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Hofsas House Hotel

Between 3rd and 4th Avenues on San Carlos Street, Carmel, CA 93921
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Ranked #18 of 21 hotels in Carmel
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Truckee, California
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61 reviews 61 reviews
45 hotel reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel like so many in Carmel is a modified motel style. Would recommend the 4 floor as you get views out to the ocean albeit distant. The hotel is old but reasonably well maintained. It has a slightly dated feel but is clean and comfortable. We saw a room on the third floor which had a little kitchenette. This... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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.

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

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! More

San Francisco, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We didn't stay at this hotel as for unknown reasons our reservation, personally made over the phone, was cancelled with no notice. We showed up at this hotel, expecting to have our rooms ready when we found out that our "supposedly" rooms were been given away. Not only the owner was not able to find a new accommodation for us... More

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

I am very sorry that there was a mishandling with your reservation. I appreciate you talking with me about how the situation was handled and we sincerley hope you will consider staying with us again in the future. Please feel free to call me directly at the hotel to book in the future and I will make sure you enjoy... More

Pasadena, CA
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59 reviews 59 reviews
27 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.... More

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

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! More

Argyle, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 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... More

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

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. More

Covington, Georgia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 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... More

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

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

Singapore, Singapore
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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 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...... More

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

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! More

Berkeley, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 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.

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

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. More

Colchester, Vermont
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 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... More

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

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. More

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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 via mobile

Was a bit disappointed upon arrival. For the price we paid for a 3 night stay in July of 2014, we found the rooms and buildings to be very outdated and noisey. This is like a roadside motel than a hotel or B&B as expected. On the positive side, the room was very clean and staff was friendly and helpful.... More

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

We are happy you enjoyed the location as well as our friendly staff, and we are so sorry you did not enjoy the accommodations. We will look into your comments and thank you for taking the time to review. We sincerely hope you will visit us again. More

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Address: Between 3rd and 4th Avenues on San Carlos Street, Carmel, CA 93921
Location: United States > California > Monterey Peninsula > Carmel
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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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. ... more   less 
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