Just came back from Tradewinds and I had to write because, like others on here, when I was looking for reviews, I couldn't find any. I'm also not affiliated with the hotel or anything - sometimes you can never be sure.
We stayed 5 nights here for a really great price. The pool and gardens actually do look like the pictures - it's quite pretty and lush. We stayed at one of the rooms on the second floor by the pool. The rooms were very nice - it would have been nice if there was a coffee machine and a couple of knives - those little things make a big difference. The room was also not as clean as it could have been - especially the floors. Oh and they really should have some sort of curtain or blinds for the entrance door - we had to make makeshift curtains to block the light through the frosted glass front door. Those were most of the negatives about the place - the beds were comfy, there were plenty of pots and pans and dishes to cook for 4 people, bathrooms were fine. The pool was also super nice, there were great loungers and pillows and tables (to eat downstairs if you like) - loved that! The front desk was very nice and helpful, although there were some errors with what they charged my credit card. Best to check what they charge you when you check in.
The other thing is Tradewinds is good if you are going with some friends and don't mind the "partying" mode the hotel has...especially around the pool. There was house music playing from morning until night at the pool - this can be good if you like that kind of music and are okay hearing it for hours...that also attracts a lot of the younger (18-24) kids. They should either change the music to more chill background music or turn it off entirely. But again, this didn't bug us that much because we were a group of girls that were there to have fun and chil out..and we would just go to the beach when we were done with the pool. But I can imagine that bothering a couple who wanted to come to Tradewinds and have a very peaceful time around the pool with little noise or with an older crowd. We didn't mind at all.
The best thing about this place though is the location. The location is absolutely perfect - a block from all the big hotels on collins - the W, Gansevoort, Setai and Delano...the beach is perfect and a couple of blocks away.
For the value and the location, this place was great - again, not sure if I would come here if I wanted a super low-key, quiet get-away. But if you are going to have fun, listen to music and maybe meet some of the other people, it's a great time.
I'm making a video of my trip so if you want to see a few shots of the hotel - you can check it out at www.turnoffthelite.com
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- These amazingly, fully furnished luxury accommodations offer immaculate design and the ultimate beach location. Designed for the long term traveler in mind, Tradewinds feature 160 luxuriously appointed one-bedroom and studio suites anxiously waiting to be your next home-away-from-home. IMPORTANT -- Credit card used for booking must be the same credit card presented for payment at check-in. The name on the credit card must match the name on the reservation and the card holder must be present along with a government-issued photo ID. Holiday and Special Events require a non-refundable prepayment 30 days prior to arrival. No early departures are allowed. Reservations are completely non-refundable within 30 days of arrival. Events include but are not limited to: New Years (12/26 to 1/3), Boat Show (2/12 to 2/16), Winter Music Conference & Ultra (3/15 to 3/31), Memorial Day (5/21 to 5/25) & Art Basel (12/3 to 12/9). A mandatory daily resort fee of $20.00 plus tax ... more less
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