My sister and I did the one hour drive from my hometown to the charming city of Carmel by the Sea. This charming town is the perfect getaway spot for any occasion. For me, it was a quick weekend trip to destress from work. Carmel by the Sea is a small beach town with amazing restaurants, shops, and hotels. We were super excited to check out Carmel for the first time as adults. During our visit we  stay at Hofsas House in Carmel by the Sea. In my opinion, one of the best place to stay at when visiting Carmel by the Sea. The Hofsas House has been family own for over 60 years. The Thesis family has worked very had over many generations to provide a special experience for all of their guest. This unique Bulvarian- inspired hotel has 38 one of a kind rooms on their property with amenities like fire places, private balconies, kitchens and patios. And because of their hotels location your almost  guaranteed a spectacular view right from your room. If the beauty of the property was not enough they also offer continental breakfast for all their guest.

What I loved the most was the decor, the entire boutique hotel is lovely pink with a touch of black surrounded with different flowers throughout the property. Something completely different to the usual white walls we see at almost all the hotels or Airbnbs right now.  You really can see the European touches throughout the hotel. On top of that they had beautiful Dutch doors that you can open to let the rays of sunlight and breeze in. Depending of what room you get you might be lucky enough to see the ocean right from your room. The view in the morning is simply breathtaking. Every room in this property has it own unique decor with antique finishes which just furthers add to its charm. One other perk of the hotels is their heated pool and dry sauna, which are perfect to further relax during your stay. Overall, this boutique hotel is an instagramers/ blogger paradise. On top of that the staff is genuinely friendly they go above and beyond for their guest. They gave us information of the town and all of the must see spots it has to offer. Something we loved about this place is the fact that It’s literally less than 5 minute walk from anything you want to do for the day, honestly you don't even need your car to get around. Once you get there you won't even have to more your car.    

* I was hosted by Hofsas House for an honest review.

So what did my sister and I do during our weekend in Carmel by the Sea ? Well we did a little bit of everything.

On our first official full day my sister and I got up around seven to go for a walk / run on the beach. Whenever we are on vacation we like getting up early and explore. The hotel is like a 5 minute walk from the center and another 5 minute walk from their to the beach. As we were making our way to the beach we were lucky to the sunrise from our balcony.  Not only that it seemed like everyone was sleeping in so it was very peaceful on our walk down to the beach, a very nice way to start our day if you ask me. We actually went during the off season so Carmel was not so packed with tourist so it actually allowed for a more peaceful time, since you could walk around and not feel so crowded.

Our hotel offered us continental breakfast with orange juice, coffee, and pastries.  As we got ready to conquer the day we got some pastries and juice. I highly recommend trying the pastries I believe they get them from a bakery in town. After getting ready my sister and I decided to try Carmel Coffee I had seen this place on one of our walks and when I searched online for the best coffee places around this one came up. Its located down a cute ally (great spot for an instagram shot), I got a latte and my sister got the iced chi and we split a breakfast sandwich.  I would recommend the breakfast sandwich, it's pretty big and great for sharing. The coffee was okay I was expecting it to be very good since so many people had recommended this place. If you do want a little stronger coffee I would try carmel valley coffee definitely worth it! 

Down below you will find pictures of our trip including pictures where we ate and a little travel vlog hope you enjoy and consider visiting Carmel by the sea for your vacation and decided to try out Hofsas House as a place to stay you would truly enjoy it.