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(@lmcneil1125)
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Could someone tell me what villa, hotel is within walking distance to downtown St. John by the ferry docks please? I checked into St John Inn and they seem a little high per night to me. Is there anything else? If I was to come solo I dont really want to rent a vehicle but would love to walk around town then back to room. Might need just some me time soon..

 
Posted : January 10, 2009 8:38 am
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The Inn at Tamarind Court is close to town, and pretty reasonably priced. It's pretty basic accomodations, but it has a very nice courtyard with good breakfasts, and very good dinners. It's also a little closer to town than St. John Inn. That is the one we usually stay at when we don't want to rent a jeep. We used to stay at Raintree, which was right by the Ferry Dock, but they closed that and turned it into shops!

 
Posted : January 10, 2009 8:48 am
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There isn't a "downtown St. John". You will be staying in Cruz Bay on the island of St. John (unless you are talking about St. John's on Antigua).
You can try Tamarind Inn for a lower prices although they are pretty much in the same general area for cost and location. Walking distance is a relative term depending on your personal preference and physical abilities but I would consider it within the general range of most people. Bear in mind the North Shore beaches will require a taxi and you are limiting yourself from most of the island (Coral Bay, East End, etc.) without a car. Doesn't necessarily take away from the STJ experience but you need to consider it just the same.

 
Posted : January 10, 2009 8:53 am
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Thank you for the quick replies, other then the 2 hotels mentioned above is there anything else close? Is the Westin within walking or Lavender Suites? I miss quoted on the downtown thing. Sorry I know it is just plain Cruz Bay. My mistake...I could probably walk up to 1 mile from any accomundations if needed to. But with suit cases that will be fun. lol

 
Posted : January 10, 2009 9:03 am
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No worries about the geography, I just wanted to make sure we were all talking the same island.
Lavender is closer but more expensive as well since the accommodations and views are a bit nicer.
Suitcases? i.e. more than one? I find taking more than one per person means one normally doesn't get opened.

 
Posted : January 10, 2009 10:43 am
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The cheapest hotels/inns in Cruz Bay are............
Samuels Cottages
The Inn at Tamarind Court
St John Inn

Then after that the price increases to...........
Lavendar Hill
Gallows Point
Estate Lindholm
The Westin
Caneel

Hope this helps

Pia

 
Posted : January 10, 2009 12:17 pm
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Never heard of Samuals cottages before..Thats new to me. The second list is any of the mentioned within walking distance to cruz bay? Checking out the cottages now. Thanks Pia

 
Posted : January 10, 2009 2:50 pm
 Pia
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Here is the link to the cottages - very basic but I hear clean.

http://samuelcottages.com/_wsn/page3.html

You could walk to the Westin but I would not want to under any conditions (and anyway the rooms are in the $400 + per night range) Caneel is not walkable and the rooms (right now) start at approx $700 per night approx so I assume out of your range of what you want to spend 🙂

Pia

 
Posted : January 10, 2009 3:13 pm
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Yup, totally out of my price range. Plus how do these resorts sleep at night charging these prices per night? Are the rooms made out of gold or something? lol Samuals looks nice just would like to see some inside room pics if possibe. Will look for some...Thanks again..

 
Posted : January 10, 2009 3:28 pm
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How can they charge that? Five words - supply, demand, location, location, location.

 
Posted : January 10, 2009 5:29 pm
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They can charge that much because all luxury properties world wide charge that much

 
Posted : January 11, 2009 8:53 am
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I also like Hillcrest Guesthouse for a walkable stay. Some other options are Star Villas and Coconut Coast Condos. Samuel Cottages has my eye for an inexpensive visit.

http://www.hillcreststjohn.com/

http://www.starvillasflorida.com/

http://www.coconutcoast.com/

Maho Bay campground is an option. If you decide to get a car you should check out http://www.sailviewstjohn.com/.

As for hitting beaches without cars, Frank Bay for snorkeling and walking to Salomon and Honeymoon works out pretty well. You can take the bus to Salt Pond Bay too.

Cheers, RickG

 
Posted : January 11, 2009 5:57 pm
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Thank you Rick for the web sites. I will defiently be looking at them.

 
Posted : January 11, 2009 8:12 pm

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