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Each of the guest rooms at the boutique Tradewinds Carmel is filled with special amenities to make your stay in Carmel-by-the-Sea pleasant. The thoughtful and unique touches start at the door: There’s a bamboo holder with a fresh purple orchid on the wall and a nook in the foyer with a gurgling bamboo fountain. You’ll find a pair of silky rayon robes with a batik-inspired pattern in one closet, and an ironing board, iron, safe and mini air purifier in the other. In the bathroom, there’s a little bar of private-label olive oil soap scented with lavender and eucalyptus, as well as dispensers with minty shower gel and herbal lotion, shampoo and conditioner by the same organic bath product company. Each room at the Forbes Travel Guide Recommended hotel has a strong Wi-Fi signal, as well as a flat-screen television and a Sony Dream Machine (a combination CD player, radio and alarm clock) by the bed. And depending on the room type, you may have a gas fireplace in the bedroom and a deep oval tub with whirlpool jets in the bathroom. But your favorite amenities at the Carmel hotel may be the edible ones: Besides a coffee maker, coffee and tea bags, you’ll find complimentary bags of tasty snacks like nuts, pretzels and gummy candies, as well as a pair of chocolate-dipped strawberries.