Ratings based on 38 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.9 out of 5
89% of guests recommend
4.0 Room cleanliness
4.1 Service & staff
3.8 Room comfort
3.6 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
4 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Great Place — Very Convenient Location!!

Posted Jul 4, 2014
Pros: Its location. The owner also made sure to get us white bread, muffins, and fruits for breakfast
Cons: The infrastructure.
Location: Its ver close to St. John's Cruz bay and Mongoose Junction area where most of the restaurants are located.
This is a great place. Phyllis (the owner) is a nice person and is very approachable by phone. This place is located very close to the Cruz bay village area in St. John's -- the place where most of the restaurants and bars are located. The only drawback of this place is that the entire infrastructure looks slightly old, and its about time that this place be renovated. Having said that, you get a Caribbean vibe from this place that won't happen in a posh hotel like The Westin. I would highly recommend this place.
5 out of 5
for Business Travelers
by Danny from Atlanta

Love it!

Posted May 25, 2014 on Hotels.com
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Hillcrest Guest House! The location and proximity to Cruz bay is perfect. Little hill to climb if you're in good shape or you can take a cheap taxi. Phyllis stocked our fridge with all kinds of complimentary goodies and was there for all of our needs. Highly recommend!
4 out of 5
for Personal Event
by Jo Croft from N.H.

Clean and convenient

Posted May 1, 2014 on Hotels.com
The owner is very nice and very accommodating. I enjoyed my stay .it was a place to lay my head and easy access to taxi's. A+ to Mr. Samuel .
5 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from columbus, oh

Cute B&B just up the road from town

Posted Apr 25, 2014
My boyfriend and I stayed for a week and had a wonderful time. The staff was very welcoming and made sure we were comfortable the whole stay. Convenient parking in front of the hotel as well as a small auxiliary lot near by. The full kitchen is great and totally stocked with plates, bowls, cups, pots, pans, etc. It is very helpful if you feel like cooking in a couple of nights. The only warning I would give is that it is at the top of a very steep hill. Great exercise, but tiring especially after a large meal or a long day out at the beach. I would consider taking a taxi home or renting a car if you cannot handle walking up a hill. Other than that, everything was wonderful! We will definitely stay here again!
5 out of 5
for Everyone
by R from Brooklyn

2nd stay at Hillcrest House and will be back soon

Posted Mar 29, 2014
A comfortable oasis overlooking Cruz Bay.. The location is great for getting out to town or beaches. Our porch was great for drinks at sundown or coffee in the morning and watching the city below.
4 out of 5
for Everyone
by Susan from Hampton, NH


Posted Mar 20, 2014
Pros: View, friendliness of the owner, cozy accomodations
Cons: The futon was a bit hard sleeping but restful
Location: 5 minute walk from Cruz bay. Nice view. Bring a flashlight if walking back at night. The hill is steep but a good walk if you rest 1/2 way up.
Phyllis is a great hostess/owner. She shared he dogs and garden with us and had beach accessories and dvd's for us to use. The refrigerator was well stocked and the room was clean and very island. The building is old but it was a nice start to our vacation. There was a couple visiting who stay for a month every year for the past 20 years! The climb to the top of the hill was a killer but the taxis were glad to drop us off there when returning from the beach at no extra charge. We had a beautiful view and enjoyed the hummingbirds visiting the cactus flowers outside the deck. We just love St. John and look forward to returning again next year.
4 out of 5
for Everyone
by Kevin from New Hope, MN

Location, location, location

Posted Mar 16, 2014
Cons: The Wi-Fi was free, but a bit slow. Certainly not in the High-Speeed category.
Location: Restaurants, beaches, and the National Park are within walking distance.
The Hillcrest Guest House is within easy walking distance of everything at the west end of St. John. This greatly eliminates the need to rent a car.
4 out of 5
for Everyone
by J from NJ

Close to town

Posted Feb 13, 2014
Pros: proximity to town, Expedia booking rate, view, St. John beaches
Cons: wifi
Location: Lots of good places to eat. Easy to get a taxi to almost anywhere. We took a trip to Virgin Gorda one day and it was terrific!
It was great to have a kitchenette. Loved being able to walk into town. The walk to Sunset Beach and Honeymoon Beach was fun, if rocky. The wifi tended toward the feeble, but it did work.
3 out of 5
for Families
by The Happy Couple from Chicago, IL

Great location and good for the price

Posted Jan 27, 2014 on Hotels.com
You can't beat the location! You're walking distance to what Cruz Bay has to offer. The villa we stayed in was the one that showed the picture of the rainbow. Phylis is a sweetheart and she will give you whatever you need. The hotel could use some updating, but you're not really there to stay in the hotel, right??
5 out of 5
by Steve Wilson from Tucson, AZ

Wonderful place to stay in Cruz Bay

Posted Dec 28, 2013 on Hotels.com
Lots of nice extras at no extra charge - unusual in today's environment. Phyllis provides the kitchenette stocked with liquor and quite a bit of food and snacks. The place is older but clean and well maintained. The view from the top of the hill is excellent and far enough from the main part of town to be reasonably quite, but a very short walk to restaurants and shops. Very reasonably priced by St. John standards as well.