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TradeWinds Island Grand Resort
Ranked #10 of 32 Hotels in St. Pete Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 18 November 2013

I called TradeWinds front desk expecting it to be beyond my budget and was pleasantly surprised by the rate I was offered. It was actually less than "best rate" plugged by the advertisers online. This was pretty much a resort style experience door to door. The room we had wasn't large, but it was big enough for a three day stay. Bathroom was small, but it worked. Much of the housekeeping staff were illegal aliens, but TradeWinds isn't exclusive, the language barrier is commonplace with almost every hotel I have stayed at. Learn a few words in Spanish ( like soap, service,and thank you) if you travel a lot.
The entire staff at TradeWinds was terrific. I had more than a few odd requests during my stay and at very odd hours too. They went above and beyond to accommodate my needs at no extra charge and graciously made good on a mis-hap at the bell hop.
The grounds are well kept and clean. Drinks poolside are $6 and up,and there are no servers, but bar tending staff is generous and accommodating. No "pillow fluffers" poolside or ocean side (at the cabana's) either, but they usually just annoy me anyhow.
The only things I didn't appreciate were the Green Stay time share offers. Fortunately they weren't pushy, but it reminded me of similar pitches I've seen in Hawaii and years ago in St Pete Beach. Was expecting a balcony beach side, and all we got was sliding glass doors to a 5" piece of a balcony. The persons working the pool side fun stuff like trivia games, bingo, swim contest's etc. were very amateur and a bit ghetto. Perhaps they could have faked a jamaican island accent (lol). Also, identifying where pool towels were available was a little tricky at first.
Bottom line:
If you can get a room for $100 / night, it's a steal (book quickly) and book as much as you can afford.
If you can get a room for $175 / night, it's a great deal compared to others in the area.
If you can get a room for $250 / night, shop around and maybe negotiate.
If you can get a room for $300 / night, the Don Cesar up the street may be a better value.

Room Tip: Ask about specials if you are on a budget. Ocean front is sweet !
  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with friends
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TradeWinds-Leni, Manager at TradeWinds Island Grand Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 3 December 2013

Hello kidritalin,
Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We are happy to hear that our staff was able to accommodate your requests and "go above and beyond" for you. We are also pleased that you enjoyed your room and our overall property on beautiful St. Pete Beach. We hope you will come back to visit us again!
Kind Regards,
Leni

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Reviewed 18 November 2013

Resort had everything you could want. Really enjoyed our time there and was sorry when we had to leave. Location is fabulous and the staff is extremely professional. Great for the entire family, with something to do for everyone.

Room Tip: Had a corner room on the fourth floor overlooking the beach.
  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank jewade1
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TradeWinds-Leni, Manager at TradeWinds Island Grand Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 21 November 2013

Hello jewade1,
We were sorry to see you go, too! Thank you for taking the time to share your experience and recognize our staff's professionalism. How wonderful that your entire family enjoyed a wonderful vacation with us. We will be counting down the days until you come backto visit, as I am sure you will be, too :)
Kind Regards,
Leni

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Reviewed 18 November 2013

I highly recommend this wonderful resort 4 a vacation. Great view of the beach, nice restaurant, enjoy the dance hall, soft sand the staff were friendly and sun set was out of this world. The food at my daughters reception was delicious great slide at the beach, a great place to relax and have lots of fun.

Room Tip: Rooms by the beach are awesome...
  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with family
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Thank frankieyankee
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TradeWinds-Leni, Manager at TradeWinds Island Grand Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 21 November 2013

Hi frankieyankee,
Thank you for recommending us! It sounds like you had a fantastic stay with us and congratulations, again, to your daughter! We are happy to hear that you all enjoyed our amenities, restaurants, event space, and of course, the beautiful St. Pete Beach sunsets. Please come back to see us when you are ready to escape the cold Nevada winter!
Kind Regards,
Leni

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Reviewed 18 November 2013

A quiet pleasant experience. The accomodations were clean, and well appointed. The restaurants were varied and offered a wide assortment of tastes. Night life was available for the late night revelers. Early morning walks on the pristine beach was a gratifying experience for the mind and body. A really great hotel and location makes this a great vacation spot.

Room Tip: Overlooking the ocean was a beautiful sight.
  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with family
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Thank Warrior1480
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TradeWinds-Leni, Manager at TradeWinds Island Grand Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 21 November 2013

Hello Warrior1480,
Thank you for taking the time to share your review on the TradeWinds Island Resorts. We are so happy to hear you were able to enjoy a quiet getaway filled with long walks on the beach. We couldn't agree with you more that a nice morning walk on the beach does wonders for the mind, body and soul. We hope you have found your favorite vacation spot and will come back to see us again soon!
Kind Regards,
Leni

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Reviewed 18 November 2013

We enjoyed the peace and quiet provided by the Trade Winds resort. The pool facilities were fabulous as was the hot tub. It's nice that they have an "adult only" pool. We are returning in two (2) weeks for an orientation with the Bluegreen personnel advising the us how to best use the ownership of our timeshare properties for our best advantage.

Room Tip: Be sure and request a gulf view room.
  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled on business
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Thank Ron-rosemary M
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TradeWinds-Leni, Manager at TradeWinds Island Grand Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 21 November 2013

Hi Ron-Rosemary M,
How lovely that you both had an enjoyable and relaxing getaway. Our "adult only" pool is definitely one of our most highly complimented amenities for those who just want to escape the "real world" for a little while. We are excited to hear you will be coming back to learn more about vacation opportunities from BlueGreen! See you back at the beach soon!
Kind Regards,
Leni

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Reviewed 18 November 2013

Good restaurants. Great slide at the beach, my son loved it. Beautiful beach, with soft sand. Fun for the kids since we were there at Halloween. The staff took the kids around different places at the hotel for trick or treating.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with family
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Thank Maria Z
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TradeWinds-Leni, Manager at TradeWinds Island Grand Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 21 November 2013

Hello Maria Z,
Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience with us and your fellow travelers on TripAdvisor! We are happy that the kids loved the beach, the High Tide Slide, and our Halloween trick-or-treating activities. We make it a point to have a blast no matter what time of year it is. Hope to see you all again when you make it back to the U.S.!
Kind Regards,
Leni

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Reviewed 17 November 2013

We really enjoyed our stay especially with the valet Kyle who has a kind heart to interact and entertain my 5 year old son Oliver who has autism. Loved seeing the acceptance of different needs people.

  • Stayed: November 2013
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Thank Travellingggggm
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TradeWinds-Leni, Manager at TradeWinds Island Grand Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 21 November 2013

Hi Travellinggggm,
We are extremely proud to be an "autism friendly" resort, which means that all of our staff members are specially trained and educated about those who live with autism. Likewise, we are very proud to hear that Kyle from valet was able to make a lasting impression on your son, Oliver. We will make sure he is recognized for his efforts. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience and review on TradeWinds Island Resorts. Please come visit us anytime. We hope to see you all again soon!
Kind Regards,
Leni

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Address: 5500 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach, FL 33706-2323
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Region: United States > Florida > St. Pete Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre 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 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: £197 - £340 (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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