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Between 3rd and 4th Avenues on San Carlos Street, Carmel, CA 93921
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#16 of 27 hotels in Carmel
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Casual European elegance with the warmth of family hospitality, a boutique family-owned inn with 37 uniquely decorated, spacious rooms, many with ocean views in the village of Carmel-by-the-Sea. Other amenities include: continental breakfast, heated swimming pool, dry saunas, off-street parking, free wireless Internet access & some rooms dog friendly.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Sauna
Free breakfast
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Non-smoking hotel
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Outdoor pool
Heated pool
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Mid-range
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English, Spanish
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Sarah P wrote a review Sep 2022
Lancashire, United Kingdom20 contributions27 helpful votes
We were struggling to find a place within budget because Carmel is so expensive. For the quality of the room I’d say you’re paying for location. The room was not worth the price tag. In fairness the lady on reception apologised for the size on booking. However the room was like a prison cell and we kept getting woken up by banging doors!! I enjoyed the breakfast which was simple fare but great quality. Staff were friendly and the lady with the long dark hair is adorable and very helpful
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 19 Sep 2022
Thank you for taking time to provide feedback. We are pleased to know that you enjoyed our complimentary breakfast and appreciate your compliment to our staff.
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KTHLeeds wrote a review Sep 2022
Leeds12 contributions4 helpful votes
This is a lovely quirky hotel. The rooms are clean and comfortable if a bit old fashioned. We had a view out to the sea from the top floor. Loved Carmel and this is a great hotel for families to stay in.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Response from Carrie Theis, Owner at Hofsas House Hotel
Responded 13 Sep 2022
Thank you for your 5-star review and recommendation for families. We hope to see you again.
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kevin g wrote a review Sep 2022
4 contributions1 helpful vote
Staff were super friendly without being fussy and check-in/out was seamless. Our room was spotlessly clean if slightly old-fashioned but that just added to the charm. The location too is great at just a short stroll from the centre of the town. Would highly recommend.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Responded 13 Sep 2022
Thank you very much for your 5-star review and recommendation! We hope to welcome you back.
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Heidi wrote a review May 2022
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I love visiting beautiful Carmel. I was recently there to meet two college friends to celebrate a milestone birthday together. Our experience at the Hofsas House could not have been more wonderful! The location of the hotel is absolutely perfect. The rooms are very clean and very comfortable. And everyone at the hotel is tremendously kind and gracious and helpful. The owner of this family-owned hotel was so gracious and welcoming to us. I had to change my reservation via telephone, and Fernando went out of his way to very kindly and efficiently help me with everything. Staying here was such a delightful and positive experience for all of us in our party. I look forward to bringing my husband to stay here next time we are in Carmel. What a true gem this hotel is!
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Responded 30 May 2022
Thank you, Heidi, for choosing Hofsas House for your celebration with friends and for your 5-star review! We could not be happier to hear that you all enjoyed your visit, and look forward to welcoming you back with your husband!
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Jewelzeeez wrote a review May 2022
San Jose, California4 contributions
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We had paid for a deluxe room with a king sized bed for 2 but were upgraded. We had a large 1 bedroom suite with 2 bathrooms, balcony & fireplace. The couch made into a bed. It was a dog friendly room and also included continental breakfast. Not much to write home about with breakfast. Coffee, orange juice, Fruit, sweet roll & yogurt. There was a small refrigerator, sink & microwave along with some flatware and basic plates. I gave it a 3 star rating because it was so outdated and the carpet was like garage type carpet. The only thing updated since the 80’s were the blinds and parts of the bathrooms. The towels were beautiful and the bed was good. Sticker price was $300 per night after fees & taxes. I would have thought a more stylish/updated version would be worth this amount……
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Parking available, dogs welcome in most rooms and walking distance to town and beach.
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Response from Carrie Theis, Owner at Hofsas House Hotel
Responded 5 May 2022
Thank you for taking time to provide feedback. We were pleased to upgrade your reservation and are happy to hear that you enjoyed the linens and comfort of the bed.
