Culture Crossroads Inn
Port Of Spain, Trinidad And Tobago
Accommodations ( Boutique Hotel ) | Adventure
Where Comfort Meets Culture
Welcome To Culture Crossroads Inn
We are a boutique hotel in the Caribbean country of Trinidad.
Stay in a quiet, relaxing area, in the cusp of the St. James and Woodbrook districts, where dining and entertainment are truly Trinidadian.
To say that Trinidad and Tobago is the cultural capital of the Southern Caribbean, is to suggest that there is a core around which the exciting display of cultures can be observed. That centre would be the district of St. James / Woodbrook in north Trinidad.
Long recognised as the ‘Mecca’ of cultural activity and creativity in North Trinidad, you can find a vast array of entertainment options to suit all tastes; business and shopping centres to cater to the busy traveller; untouched, natural havens for the eco-tourist; carnival and entertainment hubs and sporting centres. Known, locally as the ‘city that never sleeps’, it is the crossroads where East Indian, African, Chinese and European cultures meet, and arguably the most fitting setting for the country’s newest Boutique Hotel . . . Culture Crossroads Inn!
Culture Crossroads Inn may be located in the city that never sleeps, but we have taken every measure to ensure that you can, whenever you want to! All rooms and public spaces are dedicated to the elements that define Trinidad and Tobago’s unique culture: Steelband (Pan), Calypso / Soca / Rapso, Chutney, Mas and Dance. Guests will rest comfortably in the Crossroads’ 11 exquisitely appointed bedrooms.
Our inn is finished in a tasteful blend of traditional and modern architectural styles, with hardwood floors and contemporary tiling.
Our room titles contain elements of our national culture. Indulge your curiosity as you choose the room best suited to your taste and needs. On the ground floor you'll be warmly welcomed at the Rapso Riddim Reception, in the heart of the Phase II Foyer.
Hammered and tempered, the steel pan produces the most beautiful sound. It can awaken your dancing spirit with its pulsating rhythms, yet also lull you to sleep with its mellow, sweet strains. The Panorama Penthouse suite has both these effects, providing spacious and convenient elements. Situated on the first floor of the hotel, its two beds and bath provide a cozy haven for friends or children. The Panorama Steelband Competition began in 1963 when, the steelband fraternity received support from government. This competition is considered the premiere steelband event of the year. With Trinidad’s Independence on August 31st 1962, the Nation's first Prime Minister, Dr. ‘The Doc’ Eric Williams, put things in place to harness the raw talent which was heard in great abundance on the streets of Trinidad and Tobago. The government he headed sponsored this National Competition, and it continues to thrive to this day.
This room, dedicated to the graceful Noble Douglas, sports a double bed and reflects her gifted elegance. Noble Douglas has been driven by a vocation that could not be ignored. This veteran dancer has spent all her life producing the best, whether in performance or in teaching. While young, she danced ballet and played the piano. The passion of her life gripped her in Canada after she had performed on stage and studied ballet formally. She had to do dance.
This unique suite, named after Sundar Popo, is a home away from home, and is one of the Inn's four rooms outfitted with a spa shower enclosure. The famous Sundar Popo was from a musical family. As a teenager, he began singing bhajans (Hindu hymns) at church and weddings. Later he branched into a popular new genre, which combined Hindu lyrics with English. It was this music that changed the face of Indian music in Trinidad. His first success was Nani and Nana, after which he recorded over fourteen more albums.
For a touch of the playful spirit, the ambience of the Sparrow Stateroom combines elements of comfort and spaciousness. Just as the calypsonian was a true maestro of the Calypso art form, so too do the clean, fresh lines of this suite embody accommodation fit for a king. Sparrow is a calypsonian recognized for his melodious voice, his magnificent play on words, his saucy lyrics and other types of calypsos, both entertaining and controversial. When in 1956, he won Trinidad's Carnival Road March with ‘Jean and Dinah’, nothing could hold him back.
Dil E Nadan Den
For a cozy atmosphere, the Dil E Nadan bedroom overlooks the serene urban architecture of lower Bengal Street. With a private bath and beautiful furnishings, you won’t want to leave this room, named after a top rated orchestra. Dil–E-Nadan is a dynamic group which won the Prime Minister's Trophy for best Indian orchestration in 1962. Originally formed in 1957 by the late Usaf Khan and Ramnarine Moonilal, its current iteration is a high-energy group of young talented musicians, well known for its excellent performances, both locally and internationally.
At Culture Crossroads Inn, not only do we have the rooms listed above, but many others to choose from as well, each with its own character, history and decor. Depending on what you are looking for, we have a room that will fit all your needs. Click here for our rooms!
For the discerning connoisseur we extend an invitation to sample our local multicultural cuisine in our fine dining La Chapelle Lounge, where sumptuous dishes, designed for any palate, emerge from the well appointed Kitchy Kitchen.
The city that never sleeps offers a wide range of leisure activities within walking distance. In addition to the Movie Towne Cineplex, guests can experience the greener side of the city at the Emperor Valley Zoo and the Botanic Gardens, go kayaking or jet-skiing in nearby Carenage, or join the party at several nightclubs watering holes and casinos in the neighbourhood. Guests can also experience Trinidad's world famous beach, Maracas Bay – a mere forty-five-minute drive to the island's north coast, where the local delicacy, Bake and Shark, is not to be missed!