Visiting Carmel, California is always a good time, and one of my family’s favorite quick getaways. If I need a change of scenery and can’t afford to take the time or money to go far, then Carmel is my go-to destination. Even more than that, the Hofsas House hotel in Carmel is our go-to accommodations for the family. We recently had a soccer tournament that took us to the bay area, so we decided to take the opportunity to spend the weekend at Hofsas House. I’ve shared this destination with you before, but I want to share the top 8 things to love about Hofsas House in Carmel.
2-bedroom suites for families – I’ve traveled with my kids quite a bit, and bedtime in hotels can be quite frustrating when you want kids to go to sleep, but the grownups want to stay up. Having two connected bedrooms (with one access door to the whole suite) is amazing for couples to have their alone time after kids have gone to bed. Hofsas House offers a variety of 2-bedroom suites, and they’re oh so spacious!
Pet-friendly – While we haven’t taken Lucy to Hofsas House yet, they are dog friendly and even have their own resident pup. The next time we visit, we have plans to take our dog so she too can enjoy Carmel, the beach, and Hofsas House! Carmel is such a dog-friendly town and dogs are even allowed on the beach, and they’re so fun to watch!
Delicious breakfast pastries – Every morning, freshly made pastries are brought into the lobby, for breakfast. My kids go crazy over these because there is a large variety, and they’re all delish. We ate them up so fast, I forgot to snap a picture!
Location – walking distance to all Carmel has to offer, including 5th Avenue Deli. If you’ve never walked into town, you’re missing out. The streets are lined with trees and adorable boutique after boutique. You can also get to some excellent restaurants, and one of our favorite stops – 5th Avenue Deli. We always make a stop here to pick up a picnic for the beach, or a meal in your room. You get a variety of food options and some seriously yummy eats.
Close to the beach, including an ocean view – Stand out on the balcony and take in the sea air, or take a stroll down to the beach. While it’s not far, I recommend driving to get a close spot. Fall is when the water is the warmest, if you want to take a dip. But we love to just sit on the sand and watch the kids splash around and make sand castles and moats.
Heated pool – Probably the kids favorite feature is the year round heated pool! Whether it’s winter or summer, the pool is always awaiting, which is perfect for when the ocean is too cold.
Excellent customer service from a family-owned property – I always receive the most friendly customer service when we visit Hofsas House. We feel at home, and oh so welcome to be visiting. It’s enough to make us want to go back time and time again.
Guest package offerings – Hofsas House always has a nice selection of package offers to make the most of your stay. Choose from one of the following:
- Hofsas Keepsake Package, $50
- Romantic Evening, $75
- Birthday Celebration, $105
- Anniversary Celebration, $105
- In-Room Massage, $80
- Golf Stay & Play, $125
So many things to love about Hofsas House! If you’re planning a visit to Carmel-by-the-Sea, I highly recommend looking them up!