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“Loved! Loved! Loved! TradeWinds Island Grand” 5 of 5 bubbles
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TradeWinds Island Grand Resort
Ranked #11 of 32 Hotels in St. Pete Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Mundelein, Illinois
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Loved! Loved! Loved! TradeWinds Island Grand”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2014

Just got back from an amazing experience at Tradewinds. The staff was polite and welcoming. The room was fabulous and housekeeping did a wonderful job. There were so many fun things for the kids to do. Loved the reservemycabana system and ordering from the cabana menu to have food and drinks delivered directly to our cabana. We can't wait to return to this fabulous resort!

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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TradeWinds-Leni, Manager at TradeWinds Island Grand Resort, responded to this review, 7 March 2014
Hello Vacationfun08,
We LOVE that you loved us! Thanks for sharing your thoughts and recommendation. The 'ReseveMyCabana' online reservation system has definitely received high marks from our guests since put it in place. Hassle-free and no waiting in line to get your spot in the sun! Let us know when you're ready to come back.
Kind Regards,
Leni
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Bradenton Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2014

I only live an hour away but The Tradewinds is my mini vacation spot. I visit as often as possible and always feel like I'm a million miles from home. It is so relaxing, everyone is so friendly, including the guests, and the accomodations are so clean. It is always a pleasure to visit here and enjoy a couple days of "down" time. It is a great spot for adults as they have an adult only area which is enforced and they have severl "family" pools and lots of stuff for the kids to do. This is a great destination wether you want to be alone or enjoy some family time.

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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Laura M
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TradeWinds-Leni, Manager at TradeWinds Island Grand Resort, responded to this review, 7 March 2014
Hello Laura M,
We love our "locals" and agree that stay-cations are one of the BEST ways to just let go from our daily routines. Of all the options you have in our beautiful area, we're so thankful that you choose to spend your 'down time' with us. Thank you for sharing your experience and for being a loyal guest. See you again soon!
Kind Regards,
Leni
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Springfield, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2014 via mobile

We spent our honeymoon at the Tradewinds some 25 years ago. This was our first time back. It is a lovely place and very relaxing. We had an oceanfront room with large balcony where we spent our mornings and evenings. Service was great and people are friendly.

Stayed March 2014
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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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147 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2014

We stayed at the Tradewinds for a wedding in November. We didn't have a car to drive around - but the resort had everything that we needed. There are plenty of restaurants (although pricey) and activities. Theres quite a few places within walking distance as well. The beach was great but beware of the big slide if you are looking for peace and quiet. You may book a beach view but have this in the way. The rooms were nice and comfortable. The staff was nice but not extremely helpful.

For the wedding, there were many places for receptions and for the ceremony (our friends had 2 ceremonies with multiple receptions and dinners). The setting by the beach was beautiful as well as the courtyard gardens.

Overall, it was a comfortable stay.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank ronabelle
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TradeWinds-Leni, Manager at TradeWinds Island Grand Resort, responded to this review, 7 March 2014
Hello ronabelle,
We love weddings! We're glad you enjoyed our location on beautiful St. Pete Beach and that you found our accommodations to be comfortable. Thank you for sharing your experience. We hope you'll head back to the TradeWinds Island Resorts when you need some more fun in the sun.
Kind Regards,
Leni
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Lakeland, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2014

First I have to rave about Ethan in Valet services! He inquired about the reason for our stay and when he found out it was my birthday, he sent something special to our room! He even remembered us by name when we returned a few days later for a forgotten power cord! The rest of the staff was so attentive and wonderful to us as well. We had an amazing room with a great room. This is the place to go when you want to relax and treat yourself!

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank misspizza76
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2014

Everyone was so wonderful. The room was very spacious, the housekeeping staff was very thorough and friendly. The view from the room was beautiful. The food at the Palm was absolutely delicious. Our whole experience there was absolutely amazing. We will be back again next year!

  • Stayed February 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Amy L
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TradeWinds-Leni, Manager at TradeWinds Island Grand Resort, responded to this review, 7 March 2014
Hello Amy L,
We love that you had the "best vacation ever!" Thank you for sharing your thoughts on our property, accommodations, amenities, and staff. Can't wait for you to visit us again next year!
Kind Regards,
Leni
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2014

First, this is a large resort serving a lot of people. They have chains on site, motor driven carts going up and down the beach selling things, and that sort of thing. So, not a quiet day on the beach. The rooms were nice and updated, good drinks and nice beach. With that said, the sales pitch that you got at every turn was just too much. It started from arrival and didn't let up until the end. Every person you encountered was pitching an upgraded room, aggressively working tips, charging more because you wanted your lounge chair before 1 pm, etc. They were all nice - but clearly had the "sales" approach. The nickel and diming was distracting and annoying. While the property was nice, I will never go back.I live in Florida and have stayed at lots of hotels throughout the state and was just annoyed the entire time with their sales approach. The group I was with all felt the same way.

Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank JIT66
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JustLetGo8, Guest Relations Manager at TradeWinds Island Grand Resort, responded to this review, 5 March 2014
As the Director of Guest Satisfaction please accept my apology for not meeting your expectations. I appreciate your returning my message to discuss this in further detail. Your reservation was for a standard room of which you upgraded based on limited availability with our fortunate high occupancy. Otherwise, this very well could have been complimentary. Seeing that there was three of you, our cabanas only hold two. So the extra cabana would have been $30 for a full day or $15 for half a day starting at 1pm. These too are in high demand as we are not permitted to put 800 cabanas on the beach.
Thank you for the positive comments regarding the rooms, drinks and overall beautiful beach. I hope that you won't let this one experience prevent you from considering TradeWinds in the future. If I could be of any further assistance, please don't hesitate to contact me directly.
Thank you.
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Property: TradeWinds Island Grand Resort
Address: 5500 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach, FL 33706
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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 Top resorts Hotel in St. Pete Beach
#3 Business Hotel in St. Pete Beach
#4 Spa 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 (Based on Average Rates): £££
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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