La Playa has a lot going for it. It is located at the middle point on Orient Beach, to me the best beach on St. Martin, the staff, particularly Kelly, is friendly, helpful, charming and highly competent. They will be there to help with whatever you need. The hotel provides a continental breakfast, included in your room rate, served in the restaurant overlooking, really on, the beach, free beach chairs and umbrellas that are put in place by a beach staff, clean rooms serviced by a very nice staff of maids who always smile and say good morning, and at the best rooms rates anywhere for what you receive.
However, this is not the Ritz Carlton. It is French St. Martin. The buildings are well maintained but may need paint in spots. The grounds are pretty and well maintained, the rooms are very comfortable with excellent air conditioning but they are French Beach style, not luxurious. If you go expecting the Ritz, you will be disappointed, but if you go expecting very comfortable accommodations on a great beach with a very gracious service staff and are willing to overlook small imperfections, then you will have a fabulous time. And, if all you want to do is hang out on the beach, you are a two minute walk through an alley to the town with with its shops and many restaurant choices.More
- Free Parking
- Breakfast included