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    Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & Spa

    19 Little Bay Road, Philipsburg, St Martin / St Maarten
    +1 855-814-4024
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    1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
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    Overview
    • Excellent32%
    • Very good40%
    • Average16%
    • Poor7%
    • Terrible5%
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    Free Internet
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    Breakfast Buffet
    Air Conditioning
    Beachfront
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    Restaurant
    Airport Transportation
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    Poolside Bar
    Fitness centre
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    Casino
    Private Balcony
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    21 - 25 of 3,788 reviews

    Reviewed 1 September 2017

    The Trip Advisor photos seem to be very accurate for our stay and room. The property and rooms are definitely dated but I could tell that from the photos beforehand. What I couldn’t tell is that the property is pretty small. Don’t expect a 5-star...More

    4  Thank D. Justice B
    Reviewed 31 August 2017

    I was very disappointed in this hotel. Photos and reviews are not accurate. Room was clean but the smell of mold was more than any other hotel I have experienced in the Caribbean. Our hallway always had water leaking form the ceiling. The beach is...More

    3  Thank car1700
    Response from LiveMaho, Guest Relations Manager at Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & SpaResponded 1 September 2017

    Dear Guest, We enjoy to hear about your visit to our resort. And we will be taking a deeper look into possible areas of improvements that you have suggested. Thank you for the feedback. We are glad you enjoyed the service and entertatinemnt. Thank you,...More

    Reviewed 31 August 2017

    We picked this sonesta because it was apart of a Jet Blue vacations package and I will say that I am extremely pleased with my experience there. First up; Check in: We got to the resort around 1:30pm and check-in didn't start till 3pm. That...More

    Thank deMarsico
    Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

    Beach area is nice but it's steep to the water. Might cause issues for elders. Rooms were nice, clean no complaints. Pool bar staff were great and a lot of fun. Especially KEVIN. His is a quite resort and great for relaxing. Casino doesn't have...More

    1  Thank Budd R
    Response from LiveMaho, Guest Relations Manager at Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & SpaResponded 1 September 2017

    Dear Budd, We are pleased to learn about your great stay at Great Bay! We hope to have the opportunity to you host you again. Kind Regards, Martha

    Reviewed 29 August 2017

    Visited this resort for a one night stay before our flight home. We were pleasantly surprised as the view from the road is not quite as inviting as from inside the resort. Our garden view room was nice; good quality bed linens incl. pillows. Food...More

    3  Thank Kathyh1953
    Response from LiveMaho, Guest Relations Manager at Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort, Casino & SpaResponded 1 September 2017

    Dear Kathy, We are pleased to learn about your great stay at Great Bay! We hope to have the opportunity to you host you again. Kind Regards, Martha

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    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Beachfront
    • Free Internet
    • Free Parking
    • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Spa
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Business Centre with Internet Access
    • Meeting Rooms
    • Dry Cleaning
    • Laundry Service
    • Concierge
    • Banquet Room
    • Multilingual Staff
    • Conference Facilities
    • Airport Transportation
    • Room amenities
    • Air Conditioning
    • Minibar
    • Things to do
    • Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Casino and Gambling
    • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Spa
    • Adult pool
    • Outdoor pool
    Details
    • Price range
    • US$ 332 - US$ 693 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel class
    • Hotel Style
    • #2 Romantic Hotel in Philipsburg
    • #3 On the Beach Hotel in Philipsburg
    • #3 Family Hotel in Philipsburg
    • Room types
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Suites ,
    • Accessible rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 257
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    • Location
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    • Philipsburg
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    TBacchi2013
    14 September 2017|
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    Response from majorrmajor6 | Reviewed this property |
    Yes, that's my understanding also, Sonesta will give refunds for booking between through 2017. I hope you will be able to contact them soon for further information,
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    13 September 2017|
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    Response from Janet C | Reviewed this property |
    Saw time share owners video & hotel destroyed. I posted it to my FB. It was on youtube.
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    "The end rooms are huge compared to the regular rooms."
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    "ocean view, higher floors"
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    "Select the ocean view room! You will not regret it."
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    "Ocean view is a must...we weren't able to upgrade when we got there :("
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