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TradeWinds Island Grand Resort
Ranked #11 of 32 Hotels in St. Pete Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed February 13, 2014

I have stayed at the TW two out of three years for this particular conference trip. The rooms are always very clean and spacious. The restaurants, meeting rooms and spa facilities are but minutes away from you no matter which room you are staying in. If you choose a room with a view, there is nothing like waking up to the sunrise or watching the sunset from your balcony just off your room.

Kind of like a little piece of heaven when you come from a place that is -10 degrees with ice and snow on the ground and everywhere else.

Room Tip: Suite style rooms are the best, you can't beat having two TV's.
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  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled on business
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TradeWinds-Leni, Manager at TradeWinds Island Grand Resort, responded to this reviewResponded February 17, 2014

Hello Eugene S,
We're so happy that we can be your "little piece of heaven," even while you're here for a conference trip! Thank you for sharing your experience. We hope to see you again next year.
Kind Regards,
Leni

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Reviewed February 12, 2014

This was our first trip to TradeWinds in St Pete and one we'll likely return to sometime! The staff was very attentive & helpful. We had a lovely view of the ocean from our room. We frequented & enjoyed all the restaurants we visited. (Trying to fill out our "Passport" was a great excuse for making the rounds!) Went to Beef O'Brady's several times for a quick, good meal. Drew the bartender was very nice. Enjoyed Kevin's wit at the Flying Bridge & was pleasantly surprised to find him as our Karaoke host @ Redbeard's Sharktooth a few days later. Had breakfast @ Guy Harvey's Outpost a few mornings & liked being served each time (our choice) by a friendly waiter, Chris. Spent some time with a lovely Shelly @ the Tiki Bar. Finished one night walking back to our room with a sweet poem ("Neighbor") shared by Felix. Excellent meal at Bermuda's - again, a very nice waiter (sorry, can't remember his name...seem to recall he was from Seattle?) Also, enjoyed the Adults Only pool. Don't get me wrong, I love kids but it was a nice option to have a quiet, splash-free pool to relax. All in all, a wonderful trip, especially when the weather cooperated & we basked in the 80 degrees plus temperatures!

Room Tip: We had a corner room in the Jacaranda Building. Had a great view of the ocean & overlooked part...
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  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 11, 2014

This is one beautiful resort, but has a few minor details that prevent me from giving it top honors. Like everyone else who has given it top rating on food, service, beach, and other emenities I too have to agree. Some of the minor things were that the hotel itself needs more detailing done to it. It just looked dated on some of it's exteriors. The rooms didn't condone the price paid as there wasn't anything special with them. They were just rooms. We did have a beautiful view of the Gulf from our room. The grounds were very nice and kept clean.
Really, I'd come back because like we all agree, it's is a beautiful resort with plenty to do and one lovely beach, but not without seeing what else is out there.

Room Tip: Get the Gulf view.
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  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled with family
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3  Thank Bob K
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TradeWinds-Leni, Manager at TradeWinds Island Grand Resort, responded to this reviewResponded February 17, 2014

Hello Bob K,
Thank you for recognizing our high level of food, service, amenities, grounds and the beautiful beaches. We appreciate your feedback and certainly take these suggestions into consideration to continuously improve our resort. We hope you will consider returning to stay with us the next time you visit St. Pete Beach.
Kind Regards,
Leni

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Reviewed February 11, 2014

I recently stayed at the TradeWinds while attending the conference. I have mixed emotions about this property.
The Pros: Beautiful grounds, Very Very Friendly staff, Excellent beach, Average rooms, exceptional banquet staff. ( I was really impressed with the way they handled a buffet for 900 people Well done!), lots of activities for the kids. Keith doing the karaoke was excellent, Lots of food choice, OK rooms.

The Cons: over priced, had I not been attending the conference and received a discount I am not sure I would stay at this hotel with already expensive rooms and then another $30 activity fee. I don't think I would stay just due to the cost.

However if you don't care about the cost this is a nice family resort.

