Fashion, Fast Boats, Art Deco: Tradewinds Apartment Hotel


It was a five hour drive down I-75 to the Florida Turnpike that goes straight to Miami, an easy trip. We pulled up to Tradewinds Apartment Hotel. This two story Art Deco building is all white, set off by beautiful teak furniture and lush tropical plants. As soon as you walk through the door you see the trendy, ultra-modern interior design.

We met Susan, Joan and Omar, the front desk staff. Every time we had a question they knew the answer and were very helpful and also bilingual in English and Spanish. The staff at a hotel can make all the difference to your stay.

hotelHaving an apartment is the best way to visit any destination. Tradewinds has 160 apartments, you can choose from a studio, one bedroom or two bedroom flats. You will find huge rooms, large kitchens and tons of closet space. The apartment reminded me of the metro London look only with a lot more space. Large flat screen TV’s in every room, sound system for your iPod and dark granite counters with stainless steel appliances.

The hotel has several blocks of apartments all tied together by intimate courtyards that are beautifully landscaped and sprinkled with comfortable outdoor sitting areas.

The pool overlooks a canal and has the look of a swim fashion shoot backdrop with its cobalt blue over stuffed cushions on its lounge chairs and fuchsia pink outdoor rugs. The guests are just as trendy as the furniture, the Miami ballet company call Tradewinds home.

The hotel is owned by the South Beach Group who also own nine other hotel properties and a bunch of restaurants that are dotted around the area and all have their own unique ultra modern design. Guests are able to use the hotel chains complimentary shuttle service to get from one property to another. The drivers are very helpful and know the area well. There is no need for you to drive. You can also rent one of the hotels bikes for free! The beach is one block from the hotel and a large supermarket is just a couple of blocks away.

South Beach is a bustling place, but when you stay at Tradewinds you are able to relax in a tranquil setting.

305.531.6795 o www.TradeWindsApartmentHotel.com