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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
Fresno, CA
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“One of Carmel's finest”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

The Tradewinds is unknown to many travelers headed into the Monterey Peninsula area, but it shoudn't be. It is a very fine facility, within walking distance of everything in downtown Carmel, with many ocean view rooms and a great staff. Their are many quite famous properties nearby, including the Lodge at Pebble Beach, Spanish Bay, the Highlands Inn, Tickle Pink and dozens of boutique inns within the town. The Tradewinds is overall a great value. Recommend that you try it. You won't be disappointed.

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  • Stayed January 2014, 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, April 9, 2014
We love our guests from Fresno! We have quite a few repeat guests who travel from Fresno during the summer to get away from the heat. Thank you so much for your kind review. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and you are right, we don't advertise much so we are not high-profile. We depend on word of mouth from our guests! We consider ourselves a secret gem in downtown Carmel. This is our 55th year in business under the same family ownership!
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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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london
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35 reviews 35 reviews
31 hotel reviews
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

This was a very last minute booking indeed and what a joy. Everything about this place is great. The staff, generous size bedroom, décor and ambience. It was just very unfortunate that we only managed to spend a very quick over night stay but would not hesitate in staying here again. This little gem is a lot better that some of the 5* places we have stayed in the US. We just wished we could have stayed longer.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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, April 9, 2014
Thank you for your kind review! We agree! We provide a quality product and more personalized service than many of the 5* hotels in the U.S. We only buy the finest amenities for our guests and it makes it all worthwhile when guests like you appreciate it. We buy the finest silks for pillows, Fili D'Oro linens, custom wood furniture from Bali and Japan, Belgium chocolate, handmade organic soaps and natural organic bath products, cage-free organic eggs and organic fresh fruit for our breakfast. Thank you for appreciating it all! Please return soon!
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Cham, Zug, Switzerland
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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

We stayed in this hotel in December and we have been really impressed by the rooms. The fireplace was great. The room was perfect, the mattress was absolutely great. The choice of food for breakfast was great and organic. Real cottage cheese, fresh fruits, fresh bagels and croissants.
The service was great too.

  • Stayed December 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, April 9, 2014
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review! So glad that you enjoyed the fireplace and mattresses and breakfast. We serve only organic natural food items, including free-range hard boiled eggs. We try to only offer the best amenities to our guests and it is so rewarding when our guests like you enjoy it! Please visit us again!
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New York City, New York
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

I must say the staff was extremely helpful and very friendly.
I wanted to take a drive along the coast and the person at the front desk mapped it out for me and marked attractions down and the drive and places were simply breath taking.
The recommendations for local restaurants were perfect.
My room was perfect. Amazing bed, fireplace, bathroom with a jacuzzi tub.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled solo
    • 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, April 9, 2014
Thank you! Thank you! We are delighted that you had a perfect weekend visit. We love to share this area with our guests and I am glad that my staff assisted you with your journey down the coast. We have a "home grown" staff who all love this area. Thank you for complimenting us on our beds, fireplaces, and spa tubs! Please come see us again on your holidays in Carmel!
Our best to you!
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wisconsin
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

We stayed with our dog in a room with a fireplace. The room had everything we needed, very soft comfortable, Egyptian cotton sheets. There is a little dog park just a short way down the street. Breakfast in bed every morning delivered to your room. The hotel is a two block walk to Ocean Blvd where the majority of shops are. Clean, comfortable and convenient, everything one needs in a hotel. Above all, pet friendly!

Room Tip: Honestly all the rooms are convenient
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  • Stayed December 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, April 9, 2014
Wow! The top rating! Thank you very much for giving us the top rating on Trip Advisor. We are so happy that the room met your expectations and offered you everything that you needed. We also are happy that you could bring your pet! We hope that you can return in the near future. All of our best, the staff at Tradewinds Carmel
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Ashland, Massachusetts
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

I stayed here for one night on December 5th 2013. The service was excellent, from check in to check out. Very nice breakfast in the morning too - fresh fruits, pastries, and hard boiled eggs. The rooms were immaculate and very comfortable. The hotel cat was very friendly and followed us into our room after breakfast. This is very conveniently located and parking was simple. They gave us excellent recommendations for restaurants when we arrived late and in the off-season. I would absolutely stay here again!

  • Stayed December 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, December 13, 2013
Thank you and "Sweetie" our rescue cat says thank you, too! After almost 55 years in business under the same family ownership, we still shouldn't be such a "hidden" gem, but we are learning gradually how to come into the electronic age! We could use help on social media!
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Long Island Ny
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15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

This is like other Carmel hotels - built many years ago yet this one has been updated nicely. Rooms are comfortable and well appointed. You're 3 blocks from Ocean Ave, the main drag. Breakfast is good, and included. The staff is very very nice.

Room Tip: Be aware, some of the rooms have balconies yet are on top of the building next door so if you sat ou...
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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sstilwell, Owner at Tradewinds Carmel, responded to this review, December 12, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I am blessed with a very caring staff and I am glad that you had a good experience.
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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 ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Spa Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Spa Hotel in Carmel
#6 Family Hotel in Carmel
#8 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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