Hofsas House Hotel
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Hofsas House Hotel
Between 3rd & 4th Ave
on San Carlos Street.
P.O. Box 1195
Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93921
Casual elegance, personal service and traditional family hospitality.

Monday, November 30, 2015

Hofsas House Hotel Announces Its 2016 Packages

The Theis family is celebrating more than six decades of European hospitality at its beautiful Bavarian-inspired Hofsas House Hotel, which is as charming as the town itself. With firm roots in the past, the family is looking toward the future by keeping abreast of guests’ every need.  The hotel has announced their 2016 packages.  2016 is the 100-year anniversary of Carmel-by-the-Sea.  For any packages in 2016 add on a 100 Years of Carmel-by-the-Sea history book for $10.00. 

Carmel-by-the-Sea Celebrates 100 Years:

Celebrate Carmel-by-the-Sea’s 100th Anniversary and Hofsas House Hotels 69th Anniversary with our History Tour!  Delight in the special charms of Carmel on a leisurely, fun and informative two-hour guided walk past enchanting Fairy-tale cottages, through secret pathways, hidden courtyards and award-winning gardens.  At the end of the tour, you’ll  feel like a local.  Cost is $25 per person.  When booking use promotion code:  HHWALKS.

Get Artsy Package

For decades, Carmel, California has been an artist’s enclave!  Today there are more than 80 art galleries in walking distance from the hotel.  The Hofsas House Hotel is no exception and has been touched by one of the World’s most famous artists.  Did you know?  Maxine Albro was commissioned by Donna Hofsas to paint the welcoming mural and the headboard featured in room 47 of the Hofsas House.   In the 1940s and 1950s, Maxine was living in Carmel and was friends with Donna.  After the main four-story addition to the Hofsas House was complete in 1957, Donna asked Maxine to paint the mural and add other highlights to the front of the building to enhance the Bavarian theme.  Maxine also painted the three pictures hanging in the lobby.

The  Hofsas House Get’s Artsy with its special Artist Package.  Stay in the Room 47 – the room Maxine Albro painted!  Carmel continues to be an artist colony and attracts some of the World’s most famous artists.  The Hofsas House is located within blocks of one of the World’s most premiere sculptors.  As part of the hotels Get Artsy package, guests will have the opportunity to meet local Carmel sculpture Steven Whyte (subject to his availability) and take a personal tour of his studio (located only two blocks away from the Hofsas House).  Steven Whyte’s studio tours are subject to the artist’s availability. Call Hofsas House the Hofsas House to book this package.  Guests can also experience the new Carmel Art Tours, www.carmelarttours.com800-979-3370,for $25 per person, reservations required and this tour can also be arranged in advance by the Hotel staff.

Third Night's A Charm

Book 3 nights and the 3rd is 1/3 off. A getaway is always a wonderful break…they just don’t last long enough. At Hofsas House we know the 3rd nights a charm. Subject to availability. Minimum of three (3)-night stay required. Savings reflected in rate at time of booking. If modifications to reservation are made during your hotel stay (e.g. early departure), the promotion is void and your rate will be adjusted to the rate of the day. Taxes and gratuities not included. Offer not applicable to groups, negotiated or third-party rates. Not combinable with any other offers. Not applicable to existing reservations. Blackout dates apply.   Offer valid from November thru February excluding holidays and AT&T golf week.  Mention Code HHCHARM when booking.

Golfer’s Delight

The Hofsas House Hotel has partnered with one of the Monterey Peninsula’s best golf courses. Book a stay and add a round of golf at the recently renovated and immaculate green grasses of the historic Quail Lodge Golf Club! Play an 18-hole round of golf including shared cart and range balls for an additional $100 per person.  When booking use promotion code HHQUAIL and let us know what day you would like to play and whether you would prefer an AM or PM tee time.  Our staff will make the arrangements.  Tee times based on the availability of the Quail Lodge Golf Course.

Wine and Cheese Package

Stay at the Hofsas House and order our special wine and cheese package for $30.  Enjoy a bottle of Monterey County Wine and a cheese pairing from the Cheese Shop when you order the Wine and Cheese Package in advance.  Please order 48 hours in advance of stay and specify red or white wine.  In addition, taste wines at nine different Carmel tasting rooms on the Wine Walk by-the-Sea with a Wine Tasting Passport.  The Carmel Wine Walk by-the-Sea is pleased to offer a Wine Tasting Passport for $65, which entitles the buyer to one $10 flight at each of nine tasting rooms (a $90 value).  The Wine Passport can be purchased from our concierge after checking in.

Tail Wagging Package:

Hofsas House is one of the most dog friendly hotels in Carmel. Guests receive a complimentary Doggie Welcome Package upon arrival that includes:

·                Hofsas House Dog Frisbee

·                Hofsas House collapsible dog bowl

·                Special Dog Bed 

·                Letter from Cajun. our onsite Pet Concierge

·                Special dog amenities package

·                Tips and recommendations for your four legged friends stay

·                Walking Trail and Hiking Guide

·                A package of treats.

·               Coastal Canine Magazine—offering the best four legged options for visiting Carmel

Minimum two (2)-night stay. $25 fee per night for one dog and $40 per night for two.

Take a Hike at the Hofsas House Hotel

Experience Big Sur hiking trails ranging from tranquil walks along a coastal waterfall to miles-long ascents through the redwoods and into the rugged wilderness or take in magnificent Point Lobos State Park.  After a day of hiking the Big Sur coastline, guests relax in the hotel’s heated swimming pool or European dry saunas. Package includes a $25 gift certificate for Carmel’s 5th Avenue Deli.  Offer valid from March 1 thru May 31, 2016 with a minimum of a two (2)-night stay. Mention HHNature at booking. Offer not valid with any other discounts, promotions or thru a third party booking agent.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Theis Family Holiday Traditions

Every holiday season our family has traditions. This year we want to share what makes our holidays sparkle. We hope you enjoy!


1.  Walking the streets of Carmel-by-the-Sea To Look At Christmas Lights. Take a stroll and soak it all in! 


2.  Christmas Movie Night! Celebrate Xmas with Clark Griswold, Charlie Brown and The Grinch. What is your favorite holiday movie?


3.  Buying And Picking Out The Family Christmas Tree and Decorating. Ahhh the memories. Stop by and check out the Hofsas House lobby tree!


4.  Putting out Santa's Cookies and Milk. Don't let Santa leave on an empty stomach. 


5.  Baking Christmas Cookies. Home baked cookies all the way.


6.  Hanging the Christmas lights. You don't have to go all out, but a little color is a must. 


7.  And our favorite Theis Family tradition is ... Christmas Dinner. Christmas traditions start at the dinner table.