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Welcome to the Colonial Terrace

Ideally located just steps from the beaches of Carmel-by-the-Sea

Opened in 1925, the Colonial Terrace remains today one of Carmel's original hotels. Offering a collection of 26 unique guest rooms and suites and an ideal location, the Colonial Terrace provides the perfect retreat for couples and honeymooners, as well as a getaway for families and young adults seeking the unrivaled splendor that only Carmel-by-the-Sea, named by Travel & Leisure as one of America's Favorite Beach Towns, can provide!

Visitors to our Carmel hotel will find themselves just 72 steps away from the breathtaking beaches of Carmel Bay and just a short walk away is the quaint Carmel village, offering an abundance of shops, art galleries, restaurants, day spas and much, much more.

World-renowned for its European charm, beautiful white-sand beaches, performing arts and shopping, dining and entertainment, Carmel-by-the-Sea was rated one of the “Top 10 Cities in the United States” by Conde Nast Traveler magazine. Like a jewel found along California’s Central Coast, Carmel-by-the-Sea has the sophistication of San Francisco and the glamour of Hollywood nestled into one of most beautiful landscapes in the world.

In the surrounding Monterey County area, visitors can see the spectacular Big Sur coastline.  Or explore the burgeoning wineries and eateries of Carmel Valley.  Choose to visit the acclaimed Monterey Bay Aquarium, which was named the "Best Aquarium in the World" by TripAdvisor®.  And for the golf buff, enjoy playing 18 holes at the world renowned Pebble Beach Golf Links.  There are endless things to see and do.

From the surf to the surf links, the Colonial Terrace is your perfect destination to indulge, relax, and rejuvenate...all just steps from the beaches and village of Carmel-by-the-Sea.