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Where to stay in Trinidad: our 2020 accommodation guide

Whether you’ll feel most comfortable at international hotel chains or at home-grown brands — or if prefer homey B&Bs, rustic eco escapes and more, we’ve got you covered. Here are our picks for where to stay in Trinidad for 2020, no matter what your needs or budget!

Rest & recharge

You’ll find something lovely to suit nearly every budget and preference in Trinidad. All the high-end hotels feature sought-after amenities, like top-class restaurants and excellent pool, gym, business and conference facilities.

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.


International brands offering luxury in the capital & beyond

Several international brands take pride of place in and around Port of Spain, and near the airport. Shimmering against the waterfront downtown, the recently upgraded Hyatt Regency Trinidad offers views of the Gulf of Paria, a range of dining options, a roof-top pool, and luxurious on-site spa. There is a Radisson across the road, boasts a revolving restaurant at the top; while the Courtyard by Marriott — situated just west of Port of Spain along the coast — is a draw for business travellers who can pop into MovieTowne next door for a bit of shopping, dining, or entertainment. Further uptown, the also recently upgraded Hilton Trinidad & Conference Centre offers its own stunning views from its perch above the Queen’s Park Savannah. Five minutes from the airport, Trincity Mall, and a world-class golf course, you’ll find the Holiday Inn Express & Suites.


Local standouts (hotels & guesthouses)

Southern charms

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.

Northern lights

The recently upgraded Normandie Hotel (St Ann’s) is a boutique hotel with extensive entertainment and business facilities. The Kapok boutique hotel (St Clair, close to the Savannah) has also benefited from a recent upgrade and offers a range of amenities, with superb views of the Queen’s Park Savannah.

Gems of the east, jewels of the west

Out west in Chaguaramas, the Crews Inn Hotel & Yachting Centre brings you close to nature while still in striking distance of the capital. Near the airport are the Grand Diamond Trinidad, Piarco Village Suites, and the Monte Cristo Inn. A bit further north is the Xanadu Tropical Resort (Arouca). 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 La Allamanda (Woodbrook); Travel Suites, and The Inn at 87 (Newtown); 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); Willard’s Bed and Breakfast (El Dorado); and the Coblentz Inn, Heritage Inn, and L’Orchidée Guesthouse (Cascade).

Green retreats: escapes into nature

Quieter, greener options exist for nature lovers. If you want to see the stars at night, head to one of the following retreats: the stylish Acajou Hotel, Le Grand Almandier, and Mt Plaisir (Grande Rivière) or Anise Resort & Spa (Sans Souci) to watch giant leatherback turtles nest; the world-famous 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 Paradise Villas (Paramin).

 


Booking.com

Advertorial: brand voices

Cara Suites Hotel & Conference Centre 

Tel: (868) 659-2271 • Fax: (868) 659-2202 • Email: reservations@carasuites.com
Address: Pointe-a-Pierre, Southern Main Road, Claxton Bay, Trinidad
Web: www.carahotels.com

Tucked away in the foothills of Claxton Bay, ideally located a mere 20 minutes away from Chaguanas and the city of San Fernando, and only 15 minutes away from Couva and the industrial hubs of Point Lisas and Pointe-a-Pierre, Cara Suites Hotel & Conference Centre boasts of voguishly designed Superior Executive Rooms. All rooms are meticulously appointed with a king size bed or two double beds, complimentary Wi-Fi, in-room safe, flat screen high-definition television with cable, air-conditioning and direct dial telephones, microwave, complimentary daily newspaper and full buffet breakfast. Additional amenities include an outdoor swimming pool, fitness centre, casual dining at the Metropolitan Restaurant, and picturesque sunsets at the Bay Bar.

 

CrewsInn

Whether dreams, work or leisure brings you to the seas of the Caribbean and the shores of Trinidad, CrewsInn will make your experience easy and memorable. Set between the glimmer of the Caribbean sea and the thousand shades of green of the island’s largest nature reserve, CrewsInn welcomes you. A hotel, marina, restaurant, coffee shop and conference center together with on-site shopping, make this seaside haven self-contained, practical and awesomely idyllic. CrewsInn is a modern well-appointed port of call, with all the amenities of a small town.

