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TradeWinds Island Grand Resort

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5500 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach, FL 33706-2323
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 08/31/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 08/31/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#14 of 34 hotels in St. Pete Beach
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See how carefree life can be at TradeWinds Island Grand, located on the soft white sands of award-winning St. Pete Beach, Florida. Here you can lounge in a beach cabana, around multiple pools and whirlpools, or at a toes-in-the-sand beach bar as you sip tropical drinks and listen to live music. Wine and dine at Palm Court Italian Grill, one of many superb dining options. Enjoy thrilling watersports including a three-story water slide, paddleboats and more. Kids love nonstop fun from pirate shows and poolside movies to crafts and drop-off camps. Tennis courts, a fitness center, spa services and retail shops are also within steps. Come discover the perfect beach playground to just let go.
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Property amenities
Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Beach
Mini golf
Babysitting
Wifi
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Yoga classes
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Poolside bar
Snorkeling
Tennis court
Water sport equipment rentals
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Karaoke
Table tennis
Waterslide
Board games / puzzles
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Kids pool
Airport transportation
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Facial treatments
Manicure
Massage
Pedicure
Salon
24-hour security
Concierge
Convenience store
Gift shop
Newspaper
Outdoor furniture
Shops
Sun loungers / beach chairs
ATM on site
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Dining area
Housekeeping
Room service
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Safe
Seating area
Sofa
Telephone
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / closet
Iron
Private bathrooms
Kitchenette
Microwave
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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Green
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Languages Spoken
English
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Kristi H wrote a review Jan 18
astoria4 contributions
Upon arrival, you could tell that the cleaners missed this room. First of all, the air filters were dated 11/2020 and my stay is 3 months later. There were inches of dust on the vents and 2 filters. The balcony had weeks of bird poop which is not good as Florida has bird flu. The vacuums are not capable of getting under the bed. The bathroom amenitites have rust on them. The doors have not been wiped down and need repairs badly. I borrowed a vacuum to clean under the bead, and it was full of dust and not clean. This is not a covid issue as the wear is more than a year old. It is badly run down. If you have allergies or want a clean place go somewhwere else.... During covid, this room should smell and look sanitized. This is more of a 2.5 rating room.
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Date of stay: January 2021
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Room Tip: This had a great sunset and view of the beach.
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901adventurechick wrote a review Jan 18
Tampa, Florida1,541 contributions67 helpful votes
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This is one my favorite resorts! It’s located right on the beach, lots of activities to do for all ages, laid back and close to Publix and other restaurants within walking distance. You never have to leave the resort . I wish that they had full kitchens but they do have a mini fridge, microwave and dishes. Many of the activities are free with your stay and you can reserve a cabana for free every night of your stay, just reserve the night before!
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Doug Rogers, Guest Services / Front Office at TradeWinds Island Grand Resort
Responded yesterday
We greatly appreciate your rating of excellent! Thank you for providing us the opportunity to render our services and products, combined with the best beach location there is. We hope to see you again. Thank you,
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dancan2018 wrote a review Jan 17
Boston, Massachusetts2 contributions2 helpful votes
DO NOT STAY HERE. We had a horrible experience with this place. We checked in Friday night, and early Saturday morning went to visit friends in Naples and stayed over night and returned 6 PM the following day ( sunday). On Saturday night while we were in Naples I got a call from the resort asking if we were in our room because security is knocking at our door and I said no we are in Naples, two hours away. They wouldn't tell me what was going on. 24 hours later when we finally returned the next day our key cards were terminated. Security came up and told us we were being evicted because someone complained they smelled pot the day before. We weren't even there. They gave us no information, no documentation of when this complaint was filed. It made absolute no sense since we weren't even on the premises. They denied us documentation for the incident and didn't let us talk to anyone else in management. I truly think they had the wrong room since 1. We don't smoke and 2. We weren't even on the premises for 24 hours. Essentially they stole our money because we paid in full up front. We will be filing a claim with this hotel.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Doug Rogers, Guest Services / Front Office at TradeWinds Island Grand Resort
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As the Director of Guest Satisfaction, this review is currently under further investigation of circumstances, including that of the local officials who responded, with case reports completed at the time. This response will be updated pending completion of the investigation. Thank you, Doug Rogers
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Bailey G wrote a review Jan 17
Orlando, Florida11 contributions2 helpful votes
