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"Still needs major renovations/repair from hurricane. A bit disappointing if judging from online pics. Hotel is a true Caribbean gem & needs some serio ... " More

By a verified traveler on Thu 19 Jul 2018

Hotel Description

3-star beachfront hotel near Fort Christiansvaern

On the beach

Your stay at this hotel will put you steps from Protestant Cay and a 5-minute walk from Fort Christiansvaern. Leeward Islands and Christiansted National Historic Site are also within half a mile (1 km).

Outdoor pool, bar/lounge

This hotel features an outdoor pool and a bar/lounge. WiFi in public areas is free. A computer station and luggage storage are also provided.

Free WiFi, kitchenettes

The 53 guestrooms feature well-equipped kitchenettes with refrigerators and microwaves, as well as free WiFi and balconies. Other amenities include flat-screen TVs, premium bedding, and coffee/tea makers.

Superior Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
$129 per night


Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 6 Max


Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Hotel on the Cay ratings based on 22 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.8 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Hotel on the Cay

Everyone (9) Couples (1)
5 out of 5
Very comfortable and quiet room was clean staff was very helpful

Posted by on May 14, 2019

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5 out of 5
I loved that we had to take a ferry out to the island; it made it seem even more exotic, and it gave us a fantastic view! All the staff were very friendly and helpful, and the room was cozy! I would definitely stay here again.

Posted by on Apr 27, 2019

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4 out of 5
Great view. Some scattered junk in the back made it look a little too rustic. The empty water fountain at the entrance made it look run down. Loved the ferry boat ride and service

Posted by on Apr 24, 2019

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3 out of 5

Perfect location

Still needs major renovations/repair from hurricane. A bit disappointing if judging from online pics. Hotel is a true Caribbean gem & needs some serious TLC so it can be in its glory!

Posted by on Jul 19, 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

Aug 28, 2018 by Jin

Thanks for staying with us. We appreciate your feedback!

4 out of 5
staff was very friendly and helpful. Beach on the cay was ideal for families. Room was clean, comfortable and quiet most of the time. When it was not quiet I only wish I had been invited to the party. Though hurricane Irma repairs are not complete I will stay at HOTC on all future trips to STX.

Posted by , from Texas on Jun 9, 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jul 31, 2018 by Jin

Thank you!

5 out of 5

Perfect vacation

Pros: Location..location..location! Easy access to beach and the board walk.. The beach was very nice...clean..easy to enter water..nice chairs.
Cons: There is a outdoor foot wash but we would have liked a overhead shower to rinse the salt water off before entering the pool.
We loved the color of the water..the breeze..the staff was friendly and helpful . It was relaxing and if you wanted more to do...taking the ferry shuttle to the boardwalk was easy. The shuttle boat drivers were friendly and helpful. There are alot of good places to eat with variety at reasonable prices. The excursions we took with Big Beards,to Buck Island and Sweenys' Island tour we informative, educational and fun! Even though the hotel is older, it is part of the charm. The management is making improvements everyday. We travel alot and we think this is a little piece of heaven!

Posted by , from Green Bay, WI on May 2, 2017

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4 out of 5

Staff was magnificent!

Staff is fantastic! Hotel is under repair but still amazingly beautiful!

Posted by , from Dillsburg, PA on Mar 8, 2017

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4 out of 5

Nice comfortable older Hotel

The location was great with the beach right outside the hotel room and in great proximity to Christiansted. We rode a ferry over for Christiansted and back everyday

Posted by , from Florida on Dec 19, 2016

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1 out of 5

Fantasy Island,BUT

Location: Lots of restaurants on the boardwalk. Buck Island is amazing. We did the bio-luminescent kayak tour at Salt River Marina,very cool.
Fantasy location BUT the hotel is very rundown.Staff is friendly and helpful (front desk though not so much). A lot of stairs and no elevator. Hotel doesn't have a restaurant. There is a restaurant/bar on the beach but it's not affiliated, so you have to have your card or cash, and it's open for breakfast and lunch but not for evenings. There is no parking so you have to park on the streets in town. Streets are not marked well for where you can't park. We were towed twice. We love St Croix but very disappointed with Hotel on the Cay. We fell in love with the Caribbean after staying here over 30 years ago. It was sad to see it's current condition.

