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One of a handful of city hotels right on the Philipsburg waterfront, Holland House brings a hip quotient to the Great Bay boardwalk scene. Stylish public rooms, a rotating gallery of artworks, an international clientele, and a happening beachfront restaurant/lounge keep the place humming. Rooms are attractively outfitted in hardwood floors and a creamy contemporary palette, many with oceanfront balconies ideal for watching the ballet of billowing sails on Great Bay. (Street-view rooms look out over, well, Philipsburg streets.) It's family-friendly as well: Junior suites can accommodate two adults and two children comfortably. Dine on Euro-Caribbean dishes in the breeze-filled Ocean Lounge restaurant or sip a cocktail in the adjacent lounge beneath a canopy of rustling palms and canvas umbrellas.