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“Good Location-Clean Rooms” 4 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 22 Hotels in Carmel
Clearwater, Florida
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“Good Location-Clean Rooms”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

I reviewed many places before chosing Hofsas House. We had a little issue with our room being changed, but it was all worked out. We had a room on the front road and the end of the building. It had a fireplace (we did not need it) and a large bathroom with this room. It was quite, with no view. That was ok, since we were driving down Hwy 1 and would see lots of great views. Everything was clean and worked just fine! I walked back from dinner at dark and felt very safe.
If in town again, we would book here but stay for 2 nights and not just one. Carmel is a nice place to relax and enjoy the town.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 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, September 30, 2013
Thank you for the great review! We are so happy you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to your next visit!
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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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Chicago, Illinois
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18 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

Yes, we are a bit prejudiced, but how really can you top the Hofsas House for the $ , the view, the location? Its not the Four Seasons or the Ritz Carlton. Just a great , homey place to stay.

Stay at other places if you want, but you will be back

  • Stayed August 2013, 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, September 17, 2013
Thank you for the great review! We are glad you enjoyed the great location and that you keep coming back! We are happy you had a wonderful stay and we hope to see you again soon.
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

If your looking for a shiney glass palace with bright lights and 33 floors then look elsewhere. If you enjoy cosy nights in, friendly family staff and hot fresh bread for breakfast, then maybe your getting warmer. Stayed here on our honeymoon and it was lovely

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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, September 3, 2013
Thank you for the wonderful review! We are so happy you stayed with us for your honeymoon
and that you had a wonderful stay. We hope you stay with us again next time you are in Carmel.
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Livermore, California
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

My husband and i stayed there in January 2011, we got the 2nd floor facing the pool and the view was great, we could see the ocean and greenery. our room was a gueen size. The bathroom was ok, the shower a little small but cute. having breakfast in your room or on the balcony was great. The whole building feels sort of whimsical. We really enjoyed our stay.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 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, September 3, 2013
We are so happy you enjoyed a great winter escape! Thank you for the review and we hope you visit us again.
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Jerusalem, Israel
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11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013 via mobile

A very lovely place to sleep in when visiting Carmel. Staff is friendly and the continental breakfast is good. We enjoyed here very much and even got to use the sauna (although it was too cold for the pool)

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 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, September 3, 2013
We are glad you enjoyed your stay and the delicious continental breakfast! We hope you visit us again and thank you for the great review!
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37 hotel reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

The outside of this charming old fashioned hotel is very very pink! Also despite the colour we struggled to find the hotel because you cannot enter it into a satnav as there is no street number. Nice welcome from reception who provided lots of information. We had been upgraded to a suite on the top floor from our king with sea view. Lovely huge suite with very big comfy bed. Good shower. Furniture old fashioned but good quality. Fits in with this type of hotel. Balconies are not private but huge open spaces with table and chairs for lounging. We had a kitchen incl microwave and big fridge. This was great for al fresco dining on the balcony. Watch out for Sidney seagull who can awaken you early with his cries. Breakfast was excellent, continental with the freshest pastries and croissants seen so far. Weather here despite the time of year can e cool so there are wood burning stoves in the rooms should you wish to use. Short walk to the town centre. Try "Brophies" bar for the best beer and bar food around. Lots of up market restaurants also within 5 minutes walk.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 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, August 14, 2013
Thank you for the great review! We are glad you had a great stay with us and we hope you visit us again soon!
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United Kingdom
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59 reviews 59 reviews
25 hotel reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

This hotel has grown over the years to become a sprawling series of floors with an excellent outlook on the top floor but not so good lower down. The quality of the rooms was not great with very little sound proofing to separate the rooms. The couple next to us were having an argument and we could hear every word clearly. The television was old fashioned and we could only get one channel to work. We did not use the swimming pool so can't comment on that. They provided a limited but adequate breakfast of pastries and coffee which you can take back to your room or onto the communal balcony. The staff were welcoming and helpful.

Room Tip: Try to get a room on the top floor as that will provide an excellent view out to the ocean.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 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 26, 2013
We strive to offer clean, comfortable, affordable accommodations at our family-operated hotel located in the heart of downtown Carmel. We are happy you enjoyed our friendly service and we sincerely hope you will consider staying with us again.
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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
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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