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Trade Winds Hotel

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Very nice atmosphere. Spectacular view of the sea. Excellent service from reception staff, bar and restaurant. The food is top notch. The attention of the bartender is special. A place to relax after a long and hot day of work. Definitely a highly recommended place.

We have visited Trade Winds for years. Mainly for breakfast or lunch since the look over Dickenson Bay is fantastic. Picture perfect. The food has always been delicious. Pumpkin soup is a Caribbean must have dish. Veggie rolls are my fav starter. Daily catch is good. Rotties, another Antigua delight. I favour the conch rottie.

Set in a quiet location. The room has an excellent view of the sea. Hotel staff was friendly and accommodating; particularly the restaurant staff and security personnel. Housekeeping was the only concern. There was daily maintenance however cleaning was inadequate.

This is an excellent hotel in the hills above Dickenson Bay. It was comfortable and efficient even in the wet and windy conditions when I stayed here in September. The Antiguan Breakfast is excellent.

We stayed at Trade Winds Hotel for 6 days. We found the service brilliant, helpful and efficient so absolutely satisfied with our stay. The rooms are very spacious, well equipped with amenities, bathroom toiletries, coffee tea, air-conditioning. The hotel room was a little outdated and didn't have the modern flash fit-outs that 4 or 5 star hotel have but it was adequately clean, serviced each day and very much comfortable. We stayed in room 35, lucky to have been given a room as our booking was not recorded/booked but our work colleague who arrived the day before did have a booking. We were super happy with room 35 although we were worried to start with given it was directly above the pool area, next door to the gym and only had a queen size bed in a massive bedroom that could have easily accommodated a king size bed. The positioning was brilliant, and with the double glazed windows there was no noise from the public areas at all. The views from our room were lovely and with the doors open in the evening we had the beautiful trade wind breeze available. The room had an extensive lounge room area separate to the bedroom with a full size lounge suite, a study desk, bar fridge, coffee table and TV. Special mention to Kymsheba who provided outstanding customer service and was especially nice to talk with and had a lovely and very much appreciated sense of humour. We would consider without a doubt or hesitation, staying here again should we be so lucky to venture to Antigua again. Thank you to all the staff at Trade Winds Hotel.

Just a night out with family, to relax, eat, few drinks and catch up on missing times. It was a perfect night. The ambience was already set in motion - nice flowing wind, scenic view of Sandals Resort and Runaway. Our Food and drinks were on point. The restaurant is one of my favorites.

I was in Antigua for 3 days. This hotel offers breakfast - not included in room rate, it is within a short distance to the airport and St John's, reasonably fast wifi (average 3Mbps), restaurant options are plentiful but service is slow (reserve additional 15-20min for lunch or breakfast). It is not listed in many travel agencies, one time I got a confirmation from travel agent but upon arrival they did not have a reservation. Fortunately hotel was lightly loaded and were able to accommodate. Recommend to call in before coming and confirm.

This warm and friendly hillside hotel with wonderful sea views with fantastic sunsets, hosted over 20 of our wedding guests and put an amazing sunset cocktail party to kickstart our family’s wedding week. Their helpfulness was second to none and everyone had an amazing evening. The guests loved their room, the view and the proximity to Dickenson Bay Beach (5 minutes downhill walk) also the great deck pool and 10/10 breakfast! Nothing was too much trouble. Thank you, Tradewinds, Mark, Mike and your lovely staff for the amazing memories and a great venue!

What to say here, and I will be critical!!!! Yes the view is lovely, not Amazing but very nice. The manager who is in charge here needs to take the blame for the staff, as it is real a hit and miss, and as he is in charge of appointing Reception does need a lot of attention as it is the window of "THIS" business. Maybe the hotel is owner run, I don't know, but I to had the same feeling as other guests and when you pay $180 (included taxes, the don't show it initially on the site only when you are about to pay) and plus taxes. But there are also good staff there, so I don't want to be to harsh here, management just fix it. It is easier to be nice than not. Otherwise don't go in the hospitality industry. Rooms are 2 to 3 star no more. Air-conditioning works well, and is quite. ( mine was). Food is very good and also breakfast was, so a good kitchen. The decking to sit on outside is fantastic even at night with fake fire that was excellent. I am a solo traveler but met people on the deck and talked for hours. The hotel is old and not on the beach, and really, if you want to go to Antigua one must be very close to the beach, hence I wont give it more the 3 star.

Over the years I have had a hard time finding a hotel in Antigua that catered to business people rather than tourists. I have stayed at Trade Winds in the past but in my opinion they were not up to par with offerings in some other islands such as Barbados, St Lucia and Trinidad. On a recent trip to Antigua i stayed there again and was pleasantly surprised. The reception service was very personalised and extremely helpful, a gym had been added to the hotel and the rooms had been redone to include full size desks and a comfortable layout. I would definitely stay here again on a business trip.

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 Cedar Valley Golf Club.


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

One Bedroom Suite

Queen 1 | King 1 | Sleeps 3

Deluxe Room Garden / Ocean View

Queen 1 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

74% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 256 reviews