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“Nice place to stay with some strange room Colours.” 3 of 5 stars
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Hofsas House Hotel
Between 3rd and 4th Avenues on San Carlos Street, Carmel, CA 93921   |  
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Ranked #19 of 23 Hotels in Carmel
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“Nice place to stay with some strange room Colours.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013 via mobile

This place is just on the fringe of town, great location to walk in and not have to drive.
The staff were very helpful. If you don,t want to do stairs please let them know as there is some lower access rooms.
Overall comfortable.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Hofsas, Manager at Hofsas House Hotel, responded to this review, July 17, 2013
Thank you for your review! We are glad you enjoyed the great location and our friendly staff- we hope you visit us again!
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

This is a great little B&B for the money in Carmel.
The owner is extremely friendly and will go out of her way to make sure your stay was enjoyable.
It is within walking distance to everything Carmel has to offer

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 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 10, 2013
Thank you for the great review! We are glad you enjoyed the central location! We are so happy you had a wonderful stay and we hope to see you again soon.
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Chicago
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

I was contacted by the hotel as I was coming in late past 10PM. Thanks, no unpleasant surprises. On the phone, I was given clear instructions about the room and to get in with a code for the locked box to access the key. The stay was relaxing. Friendly staff that made the simple breakfast homely.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 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 10, 2013
We are glad you enjoyed our friendly staff and the complimentary breakfast! We are so happy you had a wonderful stay and we hope to see you again soon.
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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

You know those bedspreads from the 50's and 60's and glass sidetables with lamps built into them? That's kind of the style you'll find at this one-of-a-kind, hotel/bed and breakfast. The building itself is a 3-story warren of sturdy wooden stairs, kitchy pink paint, Bavarian windows, *huge* , no make that *gigantic*, rooms (many with dutch doors), usually with some kind of kitchenette. Views of the sea are quite possible if the fog ever lifts. It's a warm, family-owned hotel at the quiet end of the main cross-street that imparts personality and non-corporate decor. Our room even had a fireplace ...so cozy-romantic! Might not be for everyone...so please go stay at your nondescript business hotel if that's what you want. This is a gettaway hotel...relax, BE with someone... and still have plenty of room for your yoga routine. It's almost like a European B&B except for the genrous square footage. There is no elevator, so ask for a room on-grade if you'd rather not take a flight up. I asked what the room is by the pool and they said it's a meeting room like for smaller gatherings or if you wanted to hold a seminar or church retreat, or even a wedding shower. Bring a multi-plug to charge your laptop or phone. Few power outlets. But hey - the walk-away breakfast is fresh-baked pastry and fruit - DELICIOUS!

Room Tip: I'd choose the 3rd floor facing the ocean.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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, 2013
Thank you for the great review! We are glad you enjoy the unique rooms and the complimentary continental breakfast! We are so happy you had a wonderful stay and we hope to see you again soon.
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fortaleza, ce
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

I was with a group in this very nice hotel, simple but very charming, with different rooms options. The location is good, a few blocks from the restaurants and shopping area. There is no elevators, so be prepared to face some stairs. The breakfast is simple, but decent. A good option for your stay in Carmel.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 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, 2013
Thank you for the great review! We are glad you enjoyed the central location! We are so happy you had a wonderful stay and we hope to see you again soon.
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Santee
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13 reviews 13 reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

I had the opportunity to stay at the Hofsas House last week. I wasn't sure what to expect, but ended up being pleasantly surprised. I often travel with my dogs in the summer, and the Hofsas House is a nice-quality yet affordable, pet-friendly inn. We were fortunate to be given Room 38, which is on the north end of the inn. It was a spacious, comfortable room. I was concerned about noise from adjacent rooms based on a couple of the reviews. I think this inn may have thin walls, but fortunately on this stay, the tenants adjacent to us were not noisy.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 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, 2013
We are so happy you had a wonderful stay and we hope to see you again soon.
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Orangevale, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

I have been staying at the Hofsas House for a number of years and will continue staying there in the future. The Hofsas House is a quaint, beautiful inn, very peaceful and quiet, accommodations are always roomy and clean, and rates are very reasonable. The staff serves a very nice continental breakfast each day. This trip we stayed in a family suite that had two bedrooms, two bathrooms, fireplace, balcony with an ocean view, refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, and sink. The view from the balcony was beautiful. We enjoyed s'mores on the beach, a package offered by the inn. Everything is within walking distance, even to the ocean. The staff is always very professional and polite, giving assistance as to eating places, specialty shops, anything a person would be interested in. It is impossible for me to say what I liked best because everything was the best. I look forward to returning in December for Christmas festivities.

  • Stayed June 2013, 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, June 27, 2013
Thank you for the great review! We are glad you enjoy the unique rooms and the complimentary continental breakfast! We are so happy you had a wonderful stay and 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:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Carmel
#10 Family Hotel in Carmel
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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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