$175 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Aug 24, 2014 Check-out: Aug 27, 2014

TradeWinds Island Grand Resort

4 stars
5500 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach, FL 33706
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.9
out of 5
321 reviews
Great resort location

Great location and very friendly staff. I would stay here again. See full review

  • Greg3589
  • Aug 18, 2014
Birthday weekend

Wonderful hotel and upgraded upon arrival to make for a fabulous birthday weekend. See full review

  • AngieAndEddie
  • Aug 1, 2014
Twenty-acre beachfront playground for adults and kids alike

This tropical beachfront resort is a playground for both kids and kids-at-heart. The Island Grand is surrounded by meandering canals and miniature golf greens. The grounds have so much built-in entertainment that guests never have to leave the 20-acre property. There are five heated pools -- one exclusively for adults and one for toddlers -- and two whirlpools, making the property the perfect choice for couples or families.

Highlights
  • 200-foot High Tide Waterslide, a three-story inflatable slide on the beach for riders taller than 42"
  • Paddleboats, miniature golf, beach volleyball courts, water sports and parasailing (some fees apply)
  • Spa services at the Body Works Salon include a signature Chocolate Wasabi Massage
Rooms

Standard Parlor Room is an oversized hotel room with 2 queen beds and a sitting area. Tropical View One Bedroom Suite has a kitchenette and living area with sofa bed and overlooks Pirate Island or the water.

Features

The property has 11 dining and entertainment venues, including outdoor pool tables, an ice cream parlor and an on-site Pizza Hut. There is a small resort fee that includes: daily parking, wireless Internet, toll-free and operator-assisted phone calls, fitness center, tennis courts, beach cabanas, paddleboats, business center computers and printers, and incoming and outgoing faxes. The spa features a Beachfront Massage so guests can get pampered while listening to the tranquil sound of the waves.

 

The property's resident pirate, Captain Redbeard, entertains children with activities throughout each day. The drop-off supervised children's activity club, KONK (Kids Only No Kidding!), is for children ages 4 -11. Pre-registration is required, space is limited and fees apply.

Transportation
  • Tampa International Airport and St. Petersburg/Clearwater Airport (30 minutes)
  • Transfers are available to and from all local airports through on-site Resort Transportation Services
  • Suncoast Beach Trolley service stops just outside of Island Grand -- allowing guests to explore nearby beach communities without driving or parking
Attractions
  • Tropicana Field
  • Salvador Dali Museum
  • Sunken Gardens
  • The Pier
Business

The TradeWinds Island Grand is ideal for groups up to 700, with 56,000 square feet of function space that includes beachfront terraces and garden courtyards, 21 meeting rooms and the 8,400 square-foot Island Ballroom.

Policies and fees
The Resort Amenity Fee is $35 plus tax nightly, per unit, and includes unlimited usage of the High Tide Slide, for all registered guests at TradeWinds Island Grand and Guy Harvey Outpost, a TradeWinds Beach Resort.

The Resort Amenity Fee includes:

  • Unlimited High Tide Slide rides
  • Self parking fees - one parking pass per room
  • Guest room WiFi
  • Use of business center
  • Faxes, local phone calls and phone access charges
  • Use of fitness centers and fitness classes
  • One cushioned beach cabana for two with hood
  • Paddleboats along the waterway
  • Tennis court times
  • Day play for beach volleyball and mini golf
  • Beach games like paddleball, bocce ball and corn hole
  • In-room safe
  • Daily newspaper delivery
  • Pool towels

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

Hotel Map

27.7297 -82.7434
Area served
St. Pete Beach, FL
Nearby airports
Tampa International Clearwater, St. Petersburg Airport
Area description
Florida's largest west coast metropolitan area with a population of over 3 million, Tampa Bay has long been known for its cultural diversity, balmy climate, unique attractions and brilliant white sand beaches (three of which are consistently ranked in the national top 20 by Dr. Stephen Leatherman, aka "Dr. Beach"). The TradeWinds Island Resorts is just 10 minutes from one of these, the Fort DeSoto State Park.

