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.

Travelers looking to try various new types of food will particularly enjoy Crystal Palace, since it's in an area that features an impressive variety of local bars and restaurants. There is a variety of flavors here, and those who enjoy Tex-Mex and Caribbean cuisine should find what they're looking for.

Set in the heart of downtown Charlotte Amalie, The Crystal Palace happily welcomes travelers who are interested in staying 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.

This B & B has been given a rating of three and a half stars, based on several factors, including service, amenities, and overall quality.

Look below for a list of in-room amenities found at The Crystal Palace.

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

If you have an important amenity in mind, mention this when you contact the front desk or reservation service.

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.

The following list gives a preview of other general amenties at this location:

  • Ice Machine
  • Highspeed Internet

However, it's a good idea to double check with the property if you want to be certain the hotel has exactly what you expect. To see an in-depth article about the specific recreation and activities that The Crystal Palace offers, click here.


Another importance matter to consider when choosing where to book your vacation are the local food and drink choices you will be able to enjoy close-by. Travelers looking for somewhere to eat will discover a small handful of restaurants in the vicinity. To find out more about dining in this area, click here.


You will notice many attractions located near Crystal Palace. Some nearby places of interest are Solberg Farm, St. Thomas Historical Trust, and Market Square. If you want to relax and have fun at the same time, like many tourists who come to enjoy the Virgin Islands' coast, your vacation just wouldn't be the same without a side trip to the beach. One of the nearest beaches is Magens Bay, which is among the nearest beaches to the B & B.

The B & B is located in the vicinity of Charlotte Amalie, an interesting part of the island for vacationers to visit.

If you're still curious about what else is near The Crystal Palace, click here.

Contact Info

Location: downtown Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands

Phone: (340) 777-2277



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