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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
Barcelona, Spain
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8 hotel reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Great for a family”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2011

I am currently sitting on a patio area outside our room having breakfast. We are a family of 2 adults and 3 children and booked a family room. The room is very large with one emperor size bed in one room and 2 king beds in the other. Each room also has a walk in wardrobe and bathroom. The main bedroom also has its own gas fire which was great last night. The location is really good as you can walk to the restaurants and shops in 2 to 3 mins and the beach is also walkable. Although it is in the centre, it is very quiet and because the rooms have European style shutters we had a good lie in this morning. We tried the heated pool last night and it was really good, not too hot, just the right temperature. We would definatly stay here again and reccomend this lovely hotel.

Room Tip: Room 27 for a family
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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hofsas, Manager at Hofsas House Hotel, responded to this review, July 18, 2011
Thank you for your review! We are happy you enjoyed one of our fireplace rooms as well as our heated pool. We hope you join us again when you visit Carmel!
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Fremont, CA
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280 reviews 280 reviews
55 hotel reviews
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109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2011

We actually really enjoyed our stay here, but it may have been because we were enjoying Carmel. The room was clean, and comfortable, and the staff very friendly and helpful. We just couldn't give it an extra point because:

1. The corner shower was dark, and had no light or fan. The rubber gasket will need to be replaced soon since it is cracking a bit and apparently letting water leak through to the floor outside.
2. We had to ask for more towels the first night, and were told there should have been four sets in the room. Next day, we still only had one set.
3. Room walls and ceiling are very thin - we heard kids, footsteps, newlyweds and pool noise. It settles down early, but you won't sleep late here.
4. Wifi was spotty - we actually logged on using other channels from nearby lodgings most of the time.
5. Be aware some rooms control a light and wall outlet with the wall switches - we turned off the phone charger when we turned off the lights.

Decor was a cheerful wall paper print behind the bed, but there was only a small mirror and two small prints on the painted wall. Breakfast was excellent sweet rolls, and yogurt. Coffee maker is in the room. As with most Carmel lodgings, prices are higher on the weekends and two nights may be required.

Room Tip: Ask for an upper floor
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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hofsas, Manager at Hofsas House Hotel, responded to this review, July 5, 2011
Thank you for your review. Unlike many hotels, we happily offer complementary wi-fi in all of our rooms. We hope you visit us again.
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NY, NY
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9 hotel reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2011

We extended our stay, enjoying a room on the top floor, distant ocean view, log-burning fireplace. Comfortable room, kitchenette, well-appointed bathroom. Clean, quiet, attentive and friendly staff. Just far enough from busy downtown but still within walking distance of shops and restaurants. Could not have asked for more!

Room Tip: Ask for 4th floor, fireplace.
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  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hofsas, Manager at Hofsas House Hotel, responded to this review, July 5, 2011
Our fireplace rooms are very cozy and add to a lovely Carmel getaway. We are happy you had a wonderful stay!
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Madrid, Spain
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7 hotel reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2011

We had to stay here because there weren't any other options at the dates we went to Carmel.

Nothing to remark, except for the noisy room. No good sleep. Expensive for the experience offered.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Hofsas, Manager at Hofsas House Hotel, responded to this review, July 5, 2011
Thank you for your review. We offer very competitive rates, especially for summer in Carmel. Rooms start at $99 per night.
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San Francisco, California
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2011

I stayed at Hofsas House recently for their great location to attend dinner and a show in Carmel. Hofsas House was the perfect place located in the heart of Carmel, it was easy to walk anywhere in town and the hotel was wonderful and a great value. The staff there were great, very friendly and helpful. There are a wide variety of types of rooms - something for everyone. I stayed with my brother in a really nice suite that would be great to accommodate a few more friends or a family, with a separate bedroom, two daybeds and two bathrooms. The room also had an incredible view off the deck, which was perfect for enjoying a nice glass of wine before dinner and coffee in the morning. The room was clean and nicely appointed which made it very comfortable. There was a mini-refrigerator also for convenience. The hotel offers a wonderful breakfast in the mornings set up in their lobby -- the staff was so nice in setting up a tray with coffee pot and breakfast items to take back to our room. This hotel offers all that you need in Carmel and more -- perfect location to anywhere you'd like to walk in Carmel, as well as great accommodations, nice breakfast and a wonderful staff. I would recommend it highly to all travelers.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hofsas, Manager at Hofsas House Hotel, responded to this review, July 5, 2011
Breakfast, coffe and breathtaking views are always complementary at Hofsas House! We are glad you enjoyed your stay.
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2011

I selected this hotel based on the reviews and was very happy. Carrie was a delight to deal with and they gave me a great spacious room. I would definately stay again!

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hofsas, Manager at Hofsas House Hotel, responded to this review, July 5, 2011
So glad you enjoyed your stay! We hope you visit us again soon.
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San Francisco, California
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4 hotel reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2011

We liked the friendly staff upon our arrival and the fact that our room already had the heater turned on for us and smelt lovely. The room has period furniture that we adore. It was also a good size for the four of us. We could walk to the local shopping strip land And felt safe walking at night. we had complimentary croissants and yoghurt for breakfast in the Cosy lounge/lobby and enjoyed the view from our room. The Internet and parking were also free. A huge bonus when traveling. The shower may be small for the larger traveller, but it was very clean and that's whAt matters.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Hofsas, Manager at Hofsas House Hotel, responded to this review, July 5, 2011
Parking and Wi-Fi are always complementary at the Hofsas House. We hope to see you again soon!
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Additional Information about Hofsas House Hotel

Address: Between 3rd and 4th Avenues on San Carlos Street, Carmel, CA 93921
Location: United States > California > Monterey Peninsula > Carmel
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #18 of 21 hotels in Carmel
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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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