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Hofsas House Hotel 2.5

Carmel, California, United States

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  • Great location close to downtown Carmel's restaurants and shops
  • A nice heated outdoor pool, and sauna
  • Some rooms have private balconies
  • Fourth-floor observation deck with ocean views
  • Free off-street parking
  • Free breakfast in the lobby
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Some rooms are dog-friendly, for a fee


  • Old tube TVs in most rooms
  • Some complaints of thin walls
  • Decor is lackluster and dated
  • "Kitchens" in rooms lack stoves

Bottom Line

This 38-room German-chalet-style boutique hotel is unique for multiple reasons. First, it actually has a few on-site facilities, including a well-kept (and attractive) heated pool and two saunas. Although rooms are rather bland and dated, with empty walls and old tube TVs, they're clean, large, and have plenty of natural light; some even have private balconies and fireplaces. While there aren't any dining options on-site, the hotel's location is perfect for parking the car and walking to the downtown Carmel area. Being that the hotel was built on a hill and stands four stories tall (most in Carmel are no more than two), the viewing deck, balconies, and even some rooms, offer glimpses of the beautiful Pacific.

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Ideal location for exploring Carmel by foot, just a short walk from downtown's thriving restaurant and shopping scene

Located on a beautiful tree-lined street in downtown Carmel, the immediate area offers a charming, quaint vibe with plenty of restaurants, bars, and cute shopping boutiques within walking distance. With the free off-street parking, it's the perfect place to park the car and walk to explore the area. While the beach is about a 20-minute walk away, it's still easily accessible, especially if guests opt for taking the car.

  • 1-hour, 24-minute drive to San Jose International Airport
  • 1- to 5-minute walk to various restaurants, boutiques, and bars
  • 13-minute walk to Forest Theater
  • 20-minute walk to Carmel Beach
  • 5-minute drive to Carmel Mission
  • 7-minute drive to Tor House, home of famous poet Robinson Jeffers
  • 8-minute drive to Pebble Beach Golf Course
  • 10-minute drive to Gravity Garden
  • 15-minute drive to Point Lobos

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Between 3rd and 4th Avenues on San Carlos Street, Carmel, California 93921, United States


(831) 624-2745

Room Types

  • Deluxe Suite w/ Fireplace
  • King Room W/ Balcony, Ocean View
  • Room Selected at Check-In
  • Single King View Room
  • Single Queen Room
  • Suite W/ Kitchen
  • Two Bedroom Family Suite
  • Two Queens Room

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