On our last visit to Carmel-by-the-Sea, we stayed at a comfortable and unique boutique inn called the Hofsas House Hotel.
The hotel opened in the 1940s and it is still operated by the same family. The founding family designed the hotel to look like a Bavarian Inn, inspired by their travels in Germany. The hotel is in short walking distance from downtown businesses and an easy ten-minute walk from the gorgeous and dog-friendly Carmel City Beach.
The hotel rooms have vintage, European inspired decor and comfortable beds. We stayed in a spacious two bedroom, two bath suite with a fireplace, kitchenette, and ocean-view deck. This large room would be great for a family or even a comfortable base for a family reunion.
A continental breakfast (including delicious fresh made breakfast pastries, juice, coffee and yogurt) is available each morning in the lobby. You can opt to take it all on a tray back to your room, and we enjoyed eating breakfast on our room’s private, ocean view deck. The main hotel building was built into a hill, so several of the upper floor rooms offer magnificent views like this.
We were welcomed to our room with a bottle of a local Monterey County wine and a cheese plate from a wonderful local cheese shop.
Our dog, Posey, was delighted to find a whole stack of goodies meant just for her! A cozy, fleece pet bed, a bowl of treats, a frisbee, a collapsible travel bowl, and even a bottle of dog shampoo (great for washing her after a sandy romp on the beach.) The hotel even left us a letter from their “pet concierge” (the family’s yellow lab, “Cajun”). Cajun’s letter welcomed us to the hotel and provided some tips of dog-friendly things to see and do in the area.
I’ve stayed at other hotels with Posey, but this was the only place I’ve ever stayed that went out of their way to make traveling pet owners feel welcome.
Just the second time we went upstairs to our room, we let her off leash and she ran right to our room, waiting for us to let her in. it was clear that like us, the Hofsas House made her feel right at home.
Hofsas House Hotel is located on San Carlos Street, north of Fourth Avenue in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California. The hotel offers a heated pool, dry sauna, free in-room wifi, and off-street parking. Rooms at the Hofsas House start at $119 plus a $25 pet fee. If you are looking for a dog friendly hotel in Carmel, check out Hofsas House.
For more tips for planning a dog-friendly visit to Carmel, check out this post: A Dog Friendly Guide to Carmel
For tips on where to eat and culinary things to do in Carmel, check out this post: Best Carmel Restaurants & Foodie Finds
Our visit was hosted by the Hofsas House hotel. Opinions and photos are my own.