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TradeWinds Island Grand Resort Rooms

Tropical View One Bedroom Suite
Kitchen, living area with sofabed, overlooks Pirate Island or waterway with swans. Bedroom with 2 queen beds. Jacaranda building, non-smoking only.
Gulf Front Parlor Room
Large picture window overlooks adult pool and Gulf of Mexico beach. Fresh, bright rooms with 2 queen beds, wet bar area with fridge, microwave, coffee maker, toaster, sitting area. Non-smoking only.
Gulf Front One Bedroom Suite
Expansive view of beach and Gulf from living area with sleeper sofa, kitchen; private bedroom, 2 double beds. Sliding glass door/balconyrail-no balcony/ Alamanda or Poinciana bldgs. Non-smoking only.
Standard Hotel Room
Newly renovated hotel room with entrance and window off the walkway, 2 double beds. Non-smoking only. Jacaranda bldg.
Tropical Hotel Room
Newly renovated with a tropical view overlooking the courtyard and waterway. Rooms come with balcony and 2 queen beds, located in the Jacaranda Building.
Standard Suite
The Standard Suite provides a separate bedroom, with an entrance and living area off the walkway. This cozy suite has two double beds and a sofa bed that pulls out into a double bed. 384 sq ft.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Elevators
Activities
Outdoor pool
Fitness center or spa
Fitness Center
Spa
Tennis
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Business center
Laundry service
Childcare Service
In-Room Safe
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Barber/Beauty shop
Conference facilities
Gift shop
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Free parking
Parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

Nearby points of interest

  • Tropicana Field: 7.3 mi

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
The TradeWinds Island Grand is ideal for groups up to 700, with all newly renovated sleeping rooms, 56,000 square feet of function space including beachfront terraces and garden courtyards, 21 meeting rooms and the 8,400 square foot Island Ballroom.

Dining

Flying Bridge
This authentic floating Florida cracker cottage is permanently docked over the meandering Island Grand waterway, ushering paddleboats beneath and guests attired in beach and casual clothing inside. The fare includes nachos, shrimp jammers and other appetizers, plus salads, burgers, grouper and chicken sandwiches. This is the place for a sunset rendezvous with an exotic tropical drink and heartier grilled entrees on the beachfront dock. Open for lunch and dinner.
Bermudas Steak and Seafood
Casual and bright with carved whitewashed woodwork, Bermudas presents aged cuts of Angus beef, fresh Gulf seafood, and unique regional specialties. Enjoy friendly service in a festive atmosphere with a spectacular beach view. A traditional breakfast buffet, is offered seasonally, while an a la carte menu, is offered daily. Children's menu available. Open for breakfast and dinner.
Captain Redbeard's Sharktooth Tavern
Drop by the Sharktooth Tavern for some liquid libations and a little camaraderie with Captain RedBeard, and live entertainment (seasonally). Enjoy a variety of activities at the tavern, including Meet and Greet with RedBeard the Pirate, P.I.P. (Pirate Island Party), Buccaneer Beadmaking, Crab Races and Sharktooth Necklaces.
Beef 'O' Brady's
The best place on St. Pete Beach to watch the big game and enjoy a colorful array of appetizers from chicken wings to dim sum. Along with frosty island concoctions, this beachfront watering hole serves lunch and light dinner menus.
Palm Court Italian Grill
Discover this culinary hideaway serving exceptional fare that spans all of the regions of Italy Explore the northern countryside with exquisite rustic cuisine, or travel to the southern coast for creamy pastas and fresh seafood. A large selection of fine Italian wines complements your dining experience. Dine indoors or under the stars on the courtyard patio. Don't miss our spectacular Mimosa Sunday Brunch! Open for lunch and dinner.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1600
Check-out:
1100

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (321)

