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Les Panoramique de Grand Case Stick Hill, Grand Case 97150 St Martin / St Maarten
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Amid lush tropical gardens, affording its visitors privacy without sacrificing its panoramic ocean views. Spacious interiors blend harmoniously with the Mediterranean architecture. Magical sunsets come to you on your private terrace to touch your soul. A delightful footpath leads you on a journey of discovery. We invite you to find your own rhythm, knowing that our staff is there to ensure that your every day is a perfect day, knowing that your comfort is our excellence and with us, you are home. For those who appreciate privacy, enjoy an uncrowded atmosphere, gracious hospitality and seek relaxation in exclusive, blissful surroundings...Welcome to Hotel L'Esplanade. Introducing our new Ti Spa for all of your beauty and relaxation needs!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Yoga classes
Bar / lounge
Beach
Airport transportation
Spa
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Plunge pool
Shallow end in pool
Fence around pool
Yoga room
Breakfast available
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Wine / champagne
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Body wrap
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Manicure
Massage
Neck massage
Pedicure
Waxing services
Concierge
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
Umbrella
Clothes dryer
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Washing machine
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Dining area
Housekeeping
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Private balcony
Safe
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Kitchenette
Microwave
Oven
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Kitchenware
Flatscreen TV
Radio
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Italian

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Sean M wrote a review 29 Jan
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my wife and I have returned to this property over and over again over the past decade (we just returns from #6, our first with our son). wonderful rooms, friendly and helpful service, wonderful views, very convenient location to both the best beaches and best restaurants on the island
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Thank you for being part of the L'Esplanade family, it is such a joy to see people come back year after year. We appreciate your loyalty so much! Until next year, stay well!
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rlmsmith1989 wrote a review 26 Jan
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What a beautiful hotel. I think it’s one of the best in Saint Martin. The facility and services were excellent. All the staff were friendly and helpful. I loved the convenient location close to all of the great restaurants in Grande Case.
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Larry K wrote a review 25 Jan
Potomac, Maryland24 contributions12 helpful votes
Even better the second time around My wife and I enjoyed a wonderful week early in 2022 in St. Martin at the L’Esplanade, enjoying the hotel, the Grand Case restaurants, and various nearby beaches. We decided to return, but with the small nagging concern of whether the sequel could be as good. Well, happy to report a resounding yes. The hotel remains immaculate, the service delightful, and the ambiance serene. What I wrote last year still applies, so that is pasted below. But I want to add one story that may help explain what makes L’Esplanade so special and stress-free (and we are not the only ones, many of the other guests also had been to the hotel before): The hotel does not cater to business meetings. But work did intrude, and I unexpectedly received several documents that I needed to have printed so I could sign, scan and return them for a time-sensitive transaction. Without a fuss, and with smiles all-around, the hotel staff helped me with all of this in a manner faster and more efficiently than in the typical upscale hotel business center. What I expected to be a hassle instead has become another story to tell about how this property and its team continually makes being here wonderful. (And I had my executed documents completed well before those of the rest of my far-flung colleagues). If you want to start each day with a smile and end it the same way, head to the L’Esplanade. A week to repeat The property is beautiful and perfectly maintained, plenty of space at the pool, Frank who works at the pool is a wonderful bartender in all of the best ways, the breakfast, while simple is a great start to the day, the rooms spacious, balconies are comfortable and private, all of the staff were great, we were given endless help with arranging and then rearranging dinner and other plans that got us where we wanted to eat when we wanted to eat, and for us the location was perfect. We hope to return soon. Only suggestion is we had a rental car and recommend it. Driving is easy, lots of spots worth visiting during the day, and I hate to admit we drove to the Grand Case restaurants at night as parking was easy either in the free lot for the town or a smaller, free lot that partnered with several of the restaurants we were eating at.
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Responded 5 days ago
You are sweet Larry, thank you for the glowing review and your return visit. We are so happy we again lived up to your expectations. I think that our claim to fame is that "no" isn't really in our vocabulary, we try really hard to satisfy all requests no matter how big or small. To all potential guests that might be reading this, if there is something we can do to enrich your stay, please just ask us and we will do our very best! It is the worst when someone checks out and tells us that something wasn't quite perfect... don't wait until check out, please tell us so we can make it right in real time! Most of our staff has been with us for 20+ years, it's a family vibe and we want you to feel like you are coming home but without the work! Larry, we look forward to welcoming you back when your time allows! Cheers & A bientot!!!
