About Us

Tradewinds Carmel

An Award-Winning Carmel Hotel

Welcome to Tradewinds Carmel, a premier boutique hotel. A village landmark since 1959, Tradewinds Carmel was originally designed by Richard and Patricia Catlin to offer a truly unique fusion of Asian and Californian influences. Continuing in the family tradition, the Catlins’ daughter, Susan, embarked on an extensive renovation of this historic property, redefining oceanside tranquility for the modern traveler. Today, this 28-room boutique hotel provides a refined sanctuary for each guest. Our rooms feature high-end amenities and extras, some include spa-style tubs, fireplaces, Japanese tansu wetbars and vanities, silk pillows and goose down featherbeds.

While at the hotel, guests can retreat to our meditation Zen garden with its towering temple of bamboo and lush tropical plants. They can also relax and recharge with Pacific Ocean views, fireside breakfasts, deluxe spa treatments and exceptional amenities. Given the hotel’s prime location, excellent shopping, galleries and fine dining options are all in close proximity. Guests may explore Carmel and its environs by hiking, biking, golfing or simply taking in the scenic surroundings at nearby Pebble Beach, Point Lobos State Park or the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Featured as one of Architectural Digest’s most glamorous hotels, voted one of the world’s top inns by Coastal Living, and verified luxury by Forbes Travel Guide, Tradewinds Carmel offers a serene, singular experience in the heart of one of California’s most sought-after destinations.


Bed & Breakfast

Tradewinds Carmel’s signature breakfast is complimentary with every stay. Wake up and enjoy a continental breakfast buffet featuring divine pastries from a local French bakery, fresh fruit, juices and other tantalizing treats. Breakfast can be enjoyed in the beautifully appointed Catlin room, our meditation garden or delivered right to your room.

A Unique


  • A short walk to Carmel Beach
  • Steps from Carmel’s top attractions including Big Sur, Pebble Beach and Monterey Bay Aquarium
  • An intimate, zen-like setting with inviting spaces throughout the property
  • Close to 17-Mile Drive in Pebble Beach, Big Sur, and Monterey
  • Many ocean-view rooms
  • Custom design and furnishings from Bali and China
  • Pet friendly

Spa Treatments

Designed to enhance a feeling of tranquility while still providing the utmost in privacy, Tradewinds Carmel offers a full range of soothing treatments conducted in the comfort of your guest room. From Tradewinds Carmel Signature Massages to rejuvenating facials, all of our treatments feature the highest-quality products and are administered by our expert staff.

Contact the Concierge at 831.624.2776 for more details