European Charm at the Hofsas House in Carmel-by-the-Sea

Though this was a media trip provided by the Hofsas House, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

hofsas house in carmel-by-the-seaA few weeks ago we packed our bags and headed out for our pacific northwest coast adventure from Arizona to Washington. We had made arrangements to stay at the Hofsas House HotelPIN IT! in a little place called Carmel-by-the-sea which I honestly had never heard of and had to look up on a map. It seemed small and quaint so I figured it would be a nice place to explore that was on route to our final destination.

When we arrived in Carmel-by-the-Sea I was engulfed immediately! For anyone who watches Once Upon a Time, it was like I was transported to a fairy tale land with moss covered buildings, narrow lanes, and no street lights. And no, that’s not an exaggeration, its true! As we navigated our way through the charming little streets we finally arrived our cozy European style boutique hotel.

hofsas house in carmel-by-the-seaPIN IT!The light pink building and abundance of colorful flowers everywhere immediately welcomed us with open arms as I parked to check in. It took no time at all to collect our room key(it was a REAL key!) from the extremely courteous front desk help. They even went as far as moving their vehicle for us to have a parking spot directly in front of our room.

hofsas house in carmel-by-the-seaPIN IT!After parking our car and unloading, we headed straight to one of the 38 spacious Bavarian inspired rooms that was ours for the next two nights. I couldn’t wait to open our dutch door entry to then be greeted by a chilled bottle of local wine and cheese from the Cheese Shop. Our room had a new age vintage feel to it and came complete with a fireplace and newly remolded bathroom. The first thing I had to do was step outside to see our ocean view during sunset. Though the view is small, it didn’t matter. Just one nice inhale of the fresh salty air and I was in heaven.

Hofsas House in Carmel-by-the-SeaPIN IT!

Hofsas House in Carmel-by-the-SeaPIN IT!The next day we got up early to check out the complimentary breakfast they offered which was filled with delicious pastries, fruit, yogurt, coffee, and more. They even offered trays for you to carry your breakfast back to your room to enjoy which we did on the patio. When you’re from a big city like Phoenix, you want to enjoy all the beautiful weather and clean air that you can!

Hofsas House in Carmel-by-the-SeaPIN IT!Once our bellies were filled we headed out to explore all that Carmel-by-the-Sea had to offer but with so many gems in the area, that post will have to come later!

Hofsas House in Carmel-by-the-SeaPIN IT!
We are so glad that we had the opportunity to explore such a beautiful area in such a charming boutique hotel. The Hofsas House being family owned and operated for over 75 years really puts them a step ahead of the rest. Then add in the fact that they are family and pet friendly offering welcome gifts for your furry family members, it can’t get any better than that! I would highly recommend anyone traveling in the area or on the coast line to do yourself a favor and head to the Hofsas House in Carmel-by-the-Sea. You won’t find another beauty like it!


  • Angelic Sinova

    The Hofsas House looks so charming and cute! I love the pink coloring of the building. That room definitely looks like something out of a fairy tale book.

  • Rebecca Swenor

    I would love to go visit Carmel some day. It sounds so quiet and gorgeous. The Hofsas House Hotel sounds like a great place to stay. The room looks so comfy and I love the outdoor pool. Thanks for sharing your experience.

  • Robin Masshole Mommy

    That sounds like a wonderful place to stay! If I am ever in the area, I will be sure to stay there myself.

  • Jeanette

    One of my favorite things about Europe is all the little tiny unknown places that tourist don’t know. I would love to explore this area and that hotel looks really neat!

  • mark and kate

    The place looks charming and picturesque! Love the room, by the way! Wish I’ve got that decor in my own room.

  • Pam

    What a cute little hotel. Those pastries look delicious and I could probably spend all day lounging by that pool.

  • Chrishelle

    I have never been to Carmel. I would love to visit someday. The hotel looks so quaint with such old world charm. I love the complimentary breakfast. So much fun.

  • Rese

    I can’t wait to see more images of the hotel and area. We are land locked here in the midwest and anything by the sea sounds charming to me.

  • Jenn @ EngineerMommy

    I remember visiting Carmel-by-the-sea when on vacation! It was such a beautiful town. This hotel looks so quaint and beautiful. I’d love to visit this place!

  • Sarah

    Looks like a gorgeous place to stay, love all of the decor!

  • Brandy

    I am glad you were able to experience this, that’s so awesome! I can’t wait to get away somewhere soon!

  • Liz Mays

    What a beautiful place! I love your room! It’s so nice that they left you some wine and cheese!

  • kendall

    What a beautiful place to stay! I love it! It’s so pretty and classy – Carmel, CA is the prettiest place! Love this post and your pictures are great!

  • Dawn gibson-thigpen

    this hotel looks wonderful. super cozy and i love the photos.

  • Heather S-G

    What a wonderful little getaway! I’m definitely saving and keeping this in mind for next time I plan a trip to that part of the country.

  • Dana

    The Hofsas House looks so quaint and adorable! When my parents traveled to Carmel they had such wonderful things to say about the area – I’d love to visit – and stay at this place!

  • Mimi Green

    The fact that it is pink is really cute and inviting. Nice that you guys got to go for a visit.

  • Bonnie @wemake7

    What a cute place to stay. Everything you shared looks so lovely. I would love to stay there.

  • ricci

    I would love the chance to visit Carmel one day!!! Great pics and post!