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

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Hurricane Irma Update

Le Petit Hotel is currently closed to guest arrivals at this time.
The hotel suffered significant damage as a result of the passing of Hurricane Irma.
We understand that guests holding reservations are concerned about their future stay.

Please be advised that our office is not operational at this time. Our phone lines and internet are down and therefore we are unable to process refunds until these are restored. Those who have paid a deposit do not need to call or email for refunds; these will be processed automatically. Rest assured, you will be refunded for your deposit as soon as we are able. We understand this isn’t ideal for some and we appreciate your patience and understanding.

Due to the significant damage caused to the island and the hotel, all reservations are cancelled until at least the beginning of 2018. We will provide a more detailed update as soon as the situation allows.
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We want to assure you all that we are committed to the rebuild and we will be back better than ever. We look forward to welcoming you all as soon as possible!