My husband and I stayed at the Tamarind for a long weekend stay to see some friends who live in St. John. We chose Tamarind because of the location, and that's about all that this place had going for it.
The rooms were older, bathroom was tiny and in sub-par condition. The toilet had issues flushing, sink didn't drain well and shower head was stuck in an awkward position that blasted in the direction of the shower wall. We were woken up by roosters each morning beginning around 2am of various continuation times. There is a bar/restaurant located on the property that we ate breakfast at each morning... and we paid for everything like walk in customers, until our final morning and the girl behind the bar (first time we had seen her) told us that hotel guests get free coffee, fruit and sweet bread each morning. Well, we were a little miffed no one told us that before. But what can you do? The check in staff wasn't overly nice or helpful, but it seemed that was normal at the other bars and restaurants we went to.
Overall, this place was ok. If you are used to nicer accommodations you will be disappointed with what you find, it's a budget friendly hotel in an expensive area, and that's exactly what you get. Again, the location was fantastic. Right in town, walking distance to the ferry dock, many bars and restaurants and markets. Not a bad place, just be aware of the older, less than average condition of the rooms before you make the decision to stay here. If you could care less about the room, go for it! We honestly didn't stay in the room much other than to sleep so it worked for us.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This quant Inn blends island charm, resonable rates and conveniently located in the town of Cruz Bay. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Inn At Tamarind Court Hotel Cruz Bay
- Inn Tamarind Court
- Inn At Tamarind Court St. John/Cruz Bay, U.S. Virgin Islands