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Jason R wrote a review 24 Jan
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"If you're looking for a luxurious getaway with a side of canine companionship, look no further than Hotel L'Esplanade in St. Martin. The rooms are top-notch, the views are breathtaking, and the staff is friendly and attentive. The food and drink selection is impressive and the pool is the perfect spot to relax and soak up the sun. Plus, the location is ideal for those looking to indulge in some delicious restaurants. And let's not forget about the added bonus of being able to use the amenities at the sister hotel, Le Petit. The beach there is fantastic and the kayaks are a blast. But the real stars of the show are the hotel dogs, Jacque and Stout. Not only are they adorable, but Jacque even followed my wife into town and walked back with her. It's like having your own personal tour guide! Overall, Hotel L'Esplanade is paws-itively perfect."
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Responded 5 days ago
What a funny and awesome review! Jacque :) aka Jack The Mayor of Grand Case found us just before Hurricane Irma and has been a great blessing. He is such a gentleman and indeed the perfect escort to and from town. Sometimes people worry about him getting lost but please don't fret, he indeed knows he has it very well on the hill, above the rest so I can assure you, he always makes his way back and you do not need to worry for him. Stout on the other hand is the little spit fire! Enough about them, thank you so much for being with us, we are so happy that you enjoyed and we look forward to welcoming you again and again! Cheers!
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alijessup wrote a review 16 Jan
Falmouth, Massachusetts15 contributions35 helpful votes
Another spectacular trip to Hotel L'Esplanade. This is a boutique hotel that has a personal touch! Everything is perfect including the bed linens. We arrived to music playing in our room and lovely little goodies for the quests. Each room is appointed with gorgeous ocean view. The rooms are immaculate and so comfortable. Each room has a kitchen so If you want to make yourself breakfast, lunch or dinner you can. The good news is the little fishing village offers amazing fine French dining. I did yoga in a beautiful yoga space which is complementary. The yoga instructor was very experienced. The pool temperature is on point and the bar tender and drinks are AMAZING. Please visit, you won't regret it.
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Date of stay: December 2022
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Responded 1 week ago
Thank you so much for being with us once again, guests coming back to us time and time again is the ultimate compliment and fuels us to keep providing the best St. Martin experience out there! So happy you enjoyed the complimentary yoga, Ti Temple is such a beautiful space and we are happy you took advantage of that. We are one of the only heated pools on SXM, it's true that the pools get chilly in winter so we are happy to make an effort to take that chilly edge off and indeed Alain and Franky are some of the most charming bartenders out there. So happy you enjoyed your return trip to us. Look forward to welcoming you again and again! Cheers!
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Nidgehammer wrote a review 10 Jan
Stevenage, United Kingdom4796 contributions971 helpful votes
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I almost feel bad reading everybody else’s reviews about how they love this hotel and “it’s the best in the world”, for us, it really wasn’t. We’re very well travelled but then so seem to be most of the reviewers here, we don’t get it. I’ll begin with the negatives; on arrival there was nobody to assist with our luggage, I’ve had two major spinal operations and really struggled to get the cases to the room - I’ve never experienced that at ANY hotel we’ve stayed at in the last 25 years (maybe before that when we stayed at lower class hotels and I honestly don’t remember). Breakfast wasn’t great, well not after a few days - the croissants were delicious but that was it really, we had a baguette a couple of days and didn’t bother on others. The yoghurts and fruit were average and the coffee just ok, I really can’t understand why some people say it’s great, I’m bemused. Picking up breakfast and taking it back to the room is not something I’m used to or want, I understand that people are saying the view is spectacular but you’re quite a way from the sea. Maybe it’s because every Caribbean holiday we’ve had previously has been right on the beach or maybe it’s the planes loudly departing and arriving immediately to our left that broke the spell if there ever was one.? We also found that reception staff were largely a little cool compared to where we’ve stayed before, we just didn’t get the friendly vibe for some reason. Not everybody, there’s a very friendly and helpful young man whose name eludes me. A particularly annoying thing was that we were promised a bottle of champagne in our room on our anniversary and we looked forward to continuing our celebration only to find a very cheap bottle of Prosecco that we discarded after a few sips. A real damp squib. The pool was a letdown, smaller than we’d anticipated but I accept that most hotel photos are taken from the most advantageous