We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Tradewinds Carmel

3.5 of 5 Mission Street at Third Avenue, PO Box 3403, Carmel, CA 93921
Hotel website
Special Offer
Wine and Dine
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 7 more sites!
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Tradewinds Carmel
Professional photos View all
Browse nearby
Tradewinds Carmel
Write a Review

318 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    188
    78
    27
    11
    14
See reviews for
47
165
6
2
Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (65)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (318)
  • Mar-May only
    (84)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (103)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (96)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (35)
All months
Toronto, Ontario
Top Contributor
100 reviews 100 reviews
34 hotel reviews
166 helpful votes 166 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Tradewinds was a nice surprise on my trip up the Cali coast! The inn itself was lovely - taking a classic inn design and making it feel luxurious and calm. The courtyard was outfitted with lush greens, torches and a nice fire pit. Parking was free and breakfast was included in our rate. The garden king was super spacious, and... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Seattle
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I would strongly recommend this stay if you are visiting Carmel, CA. The Tradewinds is clean, peaceful and extremely comfortable. They serve a good breakfast that is included and there were no extra charges for parking, wifi etc.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a darling location in this cute cute town with warm and tasteful decor. The complimentary amenities of candies, nuts and chocolate covered strawberries were a very nice touch. The staff was very helpful and cordial. The complimentary continental breakfast was very extensive and absolutely delicious. They have a fire pit to gather around in the evenings and the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
sstilwell, Owner at Tradewinds Carmel, responded to this review

Thank you so much! We are so pleased that you enjoyed the complimentary nuts, candies, chocolate covered strawberries and breakfast buffet. We are also happy that you enjoyed our location. We hope to see you again soon! More

Troy, Michigan, United States
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am very happy to have chosen Tradewinds for a 2 night stay in Carmel The facility was very very comfortable and a very upscale level of decorating Upon arrival I was given an upgrade since the desk person felt my wife and I would be more comfortable in a room with a nicer view The staff was very helpful... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
sstilwell, Owner at Tradewinds Carmel, responded to this review

Thank you for observing that the rooms are well maintained and finely decorated! We work hard to maintain our level of excellence. Your review is much appreciated. Warm Regards and we truly hope that you can visit us again. More

Los Angeles, California
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our weekend stay at the Tradewinds was very disappointing. We stayed in a second floor average size veranda room. The room has seen much better days. All the wood furniture needs refinishing, one of the chairs had a large stain on the cushion, shower door leaks badly, white walls showing lots of ware. In addition to the condition of the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
sstilwell, Owner at Tradewinds Carmel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I am sorry that your room did not meet your expectations. We are continually working to refresh the rooms and amenities. We are completely re-carpeting the hotel and repainting, including refinishing furniture. All of the fine linens from Fili D'Oro and silk pillows on the beds and chairs are brand... More

San Francisco
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visted this hotel while driving down the Pacific coast highway. This was a lovely stop for the night. parking for guests and good welcoming service. Breakfast was very good but the room is small and gets overcrowded. Walking disntace to the shops and resturants. looking forward to visiting again.

Was this review helpful? Yes
sstilwell, Owner at Tradewinds Carmel, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review! I just returned from a vacation myself and I always look for the privately owned boutique properties that really give me a sense of the place that I am visiting. I feel that Tradewinds Carmel with over 55 years in business in downtown Carmel exemplifies the soul of Carmel. Please return again soon! Warm... More

Newport Beach
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
11 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

This is a terrific place. Been around for years but beautifully remodeled with an tropical theme. Superb staff, excellent breakfast, very nice rooms with jetted tubs and wonderful beds. Town is just blocks away and the location is convenient. Suggest Forge in the Forest to eat nearby.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
sstilwell, Owner at Tradewinds Carmel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the wonderful review! We are celebrating our 56th year under the same family ownership next March. Tradewinds has been a landmark in downtown Carmel accommodating guests for so many years. Tradewinds was completely renovated in 2004 and we continually replace and update the amenities. it was featured in Architectural Digest at that time and the... More

Las Vegas, Nevada
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

This place has an attentive and capable staff, super fresh and generous breakfast (get the table by the little fireplace for great pics), and is located on a quiet and restful street in Carmel-by-the-Sea. Important Part - these people acted like they really, really wanted our business. They were kind, helpful, interested and interesting. The room was spotless and comfortable.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
sstilwell, Owner at Tradewinds Carmel, responded to this review

I love the way that you write! Thank you for your wonderful review. We are a small family owned business- 55 years under the same family ownership- so it is very important to us to please our guests. We love our business and personally want you to be happy and have a wonderful time! Please return soon! Warmest Regards, The... More

2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014 via mobile

We loved it! It was quaint not fancy but very relaxing. Location was great five min walk to town Our room was on bottom level so it was a bit dark but honestly it was perfect and all u need as Carmel is fantastic!!

Was this review helpful? Yes
sstilwell, Owner at Tradewinds Carmel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your sweet review! "We loved it!" says it all. Most appreciated. More

Berkeley, California
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We booked the "Zen" King room, #29. It turns out, this room is located: A) Over the boiler room, which means a persistent electrical buzzing noise day and night AND staff breaks down boxes, etc. right beside the veranda. B) The veranda is located right next to an adjacent building with close windows looking right onto the veranda, and if... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
sstilwell, Owner at Tradewinds Carmel, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for your comments. I am sorry that you didn't like room 29. We would have moved you but you were here during a very busy weekend. Your experience is not usual. We have many guests who specifically request Room 29 because of its ease of access; it is a pet-friendly room (I believe that you had... More

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question
Owners: What's your side of the story?
Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.
Manage your listing

Been to Tradewinds Carmel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Tradewinds Carmel

Address: Mission Street at Third Avenue, PO Box 3403, Carmel, CA 93921
Phone Number:
Location: United States > California > Monterey Peninsula > Carmel
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Tradewinds Carmel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 28
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Orbitz, Travelocity, Hotels.com, Priceline, Expedia, Despegar.com, Odigeo, Tingo and Jetsetter so you can book your Tradewinds Carmel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Tradewinds Carmel Hotel Carmel
The Tradewinds Hotel Carmel
The Tradewinds Carmel

338 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (101)
Viewed
View from room (7)
Viewed
Room/suite (24)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (7)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (1)
Viewed
Bathroom (5)
Viewed
Other (56)

Expert photos: Taken by TripAdvisor travel experts

Viewed
All expert photos (224)
Viewed
Deluxe King Room (57)
Viewed
Deluxe Queen Room (49)
Viewed
Restaurants and Bars (5)
Viewed
Serenity Suite (83)
Viewed
The Hotel (30)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (14)
Viewed
Room/suite (5)
Viewed
Other (9)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay