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Tradewinds Carmel
Ranked #12 of 25 Hotels in Carmel
Certificate of Excellence
San Francisco, California
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Phenomenal Stay!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2013

What a great visit! My partner and I, along with our 2 pups took a quick weekend trip to Tradewinds from SF after the Thanksgiving holiday. As a 'hotelier' I can be pretty picky, and at times, ok always(!), very critical when traveling. I can honestly say that Tradewinds was perfect. From the personable reception crew, porter, housekeeping, to the facility, ground, room, bed, and views. Everything was simply perfect. When traveling, I often enjoy trying out new accommodations, however, when visiting Carmel, Tradewinds is the only option. Our only regret was that we only stayed the night! Already looking forward to our next visit!

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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sstilwell, Owner at Tradewinds Carmel, responded to this review, 10 December 2013
What a great review! We truly hope to see again soon!
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Pleasanton, California
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12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2013

Quiet & well appointed. Rooms are exceptionally welcoming from the lovely beds to the cozy fireplace and with well tended and lush gardens. The staff are welcoming and helpful even to our pets. Issues such as with the wifi and tv are apologetically and immediately resolved. Quite the place for meditation. The lovely robes, (We actually bought some.) chocolates and orchid on arrival were just a few of the exceptional amenities that made the visit all the more enjoyable. They can even recommend pet sitters for when your activities are not pet friendly, in your room or not. Andrew walked our puppies to the beach. They were quite happy and content with him. Christian is a professional happy to help as well as Theresa who checked us in and gave us recommendations and tips.The room was so pleasant we spent time there just relaxing. Of course we will be returning.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Ruth E
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sstilwell, Owner at Tradewinds Carmel, responded to this review, 8 December 2013
Oh, what a lovely review! We can hardly wait until you return. Warmest Regards to you.
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San Jose, California
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33 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2013

My wife and I stayed here last month. It has some wonderful selling features. They allow your dog, which is a blessing. The fireplaces are way cool. the landscaping outside is very nice too. The breakfast is good.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Rodney N
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sstilwell, Owner at Tradewinds Carmel, responded to this review, 2 December 2013
I love your title "Casual Gem". Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review. We hope that you will be able to make Tradewinds your home when you visit Carmel! Always mention that you are a "repeat" guest.
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Edmonton, Canada
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312 reviews
70 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2013

This is obviously a motel that was upgraded. The rooms are nicely renovated in an Asian theme. There is a large bathtub as a well as a shower. There is a common courtyard with a fireplace. Continental breakfast has a moderate variety of foods. It is about three blocks from the town proper.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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sstilwell, Owner at Tradewinds Carmel, responded to this review, 2 December 2013
Thank you so much for your "excellent" rating. We love our Canadian guests and hope that you can visit us again. Warmest Regards and Happy Holidays!
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Anaheim, California
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20 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2013

My wife and I stayed her on the night we got our domestic partnership. A mini-honeymoon/weekend away trip. The room was beautiful decorated and matched the ocean getaway vibe we were looking for. The property was perfect for us, as my wife is a Buddhist and there were various Buddhist touches throughout. I suggest a packaged deal either through a third party site or even Tradewinds' website. We had flowers, champagne and chocolates in the room as we arrived along with a couples massage later that night. Its a good value overall.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank stephmc85
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sstilwell, Owner at Tradewinds Carmel, responded to this review, 22 October 2013
Congratulations! We love romantic occasions and hope that you can return every year on your anniversary! For packages, please always ring the hotel so that we can tailor one just for your needs and interests. Warmest wishes to you.
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Springfield, Missouri
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15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2013 via mobile

Stayed for a girls trip. Good location, can walk to anything, but not right next to shops, just a couple of short blocks away. Breakfast was pleasant- breads, fruit, cereal, hard boiled eggs.

We did not have ocean view room and do not think worth the extra- while you can see the ocean from upper rooms you are a few blocks away and it's so beautiful in Carmel you aren't in the room much. They have a relaxing garden area with fountain and fire pit. Room 18 was double queen.

The rooms were nicely appointed with two closets. They are a bit dark- could use more lighting. Very clean, beds very comfortable. Would ask to be away from breakfast room.

They have a cute little hotel cat, Sweetie, she is an added benefit.

Parking lots a bit tight but plenty of street parking.

Nice hotel at reasonable price with nice location.

  • Stayed October 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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sstilwell, Owner at Tradewinds Carmel, responded to this review, 22 October 2013
We love girls' getaways! Carmel is the perfect village to explore with the unique shops, galleries and incredible restaurants. Our two bedded rooms have queen beds which are larger than double beds (most hotels have double beds but we think that they are a bit too small for two persons). Half of our rooms have the ocean views which do seem to be extremely popular, but the room that you had off of the stream is also desirable. We will check the lighting in there since I haven't heard from other guests that the room needs more lighting. Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. Hope to see you again!
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Sandy, Utah
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52 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2013

This 4 night stay was a real treat. Checked in for 3 nights, but added one after staying there for a couple. The room was so beautifully designed and furnished in Asian decor. Colors very rich and earthy. Bed very comfortable. Great bath and shower area. Loved the gas fireplace controlled with timer. Also loved the ceiling . . . pitched and very interesting in design and workmanship. No wonder this place was written up in Architectural Digest a few years back. We stayed in one of the nicer king rooms that had a balcony and view of the ocean and point lobos over the tree tops. Nice breakfast in the am too. Walking distance from all of Carmel's shops but not in the thick of the crowds. Would return without hesitation.

Room Tip: We stayed in room #19 and if we returned would definitely request the same.
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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sstilwell, Owner at Tradewinds Carmel, responded to this review, 22 October 2013
Thank you so much for the review. We are glad that we met your expectations and that you could appreciate the decor. Room 19 truly is a beautiful room, and one of our most popular. We look forward to seeing you again!
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Property: Tradewinds Carmel
Address: Mission Street at Third Avenue, PO Box 3403, Carmel, CA 93921
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Region: United States > California > Monterey County > Carmel
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#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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