We were very pleasantly surprised upon arriving at Palm Court Hotel. The photos we saw online were exactly what we saw upon arrival! The rooms, the grounds, the pool, everything, was exactly as portrayed online. The manager Anne Jacques, was very pleasant and always greeted us by name. While talking to Anne about various excursions, she mentioned that the fee to rent a car was only was slightly more than a taxi would cost us for round-trip fare to ONE location. Anne then arranged for a rental car to be delivered to the hotel for us to use during our stay. Anne's staff (Marine, Sabrina & Julia) were extremely friendly, pleasant and helpful. The complimentary breakfast selection was good, with an option to purchase other breakfast items. We traveled during the "slow" season and several of the local restaurants were closed, but there were still plenty of options. The one disappointment to us was that we had read about Happy Hour at the Palm Court Hotel and we were disappointed to learn that the wine & crepes "Happy Hour" was no longer being held, as that was one of the reasons we chose this hotel. Other than that, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would definitely recommend, and would return to Palm Court Hotel in the future. :-)
I recently stayed at The Palm Court Hotel in St Martin for 5 days. The hotel definitely exceeded my expectations. It is a small hotel with only maybe 20 rooms. The room was spotless, had a kitchenette and a patio with a small table and a recliner. The room was much bigger than I expected. The hotel is a two minute walk to a very nice beach. There are also about 8 restaurants in a cluster near the hotel. I dined at 2 of them and the food was exceptional. Also, there is a grocery store, a liquor store, hair salon, French bakery, etc nearby. Anything you might need is walking distance. There are a lot of dogs in the area and cats at the hotel. Im an animal lover and was not bothered by this.
The Palm Court is a great small hotel - less than a 5 min walk from one of the best beaches on the island. The hotel provides beach towels and a card giving you free chairs/umbrella on two different parts of the beach too (this would otherwise set you back ~$20/day or so. Definitely check out the nude beach just a short walk away! Our room was large - with a comfy bed, chaise, and several tables. Large bathroom too - comfortable for two people to get ready at the same time - but as is the euro custom, the toilet was in its own enclosure/room. The kitchenette is small but certainly useable. TV had some US, Caribbean, and European channels. There's also a private outdoor space with a chaise lounge and a cafe table. There is a pool, but we didn't try it. Why swim in a pool when there's the wonderfully warm and clear ocean just steps away. Nearby you will find tons of restaurants - both fancy and inexpensive, and several small food stores. You won't go hungry, and definitely don't need to have a car or take cabs to stay supplied. And most of the places take dollars in a 1 for 1 exchange with euros - if you use cash. Definitely a good deal if you look at the current exchange rate. There's no guest laundry on site - just a drop off service. Free breakfast was a bonus - definitely saved us money on this pricey island. Secured parking was helpful (there's an electronic gate), and gives you some peace of mind if you rent a car. The only major? (Depending how you look at it...) downside was the spotty and sometimes non existent Internet. Don't expect to do any work on tour vacation, or watch Netflix - even updating Facebook was a chore. After a few days we considered this a bonus ("sorry Boss! I just couldn't answer those important emails"). You're here to relax anyway. Minor curiosity - you only get one key to the room. No electronic locks. If you have people staying together they'll have to travel together too. This wasn't a problem for me and my spouse. Overall, highly recommended. Bring a swimsuit and cash. Or just cash. You'll love it.
I definitely would (and already have) recommend(ed) the hotel. The pictures on the internet are true to life. We were very pleasantly pleased with the room and the included breakfast. The Manager, Ann (she pronounced it Ahn) was very accommodating, helpful and friendly. We would not hesitate to return to this hotel in the future. And it's located just about a block from the beach.
Small (about 25 rooms), quiet, very clean, nicely decorated inside, beautifully landscaped outside, very comfortable bed, good continental breakfast, very short walk to beach, restaurants, small food market and liquor store. If you need a rental car, a taxi, a reservation, etc., just ask and it is done. The people who run Palm Court are totally friendly and accommodating and happy to help. I have no reservations about recommending Palm Court as a great place to stay.