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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
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Melbourne, Australia
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23 reviews
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“Amazing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

One of the best hotels I've ever stayed in. They greeted us with a flower and showed us around the little relaxation garden they have- it has water features and seating areas.
The room had a fire and a huge, amazingly comfortable bed.
There were chocolate covered strawberries waiting in the room for us- a nice touch.
It was within walking distance to anywhere you need to go including the waterfront and restaurants.
The only tiny thing was- we arrived after dark and it was very difficult to find as the sign is not very well lit and is low down- just something to watch out for!
But I would recommend this place to anyone.

Room Tip: We stayed in a deluxe king with a view- it was lovely
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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sstilwell, Owner at Tradewinds Carmel, responded to this review, July 17, 2014
Wow! Thank you so much! You said it all!
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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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75 reviews
14 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I really liked this hotel. It was so lovely. It had great personal touches. The location is perfect. It was very clean.The decor is terrific-inside and out. The bed and linens were So comfy! You can tell it used to be an older motel type place. That's just Carmel. The history adds to the quaintness. They've done a good job with the remodel and renovation. My only complaint is the lower level rooms are loud! You could hear every move made upstairs. (That's been noted before in reviews. Listen to them. I didn't. It's not an exaggeration.) I would stay here again in a heart beat, just upstairs.

Stayed June 2014
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sstilwell, Owner at Tradewinds Carmel, responded to this review, July 17, 2014
Thank you for your kind review! We do our best to minimize any noise from other guests. Luckily, we are on a quiet residential street so our guests don't have street noise to worry about like on the main and other busy streets of Carmel. I love that you found the room "comphy" and "lovely". Thank you and we hope that you can enjoy one of our ocean view rooms next time!
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Bonita, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We enjoyed our one night stay in this quaint hotel. We were appreciative of them accepting our golden retriever in such a nice, large room. The hotel is a nice walk up the hill from a busy downtown Carmel. The front desk personnel were very helpful with recommendations on dog friendly restaurants and even a 5 star dog wash facility after exploring the beach. The continental breakfast was also yummy with lots of fresh fruit.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 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, July 17, 2014
I like your review! "Nice Karma, nice room.." Thank you so much. We are glad that you enjoyed the fresh cut up fruit on the breakfast buffet!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This is such a romantic and tranquil hotel in Carmel. Probably ideal for a couple romantic stay. There is free parking at the hotel and the restaurants and shops are within walking distance. The breakfast buffet is simple but perfect. There is a strong influence from Indonesia as far as the interior and exterior decos are regarded. I loved our room, the small zen type fountain in it and the strawberries with chocolate welcoming us in the room. I also loved the kimono robes provided in the room and actually bought one to take back home. The staff were really welcoming and friendly. I would definitely return to Tradewinds Carmel when back in Carmel.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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sstilwell, Owner at Tradewinds Carmel, responded to this review, July 17, 2014
Thank you so much! Thank you for pointing out that Tradewinds is ideal for a romantic stay. We agree! We love honeymoons and anniversaries! We try to make each and every guest's experience special and memorable from the chocolate covered strawberries and orchids upon arrival to the Meditation Garden where you can put your bamboo sheath with a wish or prayer on it in the fountains. We hope that you can return soon. All the best to you!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014 via mobile

We stayed at the hotel for 2 nights. We absolutely enjoyed our room and zen-like surrounding area of the hotel. We fell in love with great bed and extra large pillows, which were super comfortable especially after long day of sightseeing. Our room had a balcony and we had partial view of ocean and mountains. The area around is very tranquil although only 4-5 short blocks from Ocean Ave where all shops and restaurants located. Staff is very pleasant. Breakfast has exactly what is needed. Will def come back!

Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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sstilwell, Owner at Tradewinds Carmel, responded to this review, July 17, 2014
Thank you for pointing out that we have "super comfortable beds!" We have large down king pillows, 4 inch thick goose-down feather beds, and comforters as well as Fili D'Oro fine white cotton duvet covers....all makes for a sumptuous bed! We hope that you can return soon and really appreciate your kind review. Thank you for taking the time to write a review! Warm Regards to you.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Had a great two night stay. Hotel is very quiet and relaxing and a short two minute walk from downtown Carmel by the Sea. Very close to many nice restaurants, and Carmel is very clean and picturesque. The rooms are nicely decorated and very clean.

Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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sstilwell, Owner at Tradewinds Carmel, responded to this review, July 17, 2014
Thank you for your kind review! We will definitely pass on to our housekeeping staff that you found the rooms "very clean". We are very particular! We also love our location since we are on a quiet residential street just 3 blocks from the main street of downtown Carmel but within a block of restaurants and shops. We hope that you can return soon! Warm Regards.
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014 via mobile

This is a wonderful hotel! Close to Ocean Dr, where all the shops & restaurants are. The rooms are spacious & well kept. There is no elevator, so if you don't like stairs, it might be a problem? Made me exercise a little bit for a change! ha!

  • Stayed June 2014
    • 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, July 17, 2014
"Love this Place!" is what we love to hear! We hope that you return again soon.
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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
#5 Business 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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