If you know anything about Bavarian culture then you know that they’re all about warm hospitality. So it comes as no surprise that the quaint seaside village of Carmel-by-the-Sea would be home to Hofsas House, a cozy, Bavarian-inspired hotel.
The family-owned boutique inn is only one mile from Pebble Beach on the scenic central coast of California. The property is also just minutes from Big Sur, Pacific Grove, and Monterey, as well as the picturesque Carmel Beach.
Hofsas House can be found tucked away on Fourth Avenue and San Carlos St. between dozens of story book houses and cypress tress. And let me tell you, it’s a rare gem. The guest rooms and suites provide an experience unlike anything you’d come across at, let’s say, a 5-star hotel, and makes for a great weekend getaway (especially if you’re looking for romance).
Owned and operated by Carrie Theis, this boutique inn has been impressing guests for the past six decades. The 38 distinctive rooms not only feature old world charm, they also include other amenities such as private balconies, fireplaces, and dutch doors that allow the ocean breeze to swirl around inside.
Although Hofsas House is quite a few blocks away from the beach, if you leave your windows open in the middle of the night, you can actually hear the waves crashing onto the shoreline. It’s as if you were staying at an oceanfront property.
It’s the quietest, most charming hotel I’ve ever had the pleasure of being a guest at.
After all, the hotel’s mosaic coats of arms literally means “Leisure with dignity.”
Make sure to order the Hofsas House Wine and Cheese Package ($30) if you want to arrive and unwind, especially if traveling from afar. There’s nothing quite like checking into your room and having a delicious bottle of Pinot Noir from one of the surrounding estates, along with some Cave Aged Gruyere from The Cheese Shop, waiting for you.
If you have the opportunity, get in a chat with Theis and she will tell you all about the property’s wonderful history. You can make a reservation here.
Between 3rd & 4th Ave
on San Carlos Street.
P.O. Box 1195
Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93921