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“Wonderful place to stay in Carmel!” 5 of 5 stars
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Tradewinds Carmel
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Mission Street at Third Avenue, PO Box 3403, Carmel, CA 93921   |  
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Ranked #8 of 21 hotels in Carmel
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“Wonderful place to stay in Carmel!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013 via mobile

We loved this quiet, clean, beautiful hotel. It was so relaxing, the breakfast was fantastic, the service and amenities top-notch! I'm an admitted hotel snob and would go back here in a heartbeat! I wish I had more time to spend relaxing there: nice spaces to read and relax, great rooms and wonderful views!

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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sstilwell, Owner at Tradewinds Carmel, responded to this review, June 29, 2013
What a nice review. Thank you so much!
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Rating summary
  • 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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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

My husband and I stumbled across Tradewinds Carmel at the last minute as we were driving up the Pacific Coast Highway. We've only just checked in, but we were impressed with the service (Christian showed us to our room, where we were treated with chocolate covered strawberries and shown how to operate the fireplace). The Asian decor is elegant and transported us immediately - exactly what we were looking for.

We're excited to spend two nights in Carmel and relax by the firepit tonight!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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sstilwell, Owner at Tradewinds Carmel, responded to this review, June 29, 2013
We really hope to see you two again! You are such interesting and gracious guests!
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Pebble Beach, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

Tucked away on a quiet side street in downtown, this tropical oasis is filled with charm. Our room was tastefully appointed and meticulously maintained. After the perfect day of wining and dining, we enjoyed in room massage, watched a glorious sunset from the balcony, then climbed into the most heavenly bed. The sound of the meditation fountain below lulled us into sweet dreams. We awoke refreshed and renewed. As we headed out for a morning stroll to the beach we checked out the beautiful and elegant breakfast buffet. The attention to detail is most apparent. We look forward to recharging here again.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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sstilwell, Owner at Tradewinds Carmel, responded to this review, June 29, 2013
Thank you so much and glad you took advantage of our wonderful massage team.
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Calabasas, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

What a find. On the corner of Mission and 3rd surrounded by nature and tree ferns, you will see a pair of elegant, Indonesian doors. Stop and go in side. You will not believe your eyes. Lush Asian gardens, cascading water falls, what a lovely sound. A meditation garden with a bigger than life Buddha fountain... bamboo, ferns, and flowers. The surroundings are soothing and natural. The guestroom is one of the most beautiful I have ever seen. It feels like an Aman Resort in Bali.

Room Tip: Loved the double queen guestroom next to the water feature. I left the window open to hear the water...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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sstilwell, Owner at Tradewinds Carmel, responded to this review, June 29, 2013
You noticed our Balinese doors! Thank you for the kind review.
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

Pros:
Excellent location in the center of beautiful carmel - stay there if u dont have a car
Nice bed
Amazing view
Nice staff
Lovely welcone strawberries

Cons:
Small rooms
Overpriced
Breakfast is realllllllyyyyy bad

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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sstilwell, Owner at Tradewinds Carmel, responded to this review, June 29, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are glad that you enjoyed the views, welcome chocolate covered strawberries, and the location. We are sorry that you didn't care for the breakfast buffet. Warm Regards from Tradewinds.
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San Francisco, California
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32 hotel reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

$277 and we get a room right next to an apartment building on one side, facing the parking lot on the other!? I don't think so. Regular hotel room. Won't be staying here again. Gaudiest mirror in the bathroom. "Asian" influenced furniture bought from TJ Maxx. Needs a facelift. No denying the hotel is well-appointed, location wise but it's not worth the price they charge.

Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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sstilwell, Owner at Tradewinds Carmel, responded to this review, June 29, 2013
Sorry that you didn't like the decor. Everyone has different taste which is why our hotel photos are on-line.
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Kiev, Ukraine
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

Excellent hotel with convenient location, very comfortable bed, romantic fireplace in the room, very friendly and helpful staff! We received very useful recommendations on nearby restaurants, point of interest and best routs. We had a great stay and will return again for sure.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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sstilwell, Owner at Tradewinds Carmel, responded to this review, May 5, 2013
And we look forward to seeing you again soon! We so appreciate wonderful guests like you.
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Also Known As:
Tradewinds Carmel Hotel
Tradewinds Carmel Hotel Carmel
The Tradewinds Hotel Carmel
The Tradewinds Carmel
Address: Mission Street at Third Avenue, PO Box 3403, Carmel, CA 93921
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Location: United States > California > Monterey Peninsula > Carmel
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Carmel
#7 Romantic Hotel in Carmel
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Tradewinds Carmel 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Contemporary, Mediterranean - 3 blocks from Ocean Ave. on a quiet residential street. ... more   less 
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