Hofsas House Hotel, Carmel, California, Affordable Ocean Views

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Pet-friendly Hofsas House, Carmel, California

If you are one of those who enjoy traveling with man’s best friend, you’ve probably heard about or traveled with your dog to Carmel-by-the-Sea. The Hofsas House hotel in Carmel not only offers ocean view rooms at affordable prices, they welcome your four-legged friend in style.

In all of my travels, Carmel is one of the most pet-friendly communities that I have encountered and Hofsas House is the cat’s meow for dogs. With water bowls and pet-friendly restaurants scattered throughout this bohemian village, you’ll feel guilty if you leave your dog at home.

Romantic Hofsas House

My husband and I were married in Carmel, and spent our first night together as husband and wife at the Tickle Pink by the Carmel Highlands and Point Lobos.  This was our first stay at the Hofsas House, the other pink palace. It is a family-friendly property with a swimming pool and sauna. Hofsas House hotel offers concierge service and enhancement packages such as s’mores with all the fixings, and, of course, a dog-friendly package. Did I mention that Carmel Beach is a short walk from the hotel and not only allows dog to run off leash, they are encouraged to romp and roll on the white sands beach.


Complimentary continental breakfast

Your stay at The Hofsas House also includes a continental breakfast. The family-run property likes their guests to come downstairs for breakfast so they can help plan your trip to Carmel.  If I hadn’t opted for their complimentary concierge service, I wouldn’t have learned about Carmel’s Wine Walk by-the-Sea Passport. Of course, you are welcome to bring a tray of fresh fruit, pastries from Monterey’s Paris Bakery, yogurt, juice and a carafe of fresh coffee or hot tea back to your hotel room. Which is exactly what we did, as we didn’t want to miss out on our ocean view room.

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Hofsa House King Suite with ocean view. Photo © Nancy D. Brown

Hofsas House King Suite ocean view in Carmel, California

Our ocean view king suite, room #45, included a fireplace with a Duraflame fire log. We enjoyed a local bottle of wine and a couple of wonderful cheeses from the local Cheese Shop. Our room rented for $175 in the slow season, ranging to a high of $229 – a great value compared to other ocean view properties in Carmel.

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One of the few hotels in Carmel with a swimming pool. Photo © Nancy D. Brown

Insider Tip

Hofsas House hotel is a four story building without an elevator. The owners go out of their way to accommodate guests with disabilities and offer ADA rooms, but there are a lot of stairs on property. In addition to off street parking, Hofsas House features:

  • King and Queen beds
  • Maid service
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchenette
  • Copier
  • Cable/satellite television
  • Shower (no bath tub in our room)
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron and Ironing board
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Telephone and voicemail
  • Alarm clock
  • Microwave
  • Complimentary Wireless internet access
  • Balcony/lanai/terrace
  • Fax machine
  • Handicap room (room 37 offers a king bed with private balcony and ocean view)
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Fireplace
  • Ocean view
  • Connecting rooms

If You Go:

Hofsas House (831) 624-2745

Between 3rd & 4th Ave. on San Carlos Street

Carmel, California 93921

Article written by, YouTube video and photos courtesy of  Travel Writer Nancy D. Brown of What a Trip, Travels from Northern California. I was a guest of Hofsas House hotel.

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