About this listing
If you're looking for a laid back option with upscale amenities and comfort you've found THE spot. within walking distance of restaurants that serve finger-licking food (both local and international). Just relax, and enjoy.
If you're looking for a laid back option with upscale amenities and comfort you've found THE spot. Unit located within the Westin resort. yes you have access to all the Westin amenities for no additional cost. Services though come with a fee (sauna, massage, laundry service etc). within walking distance of restaurants that serve finger-licking food (both local and international). Just relax, and enjoy. This is the best place to be on the island. Close to all attractions, shopping areas, cultural ones, and sun-basking options. Most beautiful beaches at your doorstep, or max 15mn away. non smoking policy indoors.
Important: you can only book the unit from saturday to saturday. If your stay is >7 days than check-in or check-out ought to be on saturday. Booking outside the saturday-to-saturday btacket avails to a 2 week rental. This is the resort booking policy and they're not flexible on this matter. Please pounder this if you're still interested before you book your flights. No meal included in the price, kitchen fully equipped with devices. Rental car suggested. Parking lot available and free for guests. Unit location (oceanview or not) depends on availability. We always ask but you get the surprise upon arrival. Most units are wheelchair accessible
give your name at the front desk to get the keys. match verification of party size betw booking and check-in
very friendly, family type
safe to walk around. 3 commercial areas in the neighborhood, 1 on the dutch side with restaurants, 2 on the french side with restaurants, bfast options, tours, beaches, grocery stores, bakery drop-off etc.
If you want to go to phillipsburg or marigot or orient bay take a cab or rent a car. These places named above are great for shopping and partying. Orient bay is the closest location for kitesurf, watersport activities. Unless you can get it at the hotel.
Other Things to Note
Shuttle service to/from Anguilla, St Barths at captain oliver marina is 10-15mn within slow walking distance from the resort.
Hotel has several restauran,ts where you can have breakfast. There's also a sunday champagne brunch 60USD with lots of delicious food
We were disappointed and stressed upon our checkin to find that the Westin Ocean Club had no record of our reservation. It was disheartening as we had booked this trip 7-8 months ago. One week prior to our arrival, we reached out to the owners to note our names on our reservation. Sadly, that was not completed. After a painful hour with a flurry of Westin managers, they told us we could check in.
We stayed the week in a different room than the one we had booked; it had a different number of rooms and a different layout. This is most likely due to the checkin snafu.
The westin dawn beach itself is a very average Westin, but the condos are great and removed enough from the hotel that it was not a sore point.
Housekeeping never changed our sheets or made our beds (which I am accustomed to them doing every 3 days in my other westin/starwood villa stays) nor did they clean. I surmised that the extent of housekeeping at dawn beach was to provide fresh towels.
Our stove was also broken in the unit. They had to install a new one during our stay.
Otherwise St. maarten is great and highly recommend a visit, but just don't spend all your time at the westin.
hello guys, I am very sorry to hear that the level of service you got at the westin was close to nil. You're right on all accounts and a claim's been filed to request compensation. I would have never suspected the survenance of such a mess for a stay organized so long in advance. You should have gotten back to me upon seeing the condo mix-up so this could have been arranged first thing. I am extremely sorry for this and hope that you still had a wonderful time in St Maarten. Will get back to you with the westin apologies
The Dawn Beach Club at the Westin was fantastic! The bedrooms, bathrooms and kitchen were amazing. We had a nice view of the ocean. The pool was outstanding. We had a great time.
The Westin Dawn beach club was so amazing! From the moment we stepped into the unit we were in heaven! This is a very luxurious unit with double doors that open to the ocean view from both the living room and master suite. The ocean view was breath taking and unforgettable. The staff were very warm and friendly, eager to be sure we were happy. The Westin resort was fabulous as well, the pool is large and not busy most times and the beach was only a few minute walk from our unit so we spent most days in the ocean. I found quite descent snorkelling right there at the resort so that was perfect for us too. The island people were also extremely friendly and very helpful. This was a truly amazing vacation. We will most definitely return!!! Soon!!
The reservation was canceled 95 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.
About the Host, Lynda
caribbean girl who loves to travel, and has found incredibly warm cultures all over. Food and outdoor sports addict. Cant resist a tasty soup. Still have the ability to be bewitched by natural wonders and authentic ppl.