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Hillcrest Guest House, St. John US Virgin Islands

P.O. Box 33 #157 Enighed, Cruz Bay, St. John, 00831 Virgin Islands (Show map)
28 Reviews
$175 - $245
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Vacation rental suites with ocean views, operating as a Bed and Breakfast has air condition, beach equipment, free Wi-Fi and complimentary menu (Items are placed in suite prior to arrival). In suite kitchen or kitchenette, nearby to beaches, supermarkets, churches and banks with ATM machines. Hillcrest Guest House, St. John, US Virgin Islands, has six (6) individual suites 1. Front Suite -Top floor - 2 people. 2. Caribbean Ocean View -Top floor - 2 people. 3. Sunset Suite -Top floor - 2 people. 4. Tropical Garden Suite -Top floor - 4 people. 5. Orchid Suite -First floor - 4 people. 6. Peaceful Retreat-Ground floor- 4 people. April 16-November 15-LOW SEASON 1-2 People: $195/day [Peaceful Retreat $175] - - - - - 0 - - - - - November 16 to April 15-HIGH SEASON 1-2 People: $245/day [Peaceful Retreat $205] Check In- 3:00 pm Check Out-10:00am

Rooms & Rates

Tropical Garden Suite

The Tropical Garden Suite is located on the top floor. Includes a full kitchen, dining room, living room, bedroom and large private balcony, which you can see from inside. Another dining table and chairs are also outside, lovely view all around. Also has 32 inch flat screen TV/DVD and Bose radio from QVC, two air conditioners, Bread Maker, Espresso and Cappuccino Maker. Bedroom has a queen size bed and living room has a queen size futon with an 8 inch thick mattress.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Queen

Nightly Rate: $195-$245

Front Suite

The Front Suite is located on the top floor and has a private balcony with a Million Dollar View. Webcam on site. It is a corner suite. It has a Queen-size canopy bed, a Monet print is on the wall, Air condition and ceiling fans for additional comfort- Natural cool breezes flow right through! The kitchenette consist of a microwave, two burner hotplate, perculator, large refrigerator, small counter space and kitchen sink; to prepare your meals. You can view St. Thomas to the left and other islands to the right- a breezy, private and intoxicating view from your private balcony.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $195-$245

Caribbean Ocean View Ste.

The Caribbean Ocean View Suite is located on the top floor. It is between the Front and Southern Suites, also on the top floor. Able to accommodate two {2} people with a queen size canopy bed. Private bathroom with a shower in suite. The kitchenette consist of microwave, hotplate, perculator, large refrigerator, small counter space and kitchen sink; to prepare your meals. View of ocean and St. Thomas. Lounge/Patio Area, or common area is where you can relax,read the books provided or bring your own and meet other guest.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $195-$245

Peaceful Retreat

The Peaceful Retreat (Ground Floor Apartment) is located at street level. This the first apt. the Hall Family lived in while the first floor was being constructed. Bedroom accommodates a Queen size bed and the living room has a full size futon. A 32 inch TV/DVD combo in the bedroom. Apartment is air condioned. Kitchen has gas stove, microwave and large refrigerator! Private bathroom with rain shower. Large porch for seating and dining. Now available October 14, 2014.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $175-$205

Orchid Suite

The Orchid Suite is located on the first floor and there fore has only one small step at its entrance. You have a private entrance and off-street parking. Includes a full kitchen, dining room, living room, bedroom and large private screened pagoda! Bedroom has a queen size canopy bed and flat Screen 20 inch TV/DVD combo. Living room has full size futon with an 8 inch thick mattress, a 32 inch flat screen TV/DVD combo! Full kitchen includes: large refrigerator, gas stove, microwave. Private bathroom with shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $175-$205

Sunset Escape Suite

New King size bed, only suite with a king size bed. Corner studio of 308 square feet. Air condition, microwave, refrigerator, hot plate and bistro table and chairsFree Wi-Fi, liquor, breakfast items placed in suite and ocean view on two sides. Walk to downtown and Frank Bay Beach is 4 minutes.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $195-$245

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  • Guest room3.7
  • Services4.0
  • Value3.9
  • Cleanliness3.7
  • Dining3.6

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Great stay

5 on May 03, 2014

I stayed at hillcrest With My 11 year old son and we had a great time. The lady helped us when we Got in a little trouble and the room was great.

a value stay

2.8 on January 03, 2014

Great location!

