Hofsas House Hotel
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Hofsas House Hotel

Between 3rd and 4th Avenues on San Carlos Street, Carmel, CA 93921
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Heated swimming pool
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4.0
#20 of 29 hotels in Carmel
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.2 of 5 bubbles
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4.3 of 5 bubbles
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
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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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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Sauna
Pool
Free breakfast
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Breakfast buffet
Outdoor furniture
Sun terrace
Room features
Housekeeping
Telephone
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Kitchenette
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
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HOTEL CLASS
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2.5 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Classic
Mid-range
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish

Location

Between 3rd and 4th Avenues on San Carlos Street, Carmel, CA 93921
Getting there
Good for walkers
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Snakewrangler wrote a review Aug 2020
Brentwood, California
3.0 of 5 bubbles
The building is pink. The parking is hard to find unless you know where to turn, it certainly doesn't look like a parking lot turn in. Our room was large but OLD. It is really in need of an update. Wicker furniture really doesn't go in a $400 a night room. There were two bathrooms which is nice but the kids wouldn't use the one with the "murder shower" (strangest thing I have ever seen in a hotel). The pool was heated although not very warm and the saunas are really a heat lamp. The breakfast consists of pastries that appear to be bought at the store then individually wrapped in plastic wrap. Some yogurt and fruit also but no butter, peanut butter, jelly, etc. The location is good though, close to the beach and shopping. So....take your pick and be prepared for the "grandmas house" smell. OH...but kudos to the staff....they are SUPER nice!!
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Date of stay: August 2020
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Carrie Theis, Owner at Hofsas House Hotel
Responded 18 Aug 2020
Thank you so much for taking the time to review your stay with us. We’re very happy that you enjoyed our wonderful staff but sorry that you didn’t enjoy your stay in one of our two-bedroom, two-bath cottages. Our cottages are original to the hotel, and we have kept both maintained with vintage details. In addition to our original cottages we offer other rooms that have been updated with a more modern aesthetic. Feel free to inquire at your time of booking and our staff will be more than happy to book you in a room to your liking. Our locally sourced pastries are delivered fresh daily, and are wrapped in plastic as small part of our Covid-19 safety protocol. We apologize if in anyway this was off putting. Thank you again for your review and we hope you will consider staying with us again soon.
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ayjake wrote a review Oct 2021
Pleasanton, California
3.0 of 5 bubbles
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
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: 3rd floor is street level accessible and most desirable.
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Response from Carrie Theis, Owner at Hofsas House Hotel
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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Abbie wrote a review Jun 2023
Doncaster, United Kingdom
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Overall a pleasant stay. The location is great, easy walking distance to shops/restaurants and the beach. We stayed 2 nights and had breakfast 1 morning, plenty of pastries/yoghurts etc to choose from. Staff were really helpful on check in and advised us of places to visit. The rooms are a good size, bed was comfy enough. The shower is small and the shower head itself is fixed and quite low down. We didnt use the pool however gave it a test and it wasnt a bad temperature.
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Date of stay: June 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Carrie Theis, Owner at Hofsas House Hotel
Responded 22 Jun 2023
Thank you for taking time to share feedback. We are pleased to know that you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you back.
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Lainers wrote a review Apr 2023
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Very clean, older hotel. Great location, as you can walk everywhere. Front desk were very nice. Room was quiet as were were on the fourth floor. View was of the ocean and was wonderful!! Maid service was great as they came in ,made the bed, gave fresh towels and drinking cups and supplies. Was a good place to stay for a weekend.
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Date of stay: April 2023
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: A nice area for local brochures of things to do.
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Response from Carrie Theis, Owner at Hofsas House Hotel
Responded 14 Apr 2023
Thank you for taking time to provide feedback. We hope to welcome you back.
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noappendix wrote a review Apr 2021
San Francisco, California
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Really loved this cute, family-run hotel! The rooms are supersized with comfortable beds and some have nice views of the ocean. The heated pool is a nice touch for those cold Carmel days. They also have some cool custom artwork from local artist Marie-Clare Treseder Gorham who also did the famous Carmel seashell artwork. The location is also perfect - just a 5 min walk to all the shops of Carmel.
