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“Calming Carmel” 4 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 #6 of 22 Hotels in Carmel
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“Calming Carmel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

After researching many hotels on trip advisor prior to our tip we settled on tradewinds, although the hotel was difficult to find from the sat nav instructions when we eventually found it wow it was worth it
We were travelling on a 17 day tour of California and celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary and so had booked an upgraded ocean king view and to be fair you could see the ocean from the near side corner of the balcony but it was generally obscured by the overgrown palms covering the balcony, I asked for these to be trimmed which happened immediately and was much better
The room was lovely with the softest sheets I have ever slept in, I did consider asking where they were from and purchasing for home but as we were just at the beginning of our trip my husband put his foot down as he didn't want more luggage, we had a bathroom with spa bath and good sized shower with fresh toiletries that were very nice
Breakfast was included in the price but in my opinion could have been better and the choice was really quite limited to pastries and fruit plus coffee/tea and juice but that said we had just come from a resort in san francisco that offered an exceptional breakfast selection so we may have been harsh
All the staff we encountered were very friendly and offered to make dinner reservations and any other arrangements we needed.
Some of the nicer touches they offered, the chocolate dipped strawberries that were in room on arrival were to die for as we're the hand made cookies that were available from reception each afternoon, the sweets in room were a nice touch as was the complimentary water etc
Carmel itself is a lovely town and we are glad we visited as part of our trip
We would definitely recommend this location as a stop over and tradewinds and a hotel

Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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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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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

Serenity overcomes you at tradewinds. The staff greeted us with cookies and answered myriad questions about the shops, restaurants and near by parks. Simply the nicest people you'll meet.

The beds are extremely comfortable, the room is spacious and well decorated with a modern but minimal feel and the outdoor deck was a perfect location for drinks. The bathroom was large and the jet tub a nice touch. The garden that fills the common area is a welcome sight, upon exiting the room.

We honestly considered staying an extra night (and would have if we didn't pre-pay the following hotel).

The continental breakfast was nice to have offered but take the time to visit the restaurants in Carmel.

  • Stayed June 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
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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

A really nice one night, wonderful stay with family. A great location with a very friendly and professional owner and manager. A wonderful cat (Sweeite") roams the property and who helped to make our stay "lilke home" Beautiful bathroom and a very nice breakfast to begin the day. Will definitely visit again.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 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 for your kind review! We hope to see you again in the near future. You were such nice guests.
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Birmingham, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

Words can not adequately express how wonderful our stay was at Tradewinds in Carmel! The staff and accommodations exceeded our expectations. The room was nicely appointed and the beds were so comfortable. The main street is a very short walk from the hotel. The staff suggested some wonderful places to eat and sites to see. I could go on and on about how wonderful our experience was but all that really matters is that we would high recommend the hotel and are looking forward to our next visit.Thank you so much for everything! You are AWESOME!!

  • Stayed June 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 are so kind and I am truly happy that we exceeded your expectations!
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St. Helena, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

We had a wonderful stay at Tradewinds in Carmel! The room and bathroom were so spacious! We didn't want to get out of the comfy King bed! Breakfast was healthy and delicious! PAMELA at the front desk was so gracious and couldn't have been nicer!!!
I am definitely staying there whenever I go to Carmel! THE BEST!!!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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 are so happy that you enjoyed your stay at Tradewinds!
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

I really enjoyed my stay. The room was nicely furnished, the breakfast was fantastic, the place is quiet, clean and after a long drive, I just wanted to relax in a romantic hotel. It was perfect. The hotel is near the main street where one can find good restaurants.

Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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sstilwell, Owner at Tradewinds Carmel, responded to this review, June 29, 2013
Thank you and please tell your friends in Rio that we love our Brazilian guests!
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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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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 ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Spa Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Spa Hotel in Carmel
#7 Family Hotel in Carmel
#8 Romantic Hotel in Carmel
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Tradewinds Carmel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 28
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Contemporary, Mediterranean - 3 blocks from Ocean Ave. on a quiet residential street. ... more   less 
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