Large families wishing to visit Carmel-by-the-Sea need look no further than Hofsas House Hotel. I stayed in the roomy Family Suite with two adults and three children under the age of six. Would I stay here again? You betcha.
This suite contains a king bed in one room and two queens in the second room. There are two spacious bathrooms, each with bathtubs and a vanity area. Suites include either a fireplace or a dining area and either a full kitchen or a microwave and a refrigerator.
The bedspreads are pastel and flowery, the headboards are brass, and the lamp shades have tassels. If you’re into modern décor, as I am, Hofsas House may not be for you. However, with that being said, I still enjoyed my stay here tremendously. I especially loved the Dutch front door. It kept the children amused all weekend!
In Carmel-by-the-Sea, (otherwise known as Carmel) businesses and houses have no street numbers, rather houses have names! On the last day of my trip, I took the kids for a leisurely drive around Carmel’s unique neighborhood; the house handles are fabulous! With names like Dog’s Breath, Carmelized, Woof House, The Sandbox, Somewhere, and Little Sur; a Tour ’de Suberb will leave your wee one’s giggling all the way home.
Hofsas House offers its guests a s’mores kit complete with everything families need to build a fire to cook them with! Did I mention that it’s legal to build a fire on the beach in certain areas in Carmel?
My room came with a complimentary bottle of wine and yummy cheeses from a local shop. Delish!
Your stay at The Hofsas House includes a continental breakfast with or without complimentary concierge service (they can bring breakfast to you.) If Hofsas House Hotel was just a camper shell with a mattress thrown inside, I would still book a stay here for the morning pastries from Paris Bakery. My advice to first time visitors, wear pants with large pockets. Stuff your pockets with as many pastries as possible, and then drive them over to my house immediately. Got that?
The Hofsas House is a four story building without an elevator. If you need help with your luggage or a stroller, someone from the front desk will gladly assist you.
While the hotel is just a short walk from Carmel’s main attractions, on the way to dinner, my two youngest children demanded piggy back rides after just 4 minutes of walking. If you have young children, bring a stroller.
Disclosure: I received complimentary lodging as a guest of The Hofsas House. The Hofsas House did not request that I express any particular point of view and my reviews always reflect my honest opinions.