Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Aug 30, 2014 Check-out: Sep 2, 2014

Marriott Frenchman's Reef and Morning Star Beach Resorts

5 stars
5 Est Bakkeroe, Post Office Box 7100, St Thomas, 0
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.9
out of 5
174 reviews
10 year anniversary getaway!

This resort was recommended by some friends of ours and it definitely did not disappoint! Anything... See full review

  • Two Time Madre
  • Aug 5, 2014
Wonderful setting and amenities

This is a beautiful hotel with great amenities, very good restaurants, and a most excellent beach... See full review

  • Eggypad
  • Aug 2, 2014
Experience Virgin Islands luxury with a private beach and treatment spa

Situated overlooking Morning Star beach, Marriott Frenchman's Reef and Morning Star Beach Resorts is an idyllic tropical paradise with stunning views over the Caribbean Sea. Luxurious rooms set in beachfront and garden locations blend tropical style with modern conveniences such as wireless Internet access. Indulge in a pampering treatment or massage at the spa, take a dip in one of three impressive pools or enjoy a range of activities at the resort's water sports center. A selection of exciting on-site bars and restaurants cater for all tastes.

Highlights
  • Private beachfront location
  • On-site treatment and massage spa
  • Water sports center and three swimming pools
Rooms

Rooms at Marriott Frenchman's Reef and Morning Star Beach Resorts have a vibrant, tropical style and offer stunning settings with breathtaking views of lush tropical gardens or the Caribbean Sea. Most rooms benefit from private balconies, and beachfront accommodations boast private terraces leading onto the beach. Rooms feature luxury comforts such as down comforters and cotton-rich linens, and bathrooms with Bath and Body Works products. Modern in-room conveniences include wireless Internet access, individual climate control and LCD cable TVs. At Morning Star Resort, the more intimate 96-unit rooms are waiting for you and features tropical decor, open-air terrace and mahogany sliding doors.

Features

A range of on-site restaurants and bars cater for every taste. Aqua Terra Restaurant is open for breakfast and dinner, offering its 'eggs to order' station and gourmet dinner dishes like Cilantro Crusted Sea Scallops. Coco Joe's serves light fare and a Caribbean buffet every Wednesday night. Sand Star on Morning Star Beach is the place to enjoy the sea breeze and signature frozen Daiquiri's. Captain's Café offers traditional pub fare and the chance to catch the latest sporting events. The pool bar is the ideal place for a swim-up drink or snack.

The Marriott Frenchman's Reef and Morning Star Beach Resort's has a fully-serviced water sports center offering a range of exciting activities right on the beach. Sports courts offer the chance for a game of tennis or volleyball. Morning Star Fitness Spot boasts cardiovascular equipment and a range of free weights while Spa on Morning Star Beach offers an indulgent selection of massages and treatments.

Transportation

  • Cyril King Airport  (6 mi/9.7 km)
Attractions
  • Coral World Ocean Park
  • St. Thomas Skyride Gondola
Business
  • On-site business center
  • Flexible meeting and conference space
Policies and fees
  • The $45 resort fee is collected at the property upon check-in.
  • Only the Frenchman's Reef has accessible rooms.
  • Complimentary parking. Pets are not allowed. Wi-Fi available in public areas and guest rooms. Safe deposit boxes available at front desk. Smoke-free property.
  • Marriott Frenchman's Reef and Morning Star Beach Resorts will implement a Resort Fee of $35 per room per night, which will include two bottled waters per room per day, unlimited local calls, free use of beach chairs and umbrellas, unlimited use of non-motorized (excluding sailboats) watersports from the Morning Star beach, unlimited access to tennis courts and Reef Fitness Center, complimentary Yoga, Zumba, and Aerobics classes (coordination required), shuttle service throughout the resort, invite to Weekly Cocktail Reception, $20 Lazule Spa or Salon coupon for purchases of at least $150 of regular-priced services, two $5-off coupons (per room, one time only) for the night kayak tour and two $10-off coupons for the Catamaran Half-Day Tour, both provided by Adventure Desk, and daily Internet fee.
  • If you book the All Inclusive Plan, this is what it includes:
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and drinks from the following restaurants/bars: Aqua Terra Oceanfront Grill and Azur Pool Bar **(Surcharges of $15 per order applies on Prime Cut meats, Lobster and Crab dishes at the on site restaurants) *** (Surcharge of $15 per order applies when ordering from regular menu)
  • Complimentary use of Health Club
  • Complimentary tennis court rental
  • Recreational activities (excludes activities requiring additional fees)
  • Unlimited Gold Standard brand cocktails, house wines, domestic beers and non-alcoholic beverages by the glass only
  • Snorkel gear, pool and beach floats, beach chairs and umbrellas
  • 15% gratuities at participating restaurants and bars (Any additional gratuity needs to be paid for either by cash or credit card at time of check signing)
  • Day Kids Club.
  • Children 12 and under eat free from the Children's Menu
  • Package benefits begin at 4pm on day of arrival and ends at 11am on the day of departure.

