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“NIce Place and great management. A bit overpriced” 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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Oakland, CA
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“NIce Place and great management. A bit overpriced”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2009

It was a nice hotel with very accomodating management. the decor was an attempted Balinesian. Bed was nice, breakfast so-so. A touch on the expensive side for what you get, but hey, thats carmel

Stayed June 2009, traveled as a couple
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2009

At the very last second, I decided to try the Tradewinds. Am I glad I did? The service from Tracy was phenomenol. She went above the call of duty when she was able to arrange for the pickup of a guest who was coming from out of town.

The rooms are nicely updated and are very refreshing compared to the "old cottage styles" of other hotels in the area. The location was about three blocks from the main strip (Ocean) and a solid distance from Carmel Beach.

A fabulous time was had by all. And thank you again Tracy!

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2009

I have to admit i was a little disappointed. The pricing for this place is way to high for what you get. My husband and I were both disappointed by this. They charge Ritz prices but it is no Ritz quality. The people were very friendly when checking in but the hotel it self was a disappointment. I like the Asian theme going on but it was really small, there were no amenities to justify the high prices, the rooms are old, the bed was hard, my view from the balcony was a lovely view of the main street and the Kimono Robes had huge rips in them. For the high prices all you get is the room and some chocolate covered strawberries. I can see playing $150 - $200 a night for the rooms but not $400 a night if a room cost that much the hotel should be on Ritz Carlton level. We will be looking into some of the other places next time we stay in Carmel. If the prices were a lot lower at the Tradewinds i can see staying there again.

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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santa barbara
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2009

Very nice hotel. Great rooms and would highly recommend to anyone traveling to Carmel. Tracy at the front desk was wonderful and took care of our every need! Thanks for a great stay!

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2009

I stayed at the Tradewinds for 1 night with my wife during a recent trip down the california coast...We were only staying for 1 evening so decided to stay at a relatively low key place...We arrived in the evening and were met by a slightly abrupt receptionist who when I called a second time for directions, used the term "just like I told you the first time..." which was obviously of no help to me...When we got there she was friendly enough and checked us into our room...We had a lot of luggage that we needed to take up to the room and there was no elevator..She offered to help but I felt bad given that the bags were so heavy...At these rates in a 3 story hotel, I would expect to have a bell or utility man who would be there to meet guests until a certain time (perhaps we arrived too late?) or an elevator...Additionally, reception closed at 10pm...The design of the hotel was very nice...I think the designer was involved in the desinging the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas to give you an idea of the style...I got the impression from the website that the hotel was close to the ocean but it was a 10-15 minute walk to the coast...The rooms (even the better ones) had a view with a sliver of the ocean in the distance...The rooms were finished in the same style as the hotel with quality matierials...The bathrooms, although not huge, had a full tub with jets and high quality toiletries...Breakfast was very nice although there were no hot options...We got an off-season discount so that room was about $250...If we had paid the full rate I think I would have felt that we were not getting value for money (even in an expensive place like Carmel)...I would suggest the Auberge Carmel which looked very nice and was closer to the beach (we had an excellent dinner there) and some of the resorts around Pebble Beach or the Carmel Valley would make more sense.

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Greenwich, Connecticut
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2009

rooms are lovely although there are no views you'd want to see. only one person at the reception desk was of any help, kathy. breakfasts adequate but not warm and cozy dining room. inn located at the top of a dark hill and walking at night is difficult.

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Atlanta
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2009

LOVED THE ROOM. Very romantic and comfortable. Gas fireplace, water feature, luxurious details. Breakfast was better than typical continental fare. Helpful staff. Great restaurant recommendations. Location is perfect. Walk anywhere within Carmel proper, beach, etc. Parking available onsite, no charge.

  • Stayed January 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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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 Family Hotel in Carmel
#7 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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