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Trade Winds Hotel

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Trade Winds no doubt got its name from the strong gusty winds you enjoy on the deck at the hotel. The rooms are modern, spacious and well kept. The hotel is located on top of a hill so the beach is a 15 walk away. The food was good with breakfast options beyond Caribbean cuisine - eating with the birds I did not find appealing. Reception was pleasant and very helpful in making my stay comfortable. The conference room upstairs has a picturesque view you can’t miss. Would surely stay again!

We had a very enjoyable 8 day stay at this Hotel. Lovely bright spacious room with a wonderful sea view. Room was clean, bed was comfortable, the only negative was that the bath and shower were rather tired and in need of update. The restaurant is very good, all meals are freshly prepared and served to the table(even breakfast) Dining is el fresco,service is leisurely, it was lovely to eat breakfast overlooking the azure caribbean sea . In the evening the restaurant transforms to a candlelit romantic dining experience. Popular with locals and residents. There is a small swimming pool and sufficient sunbeds, clean towels were placed each morning on the sunbeds. This Hotel is not on the beach, to reach the beach you have to walk down a steep hill and back up(requires a good level of fitness) a courtesy bus is provided, but somehow we were never in the right place at the right time to catch it. The majority of guests at the Hotel seem to be on business, rather than tourists, which gives the hotel a very different feel to the usual 'holiday resort' style of hotel, as it is smaller and more intimate, staff were lovely and friendly. The climate was perfect, around 28degrees, blue skies, and a welcome breeze. There is no local bus service in the area, therefore, it was necessary to use a taxi to tour the island, or visit other restaurants in the evening. Alternatively, hire a car. Would stay here again, good value.

BA changed our connection which meant that we had to stay over in Antigua so we chose this hotel as it was only about 10-15 mins from the airport and mid range. Well, it far surpassed our expectations! The staff were all very warm and welcoming especially those on the front desk. We arrived just before happy hour (which happily lasts 2 hours) and the view from the terrace near the pool was beautiful as the sun set. Supper was unbelievably good - my boys had the homemade Bayhouse burger which looked incredible and was very generously portioned with big fat wedges or fries and a delicious coleslaw - they did not leave much. I had the snapper in broth and it was perfectly cooked with one of the best broths I have ever tasted. I was so impressed and I do like my food! Breakfast was looked fab too - pancakes with caramelised bananas, full English and a yummy eggs benedict. Sadly I was on a diet so had to skip these. The rooms looked over the sea and had a sofa bed, fridge (empty for your stuff), coffee/tea making stuff, desk and clean bathroom with toiletries - all in a relaxed Caribbean wicker style with an upstairs with a big double bed -all very comfortable. The upstairs had a window so you could see the sea when you woke up (but also a useful blackout blind if you wanted more sleep). In fact the curtains had black out too. We had rooms 52 and 53 and they were great - near the restaurant and pool. Thank you very much Tradewinds - we shall we back!

We really enjoyed our stay, we had a great room with a mezzanine floor which provided great views, room was kept clean staff were more than pleased to help and make sure your stay us special ! To us the main thing was how relaxing it made is feel as it was always a pleasure to come back to a spacious bedroom with a separate lounge, tea and coffee making was available in the room! We had the breakfast deal which was fantastic as we had a la carte every morning as well as mimosas that came within the breakfast allowance. The staff were always pleasant, we did have a day when service was slow but we were not in a rush, we spoke to a number of other restauranteurs who loved to go to Trade winds for Brunch, comments were fantastic food so long as you don't mind waiting - shame but it is definitely worth the wait if they are busy !!

This hotel is located on a hill with wonderful breeze that blows except in the night when the wind begins to make a howling sound. There is some kind of apparatus that makes a horrible loud sound when there are high winds which woke us up at 2am! The room amenities are good. Shower cap and shoe mits included in the regular package. Room service is excellent and quick. The food is okay depending on your taste. Breakfast was always excellent but lunch not so much. They always had great fruits. Like most boutique hotels in the Caribbean you can be sure you are sharing your meal with the birds! If you are using the venue for meetings, this is a good option. Conference room is lovely with natural light. There is a small pool and nice deck for sun bathing. The beach is down a steep hill and the uphill climb back can be torture! There are shuttles to the beach as well. Taxis are also available to take you around. Some of the workers were just a delight but there was the handful that seemed upset that we were there. Almost an intrusion into their space. Nice, small, clean boutique hotel. Don’t expect 5 Star.

I had a very pleasant business trip 2 weeks ago. The staff were friendly, the food was great and the hotel rooms were spacious and comfortable. I will definitely stay here again when I travel to Antigua.

Beautiful patio, restaurant & bar overlooking the beach. Our room was clean, comfortable and included a balcony. Friendly staff, good food and affordable. We only stayed one night, but would go back if ever in the area again.

What a nice hotel we have been before That was over 14 years ago it as some of the best views on the island Great restaurant with fantastic food 🥘 the staff are friendly and helpful As a free shuttle service down to the beach which takes all of 5 minuets It’s definitely worth a visit to the restaurant even if you don’t stay there This is the view you get every night

Ok on the plus side it’s close to St. John’s. But here’s a warning. It’s used by one of the airlines for their crew and one group partied quite hard and I had to ask management to get them to pipe down a couple of times late at night and early morning. We only ate breakfast there one day and they managed to destroy our omelet so didn’t eat again. The staff we’re all really friendly and nice. The mattress was extremely firm and it’s not what I’m used to. We had a good rate but by the time they’d hammered on their taxes it ended up costing us a pretty penny and I’d book on one of the internet sites in Future to avoid that.

Great hotel for business. Not near a beach being on a hill, very small pool, no gym and limited wifi coverage. The service and food save this hotel from a lower rating. My room was nice and comfortable, I had to walk around my room to get a decent wifi signal or spend my time in the restaurant. The service at the restaurant was great and while no buffet they had good options on both the breakfast and dinner menus. The food was excellently present and tasted perfect. The local juices were freshly made and very refreshing.

Dickenson Bay St. John's Antigua

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Dickenson Bay Beach
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Within a short walk of Dickenson Bay Beach, Trade Winds Hotel is within 2 miles (3 km) of Antigua and Barbuda Institute of Information Technology. This 51-room, 4-star hotel has conveniences like an outdoor pool, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. Also close to this St. John's hotel are Fort James and Runaway Bay Beach.


Enjoy a leisurely bite to eat at The Bay House Restaurant, the hotel's onsite restaurant. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service, or make new friends at the free daily manager's reception. Start each morning with full breakfast, available for a fee from 7 AM to 11 AM.


All of Trade Winds Hotel's 51 air-conditioned rooms provide patios, sofa beds, and refrigerators. Guests can expect free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Bathrooms offer deep soaking tubs, hair dryers, and free toiletries. Other amenities include coffee makers, free bottled water, and ceiling fans.

Property features

At Trade Winds Hotel, guests enjoy features like an outdoor pool, a fitness center, and free WiFi in public areas. There's free parking and a free beach shuttle. The front desk is staffed 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and securing valuables. Additional amenities include 2 meeting rooms, conference space, and a business center.

Room options

Standard Room

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

74.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 268 reviews