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The Colonial Terrace

13th and San Antonio Streets, Carmel, CA 93921
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Ranked #16 of 30 Carmel B&B and Inns
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very nice and quiet Carmel location, three minute walk to beach and 10 to restaurant area. Friendly staff, nice lobby that serves as a "living room." Great grounds. Room small but very clean and nice. Would go back there anytime and probably will ....

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Thousand Palms, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The location was perfect. Away from the city and yet within quick driving distance. Beach was right across the street and the room was quiet and restful. The room was neat and comfortable, staff great

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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71 reviews 71 reviews
35 hotel reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Hmm, well I really wanted to love this place but didn't really. It's nice but not amazing. We had a garden room, pleasant aspect but lacking real,personality. The room was spacious, with a few nice piece of furniture but it somehow just seemed to hang there and not feel planned. It didn't help that there was a huge and ugly... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a lovely inn in Carmel. My sister and I stayed for two nights and had a suite facing the water. The room was very comfortable with a great bed and good linens. My only recommendation would be that they update the bathroom (paint was chipping off of the tub, and the one small sink had very little counter... More

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Thousand Oaks, California
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great location with easy access to the beautiful white sand beaches of Carmel. A bit of an uphill walk to the centre of town where the boutiques, cafes, and restaurants are. Charming property with spacious room and inviting garden. Will definitely go back.

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Berkeley, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My mother and I just came back from a wonderfully relaxing stay at the Colonial Terrace. Only one block from the ocean, it was so tranquil to be there, with wonderful fresh sea air. Our room was delightful with an excellent mattress and lovely linens on the comfortable king-size bed. The breakfast room was charming, looking out into the lovely... More

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Laguna Niguel, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We came here for our honeymoon and first anniversary. The feel of the crisp afternoon/evening air, the sound of the waves crashing on the beach and the sight of the lovely gardens and trees are wonderful. Our room was very cozy and had a fireplace in it. The bed was comfortable. We enjoyed afternoon tea and cookies and the very... More

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Norwalk, Connecticut
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Can't say enough about this inn. Enjoyed a lovely three-night stay in a very spacious garden room with an extremely comfortable king-sized bed. Quality linens, down-filled duvets, down pillows. Very clean. Functional kitchenette equipped with a Keurig, microwave, and small fridge. Flat-screen TV with DirectTV, gas fireplace, nice seating area in front of bay window with wooden slat blinds. Each... More

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ColonialTerrace, General Manager at The Colonial Terrace, responded to this review

Dear 180JG180: Wow! Thank you so much for the lovely feedback on your recent stay. I am so happy that you enjoyed all the amenities we have to offer and appreciate the great detailed feedback you also provided for future guests. We are working on improving the hotel and have plans to upgrade the hotel’s soundproofing. We are a vintage... More

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48 reviews 48 reviews
21 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

spacious room, good breakfast and near the beach. i couldn´t have chosen better. however, if you are not by car, i must warn you that it is far from the city center!!! other than that, I thoroughly recommend this lovely place

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ColonialTerrace, General Manager at The Colonial Terrace, responded to this review

Dear taisbriani: Thank you for your feedback. I am glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. As you mentioned, we are in the residential part of town and are about a 15 minute walk to downtown Carmel. It is a beautiful walk. Once again, thank you for your feedback and we look forward to your return visit. More

Tampa, Florida
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Such a lovely Inn and a fantastic location, I felt like I stepped into an era from the past! Our room had a very comfortable king bed and a small view of the ocean. It was nice to open the windows at night and hear the waves rolling onto the beach. Our room was large, clean and comfortable but sparse.... More

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ColonialTerrace, General Manager at The Colonial Terrace, responded to this review

Dear ShDR: Thank you for your feedback on your recent stay with us. We are working on updating the rooms and your feedback will help us greatly. I can see from your feedback that you were most likely in room 13, which does have a high table with 2 chairs and 1 leather recliner and the bathroom does have limited... More

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Address: 13th and San Antonio Streets, Carmel, CA 93921
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Location: United States > California > Monterey Peninsula > Carmel
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
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Colonial Terrace Inn

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The Colonial Terrace Inn is a 3-Diamond hotel in Carmel with a charming collection of 26 rooms and suites, many with views of Carmel Bay spread among seven buildings and lush garden landscaping. ... more   less 
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