Posted by , from Colorado on Dec 17, 2015

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3 out of 5

Nice boat ride to an old hotel

Pros: Staff was friendly. Not a lot of people on the beach. The boat to and from the island.
Cons: Rooms updated, damage fixed, clean and repaint the water feature, SOLID doors. Railings replaced, Free umbrellas/cabanas for guests, Bathroom upgrades
Location: Located in a very run down area of the island, wild chickens, homeless, building in ruins, lots of trash, poverty, disabled cars everywhere.
Looking from the main island to the hotel looks nice. BUT once you get to your room you might be disappointed. They put us in the wrong room with a sliver of a bay view the first night. They knocked on our door at 8:30am and called at 8:35am telling us we were suppose to have checked out the day before! Explained to them we just got there and they said we were in the wrong room! We were happy because the room was in poor condition. Packed up, went to lobby and decided to "upgrade" to a suite. The second night the power went out for over an hour which meant NO A/C! It is not worth the money. If you are on a tight budget and do not care about where you lay your head then this is the place for you. It is very old. They were painting the exterior while we were there. The beach is maybe 200 feet long with boats moored less then 150 ft from the beach, not a ocean view from beach, it is a bay view full of boats. The bar is efficient but slow. Expect to pay $10 for an omelet and toast, nothing more. The doors are louvered with broken slats so if someone walked by they could push up a slat and see into your room. Plus you can hear everything going on outside your room. You have to fight with the sliding doors to the balconies to get them open. Railings are scary! Water damage in bathroom. Bathrooms are so small 5'x 6' even in the suites. The water feature was gross, dirty and had scum in it. If you have trouble walking this is not the hotel for you! Staff was friendly though.

Posted by , from Hinsdale, NH on Aug 10, 2015

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Property Features

Hotel on the Cay offers its guests an outdoor pool and a safe deposit box at the front desk. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. This 3-star Christiansted hotel is smoke free.

  • 53 guestrooms or units
  • 3 levels
  • 2 buildings
  • Bar or lounge
  • Towels for the beach
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Computer for guest use
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Outdoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchenette
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


  • Airport: Christiansted (STX-Henry E. Rohlsen) (15.5 km / 9.6 mi)
  • Parking:

Room Amenities

Hotel on the Cay offers 53 air-conditioned accommodations with coffee/tea makers and ceiling fans. Rooms open to balconies. Beds feature premium bedding. Accommodations at this 3-star hotel have kitchenettes with refrigerators and microwaves. Bathrooms include showers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Flat-screen televisions are featured in guestrooms. Housekeeping is offered daily and hair dryers can be requested.

  • In-room kitchenette
  • Private balcony
  • Flat-screen television
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer available
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Snorkeling on site
  • Fishing on site
  • Surfing/boogie boarding on site
  • Boat tours nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Sailing on site
  • Kayaking on site
  • Personal motorized watercraft on site
  • Windsurfing on site
  • Scuba diving nearby

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed. No onsite parking is available.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. No onsite parking is available.

  • Only service animals are allowed
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • No elevators


Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Resort fee: USD 12.00 per person, per night

The resort fee includes:

  • Beach access
  • Housekeeping

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Early check-in fee: USD 50 (subject to availability)
  • Late check-out fee: USD 100 (subject to availability)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Cay Christiansted
  • Cay Hotel
  • Hotel Cay
  • Hotel Cay Christiansted
  • On The Cay Hotel
  • Hotel On The Cay St. Croix/Christiansted, U.S. Virgin Islands
  • On The Cay Christiansted

You should know

  • Guests may experience noise disturbance due to nearby construction work.
*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.