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.
We just got home from a Spring Break trip to Guy Harvey Outpost and we had a great time. It was all good except for one incident that I will mention at the end to hopefully prevent it from happening to anyone else.But first the good. Guy Harvey is part of the Tradewinds resort. You are given a wristband that allows you to use any of the amenities and either resort. The two resorts are only separated by one resort so it's very easy to walk back and forth. Both resorts are nice but I liked Guy Harvey better. Tradewinds is kind of a like a cruise ship. It's very nice but it's huge and it doesn't have much character. Guy Harvey is much smaller and has the feeling of an island beach party. I also found the food and the service of the staff to be much better at Guy Harvey. We really enjoyed drinking frozen cocktails and having lunch right on the deck of the pool. We were there for spring break so there were a lot of kids which didn't bother us because we had our kid too. If kids aren't your thing, they do have an adults only pool area. The pools could have been a little bigger. The kids pool did get a little crowded but none of the kids seemed to mind. They all appeared to be having a great time.The resort on the north side of Guy Harvey is a little on the rowdy side and plays loud live music. So if that would bother you, request a room on the opposite side of the building. They shut the live music down around 10 or 11 depending on the night so it didn't bother us. There are a lot of amenities to be enjoyed between the two resorts. We did the giant slide, paddleboating, surf simulator, campfire s'mores, we even fed the swans with bird feed they sell from a little vending machine for 50 cents. It was a great vacation.Ok, now for the one bad thing that happened. The resort has cabanas that you can reserve free of charge (they charge for the front row). The night we checked in the guy at the counter gave use the rundown on how it all worked and even showed us the website on the computers in the lobby. You go online everyday after 2:00pm and reserve your cabana for the next day. It's a lot like choosing your seat on a plane. You select from a map that indicates which cabana's are already taken and which ones are open. But you're not done there. You have to show up at the cabana hut by noon the next day to let them know that you are in fact there and want to use your cabana that day. If you don't come down to the hut by noon they may give your cabana away. The first two day's we reserved our cabana's online, then showed up before noon to let them know we were going to use it. Then after lunch we would venture out to the beach to enjoy the sun for a few hours. But on the third day we got to our cabana and someone else's stuff was on our chairs. I walked up to the hut and asked if they showed our last name for #44. She said is someone else's stuff on it? I said yes. She asked if I had reserved it online and come down by noon. Yes and Yes. Then a new rule showed up for the first time. Well did you leave a personal item on the cabana? If you don't leave a personal item on the cabana we give it away. If that's a real rule, why did we only hear about if for the first time on the 3rd day? So that was a major disappointment. Then she offered to steal a cabana from someone else that had reserved one but didn't have personal items left behind and give it to us. They had left towels just not personal items. I declined. I wasn't going to disappoint someone else just because this cabana attendant was making up rules as she went along. So if you reserve a cabana and show up by noon, leave a beach bag or t shirt or something on your chairs so they don't give it away.
Loved Josh from sandbar and security Scott. We had great service. They found us a place to stay up late and enjoy our new friendsJosh made great drinksAll staff very nice. April very helpful at front desk
CONS - So many to list, I'll try to keep them on point.We were called repeatedly 2 weeks before we arrived regarding Time Share. Then hit up on arrival, then on the beach while at our paid cabana, then called in our room for the Time Share! Had to disconnect our phone!!!As we first walked into our room, we noticed that the hotel had an odd odor like when we stayed at a casino in Vegas.Then we went into the bathroom and the toilett was not clean! Very Gross!!! I had to call twice to get housekeeping to come up. Could see through bottom of door, luckily we didn't see any bugs coming in... Closet doors had fallen off hinges. For $500 a night, I expected ALOT better quality of hotel! You can get much better down the road...will not be back, even with the discount they offered me.PROS - The view and beach were wonderful!
We had a great time. There are lots of things to do for all ages. You can do as few or as many as you like. The staff is extremely friendly. We were welcomed by April and she got our trip of to the perfect start. There are lots of areas to hang out including hammocks, tables with umbrellas, outdoor sofas and an area to sit where young kids can play. They provide towels which is huge when you are flying. There are also sand and pool toys so you do not have to travel with them. We were a bit disappointed that some of the cabanas had a cost to them if they were in the first two rows, this was not advertised. Also they offered a room upgrade with a view of the gulf. It was $25 per day and we took it. However I would not take it again because there is no balcony and no way to really enjoy your view. I would have liked to have had a patio or balcony to use to hang out. If you fly and you really do not need a car unless you plan on going away from the local area. You can walk to any type of dining any type of day and there are a variety of choices. We use free beach rides.com to go to Johns Pass and they were great!
We enjoyed the staff at the beach bar, especially Jake & Kelsey and server Rebecca!Wonderful happy hour, great location, wonderful sunset views.There was a huge inflatable slide on the beach, fin for families.
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- Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
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- 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.
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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
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