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TradeWinds Island Grand Resort
Ranked #10 of 32 Hotels in St. Pete Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed March 20, 2013

Very family oriented resort. Nice shops, activities, rooms, etc.
DON't use Resort Transportation Services. Called for ride of 10 to dinner. Admittedly group running a little late. Very, very rude manager /dispatcher. Arguments over costs upon return. Would not recommend.

Stayed: March 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed March 20, 2013

My family and I checked in on a Friday evening. I was impressed with the property and all of the inclusions of the stay 'n' play package. I was however not impressed with the location of my room that I had booked 2 months prior, but was told there weren't any other options, not even an upgrade I could pay for. I worked at an upscale hotel property here in Florida for a few years and was actually shocked at the lack of friendliness. At check-in I didn't see Suzie smile one time nor did she make me feel welcome. She was just all about business. The man who checked me out also never even asked or seemed to care if I enjoyed my stay. he just asked if my charges were correct. Around the property, we noticed some staff didn't even speak when we said hello to them. A few positives were that all the bartenders at Salty's were absolutely over-the-top fabulous in their service skills and Adrienne even said hello every time we walked by whether we were getting a drink or not. Audra at the Palm Grille was very friendly also. We will not stay at this resort again, as the service did not live up to the places we have traveled in the past. I will however stay on the same beach at a different resort and walk down to Salty's for a drink. My husband suggested that maybe they aren't used to seeing diversity as he noticed we were the only "diverse" people visiting the property for the whole 4 day weekend. On the plus side , the property is loaded with an unbeliveable amount of kids activities.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 20, 2013

This was our first time to Tradewinds and Saint Pete's. We had a great time even on the tail end of Hurricane Sandy! Staff were great and the room was amazing! What a view! Drove up to Disney for Halloween night. Quick and easy drive. We will be back. Thank you Tradewinds.

Room Tip: They offer upgrades at check in for reasonable prices. Upgrade to ocean view, one bedroom suite wel...
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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 18, 2013

This is our third time staying here and it is consistent. Fantastic!
The staff is cheerful, friendly and attentive to your every need. They define customer service.
Upon our arrival they made it a point to not just welcome us but to welcome us back "again". If your looking for a family friendly or a simple adult getaway, you can't beat everything this resort has to offer.

Room Tip: Grab a Gulf view room. The sunsets on the Gulf of Mexico are fantastic.
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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with family
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Katie M, Manager at TradeWinds Island Grand Resort, responded to this reviewResponded March 19, 2013

Thank you for your wonderful review! We're happy to hear that you continually enjoy your stay with us. See you next time!

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Reviewed March 18, 2013

This is our second time at Tradewinds and once again it was great. They never disappoint. 2 adults and a 12-year old had a great time. Judy at Beef OBradys, Kevin, Jenna , and Nash at the Flying bridge are great. Try the Bacardi Limoncello Mojito.

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Reviewed March 18, 2013

The girls at the tiki bar were fantastic!!! Ban... Jen... And Adrienne!! It's just been a great time for my first trip! The rooms are beautiful and the food is great!!! Can't wait for karaoke tonight:)

  • Stayed: March 2013
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Reviewed March 18, 2013

Our experience at the Trade Winds was excellent! We celebrated my sons 7th Birthday there on March 14th! Meg at the Adventure Center was very friendly and very accomodating to our family and everyone in our party:) I just want to make sure your management knows how lucky you are to have her on your staff! She helped the Birthday party go very smooth! I hope to always see her there when we visit the Trade Winds again! The barthenders at Saltys were very friendly as well. The night crew! One of them even gave me his jacket to wear because it was such a cold night! The only complaint I have is I wish you gave two parking passes out! I came early in the day my husband worked and came later that night! They were going to charge $20 per day but luckily the guy at the gate gave him a pass. Other than that our trip was great! We would love to come back out in the summer when it is warmer out!

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with family
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Katie M, Manager at TradeWinds Island Grand Resort, responded to this reviewResponded March 19, 2013

Cindy, thank you for choosing TradeWinds to be a part of your son's birthday celebration! Happy to hear that the birthday party was a hit. And yes, Meg is a great asset to our team! Hope to see you back on the beach soon.

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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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Location: United States > Florida > St. 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:
#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: $265 - $475 (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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