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Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

We just got back from St. Martin. We couldn"t have been happier with our timeshare exchange. The suite was beautifully set up and spacious. The view was breathtaking and the workers were so friendly and helpful. We can"t wait to go back! We miss it already and just got home yesterday. One week is just not enough! Gianni and Carrie

Thank Carrie R
Needham, Massachusetts
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed at the sea palace resort right on the boardwalk in Phillipsburg. Our unit was beautiful with a full kitchen, large living room with two comfortable pull out sofas. Our unit had recently been redone. Gorgeous view of the boardwalk and harbor. Staff was incredibly friendly and helpful especially Erica, our activities director. Go to the orientation on Sunday....

1Thank wshulman1
Peterborough, Canada
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is no pool - just a drop dead gorgeous beach in front of you. Lots of restaurants within walking distance down the boardwalk. Great shopping down Front Street which is a lovely walk. Units have everything you need and have been remodeled - some units are still awaiting new furniture which is to be complete in 2017.

Thank nmcneely
DefenderResorts, Public Relations Manager at Sea Palace Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for staying with us and taking the time to write a review! We completely agree with your feeling on the beach - the beach and crystal clear water is the best swimming in the world! We appreciate you spending your vacation with us and hope you come visit again!

Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

We went to the sea palace Dec. 3rd through the 10th. Got to our room and found the door open and torn up like someone tried to break in. I went to the front desk and and told the lady the door to the room was open and she came and told us, "oh they forgot to close it" I...

1Thank jamesbF7597CR
DefenderResorts, Public Relations Manager at Sea Palace Hotel, responded to this review

We are so sorry that you encountered the issues you did with your lock and door during your stay at Sea Palace. I would like to thank you for bringing the situation and all the details to our attention. Internally, we are currently examining the situation to guarantee that it does not happen again. Typically, we try to resolve any...

Chalfont, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 1 December 2016

We stayed in room 502 with a nice view of Great Bay. The room was completely refurbished. The 1 bedroom unit had two baths with nice walking in showers. The hotel is in town near the end of the boardwalk. Philpsburg gets quite in the evening with some restaurants staying open. We ate at Burger Madness, Greenhouse, Nazca and Lizzy's,...

Thank tdelpizzo1
DefenderResorts, Public Relations Manager at Sea Palace Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review and staying with us in Sint Maarten! It sounds like you had a great time and picked some wonderful restaurants! We have taken a lot of pride in our top-to-bottom renovation, so your recommendation is a great compliment for us! We hope that you come back to visit again!

Reviewed 7 November 2016

room was in very poor condition on Monday the roof leaked when it rained. Tuesday did not fix it , rained again Wednesday even more. I showed the manager the problem he did not fix it. I had told him I had fallen on the wet floor but I was not hurt. Rain had gotten my breathing equipment wet but...

1Thank Chris T
DefenderResorts, Manager at Sea Palace Hotel, responded to this review

Chris, I am so sorry to hear about your issues with the leaking roof. We've made sure to look into this incident to make sure it never happens again. I do thank you for bringing it to our attention so that we may continue to improve. I hope you give us a second chance to make your next vacation to...

Palmyra, Virginia
Reviewed 1 November 2016

The updates are completed and we had a wonderful time here. We stayed in room 506 facing town, but could see the ocean from the side window. The room was clean and had all new furnishings. Staff was helpful. We ate most of our meals at a local place called Lizzy's and loved the shrimp (Everything). You need to take...

2Thank JohnStenz
DefenderResorts, Manager at Sea Palace Hotel, responded to this review

John, It's great to hear that you had a fantastic vacation and we appreciate you sharing it with us! Lizzy's is a WONDERFUL dining choice, one of our favorites as well! Please come back and stay with us again sometime!

Sudbury, Canada
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

I am at the Sea Palace right now and the place is great. Glad I didn't listen to the negative reviews. Those giving the bad reviews should just stay home. In a one bedroom and it is more than we require, clean and has everything we need to cook. The palace is in a prime location, fantastic beach, close to...

4Thank Bruce512013
DefenderResorts, Manager at Sea Palace Hotel, responded to this review

We are glad you came to stay with us as well! Over the last couple of years our resort underwent a complete top-to-bottom renovation and due to the condition it was previously in and then construction work, some bad reviews were the result. But, now that the renovation is complete we are thrilled with the results and love hearing from...

Cancun, Mexico
Reviewed 14 October 2016

The location is nice and convenient. The rooms are ok as well as what it has to offer. It is clean and comfortable but does not offer any extras, which is OK, just don't expect to be Wowed. We stay her for the surrounding area, not for the hotel.

Thank 336tracyh
DefenderResorts, Manager at Sea Palace Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks so much for staying with us! Our location is one of the best things about our property, with it's central location and beautiful beach. Now that we have all new furniture we would love for you to come back and stay with us again!

Bronx, New York, United States
Reviewed 5 August 2016

Let me start by saying that I stayed with a friend in her timeshare unit so not actually "paying" for the unit it was great. That being said...the #1 attraction is that the hotel is on the beach. Literally walk outside and a few hundred feet you're there. The rooms were clean & fairly updated but while we were there...

Thank Michele N

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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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Additional Information about Sea Palace Hotel

Address: Front St 147, Philipsburg, St. Maarten-St. Martin
Region: Caribbean > St. Maarten-St. Martin > Sint Maarten > Philipsburg
Price Range: $153 - $319 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Sea Palace Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 51
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Sea Palace Philipsburg
Hotel Sea Palace
Sea Palace Hotel St. Maarten-St. Martin/Philipsburg
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