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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 — the beach is a 15-minute walk
  • 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

"Top notch in every way...outstanding breakfast, too"
8. Nov 2019 - Diablo, 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
  • 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 or under stay free of charge when using existing bedding.
Extra beds are not available.
Extra guest charges will apply as follows:
US$30 plus tax per night for older children and adults.
Cot not available.

Pets: Pets are allowed on request and will be charged at US$30 plus tax per pet per night.
Maximum weight: 30 kg.

Each additional pet is 15 USD plus tax, per night. These charges are non-refundable.
Dogs must be at least 6 months old, no more than 3.5 feet tall.

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 Mon-Fri, 10am-6pm AET

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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(64 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Tradewinds Carmel (CA) over the past 15 months.
4.6 Ambiance
4.4 Location
4.5 Rooms
4.6 Quality of Service
4.4 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Top notch in every way...outstanding breakfast, too
Other Comments
Jack, the young man who helped us get settled, was exceptional!
Leslie 08. Nov 2019 Diablo, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Very nice....serene
Judy 06. Nov 2019 Roseville, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Attractive landscaping.
Other Comments
Although the room was attractive, it was just above the trash cans, and the collection woke us at 6:30 am on Tuesday morning. They could have put us in a different room.
Arthur 06. Nov 2019 Lafayette, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The ambience was lovely....room very nice and the staff friendly....breakfast well done
Other Comments
Just a tad more of a walk to Ocean Avenue than expected
Judy 06. Nov 2019 Roseville, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The hotel is in a quiet neighborhood in walking distance to shops and the beach. It was a beautiful, relaxed environment with warm friendly people. We look forward to going back.
Other Comments
There were many nice touches like E&O bath products and a fresh orchid upon arrival.
Lorraine 05. Nov 2019 Mill Valley, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Great experience. The room and garden was very tranquil. Breakfast was wonderful and all the staff were very friendly and helpful.
Marialie 05. Nov 2019 San Jose, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
the front desk personnel were very welcoming, the breakfast was great, the room had an interesting fountain, everything was very clean and unique.
April 21. Oct 2019 San Diego, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Great quiet room with good ambience. Bed was very comfortable, provided extras (robes, strawberries, snacks) were thoughtful. Hotel is within walking distance to the town/beach but those with mobility issues may have trouble navigating the small streets and steep hills.
Martina 16. Oct 2019 Dartmouth, NS, Canada
Enjoyed Most
Very nice rooms with comfortable beds with a good selection of breakfast foods
Joyce 12. Oct 2019 Thousand Oaks, CA, USA
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 27. Apr 2019 Templeton, CA, USA

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