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TradeWinds Island Grand Resort
Ranked #10 of 32 Hotels in St. Pete Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 8 July 2012

We were in the Island Grand portion of the resort, beach view rooms, room was a suite with a mini kitchen (including full size fridge). We stayed for a week and had an amazing time. The beach is beautiful and we never even made it to the pools. Get in line early to reserve the beach cabanas (two lounge chairs with some canvas shade), we had ones in the front row looking at the beach which were great. The only downside (and these are minor), is that the elevators are very slow, especially when checking out, and also I wish it was a non-smoking resort. Someone was always smoking on the beach, balconies, or outside eating areas, and it was frustrating. Also, I would not reserve a pool-view room unless you are ok with lots of noise and activity.

Room Tip: We had room 7211 and it was great. But I think it was a premium room (beach view, suite with kitchen...
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  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 7 July 2012

I would not recommend anyone to this hotel. During my 2 day stay with my 2 toddler aged kids, i had to move rooms three times on the first day. First time was because we were put in a room overlooking the rooftop air conditioning units. The second time we moved was because of housekeeping issues. (pillows having yellow stains on them and all of the bedding was stained as well) After speaking to the hotel manager and the housekeeping manager, I was assured by both that the next room would be clean, and not to worry the issue was taken care of, so i trusted them and we moved. My family and I went to out and had a nice evening, and we come back to the room later that night, we get ready to get into bed, and there was more stains on the bedding. The night housekeeping manager came up to the room, and saw for himself how disgusting the sheets were, then the night manager came up as well to see. While both managers were changing the sheets, they took the sheets off and there was a HUGE blood stain on the mattress of the bed my kids were going to sleep on. Need I say anymore....... I will NEVER go back to this hotel, it's filthy.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 7 July 2012

We normally stay at Sirata Beach Resort when we come to St. Pete Beach. However, this time at the advice of a friend we tried out the Trade Winds Island Grand Beach Resort because they said it was a little more nice. When we arrived we told the front desk two more of our siblings would be joining us. They then talked us into upgrading our room for an extra $120 for more space but failed to mention they would not allow another car into the complex and that there was only one car per room. When I went down the following day to ask the staff about valeting a second car he was extremely rude and condescending. The staff was extremely friendly the first day and once they took our money treated us like crap the rest of the time there. We normally travel to St. Pete for the relaxing atmosphere but we stupidly came the weekend after the 4th of July and it was very busy. There were also two weddings going on during the same time. The staff must be overworked because they were really rude and nasty anytime we had a question. I will not stay there again and will definitely be going back to the Sirata Resort where it is family owned and the staff are amazing. Be wary of holiday weeks at Trade Winds because it is so large of a resort. You will get lost in the shuffle of the massive crowds and rude staff.

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Reviewed 7 July 2012

I was surprised with a 4th of July stay where my boyfriend (now fiance) proposed! We had a room looking over the beach and a private walk in the moonlight! it was absolutely perfect! The next morning we had a wonderful breakfast beach side where we sipped mimosas!

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 July 2012

We live in Central Florida, and this is a favorite "escape" for us.
Tradewinds and its sister hotel Sandpiper are both laid back and family friendly. There have all sorts of activities for all ages. We have as much fun here as a family as we have had on cruises or vacation in the Caribbean, and it is a much better value than those alternatives.

The beach is beautiful, the staff is friendly, and the whole experience is very down to earth.
The landscaping tropical, without being overdone, so you feel like you are in the islands, rather than in Florida. Our little girl loves the "big blue slide" and the ocean is calm and better for younger children than the Atlantic coast.

The resort dates back to an earlier era, but the rooms are no longer "tired." They have all been redone in a much more elegant Tommy Bahama look, and they are much more attractive than before. Bear in mind though, that this is a family friendly resort. (If you wish to spring for a haughtier environment, then the much pricier Don Cesar up the street will happily charge you a lot more for that).

They have a great kids club program so Mom and Dad can have a date night. The Italian restaurant is surprisingly good.

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled with family
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Additional Information about TradeWinds Island Grand Resort

Address: 5500 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach, FL 33706-2323
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Region: United States > Florida > St. Pete Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Business Hotel in St. Pete Beach
#4 Spa Hotel in St. Pete Beach
#5 Top resorts Hotel in St. Pete Beach
#9 On the Beach Hotel in St. Pete Beach
#10 Romantic Hotel in St. Pete Beach
#12 Family Hotel in St. Pete Beach
Price Range: ₹ 16,983 - ₹ 30,441 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — TradeWinds Island Grand Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 585
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
TradeWinds Island Grand spans 20 lush, tropical acres and boasts a heritage of award-winning service and certification as a Florida Green Lodge. Overlooking the tranquil waters of the Gulf of Mexico, Island Grand is located on the white sand beaches of St. Pete Beach, consistently ranked one of America's Top Beaches by TripAdvisor. Discover 201 things to do with a variety of recreation activities including JetLev flight center, The Floating Water Park, children's programs, paddleboats, tennis, stand-up paddleboards, a three story tall inflatable waterslide and more. Island Grand offers multiple dining and entertainment venues along with sand-in-your-toes beach bars. Pamper yourself with a beachfront massage at Body Works Salon & Spa. Relax on a beach cabana or lounge next to one of 5 heated pools and 2 whirlpools. Our on-site resort transportation and car rental agency makes getting to Island Grand easy and stress free. It's not just a vacation. At TradeWinds, it's a totally immersive experience. ... more   less 
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