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“Home away from home” 5 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
Monterey, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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“Home away from home”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2010

We really had a great experience when we stayed at the Hofsas house, the accommodations were excellant. This is a great hotel for the whole family including the dog.

Stayed March 2009
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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 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2010

We stayed at teh Hofsas House during the US OPEN at Pebble Beach, so needless to say it was the only hotel we could get - or afford. But we were satisfied. Room decor and bedding was older but fine for 2 nights. Large bathroom and we had all the needed amenities. The pool is heated, but we didn't have time for it. The hotel is on the outskirts of carmel, but i was 20weeks pregnant and the couple of extra blocks to walk was not a problem for me. It was still within walking distance to everything and it was very quiet. We could see a bit of the ocean from our door. Parking is a bit tricky so I recommend a small car. The staff was super nice and very helpful. The free tour trolley also stops right in front of the hotel. If you're looking to stay in the lap of luxury - this is not the place. But if you just need the basics - it's perfect!

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2010

We chose Hofsas House after reading reviews on TripAdvisor. We arrived about 7pm after a long drive and the receptionist was very helpful. We got checked in no problems and had a room upgrade which was nice. We were given advice on where to eat, maps & info on Carmel which was great. Our room was on the top floor looking over the pines to the ocean - very pleasant. The complimentary breakfast was adequate and you could either sit in the lounge or take a tray back to your room. Hofsas House is ideally located for walking into the center of things and is only a few blocks from the fab beach. We made use of the pool which was nice and in a quiet area of the hotel. Overall it was a pleasant place to stay and would stay there again if back in Carmel.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2010

The 2 main reasons we chose this hotel:
1) Dog Friendly without paying a high price
2) Great Value/Price for the location and amenities; walking distance to town & beach, has 2 saunas & pool

FYI: The "Continental Breakfast" is pretty lackluster; packaged pastries and cookies.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Monterey, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2010

We stumbld upon the Hofsas House in Carmel and fell in love in love with its European charm and helpful staff. My wife and I spent the weekend in a charming ocean view room with a fireplace. The weather was perfect for sipping wine on the balcony watching the ocean at sunset. We highly recommend the Hofsas House.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled with friends
    • 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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2010

This hotel has got to be one of the worst I have stayed in. The rooms are old, decor dated and there was a terrible sewage like smell around the rooms located at the far end of the building. The TV didn't work and the 'heated' pool was cold and had seen better days. It did have two redeeming qualities, the frendliness of the staff and it's location. Would this be enough to make me want to stay there again? Absolutely not.

  • Stayed June 2010
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Sacramento, CA
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2010

My wife and I went to Carmel for our 30th anniversay. The Hofsas House was perfect in every regard. We stayed in room 33 -- King Bed w/ patio and kitchenette.
Full refregereator and 10 cup coffee maker!
Walking distance to most of carmels shops. A bit of a walk if you want to go to the beach-- about 1/2 mile downhill. Coming back would be all uphill -- and steep!

The staff were very friendly and informative -- offering discount coupons and local insite as to where to eat and dress codes-- as well as local 'trivia'.

I've read the reviews that say this place is old and in need of repar. I discount that and say it is an older place- true -- but it is clean, well run and a great location for the price.

The room we had was large, with a separate kitchenette w/ a table and full size refrigerator and a full size 10 cup coffe maker. The kitchenette also had silverware and dishes-- although we did not use them.

The room looks out over the parking lot to the ocean. Great view.

For Carmel this is a jewel of a place and a great rate!!

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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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Also Known As:
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