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Hofsas House Hotel
Ranked #20 of 25 Hotels in Carmel
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Reviewed January 2, 2013

We spent our 32nd Anniversary vacation at Hofsas House in Carmel by the Sea. The room was large, with fireplace and kitchenette and view of the ocean. The location is short walking distance to all shops, restaurants and the beach at Carmel by the Sea. The Continental Breakfast was very good either in the lobby or with a tray to take to your room. All the staff were freindly and helpful. We hope to return for 33rd anniversary.

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  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Hofsas, Manager at Hofsas House Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded January 3, 2013

We are so happy you decided to spend your anniversary with us and enjoyed a great visit. We hope to see you for your 33rd!

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Reviewed December 30, 2012

We had two, interlinked rooms (one very spacious) with 2 bathrooms and a small kitchen - perfect for a family with older children. The whole set up is unpretentious but everything is well done and nicely finished - and the room cosy to be in in December. The service was good, friendly, and helpful in every way (about the hotel itself, Carmel and trips down the coast). The breakfast (included) of pastries, fruit and drinks was fine - and we could eat it back in our room next to the gas fire. it's a couple of minutes walk from the town centre and not much further from the beach. We'd go back.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with family
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Hofsas, Manager at Hofsas House Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded January 3, 2013

We are glad you enjoyed the spacious rooms and had a great visit with us! We sincerely hope you stay with us again.

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Reviewed December 11, 2012

The hotel and staff were wonderful for a older property which is well maintained. Were were pleased with the overall accommodation. The breakfast was excellent. They provided late check out after a long round at Pebble Beach Country Club.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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Hofsas, Manager at Hofsas House Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded December 16, 2012

Thank you for the great review! We are so happy you enjoyed the service at our family run hotel. We sincerely hope you stay with us again!

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Reviewed November 5, 2012

Style is dated but fits personality of the hotel; reminds me of the story of Heidi in the mountains at Grandpa's house. Enormous room with kitchenette; friendly staff. Walking distance to some restaurants and bars, a little far from center of town. Very clean, great ocean view from the deck.

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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Hofsas, Manager at Hofsas House Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded November 12, 2012

We are glad you enjoyed the wonderful views from the deck and the friendly staff! We thank you for your review and we hope you visit us again next time you are in Carmel.

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Reviewed November 2, 2012

It was a last minute plan to stay in Carmel while driving from SFO to LA. We were not sure about the hotels so we asked our server at Mundaka to recommend some hotels. He recommended four and we called all of them to check availability and price. The best deal came from Hofsas which also upgraded us to their best available room and added breakfast.

This is pretty much a motel with average rooms and no service. The rooms were decent with clean linen. There were some difficult corners which saw dust settlements. Some of the fittings were in need or repair/replacement. The bathroom was in a weird shape but seemed to be done up recently, very neat and clean.

The breakfast lay was probably the worst i have ever seen in my life and it was served at the lobby/check in area which had one sofa set for seating. They did give an option of taking it to the room on a tray.

It has free parking which can come in handy if you want to park and walk around town during the day.

Even after a discounted price i thought it was not worth what we paid. For one night i wont mind staying here, anything longer i will not recommend this place.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Hofsas, Manager at Hofsas House Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded November 12, 2012

We are happy you chose to stay with us on your visit to Carmel, and sorry you did not enjoy the complimentary breakfast choices. We sincerely hope you will consider staying with us again.

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Reviewed November 1, 2012 via mobile

My wife and I stayed here for a couple nights when we visited Carmel. The staff was friendly and the place wasn't difficult to find. It is on the outside of Carmel, so the walk is a tad bit further to the beach. The rooms were pretty oldschool. Paper thin walls, old wallpaper, small television, no fridge or anything like that. The bathroom was nice though. The room was clean and the complimentary breakfast was nice. Overall, a good place but nothing above average. It suited us for what we needed and wanted for the price.

  • Stayed: October 2012
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Hofsas, Manager at Hofsas House Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded November 3, 2012

We are sorry you did not enjoy a comfortable stay with us. We pride ourselves on offering a friendly stay with a wonderfully central location and we sincerely hope you will consider staying with us again.

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Reviewed October 23, 2012

Our stay at the Hofsas House for a recent family reuinion was wonderful. The staff is friendly, helpful and accomodating. Each room offers something unique in the way of decor or little extras such as fireplaces, kitchenettes, balconies, etc. They think of everything! The beach bonfire package included everything you could possibly need from lighters, fire starters, s'mores to hand wipes! We felt very special during our stay.

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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with family
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Hofsas, Manager at Hofsas House Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded October 29, 2012

We are happy you enjoyed your stay and our fun beach bonfire kits! We sincerely hope you will visit us again.

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Additional Information about Hofsas House Hotel

Address: Between 3rd and 4th Avenues on San Carlos Street, Carmel, CA 93921
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Location: United States > California > Monterey County > Carmel
Amenities:
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: $132 - $220 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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