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Kimberly N wrote a review Apr 2022
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Dog-friendly, cozy, family-owned inn with character. We stayed here recently and, while it was a little noisy right outside of our room in the mornings with housekeeping set up next door, we enjoyed our time here. The inn is in a convenient location to walk to the restaurants and shops in town. The continental breakfast each morning included fresh pastries from a local bakery, juice, yogurt, fruit, and a good pot of coffee which we brought back to our room to enjoy. The pool is small but good enough for my husband to swim some short laps. I especially loved how dog-friendly they are! They even gave us a collapsible water bowl that we brought with us for lovely walks along the beach.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Response from Carrie Theis, Owner at Hofsas House Hotel
Responded 14 Apr 2022
Thank you Kimberly for your feedback. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit and our continental breakfast. Yes, we do love our dog guests (as well as our humans) and look forward to seeing you again!
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rerBellevue wrote a review Mar 2022
Bellevue, WA311 contributions137 helpful votes
This is a fine hotel, with a great story of how it was started and has stayed in the family. It is older, but well maintained. The only problem that we had was noise, as there were several families whose kids ran around a lot. The room was spacious. The pool could have been warmer. The continental breakfast was more than adequate. Location is great for Carmel. The staff were all wonderful people.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Response from Carrie Theis, Owner at Hofsas House Hotel
Responded 21 Mar 2022
Thank you very much for choosing Hofsas House Hotel; we're pleased that you enjoyed your visit and hope to welcome you back.
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Atallah familia wrote a review Mar 2022
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We stayed at Hofsas house Hotel for 3 nights. We were family of four and the room is big and very comfortable. Linen super clean and soft and the fireplace was very special and romantic! The hotel location is great. Thank you Carrie for taking good care of us. Definitely we will come back!
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Responded 17 Mar 2022
Thank you very much for taking time to share your enthusiastic review of Hofsas House Hotel! We enjoyed having you and are delighted to hear that we can look forward to a return visit.
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Paula V wrote a review Feb 2022
San Jose, California2 contributions
Our family and doggie stayed here for Poodle weekend in 2021. We had a very spacious family suite. The place has great character and fun decor. The kitchen and bathrooms are a bit outdated but very clean. The bathrooms are very small, but they worked OK for us. Breakfast during COVID was available at reception and we could pick up a tray to bring back to the room. It was simple but the kids enjoyed the yogurt and pastries. Parking is convenient and the pool is small but a great distraction. I would definitely come back.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Responded 17 Feb 2022
Than you very much for your enthusiastic review! We appreciate your feedback--and we do love our dog guests! We hope to welcome you back soon.
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ayjake wrote a review Oct 2021
Pleasanton, California27 contributions45 helpful votes
We booked 2 nights at the Hofsas House Hotel and had issues with the bathroom mirror, lighting, and counter space. They are dog friendly which many places are but then the dog barking was disruptive to peace and a good nights sleep. - Dog gone it! - We had room 47 on the 4th floor and no elevator so be young and healthy to haul your heavier luggage up 13 steps from street level. Most parking is down behind on steep sloping.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Room Tip: 3rd floor is street level accessible and most desirable.
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Responded 14 Oct 2021
Thank you for taking time to provide feedback on your stay. We are a dog friendly hotel in the village of Carmel-by-the-Sea, and would have been happy to assist with your luggage or other needs. We regret that you experienced issues and will review all of your observations with our staff.
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US$191 - US$247 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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hofsas hotel carmel, hofsas house hotel carmel
LOCATION
United StatesCaliforniaMonterey CountyCarmel
NUMBER OF ROOMS
38
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hofsas House Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Hofsas House Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Ocean Avenue (0.4 km), A.W. Shucks Cocktail & Oyster Bar (0.4 km), and Carmel Plaza (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hofsas House Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Hofsas House Hotel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Hofsas House Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Hofsas House Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hofsas House Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Dametra Cafe, Brophy's Tavern, and Yafa.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hofsas House Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a sauna during their stay.
Is Hofsas House Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 km away from the centre of Carmel.
Are pets allowed at Hofsas House Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hofsas House Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Hofsas House Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Tor House (2.1 km), San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo Mission (1.8 km), and Cannery Row (6.6 km).