RumFish Beach Resort by TradeWinds

St Pete Beach, Clearwater and St Pete

The hotel

Laid-back vibes? Check. Powdery-white sands? Check. Fun for all the family? Check. Set on the beachfront, the RumFish Beach Resort is an epic place to enjoy St Pete’s beauty, recharge your batteries, and have the time of your life. Dive into one of the pools, and test out your surfing skills on the Surf WipeOut ride. You’ll love the cool beach lounge, complete with VIP cabanas, live entertainment, and a fire pit (get your s’mores at the ready!). There’s a whole load of fun and games at the sister hotel too, so you’ll be spoilt for choice with how to spend your days and evenings. And talking of evenings, head to one of the restaurants or bars and watch the sun go down over the rippling ocean.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Romantic
  • Families
  • Honeymoon
  • Kids Club
  • Free Parking
  • Babysitting service
  • Room Service
  • Beachfront location
  • Volley Ball

Where is it

Located on the award-winning sugary white sands of St Pete Beach. A 40-minute drive to Clearwater. Driving time from Orlando International Airport: 2 hours 10 minutes.

Hotel information

159 rooms on 7 floors in 1 building with 4 lifts. All with air-conditioning, flatscreen TV, tea and coffee making facilities, wet bar, fridge, microwave, toaster, safe, hairdryer, and iron and board. Standard Rooms are 250 sq ft and have 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Courtyard Rooms are 305-340 sq ft and overlook the garden or Oasis Courtyard pool area, with 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Courtyard Suites are 480 sq ft and overlook the garden or Oasis Courtyard pool area with separate living room, kitchenette and floor-to-ceiling glass doors, with 1-king size bed or 2 double beds, plus double sofa-bed, sleeping maximum 6 adults or 2 adults and 4 children.

Gulf Front Suites are 480 sq ft and overlook the Gulf of Mexico, with separate living room, kitchenette and 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, plus double sofa-bed, sleeping maximum 6 adults or 2 adults and 4 children.

Complimentary self-parking (included in the resort fee). Suncoast Beach Trolley stops right outside both RumFish Beach Resort and Tradewinds Island Grand Resort.

RumFish Grill (aquarium setting serving seafood specialties, open for lunch and dinner). Gulfside Grill (casual dining, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner). The SandBar (open for light lunch and dinner, and nightly live entertainment). RumFish Grill Bar. Perks Up! Coffee & Cocktails (serving Starbucks®). Room service*. Access to bars and restaurants at Tradewinds Island Grand Resort; Palm Court Italian Grill (open for dinner and Sunday brunch), Bermudas Restaurant (casual breakfast), Flying Bridge (beachfront dining, open for lunch and dinner), Beef 'O' Brady's (sports pub, open for lunch and dinner).

2 swimming pools (1 adults only) and whirlpool. Poolside cabanas*. Surf WipeOut ride. Fitness centre. Volleyball. Water sports*. Daily children's activities*. Children's beachfront play area. The SandBox beach lounge, offering VIP Cabanas, drink specials, live entertainment, and a fire pit. Access to facilities at Tradewinds Island Grand Resort; adults-only pool, family pool, whirlpool, spa and hair services*, dive-in movies on the big screen (selected days), floating water park*, floating cabanas*, paddle boards*, kayaks*, beach cabanas, High Tide Water Slide, and Bucky the Shark*.

Complimentary WiFi (included in the resort fee). The Shop at RumFish Grill (clothing and merchandise). Laundry facilities*. Gift shop. Babysitting service*.

This hotel has a resort fee of $45 plus tax per room, per day (payable locally, subject to change).

Resort fee includes use of the following amenities - Self-parking - In-room WiFi - In-room safe - 2 bottles of in-room water daily - Daily newspaper - Access to the business centre - Local telephone calls - Access to the fitness centre and classes - Pool towels - 1 cushioned beach cabana for 2 people - Paddle boats - Unlimited rides on the high tide slide and surf ride - Campfire s'mores - Use of the tennis courts, beach volleyball and mini golf and beach games including paddleball, bocce ball and corn hole - Family Pirate Show - Dive-in movies. Resort fee, tax and inclusions are subject to change - please see hotel check-in for current inclusions available to you upon arrival.

