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Hotel Spotlight: Victoria House

Join us for a picture book style look at the newly-renovated Victoria House on the Frederiksted waterfront steps from the Frederiksted Pier. Built in the late 18th century, Victoria House has been renovated into a small boutique hotel with studio, one and two bedroom suites fully equipped to anticipate your every need. Uniquely situated on the waterfront in downtown Frederiksted, you will be delighted by the sweeping Caribbean Sea views and spectacular sunsets.

History of Victoria House

Victoria House was built in the late 1700’s, and has housed many prominent Frederiksted merchants and citizens. After the house was partially burnt in the “Fireburn” labor insurrection of 1878,  it was repaired and rebuilt (as many other Frederiksted buildings were) in the Victorian architectural style of the times, which explains why Victoria House and downtown Frederiksted are a distinct combination of 18th and 19th century architectural styles.  The iconic gingerbread trim was added at this time.

This is what the Victoria House looked like in the 1960’s.  The Gardine Family has owned it since 1946 and except for the street level, the house has been a private residence. 

Victoria House’s ground floor was home to the popular Blue Moon Restaurant and jazz club for many years.  It was a place for live jazz music from local and visiting musicians, delicious fine dining, and unforgettable times with friends.  The Blue Moon has been closed for many years, but wait until you see what the space looks like now!

Victoria House is Open!

This is what the Victoria House looks like now.  Still privately owned and under totally new management,  the team spent most of the pandemic working behind the scenes so that when travelers returned, the Victoria House would be ready with modern amenities today’s travelers will love.  Without a grand opening, or any fanfare at all, this fully re-imagined property is ready for its close up as a beautiful place to stay, play, eat, and experience the treasures of St. Croix.

When you’re at the Victoria House, you’ll be on the historic downtown Frederiksted waterfront.  Your views are of Strand Street and the Caribbean Sea, and the famous Frederiksted Pier.

The hotel faces west, with 180 degree panoramic sea views.  Along Strand Street you’ll be able to walk to the Frederiksted Pier for snorkeling, scuba, day sails, and sunset sails.  Watch the boats come and go.  The Frederiksted pier is also a top dive site in the Caribbean, and the easy access and clear water makes for the perfect place to learn to dive. 

Victoria House is walking distance to several restaurants, and has a restaurant in the building, too, many serving fresh caught local seafood and produce grown within a mile or two. Multiple dive shops, boutiques as well as historic walking tours, cultural attractions, and a beautifully landscaped park directly across the street. This is your neighborhood.

As the sun sets in the late afternoon sky, be sure to watch for the green flash (it’s not a myth)!

Beautiful New Guest Rooms

Photo by Blake Floyd Gardner Photography

There are 10 spacious guest rooms.  Pictured is a studio with king bed, and there are 1 and 2 bedroom suites, including several adjoining rooms to accommodate the needs of families or friends traveling together. 

Photo by Blake Floyd Gardner Photography

Each room has a balcony, perfect for relaxation, as well as great air conditioning and wifi. This historic property also features a large outdoor courtyard with a private gate for guest use only.

Photo by Blake Floyd Gardner Photography

If you’re looking to stay as a group, consider taking over the whole property.   It can work well for families that need a separate room for kids, grandparents, and groups of friends.  There are so many configurations possible to accommodate the needs of all kinds of groups.

Private Outdoor Areas & Courtyard

All rooms have private exterior entrance and guests will enjoy a gated entrance to the property, leading to a large courtyard with seating and outdoor games. There is also a restaurant and bar onsite.

Retreats and Special Events

Victoria House features 9 units (11 bedrooms total) and a beautiful private courtyard, making it a perfect location for your next event.  Special rates are available for ‘Hotel Takeovers’, which includes exclusive access to the courtyard facilities at no extra charge. Contact Victoria House today to inquire about hosting your event there!

West End Guide

Learn more about the things to do, places to eat, shops and boutiques, attractions, activities and excursions, scuba diving, water sports, and more available in and around Frederiksted in our West End Guide.

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Jennie Ogden, Editor

Victoria House

Victoria House offers historic Caribbean charm on the Frederiksted waterfront. Built in the late 18th century, Victoria House has been newly renovated into a small boutique hotel with studio, one and two bedroom suites fully equipped to anticipate your every need. Uniquely situated on the waterfront in downtown Frederiksted, you will be delighted by the…

Frederiksted, West End
(340) 692-8888