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

Marriott Frenchman's Reef and Morning Star Beach Resorts Rooms

All Inclusive Garden View
Located at Morning Star:Our guest rooms feature 1 king or 2 double beds with a private balcony overlooking the lush green of our tropical gardens while just steps away from the sugar fine sand. All inclusive package: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner and drinks from the following restaurants/bars: Aqua Terra, Sunset Grill, Captain's Cafe Sand Bar, Coco Joe's. Room service is NOT included. Surcharges of $15 per order applies on Prime Cut meats, Lobster and Crab dishes at the onsite restaurants. Surcharge of $15 per order applies when ordering from regular menu. Recreational activities (excludes activities requiring additional fees). Unlimited Gold Standard brand cocktails, house wines, domestic beers and non-alcoholic beverages by the glass only.Snorkel gear, pool and beach floats, beach chairs and umbrellas. 15% gratuities at participating restaurants and bars. Any additional gratuity needs to be paid for either by cash or credit card at time of check signing
Water View - Newly Renovated Guest Room
Newly renovated resort room located at Frenchman's Reef Resort. Enjoy sweeping views of one of the world's most scenic harbors or of the deep blue crystal clear Caribbean Sea and relax on your private balcony and watch as the breathtaking ships glide gracefully into the night. Rooms are newly decorated in cool Caribbean colors, featuring Marriott's ultra luxurious Revive bedding and beds, one king or two double beds, in room coffee, and internet. 420 Square
Island View - Newly Renovated Guest Room
Located at Frenchman's Reef: Maximize your value while enjoying all the amenities of our award winning Resort! Enjoy a view of the island's lush gardens, emerald hills and tropical foliage. Rooms are decorated in vibrant island colors and offer one king or two double beds. 420 Square Feet
Beachfront - Morning Star Beach
Located at Morning Star: Nestled on the dazzling white sand Morning Star beach, just steps away from the water's edge our guest rooms feature one king or two double beds. Enjoy the gentle sounds of breaking waves and warm tropical breezes from your private balcony as you watch the graceful ships sail into the night. 420 Square Feet
Garden View - Morning Star Beach
Located at Morning Star: Our guest rooms feature one king or two double beds with a private balcony overlooking the lush green of our tropical gardens while just steps away from the sugar fine sand of Morning Star beach. 420 Square Feet
All Inclusive Beachfront
Located at Morning Star: Nestled on the dazzling white sand Morning Star beach, just steps away from the water's edge our guest rooms feature one king or two double beds and private balcony. All inclusive package: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner and drinks from the following restaurants/bars: Aqua Terra, Sunset Grill, Captain's Cafe Sand Bar, Coco Joe's. Room service is NOT included. Surcharges of $15 per order applies on Prime Cut meats, Lobster and Crab dishes at the onsite restaurants. Surcharge of $15 per order applies when ordering from regular menu. Recreational activities (excludes activities requiring additional fees). Unlimited Gold Standard brand cocktails, house wines, domestic beers and non-alcoholic beverages by the glass only.Snorkel gear, pool and beach floats, beach chairs and umbrellas. 15% gratuities at participating restaurants and bars. Any additional gratuity needs to be paid for either by cash or credit card at time of check signing
All Inclusive Water View
Located at Frenchman's Reef Resort. Newly decorated, featuring Marriott's ultra-luxurious Revive bedding and beds, 1 king or 2 double beds, in room coffee, and internet and private balcony. All inclusive package: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner and drinks from the following restaurants/bars: Aqua Terra, Sunset Grill, Captain's Cafe Sand Bar, Coco Joe's. Room service is NOT included. Surcharges of $15 per order applies on Prime Cut meats, Lobster and Crab dishes at the onsite restaurants. Surcharge of $15 per order applies when ordering from regular menu. Recreational activities (excludes activities requiring additional fees). Unlimited Gold Standard brand cocktails, house wines, domestic beers and non-alcoholic beverages by the glass only.Snorkel gear, pool and beach floats, beach chairs and umbrellas. 15% gratuities at participating restaurants and bars. Any additional gratuity needs to be paid for either by cash or credit card at time of check signing
All Inclusive Island View
Located at Frenchman's Reef: Enjoy a view of the island's lush gardens, emerald hills and tropical foliage. Rooms are decorated in vibrant island colors and offer 1 king or 2 double beds. All inclusive package: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner and drinks from the following restaurants/bars: Aqua Terra, Sunset Grill, Captain's Cafe Sand Bar, Coco Joe's. Room service is NOT included. Surcharges of $15 per order applies on Prime Cut meats, Lobster and Crab dishes at the onsite restaurants. Surcharge of $15 per order applies when ordering from regular menu. Recreational activities (excludes activities requiring additional fees). Unlimited Gold Standard brand cocktails, house wines, domestic beers and non-alcoholic beverages by the glass only.Snorkel gear, pool and beach floats, beach chairs and umbrellas. 15% gratuities at participating restaurants and bars. Any additional gratuity needs to be paid for either by cash or credit card at time of check signing