Wheelchair accessible rooms available on request. Please note that these rooms are subject to availability and may be restricted to specific room categories and bedding arrangements. Rooms and facilities vary between hotels so please check at the time of booking. For more information and contact details please check out our Special Assistance page

* Denotes local charge.

Please note: At least one person must be 21 years or over to check-in.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating HOTEL CLOSED & DID NOT INFORM US

Aug 12, 2020 Heather A Cape Coral, Florida

We made reservations mid July to stay at the resort with my sister, mom and all the grand-kids for one last get together before the school year starts. After we all drove there, we pulled into the resort to see cones and paper letters stating they closed and we could stay at Trade winds (we do not like that resort, which is main reason we wanted… Read more
We made reservations mid July to stay at the resort with my sister, mom and all the grand-kids for one last get together before the school year starts. After we all drove there, we pulled into the resort to see cones and paper letters stating they closed and we could stay at Trade winds (we do not like that resort, which is main reason we wanted to stay at rumfish and waited till after July when they opened). Of course we drove over there and were informed the resort closed with no warning to any future guests or staff! We had to stay at Trade-winds, which was a horrible experience and ended up leaving our vacation stay early! (I am posting that experience on their page FYI) I am just still in shock that no one would call, email, or even text that the resort would not be open!! It would of saved us a drive and a lot of money! VERY disappointed! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Dinner for 2

Aug 11, 2020 Roving199653 Maitland, Florida

Our dinner was excellent but our service was below par. After placing our order a runner brought bread and plates. He slammed them on the table and walked away. Same with our entree’s, after asking who ordered what again slammed our dinner plates on the table and left. Never got a water refill and had to send our coffee order back because it was… Read more
Our dinner was excellent but our service was below par. After placing our order a runner brought bread and plates. He slammed them on the table and walked away. Same with our entree’s, after asking who ordered what again slammed our dinner plates on the table and left. Never got a water refill and had to send our coffee order back because it was barely warm. Actually the coffee was the only thing our server brought to the table and she got that wrong. She didn’t even bring sweetener. Had to ask her instead of her asking us if we would like it. The food will bring us back l just hope that the service is better. Read less
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Aug 2, 2020 elanas447

I booked 2 rooms Dec. 2019 at RumFish Beach Resort by TradeWinds for my daughter's July 2020 wedding, through Otel.com. I received several emails confirming our reservations. When my daughter arrived on 7/16/20, she was told by the hotel staff that we didn't have reservations because Otel.com had cancelled them on 7/7/20. I did not receive any… Read more
I booked 2 rooms Dec. 2019 at RumFish Beach Resort by TradeWinds for my daughter's July 2020 wedding, through Otel.com. I received several emails confirming our reservations. When my daughter arrived on 7/16/20, she was told by the hotel staff that we didn't have reservations because Otel.com had cancelled them on 7/7/20. I did not receive any notification indicating anything had been cancelled, The lady that supposedly talked to Otel.com, Kim, from Rumfish, was conveniently gone for the day when I arrived at the hotel 15 minutes later, but they were willing to give me a "deal." In order to not upset the bride and myself, I booked and paid for 2 new rooms. I tried to reach Otel.com to no avail. It is located in Turkey and I don't have an international calling plan. We went to the room and my son, who is in a wheelchair, couldn't even get into the room or the bathroom because they were so small. They did relocate us to another room, but all the bedrooms are very small. My daughter's room was so small that you could hardly walk through when the luggage was in the room. My husband, son and I checked out on 7/19/20, but my daughter and her husband stayed at the hotel through 7/23/20. I paid for the bride-and-groom's room for 4 nights, but after I checked out, Rumfish tried to get them to pay again, claiming it had not been paid. I had to send screenshots from my charge card app showing where the payment had posted to keep them from having to pay again. Wow, they almost received money 3 times for that room! Since I have returned home, I have tried to get in touch with Otel.com by phone, which I cannot, so I have entered 2 tickets/emailed, but have not heard back. I have called the hotel, but they say they cannot help me. Kim, who had talked to Otel.com, refuses to get on the phone with me or give me any helpful information so I can reach Otel. com to try to resolve this. There is so much more to this story, but I'm trying to stick to the short version. The hotel did not produce any evidence of the cancellation, except to verbally inform us that Otel cancelled the reservations. So Otel has $1263.35 of my money and now RumFish Beach Resort has $1480.10 of my money and they are not helpful at all. My credit card company won't dispute the December charge because it is more than 6 months ago and won't dispute the July charge because we stayed at the hotel & rendered services. I am angry and disappointed with all of them. I will never recommend or stay at RumFish Beach Resort by TradeWinds in St. Petersburg, FL again. I will never recommend or book through Otel.com again. I'm not sure if this is a scam or a big bunch of mistakes, but I do know they both ended up with my money and I have very few options for getting it back. The other thing I do know is that Kim from Rumfish, does not have the customer's best interest on her agenda. Read less
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Jul 28, 2020 492kenm Claremore, Oklahoma