angle so I accept that. The biggest issue was that the pool wasn’t clean enough, there were often various insects both alive and dead in there and the water didn’t look or feel clean and swimming is very important to keeping my back pain at bay. I wasn’t the first to comment on the pool, hardly anybody got in there more than once all the time we were there. Our final “gripe” which leads into our first positive, is the time that the pool bar (only bar) closes every evening, 7pm seems ridiculous to us and many we spoke to including some guests from other hotels that popped in. We really missed coming back for a drink or two after our evening meal. The bar generally was a godsend, the guys working there are absolutely amazing, Alan, Frank and Francesca were shining lights and kept us laughing all the time we were there, we truly felt they were friends by the time we left and are a credit to the hotel. The rooms are large, airy and well furnished and the bed was very comfortable. The a/c worked very well and kept us cool all week. We would’ve liked a plug in mosquito repellant, more of which later. The grounds at the hotel are immaculately kept and the main strip with all the restaurants and bars just a few minutes away. One problem with such lush greenery though is the number of mosquitos around, we spent a couple of afternoons in particular slapping our arms and legs repeatedly such was the amount of times we were bitten (over 100 bites between us by the time we left). Maybe fogging daily would help, we were definitely not the only couple suffering and of course we slathered various repellants on every day/evening. Certainly the unusually wet humid weather didn’t help, again we’ve never been bitten like that anywhere we’ve stayed before - clearly not the fault of the hotel. We didn’t let any negatives spoil our very special anniversary but we certainly wouldn’t return. We loved Jack the dog and filming the iguanas and bush crabs for our young grandkids and it’s obviously wonderful for the vast majority of guests that bother to review but I guess you can’t please all of the people all of the time..
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 2 weeks ago
This review makes me terribly sad, I am so sorry that L'Esplanade didn't live up to your expectations. I am not sure what time you arrived but there is almost always someone to assist with luggage, between the maintenance staff, the reception staff, or even my husband Marc, this is normally always taken care of. I will look into who actually checked you in. Our Continental breakfast, set up in the reception, is a complimentary perk offering freshly baked goods, French yogurt, fresh fruit, juices, teas and coffee; guests are most welcome to compliment this service by cooking eggs and whatnot in their fully equipped kitchen as we do understand that croissants etc can get tiring day after day. Sunset Cafe is also a short stroll from us and they do offer a full breakfast with a gorgeous view of the sea if guests want to change it up a bit. I might add that "no" is not in our vocabulary so if a guest wants their breakfast delivered to their room, we are most happy to do that, you just have to ask! In regards to the little puddle jumper airport, the small aircraft landing and taking off is only during daylight hours, not frequent, not terribly loud, and most guests find it quite amusing! I'm truly sorry you didn't find our staff particularly friendly, that is certainly a first. I do appreciate you pointing Yannick out, I'll be sure to commend him. As for the complimentary Prosecco, first of all, Happy Anniversary! I am sorry the Prosecco wasn't to your liking, I wish you had spoken up... I'm certain a bottle of champagne would have been delivered to your room promptly. Lastly, you visited at a particularly windy time when what we call our "Christmas Winds" pick up. Had you mentioned some debris in the pool, it would have been taken care of by either Edmond, Alain or Franky in a heartbeat. At L'Esplanade, when we don't hit someone's mark, all you have to do is speak up and we will bend over backwards to make it all right. Please accept my sincere apologies for our shortcomings. Just wanted to copy and paste this review on Le Petit Hotel, our sister hotel, from 1/7/23: “We stayed with Remy and his wonderful wife, Myriam in December 2022. They welcomed us with information, smiles and laughs. We were given a tour of the property and taken to our room which was beautiful. Ocean view and on the main street. Everything was perfect until 4 days later when I was in an accident and broke my leg in 3 places. We were in a 3rd story walk up and there was no way for me to access the room with a long cast and terrible pain. Remy and Myriam found us a 1st floor room in their sister hotel, L'Esplande. They packed up our old room, everything, and brought it to the new room. Patricia at L'Esplande arranged for a wheelchair which was critical and it was brought to our room at night. The kindness from everyone involved at both hotels was almost overwhelming. Delicious pastries were delivered every morning, the views were spectacular and the kindness of everyone from housekeeping to managers was extraordinary. We had to stay 4 days as we couldn't get a flight out and I don't know how I would have managed without these amazing people. In summary, we loved both hotels with gorgeous scenery, amazing people and unbelievable kindness.”
