Where To Stay In Carmel-by-the-Sea: Hofsas House

I had the opportunity to go to Carmel-by-the-Sea this month. I was very excited for this trip as it has been absolutely freezing in MN the last few weeks and I was ready to get out. As part of this trip, I was offered a hosted stay at the Hofsas House. It is a charming, Bavarian styled hotel in Carmel-by-the-Sea.

My Room at Hofsas House

I loved my room at Hofsas House! It was nicely furnished with an antique vanity (loved this!), TV, King sized bed, chairs, and tables. It was exactly what I needed for a fun but yet relaxing trip to Carmel-by-the-Sea. I loved the large bathroom and toiletries that were offered. My absolute favorite though was the fireplace! Another great thing about Hofsas House is that they offer wine packages. For my stay, I had the Monterey Wine & Luna’s Chocolates, which were amazing!! I even went to the 5th Avenue Deli my last day to buy a package of Luna’s chocolates to bring back to MN. They may or may not have been eaten already!

Hofsas House fireplace

Hofsas House: toiletries

Amenities and Packages at Hofsas House

Their amenities include a year-round heated pool, sauna, and delicious pastries from a local bakery every morning for breakfast. All of these are part of your stay at Hofsas House. However, if you’re looking for more, you can request one of their fabulous packages to be included with your stay. Below are packages that you can take advantage of while at Hofsas House.

  • Get Artsy Package: This includes staying in the room that was painted by the artist, Maxine Albro. (She’s the artist that did the mural near the entrance and also paintings in the lobby.) It also includes a gourmet cheese tray and bottle of wine.
  • Wine and Chocolate Package: This is the one I had! It includes a pack of sea salt caramels from Lula’s Chocolates and a bottle of Monterey wine. I loved this anything with caramel is my absolute favorite! I also thoroughly enjoyed the bottle of wine from Dawn’s Dream.
  • Tail Wagging Package: Hofsas House is one of the most dog-friendly places to stay at in Carmel! Since they offer dog-friendly rooms, they also offer a great package for you and your dog if you’d like. It includes a dog bed, Frisbee, bowl, and a bag of treats. If you’re looking for a place and package to stay with your dog, Hofsas House is the place to stay!
  • Spa Package: Enjoy a 60-minute massage or facial by Cinq Mondes. You’ll also receive a gift from Cinq Mondes.

Hofsas House mural Hofsas House: pastry breakfast Hofsas House: wine and chocolates

Hofsas House pool

Photo courtesy of Hofsas House

Now that you know more about Hofsas House and the great rooms and amenities that they provide, I hope you check them out for your next stay in Carmel-by-the-Sea. They can also help you plan out your day’s activities if you’d like. Carrie, the owner, helped me plan out some stops to Big Sur and also my Wine & Walk Tour and I am so glad I spoke to her about them. All of her tips helped me a lot with having a great time in Carmel-by-the-Sea and stay at the Hofsas House. I hope to be back there again soon!


Alisha Ruud is a Lifestyle and Travel blogger. She is an animal lover, volunteers with a local animal rescue, avid reader, and motorcyclist. With her many interests, she has found a way to inspire others with the same interests and goals in life. She also likes to keep things fun!

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