Tradewinds Carmel

Dana Marshall
Deal Expert

Why We Love It

  • 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

“Asian tranquility soothes the soul” -- Architectural Digest
Enjoyed This
(61 Member Ratings)
"House made chocolate covered strawberries!"
Nov 09, 2018
Diablo, CA, USA

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, 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.

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


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.

Have a Question? Contact Travelzoo.

Customer Service available Mon-Sun, 9am-9pm ET

Winner: People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Customer Service

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.

Enjoyed This
(61 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Tradewinds Carmel (CA) over the past 15 months.
4.7 Ambiance
4.6 Location
4.6 Rooms
4.7 Quality of Service
4.6 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
House made chocolate covered strawberries!
Other Comments
Everything about our visit was exceptional!
Nov 09, 2018 Diablo, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Friendly staffs across the board from front desk, bell person, breakfast room attendant
Other Comments
Tradewinds took extra step to accommodate my elderly mother’s physical difficulty offering reserved parking, room with fewest steps. Love the tranquil atmosphere.
Diana Nov 07, 2018 Fresno, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Location and clean
Other Comments
Vary relaxing
hector Nov 06, 2018 Caruthers, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Staff friendly, ambiance nice
Lynn M Nov 04, 2018 Alameda, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
location was great
janet Oct 29, 2018 Sacramento, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Other Comments
room was in what appeared to be older part of hotel. Balcony looked out on the wall of another building
Howard Oct 26, 2018 Alamo, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Tradewinds Carmel has a wonderful Asian feel. The room and the hotel itself was very soothing and enjoyable.
Other Comments
The staff was very accommodating and friendly. The continental breakfast was very good. Karen (at the front desk) honored our requests and made our stay that much more enjoyable.
Marilyn Oct 19, 2018 Lincoln, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Room and breakfast
Matthew Jul 04, 2018 Sunset, SC, USA
Enjoyed Most
The room and the robes were great and the breakfast and cookies were real treats.
Other Comments
It is a bit of strenuous walk up and down to the ocean, but worth it to stay here.
Joseph May 17, 2018 San Rafael, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Staff was great. Very helpful.
Rose May 13, 2018 Paradise, CA, USA

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