 

Hyatt Regency Trinidad

Photo: Tadeu Brunelli, courtesy the Hyatt Regency Trinidad

Photo: Tadeu Brunelli, courtesy the Hyatt Regency Trinidad

Tel: (868) 623-2222, Fax: (868) 821-6401 • Email: trirt.reservation@hyatt.com (Reservations)
Address: 1 Wrightson Road, Port of Spain, Trinidad
Web: trinidad.regency.hyatt.com
Facebook:
facebook.com/hyattregencytrinidad • Twitter/Instagram: @ HyattTrinidad

Situated in the heart of downtown Port of Spain on the waterfront, Hyatt Regency Trinidad sets the standard for a new level of comfort, service and convenience among Trinidad hotels. Upgraded in 2017, facilities offer a 423-room hotel with 15 suites and 43,000 square feet of meeting and event space, catering to business, convention and leisure travelers. The re-designed rooms, lobby, lounge, bar, sushi bar and Waterfront Restaurant with smart furnishings including an additional sofa bed and a 65” TV, and lower terrace seating provide the perfect environment for you to relax and unwind away from home. Re-energise in our newly enhanced Spa Esencia and rooftop infinity pool with beautiful panoramic views of the Gulf. Wi-Fi is complimentary to all our guests. Visit our Waterfront Garden Retreat where fresh herbs and vegetables are picked daily and used in our food and beverage offerings.

Spa Esencia

Spa Essencia at the Hyatt Regency Trinidad

Spa Essencia at the Hyatt. Photo courtesy Hyatt Regency Trinidad

Tel: (868) 821-6500 • Email: spa.esencia@hyatt.com

Inspired by the beauty of Trinidad & Tobago’s colourful island environment, Spa Esencia is a natural reflection of the diverse heritage and celebratory culture that gives Trinidad and Tobago its unique character. Offering authentic spa treatments based on Trinidad & Tobago’s natural bounty and nonstop festival calendar — time to PREPARE, INDULGE, DETOX and RETREAT — guests are invited to complement and extend the festivities, embrace the essence of Trinidad & Tobago and achieve their desired results. Utilising elements indigenous to Trinidad & Tobago as well as results-oriented, international products, our expert staff at Spa Esencia promote complete well-being and the quality of experience for each guest by further customising treatments to meet individual needs.

 

La Allamanda

Allamanda hosts a suite of options to all our visitors. We offer self catering studios and complimentary and continental breakfast. We assist with airport transfers and tours. Our special offer currently is: Book Five Days and over & Instantly Get 10% OFF your total bill from April to December. NB: Rates are increased at Carnival time.

Single Occupancy: US$68 with complimentory breakfast… studio part with light cooking facilities
Studio (Double Occupancy): US$75
Studio (Triple Occupancy): US$90
All studios carry kitchenettes equipped with large refrigerators, toaster ovens, microwaves and kettles. We also provide complimentary bottled water, tea and coffee.
Single Room: US$65 • Double: US$80USD • Triple: US$90

 

Royal Hotel

Royal Hotel. Photo courtesy Royal HotelRoyal 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.

 

The Face and Body Clinic

Web: www.faceandbodyclinic.com
Email: info@faceandbodyclinic.com
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 five locations in San Fernando (653-8329 / 223-2345); Chaguanas (671-4020/7941); St. Clair (628-9250/9521/9252); St Augustine (223-2340); and Tobago in the Magdalena Grand Beach Resort (631-0038/0039).

 

Tradewinds Hotel

Poolside. Courtesy Tradewinds HotelTel: (868) 652-9463
Address: 36-38 London Street, St Joseph Village, San Fernando, Trinidad

Email: delia@tradewindshotel.com
Web: 
www.tradewindshotel.com

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.

 

Travel Suites Ltd

Situated in the modern and bustling district of Newtown in Port of Spain are Travel Suites Ltd’s five convenient studio apartments. If you’re looking for all the comforts of home with quick access to all the excitement Trinidad’s capital has to offer, Travel Suites Ltd is the place for you. It is an ideal location near the Queen’s Park Savannah and Arapita Avenue, especially for those wanting to partake in Carnival. Highlights include: high speed internet, fully supplied kitchen, dining area, air-conditioned rooms, safety deposit boxes, security cameras and housekeeping services. Popular spots include BUZO Osteria Italiana, Town Restaurant & Bar, 51 Degrees Lounge, and Escape the Movies escape rooms.

 

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