Ratings and reviews for TradeWinds Island Grand Resort

Overall score

3.9 / 5
5.01.0
321 out of 321
Amenities:
4.2
Room cleanliness:
4.1
Hotel staff:
4.3
Room comfort:
3.9
Location:
4.5
Value:
3.7

85% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Greg3589
Business
Lahaina, HI
Aug 18, 2014

Great resort location

Great location and very friendly staff. I would stay here again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of TradeWinds Island Grand Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Gradg1rl
Bel Air, MD
Aug 12, 2014

Mom & Daughter trip

Excellent trip. Lots of fun things to do with kids or just relax on the beach or at the pools! Stay Gulf front, the views are great and the sunsets are amazing! We took a cruise over to Shell Key. Lots of fun. Resort food is reasonably priced or venture out locally. Every thing is convenient. Lots of great local places to eat!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Skidders is right across the street. Excellent food and great service!!

Review of TradeWinds Island Grand Resort

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
AngieAndEddie
Bradenton, FL
Aug 1, 2014

Birthday weekend

Wonderful hotel and upgraded upon arrival to make for a fabulous birthday weekend.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of TradeWinds Island Grand Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Rmahoney98
Miami, Florida
Jul 29, 2014

Family getaway

Overall good hotel with plenty to do, room was small and we had to ask the staff to clean the room.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
1
Location:
5
Value:
3
Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Verduccis Italian Restaurant super good

Review of TradeWinds Island Grand Resort

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
gavran
Greendale:WI
Jul 21, 2014

family vacation

Nice location.Service very good.Have to pay for extras.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
2
Review of TradeWinds Island Grand Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Iliketotravel007
Ohio
Jul 21, 2014

Girls Weekend

Excellent resort. Rooms were spacious. Had a great girls weekend.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of TradeWinds Island Grand Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
AngieAndEddie
Bradenton, FL
Jul 15, 2014

Great birthday weekend

Wonderful stay for my birthday weekend. We were upgraded to beachfront view upon our arrival. The staff was pleasant and helpful and the online cabana reservations were easy.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of TradeWinds Island Grand Resort

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Runnerbws
Chicago
Jul 9, 2014

Tradewind St. Pete Beach

Good Resort Hotel with lots of amenities. Only drawback is this is family resort with lots of kids running around, especially in pool and beach area. Rooms were recently remodeled and were nice, but small. Very convenient and next to lots of beach bars.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
2
Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

Don't be afraid to try bars/restaurants outside hotel. There are many and they are locally owned/managed.

Review of TradeWinds Island Grand Resort

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
PurdueDoc
Highland, IN
Jun 23, 2014

Great Vacation!

Hotel is fantastic for family, friends or even for a romantic getaway for an active couple. The property itself is great. Clean, all the amenities you need with multiple food, drink , and snacking options. The adult pool and the beach are great for relaxation and the couple. while there are two other pools for families that can get crowded but overall are a great experience for the kids. Activities for the kids almost hourly which keeps them running around all day. No time for tablets and cellphone play while playing with other kids. The water slide is fun for all ages and included with your stay. you cannot beat having that on the beach. 4 restaurants on the property are great for easy food choices. Food is pretty good at all locations and slightly on the pricy side but this is as expected when dining on the resort. I would recommend this property to anyone headed to St Pete. There is no other property that compares to this resort on the island.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of TradeWinds Island Grand Resort

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
ST the Umpire
Orlando, FL
Jun 23, 2014

Amazing Experience

My wife and I couldn't be more happy with our experience at Tradewinds Island Grand. The hotel staff truly understands the meaning of hospitality. From the bell-hop to the concierge to every other resort employee, we were treated like royalty. We had an issue with the A.C. in our original room that could not be fixed until the next morning. Therefore, the resort went above and beyond to move us the best available room (Penthouse). They turned an issue out of their control, which could have ruined our experience, into one of the best vacation experiences possible. I will return and will recommend this resort to everyone

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: In Hotel

The Rumfish Grill is an amazing restaurant. But if you want to go, you better make reservations a week or two in advance of your stay.

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