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Elevators
Activities
Outdoor pool
Fitness center or spa
Fitness Center
Spa
Tennis
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Business center
Laundry service
In-Room Safe
Tour desk
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Barber/Beauty shop
Conference facilities
Gift shop
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Free parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant
Accessible facilities
Wheel chair access
Service animals allowed
Accessible parking
Public areas wheelchair accessible for disabled
Handicapped parking
Audible emergency alarm for sight impaired guest
Wheelchair accessible elevators
Visual emergency alarm for hearing impaired guest
Ramp access to buildings
Brailled elevators

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Hotel Map

18.3206 -64.9218
Area served
St. Thomas: Charlotte Amalie St. Croix: Christiansted and Fredericksted St. John: Cruz Bay
Nearby airports
Cyril King Airport - Resort is approximately 20 minutes away. Transportation: Taxi Cost: Approximately $7.50 USD per person (one way fare)
Area description
St Thomas is a true tropical paradise: stretches of white sand beaches arc into the distance, and white sails skim across water so blue and clear it stuns the senses. Red-roof houses color the green hillsides as do the orange of the flamboyant tree, the red of the hibiscus, the magenta of the bougainvillea, and the blue stone ruins of old sugar mills. Towns of pastel tone villas, decorated with filigree wrought-iron terraces, line narrow streets that climb from the harbor. Amid all the images you can find moments -- sometimes whole days -- of exquisite tranquility: an egret standing in a pond at dawn, palm trees back lighted by a full moon, sunrises and sunsets that send your spirits soaring with the frigate birds flying overhead. There is so much to be discovered in St Thomas, let Frenchman's Reef Resort help you experience the ultimate USVI vacation.

Nearby points of interest

  • Paradise Point Lookout Tram: 0.8 mi
  • Fort Christian: 1.5 mi
  • Blackbeard's Castle: 1.7 mi
  • Charlotte Amalie: 1.8 mi
  • St Thomas: 4.3 mi
  • Red Hook: 4.8 mi

