Island Beachcomber Hotel
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... our bags, and scouted a fabulous waterfront breakfast place called Fish Tales. Roger had fish cakes benedict, Matt had smoked salmon bagel, and I had an amazing omelet of shrimp, spinach, goat cheese and garlic, oh, and a couple of bloody marys. A great start! Would go back there for ...
... Harriet. Today we will look for Dan. On this cruise we will alternate between looking for Harriet and Dan. Dan is ready to go on tour; not realizing that none of the photos, he will take today will be available for this blog.
Special thanks to Don and Linda who normally joins in the search for Dan or Harriet, but Don will be on the cruise with us. He volunteered some of his photos so that I could add those to the ones that Harriet took. He is the one who took the Where is Dan ...
... captain switched on the radar to include the water depth. It was about 8,500 feet. That is over a mile and a half!
One of the things we got to do was walk out on the port wing. That is the piece of the bridge that extends beyond the sides of the ship. It is used by the officers to monitor the docking procedure as well as tying the ship to the dock. It was a very interesting view while the ship ...
... the back bed replaced with bench seats and a top. Sort of like taking the seating off a people mover tram in Disneyland or Six Flags and putting it on the back of the truck. The ride was also quite, uhmmm, shall we say interesting, because once out of the city, stop signs and stop lights become non-existent. The road is also a typical thin line cut out of the mountainside where there is just enough room for two cars to pass. Thank goodness we did ...
... we spent 3 hours at the back of the ship in the hot tub watching the sun go down as we left St Thomas. Had a cracking laugh with some peeps from Las Vegas. Scott, Rory & Gillian. 2 were Bank Managers and Gillian was a Federal Lawyer teacher, we were chatting big boys toys. Cars cars & cars and all about the places we had visited. London was a big topic as well as many other destinations. Las Vegas sounds fantastic and ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Island Beachcomber Hotel Charlotte Amalie
Rude front office
I have stayed at the Island Beachcomber four times in the past ten years and have enjoyed the beach, being close to the airport and the bar. Unfortuneatly, when we arrived on March 6th, the young women who greeted us in the office was rude, foul and had no idea about good customer service. The next morning to our dismay, that same rude young women was our waitress who served us breakfast.The bartender's at the outside bar were excellent , the beach was fantastic, but the customer service skills of the front office and restaraunt were horrible.I also missed the animals they use to have there, especially Tide the cat.
Miss the bar,the beach,the room and Al the Taxi guy
It was everything my friends told me it would be.They stopped in last year while on a cruize and said the next time they come back to St.
Thomas it would be to stay at the Beachcomber.I'm glad they asked me to join them.The beach is relaxing,the bar staff is fun,the rooms are informal and Al the taxi guy will be remembered.Thanks to all of you in making our vacation one to remember for a long long time.HIGHLY RECOMENDED.When you need a taxi..ask for Al and say hello to him from Tom,Martha,JoAnn and Mark from Minnesota!!!
If you are looking to get away from the cold winter, St. Thomas is the place. My husband and I returned from a 5 day stay at this hotel. The rates were very reasonable at this hotel. Island Beachcomer is located on a beautiful beach. The front desk staff were very friendly. The taxi cab driver Al ( I agree from previous reviewer) was a great person to take you to key points. Candy, one of the bartenders makes the best Pina Colada's and Bushwackers ! The breakfast fare was good, we only ate dinner there once we were not impressed, waitstaff was not at all friendly and the menu selection was poor. Rooms were clean but they do need updating! We had a very restful stay, they are trying to add touches. Try the food at Best Western next door it was great. The beach was beautiful, airport is right next door, so you are subject to jet noise at certain day times.
Beauty all around you...
Fun! Fun! Fun! The rooms are bare bones, but a good bargain. If you're in the room enough for it to matter, you are in the wrong place. The cleaning staff are wonderful, the grounds keeper great. The beach is beyond beautiful. St. Thomas is an excellent place to vacation. I can't wait to go again next year! The one girl at the front desk is a delight, although I didn't get her name.
My husband and I checked into the Beachcomber on Dec. 27, and stayed
Hated the hotel, loved the beach...
My partner and I stayed at the Beachcomber Hotel for two nights and found it to be a poor choice for many reasons. First, the facilities are all completely worn out and tired, including poor plumbing, worn interiors, termite infestation, cockroaches, etc. The beach chairs were broken, restaurant food mediocre at best and expensive, and a general lack of caring of guests. If you would like an inexpensive alternative go right next door to the Best Western Emerald Beach hotel, which is marvelous. After tasting and paying for bad food at the Beachcomber we ate our meals and enjoyed all of the amenities at the BW. From this location you can easily walk into Charlotte Amelie.
Don't go to this hotel!
My fiance booked a trip to St. Thomas back in September and it was up to ME to find the place to stay. I spent a ton of time on line trying to find a reasonable place for the week that we were staying. I happened to stumble upon The Island Beachcomber by accident. The pictures looked nice and the price could not be beat! SO, we booked it!
This hotel was perfect. My boyfriend and I went there for a week on vacation from march 16-23rd. The beach alone is worth the trip. Its very informal and the staff is very friendly. We ate many meals at the restaurant and it was great. Gigi was definitely our favorite server as well. If you go, yuo must try the pork chops. The location of the hotel was also great. Right down from the airport and a 5 minute ride to downtown Charlotte Amalie and Frenchtown. We also spend many days and nights getting drinks from Stan, the bartender. You have to try a Bushwacker. They are absolutely great. When we go back to St Thomas we are definitely staying here again. The staff, service, atmosphere and beach are the best. We highly suggest this hotel. I promise you will have a great time.
If you're looking for luxurious accomodations with sophisticated decor, then go to Boston. But if you're into nature, peace and quiet -and gorgeous sunsets on the beach, then this is the place for you. My husband and I needed to RELAX - and this we did. We saw three weddings on the beach, watched vintage airplanes take off every day from the nearby airport, went iguana shooting (with a camera) at the far end of Lindbergh Bay and enjoyed some nice meals in their simple, but friendly little restaurant served by great staff members like Gigi. No makeup, no shoes, no cell phones, just me and my books. To be sure, the rooms aren't fancy - but the vase filled with fresh flowers on the shabby, but chic little bureau in our room showed me someone cared enough to make an effort. We plan to go back next year.
A very informal place to stay. Put your swim suit on in the morning. Swim, eat, live in your baithing suit. Friendly staff. Good value. Reasonable prices. A great beach. Good food (Try the Ribs).. We will return.