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Scappoose
Reviewed 1 week ago

Pleasant property very close to the ocean. Helpful and very nice staff at all levels. Room was a little cramped (garden King) but our friends had a one bedroom suite with small kitchen (unit 3) which was very roomy.

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

Dear G7323NSdonc: Thank you for taking the time to write a review on your recent stay with us at the Colonial Terrace. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us over the New Year’s weekend and we appreciate your kind words regarding our staff. We hope to see you again on your next visit to...

Walnut Creek, United States
Reviewed 1 week ago

Close to the beach, away from the main downtown Carmel area so very quiet, friendly staff, clean rooms. We have stayed here many times over the past 20 years. Good for a romantic getaway or for big family events.

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

Dear Holly B: Thank you for taking the time to write a review on your recent stay with us at the Colonial Terrace. We really appreciate your continued support over the past 20 years and your kind words regarding our staff and property. We are looking forward to seeing you again soon and for many years to come!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A lot of the reviews say this Inn is charming, gorgeous, amazing... I would say this Inn is the standard we paid for, which is, put simply, a clean place to stay if you're passing through Carmel. Everything was fine, the bed was fine, the bathroom was fine, the room was fine. And it was a good spot to explore...

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

Dear Talia W: Thank you for taking the time to write a review on your recent stay with us at the Colonial Terrace. We are glad to hear that you found our rooms to be clean and found our location a good place from which to explore Carmel. We do hope to see you again on your next visit to...

Huntington B
Reviewed December 6, 2016

The rooms were clean, and very nice. As with most things in Carmel this hotel was very charming. We will stay there again. The staff was very kind and the continental breakfast was just perfect. It has a bed and breakfast feel.

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Dear Joellyn B.: Thank you for taking the time to write such a kind review on your recent stay with us at the Colonial Terrace. Congratulations on your marriage and we are so grateful that you chose to spend such a special occasion here with us at the Colonial Terrace. We really appreciate your kind words regarding our staff and...

Reviewed November 27, 2016

This Hotel we booked on a road trip through California. Sadly we stayed for just one night but found the staff and location super. Its a block or so away from the beach and a short walk into Carmel centre itself. Rooms are just immaculate and beautifully decorated. The staff could not be more helpful and overall a wonderful stay....

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Dear Mark F: Thank you for taking the time to write such a kind review on your recent stay with us at the Colonial Terrace. We are so happy to hear that you found our place to be “enchanting” and our staff and location to be “super”. We really do appreciate your kind words and we are looking forward to...

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Reviewed November 23, 2016 via mobile

This was our favorite hotel! We had the best room in the hotel overlooking the ocean and we were less than a block away from a great ocean board walk. The hotel does not have a lot of amenities, it's more like staying in a boutique home with a beautiful room, a functioning fireplace and a big bathroom. If you're...

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Dear TripAdvisor Member: Thank you for taking the time to write such a kind review on your recent stay with us. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit so much and we really appreciate the recommendation. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed November 16, 2016 via mobile

What a nice family owned hotel in Carmel, just a block from the ocean. Perfect location to go for long walks by the beach or elk to downtown Carmel! The rooms are spacious, clean and nice , with a welcoming homemade cookie. A nice continental breakfast was served in the morning in the lounge.

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Dear Juli51: Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review on your recent stay with us at the Colonial Terrace. We really appreciate your kind words and we hope to see you again in the near future.

San Jose, California
Reviewed November 14, 2016

This establishment is a brief walk to the beach and about a 15-18min walk to downtown. I booked a room here for the weekend for my anniversary with my girlfriend. We enjoyed our stay here. The streets do get dark at night, and they do provide flashlights which is great! Their breakfast was decent too, with a range of fruit,...

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Dear mdctke: Happy Anniversary! Thank you for taking the time to write such a kind review on your recent stay with us. We are so happy that you chose to celebrate such a special occasion with us and that you enjoyed your visit so much. We hope to see you again in the near future.

Copenhagen
Reviewed November 6, 2016

Beautiful hotel in peaceful surroundings with helpful staff. We liked the hotel as well so we had to take an overnight more. Located close to the beautiful beach with lovely walks. But within walking distance to the town center, shops and restaurants. Neat and clean rooms, ours with sea views from the terrace. Super breakfast with everything, fresh fruit, yoghurt,...

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Dear Oldbuy: Thank you for taking the time to write such a kind review on your recent stay with us at the Colonial Terrace. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed our property, your room, our staff, and our complimentary continental breakfast. We do hope that you will come and stay with us again on your next visit...

Monroe Wisconsin
Reviewed November 3, 2016

I stayed in one of the smaller rooms at the Colonial Terrace. They have many different rooms to choose from. The location is a short walk to all the shops and 5 minutes to the beach. I had a view of the ocean and could hear the waves from my room. The staff were excellent - my son decided to...

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Dear suelB904PT: Thank you for taking the time to write such a kind review on your recent stay with us at the Colonial Terrace. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and we really appreciate the kind words regarding our staff. We are looking forward to seeing you again on your return visit to Carmel.

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  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Refrigerator in room
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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 

Additional Information about The Colonial Terrace

Address: 13th and San Antonio Streets, Carmel, CA 93921
Location: United States > California > Monterey County > Carmel
Price Range: $164 - $316 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Colonial Terrace 3.5*
Number of rooms: 26
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“Try another hotel.”
 of 5 bubbles edwardmW420YN, Nov 1, 2016 | Read review
“No tips although a sea view would be my favorite.”
 of 5 bubbles mikematt1461, Oct 28, 2016 | Read review
“Request a larger room”
 of 5 bubbles froggy121, Oct 20, 2016 | Read review
“Avoid room #6 - it is next to the housekeeping/storage room”
 of 5 bubbles ConnorsGrandma1212, Sep 15, 2016 | Read review
“Ask for an ocean view room, but don't get stuck in room one of the end rooms. Make sure you SEE the room you book on their web site.”
 of 5 bubbles SLL009, Aug 17, 2016 | Read review
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