Guy Harvey Outpost a TradeWinds Beach Resort
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OverviewThe welcome is warm. The smiles are friendly and the intimate atmosphere will make you feel right at home. Guy Harvey Outpost, a TradeWinds Beach Resort is the ideal vacation spot for friends and family.
Three girlfriends went for a trip and had a good stay. The staff around every corner was repeatedly kind, courteous and offering help. They genuinely wanted our stay to be good. The facility itself could use some updates and definitely need a bit of cosmetic maintenance. That being said, the resort has a great variety of things to do right there. Beach with free cabana, free water slide, pools (one adult only), restaurant, bars, etc. The main point that would cause me to come back are the amenities and staff!! We stayed in a suite with kitchenette which kept our food cost down. (No oven in ours, but did have a stove, fridge and microwave) Close trolley stop nearby along with many great restaurants within walking distance.
On arrival we received an average greeting. At check-in we were offered an upgrade for $280 for the 5 nights, which we declined. We headed straight to our room - much to our dismay, it was tiny with two double beds crammed in, this was for 2 adults and an 11 year old, it was overlooking the adults pool, together with a building next door that was undergoing construction work. The fridge was also filthy. On return to reception we were offered two upgrades, before confirming we had a look at both rooms and opted for the more expensive at $50 extra per night. We did ask if any additional extras would be added due to the review further below - we were told there wouldn't be. We felt totally scammed, we are sure they gave us the most awful room in the hope that we would pay the extra. The second hotel rooms was clean, but very tired. At the end of our 5 night stay we checked out with a bill of $550, $250 being the upgrade and $175 being the resort fee we were unaware that we had to pay and wasn't included in the room rate.
Never stay at this hotel! During a recent booking to Guy Harvey Hotel for my family with several kids we dealt with an extremely unprofessional front desk and manager. During a phone call to upgrade the room to an ocean view suite I was told I could get an early check in due to the upgrade and spending 284.00 for the one night. Once we arrived with food and items we were told it would be put on priority to get the room cleaned. The time was 11:00am. The room was ready at 3:45 pm and regular check in is 4:00pm. The manager James was unapologetic and rude. There was zero empathy and not an ounce of professionalism. We didn't end up staying the night and left after a late dinner for the kids. A little care would have gone a long way in this situation. The chicken wings for dinner were undercooked and no one finished their food. There are incredible hotels along St. Petersburg Beach but avoid this one....
After 5 visits to the sister hotel, Island Grand, we finally decided to give Guy Harvey's a chance (one BR Oceanfont Suit was a $100 less a night). So glad we gave it a try. The suite was virtually identical in size and layout to the Island Grand. Only difference was the balcony was not a step out. Just a railing when you opened the sliders. The view was the same, amazing, and we still had access to everything at both resorts. Really enjoyed the Sandbox beach bar. Feet in the sand with a cold drink and good bar menu, what's not to like. Breakfast across the pool at Guy's Grill was very good with a nice menu selection. Our new favorite after dinner spot is the outdoor RumFush bar, Yes it is on the parking lot side of the resort but you feel like your on vacation with the layout and landscaping. The restaraunt is also very good with a fish tank wall that has to be experienced. The Guy Harvey loses one star as it does have some salt air damage here and there but not unexpected based on its beachfront location. There is supposed to be beach service but we did not see anyone. At the Grand on prior trips we did have some occasional service. All in all one of the best that we have found on St Pete Beach. If your looking for location, multiple bars/restaraunts, friendly service, large very clean rooms, look now further.
Immediately upon arrival and multiple times that we walked out the front door we were asked to attend a 2+hour session about owning a timeshare. This should have been a clue for us. The room was disappointing with 2 full beds which were both well worn, sagging in the middle. We got a deal with travel zoo so the price wasn't bad for the amenities included, including tennis, paddle boats on a small moat, the inflatable slide, and beach cabanas. Pools were small but not crowded. Food and beverage was expensive but always great with great service. Disappointed that some advertised activities were off season yet still advertised. We will be back to St. Pete but probably not this resort.
Vacations packages include round-trip flights, accommodations, round-trip transfers (unless outlined below) to and from the hotel, and tourist cards (if required, unless outlined below).
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Items not included:
- Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
- Tourist cards ($10USD)if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
- Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
- Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
- Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
- Items of a personal nature
- 159 rooms in one 7-storey building
- 1 restaurant
- 2 bars, including: Beach bar, Coffee/Liquor bar
- 2 pools
- Fitness Centre
- Paddle boats
- Mini golf
- Water sports (fee)
- Gift shop
- Meeting facilities
- Tour desk
- Business centre
- Coin operated laundromat
- Room service (fee) - (7am - 10pm)
- Beach Cabanas
- Use of all the facilities at nearby Tradewinds Island Grand sister resort
- 2 double beds
- Full bathroom
- Hair dryer
- Radio/alarm clock
- In-room safe
- Maximum occupancy 4 persons
For the Kids - KONK Club Kids for ages 4 to 11 years old available for a fee. Babysitting available for a fee.
Early Booking Bonus - This hotel may offer early booking bonuses at certain times of the year. If early booking bonuses apply to your vacation, prices shown online have already been adjusted accordingly. Please inquire for complete details.
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Guy Harvey Outpost a TradeWinds Beach ResortSaint Petersburg,United States
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6000 Gulf Blvd, St. Pete Beach, FL 33706-3712
Some restaurants may be open for certain meals only and limited visits may apply. Reservations required and dress code in effect for a la carte restaurants. Time restrictions may apply for water sports.
Child pricing may only be available with select tour operators and valid for select dates and durations. Child pricing rules are subject to change without notice. Please contact one of our vacation specialists if you require assistance with child pricing.
Photo identification and/or credit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy. Rollaway beds and cribs (infant beds) may be available and should be requested at the time of booking; fees may apply.
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