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TradeWinds Sandpiper Hotel & Suites Review: Since guests here enjoy all the facilities at the adjacent TradeWinds Beach Resort, this standard Gulf-front hotel offers more than a standard experience. On-site there's an expansive pool and terrace often crowded with travelers from around the world. And locals mingle with international visitors on the white sand beaches. Since this hotel's intimate meeting facilities are often included in the neighboring resort's business packages, you're sure to see a few suits roaming around. Not all of the 159 rooms have water views, but each is equipped with a wet-bar area with coffee maker, refrigerator, toaster and dishware. Additional amenities include TVs with free HBO and the Disney Channel, voice mail, data ports and a daily newspaper. Standard room service is augmented by offerings from Pizza Hut. Courtyard and beachfront venues are available for outdoor functions. The TradeWinds Resort is an easy five-minute stroll through nicely landscaped areas; there's a $12 resort fee on top of the room rate. Be sure to keep an eye open for the local landmark statue of a pod of white dolphins leaping out of the ground.