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Just outside downtown Carmel, but still within walking distance of its shops and restaurants
The hotel is located in a neighborhood just outside downtown Carmel, near plenty of restaurants, bars, and cute shopping boutiques. While the beach isn't close by, it's still easily accessible (about seven minutes by car).
The 28-room Tradewinds Carmel has a Zen vibe throughout the hotel -- from the courtyard, complete with Buddha statues, a small waterfall, and a tranquil fire pit, to the rooms, decorated with Asian prints, stalks of bamboo, and orchids. The rooms are large and feature well-decorated bathrooms with nice soaking or Jacuzzi tubs, but like many small hotels in Carmel, the Tradewinds lacks a fitness center and a spa (though in-room spa treatments are available). Those looking to be closer to town and the beach may consider the Wayside Inn (though its decor is not as nice as the Tradewinds'.)