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"Have been going to Sint Maarten for 7 years now. Stayed at a few places, next door at Divi twice. Last year, Divi changed exchange rules.Would not let ... " More

By luvsintmaaten, from IL on Sat 07 Apr 2012

Hotel Description

3-star beachfront hotel with outdoor pool

On the beach

Your stay at this Belair hotel places you within 6 miles (10 km) of Marigot Market and Maho Beach. Also within 9 miles (15 km) are Mullet Bay Beach and Orient Bay Beach.

Fun at the beach

This hotel features a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and a bar/lounge. Families will appreciate the onsite laundry facilities and supervised childcare. Guests will appreciate free perks like free self parking and WiFi in public areas.

Free WiFi, kitchens

The 234 individually decorated guestrooms have 2 bedrooms and offer free WiFi and sofa beds. Flat-screen TVs come with satellite channels, and other amenities include kitchens and 2 bathrooms.

Standard Suite, 2 Bedrooms, Beach View, Beachfront

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Belair Beach Hotel ratings based on 6 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.7 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 0.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Belair Beach Hotel

5 out of 5

Was a pleasant surprise

Pros: Quiet, walking distance too food/bars
Have been going to Sint Maarten for 7 years now. Stayed at a few places, next door at Divi twice. Last year, Divi changed exchange rules.Would not let us exchange.(3-5 yr rule?) We loved that area/the employees at Divi.Knew Belair was next door. I was very tentative about how our unit at Belair was going to compare. I can now tell you-I have already booked my exchange for this year back at Belair!! The fact that all unit are RIGHT ON THE BEACH is great. Even if you don't like being in the water, you can still enjoy it. The units may not be as updated as some, but very comfortable and clean. Staff friendly. Not bothered with sales. Was so comfortable and relaxing. We were still able to walk to Divi and visit friends staying there, but all ended up back at our place at Belair after dinner or bars closed due to our unit being directly on the beach. If you are looking for 5 star - don't stay here. Those of us that do stay here don't want you to... If you want a laid back vacation with no pressures from sales or staff, this is a great place to get away!! The lack of "attitude", (which attitude can be so prevalent at some resorts) is refreshing.

Posted by , from IL on Apr 7, 2012

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5 out of 5

Probably best swimming beach on St. Maarten

I was startled to see posted a couple less than great reviews, so I am motivated to respond with our experience of 20 years at the Belair. We became timeshare owners after our first visit, and have found the Belair over these many years to be wonderful, friendly, responsive, unpretentious, with low staff turnover (you know that means good management). It was great when our kids were with us, and now in our retirement with friends. Probably the most knowledgable activities advisor and best beach on the island. EVERY room has a great beach view as they all have balconies onto the beach; we cook in most of the time and the kitchen works great for us. We arrive, pick a spot on the beach and our chaises are labeled w/our names for the duration of our stay...always available and shaded by umbrellas. From the Belair, you can walk into Phillipsburg or stroll to the top of the peninsula that separates Belair on Little Bay from Phillipsburg.. and view Great Bay Harbor from the old Fort at the top. You'd have to have a pretty negative, entitled attitude not to enjoy this resort

Posted by , from Ann Arbor, MI, USA on Dec 19, 2011

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1 out of 5

Oct 2008

Just stayed for 21 days, This place is not good! They keep doing bandaid repairs!!! A/C did not work on Med or High speed, kitchen cabinets falling apart, sink drains did not work, Second floor Kitchen leaked into our kitchen ceiling!!!! This place needs new Mgmt. Fire extinguishers discharged with last inspection in 2004, smoke detector batteries missing, Fire exscape missing lower level you would have to jump from second floor. Great location!

Posted by on Nov 14, 2008

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5 out of 5

Over and Over and Over Again

We have been going to the Belair for about 15 years, for 2 weeks every year. We love the resort, the people and the restaurants. We go purely for R&R and this fits our needs exactly. Having the beach right there is terrific. We have a timshare and never tradfe it in.\n\nThe new airport makes it even better. Go and enjoy!

Posted by on Jan 13, 2008

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5 out of 5

great place to stay

This place was fabolous its been done all over,its the best on the Dutch side of the island.Will return in May 2007! I even became an owner!

Posted by on Dec 27, 2006

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1 out of 5

Bad Experience

I've stayed at this resort on several occassions...usually have a pleasant experience... last visit was early 2005...resort needs renovations...beach attendant was has roaches...had to insist hotel exterminate...won't stay at this resort again...

Posted by on Jun 6, 2006

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About the Belair Beach Hotel

Location Little Bay, Philipsburg,

Property Features

Along with a restaurant, there's a snack bar/deli on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. A free manager's reception is offered on select days. WiFi is free in public spaces. An outdoor pool, tour/ticket assistance, and a vending machine are also featured at the family-friendly Belair Beach Hotel. Free self parking is available. This 3-star Philipsburg hotel is smoke free.

  • 234 guestrooms or units
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Manager's reception (free)
  • Deli
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Beach lounge chairs
  • Towels for the beach
  • Umbrellas for the beach
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Convenience store
  • Gift shop
  • Onsite shopping
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Outdoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Grocery/convenience store
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Laundry facilities
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Separate dining area
  • Sofa bed
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • DVD player


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Airport: Philipsburg (SXM-Princess Juliana Intl.) (8 km / 5 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Belair Beach Hotel offers 234 air-conditioned accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature DVD players and safes. Rooms open to furnished balconies. These individually decorated and furnished accommodations have separate sitting areas and include sofa beds. Accommodations at this 3-star hotel have kitchens with refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and separate dining areas. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. 32-inch flat-screen televisions come with satellite channels. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily. Amenities available on request include irons/ironing boards.

  • In-room kitchen
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Private balcony (furnished)
  • Dining room
  • Sitting area
  • Pull-out sofa bed
  • Flat-screen television
  • Satellite channels
  • DVD player
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Coffee maker
  • Kitchenware
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Cribs (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Nightly turndown service
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Air conditioning
  • Unique furnishings
  • Unique decor

Food & Drink

The hotel hosts a free manager's reception on select days.

Gingerbread Cafe - Overlooking the ocean, this café serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool.

Children under 12 years old are not allowed in the swimming pool without adult supervision.

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

  • Water skiing nearby
  • Jet skiing nearby
  • Boat tours nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Water sports equipment
  • Scuba diving nearby


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.

  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 4 PM


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 4 children 12 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for USD 8.0 per night.


  • No pets allowed


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

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit 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. Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector.

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

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit 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. For guests' safety, the property includes a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector in each accommodation.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Number of children who can stay free - 4


Optional extras

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

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 8 and USD 20 per person (approximately)
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: USD 8.0 per night

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

Hotel Names

  • Belair Beach
  • Belair Beach Hotel
  • Belair Beach Hotel Philipsburg
  • Belair Beach Philipsburg
  • Hotel Belair Beach
  • Belair Beach Hotel St. Maarten-St. Martin/Philipsburg
  • Belair Beach Hotel Hotel
  • Belair Beach Hotel Philipsburg
  • Belair Beach Hotel Hotel Philipsburg

You should know

  • Up to 4 children 12 years old and younger stay free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.
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*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.