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Nashville, TN
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83 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2014 via mobile

My wife and I exchanged into this property. We had a huge 1bedroom unit. 2 baths. Full kitchen. It featured a magnificent balcony that overlooked the beach and bay. Staff was very helpful and went out of their way to be of assistance. The tile in the baths was dated and needed to be replaced. But for the cost, a... More 

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

Thanks so much for taking the time to review our property! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your stay! We are also happy to let you know that we are in the process of totally renovating every unit from top to bottom so the bathrooms and kitchens are going to be brand new with beautiful tile and granite!... More 

Los Angeles, California
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103 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2014 via mobile

This is a cozy vacation spot for the summer. The beach is amazing , warm water and amazing weather. We had peter come and offer some great meals and chocolate drinks 😉. This stay in our 6 people penthouse is must visit. Very spacious, hospitality is worth the visit. Beautiful, spacious two bathrooms, sleeps six to be accurate. Excellent balcony... More 

4 Thank Debkal4nia
DefenderResorts, Public Relations Manager at Sea Palace Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks so much for sharing your feedback and tips for travelers! We appreciate the time you took to share all this great information! We love our beach too and are thrilled that you had an enjoyable time! We hope to have you back at the Sea Palace again soon! More 

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10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2014

Our party of 7 stayed in the "Penthouse" - 6th floor - the view was amazing, the location perfect -- we had our quiet end of the beach as we watched the cruise ships come in almost every day. We could walk to the shops, the restaurants, the church. The water was perfect. My elderly parents were on the trip... More 

3 Thank Nancy K
DefenderResorts, Public Relations Manager at Sea Palace Hotel, responded to this review

Nancy, thank you so much for your review! We are so happy that your whole family had a great vacation! We will definitely share with everyone, including Eddie, your glowing comments about him and see what we can do! Thank you for staying with us and we hope to have you back very soon! More 

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9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2014

We stayed at the Sea Palace from 5/17-5/24 2014. Designated parking would have been a great benefit since renting a car is the BEST way to get around the island. Just rent the car when you get to the airport. Go with who you know or like Avis,Budget or Hertz, we used Budget and it was a 90's toyota. the... More 

6 Thank Natalie C
DefenderResorts, Public Relations Manager at Sea Palace Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review! We are glad that you enjoyed your vacation with us! You are correct that we are updating - absolutely everything is getting completely remodeled! Joe has been with us a long time and is very knowledgeable and a huge asset so thank you for the compliment! We hope to have you back with us... More 

Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 June 2014

I stayed here for a week and really enjoyed the location. It was near the end of Front Street, so it was quiet. Right on the beach, and the views out the balcony at night were stunning. Great Staff, very polite and accommodating. Room was nice and clean and I would definitely stay here again.

2 Thank Judy S
DefenderResorts, Public Relations Manager at Sea Palace Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write this review! We are glad you enjoyed your stay and the staff! Please come back and see us soon! More 

Montgomery, Alabama
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51 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2014

This was one of our worst experiences coming to SXM, the rooms are not as depicted in RCI catalog, musky smelling, view is of other hotels and streets, location is on the beach and boardwalk, accommodations are older, staff very disrespectful and wasn't the normal SXM friendly as accustomed too. Wouldn't recommend staying here....

3 Thank duck1948
DefenderResorts, Public Relations Manager at Sea Palace Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us feedback! We are sorry that your trip to Sea Palace wasn’t as you had hoped. Our resort is in the process of a complete, head-to-toe renovation so hopefully any musky smells you experienced are eliminated. We strive to make all our guests stay the best possible – if you could email... More 

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Pompano Beach, Florida
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82 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2014

Located on Front Street, at the edge of Philipsburg directly on the Great Bay, on the Dutch side of the island. Attractive newly painted 8-storey building. We stayed in 702A (top floor; floors are numbered in European system where ground floor is zero). It was a 1-Bedroom, 2-bath, with a loft, a well equipped full kitchen, and a spacious balcony... More 

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review and share your SXM experience! We are extremely happy to hear that the construction and any noises were not an issue as we have taken great measures to make sure that it doesn’t disrupt our guests! We hope to have you back at the Sea Palace! More 

Cornelius, North Carolina, United States
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67 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2014

I gave the Very Good rating based on the beach facility and being on the Boardwalk. If they do the renovations they have planned this will be a wonderful resort in St. Maarten. Currently, I will be truthful, the condos are dated. The furniture is very nice I think they have replaced the furnishings and put on a few coats... More 

3 Thank Gael S
DefenderResorts, Public Relations Manager at Sea Palace Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review! We completely agree the units (especially the bathrooms and kitchens) were outdated! We are so pleased that our new units have brand new, stainless steel, energy efficient appliances, marble counters, tiled floors, showers and more! They have new air conditioners, safes, microwaves and everything. We love our location on the... More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2014

This older hotel is quaint and clean. Room 601 A had an amazing view and the newly renovated huge balcony and view from it was AMAZING! My husband and I would get up every morning and have our coffee and watch the cruise ships come in. Our room was spacious nicely decorated and clean. That being said, it could use... More 

5 Thank Faz44
DefenderResorts, Public Relations Manager at Sea Palace Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! You did hear correctly that we are undergoing extensive renovations – our units have been torn down to the bare bones and completely rebuilt and they are stunning! We hope that you come back and see us again and enjoy the renovated rooms – and of course the balcony that you already got to enjoy!... More 

Mentor, Ohio
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40 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2014 via mobile

I don't even know where to start when it comes to the Sea Palace. This year was our second stay at the Sea Palace. We are members of TAN, and this is one of their available properties. If you are someone who is looking for a four star resort, or an all inclusive with tons of amenities, it isn't your... More 

3 Thank braylady86
DefenderResorts, Public Relations Manager at Sea Palace Hotel, responded to this review

We are thrilled that you will be returning to see us again! We can’t wait for you to see our completely renovated rooms and enjoy the same location that you have enjoyed for the past two years! Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review and share your experiences as well as tips for staying with... More 

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  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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: $164 - $342 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Sea Palace Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 51
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