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New York, New York, United States
Reviewed 26 October 2011

Ronnie is Awesome. He will pick you up and does it in a way that is humble and informative about the island. His place is nice and has a great view. Big rooms. Large ceilings. And Ronnie is really friendly and will help you with everything you need to know. Me and my girlfriend took him out to dinner he...

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 5 September 2011

The owners and manager are awesome friendly folks. They will give you the inside scope on everything and show you a great time. You can arrange to be picked up at the airport or ferry dock at no additional charge. This is a great value after a long day of traveling. The location is pretty good. You have to traverse...

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4Thank SankofaOdyssey
Worcester, Massachusetts
Reviewed 23 May 2011

We went to a wedding in St. Thomas a few weeks ago, and stayed at the Crystal Palace. The service from the beggining was outstanding. Ronnie (owner) met us at the airport. Once we picked up our rental, we followed him to the location. Just driving up the steep hill, and remembering to stay on the left was an adventure!...

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2Thank Lamont41
Maple Valley, Washington
Reviewed 5 November 2010

Really unique and full of history. Honor bar for drinks, great breakfast, super view from the patio. The caretaker, Ronnie, is totally helpful and fun. Almost like you are visiting friends. If you want a chrome and glass, overpriced stay, this is not for you. If you want to appreciate what St Thomas for it's hospitality and history, then this...

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Philadelphia, PA
Reviewed 27 August 2010

We stayed here just one night on our way to Anegada BVI. I think my husband and I were the only ones there that night. My husband got up for breakfast (I didn't) and he got to meet Foxy and his daughter. (If you know the Carrib, particularly the BVI, Foxy, of his bar with the same name, is a...

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1Thank Boombafam
New York
Reviewed 29 March 2010

We - my husband, my two sons and one of their girlfriends - stayed at the Crystal Palace for one night following a bareboat charter in Virgin Gorda. We had a flight from St Thomas the next afternoon and it was most convenient to just stay there the night before. The owner - Ron - and his daughter are absolutely...

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1Thank Mskathy
Brooklyn, New York
Reviewed 23 March 2010

I'm not a big fan of St. Thomas as it's too built up and crowded for me. But staying at the Crystal Palace was a good alternate and offered a closer glimpse of what St. Thomas is really like for someone other than a tourist as its tucked into a side street up a hill from the harbor. I would...

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1Thank BeachvsMountains
Huntsville, AL
Reviewed 9 October 2009

We spent a night on St Thomas at the Crystal Palace before we went to St John for the week. The place had great personalty, and the service was amazing. We were picked up from the airport and even taken to the ferry drop off the next day. Ron will definitely take care of you!

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USA
Reviewed 25 August 2009

I loved this B&B! Perhaps it's because I travel around the world photographing the decor of distinctive B&B's and hotels. But, I always find out that it is the owner that really 'styles' a place. This was the family home of Ron's, a 4th-generation islander who can fill you in on anything you want to know about the island. I...

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2Thank flashnomad
Paris
Reviewed 18 August 2009

St Thomas certainly has a full range of accomodations and this place is not for those looking for the huge, modern, all inclusive hotels. Instead, it offers reasonsably priced e accomodation in a charming location overlooking the harbor. The building itself could use a paint job and is slightly run down, but that only adds to its unusual character. The...

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Beautiful historic building in downtown Charlotte Amalie. 5 minute walk to restaurants and shopping. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Crystal Palace

Address: 12 Crystal Gade, Charlotte Amalie 00801, St. Thomas
Region: Caribbean > U.S. Virgin Islands > St. Thomas > Charlotte Amalie
Price Range: $158 - $224 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Crystal Palace 2.5*
Number of rooms: 5
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The Crystal Palace Hotel Charlotte Amalie
The Crystal Palace St. Thomas/Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands
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“room with the bathroom”
Whynottodays, 21 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Top floor seems to be the best. Nice and quiet. People who stay here tend to be courteous.”
marier415, 9 Feb 2016 | Read review
“There would not be one room I would choose”
MicheleP7, 31 Jan 2016 | Read review
“The shared bathroom rooms are fine for the budget traveler. Bathrooms are never busy.”
danp353, 5 Jul 2015 | Read review
“Private room on the lower level”
pliofilm, 10 Jun 2015 | Read review
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