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The Gualala Cliff Trail on the backside of the hotel was nice scenic walk. The bathroom needs updating and the room was a bit small.

Owners are amazing! Good home feeling. Fires, local places to not be missed. Waves crashing, and amazing sunsets. Stay here if you get the chance!

Was a great stay except our room was maybe 15 feet from the highway. I was told I would have an ocean veiw and got a veiw of the road. The ocean was at the other end of hotel.

Great little hotel brought my dogs they had a great time on the beach. Ocean view from room was great. Would def recommend to a friend and I will be back.

Nice location, but definitely a little older and expensive for what you receive.

Very friendly and accommodating staff. Hotel was older, but still very nice and hard a fantastic location.

great staff, beautiful view of the ocean, nice facility.

This hotel is in a great location at the mouth of the Gualala River overlooking the ocean, and there is a fire pit and breakfast eating area where you can enjoy that view. The rooms are small and don't have the view but they are well maintained and clean with the amenities you expect. The couple that runs the hotel are super friendly and the included breakfast is handmade and really good. Nice place but if you want high end, look elsewhere.

The owners made us feel like family. Lovely touches like the outdoor fire pit and the amazing homemade pastries.

Stayed overnight on my way back to LA from the Redwoods further up the coast.

The staff was very nice, did a good job of keeping the exterior neat, the cleaning staff did a good job with what they have to work with. The "bedroom", while small, was clean, updated, nice beds, etc. but the bathroom was seedy. There were some upgrades, but the sink and faucets were TERRIBLE. No stopper in the sink so don't THINK about accidentally dropping an earring in. Plastic bathtub and shower head that made me double over to shower because it's so low. Screens in window, while there, were warped and allowed flies in. Overall it was marginal for a quick two-night stay, but VERY much in need of an overhaul. That said, the breakfast was all it was advertised to be, excellent and very fresh food. Nice to find.

This is a beautiful spot on the coast. I experienced fog to the north on my way in. And I hit heavy fog about 30 minutes south on my departure. But somehow this section of the coast had a beautiful sunset and was bright and clear the next morning.

Surfs inn is good place to stay. Close to beach and shops. The motel caretaker is an awesome cook. Homemade biscuits and gravy. Freshly made waffle and muffins. She is super nice and know where all the good oysters spot to eat. Thank you !!!

Very comfortable and right on the ocean. Great walking trail nearby.

Good value for the money and excellent location right by the ocean. Complimentary breakfast was a nice bonus!

Perfect location, comfy bed, working heater, tv signal is not like in the city, but is all you need when you are in a amazing coast like this. Super pet friendly. And they have fire pits if you want.

The location was great; clean room; decent breakfast; helpful staff; had a slight view of the ocean but just walked out our door and within 30 feet there it was!

South Highway 1 Gualala CA

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Laundry facilities

Surf Inn places you next to Gualala Bluff Trail and Studio 391 Fine Art Gallery. The 20 rooms at this hotel include refrigerators, microwaves, and coffee makers.


Rooms

Surf Inn's 20 rooms provide microwaves, refrigerators, and coffee makers. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and 37-inch LCD TVs with satellite channels and DVD players. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and designer toiletries, and beds sport premium bedding. Other standard amenities include free local calls and ironing boards. Housekeeping is available once per stay.


Property features

Surf Inn features free WiFi in public areas, a terrace, and laundry facilities. Friendly staff can provide front-desk service during limited hours, and also offer advice about sightseeing. Additional amenities include a garden, a picnic area, and barbecue grills.

Room options

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed

1 Queen Bed | Sleeps 2

Standard Double Room, 2 Double Beds

2 Double Beds | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Surf Inn

Everyone (14) Couples (4) Family (2) Friends (1)
4
Family

The Gualala Cliff Trail on the backside of the hotel was nice scenic walk. The bathroom needs updating and the room was a bit small.

By on Mar 4, 2020

5
Family Business Business

Owners are amazing! Good home feeling. Fires, local places to not be missed. Waves crashing, and amazing sunsets. Stay here if you get the chance!

By on Oct 5, 2019

Review comment responded on Oct 5, 2019

Thank you for your input we appreciate it.

4
Partner Couples

By , from Sacramento on Jul 31, 2019

Review comment responded on Jul 31, 2019

Thank you for your input. We appreciate it.

4
Everyone

By on Jul 17, 2019

Review comment responded on Jul 18, 2019

Thank you for your input we appreciate it.

5
Everyone

By on May 13, 2019

Review comment responded on May 13, 2019

Thank you for your input. We appreciate it.

4
Everyone

Was a great stay except our room was maybe 15 feet from the highway. I was told I would have an ocean veiw and got a veiw of the road. The ocean was at the other end of hotel.

By on Jan 23, 2019

Review comment responded on Jan 29, 2019

We are sorry your experience was not what you wanted. Had we known your request we would have tried to fulfill it. Thank you for your input.

5
Everyone

Great little hotel brought my dogs they had a great time on the beach. Ocean view from room was great. Would def recommend to a friend and I will be back.

By on Dec 16, 2018

Review comment responded on Dec 21, 2018

Thank you for your input. We appreciate it. Merry Christmas!

3
Everyone

Nice location, but definitely a little older and expensive for what you receive.

By , from Oregon on Nov 6, 2018

Review comment responded on Nov 14, 2018

Thank you for your input. We appreciate it.

5
Everyone

Very friendly and accommodating staff. Hotel was older, but still very nice and hard a fantastic location.

By , from nebraska on Oct 3, 2018

Review comment responded on Nov 14, 2018

Thank you for your input. We appreciate it.

5
Everyone

great staff, beautiful view of the ocean, nice facility.

By , from Ukiah on Sep 13, 2018

Review comment responded on Oct 2, 2018

Thank you for your response. We appreciate your words. Karen

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