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TradeWinds Island Grand Beach Resort
4.0 of 5 Resort   |   5500 Gulf Blvd., Saint Pete Beach, FL 33706   |  
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Ranked #12 of 32 hotels in Saint Pete Beach
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“Romantic weekend for two”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2009

My wife and I recently had a romantic weekend at TW resort. From the the moment we enenterd the resort we felt like VIP's. From the warm greewting at the gate to our farewell on Sunday we were well taken care of. George gave great service at the poolside restaurant on Friday. Saturday we ate at the Italian reataurant where Younes, Stepnanie and Jim gave exceptional service. Karen's asparagus risotto was some of the best I've ever had. I had had a previous conversation with the executive chef, Dale Ford, about ossobucco. He made sure it was tender and delicious. Thank you to everyone who helped provide a memerable weekend for my wife and I.
Sincerely, James A. LeBlanc
Fernandina Beach, Fl

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2009

Tradewinds was amazing for us and the kids so much to do it was AMAZING!

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2009

I am a high school science teacher of 31 years. My wife is in the business world. We both needed a place to just totally unwind and relax. This was the place !! We brought our teenage daughter with us and she had the time of her life !! The resort has thought of everything !!! Great job !!! Everyone deserves an "A" .

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2009

From the time we got there to the time we left, our stay was first class all the way.

Loved the resturants in the hotel and wife had an amazing time at the spa.

Will be back next year

Jim Ensom

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2009

Dont you dare show up with a debit card, you will be treated like a second class citizen. No room charges, you will be billed for th entire stay at check in. Bathrooms are dated, the towel rack fell to the floor at first touch. The movie system on the TV was down for two days, and be ready to be ripped off at every turn. $3.75 for a bottle of water, we walked across the street and bought a case for $6.00, they only recommend certian restuarants, when the steak house across the street was great.

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2009

After a winter in Pa. and a two day drive, it was like heaven when we got to Trade Winds. We arrived just before sundown and were able to make it to the beach for the show. We never left the resort for the time we were there. We ate all our meals at the resort and saw no .reason to leave

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2009

This resort is not worth the money. There are plenty of other hotels on the beach, that you can get your money's worth! There is a $50 resort fee, yet you have to pay $6 for the kids to use the trampoline and $4 for them to use the blow up slide on the beach. There are 4 pools on site, but one is an adults only pool and one is under a shaded area, so it was cold, no one wanted to go in, even though it's a heated pool! One pool is kids only, but there are so many kids, that there are not enough lounge chairs for the adults to sit and watch their kids. The other pool is for everyone and again, it's crowded and not enough lounge chairs. There should not even be an adults only pool...They should stay in a hotel that is adults only and there are plenty for that kind of thing.

The rooms were just ok...You can get the same at Holiday Inn or Hampton Inn...We had a standard parlor room, which included 2 queen beds, a table and 4 chairs, and microwave/fridge, sink.

The plus is that they have a few restaurants on site, which helped us when we got in late one night and the neighborhood restaurants were closed. They also have an express Pizza Hut and an ice cream parlor, which the kids loved!

I just didn't think it was worth the $210 a night!

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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suzie111, General Manager's Office at TradeWinds Island Grand Beach Resort, responded to this review, June 3, 2009
The daily resort fee is $25, not $50 as stated. It includes self parking, wireless internet, fitness center, a 2-person beach cabana, tennis court, paddleboats, local phone calls, faxes and business center computer usage. Many guests perfer this fee rather than paying nominal fees for all the services listed.
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Address: 5500 Gulf Blvd., Saint Pete Beach, FL 33706
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Location: United States > Florida > Saint Pete Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center 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:
#1 Business Hotel in Saint Pete Beach
#4 Top resorts Hotel in Saint Pete Beach
#9 Family Hotel in Saint Pete Beach
#10 Romantic Hotel in Saint Pete Beach
#11 On the Beach Hotel in Saint Pete Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — TradeWinds Island Grand Beach Resort 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
TradeWinds Island Grand, on the Gulf of Mexico, is located directly on the white sand beaches of St. Pete Beach — voted the No. 1 beach destination in the U.S. by TripAdvisor's 2012 Travelers' Choice Award — and is certified as a Florida Green Lodge. Our recent $20 million renovation included our lobby as well as all 585 guestrooms and suites. Located just 30 minutes from Tampa International Airport, Island Grand offers a variety of recreation activities including JetLev flight center, motorized surfboards, Splash Island Waterpark, children’s programs, paddleboats, tennis, a 3-story tall inflatable waterslide and more. Lounge next to one of our 5 heated pools or sip on your favorite libation at Salty's Poolside Beach Bar. This beachfront setting has a hint of the Island tropics and offers a beach vacation where you run out of vacation before you run out of things to do. All you have to do is pack your things — we’ll pack your stay. ... more   less 
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