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Date of stay: March 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: The higher floors have views of the Pacific Ocean. Some of the rooms have beautiful custom...
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Response from Carrie Theis, Owner at Hofsas House Hotel
Responded 4 May 2021
Thank you so much for your lovely review! We could not be more pleased that you enjoyed your stay.
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Jewelzeeez wrote a review May 2022
San Jose, California
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3.0 of 5 bubbles
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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4.0 of 5 bubbles
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
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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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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Paula V wrote a review Feb 2022
San Jose, California
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Carrie Theis, Owner at Hofsas House Hotel
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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NilsMa wrote a review Apr 2023
Oslo, Norway
5.0 of 5 bubbles
If you like a hotel with personality and history, go here. The rooms are spacious and decorated in Bavarian style, and have and "old fashioned" look and feel, in a positive way. We had rooms facing the sea, slept well and woke up to the sound of waves and seagulls - which was nice. The breakfast is quite simple; juice, coffee, fruit and some bakery - but the service is personal. Thanks to Carrie and her team for a good stay!
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Date of stay: April 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: The place has many steps
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Response from Carrie Theis, Owner at Hofsas House Hotel
Responded 14 Apr 2023
Thank you very much for taking time to share your 5-star experience! We are delighted that you enjoyed the charm of Hofsas House and appreciate your compliment to our service. We hope to welcome you back.
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Sarakay53 wrote a review May 2023
Marana, Arizona
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We've stayed at Hofsas House several times and always enjoy our stay. The host, Carrie, and her staff always make us feel welcome. The rooms are spacious. After 10 pm, the road noise dies down for a quiet night's sleep. Housekeeping staff cleans the rooms efficiently and the breakfast is adequate.
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Date of stay: May 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Ask for a room with a private balcony.
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Response from Carrie Theis, Owner at Hofsas House Hotel
Responded 11 May 2023
Thank you very much for continuing to choose Hofsas House and sharing feedback on your 5-star experience! We look forward to welcoming you back.
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Answer from Ron J
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania461 contributions283 helpful votes
You should call them directly.
Natasha K asked a question Nov 2018
is there parking?
Answer from Terri G
Los Gatos60 contributions20 helpful votes
Yes
shirro asked a question Jan 2016
Downey, California
How much do you charge for dogs?
Answer from Melanie E
Newport Beach, California42 contributions6 helpful votes
It's a 15.00 nightly pet fee.
Answer from jkottka
San Francisco, California14 contributions7 helpful votes
Not my review- must belong to someone else
Gustavo C asked a question Dec 2014
Rio de Janeiro, RJ1 contribution
Os quartos possuem ar-condicionado?
Answer from ALAN S
Brasilia, DF295 contributions59 helpful votes
Apenas ventiladores. Estive em Agosto, temporada de calor, no entanto, peguei a temperatura a noite muito agradável.
Patricia M wrote a tip Mar 2024
Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania26 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Parking is available, but there is a hill going down to the spaces. "
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TAllen1326 wrote a tip Feb 2024
Seattle, Washington39 contributions12 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"A few blocks from the center of town. 30 minute or so walk to the Carmel Beach. WORTH WALKING so you don't have to fight to park."
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Sarakay53 wrote a tip May 2023
Marana, Arizona280 contributions144 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask for a room with a private balcony."
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NilsMa wrote a tip Apr 2023
Oslo, Norway92 contributions55 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The place has many steps"
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Lainers wrote a tip Apr 2023
58 contributions2 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"A nice area for local brochures of things to do. "
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PRICE RANGE
£150 - £226 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
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 (0.3 miles), A.W. Shucks Cocktail & Oyster Bar (0.3 miles), and Carmel Plaza (0.3 miles).
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 0.3 miles 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 (1.3 miles), Cannery Row (4.1 miles), and Doc Rickett's Pacific Biological Laboratories (4.2 miles).
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