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Hofsas House Hotel

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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 11 September 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

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

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.

Belfast, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 August 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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Hofsas, Manager at Hofsas House Hotel, responded to this review

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.

Livermore, California
Reviewed 22 August 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...

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

We are so happy you enjoyed a great winter escape! Thank you for the review and we hope you visit us again.

Jerusalem, Israel
Reviewed 22 August 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)

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

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!

manchester
Reviewed 9 August 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...

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

Thank you for the great review! We are glad you had a great stay with us and we hope you visit us again soon!

United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 July 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...

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

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.

Reviewed 13 July 2013 via mobile

This place is just on the fringe of town, great location to walk in and not have to drive. The staff were very helpful. If you don,t want to do stairs please let them know as there is some lower access rooms. Overall comfortable.

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

Thank you for your review! We are glad you enjoyed the great location and our friendly staff- we hope you visit us again!

Central Florida
Reviewed 9 July 2013

This is a great little B&B for the money in Carmel. The owner is extremely friendly and will go out of her way to make sure your stay was enjoyable. It is within walking distance to everything Carmel has to offer

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

Thank you for the great review! We are glad you enjoyed the central location! We are so happy you had a wonderful stay and we hope to see you again soon.

Chicago
Reviewed 9 July 2013

I was contacted by the hotel as I was coming in late past 10PM. Thanks, no unpleasant surprises. On the phone, I was given clear instructions about the room and to get in with a code for the locked box to access the key. The stay was relaxing. Friendly staff that made the simple breakfast homely.

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

We are glad you enjoyed our friendly staff and the complimentary breakfast! We are so happy you had a wonderful stay and we hope to see you again soon.

San Diego, California
Reviewed 3 July 2013

You know those bedspreads from the 50's and 60's and glass sidetables with lamps built into them? That's kind of the style you'll find at this one-of-a-kind, hotel/bed and breakfast. The building itself is a 3-story warren of sturdy wooden stairs, kitchy pink paint, Bavarian windows, *huge* , no make that *gigantic*, rooms (many with dutch doors), usually with some...

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

Thank you for the great review! We are glad you enjoy the unique rooms and the complimentary continental breakfast! We are so happy you had a wonderful stay and we hope to see you again soon.

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  • Pool
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
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  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Breakfast
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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: $176 - $313 (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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