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“Great location, comfortable beds, excellent value” 5 of 5 stars
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720 Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach, CA 92648   |  
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Ranked #2 of 16 Hotels in Huntington Beach
Los Angeles
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
“Great location, comfortable beds, excellent value”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2012 via mobile

This Inn is across the street from the beach. It has a nice deck you can relax and enjoy the sunset or breakfast. It's a couple blocks from Main street Huntington Beach. Overall a great place to stay a night or 2 to enjoy the beach, there is no pool but the beach is right there. It is right on Pacific Coast Hwy so the road can be noisy. Overall a great stay.

  • Stayed June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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, General Manager at Huntington Surf Inn, responded to this review, June 28, 2012
Dear ntaormina,

Thank you so much for choosing the Huntington Surf Inn as your lodging of choice in Huntington Beach. We pride ourselves in giving you an honest experience and appreciate the fact that, as a saavy traveler, you have seen through the fluff and identified keypoints that make the Inn a preferred destination for many of your fellow guests.

We promise to continue to take great care of our guests, and to develop ways to improve the value your stay. We hope to see you again soon!

L. Han
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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San Antonio, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2012

Perfect location and great hotel with warmth and personality. Walking distance to everything. Great parking when we did need to drive anywhere. The trip was to San Deigo and Orange to look at colleges. We chose Huntington for something different and are so pleased that we did. Huntington Surf Inn was my daughters idea and it worked out prefectly. We were able to visit the colleges on her list and even see Hollywood Blvd. and Venice beach. We will stay at Huntington Surf Inn when we are in southern California again.

Room Tip: Room # 4 was good. 5-9 put you closer to the street and deck. The deck can get noisy depending on t...
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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HuntingtonSurfInn, General Manager at Huntington Surf Inn, responded to this review, June 7, 2012
Dear cam w,
It was indeed our pleasure to be your host. We are grateful that your daughter researched our property and allowed us to share a little bit of California hospitality with your family during an undoubtedly momentous trip to look at colleges. Your kindness in reviewing us is much appreciated, and will remind us to keep improving. See you next time in room 5!
L. Han
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Springdale, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2012

My wife and 8yr old daughter and I just returned from a 7 day vacation in southern California. We absolutely loved the Huntington Surf Inn run by Julie and James. We are not big fans of the impersonal big hotel chains where you trek down long, indoor corridors to your room. At the Surf Inn, (where all rooms are elevated/2nd floor rooms) you open your door and your outside looking at the ocean!

Steps away from your door is a large, elevated outside patio which provides the perfect place to start your morning with a cup of coffee or to end your day by watching a beautiful sunset. Julie and James are like family, always calling you by name, checking to see if you need anything or asking about your day. This is the perfect Mom & Pop top place to stay if you like being by the ocean and being w/in walking distance to everything Huntington Beach, including the pier which is just 3 blocks away.

The Huntington Surf Inn is "not" loaded with amenities, however, you don't vacation in So Cal to hang out in a hotel! What the Surf Inn does have is clean comfortable beds, large hot showers, HD flat screen TV's, a super friendly staff, and a ideal location to call home during your vacation!

We will definitely be back, but not soon enough.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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HuntingtonSurfInn, General Manager at Huntington Surf Inn, responded to this review, June 2, 2012
Dear Kelly K,
Thank you very much for your thoughtful comments. We are also especially grateful for your kindness in treating James and Julia graciously. Having only nine rooms means that you are like our family coming down to HB to visit, and the entire staff of the Inn are glad you indeed felt that way.
Our expressed goal other than awesome customer service is to provide you with great value, especially in these "interesting" economic time. Hopefully our guests will appreciate that we omit some fluff in exchange for meaningful services that will save on your bottom line like free parking and free wifi.
Our deck is indeed a unique meeting point for the Inn. We look forward to seeing your family on the deck again soon at sunset!
Please take care,
L. Han
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2012 via mobile

Perfect location we walked everywhere we wanted to go no need to drive room 5 is sweeeeeeeet! We will be back

