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Trade Winds Hotel

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

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.

As we were staying at a nearby place we decided to have dinner here once and breakfast twice The food is very good however dessert took 45 minutes to arrive For breakfast the waitress was not the friendliest. The first time we ordered the food took awhile to come and I had to ask repeatedly for ketchup for my hash browns On the second breakfast I decided to place my order of a side of ketchup when I ordered my meal. That should resolve the issue of waiting. Wrong! I had to wait 20 minutes and ask every time the waitress walked by for ketchup The food is very good just make sure you order promptly and ask for everything you think you may need because chances are you will be waiting a long time.

Owed to late international flight arrival, my wife and I missed our connection, so the airline billeted us at this hotel. We arrived at around 7:30PM and departed the following morning at 6:30AM, so my review is based only on that. For a one-night layover, the room was fine: clean, comfortable bed, AC and walk-out terrace. Staff were friendly and competent, especially Kim at reception check-in and check-out.

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.

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

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 260 reviews