The Colonial Terrace

San Antonio & 13th , Carmel, CA 93921-1375 USA (Show map)


The Colonial Terrace is one block from Carmel Beach, one of the world's most beautiful beaches, a long cresent of white powder edged with pine and cypress trees. The inn's seven buildings are situated among beautiful garden terraces.



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  • Guest room3.0
  • Service3.8
  • Value3.6
  • Cleanliness3.9
  • Onsite Dining3.0

Very relaxing

3.6 on June 17, 2013

This is a lovely property. So many beautiful flowers. Very inviting check-in area. This is also our continental breakfast area which had a fireplace going. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Our room was very large and had a great view of the ocean! Wish we had more time to be there and in Caramel.

Not pleased with this room and the amenities.

1.6 on July 31, 2012

This room was booked with a "view of the beach". If you stood on one foot, and looked really hard you could see the ocean. The room was tiny. No place to really put your personal things but it did have a rickety old luggage rack. None of the furniture matched and it looked like it was furnished in the 70's with only 1 small chair at the end of the bed. The bathroom was 2 small rooms, one with the sink and then you had to go out and around to the other room to take a shower. For the price I expected a lot more than what we got. I would not stay there again.

Great weekend getaway place

3.8 on December 12, 2011

Very pleased with our recent stay. This was a last minute trip with a focus on efficiency and budget. Therefore we did not see the more expensive rooms but opted for a basic room only. The accommodations where absolutely sufficient and given more advance notice, we will likely return and pick the rooms with a view of the ocean. Breakfast was basic but sufficient, service was excellent (in our case it was simply room cleaning), the place was clean, well kept and very quaint. I would recommend to others looking for a B&B in the Carmel area, especially if you want to be near the water (1 block away).

Great getaway at the Colonial Terrace

4.2 on March 07, 2011

Came to the Colonial Terrace for a brief 2 day getaway and found a great place to stay. It is an older place with large rooms and sparse functional furnishings. The breakfast exceeded what I expected, the front desk was very helpful, and they even let me know of something I left behind and sent it to me via UPS. A very nice stay, very relaxing.

Colonial Terrace

3.2 on March 05, 2011

My wife and I spent two nights here for our anniversary, the location is great if you want to be close to the ocean, but away from all the traffic of the downtown area. The rooms were small, as expected, but the bed was the worst! We both woke up in so much pain both mornings, it was a strange combination of rock hard, but the left side drooped badly. The service was great at both check-in and check-out and the property is beautiful. Breakfast was basically a continental breakfast, but served nicely in a very relaxing room.


3.2 on February 15, 2011

We like the place but we needed better directions on how to find it. The streets are very poorly mark and hard to see.

Great location!

3.6 on April 26, 2010

We loved that we could walk down to the beach. They were very hospitable! We would stay here again!

Lovely stay at The Colonial Terrace

4.4 on March 31, 2010

Our stay in Carmel was wonderful and the accomodations at The Colonial Terrace was part of the great experience. The staff was helpful, it was quiet, and the grounds were beautiful. Loved the fireplace in the room - perfect for a cool evening in Carmel.

Not Quite What We Expected...

2.6 on January 29, 2010

We booked a room here for a Saturday night. Our room was #1 (booked as "Courtyard Queen"), which has a partial ocean view and semi-private patio area. It sounds much nicer than it actually is. The room was sparse and cramped. The bathroom was split with the toilet and shower in one room and the vanity/ sink area around the corner from the bathroom. We found this to be very annoying when trying to get ready to go out for the night and the next morning. The bed was lumpy, but the pillows were nice and fluffy. The fire place was nice for warmth, but not much ambiance with a gas fireplace. Also it was on a 30 minute timer which got to be a bit annoying. While we did enjoy the view from our window and the sound of the waves (when the window was open during the day), at night the only thing we heard was our neighbors. The walls are so thin that we heard the people upstairs as well as next door very well. We could hear so well in fact that we could tell what the people next door were watching on tv. We tried to sleep with our tv on to drown out the noise of the neighbors, but were frustrated because we didn't book a sea-side room just to listen to the noise of a tv all night. We could have had that at home. The staff was very nice and also helpful in local knowledge such as dinner recommendations. (BTW, the town is very dark at night, so if you plan on going anywhere make sure you have very good directions or GPS.) We enjoyed our breakfast, though it wasn't much. All in all, the place is nice but we had the feeling that they put more of their recent renovation work into the lobby and gardens instead of the rooms. It looks much different on their website than it does in person (Maybe some extra soft lighting for the photos?). We will definitely return to the town, but not this disappointing B&B.

Cute and quaint!

3.8 on September 29, 2009

Enjoyed our stay at The Colonial Terrace, though we only stayed one night. Staff was very courteous, friendly and helpful with local info. Room was small but very cute - but then we payed the budget fare so I'm sure it was the smallest room on the property (but did have ocean view!). Nice gift toiletries and coffee/teas in the room. Continental breakfast (all homemade) and cookies at arrival were yummy!!! Coffee and teas in lobby were wonderful! Staff was wonderful and friendly from the maid to the office staff! Only complaint would be listening to the person in the adjoining room loud snoring (get a CPAP!). Fixed with soft satellite music on t.v.! Location was only a block from the ocean and a few blocks from town center. Very quiet and peaceful residential neighborhood! Of course it's Carmel! Would definitely come back and recommend to all, especially if your on a budget! Don - Milton, Fl.

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Rooms & Rates

Ocean View King

Our Ocean View King rooms have truly dramatic views. You can see from the world famous Pebble Beach Golf Links to Point Lobos.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $179 - $409

Ocean View Suite

Approximately 500 sq. feet, comfortably appointed, great ocean views, wireless HSIA, some with whirlpool tubs and balconies.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $289 - $469

Courtyard Queen Room

Courtyard or slight ocean view with queen bed plus fireplace. Optional tub/ shower or shower only.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $129 - $289

Standard Suite

Partial Ocean view with king bed, fireplace,living room and dining room area with wetbar.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $239 - $429

Courtyard King Room

Courtyard views, some with partial ocean views as seen in photo. King size bed and all have fireplace and are comfortably appointed.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $149 - $309

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Location Type

Private Residential, Oceanfront, Oceanview, Small town, Village, Wine country


San Jose, CA (SJC) 70 miles

Directions to property:

Highway 1 to Carmel exit (Ocean). West on Ocean to one block from beach. Turn left on San Antonio and go 5 blocks. We are between 12th & 13th on San Antonio.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, The Monterey Bay Aquarium, Historic Carmel Mission, Big Sur Coast, Fisherman's Wharf, 17-Mile Drive, Whale Watching Cruises, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ruins, Vineyard, Winery

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Bed and Breakfast, Country Inn, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Amenities Basket, Board games, Copier, Fax Machine, Secretarial services

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Bath robes, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Library, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wet bar, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing

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  • Check In:: 3 PM - 11 PM
  • Check Out:: 11 am
  • Open All Year Round: No
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights minimum stay the Weekends and 3 for Holiday/Special Events
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Diners club, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: First night's room rate required to confirm.
  • Cancellations: Cancellations or changes of reservation dates must be made at least 7 days* prior to arrival date in order for deposits to be refundable. *Bookings for 7+ days require 14 days advance notice, 30 for Groups. There is a $100 per night fee to reduce the stay upon arrival or after check-in.
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Expanded Continental

  • Time Served: 7:30am - 10:00am
  • Serving Location: Breakfast Room, Breakfast/dining area, Guest room

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