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Sylvia B wrote a review 9 Jan
West Chester, Pennsylvania7 contributions1 helpful vote
An amazing hotel with the best views in Grand Case. Beautiful rooms with private balconies., with kitchenette for easy meals if you need /want to eat in. And an easy walk to the best restaurants in the Caribbean.
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Was an absolute pleasure having you with us, thank you so much for choosing us! Until next time!!!
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Janeen H wrote a review Dec 2022
Isla Mujeres, Mexico8 contributions8 helpful votes
Exceptional Vacation Experience! From the moment we stepped out of the taxi and entered the airy boutique hotel lobby, my husband and I knew we had chosen the right place to chill and experience St. Martin - the warm welcome from staff, the chilled champagne in. our room (it was my birthday so they gifted us with this), and the beautiful room, even more lovely than the photos. We spent 11 nights at L'Esplanade and enjoyed every moment - the days began with our personalized breakfast tray and excellent coffee on our balcony overlooking Grand Case, chilling by the pool where Frank, Francesca, or Alan were pouring tropical drinks to cool you off and they grilled some tasty lunches for guests - from shrimp salad to cheese burgers. We rented a car for some of our trip and found St. Martin to be easy and safe to get around. The hotel staff helped us arrange rental cars, restaurant reservations, etc...The best meals we had were on restaurant row in Grand Case, a very short and pleasant walk from the L'Esplanade. One of our many favorite things about the hotel (as well as all other guests) was having the company of Jack and Stout, the awesome dogs that belong to the owners of the hotel. They are great company and Jack loves to stroll down to restaurant row with guests on morning and afternoon walks into town. If you want an easy, breezy, relaxing and memorable vacation experience book a stay at Hotel L'Esplanade. We'll be returning at some point, which says it all! Thank you to the owners and staff at L'Esplanade!
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Date of stay: December 2022
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Responded 2 weeks ago
What a wonderfully thorough review, thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience with other travelers and potential visitors of L'Esplanade. You came a long way to get to us, we really appreciate your visit and looking forward to welcoming you back when your time allows. Cheers!
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tropiclady27 wrote a review Dec 2022
Stamford, Connecticut300 contributions83 helpful votes
We have been coming here more times than I can count over close to 20 years! The vibe, the staff, the view, the accommodations speaks for itself! We prefer the French side because it's less commercial and quieter. Although, we still enjoy Dutch side as well. GC is our little haven. I wake up and enjoy coffee on that lovely balcony every morning looking at that beautiful blue bay. Can't go wrong!
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Your loyalty is unsurpassed and we love you! See you next year!!!
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docrogeroo wrote a review Dec 2022
New York4 contributions1 helpful vote
Our first stay and we intend to return. Lovely staff. Beautiful accommodations. Near excellent restaurants. Away from the hustle and bustle of the Dutch side. Pool is lovely and serene. Yoga on site. We fully intend to return.
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Date of stay: December 2022
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you so much for choosing to stay at L'Esplanade. We are thrilled to know that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back. You intention to return is the greatest compliment we could ever get! Cheers and A bientot!
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$281 - $471 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel L'Esplanade
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel L'Esplanade?
Nearby attractions include Tijon Perfume Creation Experiences (0.1 km) and Petite Plage (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel L'Esplanade?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a swimup bar, free wifi, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel L'Esplanade?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel L'Esplanade?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel L'Esplanade?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel L'Esplanade?
Conveniently located restaurants include Le Bistronome Sxm, Spiga Restaurant, and Villa Royale.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel L'Esplanade?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and yoga classes during their stay.
Does Hotel L'Esplanade have airport transportation?
Yes, Hotel L'Esplanade offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel L'Esplanade?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel L'Esplanade?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, and Italian.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel L'Esplanade?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Fort Amsterdam (10.1 km), The Rusty Parrot - Sint Maarten Pirate Experience (9.8 km), and Wallblake House (11.5 km).