We relocated from the Anna Maria Island area after having lived there for two years and decided to revisit the Island for a short vacation, as we were familiar with the beaches, restaurants, etc. Family had stayed at the Trade Winds over night a few years back and had a pleasant experience, so we rented a unit there for four nights. We arrived at the Trade Winds after dark and found the unit ready for us, with lights turned on. The adjoining unit to our right was vacant as were most of the other units, so we enjoyed a quiet nights sleep. We were awoken early the next morning to the sound of construction noise in the adjoining unit. We addressed this with the motel front desk representative, who stated she would check on the issue. Meanwhile, we spoke with another employee of the motel who noted several other units were available and seemed aware that remodeling of our adjoining unit would be going on. The noise continued and we again spoke with the representative, who stated she would ask the repair person to not start so early the next day. We found this not acceptable and requested relocation to a new quiet unit. The representative responded that other guests would be arriving and did not offer us relocation until we became more aggressive about the issue. We were offered a unit next to the one with construction, which we again found unacceptable as construction equipment like saws were placed outside and produced a lot of noise. We finally acquired a unit away from the construction site, but were offered no apology for the inconvenience or help to relocate our luggage. The new unit was quiet except for the air conditioning unit located directly outside of the bedroom, which was loud each time it turned on. Additional noise was provided also by the arrival of guests in the unit next to us, who went out leaving their dog alone and barking, which resonated into our unit. Later in our stay guests arrived in the unit adjoining ours. There was little sound proofing between our units so there was little privacy as we could hear most of their conversations and movements. Our unit did have a kitchen, but in general most of the furnishings in the unit are a bit outdated and the tile flooring is extremely slippery. All in all, the Island has tons of rental units that offer more for your money and a better attitude from front desk staff, who seemed to care less about our experience.
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