Budget-friendly property in the middle of downtown Providenciales
Across the street from Grace Bay Beach; free towels and chairs provided
Clean rooms with kitchenettes and large balconies that overlook the pool
Small pool and outdoor lounge area with hammocks and a grill
Beach access is a five-minute walk from the hotel
Free Wi-Fi around the pool
Located behind a bar, subject to nightly bar noise
Strong sewage smell around the pool
Room decor is severely dated
Lots of in-room amenities don’t work (broken safes, phones, coffeemakers)
Wi-Fi is spotty
No restaurant or breakfast served
There are few budget options on pricey Providenciales, but we’d recommend scrounging up some extra cash to stay anywhere other than Grace Bay Suites. With 24 rooms with kitchenettes and balconies, a small pool, and free Wi-Fi, Grace Bay Suites seems like an okay place to spend a few nights, but tack on a strong sewage smell around the pool, loud bar noise at night, spotty Wi-Fi, and in-room amenities that don’t work, and suddenly the place becomes a hard sell for anyone’s hard-earned cash. The location in the center of downtown Providenciales (across the street from Grace Bay Beach) and the low rates are the only highlights here. Sibonne Beach Hotel and Caribbean Paradise Inn are usually a few more dollars per night, but both properties are leaps and bounds ahead of Grace Bay Suites.
If you’re having trouble finding Grace Bay Suites, look for Danny Buoy’s Sports Bar instead. The hotel is located directly behind the bar’s back parking lot. From its entrance, Grace Bay Suites doesn’t look like much -- a nondescript three-story building surrounded by a few palm trees and bougainvillea -- and it doesn’t get much more exciting once inside. The tiny lobby is a beige room with a wood-paneled reception desk and a communal computer. There are a few brochures haphazardly stuffed in a display cabinet and a giant bottle of hand sanitizer, but nothing that feels particularly welcoming. It seems as though there’s never anyone at the front desk, and when we arrived, we searched the property for 10 minutes before finding an employee.
During the day, Grace Bay Suites can feel eerily empty. There aren’t any guests hanging out by the pool (likely due to its overwhelming sewage smell), nor are there staff members minding the grounds. At night, it feels a bit more lively when Danny Buoy’s DJs start spinning and guests sit around the pool desperately trying to connect to the spotty Wi-Fi.
Within walking distance of everything in downtown Providenciales
Apart from being built behind a bar, Grace Bay Suites actually has an awesome location in downtown Providenciales. There are tons of shops and restaurants within walking distance, and world famous Grace Bay Beach is just across the street. The hotel sets up a few lounge chairs and umbrellas on a tiny stretch of sand between Villa Renaissance and The Regent Grand. Grace Bay Suites is about a 15-minute drive from Providenciales International Airport.
Clean, but severely dated, and with lots of broken features
Grace Bay Suites has 24 rooms --18 Studios and six One-Bedroom Suites. Rooms are clean and neatly kept, but decor is severely dated and a lot of in-room amenities don’t work. Rooms’ wicker furniture and floral bedspreads are straight from the 1980s, and haphazardly hung canvas prints don’t add positive visual interest. Sheer curtains cover sliding glass doors, so rooms also lack privacy. Additionally, many guests have complained about flat-screen TVs that don’t turn on, coffeemakers that don’t work, phones that don’t have dial tones, and electronic safes that don’t lock properly. All rooms are equipped with tiny kitchenettes that include microwaves, coffeemakers, mini-fridges, and basic utensils. Bathrooms are decently sized, and have large shower stalls and plenty of counter space. Rooms’ large outdoor balconies would be a highlight, but sometimes the pool’s sewage smell is so strong, it prevents people from enjoying their private outdoor space.
Grace Bay Suites’ best feature is its location in the middle of downtown Providenciales. Though the hotel is not directly on the beach, it’s about a five-minute walk across the street. The hotel sets up a few lounge chairs and umbrellas on the beach for guests and offers free beach towels at the front desk.
Grace Bay Suites has a tiny pool, but the sewage smell that occasionally invades the area is so strong, it usually prevents anyone from hanging out there. It’s a shame, however, considering the hotel has cushioned lounge chairs and hammocks where guests could easily spend their days. Grace Bay Suites’ free Wi-Fi isn’t exactly stellar either. The connection is usually weak and difficult to connect to. Once connected, the Wi-Fi is spotty and slow.
The hotel doesn't have any additional features, such as breakfast, a bar, or a restaurant.