We came here to the TradeWinds Island Grand Resort in October as one of my life long friends was getting married here. Of course, in the era of Covid, this review may or may not perfectly paint a picture of our experience had we stayed during normal operations, however this is my honest review of this hote: To begin, when you get to the hotel, there is a security guard that stops all guests driving up to see if they're checking out or visiting. The security guard was super friendly and, being dressed up in his hawaiian shirt and fedora, made you feel like you were ready to start your vacation! Once in the lobby, the gentleman checking us in was the most hospitable and friendly front desk employee I think I've ever come across (and we live in Orlando, the mecca of all things hospitality). He answered all questions, offered us bottles of water and made us feel welcomed right from the get go. When we checked into our room, it was decently nice, however super small. It could certainly use some updating, but nothing beyond the normal stereotypical beach hotel you're probably picturing in your mind. The bed itself doesn't strike me as being bad, but also didn't blow me away. For amenities, because we were here for a wedding, we were very limited on time so we didn't really experience much. What I will say is that if there's one thing this hotel does really well it, it's their outdoor experiences. This hotel has multiple pools, bars, putt-putt golf course and more. They also have a private section of the beach where you can slide down a 30+ feet inflatable slide or lay seaside in their lounge chairs. The couple of bars we got drinks at had a solid menu option and great frozen drinks for a cheap price!. The wedding and reception were both outside. In Florida, it's going to be hot no matter where you are. On the beach, we at least got a breeze blowing to help cool us down. However in center courtyard, the sheer size and shape of the hotel blocked virtually all of the breeze keeping it a bit hotter until the sun set. The wedding was great, it still was a very pretty venue. Of course, St. Pete has one of the top rated beaches in the country, so location is prime for sure! Overall, for the price the value isn't quite up to par. Could be Covid, could just be an upcharge for the area. I will say this is definitely a great spot for families to stay at given the amount of outside activities available, as well as couples looking for a beach getaway.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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MeganS5893 wrote a review Jan 11
Allentown, Pennsylvania5 contributions4 helpful votes
We chose this resort because of the amazing pictures online that showed a refreshed, modern and clean hotel. When we arrived, we walked past old a/c units in the parking lot and rusted golf carts. As we continued to walk through the resort, the put put course (3 holes) was ripped and falling apart, however we decided to still check in and wait for our room. The front desk said we could use the amenities while we waited, as we walked to the beach we passed the crowded pool area where the DJ was doing so some sort of contest with guests. We waited at a cabana which was ripped and no cushions which again, did not reflect the online pictures. Finally I decided to confirm that our room would be the same as the online pictures. The front desk response was the "room had 2 beds and a gulf view but couldn't confirm if the room was the same". At that point I had seen enough and cancelled our reservation. Overall the hotel seems worn down and tired, and while this appears to be family friendly, it seems more like adult spring break. The pictures online are not reflective of the resort.
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Response from Doug Rogers, Guest Services / Front Office at TradeWinds Island Grand Resort
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Dear Megan, As the Director of Guest Satisfaction, I’m sorry that you felt as if you had to leave before actually getting into your guest room and have the opportunity for an overall experience. The old a/c units and golf carts that you mentioned are within a service storage area for disposal, adjacent to the closest parking access to your room. Typically, this area is not accessible to guest, as it is a valet parking / staff only location. But due to Covid, and safety of personal property, the valet service option has been suspended. As a result of recent renovations and continued refurbishments, all our Gulf front rooms have been renovated. The majority of our 585 guest rooms have been completed, with only a few remaining to be scheduled relatively soon. Further review of your reservation was indeed confirmed as a Gulf front hotel room, with email confirmation of such being sent. Upon registration at the front desk, I apologize for any misunderstanding of room type, as the front desk agent had previously worked as a bellman, and very knowledgeable of all rooms and locations. Regarding your room being “the same” as in the picture, it was, a Gulf front hotel. Room location, floor and or other is based upon availability on arrival, however the room type is always as made. Regarding the other concerns of the mini-golf, which has since been corrected, and continued replacement / repair of the cabanas as identified is ongoing. If I could be of any further assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact me directly. Thank you, Doug Rogers
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PRICE RANGE
$239 - $469 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
tradewinds island grand beach hotel saint pete beach, tradewinds island saint pete beach
LOCATION
United StatesFloridaSt. Pete Beach
NUMBER OF ROOMS
585
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Frequently Asked Questions about TradeWinds Island Grand Resort
Which popular attractions are close to TradeWinds Island Grand Resort?
Nearby attractions include Bongos Beach Bar & Grille (0.3 miles), Level 11 Rooftop (0.2 miles), and High Tide Slide! (0.09 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at TradeWinds Island Grand Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at TradeWinds Island Grand Resort?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at TradeWinds Island Grand Resort?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at TradeWinds Island Grand Resort?
Yes, parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to TradeWinds Island Grand Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Palm Court Italian Grill, Salty's Tiki Bar and Beach Lounge, and Level 11.
Are there opportunities to exercise at TradeWinds Island Grand Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and yoga classes during their stay.
Does TradeWinds Island Grand Resort have an airport shuttle?
Yes, TradeWinds Island Grand Resort offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at TradeWinds Island Grand Resort?
Yes, dry cleaning and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Does TradeWinds Island Grand Resort offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Does TradeWinds Island Grand Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.