Where to stay in Trinidad: our 2017 guide
Business travellers and those looking for upscale, full-service hotels near the capital and San Fernando will find a range of great properties offering everything they’ve come to expect — wifi, conference facilities, restaurants, spas, pools, gyms, and more. Nature lovers will also find soothing escapes near many of Trinidad’s main eco attractions, and far from the madding crowd!
Around Port of Spain
In the heart of Port of Spain, you’ll find the elegant Hyatt Regency Trinidad; the Radisson is directly opposite. A little further west is the Courtyard by Marriott, near the dining and entertainment attractions of MovieTowne. Just north of the capital, overlooking the Queen’s Park Savannah, is the Hilton Trinidad & Conference Centre.
The stylish Kapok boutique hotel (St Clair, close to the Savannah) is one of the leading independent hotels and conference centres around the capital. Among the most popular guesthouses, B&Bs, and self-catering options are The Allamanda (Woodbrook); Crosswinds Villa Bed & Breakfast (Santa Cruz); Forty Winks Inn (Port of Spain); Culture Crossroads Inn (St James); and the Coblentz Inn and L’Orchidée Guesthouse* (Cascade).
Near the airport
For those needing a base in the east or near the airport, head to the Holiday Inn Express & Suites (Trincity) and the University Inn at the University of the West Indies, St Augustine.
In the southland
Escapes into nature
Birders and naturalists head to places like the renowned Asa Wright Nature Centre* (north of Arima); the Hacienda Jacana (Talparo); Pax Guesthouse* at Mt St Benedict (Tunapuna); Petrea Place at the Pointe-à-Pierre Wildfowl Trust; Xanadu Resort (near Lopinot); and Acajou, Le Grand Almandier* and Mt Plaisir, near the nation’s turtle-watching capital of Grande Rivière.
* These properties are participants in the EarthCheck programme
Prices & availability
Hotel rooms average US$165–260 a night, and guesthouses $75–105. Availability is usually good, except around Carnival and major conferences or events, where prices can increase significantly.
Bonus: spa time
If you’re staying at hotels like the Hyatt and Hilton, you’ll find an array of opportunities for pampering right on site. You can also find a variety of spa and beauty treatments at The Face & Body Clinic’s four branches (Port of Spain, San Fernando, Chaguanas, and in Tobago).
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Courtyard by Marriott
Discover an urban oasis at the Courtyard by Marriott Port of Spain. This charming hotel boasts 119 stylish guest rooms and is located within walking distance the Movie Towne Shopping Centre and the Hasely Crawford National Stadium. Sophisticated and stylish hotel rooms offer complimentary high speed internet access, plush, comfortable beds and large work desks. Host a memorable meeting or event in any of the versatile conference rooms, this contemporary hotel creates the perfect setting for a small business meeting or social gathering. marriott.com/hotels/hotel-photos/poscy-courtyard-port-of-spain/
Hilton Trinidad & Conference Centre
Come to the Hilton Trinidad & Conference Centre and relax in your choice of 418 rooms including 27 suites all with private balconies. Located in the heart of our architecturally designed “upside-down” hotel, is Pool Terrace Garden Restaurant which features international and local cuisine, or enjoy sushi with breathtaking views from LUCE Sushi Bar & Lounge. Visit our fitness centre featuring choice equipment and sauna rooms or try out our outdoor tennis court and swimming pool. Choose from any one of our meeting rooms for your event with maximum capacity of 800 persons.