Dining

Sand Bar at Morning Star Beach
The Sand Bar located on Morning Star Beach, is serviced by one of St. Thomas's most popular restaurants, Havana Blue. Experience the excellent menu of Havana Blue while enjoying the beautiful atmosphere from your beach chair at the Sand Bar.
Aqua Terra Oceanfront Grill
All new St Thomas restaurant, Aqua Terra Oceanfront Grill offers a centralized lounge and dining experience with breathtaking views of the famous Charlotte Amalie Harbor with excellent cuisines and upscale atmosphere.
Azur Pool Bar
Located at our infinity pool area, stop by the Azur Pool Bar and enjoy some nice food and drinks and enjoy the views overlooking the picturesque Charlotte Amalie Harbor.
Sunset Grill & Bar
The recently renovated Sunset Bar & Grill is an open-air St. Thomas restaurant overlooking the sunset harbor/pools serving excellent cocktails, Caribbean and American favorites. O
Coco Joe's at Morning Star Beach
An open-air St. Thomas bar, located right on Morning Star Beach, that is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Coco Joe's Grill offers a relaxing atmosphere with live music, which includes Steel Drum bands.
Rum Bar
The Rum Bar and its all new terrace offers views of St. Thomas and its stunning harbor. It is the perfect place to enjoy a nightcap with friends.
Havana Blue at Morning Star Bea
Latin America meets the Pacific Rim at Havana Blue. Known as Oceanfront Experiential Dining. Havana Blue has received numerous awards including Best Dining Experience. Located seaside with gorgeous views of the sunset and departing cruise ship. NOT INCLUDED IN THE ALL INCLUSIVE OPTION or ADD-ON
Star Market on Morning Star Beach
Located right on Morning Star Beach, this St. Thomas market is open daily serving pastries, fresh fruit, boxed lunches, sandwiches, salads and more. Star Marketplace offers a perfect place to grab a bite to take on your Virgin Island adventure.
Presto Market at Frenchman's Reef
Frenchman's Reef offers convenience and variety for guests on-the-go. A carry-out deli and coffee bar with gourmet snacks, picnic baskets, beer, wine and spirits are available. NOT INCLUDED IN THE ALL INCLUSIVE OPTION or ADD-ON

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
Frenchman's Reef Resort has certified meeting and wedding planners that will create a flawless event for your next group or destination wedding in the USVI. From meeting your specific catering needs to providing the latest enhancements in audio-visual technology, we'll provide the elements that support your meeting objectives, along with a service-rich tradition of meetings expertise. Known for our creative and innovative catering menus our food and beverage team is dedicated to make your next event the most memorable one yet. In addition, we offer a array of unique meeting, event, and wedding spaces - some offering breathtaking views of harbor.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1600
Check-out:
1100

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (174)

Ratings and reviews for Marriott Frenchman's Reef and Morning Star Beach Resorts

Overall score

3.9 / 5
5.01.0
174 out of 174
Amenities:
3.9
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3.7
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4.4
Value:
3.7

80% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Marriott Frenchman's Reef and Morning Star Beach Resorts

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
TM11
NY, NY
Aug 16, 2014

Disappointing stay

Overall do not recommend staying at this hotel. This property is in major need of a massive renovation. The rooms, bathroom, and outdoor facilities lack character. I was expecting more from a Marriott, and was highly disappointed overall. On top of it all, the prices to eat here are outrageous and the quality yet again lacking. I don't mind spending money on quality, but this is NOT the resort to do so at.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
1
Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

Charter a boat from St. Thomas Boat rental and visit St. John and the BVIs you will not be disappointed!!

Review of Marriott Frenchman's Reef and Morning Star Beach Resorts

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Cmos
New Jersey
Aug 12, 2014

Huge disappointment!

The week my family spent at the Marriott Frenchman's Reef was extremely disappointing! We have always believed the Marriott was a high quality hotel. We believed if you were staying at a Marriott you experience on your vacation would be wonderful. This is so not true! Do not stay at this hotel. Before we went to the hotel I called and requested that the 2 rooms we were staying in be connecting and on a high floor in the main "reef" building. When we arrived we were given 2 rooms that were connecting but on a very low floor(2) in the morning star building. This building smells of mildew the minute you enter & as you go down from lobby level it gets even more smelly. To go from our floor(2) you have to go up to the 6th floor to be on the lobby level in that building. This is because the hotel is built into a cliff. They finally changed our rooms and that's when we started seeing the cockaroaches in our bathroom! It was disgusting!!!!! At a Marriott! ?We paid a lot of money for 2 rooms to have cockaroaches!!!! Unbelievable!!!! When my husband complained they said they would send someone to spray- like it was a common problem no big deal! They sprayed & it didn't help! We found a cockaroach in the ziplock bag my children's vitamins were in! ( they left it open after they took their vitamins out. Who would have thought a cockaroach was going to crawl in?!)My husband complained & they moved us higher up to the 7th floor our last night in the hotel and we see a cockaroach in the bathroom again! We closed the door used the bathroom in our other room & couldn't wait to leave the next morning! This ruined our family vacation! It was disgusting! We complained and they took some charges off our bill but not really enough to compensate us for the amount of money we spent! Please understand we NEVER complain!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
1
Location:
3
Value:
1
Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Eat at the Greenhouse Cafe. For all the money we spent on meals this was the only place my family left happy and FULL!!!

