For over 60 years the place to stay in Carmel has been the Hofsas House Hotel. It’s Old World hospitality at its best. The magic of Germany is showcased in the 38 one-of-a-kind, spacious European rooms, many with ocean views, overlooking the pines in the quaint village.
One of the charms of Carmel is the ability to park and then walk to the wide sandy beach, ethnic restaurants with character, one-of-a-kind shops and galleries, and wine tasting rooms.
Not to be missed is the Carmel Wine Walk, a wine aficionados dream. The ongoing tour is a self-paced, self guided visit to the 14 tasting rooms in the 1×1 square mile of Carmel-by-the-Sea. The Wine Tasting Passport provides a “Wine Walk Flight” of up to 4, 1-oz. pours at the guest’s choice of any 9 of the 14 tasting rooms. Some of the area winemakers actually spend time in their Tasting Rooms. Wine Walk Passports are available at the Carmel Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center.
Next to one of the Wine Walk Tasting Rooms in Carmel Plaza (Wrath) is one of the most renown cheese shops in California, The Cheese Shop. Their selection and high level of customer service surely impress! How about a distinctive Wedding Cake that’s actually layers of artisan cheese?