Surf Inn - Gualala

39170 South Highway One Po Box 695, Gualala, CA, United States, 95445show map
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SuperbBased on  78 reviews
Overview

The central 3-star Surf Inn is a great place to stay in Gualala. The hotel opened its doors in 1965 and was remodeled in 2012.

A central location of Surf Inn provides an easy access to Gualala River within a 5-minute walk. It will take 40 minutes to get from the hotel to Ukiah by car.

The hotel is easy access to the pebble beach in Gualala.

The property is 70 km away from Sonoma County airport.

Rooms

Surf Inn consists of 20 rooms where guests can enjoy climate control, pay TV, a dressing area, a writing table and an iron with ironing board. The rooms have a view over the ocean. Room facilities also include a microwave, coffee/tea makers and a fridge for self-catering.

Eat & Drink

A hot breakfast is served in Surf Inn, invigorating guests for snorkeling and fishing. Guests can enjoy American cuisine in Pazzo Marco Creamery located 100 meters away.

Services

The property features free private parking, free self-parking and a vending machine.

Relax

A sun deck, a picnic area and a golf course are also offered on the premises.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Private parking is possible on site for free.

Year renovated:   2012.  Number of rooms:   20.

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Facilities
Wi-Fi
Parking

On-site car park

Luggage storage
24-hour services
Laundry
TV

Flat-screen TV

Sports activities

Fishing

Snorkeling

Golf course

Breakfast

Sports & Fitness

  • Snorkeling
  • Golf course
  • Fishing

Services

  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry

Dining

  • Breakfast

Business

  • Fax/Photocopying

Spa & Leisure

  • Sun terrace
  • Garden area
  • BBQ facilities

Room features

  • Dressing area
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Free toiletries

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Parquet floor
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Check-infrom 2 pmFREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 13 yearsExisting beddingFREEExtra bedChildren above
13 years or adults
Extra bed
Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
PetsPets are allowed on request.
Cancellation
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Rooms and availability

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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
GualalaGualala2000 ft
Gualala RiverGualala River1000 ft Gualala, CA
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TrinksTrinks300 ft39140 Old Highway 1
Pazzo Marco CreameryPazzo Marco Creamery300 ftHwy 1
Bones RoadhouseBones Roadhouse800 ft39080 South Highway 1
Shoreline RestaurantShoreline Restaurant700 ft39300 S. State Hwy 1
Upper Crust PizzaUpper Crust Pizza700 ft39331 S Highway 1
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Gualala Point Regional ParkGualala Point Regional Park1.0 mi Gualala, CA
Van Damme State ParkVan Damme State Park7.4 miHwy 1, Mendocino
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Getting around
Airports
Ukiah (UKI)30.4 mi
Sonoma County (STS)42.6 mi
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Reviews
8.4
SuperbBased on  78  reviews
  • 7.0
    Very good

    convenience to everything

    room not very soundproof, people next door kept me up until very late with their talking, music.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    Beautiful view of the river and beach from the elevated cliff. Right in Gualala town, but set away from the street far enough that there's no street noise. Rooms were clean, had up-to-date furnishings and electronics. Room with two beds was spacious, had a kitchenette, and felt modern.

    The breakfast offerings were mediocre, but pretty standard. A couple of the electronic devices didn't work, but the flat screen TV and heater did, which were important.

  • 4.6
    Guest rating

    The bed was lumpy, pillows were flat, room was dirty, noisy, smelled, floor was filthy.

    Except for the location...everything.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    It was convenient and inexpensive. Clean, on the ocean side of the street. Everything in Gualala is within walking distance, so we were able to walk to dinner, the store, the cliff overlooking the beach. A fine overnight stop on the way up the coast. A little continental breakfast was also included.

  • 5.0
    Guest rating

    Beautiful view. Mp3 Player available in room. Front desk sells Mariner balance toys (but didn't know cost or have wrapping or bags!)

    Smallest motel room I have ever stayed in...EVER! Bathroom window was hard to lock - concerned about security. Bathrooms in urgent need of updating.

  • 9.6
    Exceptional

    The Surf Inn is situated on a bluff overlooking the Gualala River and Pacific Ocean. There is a lovely beach along the shore. The view is lovely and very peaceful. A wonderful place to sit and enjoy the scenery.

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    Lots of Ocean in front of you. Beautiful, very relaxing.

  • 8.4
    Superb

    Friendly staff. Good amenities. Free tasty breakfast. Location. Views and vistas.

    Cable tv did not work. Staff tried 3 boxes, but it still didn't work. Cable was not serviced due to managing staff gone and no cable servicer available due to holiday weekend.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    Breakfast. View from grounds.

    Puffy bedding cover was silly. Good for a laugh. Rooms very small.

  • 6.2
    Good

    We had never been to Gualala before, and we found the community and natural surroundings friendly and beautiful. It was cold and windy, but that didn't totally impede outdoor beach type activities (walking, observing wildlife, etc.)The hotel staff (particularly the woman who greeted us and served the great breakfast (mmm--muffins!) was friendly and pretty helpful. She also told us about Cove Azul, a very nice nearby restaurant for dinner.

    High speed internet connection flaky. Bed (especially the "French pillow top" goosedown mattress topper--very bunched up and uncomfortable!) was the worst in four nights vacation stays at different n ca motels. Bathroom sink wouldn't drain, sink faucet really hard to turn on, and there was a generally moldy smell in the bathroom.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    The room was comfortable and spacious and the kitchen would have been great had we been staying longer. The breakfast was varied, freshly prepared and everything tasted great. Service was excellent and the caretaker personable and helpful.

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    Wonderful position with sea views

    Agree with other reviewers about sound being transmitted through the bedroom walls!

  • 7.0
    Very good

    Breakfast was very good

    Rooms were too small and feather topper on matress way to thick only in the centre of bed so we removed it

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    I loved that it was located right on the beach and I could hear the surf of the ocean. It was a great location in town and would stay there again without a doubt. It would be nice to stay there in the summer when you can sit outside in the lawn chairs and relax.

    What I did like was the wonderful muffins served at breakfast in the morning. What I did not like is the owner keeps the recipe a secret!!!

  • 8.8
    Superb

    Very good location. Management was very helpful and made everything as easy as possible.

    Other "residents" were noisy and inconsiderate. Not the motel's problem at all, but annoying. Room was a bit too small. Again, not a complaint but it is not what I am used to living in.

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Highlights
8
SuperbBased on  78 reviews
Good to know
Check-infrom 2 pmFREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 13 yearsExisting beddingFREEExtra bedChildren above
13 years or adults
Extra bed
Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
PetsPets are allowed on request.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Ukiah (UKI)30.4 mi
Sonoma County (STS)42.6 mi
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