  • Stayed May 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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HuntingtonSurfInn, General Manager at Huntington Surf Inn, responded to this review, May 14, 2012
Dear Sk8trash,
We are super stoked as well that you enjoyed room 5. It is one of our iconic rooms and certainly echoes our desire to be a little different from your average lodging. We are grateful that you plan to come back, and look forward to serving you again soon.
L. Han
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Price, Utah
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

My daughter and I stayed at the Huntington Surf Inn for 2 nights in April 2012 and enjoyed it so much. It is a small, homey Inn and just right for the 2 of us. The beach is just across the street and it was wonderful! You can easily walk to stores in Huntington Beach or drive up the coast to the Aquarium in Long Beach. We enjoyed our stay. The only bad thing was there was no coffee maker or a microwave, which would have been nice. But overall it was very enjoyable, and we would stay here again. (One negative thing was they just have a shower and my daughter would have enjoyed relaxing in a tub. Also there were hairs in the shower and I had to clean them before we got in)

Room Tip: Ask if they have a room with a microwave(the ad said they did, and ours didn't have one. I didn...
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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HuntingtonSurfInn, General Manager at Huntington Surf Inn, responded to this review, May 4, 2012
Dear SueHD,

Thank you very much for sharing your insights about our property. We are proud to have been able to provide you with a down home experience just minutes from the beach and fun of downtown Huntington Beach.
Indeed we do have microwaves for in room use and will certainly remind future guests about their availability. We appreciate also your extra custodial work. We would like to assure you that that is an exceedingly rare event, and that certainly it is high on our list of priorities to ensure that you have a fantastic stay. We hope to see you again soon!

Take care,
L. Han
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Northampton, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2012

Stayed with my 84-year-old mom in room #3, the Jimi Hendrix room. Fun! We felt like we were visiting family by Julie & James. They are the best, down to earth, funny, nice, caring. Forgot a bag outside our door and within minutes, they picked it up and returned it, and whenever we ran into them coming and whenever we saw them, they called us by our first names. There are steps to the 2nd floor where the rooms are located, and they were difficult for my mom, but she was a trooper and made it up and down several times. We visited our neighbors out on the deck. We will definitely book it again. We split our vacation between two motels, and I regret that. I'll stay at Surf Inn the whole time next visit. We didn't need a car either. I miss J&J!

Room Tip: PCH traffic can be noisy, but by lining the dirty clothes inside of the door to insulate it, as well...
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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HuntingtonSurfInn, General Manager at Huntington Surf Inn, responded to this review, May 4, 2012
Dear Michele B.,
Wow...thank you for your kind words. J&J are nice folks and will always treat you like family. We try harder at the Inn, to paraphrase the Avis commercial, and are always grateful for the opportunity to serve wonderfully kind guests like you and your mother.
Take care. Hopefully we will be hanging out together along with the other guests on the deck again soon.
L. Han
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Seatte
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2012

Just got back after staying with 2 teenagers in Room 2! Great place....LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION, says it all. Besides that , Julie and James are so nice and welcoming, very down to earth. Room was comfy and cozy, great bed. We even got to use the microwave ;) The sitting area is comfortable, you can sit and watch the world go by at your feet!!

Room Tip: Room 1 might be noisy!
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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HuntingtonSurfInn, General Manager at Huntington Surf Inn, responded to this review, May 14, 2012
Dear SeattleZippy,
We thank you for your kind thoughts about James, Julia, and the Inn. We are glad you brought up your use of a microwave. Indeed we do have microwaves on site, and guests can just ask at the front desk for them at any time.
Our deck is a favorite feature for many of our visitors, as well as for James and Julia. Who will forget the HB sunset after hanging out on the deck with fellow guests "watching the world go by"!
Take care,
L. Han
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Additional Information about Huntington Surf Inn

Address: 720 Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach, CA 92648
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Location: United States > California > Orange County > Huntington Beach
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Huntington Beach
#5 Family Hotel in Huntington Beach
#5 Business Hotel in Huntington Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 9
Also Known As:
Huntington Surf Hotel Huntington Beach

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