Longhornmaniac From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 3197 posts, RR: 45 Reply 3, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2959 times:
Quoting BMIFlyer (Reply 1): If your staying over at LAX I can recommend the Radisson SAS
Stayed there twice, and can recommend it as well. Since the windows are double pane, they're kind of dirty, but the Top of the Radisson is a lounge with a nearly panoramic view, so you can see all four runway approaches and departures when they're landing to the west on the 24s and 25s. About the only thing completely out of our view is the TBIT, and everything west of there, but I can see most of T4.
Maddog From Australia, joined Jun 2005, 32 posts, RR: 0 Reply 4, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2932 times:
Thanks - seems like a good way of doing it - I might try to avoid an overnight in LAX - although it may be painful going straight through, in which case a view of the RWYS there would be good . Any suggestions re accomm in SXM?
My suggestion would be the Sonesta Maho Beach. Never been there, or to St. Maarten, but it looks like a nice hotel right on Maho, so you should be able to get a room with a great view of the approaches, and its a short walk to Maho Beach.
I stayed at La Terrasse (sp?) in November & it was a nice place. One of the better parts about it spotting-wise is that at their pool (which is on the roof of the connected grocery store), there's a set of stairs which leads up to a landing where you get a great view of the end of the runway & are literally maybe 100 ft. from the runway, if that.