Tel (868) 624 3211, Fax (868) 624 4485
Address: 1B Lady Young Road, Belmont, Port of Spain, Trinidad, W.I
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Hyatt Regency Trinidad
Hyatt Regency Trinidad (Port of Spain)
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Easily one of the most popular hotels in the country — with business travellers as well as local guests — their 428 contemporary designed guestrooms, suites and facilities are being transformed to offer a new and vibrant experience (completion by the second quarter of 2017). With a superior level of service, the Hyatt Regency Trinidad is ideally located in the heart of Port of Spain along the waterfront. This luxury hotel has one of the largest conference facilities in the Caribbean. Other highlights include: several on-site dining options including the lobby bar and lounge with nightly entertainment, a sushi bar, 24-hour Cinnamon deli/patisserie, and the Waterfront restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating; airport transfer and taxi service; meeting and conference spaces; complimentary WiFi in guest rooms and public spaces; on-site spa facilities; rooftop infinity pool and terrace with a poolside grill; 24-hour room service; state-of-the-art fitness facility; foreign exchange services; laundry and dry cleaning; a business center; Regency Club and a robust concierge service (including a personal shopper service).
Kapok Hotel is an independent boutique hotel, perfectly located just outside the capital city of Port of Spain in Trinidad, within safe, walking distance to the Queen’s Park Savannah — home to Trinidad’s famous Carnival — along with other major attractions like the Magnificent Seven, the Emperor Valley Zoo and the Botanical Gardens. Kapok features an outdoor pool and fitness center, two restaurants, Tiki Village and KAVA, with five meeting rooms. Guests can earn frequent flyer miles with the American Airlines AAdvantage Travel Awards Program. Complimentary breakfast and WiFi is also included. Best rates guaranteed when you book online at www.kapokhotel.com with promo code DISCOVER.
16-18 Cotton Hill, St Clair, Trinidad, West Indies
(t) 1-868-622-5765, (f) 1-868-622-9677
Royal Hotel has the all charm of a bygone era, with the best conveniences of the modern world. We are known for our warm southern hospitality, an oasis conveniently located within the city of San Fernando. We invite you to relax in any of our 62 spacious rooms equipped with cable TV, air-conditioning, safes, free WiFi along with a complimentary continental breakfast. Visit our Landmark Bar or Pavilion Restaurant for an eclectic mix of local and international cuisine. Our conference and meeting rooms are ideal for hosting business events, cocktail parties and wedding receptions. Hoping to see you soon.
Situated in the breezy residential area of St Joseph Village, San Fernando, Tradewinds Hotel has been owned and operated by the Laing family since 1990. The 41-room “home away from home” boasts friendly, helpful and courteous staff and an efficient management team. Rooms are spacious and fully equipped with minibar, cable TV, air-conditioning, safes and complimentary WiFi. Other facilities include Driftwood Restaurant, our newly opened Bottles & Bites Sushi Restaurant & Bar, conferencing, mini-mart, gym with state-of-the-art equipment and instructors on site, swimming pool and hair salon. Only 800 metres away from Caribbean Cinemas 10/South Park Shopping Plaza. www.tradewindshotel.com
The Face and Body Clinic
The Face and Body Clinic Limited seeks to bring tranquility to both body and mind. Spoil yourself with our complete range of personalised spa treatments, from a revitalising facial to a heavenly massage or aromatic body treatment from Germaine de Capuccini. Our mission at The Face and Body Clinic Limited is to make our client’s dreams of attaining perfect beauty and total wellness come true. We pride ourselves in offering the latest technologies in esthetics, offering a wide range of delectable spa full body treatments, including anti-aging, stress reduction and body firming. Our facial beauty treatments are customised to suit your skin type. Combining the best in products with relaxing protocols and massage therapies, we provide much more than a standard treatment – simply try our prescriptive approach and you’ll be amazed at what we can do for you. We invite you to come experience a new world of possibilities at our four locations:
- 28 Park Street (Cnr Park & Todd), San Fernando. Tel: 653-8329 / 223-2345
- 189 Caroni Savannah Road. Tel: 671-4020/7941
- 11 Alexandra Street, St. Clair. Tel: 628-9250/9521/9252
- Magdalena Grand Beach Resort, Tobago Plantations Estate, Lowlands Tobago. Tel: 631-0038/0039