Welcome to The Colonial Terrace at Carmel by the Sea. One of Carmels original accommodations The Colonial Terrace sought out the peace and tranquility of the village neighborhood when it was built in 1925. The desire for a relaxing and natural setting found the inn just steps from the sand and yet just a few blocks from the shops and restaurants of the downtown village. Visitors are treated to the quiet calmness of a residential area with the ocean breezes and gentle roaring of the nearby sea. Visitors enjoy the inns 26 rooms each with its own warm personality and many offering views of the ocean. Newly renovated most rooms have fireplaces with many featuring connecting doors to larger suites for the provision of families. Rooms with whirlpool tubs kitchenettes and wet bars are also available. A continental breakfast including bagels croissants granola fresh baked pastries and fresh fruits and juices is served each morning in the comfort of the lobby. While you enjoy your plush terrycloth robes in the privacy of your own room fresh ground coffee makers and daily newspaper delivery to your door help to begin the day.Our collection of rooms and wonderful location provide the perfect retreat for couples and honeymooners as well as a getaway for families young people and adventurous souls seeking the romance and activities that the oceanfront and Carmel Village provide. Offering privacy and personal service our romantic inn is just one block from the beach and close to shopping while offering on site parking and the charm of a unique boutique property.