Stayed here for 4 nights this past weekend. The place is super nice. The staff were all very nice and helpful. The facility was clean and well maintained. We upgraded from a standard room one level up - which was really nice. It had the bedroom on one end, bathroom/kitchen in the middle, and living/balcony on the other end. The… Read more
Stayed here for 4 nights this past weekend. The place is super nice. The staff were all very nice and helpful. The facility was clean and well maintained. We upgraded from a standard room one level up - which was really nice. It had the bedroom on one end, bathroom/kitchen in the middle, and living/balcony on the other end. The pool/beach/outdoor-bar areas are really nice. I wouldn't say 10-star (in most people's eyes), but probably 8.5-star - which is what we like. It didn't have an overly stuffy/boujee feel. It had a laid-back resort feel with the beach area just on the other side of an area of tropical foliage. The beach is incredible. Great white sand, very comfortable sandy/walk-able slope to/through the water. On Sat night, a really talented musician was set up near the pool bar area. That was fun to have. One small complaint I would have would be the daily maintenance/setup of the beach area. While the other resorts had their beach lounger umbrella/shades set up early (~7am?), RumFish didn't typically have anyone out there to set up the umbrella/shades until more like 9 or 10. You can't set them up yourself, as they keep the support ports locked up. Also, although the area is beautiful leading from the pool/bar area to the beach, it would be icing on the cake if someone walked through there early every morning and picked up any bits of trash that came in overnight. We went out to the beach nearly every morning to sit on a lounger, have coffee and watch the sunrise (which is actually behind the building, but the sky/beach/surrounding is still stunning). It certainly wasn't "trashy" by anyone's definition, but there were always a few bits of straw rappers/napkin/etc. There's also a green extension cord across one of the paths that is intended to be buried in the sand - but part of it is exposed. CLEARLY this is being super petty, but with such a great setting and such great other things at the resort, those little things (like I said) add up to icing on the cake. Ok, just one more complaint :) is the price of the drinks at the bar. $12 for a red Solo cup-sized margarita full of ice is more in line with cruise-ship pricing. Next time I'll definitely bring my own stuff and just carry it out onto the beach. If the drink prices were more reasonable I believe it would encourage more sales. Ok I promise this is my last complaint, but the on-site Starbucks isn't a corporate Starbucks, so don't expect normal Starbucks treatment or products. The hours were loose. The pastries were VERY dry, but just as expensive (maybe more) than corporate stores. Oh, big shout out to the bellman (Rob). Super nice, friendly and helpful guy, as well as Sade and Chris at the front desk. Really everyone we interacted with was great. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating 4th July Family Trip

Jul 27, 2020 JRNicholson St. Petersburg, Florida

We were able to check in early that was great ! We had Gulf view suite with balcony. It was fabulous! The suite was clean, well stocked with towels. It had dishes, silverware, coffeemaker. Most dats the resort pool was crowded we expected that, but we came for the beach. Pool was packed way too many people with No social distancing on July 4th.… Read more
We were able to check in early that was great ! We had Gulf view suite with balcony. It was fabulous! The suite was clean, well stocked with towels. It had dishes, silverware, coffeemaker. Most dats the resort pool was crowded we expected that, but we came for the beach. Pool was packed way too many people with No social distancing on July 4th. Stayed far away from it. But it did not spoil our trip ! Staff were compliant guests were Not !!!! Cabana guys were great ! Even on busiest day the 4th we were still able to get a cabana. The water slide was great ! Plenty clean beach/pool towels. A lot of activities were not open but the hotel just reopened, so to be expected with Covid. We had a great time @ Rumfish ! Fireworks on beach was beautiful! Rumfish Restaurant was a delight ! Read less