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“Great Location, Ground Floor Room not Ideal”
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Tradewinds Carmel
Ranked #7 of 25 Hotels in Carmel
Certificate of Excellence
Colorado
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56 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Great Location, Ground Floor Room not Ideal”
Reviewed 2 June 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, travelled as a couple
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sstilwell, Owner at Tradewinds Carmel, responded to this review, 14 June 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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Reviewed 29 May 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, travelled with family
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sstilwell, Owner at Tradewinds Carmel, responded to this review, 3 June 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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Reviewed 28 May 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
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sstilwell, Owner at Tradewinds Carmel, responded to this review, 29 May 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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Reviewed 23 May 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, travelled as a couple
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sstilwell, Owner at Tradewinds Carmel, responded to this review, 24 May 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 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, travelled as a couple
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Thank Daniellamac38
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sstilwell, Owner at Tradewinds Carmel, responded to this review, 24 May 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 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, travelled with family
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sstilwell, Owner at Tradewinds Carmel, responded to this review, 20 May 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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San Francisco, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 May 2014

I stayed at the Tradewinds this past weekend. We came down from San Francisco and found a great deal online. When I called to verify my reservation, Brandy was so sweet and made dinner reservations for us at Vesuvios. We ended up in a fabulous room (I'm sure they're all really nice) and it was so clean.

The rooms have a great Asian theme with a cozy fireplace and balcony. We felt so at home and really loved the incredibly soft duvet.

The breakfast was fine- fresh fruit and pastries. We loved the short walk down to the Main Street of restaurants and shops.

I highly recommend this gorgeous little hotel and in case you didn't notice, there is a great firepit in the courtyard which is really nice at night.

I will definitely return on our next trip to Carmel! My only regret is not upgrading to the ocean view room. Thank you so much to the great staff :)

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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sstilwell, Owner at Tradewinds Carmel, responded to this review, 14 May 2014
You are so clever! "The Perfect Zencation"!! I hope that you may be able to write for our blog one of these days. We love to have guests add their experiences about Tradewinds and Carmel. Thank you for such a nice review and thank you for the kind words about our sweet Brandy! Warm Regards to you and hope to see you again soon.
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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
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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
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