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Hofsas House Hotel

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Reviewed 16 September 2016

Very quaint hotel with antique-ish charm. Very close to downtown Carmel, walking distance to restaurants and shops. Our room was on the top floor with a great view overlooking the treetops in Carmel and a bit of the ocean. For our family of four (our kids 8 an 10 yrs), we had an oversized room with 2 queens and they...

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Porto, Portugal
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Like the title says it nice and clean! Nothing special or to add value. The breakfast is served on the hotel lobby and only has some fresh cakes and coffee on a small space with no tables. The theme is Bavarian and the wifi connection worked ok. The location is good because we can walk to the beach and city...

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Hofsas, Manager at Hofsas House Hotel, responded to this review

We're glad you enjoyed our central location and a nice, clean room! We appreciate your comments and hope you will stay with us again, thank you for sharing your review.

canberra
Reviewed 3 September 2016

Carmel is quite expensive so the Hofsas is reasonably priced particularly given its location quite close to the centre of town.. Mind you for those with walking difficulties it is a bit of an effort to get to the beach and back. The rooms are well appointed and reasonably quiet. We had a room on street level so there was...

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Hofsas, Manager at Hofsas House Hotel, responded to this review

It's nice to hear you enjoyed our central location and friendly staff! Watching the sunset from the deck is always a good time, we hope to see you again! Thank you for the review!

Barcelona, Catalunya
Reviewed 31 August 2016

Very well located and the best value for money. Rooms are what you see in the pictures. Decorated in an old-fashioned way but very cozy and we could say they have a bit of the "Carmel-style" in them. Very welcoming and friendly staff. Breakfast, while being served in the small Recepction, can be taken to the bedroom and it includes...

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Hofsas, Manager at Hofsas House Hotel, responded to this review

We are glad you enjoyed your stay and the value of our Bavarian themed hotel! We want all our guests to feel welcomed and we're happy our friendly staff did just that! Thank you for the nice review, we hope to see you again sometime!

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 14 August 2016

I recently stayed at this hotel for one night on a business trip. The rates are quite reasonable for the area. The rooms are clean but dated. There is no restaurant on the premises and the only one nearby is a loud sports bar across the street. There is a variety of restaurants on Ocean Avenue, four blocks or so...

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Hofsas, Manager at Hofsas House Hotel, responded to this review

We're glad you enjoyed our friendly staff and the reasonable rates of our boutique hotel! We appreciate your comments as we look into all our reviews to see how we can improve. We hope to see you again sometime, thank you for the review.

Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

Friendly and helpful staff, just a short walk from Ocean Ave, and had a decent price for the area. Rooms are dated and the wifi was rough especially in the evening, but they gave prompt attention to the dripping tub faucet. Continental breakfast was sweet pastries, yogurt and fruit, with coffee, tea and OJ offered in the small lobby with...

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Hofsas, Manager at Hofsas House Hotel, responded to this review

We're glad you chose to stay with us and enjoyed our location and friendly staff! We hope you'll visit us again at our Bavarian themed hotel and thank you for taking the time to review.

Reviewed 27 July 2016

The really helpful and friendly service, comfortable, well equipped rooms at this centrally located hotel made our stay in Carmel very enjoyable. Add to that a really good selection of food for the continental breakfast and we found this hotel to be one we will return to next time we are in Carmel. Parking is a little congested and the...

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Hofsas, Manager at Hofsas House Hotel, responded to this review

We're so glad you enjoyed a comfortable room and our friendly staff on your visit! We appreciate you sharing your experience and look forward to seeing you again at our family run hotel! Thank you for the review!

Reviewed 9 July 2016

I stayed at the Hofsas Hotel for two nights and could not be more pleased with my stay. The rooms were charmingly cute, the bathroom was updated, the patio view was gorgeous, and the complimentary breakfast was absolutely delicious. The front staff is extremely helpful and courteous. They even moved one of their cars in the parking slots so that...

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Hofsas, Manager at Hofsas House Hotel, responded to this review

We are so glad you had such a nice stay with us! We strive for excellence and are happy our staff was helpful and you had a delicious breakfast too! Thank you for the review, we look forward to your next visit!

kaneohe
Reviewed 2 July 2016

The staff at this hotel was very friendly and helpful. The room was clean but dated, covered with wall paper, but that was part of its charm. We stayed in a basic room so there was no refrigerator, very few outlets and the bathroom had just a shower, which was small and oddly shaped. For me the bed was too...

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Hofsas, Manager at Hofsas House Hotel, responded to this review

We're happy to hear you had friendly service from the staff at our Bavarian themed hotel! We appreciate your comments so we can see how we can improve and hope you will stay with us again sometime. Thank you for the review!

Vaxholm, Sweden
Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

You eat or pick up your breakfast in the small but nice lobby, so there is a good opportunity to chat with the other guests. On our first day it was foggy and the fireplace in the lobby was a real bonus. Extra plus for the friendly and charming landlady. Carmel may not be to everybodys taste, but if you...

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Hofsas, Manager at Hofsas House Hotel, responded to this review

We're happy to hear you enjoyed the value of our family run hotel and a cozy breakfast by the fire! We appreciate your comments and hope to see you again, thank you for the review!

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Breakfast included
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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 

Additional Information about Hofsas House Hotel

Address: Between 3rd and 4th Avenues on San Carlos Street, Carmel, CA 93921
Region: United States > California > Monterey County > Carmel
Price Range: $189 - $262 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hofsas House Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 38
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#11 Family Hotel in Carmel
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“Higher rooms overlook the ocean and tree tops”
 of 5 bubbles 22jackt, 15 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ask for the oversized rooms for families.”
 of 5 bubbles Sanfordandsons, 15 Sep 2016 | Read review
“V attractively decorated rooms near back of property had been the original cottage. Modern rooms also well equipped & comfortable.”
 of 5 bubbles robinmQ4047SH, 26 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Suggest top floor to avoid noise from rooms above you”
 of 5 bubbles martintutt77, 30 Jun 2016 | Read review
“3rd floor is most accessible”
 of 5 bubbles M5120IRdavidh, 10 Jun 2016 | Read review
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