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“Cosy and cute place” 4 of 5 stars
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Hofsas House Hotel
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Between 3rd and 4th Avenues on San Carlos Street, Carmel, CA 93921   |  
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Ranked #18 of 23 Hotels in Carmel
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Cosy and cute place”
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... 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, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Hofsas, Manager at Hofsas House Hotel, responded to this review, August 7, 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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  • 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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Berkeley, California
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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.

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, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Hofsas, Manager at Hofsas House Hotel, responded to this review, July 21, 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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Colchester, Vermont
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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 very clean !! Thank you for a wonderful stay at your hotel !!

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hofsas, Manager at Hofsas House Hotel, responded to this review, July 21, 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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Montreal
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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. Definitely in need of a general update from its vintage '70s look. Carmel is worth the visit. Pretty town. Don't miss the 17 Mile road around the region.

Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Hofsas, Manager at Hofsas House Hotel, responded to this review, July 21, 2014
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.
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Sarasota, Fl.
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57 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This hotel is definitely a bit dated; however the rooms were very spacious and clean. The rooms do not offer any views, but the hotel is a great location, as it is an easy walk to shops and restaurants. Although the breakfast is just pastries, fruit and coffee and OJ, we loved that the pastries are from a local bakery and YUMMY (no yucky prepackaged things). We also enjoyed that we could grab a basket with filled goodies and a carafe of coffee and take it back to our room:-) Overall, a great value for Carmel and we would definitely return!

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 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, July 21, 2014
We're so happy that you enjoyed a great stay with us as well as the complementary breakfast. We sincerely hope you'll visit us again next time you are in Carmel and thank you for the wonderful review.
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Los Angeles, California
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22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Stayed here on our final night on our week-long trip along the Central Coast...overall it was good; not my favorite place or my worst - it was fine - it's a handy stop-off point....

The positives...
Very central location in Carmel
The staff were very friendly and let us check in early
The room was clean and spacious with a balcony and remote view of the ocean.

The negatives...
It was odd to have the fridge and coffee maker in the bathroom - although there was space for it.
I found the bed too firm, but my mum liked it
We could hear the people next door clearly, not great sound proofing.
The breakfast was carbs and liquids.

We could see the pool from our room but didn't go in....

Found a great family run place for breakfast just a block or so down the hill called Friar Tuck...reasonable prices, fast service, all food cooked fresh to order....wish there was one like this near my house!

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 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, July 21, 2014
Thank you for your review… It helps us to see what you enjoyed and where we can improve. We appreciate your feedback and sincerely hope you'll visit us again.
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Los Angeles, California
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28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

I picked this place because most other hotels were really overpriced in Carmel. It's offers most comforts but it's a bit run-down. We didn't get to try the pool, but sitting in the west-looking terrace was very nice. The breakfast could be richer and have a proper venue.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 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, June 26, 2014
We are so happy you chose to stay with us and that you enjoyed the wonderful views. We appreciate your feedback regarding your breakfast and we will look into this. We sincerely hope you will visit us 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:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#11 Family Hotel in Carmel
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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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