See how carefree life can be at TradeWinds Island Grand, located on the soft white sands of award-winning St. Pete Beach, Florida. Here you can lounge in a beach cabana, around multiple pools and whirlpools, or at a toes-in-the-sand beach bar as you sip tropical drinks and listen to live music. Wine and dine at Palm Court Italian Grill, one of many superb dining options. Enjoy thrilling watersports including JetLev water jet pack flights, a three-story water slide, paddleboats and more. Kids love nonstop fun from pirate shows and poolside movies to crafts and drop-off camps. Tennis courts, a fitness center, spa services and retail shops are also within steps. Come discover the perfect beach playground to just let go.
LocationSt. Pete Beach - On Beach
General Policies & Fine Print
Hotel requires a credit/debit card authorization or cash deposit upon check-in for incidentals; this will place a hold on your funds.
Individuals attending a convention cannot book this property for their stay. If found attending a convention, guests may be subject to higher room rates upon arrival.
Room taxes are included in vacation price.
Minimum night stay restrictions may apply.
Reservation changes may not be permitted unless authorized by the hotel.
Customer Ratings & Reviews
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating7829 reviews
Be sure to schedule a photo shoot with Matt from Family Beach Photography!
A great place for a family vacation! Especially loved our photography session with Matt from Family Beach Photography! The session was free so be sure to check it out. The photos came out great and we can’t wait to print them!
Avoid this place, rude staff and overpriced
The girl who checked me in didn't tell us that we had to reserve cabanas or how to do it so they were full the first day. She also almost forgot the two additional parking passes I bought. Our room was not finished being cleaned when we walked in. It was a mess and there was hair all over the bathroom. The concierge, Shelly, was incredibly helpful and accommodating. The fun was closed so we were told to walk you their sister property which wasn't open. We spoke to the manager about these things and he said he'd call and comp lunch. At 2:30 we finally went back you the front bc there was no call. We were told the person we spoke to wasn't the manager and couldn't promise that. So when we were brought another manager we asked to confirm her role. She said "I'm offended" that we asked that. The manager, Allie, was incredibly rude to start with treat statement. They put a $1000 incidentals hold on my card, charged a ton of extra taxes that booking.com didn't disclose. The amenities are also a charge but they say it's "included". Zipline was closed. When I asked the lady at check out when that would come off, she told me it's pending so we had to explain pending can be charged or removed. It was an ordeal to get my statement and she was rude as well. It's a shame bc the property has so much potential but the staff was so mean and disappointing aside from Shelly. I'm local to the area and won't ever stay here again. I also checked around with friends in the area and everyone seems to have had a similar experience. Might as well stay elsewhere for the price. Poor communication from staff. Picot is off the uncleaned room we walked into.
Would not recommend
As soon as we arrived we saw a roach in our bathroom. Old carpet, splatters on walls, stains in bathroom. Overall the hotel needs updates/cleaning all around. Some kind of flood occurred on bottom floor, bad smell. We did not stay after seeing the hotel in these conditions. Hotel manager was helpful and bellhop attendants were very nice.
Horrible room service; very old outdated rooms and furniture; won’t recommend and will not return
No room service at all : in 5 days room was never cleaned, no soap in the dispensers; ran out of toilet paper: had to look for everything ourselves: got towels from the laundry room that was right near the room; took toilet paper from our friend’s room; Rooms are dirty, old furniture that kids did not want to seat on( the sofa), blankets with the holes( probably from the cigarets); Stove top: out of 2 only one worked; Air filter in the wall: the top was Constantly falling off . The only good is location: near the ocean …
The People Make the Price Practically Bearable
This month's stay at the Tradewinds was my third since it absorbed the beloved Alden Beach Resort where my late wife and I had vacationed for over twenty years. As was the case with the previous two trips, I think of my stay as falling into two broad categories. First is what I call "value" -- the amount of pleasure received for the money expended. Second is "people" -- the helpfulness of the staff in furthering that pleasure. Mindful of these criteria, I must report that "value" for me was lacking. Having gobbled up the Alden, Tradewinds proceeded to jack up the price -- practically doubling it as best I can tell -- and adding that accursed "resort fee," which is, for me, a particular source of irritation. Now, this resort fee is meant to cover the use of the Tradewinds' many amenities, and it is a fact that they have added a good number of them. And I admit that the families I saw who were availing themselves of said amenities (zip line, water floats, etc.) appeared of be having the times of their lives. But for an old geezer like me who was simply looking for a quiet dip in a pool, a serene walk on the beach, and a secluded spot to read a book and enjoy the bliss of dozing off in the middle of chapter 16, none of the activities covered by the resort fee mattered a smidgen. Perhaps the answer is for the Tradewinds to have two resort fees -- one for families and a second and cheaper fee for recluses such as myself. This griping about "value" or the lack thereof, is, however, mitigated to a large extent by the excellent service provided by the staff, many of them holdovers from the halcyon days at the Alden. A few stand out for special praise. Chris at the front desk of the Rumfish portion of the resort continues to render advice and assistance over and beyond the call of duty. Thirty years in the business has enhanced his wisdom and ability to render timely aid rather than dulling it. And he has passed this sagacity on to others working at the desk, particularly Mike who was never too busy to answer a question or attend to a need. Kudos to Angela who was the housekeeper for my stay. Not only did she perform her routine duties to perfection, but she kept on top of a problem I was having with the door to my room until it was finally fixed -- took several tries. Finally, Pat the night auditor continues to provide a friendly word just when it's needed the most. (Glad to hear your cat is recovering!) So how do I rate my stay? Value -- two stars. People -- five stars. And, yes, I plan to return in the fall unless this review makes me persona non grata.