Ok but issues

3.0 on July 09, 2013

The view from our suite was stupendous. The value of this room is very good compared to anything else you can get in St. Johns. Phyllis was a wonderful innkeeper. The issues are lack of real cleanliness in room and loud music from town during some nights when there is entertainment in Cruz Bay. The breakfast was packaged muffins and other packaged goods from the grocery store. On the plus side, frig equipped with complimentary rum and wine.

Innkeeper Response
St. John has Carnival from the end of June to July 4th. It includes music, food, parade and finally fireworks. I remind all who book around this time about the event. If the suite was not up to the guest standard, I apologize and will let the head housekeeper know of your displeasure. Upon arrival, I do a walk thru with all my guest,but I may have missed something. I will try to be more through.

First St John Visit

4.0 on April 11, 2013

Room was very clean, and the bed was very comfortable. The frig was very well stocked. Great location. Owner is very nice and helpful. I would definitely stay here again.

Great stay at Hillcrest Guest House!

4.0 on October 28, 2011

We spent four days with Phyillis at her Guest house. She was terrific and our room was stocked with wine, rum, bacon, eggs, sodas, drinks, bagels, muffins, coffee, popcorn, ice cream, etc. She had snorkel gear available for us to use, along with beach chairs. There was also a large selection of DVDs and books for us to use, all free of charge. There was also wi-fi, although we didn't use it since we were busy hiking and snorkeling the amazing St. John trails and beaches. We had a wonderful view from the balcony and ate most of our meals sitting outside on the covered patio. Our suite was not the most modern or luxurious, but it was clean and quiet and located close to Cruz Bay up a steep hill. We had a rental car and spent most of our time exploring the island. A great stay for sure and we would definitely stay there again and recommend to any of our friends.

Great St John Vacation

4.0 on October 07, 2011

We spent our 28th wedding anniversary at Hillcrest Guest House in late September. Phyllis Hall is a lovely lady and always available for your every need. The location is perfect. We enjoyed all food and beverage that stocked our suite. This is a very economical B & B that is a true St John experience. We loved the Orchid Suite. We'll be back. Marie and Joe Westfield,MA

Hillcrest Guest House in St. John, US Virgin islands

4.8 on July 18, 2011

We were in St. John for our son's wedding in June for 5 nights/6 days. It was truely a very special occassion and Hillcrest Guest House definitely ADDED to it!!! We absolutely LOVED our stay here!!! Everything was so special and we were treated like VIPs the entire time. Phyllis personally greeted us and gave us a tour of the complex as well as our suite. She stocked it with lots of goodies for us in the cupboards, the frig, and even a basket full of delicious treats. She also left us a personal welcome note! Phyllis made herself available to us 24/7 and gave us her personal cell number if we needed it to get a ho;d of her quickly. She really is a very special lady and I feel we also made a friend too!! She made us feel so special too! One day, our ride fell through and we were going to have to get a cab to take us to the marina to join our group for a day sail on a catamaran that was leaving promtly at 9am. We tried all the listed cabs and no one would answer their phones. We made a frantic call to Phyllis to see if she knew of any cabs we could call as time was running down very quickly. Without any hestitation, Phyllis just said to meet her at the gate ASAP and she would drive us to the marina! She just dropped everything to personally take us and we made it on time. She really goes beyond being the owner of a bed and breakfast!!! We are already looking ahead to our next vacation in St. John and getting to spend our time at Hillcrest and seeing Phyllis again! Thank you Phyllis for making our stay so memorable!!! Don & Andi Q

A nice place to stay, but in need of an upgrade

3.4 on June 17, 2011

The owner is quite friendly, and even gave us a ride to the ferry at the end of our stay. Although no formal breakfast was provided, we did receive a sizeable amount of breakfast food in a basket and in the refrigerator in our room that included breakfast meat to cook in our room. We were also provided with a sizeable amount of alcohol for free. The location is just outside of the downtown up a fairly steep hill. The rooms are in need of an upgrade however, and had a dated feel. They were clean, although daily housecleaning was not provided.

