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Review of Hofsas House Hotel

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Hofsas House Hotel
Ranked #20 of 25 Hotels in Carmel
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 18 August 2014

We have stayed at Hofsas House for several years now with our family for our summer vacation. We really enjoy staying in the cottage house and we also return in December. The employees are very helpful and always very courteous. The owner is such a great host and such a wonderful person. Highly recommend Hofsas House Hotel.

Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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Hofsas, Manager at Hofsas House Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2014

Thank you for the great review! We are so happy you enjoy staying with us at our family run hotel. We hope you will stay with us again soon!

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Reviewed 3 August 2014

This is a cute place located on the hillside of Carmel that takes advantage of the slope to hide how massive a compound it really is! We did not encounter any guests there that spoke English, and many German tourists were using the pool. Love the 'barn' style doors, and the windows which allows a very refreshing cool breeze in. (We slept with the windows open.) It is not an opulent place by any means, but it represents decent value in Carmel. The shower seems like it came out of the 50s, when people were a lot shorter. The Alpine graphics on the front building is very charming. Enjoyed the short walk onto the main street of Carmel.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Hofsas, Manager at Hofsas House Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2014

Thank you for the wonderful review! We are so happy you enjoyed the Farm House style does as well as the great central location. We hope you visit us again!

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Reviewed 24 July 2014

Clean, quiet, great views. Hofsas is basically at the end of the "downtown experience" of Carmel, but everything is walkable. Beach is easy to get to - not so easy to get back (uphill). Continental breakfast each morning was delicious; they bring in pastries from a bakery in Monterey. Our rooms had private balconies with ocean view. The inn is old, but owners have down a great job of keeping it immaculately clean. Staff was friendly. A good value.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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Hofsas, Manager at Hofsas House Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2014

We are happy you enjoyed the local attractions downtown Carmel has to offer including the beautiful beach. We hope you stay with us again next time you are in the area.

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Reviewed 24 July 2014

First of all, if you are planning a trip to Carmel you must realize that hotels are expensive in the area. If you are on a smaller budget (or, like my group, want to save your $$ for food and wine), this spot is a wonderful option. The rooms are large, comfortable and clean. Is the furniture that of your typical chain hotel? No, and that's part of the charm. It's sort of like visiting grandma in that regard, and I mean this in the best possible way. We had a 2 bedroom suite for 5 of us. The rooms were HUGE, had a dutch door and we could walk to everything. There was a light breakfast provided (pastries and coffee), and each morning one of us would go and bring a tray loaded for the rest of the group. Our room also had a small fridge, which was a great way to bring wine/cheese back to the room so we could enjoy it. In addition, the owners and staff were super sweet and very helpful. This hotel was perfect for our girls trip and I would not hesitate to stay there again!

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with friends
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Hofsas, Manager at Hofsas House Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2014

We are happy you enjoyed the great value and the location of our charming hotel! We sincerely hope you stay with us again!

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Reviewed 24 July 2014

Carmel by the Sea !!!
We were a party of 4. And I had this booked for 2 rooms on the internet. They gave us 2 rooms with the pool view. Great !!!!

The rooms were quaintly decorated with wallpaper and it just something you would see in the Bavarian country side I suppose?

Rooms were clean - but hey... they say it is free Wifi... but no one says if the Wifi has any speed to it.

Rooms were cleaned and spacious. and this cutesy place is within walking to Ocean Avenue (main thorouhfare that leads to the Carmel main areas for eateries and shops.

Parking is good and free.

Breakfast is included in the rooms. As with all Carmel hotels, they serve it in the small lobby. All guests are expected to be nice and tidy, you help yourself with the Danish, or Croissants and yogurt. And the staff serve you coffee behind the counter. And dont forget to clean yourself.

I will stay there again, but then again, there are just too many cutesy places competing for your next stay.

Room Tip: As I said, Free Wifi... yep you can get the signal... and you see it on your phone, your ipad.. but...
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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Hofsas, Manager at Hofsas House Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2014

We are happy you enjoyed your stay and will look into your feedback regarding the wifi...we sincerely hope you visit us again soon and thank you for the great review!

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Reviewed 16 July 2014

Hotels in Carmel are very expensive. This place isnt and is still within walking distance to just about everything.Friendly staff. Some rooms have water views. Continental breakfast served. Third generation owners. Lots of European guests.
Clean room. Comfy beds.

Room Tip: Non-view rooms may be quieter. Hotrel built on hillside so you may be hiking from your room to break...
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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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Hofsas, Manager at Hofsas House Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2014

We are happy you decided to stay with us on your recent visit to Carmel and that you enjoyed the great location and we sincerely hope you will visit us again soon. Thank you so much for the review.

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Reviewed 14 July 2014

We had a wonderful experience here ! My sister and I came here for a wedding for our nephew ! The price was very reasonable ! The front office staff were warm and welcoming !! Our room had a wonderful view of the ocean !! I would definitely stay here again ! Housekeeping staff were very nice. Our room was very clean !! Thank you for a wonderful stay at your hotel !!

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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Hofsas, Manager at Hofsas House Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2014

Thank you for the fantastic review! We are so happy that you enjoyed a wonderful stay with us and we appreciate the kind words. We sincerely hope you'll visit us again.

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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
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#8 Family Hotel in Carmel
Price Range: £98 - £170 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hofsas House Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 38
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 
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