Tradewinds Carmel

Carina Stebbins
Deal Expert

Why We Love It

  • With an Asian/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 20 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

“Asian tranquility soothes the soul” -- Architectural Digest
Enjoyed This
(68 Member Ratings)
"Character, Ambiance, Solitude.....just minutes from the heart of Carmel-By-the-Sea. The TravelZoo package doubles the experience."
May 25, 2017
Laguna Niguel, CA, United States

Map & Directions

The hotel is an approximately 10-minute drive from Monterey Regional Airport. It is approximately an hour and 15 minutes from San Jose International Airport, and an hour and 45 minutes from San Francisco International Airport.

Rooms & Rates

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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 trees, a fire pit, a small waterfall and even a meditation garden 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 20-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.

From the press:
  • “Featuring Asian-inspired décor and a meditation garden to provide a tranquil atmosphere for stressed-out guests” -- Travel + Leisure
  • “Asian tranquility soothes the soul on the California coast” -- Architectural Digest
  • “Asian fusion decor and premium linens are featured in each luxurious guest room” -- Lonely Planet



  • 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


  • 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

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 21.

Checkout: Standard Time is 12pm.

Children and additional guests: Children up to the age of 2 stay free of charge, 3 and older are charges $30 plus tax, per night, when sharing parents’ room and using existing bedding (on request).
Extra person charge is $30 plus tax per person, per night for the 2 queen rooms only.
Charges will be added to your bill at the hotel.

Pets: Pets are allowed on request and will be charged a non-refundable $30 plus tax for the first pet, per night. Each additional pet is $15 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 24 hours

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

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

It is the responsibility of the hotel chain and/or the individual property to ensure the accuracy of the photos displayed. Travelzoo is not responsible for any inaccuracies in the photos.

Enjoyed This
(68 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Tradewinds Carmel (CA) over the past 15 months.
4.5 Ambiance
4.4 Location
4.4 Rooms
4.7 Quality of Service
4.4 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Character, Ambiance, Solitude.....just minutes from the heart of Carmel-By-the-Sea. The TravelZoo package doubles the experience.
Norm May 25, 2017 Laguna Niguel, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most
Beautiful landscaping and decor. Loved the house cat, Sweetie!
Steve May 24, 2017 San Jose, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most
In town location & serene environment
Other Comments
Room was pleasant, but not luxurious.
Gary May 20, 2017 Mountain View, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most
Great location. Very quiet. Wonderful breakfast.
Cecilia May 21, 2017 Martinez, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most
Bed slept very well.
Other Comments
Having stayed at the Tradewinds years ago when they were 'remodeling' the courtyard, it was a nice place and reasonably priced. The rooms had a Spanish theme and were tastefully decorated. Now the rooms have a sort of Chinese/Japanese theme (at least mine did) and the furniture looked 'garage sale.' There is also a dearth of electrical outlets, so if you bring the kids with their cell phones, laptops, etc, bring an outlet adaptor, if you can find an outlet. The towels are not very plush, the beds were fine. If you have a room above, you will hear every step they take. And, it's an up-hill hike back from walking around town. The 'continental breakfast ' is OK, just don't go hungry or if you are on a diet. Overall, the place looks 'dated'. There are better places for the same money.
Dennis May 21, 2017 Encinitas, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most
Great room, comfy and peaceful. Loved the location and breakfast. Very friendly staff. Handing out the flower was a lovely touch.
Christine May 16, 2017 Sunnyvale, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most
Attention to detail
Other Comments
Chocolates, Chocolate covered strawberries with orchids, teas, coffee, candies....all just added touch of kindness,
heidi Mar 22, 2017 Castro Valley, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most
The whole experience was wonderful, but I loved the peaceful, serene theme going on inside and out. The staff were great, we were very comfortable there, and it was all a welcoming lovely experience. I definitely would go back again.
Other Comments
The little extras were wonderful. There was a little welcome card for us in our room with two huge chocolate-covered strawberries, and there were other bags of treats for us there. In the office there were apples and cookies, plus they gave us treats for our doggie. I loved the peaceful fountain in the hallway of our room, the Buddha statue and other statues and waterfalls, the fire pit and the beautiful surroundings. The kimonos we were given to use were nice too. There were just so many lovely extras that it made for a great stay.
Joanne May 12, 2017 Fremont, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most
Beautiful, peaceful, romantic
Other Comments
The room was gorgeous , romantic & serene. Big incredibly comfortable bed, fireplace, water feature in room. They great you with an orchid and in your room are chocolate dipped strawberries and small chocolates. They have classical music already playing in the room and provide calming CDs. Spa tub and beautiful shower with yummy smelly products full with eucalyptus to revitalize you. There's a wet bar with wine glasses and an ice bucket. And a serene courtyard with fire pit and large water features. We would love to come back.
Reva May 14, 2017 San Francisco, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most
The service.
Other Comments
The room was also very nicely furnished.
Karen Mar 23, 2017 Los Altos, CA, United States

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