Stayed at Colonial Terrace with 14-year-old son late December 2013.
Colonial Terrace was a wonderful find! We have family in the immediate area and wanted to find a place to stay within walking distance. It appears that each room is unique -- we stayed in room #4 which was a two queen room with adjacent kitchenette (fridge, sink and microwave), fireplace and bathroom. The decor is old time in a nice way -- it's like stepping back in time before all things electronic were needed (They do have plenty of outlets for charging, however!). Extra large room was spotless and sleep was super quiet. Our bathroom was also old school. Lighting not great, but it was neat old school with lots of white tile and quite large.
Location is great if you like to walk in the Carmel-by-the Sea neighborhoods. Carmel City Beach (you can build campfires there!) is one block away along with the wonderful Scenic Road walking path. There is a Safeway grocery store within close driving distance over by the Mission. Staying at the Terrace really gave us the feeling of living in Carmel. Bring a flashlight if you are walking at night -- there are no street lights as locals like stargazing.
Staff was super accommodating. They truly made us feel at home. We checked out several board games for our room. Morning breakfast was continental -- the coffee was great and they have "to go" cups for strolling. Parking provided for guests -- another super plus in this area. The gardens surrounding this hotel reminded us of old Hollywood. Superbly manicured and quite fragrant. You can almost hear Bing Crosby singing as you explore the property. Will definitely be back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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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- Also Known As:
- The Colonial Terrace Hotel Carmel
- Colonial Terrace Inn