Review of Marriott Frenchman's Reef and Morning Star Beach Resorts

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
mamaliga
new york, new york
Aug 9, 2014

family getaway

all in all was a very good experience.i work in the same bussines ,one thing i could say the guys and the personel who work the lobby and the restaurants ,esspecially coco joes are GREAT the management could improve a little bit ,and be more helpful a smile alone do not make it ..they have to be on point and know what are they doing

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Time-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

by far coco joe is the best,every body there are great the beach and the swimmingpool are next to them

Review of Marriott Frenchman's Reef and Morning Star Beach Resorts

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Our Family get away
Texas
Aug 8, 2014

Family Vacation

Super friendly staff. Hotel was right on the beach. We are already planning the next trip.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Marriott Frenchman's Reef and Morning Star Beach Resorts

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Edeng
Washington dc
Aug 6, 2014

Group trip

I booked 4 rooms for 10 people, 6 got rooms on Frenchman's Reef which is up on a cliff and 4 got rooms on Morning Star which is beach front. All the rooms were ok but one did have damage to the ceiling in the closet that looks like it came from a leak of some kind and a broken latch on the bathroom door. There was some construction being done but we assumed that it was because wer were there during the off season. Also all the bars on morning star close at 11 :( but luckily the hotel wasn't far from town and it was just a quick cab ride to anywhere.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Marriott Frenchman's Reef and Morning Star Beach Resorts

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Two Time Madre
Texas
Aug 5, 2014

10 year anniversary getaway!

This resort was recommended by some friends of ours and it definitely did not disappoint! Anything that you want to do can be accessed by the resort, but there is plenty to do at the resort (spa, beach, bars, pools, and swim-up bars) that will keep you busy if you choose not to do any excursions. The staff was very friendly, the place was always clean (housekeeping was wonderful), the view from the resort was beautiful, and the beach and dock access was PERFECT! This was our first time to go, and since returning home, we are already planning another trip! I really can't think of anything that needed any improvement from our stay! We rented a car at the airport, which was an extra expense, but worth it because we wanted to explore the island on our own, as well.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Dining tip: In Hotel

All of the restaurants (and deli) are expensive at the resort, but we felt that we got more "bang for our buck" at Coco Joe's....PLUS, the location (you step off of the porch and onto the beach) and the employees were exceptional. Loved the bar!

Review of Marriott Frenchman's Reef and Morning Star Beach Resorts

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Eggypad
Strongsville, Ohio
Aug 2, 2014

Wonderful setting and amenities

This is a beautiful hotel with great amenities, very good restaurants, and a most excellent beach that is easy to get to. It is a bit pricey; but St Thomas is pricey overall anyway. Staff was very attentive, outside sitting areas facing west toward the sunset and overlooking the pools were stupendous. We think it would be a great place for weddings. One drawback is getting around in St Thomas by taxi is about $7-10 per person. With four of us, it cost at least $28 one way each time we wanted to get into town. Still, go to St John's for a day, you won't regret it.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Downtown St. Thomas go to Glady's Cafe for lunch. Best lunch ever - including burgers and fresh island drinks and other treats.

Review of Marriott Frenchman's Reef and Morning Star Beach Resorts

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Chikirikis
San Juan
Jul 29, 2014

Excellent hotel!

The hotel is very nice and has amazing views. The staff is very service oriented. It is definitely well priced. Is the perfect place to relax. When I go back To St. Thomas this will be my first option hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: Not Applicable

Oceana.

Review of Marriott Frenchman's Reef and Morning Star Beach Resorts

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Endless Summer Crew
Florida
Jul 28, 2014

One night

The hotel have all the needs we where looking for and the location was great with the service. The room was not ready at the time we arrive but not big deal the area was fund to hag out...

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
2
Review of Marriott Frenchman's Reef and Morning Star Beach Resorts

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
cuzcoboy
Cumming, GA
Jul 28, 2014

Very nice place

This was a delightful place to stay-the amenities and the beach rocked!! We were off site a lot--we visited St Johns and took a charter to BVI--but, when we were there, it was wonderful.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Sightseeing tip: Not Applicable

Spend the $$ on a charter to BVI...

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