Just a couple years after finishing Hotel L’Esplanade in 1992, Andre Petrelluzzi had the opportunity to build a sister hotel on a perfect little piece of beachfront property in Grand Case and he couldn’t resist. Designed by the same architect as L’Esplanade, the Mediterranean style echoes its bigger sibling. Absolutely unique for the island at the time, the look of these two hotels remains distinctive to this day.

While still nameless, the staff of L’Esplanade would refer to the new property as simply "the little hotel" or "le petit hotel." The name captured its essence—a complete hotel in miniature—and it stuck.

The hotel opened for business in November of 1996, just as Kristin and Marc Petrelluzzi arrived on the island for a two-month vacation. As happens so often on St. Martin, that two months has yet to end. Kristin and Marc spent four years as resident managers of Le Petit Hotel before heading up to L’Esplanade to oversee both properties.


Bonjour, St. Martin!, Charlotte Brides
Le Petit is perhaps the most charming hotel I've ever stayed in. The hotel feels a million miles from anything and steps from everything at the same time.
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Honeymoon at Le Petit Hotel, Honeymoonverse
Find pure relaxation, enchantment and romance on the beach in Grand Case Bay, Saint Martin. Le Petit Hotel is a Mediterranean-style jewel and an oasis of tranquility in the culinary capital of the Caribbean.
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At Le Petit Hotel, we set out to deliver an award-worthy experience for every guest, every day. To us, guest satisfaction is its own reward, and the true measure of our success.

We are also proud to have won a number of awards, proving that quality can bring recognition to even the tiniest hotel. We are especially proud of the awards based on feedback from actual guest who were genuinely delighted.


Explore the island of St. Martin from the perfect home base. The staff of Le Petit Hotel love to share their local knowledge and take the guesswork out of planning your ultimate vacation on an island with so much to do and see.


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Fax: (011 59) 0590 87 09 19

Le Petit Hotel,
248 Boulevard de Grand Case
97150 St Martin F.W.I.

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