Surf Inn

Star Rating
2.5 out of 5
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4.0 / 5Very Good
565 reviews


  • Free Parking
  • Pet Friendly
  • Breakfast Available
  • Laundry


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Gualala River
    3 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Gualala Point Regional Park
    7 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Sea Ranch Golf Links
    21 min drive
  • Airport
    Ukiah, CA (UKI-Ukiah Regional)
    95 min drive

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    About this area


    Located in Gualala, Surf Inn is in the city center and on a river. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Cooks Beach and Gualala Point Regional Park, while Studio 391 Fine Art Gallery and Gualala Arts Center are cultural highlights.

    Popular Location

    What's nearby

    • Gualala River - 3 min drive
    • Gualala Point Regional Park - 7 min drive
    • Pebble Beach - 9 min drive
    • Black Point Beach - 11 min drive
    • Sea Ranch Golf Links - 21 min drive

    Getting around

    • San Francisco, CA (SFO-San Francisco Intl.) - 178 min drive

    About this property

    Surf Inn

    Along with WiFi in public areas, this smoke-free hotel has coffee/tea in a common area and laundry facilities. Self parking is free. Additionally, a garden, barbecue grills, and a picnic area are onsite. All 20 rooms offer WiFi, microwaves, and LCD TVs with satellite channels. DVD players and premium bedding are among the other amenities that guests will find.

    Property amenities


    Available in all rooms: WiFi (USD 0 per night)
    Available in some public areas: WiFi (USD 0 per night)

    Parking and transportation

    Free self parking

    Food and drink

    Full breakfast available for a fee daily 8:30 AM–10:00 AM: USD 0 for adults and USD 0 for children
    Coffee/tea in common area(s)

    Family friendly

    DVD player
    Laundry facilities
    Rollaway beds available


    No elevators

    Guest services

    Laundry facilities

    Languages spoken



    BBQ grill(s)
    Picnic area


    Smoke-free property

    Room amenities


    Blackout drapes/curtains
    Premium bedding
    Rollaway beds available


    Designer toiletries
    Shower/tub combination


    37-inch LCD TV
    DVD player
    Satellite channels

    Food and drink


    Very Good

    5 - Excellent
    4 - Good
    3 - Okay
    2 - Mediocre
    1 - Poor
    Service and Staff
    Property condition


    • Disliked: Property conditions & facilities

    Worst mattress ever. EVER. Old and creaky. They cover it with an extra thick pad to try to cushion the old hump of springs but it doesn’t work. Fail. Better off sleeping in your car or on the floor, which is where I ended up.

    Stayed 2 nights in Jan 2020

    5/5 Excellent

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

    Lovely little inn

    Beautiful property we loved the fire pit and bluff trail right by the water.

    Stayed 1 night in Jan 2020


    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service

    OK, with a couple of problems

    The room was clean and the bed comfortable, and being pet friendly is a big plus. The adjacent Gualala Bluff Trail is wonderful. We didn't take advantage of the breakfast because we were visiting family at Sea Ranch. The problems were (1) the bathroom light and fan are on one switch, and the fan is INCREDIBLY noisy. VERY annoying! (2) We stayed Christmas week, so the weather was cold and we needed to have the heater on. (There was NO heat in the bathroom that I could discern.) The room is heated with a wall heater controlled by a knob. We set the knob at the lowest setting, so it would go off and on, but during the night the room became too hot even when the heat was off, but we couldn't turn it all the way off or it would have been too cold.

    Stayed 2 nights in Dec 2019


    • Disliked: Cleanliness, room comfort

    Bed Bugs in Room #109

    I stayed here two nights with my parents during Thanksgiving and on the first night, I woke up with 20 hives all over my upper body from bed bug bites. Since I'm allergic to insect bites, I had to visit the local community urgent care to get treatment while on holiday. The front desk lady at Surf Inn was super nice and allowed my family to switch rooms, which was a redeeming quality since the upgrade had a great view and was lot more comfortable. The breakfast is also quite good! However, my mother found the owner very rude during our entire stay and we will probably not recommend this location to anyone in the future.

    Stayed 1 night in Nov 2019


      We spent two nights here. The property was probably built in the early 1960's. It has been upgraded over time but it could use a complete remodel to keep customers coming back. The TV remote did not work. The electric wall heater worked the first night but not the second.

      Stayed 1 night in Nov 2019

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