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Tradewinds Carmel

#7 of 23 Hotels in Carmel
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Mission Street at Third Avenue, PO Box 3403, Carmel, CA 93921
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Pulled in after a long road trip not knowing what to expect (last minute booking on Hotel Tonight). Loved this place. They've transformed an otherwise unremarkable run of the mill motel into a Japanese-style inn one might expect to find on the road to Kyoto. Just blissful and relaxing. Many water features including an in-room fountain as well as torches... More 

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sstilwell, Owner at Tradewinds Carmel, responded to this review

We like "Just blissful and relaxing"! Thank you for your kind review. Warm Regards, the Staff at Tradewinds Carmel More 

San Francisco
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

At first, I was a little turned off by the modest exterior, as the property was advertised as a "luxury hotel" and costs over $300 per night. I was a little disappointed at first, as the "luxury hotel" was nothing more than a beefed-up mid-50's motel! Inside, however, was a different story - hotel designers did an amazing job, transforming... More 

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sstilwell, Owner at Tradewinds Carmel, responded to this review

Thank you so much! We are looking forward to your return! Glad that Tradewinds was a good surprise! More 

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9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

And we are always pleased. The staff is absolutely helpful and very patient (I always have a lot of questions!) The rooms are lovely and exceptionally clean and the hotel is very dog friendly! Great location for walking to town and beach. Free wifi, parking, breakfast and treats in room including chocolate covered strawberries! Nice hotel with wonderful staff.

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Third stay says it all! Thank you so much for being such a loyal and considerate guest. Warmest Regards, the Staff at Tradewinds Carmel More 

Wellington, FL
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tradewinds is very nice--not exactly right in the center of town, but that can be a plus or minus, depending. It is very quiet too. Originally a motel, it has been redone in a very nice Asian theme. The rooms are clean and comfortable. I found the breakfast room a bit dark and chilly in the early morning, but then... More 

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Thank you for taking the time to write a review! It is truly appreciated. Warm Regards, the Staff at Tradewinds Carmel More 

Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a gorgeous hotel! The rooms are lovely with very thoughtful additions like complimentary snacks, an orchid on arrival and CD's for relaxing. Breakfast is one of the best buffets we've had but the icing on the cake is the helpfulness of the staff. You won't be disappointed with this one!

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Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! We really hope to see you again soon. Warmest Regards, the Staff at Tradewinds Carmel More 

New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place rests your mind as well as your body, We were pleasantly surprised. This is a gem of a hotel in the Carmel area. The staff and management are pleasant, helpful, and very accommodating. The continental breakfast is a splendid way to start your day. I highly recommend staying here.

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Perfect review! Rests your mind as well as your body should be our motto. Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. Warm Regards, the Staff at Tradewinds Carmel More 

Ellicott City, Maryland
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59 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

This hotel was PERFECT! Starting from check-in to departure, everything met our expectations. The front desk staff and bellhop were great a check-in time, the rooms are beautiful! Our room had two super comfortable queen beds, beautiful decor, and deluxe bathroom. Little touches like soothing ambient music on arrival, sturdy light-blocking plantation shutters, kimono style robes, complementary snacks--and who could... More 

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"This hotel was perfect" is what we like to hear! We can't thank you enough for taking the time to write a review and being so kind. Warmest Regards, the very appreciative staff at Tradewinds Carmel More 

Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 via mobile

Lovely property in charming downtown Carmel....peaceful and quiet, lush landscape, Zen inside the rooms and outside with a fire pit. Great continental breakfast included. Little touches always mean so much!

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So glad that you appreciated all of the little touches! We truly hope to see you again in the near future! Warmest Regards, the Staff at Tradewinds Carmel More 

San Diego, California
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52 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

The Tradewinds is tucked away on a quiet street on the north-side of Carmel. This area has many renovated "motel" type B&Bs amongst which some are more renovated that others. The Tradewides definitely falls into the more renovated category. In a town that prides itself on "shabby-chic," the Tradewinds is definately more chic. The rooms are well appointed, really comfortable... More 

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sstilwell, Owner at Tradewinds Carmel, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review! We are glad that you find us on the "chic" side! We hope to see you again soon. Warm Regards, the Staff at Tradewinds Carmel More 

Wilmette, Illinois
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81 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

We were pleased with our choice considering all the options available. Orchids received at check in. Cookies in the lobby and chocolate strawberries in the room. Beautiful Asian theme which we enjoyed as we had lived in China for many years. A nice multi level courtyard. A short walk to stores and restaurants and a little longer to the beach.... More 

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sstilwell, Owner at Tradewinds Carmel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Also, for touching on so many details. We are so happy that you could be our guest! Warm Regards, the Staff at Tradewinds Carmel More 

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