel

St Maarten, Caribbean

The hotel

A stay on the fabulous island of St Maarten requires an equally fabulous hotel – enter Holland House Beach Hotel. On the squeaky soft sands of Great Bay Beach, this boutique base throws you straight into the island’s lifestyle – which mixes barefoot beach days (with beach attendants bringing refreshments to your lounger), time browsing Philipsburg’s boutiques (air-conditioned, duty-free, and right on your doorstep), the odd luxurious spa treatment (which can even be taken in the privacy of your room), and a fashionable social scene – not least at the hotel’s Ocean Lounge restaurant and bar (think gourmet dining, an award-winning wine cellar, and infinite ocean views).

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Internet Access
  • Beachfront location
  • Restaurant

Where is it

Located right on Great Bay Beach in downtown Philipsburg. Fort Amsterdam is a 10-minute drive away. Transfer time from Princess Juliana International Airport: 15 minutes.

Hotel information

54 rooms and suites on 4 floors. All featuring European and Caribbean decor, private balcony, modern bathrooms with walk-in rain shower, air-conditioning, cable TV, WiFi access, coffee maker, fridge and safe. Street View rooms with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Ocean View rooms have views of Great Bay beach, with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Junior Suites are located on the first floor, have views of Great Bay beach and feature a large living area, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Ocean Lounge Restaurant and Bar (fresh seafood with European and Caribbean dishes). Lobby bar. Wine cellar.

Ocean Lounge features live music.

Complimentary WiFi throughout the hotel. Complimentary beach chairs and beach towel service.

* Denotes local charge.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Perfect Location for Cruise Ship Boarding

Jan 23, 2020 DKR1234 Conroe, Texas

We chose this place because we joined a cruise the next day and the pier is nearby compared to the location of the airport. The taxi ride from the airport was 30 mins. I paid $350 USD for a town view room. We were on the 3rd floor and this was a very noisy room. The AC was not cooling enough so we opened the patio doors to let the air in but… Read more
We chose this place because we joined a cruise the next day and the pier is nearby compared to the location of the airport. The taxi ride from the airport was 30 mins. I paid $350 USD for a town view room. We were on the 3rd floor and this was a very noisy room. The AC was not cooling enough so we opened the patio doors to let the air in but it was so loud with street noises--cars, bars, etc. It was not a restful night. The ocean view rooms were probably much better but since were there one night and arrived after dark I didn't think it necessary to pay extra for a view we would not have. The restaurant was very nice and we ate dinner and breakfast there. Breakfast was included in my rate. The bar area is very nice. The location is on the boardwalk making it easy to stroll along the beach. I would stay here again because of its location but choose an ocean view room. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Perfection!

Jan 5, 2020 RGardin Kings Mountain, North Carolina

Absolutely the best hotel! Perfect location with fabulous shopping out the front door and a magnificent view of the Caribbean sea out the back. /the view from the lounge chairs at the bar are breathtaking. You can watch the cruise ships cruise into port, or take a stroll down the boardwalk. The menu at the Oceans Lounge is varied and delicious.… Read more
Absolutely the best hotel! Perfect location with fabulous shopping out the front door and a magnificent view of the Caribbean sea out the back. /the view from the lounge chairs at the bar are breathtaking. You can watch the cruise ships cruise into port, or take a stroll down the boardwalk. The menu at the Oceans Lounge is varied and delicious. The staff are super friendly and very helpful. If you like small quaint boutique hotels with an excellent view, you can't beat the HHBH!! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great lunch at their restaurant

Jan 1, 2020 Klemcia Toronto, Canada

We didn’t actually stay here but we came in for lunch! The drink and wine selection is great. View is magnificent. Food is really good! Service top notch! The gin & tonic with pink peppercorns and rosemary is so good that I got hooked and now making it at home😊 Will recommend and will return!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Best choice in Phillipsburg, great restaurant!

Dec 30, 2019 10katharinaa Linkoping, Sweden

We had no idea what to expect but this was definitely the best hotel in Phillipsburg. Clean and nice, lovely view facing the sea and the food in the Ocean Lounge is absolutely wonderful. Service a little slow during breakfast but we had the feeling they were just introducing some new staff, so we tried to be patient.
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Dec 30, 2019 StefRoseHof Toronto, Canada

I had dinner with my family last evening. Our food was very good but was appalled by our waiter who at the end of the evening informed us that the 15% automatically put on the bill wasn’t enough. He was extremely rude and intimidating. He even shouted at us in the way out! I wouldn’t recommend putting yourself through this type of abuse. Not the… Read more
I had dinner with my family last evening. Our food was very good but was appalled by our waiter who at the end of the evening informed us that the 15% automatically put on the bill wasn’t enough. He was extremely rude and intimidating. He even shouted at us in the way out! I wouldn’t recommend putting yourself through this type of abuse. Not the way to tray tourists!! Read less