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“Older place, but wonderful staff!!!”

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TradeWinds Island Grand Resort
Ranked #10 of 32 Hotels in St. Pete Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed March 1, 2014

The tradewinds is an older resort that is out of date, but still very clean and the service is awesome! From check in to check out, it has been awesome! Margarita was in charge of our conference and kept us well informed constantly. The best restaurant on-site is Beef O' Brady's. The bartender, Gabe and the restaurant manager were great and willing to accommodate many different requests that we had, including food allergies and other requests. I would recommend this place. It would be 5 star if the rooms and conference center were updated.

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Reviewed March 1, 2014 via mobile

Arrived late Saturday, unpacked and went straight to the outside pool bar. My man Sam (bartender) set me up with a rum runner and it was perfect. The entertainment is a guitarist, he's fantastic, think his name is Zach and the sun is setting behind him. Couldn't be more perfect. So far the resort is everything I was looking for. Front desk was very pleasant and check me in quickly. Room was clean and large enough. A few restaurants on site, I'm going to try one later an will let you know how they fare.

Stayed: March 2014
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TradeWinds-Leni, Manager at TradeWinds Island Grand Resort, responded to this reviewResponded March 3, 2014

Hello Joseph812,
First impressions mean everything and we're so glad that we got you started on the right track for an awesome vacation. A Rum Runner coupled with a beautiful St. Pete Beach sunset was definitely a power move! We hope the rest of your stay was just as fantastic. Thank you for visiting!
Kind Regards,
Leni

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Reviewed March 1, 2014

We just returned from five days there and it is a great place, especially for kids. There is a big water slide, pedal boats, and toasted marshmallows on the beach. The staff is very friendly and helpful. Our room was very clean, but dark and a little dated. The $17.99 fee for movie rental is too high, as is the $17.50 p/p breakfast buffet. The Suncoast Trolley stops right outside, and we took it to Pass a Grille and downtown St. Pete. We will go back.

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 1, 2014

I really liked the hotel overall. I think that the location and food was excellent. I also enjoyed the slide and the pools. My favorite restorant in the hotel was a Italian restorant in which I loved the food and service!

  • Stayed: March 2014
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Reviewed February 28, 2014

We stayed a month at the Trade Winds and had a wonderful time. Great food, great people and a perfect location. Very nice room and was very clean. Everyone makes you feel welcomed and you can "Just let go" and have a good time. Some of the workers that made our vacation so special was Gary at the front office, Roger and Tim bellmen, Elizabeth, Felix, housekeeping, Drew, Bill, Kristy Beef O'Brady's, Shirley in transportation, Shelly at the Lobby bar and Daniel at the Palm Court. Great place to have meeting or a family vacation. We will be back!!

Ray & Paula Broadaway
Marietta, Ga.

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled with family
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TradeWinds-Leni, Manager at TradeWinds Island Grand Resort, responded to this reviewResponded March 3, 2014

Hello RayBGeorgia,
Knowing that you were able to "just let go" makes us smile! It sounds like you had a marvelous visit to TradeWinds. Thank you for sharing the details and for recognizing some of our outstanding staff members. We look forward to seeing you again!
Kind Regards,
Leni

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Reviewed February 28, 2014

Escaped the north and landed at the Tradewinds in Florida. Great place, sitting by the tiki bar listening to a guy (Zach) playing some great music and sipping tropical drinks. The guy is fantastic. Everyone is enjoying his music and the service from the bar. Jen, Elaine, and the others are so eager to please. Little cool but the sun and view are enough. Will be back just for the entertainment and the bar with the best service and view in St. petersburg.

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Reviewed February 27, 2014

We recently stayed here (based on Tripadvisor reviews) for our anniversary. We live in the Naples area and wanted to visit St Pete's area. We were warmly welcomed from the gate guard to the valet, bellmen and onto registration that was a breeze and pleasant. Our room was ready upon check-in, even at noon! We wanted to enjoy the day at the resort and knew even if room was not ready, we could hold luggage and had a beach bag ready for fun in the sun! Plenty of facilities available for our needs. We had a gulf front king bedroom that was immaculate, quiet and comfortable and we enjoyed a beautiful sunset on the terrace watching the beautiful swans swim thru the waterway. Then on to dinner. Enjoyed breakfast at Bermudas's with the best service and specialty omelets, as well as a the freshest fruits and breads, as well as many other breakfast choices to choose from. What we loved most about this resort other than it's magnificent location, was the friendly kind vibe we got from the employees. Made us feel most welcome. Good job TradeWinds for hiring friendly kind people that will make everyones stay more enjoyable!

Room Tip: Gulf front rooms at end of day watching sunset and swans swimming by is priceless
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  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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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
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#3 Business Hotel in St. Pete Beach
#4 Top resorts Hotel in St. Pete Beach
#4 Spa Hotel in St. Pete Beach
#8 On the Beach Hotel in St. Pete Beach
#10 Romantic Hotel in St. Pete Beach
#13 Family Hotel in St. Pete Beach
Price Range: $275 - $459 (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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