Luxury in the capital
The high-end hotels feature sought-after amenities, like top-class restaurants and excellent pool, gym, business, and conference facilities. In downtown Port of Spain on the waterfront, the recently upgraded Hyatt Regency Trinidad offers views of the Gulf of Paria, a range of dining, a roof-top pool, and an on-site spa. The Radisson, just across the road, boasts a revolving restaurant at the top; while the Courtyard by Marriott, situated just west of Port of Spain, is a draw for business travellers who can pop into MovieTowne next door for a bit of shopping, dining, or entertainment. The iconic Hilton Trinidad & Conference Centre and classy Kapok boutique hotel both offer superb views of the Queen’s Park Savannah.
Down south in San Fernando, Tradewinds has both nightly hotel and monthly residency options, while the charming Royal Hotel islocated just around the corner from the entrance to San Fernando Hill, and the Cara Suites Hotel & Conference Centre overlooks Claxton Bay.
Gems of the east
In the east, the Holiday Inn Express & Suites in Trincity is located just five minutes from the airport, with the mall and a world-class golf course within walking distance. Also near the airport are the Grand Diamond Trinidad and the Monte Cristo Inn. Academic visitors and researchers will appreciate the recent addition of the University Inn at the University of the West Indies’ campus in St Augustine.
Beloved boutiques, B&Bs, and beyond
Among the most popular guesthouses, B&Bs, and self-catering options are The Allamanda (Woodbrook); Forty Winks Inn (Port of Spain); Thanna’s Place and Savannah Maison Guest House (Belmont); Kiskadee Korner (St Clair); Crosswinds Villa Bed & Breakfast (Santa Cruz); Culture Crossroads Inn (St James); The Inn at 87 (Newtown); Willard’s Bed and Breakfast (El Dorado); and the Coblentz Inn, Heritage Inn, and L’Orchidée Guesthouse (Cascade).
Quieter, greener options exist for nature lovers. If you want to see the stars at night, head to one of the following retreats: Paradise Villas (Paramin); Asa Wright Nature Centre (Arima-Blanchisseusse Road); Hacienda Jacana (Talparo); Petrea Place (Pointe-à-Pierre Wildfowl Trust); Xanadu Resort (Lopinot); Pax Guesthouse (Mt St Benedict); Anise Resort & Spa (Sans Souci); or Acajou, Le Grand Almandier, and Mt Plaisir (Grande Rivière).
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.
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Hyatt Regency Trinidad
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).
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 Offside Sports Bar and Restaurant, Bottles & Bites Sushi Restaurant & Bar, conferencing, mini-mart, gym with state-of-the-art equipment and instructors on site, and swimming pool. Only 800 metres away from Caribbean Cinemas 10/South Park Shopping Plaza. www.tradewindshotel.com
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- 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
139 Eastern Main Road, St Augustine. Tel: 223-2340