The Crystal Palace

The Crystal Palace stands as a monument to the initial outlandish prosperity of the merchants of the island of St. Thomas island. The scope of this mansion turned bed and breakfast is enough to grab the eye without the glass sash windows that give it the image of being a true crystal palace. The Crystal Palace is small and cozy yet decadent and retains much of its history within its walls, giving guests a glimpse into the life of a colonial merchant baron.

Guests looking to taste a variety of different foods will not be left unsatisfied at Crystal Palace, which is in an area that's home to an excellent variety of restaurant options. You'll find a variety of styles here, and those with a taste for Caribbean and American food will not leave disappointed.

Located near the center of downtown Charlotte Amalie, The Crystal Palace is a great choice for vacationers who want to stay in this neighborhood.


The Crystal Palace has five guestrooms with simple, elegant furnishings. Four of the guestrooms are located at the top of the main staircase. Two of these rooms have twin beds while a third has a double bed and a single daybed. These three guestrooms all share a bathroom. The fourth room on this hall has an imperial queen four poster bed and a large, private bathroom. The fifth guestroom is located on the top floor and also features a queen-sized four poster bed and in-suite bathroom.

Guestrooms lack kitchenettes, but there is a communal area between the four main guestrooms with a small refrigerator, microwave, and ice machine. Wi-Fi is also available throughout the mansion.

In terms of quality, we've given this B & B a rating of three and a half stars.

Below, you'll find a list of in-room amenities found at The Crystal Palace.

  • Toilet
  • Television
  • Telephone
  • Microwave
  • Private Bath
  • Bath Tub
  • Refrigerator

Call the property to ensure you'll have a specific amenity, if it's particularly important to you.

Activities and Amenities

The Crystal Palace is a marvel of a bygone era when the elite merchants created the mansions in the present-day historic district of St. Thomas as symbols of the flourishing trade between Europe and the West Indies. The Crystal Palace stands out even amongst these hallmarks of St. Thomas's golden era with its glass sash windows that give it its name, not to mention the mansion's sheer physical presence. Guests with a gusto for history or simply for decadence will love every inch of this colonial mansion, with its extensive mahogany, antique furniture, tray ceilings, hardwood flooring, Moroccan tiles, chandeliers, wrought iron gates, some of the original artwork from the Lockhart family, and modern art from the local artists.

For general activities and amenities available to guests, check out the list below:

  • Ice Machine
  • Highspeed Internet

Since the specifics tend to change, it's best to contact the lodging if you want to be certain the hotel has exactly what you expect. Visit this page to view our in-depth article about the types of activities and recreation opportunities that The Crystal Palace offers.


The availability of quick eats and fine dining is always a concern when choosing accommodations in the US Virgin Islands. Those staying at The Crystal Palace will encounter a few solid places to eat in the vicinity. To find out more about this area's dining, click here.


You will notice many interesting sites and attractions in the vicinity of Crystal Palace. Plan a vacation outing to some of the closest attractions like Solberg Farm, St. Thomas Historical Trust, and Market Square. If you plan to work on your tan, like many of the travelers who are eager to enjoy the Virgin Islands' sunshine, your vacation wouldn't be complete without plenty of basking at the beach. You'll find Magens Bay to be one of the nearest strips of sand to the B & B.

One of the closest areas of interest to the B & B is Charlotte Amalie. To get even more out of your stay, escape for a day trip to a nearby town or two and perhaps some famous points of interest.

To learn more about what else is near the property, click here.

Contact Info

Location: downtown Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

Phone: (340) 777-2277



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