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Hofsas House Hotel

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Vacaville, California
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18 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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... More 

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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! More 

Barcelona, Spain
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114 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Thank Giuliotoscani
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. More 

Paso Robles, California
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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... More 

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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... More 

Vancouver, Canada
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50 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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! More 

Vaxholm, Sweden
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26 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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... More 

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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! More 

Denver, Colorado
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158 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
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... More 

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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. More 

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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 15 September 2016

Very quaint hotel with antique-ish charm. Very close to downtown Carmel, walking distance to restaurants and shops. Our room was on the top floor with a great view overlooking the treetops in Carmel and a bit of the ocean. For our family of four (our kids 8 an 10 yrs), we had an oversized room with 2 queens and they... More 

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Porto, Portugal
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26 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Like the title says it nice and clean! Nothing special or to add value. The breakfast is served on the hotel lobby and only has some fresh cakes and coffee on a small space with no tables. The theme is Bavarian and the wifi connection worked ok. The location is good because we can walk to the beach and city... More 

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

We're glad you enjoyed our central location and a nice, clean room! We appreciate your comments and hope you will stay with us again, thank you for sharing your review. More 

canberra
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65 reviews
54 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2016

Carmel is quite expensive so the Hofsas is reasonably priced particularly given its location quite close to the centre of town.. Mind you for those with walking difficulties it is a bit of an effort to get to the beach and back. The rooms are well appointed and reasonably quiet. We had a room on street level so there was... More 

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

It's nice to hear you enjoyed our central location and friendly staff! Watching the sunset from the deck is always a good time, we hope to see you again! Thank you for the review! More 

Barcelona, Catalunya
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56 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016

Very well located and the best value for money. Rooms are what you see in the pictures. Decorated in an old-fashioned way but very cozy and we could say they have a bit of the "Carmel-style" in them. Very welcoming and friendly staff. Breakfast, while being served in the small Recepction, can be taken to the bedroom and it includes... More 

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

We are glad you enjoyed your stay and the value of our Bavarian themed hotel! We want all our guests to feel welcomed and we're happy our friendly staff did just that! Thank you for the nice review, we hope to see you again sometime! More 

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  • Pool
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Refrigerator in room
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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: £105 - £195 (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”
 of 5 bubbles M5120IRdavidh, 10 Jun 2016 | Read review
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