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Hofsas House Hotel

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Galiano Island, Canada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the arrival was a bit rough as the directions to our room were confused. I had to go back to the desk twice to ask again. Schlepped our bags up 3 rickety flights of stairs and finally, to the room. The location of the room was great - a wonderful view. The furnishings were frilly and tired. Everything was clean...

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Hofsas, Manager at Hofsas House Hotel, responded to this review

We're glad you had wonderful views and sorry about the confusion with the directions to your room, we will be using your feedback to improve our guests experience. Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel, we hope to see you again sometime.

Sao Paulo, SP
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

I stayed here 2 nights with my sister and we had a great stay! The room was very clean, beds were comfortable and breakfast was really good! The only negative were the thin walls, we could hear everything that it was going on on the room next to us :/ Other than that everything was great. Our check in was...

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Hofsas, Manager at Hofsas House Hotel, responded to this review

We're happy you chose to stay with us and enjoyed a comfy bed and friendly service from our staff! We appreciate you sharing your experience and we hope to see you again, thank you for the review!

Quincy, Illinois
Reviewed 9 January 2017

This hotel had a warm, relaxed atmosphere. Reasonably priced. Top location. Super clean. Such a relief for a cozy getaway. The level of service is well above average and the rooms are well lit and well furnished.

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Hofsas, Manager at Hofsas House Hotel, responded to this review

We're so happy you found us and had a cozy stay with good service from our staff! We appreciate you sharing your experience and hope to see you again, thank you for the nice review!

Redwood City, California
Reviewed 6 January 2017

We were greeted very warmly upon arrival and were checked in super fast. Our room was on the main street level but the street seemed less busy than most in Carmel. And it turned out to be very quiet in spite of the street location. The property is located on a hill, so if you're lucky, you can get a...

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Hofsas, Manager at Hofsas House Hotel, responded to this review

We're glad you had a warm welcome, a quiet room and ample parking. We are sorry your room didn't have a fireplace, some of our rooms have them and we hope you'll stay with us again sometime so we can ensure you get a room with one. Thank you for sharing your review.

Vacaville, California
Reviewed 16 November 2016

We have been going to Carmel for well over a decade and have stayed several places in Carmel but over the past several years we've decided the hofsas house was by far the best for quality of rooms, the view from those rooms, quietness, cleanliness, and location. As I get older I'm getting very picky about where we stay and...

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Hofsas, Manager at Hofsas House Hotel, responded to this review

We are thrilled to hear that Hofsas House is the best and only place you'll stay, what a nice compliment! We want all our guests to have a lovely visit with us and we're happy that you do. Thank you for the review, we look forward to seeing you again!

Barcelona, Spain
Reviewed 7 November 2016

In the wonderful carmel, this is a very british style house. It is old in all its advanteges and disadvantges. Very charming, but with poor wifi, great views, but no elevators, cozy rooms, but old premises.

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Hofsas, Manager at Hofsas House Hotel, responded to this review

We're glad you chose to stay at our Bavarian themed hotel and found it to be charming. We are sorry about the other issues you encountered, we appreciate your feedback as we look into all the reviews we receive. We hope you will stay with us again sometime, thank you for the review.

Paso Robles, California
Reviewed 3 November 2016

My room was just okay, the carpet looked very dirty. Staff was very nice, but I won't be going back. At my check-in the desk ask if I was familiar with Carmel. They gave me a little map here the town and on the back a list of the stores. That's it, I looked at my bill after I checked...

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Hofsas, Manager at Hofsas House Hotel, responded to this review

We're very sorry about the confusion with the map, we don't charge for maps and I think the charge you're referring to is our Carmel Tourism Assessment. I am happy to talk to you on the phone and refund the fee for this. Please call the hotel at (831) 624-2745 and ask for me, Carrie Theis. Again, we're sorry if...

Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 3 November 2016

We stayed here for 4 nights and had an excellent room it had a nice sea view, very big with kitchen. The bed was comfortable and big. It was very clean. The breakfast you could take back to your room. We were able to walk to the restaurants and beach it is a European looking hotel

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Hofsas, Manager at Hofsas House Hotel, responded to this review

We're happy you chose to stay with us and enjoyed an excellent room and our central location, walking to the beach is such a treat! We hope to see you again sometime, thank you for the review!

Vaxholm, Sweden
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

You eat or pick up your breakfast in the small but nice lobby, so there is a good opportunity to chat with the other guests. On our first day it was foggy and the fireplace in the lobby was a real bonus. Extra plus for the friendly and charming landlady. Carmel may not be to everybodys taste, but if you...

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Hofsas, Manager at Hofsas House Hotel, responded to this review

We're happy to hear you enjoyed the value at Hofsas and hanging out by the fireplace! We appreciate you sharing your experience and hope to see you again at our family run hotel! Thank you for the review!

Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 20 October 2016

Room 28 is a family room with two baths and two bed rooms and one entrance. Do not get this room. You can hear the people above walking, even a baby. One of the bedrooms suffered from bad air circulation, both suffered from a musty smell that could not be gotten rid of. This place has many stairs on the...

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Hofsas, Manager at Hofsas House Hotel, responded to this review

We are sorry about the issues with your room. We want all of our guests to have a relaxing stay and we apologize that was not what you experienced with us. We appreciate your comments so we can see where to improve. Thank you for taking the time to share your review.

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hofsas House Hotel

Address: Between 3rd and 4th Avenues on San Carlos Street, Carmel, CA 93921
Region: United States > California > Monterey County > Carmel
Price Range: $200 - $279 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hofsas House Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 38
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#11 Family Hotel in Carmel
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“Higher rooms overlook the ocean and tree tops”
 of 5 bubbles 22jackt, 15 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ask for the oversized rooms for families.”
 of 5 bubbles Sanfordandsons, 15 Sep 2016 | Read review
“V attractively decorated rooms near back of property had been the original cottage. Modern rooms also well equipped & comfortable.”
 of 5 bubbles robinmQ4047SH, 26 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Suggest top floor to avoid noise from rooms above you”
 of 5 bubbles martintutt77, 30 Jun 2016 | Read review
“3rd floor is most accessible”
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