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“No problems on ground floor” 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 #7 of 23 Hotels in Carmel
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Los Angeles, CA
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“No problems on ground floor”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014 via mobile

This motel is definitely a cut above. Lots of unique touches, from fireplace to little waterfall. The grounds are unique and they start you off with. Chocolate chip cookie. What's not to like. i don't have more to say but they make you use 200 characters. I would recommend it and will return.

Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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sstilwell, Owner at Tradewinds Carmel, responded to this review, July 17, 2014
We hope to see you again soon! Thank you for taking the time to write a review.
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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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Colorado
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32 reviews 32 reviews
26 hotel reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

This is a really nice property located in walking distance from the center of town. The reason for the average rating is that we were given the ground-level room with no view and limited airflow. It's also quite noisy as everyone from the upper level descends the stairs right outside that room. The shower in this "accessible" room is very short and not ideal for tall people.

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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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sstilwell, Owner at Tradewinds Carmel, responded to this review, June 14, 2014
I am so glad that you like our location. We are on a quiet residential street within a block from the shopping and restaurants, and we love not being on a busy street. You must have been in our one room on the lower level next to the stairwell. We price that room lower for that reason but usually noise is not a problem. This particular room is also our ADA room so the shower is different from the other rooms. We wish that you could return and stay in one of our other rooms. Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review!
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Makati, Philippines
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

It's a nice and quiet place with well appointed rooms and ample space. The staff were friendly and accomodating. The entire place has an oriental feel to it. Our bedroom was very comfortable and our bathroom was clean and spacious. Our GPS got us to within 3 blocks of the place and we had to call to get directions to complete the journey. The hotel has adequate parking in 2 areas.

The breakfast room was cozy and they served a good variety of pastries and breads with cold cuts, cereals and fruit.

The hotel is very near the Main Street and walking distance to Carmel beach. It is nearby all these great restaurants and galleries.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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sstilwell, Owner at Tradewinds Carmel, responded to this review, June 3, 2014
Thank you for your thorough and kind review! We are so happy that you enjoyed the room, the breakfast, and the location! "Comfortable," "clean," "spacious," "friendly and accommodating," "nice and quiet," "very comfortable," "adequate parking," "walking distance to Carmel Beach,"....are all descriptions that we strive for and love! Warm Regards to you.
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Toronto, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

As I lie here in bed still with the hotel cat next to me by the gas fireplace, it's hard to find any fault. But I wake up early and like to have coffee in bed. Whilst there are coffee makers, there's no fridge for milk and 7 am was too early to get milk to bring upstairs. Breakfast is good, not extravagant but enjoyable. Balcony is useless because next to other buildings and shady. Parking is tight. The room is lovely. Big and comfortable. Fireplace runs on timer for half hour. Would like it to run longer. Nice stay over all at the too of our price point.

  • Stayed May 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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sstilwell, Owner at Tradewinds Carmel, responded to this review, May 29, 2014
Hello and thank you for your thoughtful review. The cooler-refrigerators in the room should keep milk or cream cold and we are happy to bring it to the room in the evening for early morning coffee in bed. We will also serve you breakfast in bed which many guests enjoy. We are actually lucky to have three parking lots for our inn. Parking in downtown Carmel can be a challenge during the busiest times and some inns don't have any on-site parking so we are happy to provide on-site free parking for our guests. I am so happy that you enjoyed the fireplace in your room. I know that it is on the 30 minute timer and we have to do this for safety...sorry! Sometimes guests will turn on the fireplace and just leave the room. It sounds like Sweetie, our rescue house cat, also enjoyed the fireplace! We thank you for being so nice to her! She tends to follow certain guests to their rooms. We adopted her from the animal shelter and she has struck gold! I am glad that you like the rooms and hope that you can visit again. Weekdays and during the off-season are our best rates. Warm Regards to you!
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London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014 via mobile

We booked 2 nights at this hotel. On our arrival we were booked into Room 26 which is a groundfloor room. Having completed a long drive we were dissappointed the room was so dark, this was created by the balcony being surrounded by palm leaves and other tropical plants blocking out the natural light. The following morning we asked to move and we were given a bright room with a wonderful sea view in the distance. The staff were very friendly and helpful. This hotel is in a good location - about 5 min slow walk to the centre of Carmel with it's numerous restaurants and quaint shops. The hotel has a Zen/ Far Eastern influence in it's decor with the sound of running water as a relaxing feature. For the size of the hotel with its rooms, I would say it is asking a premium price and is too expensive for its class but is managing to succeed due to the popularity of Carmel.

Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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sstilwell, Owner at Tradewinds Carmel, responded to this review, May 24, 2014
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. We are glad that you got to experience an ocean view room. They have the big sliding glass doors out to their own balconies which makes them quite bright and happy! Thank you and we hope that you had safe travels home!
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Londrina, PR
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Very nice and clean. Big bathroom. Very good location, just in the center of Carmel. Staff very kind and gave us good options for dinner and lunch. My room had a nice fireplace and I recieved flowers on my arrival. I loved every detail!!

  • Stayed May 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, May 24, 2014
We love our Brazilian guests! Thank you so much and tell your friends! We are so happy that you enjoyed Tradewinds Carmel!
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Dublin, Ireland
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32 reviews 32 reviews
25 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

We stayed here for 2 nights on our journey down the Pacific Coast Highway and I have to say I just loved it! So relaxing and calm! The room was beautiful, the bed was huge and really comfy and we had a fireplace that added to the atmosphere. If you pass through Carmel you would be crazy not to stay here!

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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sstilwell, Owner at Tradewinds Carmel, responded to this review, May 20, 2014
Thank you! Thank you! especially like your line "you'd be crazy not to stay here"! I really appreciate your review and I am so happy that you like our beds and fireplaces. Please come back soon. Warm Regards!
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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
#7 Romantic Hotel in Carmel
#8 Family 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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