Innkeeper Response
Complimentary menu includes, bacon, eggs, fruits, juice, sodas, water, snacks, rum & pina colada mix, vodka & bloody mary mix and tequila & margarita mix. Items are placed in your suite prior to arrival, as indicated on website, St. John and St. Thomas are both hilly. Hillcrest Guest House was built in 1966 by my parents and is constantly updated. I enjoy meeting and greeting my guest. It usually starts with a tour of the Cruz Bay area. And if guest need to pick up items along the way, I do wait for them. Phyllis

Great stay at Hillcrest

4.0 on May 17, 2011

We stayed here for our babymoon. We spent the the first few days on St. John at a resort and we much preferred Hillcrest. You are located right in town, just up a steep hill, but it is a a fun walk and helps you get in shape. The owner is a lovely lady and is very accommodating.

Hillcrest Guest House met our needs

3.4 on May 12, 2011

Our family spent a week on St. John, and our stay at Hillcrest Guest House worked out very well for us. We rented two units, and had plenty of room for eating and hanging out. The location is convenient; you can walk to anything in Cruz Bay, as well as connect easily with transportation. The view of the harbor is gorgeous, even though being at an elevation where you can easily see out over the harbor means you've climbed a hill(!) to get there. We like to walk, so we definitely got our exercise! Phyllis had a nice assortment of food to welcome us, and the kitchen facilities were adequate for us as well. This was our third visit to St. John, we've stayed at the same place each time, and can see that Phyllis continues to make improvements to the property. We'll stay there again if we ever find ourselves on St. John. The beds are comfortable, and the price is right!

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Location Type, Island, Oceanside, Small town, Tropical


St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands (STT-Cyril E. King Field) 6 miles

Area Attractions

Art Galleries, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Museum, National/State parks, Ocean, Mini-Golf Course, Horse Back Riding in Coral Bay., Trunk Bay Beach, US National Park, Annaberg Ruins, Coral World, St. Thomas, Picnic area, Religious Services, Ruins

Inn Details

Establishment type

Boutique Hotel, Apartment, Private Home Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Alarm clock, BBQ grill, Library , Snacks and Sodas are placed in your suite., Fruit basket is placed in your suite., Bacon & eggs, fruits and Juice., Hair dryer, muffins & Bagels per request., Rum, red and white wine are placed in your suite., Free Wi-Fi, snorkel, fins, beach chair, ice chest.

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Amenities Basket, Board games, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Fridge, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Videos, Wet bar, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bird watching, Boating, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 3:00 PM
  • Check Out:: 10:00 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • Cancellations: CANCELLATION: If you cancel less than 35 days, you forfeit the entire amount. We strongly recommend that you purchase trip cancellation insurance. See Travel, and ask for Patty. No shows, late arrivals, change in number of persons, and early departures after arrival are non-refundable.



Phyllis Hall

Languages spoken

Some Spanish, English

Resident Pets

2 Dogs

About the innkeepers

I enjoy meeting my guest and raising my 2 dogs The dogs names are Dora and Taj. Animals do not have access to upstairs, near the suites. They remain downstairs on my level and apartment.

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  • Serving Location: Breakfast items are placed in suite for you to, prepare at your leisure.

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Items on menu may be, substitued for other

Signature Dish

Fresh Bagels and Cupcakes.
Menu of "Goodies" If you see an item on the list you would not want, it can be exchanged for another item you prefer. Fruit Basket contains fruits and snacks. Food includes, bacon, eggs, bagels and muffins. Coffee and Tea are provided. Drinks includes, juice, soda and water. Also Rum & pina colada mix, vodka & bloody mary mix and tequila & margarita mix. In addition, red and white wine is included. Champagne is provided for honeymooners. Snacks includes, potato chips, cookies and ice cream. See menu,


Hot Deal

Peaceful Retreat [Ground Floor Apt.] & Orchid

Regular Rate: $175 now $140 (20% Savings:)

New Bookings. When you book four (4) days in the Peaceful Retreat or Orchid Suite {Street Level}, your rate is $140/day/double occupancy. Call (340) 776-6774 or (340) 998-8388 cell.

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Special Package

New Bookings. Book 6 Days, 7th. Day Free

New Bookings. Book six (6) days and receive 7th. day free. You may book the 6 days on line and either E-mail: or call (340) 776-6774 or (340) 998-8388 cell for the free day. RATES: $175 TO 195/day/double occupancy. Must book by August 15th. any days. Phyllis Hall, Owner See calendar on website,

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P.O. Box 33 , #157 Enighed, Cruz Bay, St. John, 00831 Virgin Islands (Show map)

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