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled on business
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Reviewed February 11, 2014

Though the first two days of my stay were a little gloomy due to weather; it wasnt hard to tell this place would meet expectations.
The service was great I would start out the day in the fitness center even though it wasnt supposed to open until later there was a lovely lady named Gigi (seek her out) who opened early to host us early risers with direction and a smile. Later on the trip I found her while perusing through souvenirs, customer service is a gift to that woman.Same goes with the rest of the staff, there is poolside and beachside service for food and drinks for kiddos or adults. I must say though that its a challenge to find a bottled beer or a can below the price of $7. Overall the stay was made by the service and amenities along with a great location large enough to not get bored with one scene.

  • Stayed: February 2014
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TradeWinds-Leni, Manager at TradeWinds Island Grand Resort, responded to this reviewResponded February 17, 2014

Hello graciousca,
We're very happy to hear about the level of service you experienced, especially from one of our exceptional team members, GiGi. Thank you for recognizing her efforts and all the amenities our property has to offer for families. Please come back to visit!
Kind Regards,
Leni

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Reviewed February 10, 2014

Best vacation ever! Three crazy sisters from Mass. surprised Mom with the Penthouse for her 70th Birthday! From the moment we arrived we were treated like rock stars! Especially my Mom!Thank you to David with valet who had the daunting task of unloading the vehicle stocked for a proper 70th birthday! Thank you to Laurie who sent up wine with a cheese platter just for my Mom- let alone checked us in in less than 4 minutes. (Where does that ever happen?)
Thank you to our porter Albert (who loaded that trolley like it was out of a cartoon)- he's the class act and remembers everyone's names!
The service everywhere was exceptional, very friendly and helpful. The entire complex is immaculate with so many activities- suits everyone. The Italian Palm Court Restaurant was superb as was our waiter Youssef: Mom was given roses and a dessert that was essentially food art! We treated Mom to the spa one afternoon, with strawberries and champagne (how else is it done?), and Alla & Brenda made it absolutely special-thank you ladies! Thanks to Efren who recognized the queen and treated her so! And the bartenders...just way too much fun! Thanks to David and Brianna, "Cough Drop" and especially Sam R.-your jokes are now being told in Mass!
We're telling everyone that this is the place to be; thank you for the great treatment!

Room Tip: Penthouse has two ocean balconies, plenty of room- not super luxurious, but well done. Parlor room...
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  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled with family
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TradeWinds-Leni, Manager at TradeWinds Island Grand Resort, responded to this reviewResponded February 17, 2014

Hello Sonya F,
It sounds like your Mom had an unbelievably exceptional birthday celebration, and we're so proud to have been a part of it! Thank you so much for choosing to spend this special time with us, and for reliving every fantastic moment here on TripAdvisor. We truly appreciate your recommendations and we hope you will all come back to visit.
Kind Regards,
Leni

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Reviewed February 9, 2014

The weather was lousy but spending more time shopping and eating at the TradeWinds made the time enjoyable. The people at the TradeWinds are now like old friends, having stayed there a number of times. Lori at the front desk always provides a warm welcome. Julia, Gigi and Denise are always helpful when I do my shopping at both gift shops and it was fun meeting Captain Tim who helps with the adventure fishing at the Guy Harvey Outpost. And the eating.....Beef O'Brady's can't be beat! Hassan, the manager couldn't have been nicer and always checks to make sure you are satisfied. And the food he serves up is plentiful and delicious. Can't beat the Cuban sandwich....it's like getting two sandwiches for the price of one. I usually eat half and bring the other half back to my room for later (which was spotless, thanks to Mary Spiller who always gives me a hug when I arrive!). Oh, and unlike many places these days, Beef O'Brady's has Happy Hour!!!! What a deal !

Room Tip: I like the Jaccaranda....makes me feel like I am in the heart of everything. It can get a little no...
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  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled solo
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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
#13 Family Hotel in St. Pete Beach
Price Range: $269 - $460 (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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