My husband and I stayed here for 5 nights in June 2013. It was our first trip to Florida so we can't compare the hotel to others in the area. We chose to stay at Tropical Winds because the reviews were generally positive and the price seemed reasonable. We weren't disappointed. Our room on the 3rd floor was nice a spacious. We really enjoyed the ocean view and we made good use of the balcony. It was nice having the two swimming pools and we used both. Hotel staff were friendly and helpful. Breakfast wasn't included, which was fine by us. We used the hotel cafe one morning. It was nice and cheap but the menu was a bit limited. One two mornings we went to Steve's Diner, just minutes up the road. They have a great $1.99 breakfast menu there. We don't really have any negatives except that on one night, the 11pm pool curfew didn't seem to be enforced as there were people in the pool making some noise. Apart from that, we were very happy with the hotel and would recommend it to others.