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Joshua Rose Guest House

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Standard Room | In-room safe, individually decorated, individually furnished
Standard Room | In-room safe, individually decorated, individually furnished
Standard Room | In-room safe, individually decorated, individually furnished
Standard Room | In-room safe, individually decorated, individually furnished
Standard Room | In-room safe, individually decorated, individually furnished

Overview of Joshua Rose Guest House

Joshua Rose Guest House

2.5 star property
Philipsburg guesthouse in city center

29 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Refrigerator
Back Street #7, Philipsburg

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • Heart of Philipsburg
  • Orient Bay Beach - 21 min drive
  • Maho Beach - 29 min drive

Getting around

  • Grand Case (SFG-L'Esperance) - 25 min drive
  • Princess Juliana Intl. Airport (SXM) - 32 min drive
  • The Valley (AXA-Clayton J. Lloyd Intl.) - 12.7 miles/20.5 km
  • Gustavia (SBH-Gustaf III) - 15.4 miles/24.7 km
  • Saba (SAB-Juancho E. Yrausquin) - 28.6 miles/46.1 km


  • Kool Vibes - 2 min walk
  • Front Street Cafe - 3 min walk
  • Blue Bitch Bar - 3 min walk
  • Gelato Milano - 3 min walk
  • Shiekas - 4 min walk

About this property

Joshua Rose Guest House

Joshua Rose Guest House puts you 6.1 mi (9.9 km) from Orient Bay Beach.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Property is disinfected using an electrostatic sprayer

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 14 rooms
  • Arranged over 4 floors


  • Check-in time starts at 1 PM
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • There is no front desk at this property
  • Guests can access their accommodation through a private entrance
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in

Required at check-in

  • Cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • No onsite parking

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Traveling with children

  • Grocery/convenience store

What to do

  • Beach nearby


  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Rollaway/extra bed (surcharge)
  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Balcony
  • Individually furnished and decorated

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Hair dryer (on request)

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Fees & policies

Children & extra beds

  • Rollaway beds are available for USD 10 per stay

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

The property is cleaned and disinfected using an electrostatic sprayer; disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession
<p>This property does not have elevators. </p><p>Guests can rest easy knowing there's a first aid kit on site. </p><p>This property accepts credit cards.</p>

Also known as

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Joshua Rose Guest House Hotel Philipsburg
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Frequently asked questions

Does Joshua Rose Guest House offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Joshua Rose Guest House does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Joshua Rose Guest House?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Joshua Rose Guest House?
Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Joshua Rose Guest House?
Sorry, there's no onsite parking at Joshua Rose Guest House.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Joshua Rose Guest House?
You can check in starting at 1 PM. Check-out time is noon. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
Is there an onsite casino at Joshua Rose Guest House?
No, this guesthouse doesn't have a casino, but Paradise Plaza (7-min drive) and Dunes Casino (12-min drive) are both nearby.
Are there restaurants at or near Joshua Rose Guest House?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Blue Bitch Bar (3-min walk), Gelato Milano (3-min walk), and Shiekas (4-min walk).
Does Joshua Rose Guest House have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a balcony.
What's the area around Joshua Rose Guest House like?
Joshua Rose Guest House is in the heart of Philipsburg, a short 2-minute walk from Museum of Sint Maarten and 7 minutes' walk from Great Bay Beach.






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Property conditions & facilities




6/10 Good

Decent place to stay
Rooms and bathroom are dated, but everything works and is clean. Wifi worked great, and so did the air conditioner. Good location to stay if you want to be down town Philipsburg.
Front entrance
Verified Expedia guest review

4/10 Fair

If desperate
I picked this for one night because I wanted something at the low $100 price point for one night. We flew in late, so I understood the registrar was not in the office, but didn't know how to find her. Room had closed jalosy windows, very few working electrical outlets, & bathroom shower did not look clean. Window AC barely cooled. When checking out, no staff available, so owner of shop downstairs said he was supposed to take our money. Who knows? Seemed shady all the way around. Be prepared to carry your luggage up two tall, narrow flights! If you have size 13 shoes, don't go here!
Verified Expedia guest review

2/10 Poor

Not open for late check ins
Booked a reservation for here. Put in the notes for the reservation that we would need a late check in (11:30 or midnight). (Never heard anything back from hotel and hotel didn't have anything in their listing stating that we had to check in before a certain time). We arrived around 11:20. The place is above a market and the market was closed. Walked up to office for the guesthouse and it was also locked up and closed. Knocked several times and waited for 20 minutes. Still no answer. Called them. No answer. Called and they also called them. No answer. Needless to say we had to find somewhere else to stay with hotels.coms help and it took over an hour to find somewhere. So, we didn't get to our room for the night until after 1 a.m. HORRIBLE!
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8/10 Very good

Nice guesthouse
Guesthouse located between a lot of shops in Philipsburg. Great Bay Beach is nearby. Friendly staff.
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

The real adventure: Josuhua Rose Guest House
In the nineteen eighties, it was common to see the average tourist, genuinely interacting with islanders. Then came all-inclusives (and the fear and coercion inspired by ubiquitous news networks), and we all stampeded to sterile resorts. Today, if you want to plan your own vacation, wake up on your own time, manage your diet, catch a bus to Marigot, for the St. Bart's ferry, or to Maho for a beautiful walk on the beach, if you want to sample the best St. Maarten barbecue, Joshua Rose Guest House is the place for you. If you want to stay around people who look, think, and consume exactly what you do, if you want to be waited on hand and foot, only to return home without having seen the authentic St. Maarten, by public transit--then you're missing the Joshua Rose experience. I highly recommend this guest house. My children experienced the 'working man's vacation,' and the 'Back Street posse,' was extremely helpful, very friendly. As one resident insisted, "You're in St. Maarten! Never a problem." Nadia at the Joshua Rose front desk is very friendly. Please extend thanks.
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

OK but nothing high profile.
A cheap hotel in the Back Street, no luxury but free internet.
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

central and safe
The staff were wonderful and try to make me comfortable. It is a very convenient place to get two shops and even more important to take local transportation to and from the airport and just about anywhere. Nadia was wonderful. She loves to hear about you as a guest and truly makes you feel comfortable. I recommend it to everyone who wants a very convenient and economical place to rest
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2/10 Poor

After getting a key from the store owner we were told to go to the top floor. We found our room. It was not cleaned. The sheets were dirty and paper thin. It looked as though the beds were made after the last guests stayed there. Nothing done in the bathroom - filthy.
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2/10 Poor

In Reality it's a 1-Star
While economical, this Guest House was not the 3-star as had been listed, more like a 1-star. Room was clean (with the exception of the walls which need painting/touchup) but plumbing was marginal (toilet barely flushed - and shower drain was not great either). I stayed on the 3rd floor and the white drapes left little privacy (semi-transparent). Location was convenient in that it was only a few blocks from the beach, however at night the area was sketchy and not the safest.
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4/10 Fair

The owners are very nice but the place is promoted as a class of hotel that it isn't. It had aircon and wifi included and that was good, but the rooms weren't attended to day to day and the manager was inaccessible for much of the five days I was there. As others had reported the manager claimed the credit card machine wasn't working and wouldn't be fixed until after I left. That was stressful since I had not planned on it and the price should have been half what it was. I'd bet the price for users is artificially high to compete with the tourist hotels, but this was clearly a "local" hotel.
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