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Accommodations near Philipsburg (not Holland House)

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Just booked a highly-discounted sailing on the Star Clippers' line's Star Flyer Jan 16 out of St Maarten. Looking for accommodations recommendations for places around Philipsburg that aren't the Holland House for the night before the cruise. We've been to Philipsburg briefly on our last HAL cruise and having stopped by the place see no point in spending $400+ for the Holland House's location and reputation (which are stellar and deserved, but not what we care about it). Trying to keep it under $250. Less if possible. All we need is at least a double bed, a private bathroom with shower, and within a reasonable taxi ride of the airport and ship. No view, beach, or kitchen required. We love trying out unique local places that might be a little out of the way.

 

Any suggestions for places to try or avoid?

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What about an AirBnB?  We've stayed at one in Simpson Bay that came recommended by friends we have who live in SXM. 

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We highly recommend the Pasanggrahan, also along Great Bay.

 

We've stayed there a couple times, sub-$200.

 

As you may know, a number of bars and restaurants to choose from.

 

gary

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On 5/2/2020 at 1:39 AM, faerievert said:

Just booked a highly-discounted sailing on the Star Clippers' line's Star Flyer Jan 16 out of St Maarten. Looking for accommodations recommendations for places around Philipsburg that aren't the Holland House for the night before the cruise. We've been to Philipsburg briefly on our last HAL cruise and having stopped by the place see no point in spending $400+ for the Holland House's location and reputation (which are stellar and deserved, but not what we care about it). Trying to keep it under $250. Less if possible. All we need is at least a double bed, a private bathroom with shower, and within a reasonable taxi ride of the airport and ship. No view, beach, or kitchen required. We love trying out unique local places that might be a little out of the way.

 

Any suggestions for places to try or avoid?

 

https://www.aliciasinn.com/

 

Clean, simple, well appointed room and price reasonable.  In the centre of Phillipsburg for Restaurants and near a small but well stocked supermarket.  Short taxi ride to ship.

 

Never stayed there, but friends did for one night on a side to side.  Suited their needs perfectly, very happy and no complaints.  Nice welcome on arrival.

 

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