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Tradewinds Carmel

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Why We Love This Hotel

  • With a Zen theme and meditation garden, this 28-room hotel is best suited for couples or those seeking peace and quiet
  • The hotel is three blocks from shops and restaurants along Ocean Avenue; walk to the beach in 15 minutes
  • For a small inn, the rooms are quite plush with goose-down feather beds and high-end furniture (featured in Architectural Digest)
  • A free buffet breakfast of pastries, bagels, fresh cut fruit and yogurt is served each morning, giving the inn a B&B feel

"Wonderful ambiance in a perfect Carmel location with a terrific staff."
Apr 27, 2019 - Templeton, CA, USA
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Tucked away on a downtown side street, Tradewinds Carmel provides a Zen-like oasis with its Asian-influenced design and Pacific Ocean breezes.

Featured in Architectural Digest for its East-meets-West décor, the property is built around a central courtyard dotted with birds of paradise, a fire pit, a small waterfall and even a meditation garden in which to unwind.

The Asian theme extends into each of the 28 rooms, which are adorned with kimono robes, bamboo details and orchids, as well as luxuries like high-end linens, silk pillows and organic bath products. In-room Wi-Fi is complimentary. Like most hotels in the area, rooms do not have air conditioning, so sleeping with the windows open is usually the way to go.

Take advantage of the complimentary buffet breakfast, which can be delivered in-room if desired. The hotel lacks an on-site spa or fitness center, but there is a massage team available for in-room massages with advanced booking.

With a prime location in downtown Carmel, the hotel is about a 15-minute walk from the dog-friendly Carmel Beach and about a 15-minute drive from the famed Monterey Bay Aquarium. There are also many walking, running and hiking trails within miles of the hotel.



  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Pet-friendly
  • 100% smoke-free


  • Concierge service

Room amenities

  • Central heating
  • Fridge
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Jacuzzi in some rooms
  • Safe
  • Sitting area
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Internet access
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hotel


  • Bathtub
  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Bathtub or shower


  • Complimentary parking
  • Off-street parking


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • ADA compliant rooms
  • Facilities for guests with special needs
  • Wheelchair accessible


Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.

For guests under 21, an adult is required to sign a credit card authorization.

Checkout: Standard Time is 12pm.

Children and additional guests: Children 2 and under stay free of charge when using existing bedding.

Extra bedding and Crib/Pack 'n Play are not available.
Extra person charges apply for the 3rd and 4th guest (age 3 or over) $30 plus tax, per person, per night.
Charges will be added to your bill at the hotel.

Pets: Pets are allowed on request and will be charged a non-refundable 30 USD plus tax, for the first pet, per night. Each additional pet is 15 USD plus tax, per night.
Dogs must be at least 6 months old, no more than 3.5 feet tall and no more than 70 pounds.
Charges will be added to your bill at the hotel.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

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Customer service available Monday - Friday 9am - 6pm GMT + 8.

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

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(53 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Tradewinds Carmel (CA) over the past 15 months.
4.5 Ambiance
4.4 Location
4.5 Rooms
4.5 Quality of Service
4.4 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Wonderful ambiance in a perfect Carmel location with a terrific staff.
Other Comments
Front desk and breakfast room staff were professional, friendly and helpful.
Peter Apr 27, 2019 Templeton, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Staff made you feel really welcomed, complimentary breakfast one of the best in the area, decor calm and peaceful .
miranda Apr 20, 2019 AlamedaAlameda, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The location and the room were awesome!
Other Comments
Very peaceful and tranquil setting and grounds.
Steve Apr 01, 2019 Huntington Beach, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The lovely room and the grounds with gurgling water and great plants.
Other Comments
The breakfast is great and so are the afternoon cookies.
Joseph Mar 23, 2019 San Rafael, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The room was designed and furnished in ways that made it so peaceful!! Beautiful!!
Patricia Mar 22, 2019 San Anselmo, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Good size room. Comfortable bed.
RONALD Mar 14, 2019 Burlingame, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Lovely, quiet room with extra touches such as chocolate covered strawberries and two chocolates. Very peaceful grounds. Also, we had covered parking which was great since it was raining.
Terry Mar 07, 2019 Campbell, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Other Comments
customer service outstanding
dixie Feb 22, 2019 Stockton, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Setting, quiet area, close to restaurants, room was good size, lots of smenities
David Feb 21, 2019 Walnut Creek, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Beautiful view from balcony, peaceful grounds and kind/helpful staff.
Other Comments
Office staff was EXCELLENT. Recommendations for dining were perfect. We were celebrating our anniversary. We were given an orchid when we got to our upgraded room and in the room were chocolate covered strawberries & a sweet note of congratulation.
Pamela Feb 02, 2019 Redondo Beach, CA, USA

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