From the moment my boyfriend and I arrived at Tradewinds, we felt like we were being pampered. I was given a beautiful orchid, there were fresh cookies in the lobby, and chocolate covered strawberries in our room, next to the fireplace. There was a personalized note in the room, which was an amazing touch! The grounds and the hotel are beautiful, with a pacific island style and tranquility. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful in booking reservations and giving recommendations for places to see and visit. The location doesn't get any better and is within walking distance to all the shops, bars and restaurants, and the beach. However, the hotel is still very peaceful and quiet and is tucked away from all the noise of the tourists. We mostly enjoyed the fireplace and the large jet tub in the spa-like bathroom. Tradewinds is definitely our favorite spot in Carmel and we will stay here every time we visit in the future!