The Island Beachcomber Hotel (Lindberg Beach Rd., 340/774-5250, fax 340/774-5615, www.st-thomas.com/islandbeachcomber, $139–159 winter, $90–120 summer) is on Lindberg Bay, next to the St. Thomas airport, about a five-minute drive to Charlotte Amalie. The 47-room hotel is well suited for business travelers who want to be able to relax on the beach at the end of the day. It is also one of the best values for beachfront accommodation on St. Thomas. Rooms are not noted for their character but come well equipped with air-conditioning, satellite TV, wireless Internet, refrigerator, phone, coffeemaker, and hair dryer. There is a restaurant and bar on the premises.
The Bellavista Scott Hotel (5 Estate Thomas, 340/714-5500, fax 340/714-5501, www.bellavistascotthotel.com, $125–170 winter, $119–160 summer) is a 24-room, concrete block hotel located in a busy residential and commercial neighborhood on the east side of Charlotte Amalie. The location is convenient to Havensight, and some rooms have views of the cruise ship dock. All rooms have kitchens, air-conditioning, cable TV, and phones. There is a large freshwater pool on the premises.
© Susanna Henighan Potter from Moon Virgin Islands, 4th edition