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Hofsas House Hotel

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Los Angeles, California
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74 reviews
52 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 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... More 

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1 Thank LALawyer2
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. More 

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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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... More 

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1 Thank Christina V
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. More 

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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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... More 

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Thank Robin M
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! More 

2 reviews
Reviewed 8 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... More 

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Thank Jeska H
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! More 

kaneohe
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20 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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... More 

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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! More 

Vaxholm, Sweden
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26 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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... More 

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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! More 

Perth, Australia
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviewed 1 July 2016

We stayed here for one night on our way from LA to San Fran. Check in was good, the staff were helpful and pleasant giving good advice on the town including where to have dinner (We went across the road to Brophys Sports bar, good service and delicious food, the giant pretzel, grilled cheese with tomato soup and the fish... More 

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

We're happy you chose to stay with us and had a clean room and sorry to hear about the other issues you encountered. We appreciate your feedback as we look into all our reviews to see how we can improve. We hope you will visit us again sometime, thank you for the review. More 

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49 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

We stayed last night in the hotel. The staff greeted us very friendly and explained the facilities. The room was clean but totally outdated like the rest of the house. The bathroom was clean but really substandard and is in desperate need of renovation. The biggest disappointment was the so called "continental "breakfast. There is no breakfast room. You have... More 

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Thank Franziska S
Hofsas, Manager at Hofsas House Hotel, responded to this review

We are very sorry to hear you had anything but a wonderful stay at our Bavarian themed hotel. We welcome our guests to bring a tray of breakfast foods back to their room for a more private dining area and we are sorry if you weren't informed of this. We appreciate your feedback as we look into all our reviews... More 

California Hot Springs, California
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33 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2016

We knew this Hotel was going to be great when we checked in at 10am and the room was ready. Obviously this is a rarity with any Hotel. We reserved a dog room. Great little room. It had microwave wet bar, plates, cups, wine glasses and silverware. Nice flat screen TV. Bathroom was small but clean and very nice toiletries.... More 

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

It's so nice to hear you and your pup had a great stay with us! We appreciate you sharing your experience and hope to see you again sometime, thanks for the review! More 

Greenville, South Carolina, United States
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12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

We stayed at this hotel for two nights during a family vacation. There were eight people in our party. We were looking for a place that we could stay together. This quaint little beach town has an eclectic variety of hotels from your typical chain like Embassy Suites to individually owned Bed and Breakfast places. Normally I am quite particular... More 

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Thank Laura G
Hofsas, Manager at Hofsas House Hotel, responded to this review

We're glad you enjoyed our central location, clean rooms and friendly staff! We want all of our guests to have a nice stay and we hope you will choose to visit us again! Thank you for the review. More 

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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
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
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: RM589 - RM1,094 (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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Hofsas Hotel Carmel
Hofsas House Hotel Carmel
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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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