We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Great place, great location” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Huntington Surf Inn

We can't find prices for this hotel
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this hotel, but we can search other options in Huntington Beach
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Huntington Surf Inn
Save
You added Huntington Surf Inn to your Saves list
720 Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach, CA 92648   |  
Hotel website
  |  
Hotel website
  |  
  |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #2 of 16 Hotels in Huntington Beach
Netherlands
1 review
“Great place, great location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

We had a great time at Huntington Surf Inn! The location is perfect. You just have to cross the street and you're at the beach. The shops and restaurants are at walking distance. The hotel is a bit motel-like. So if you're looking for a fancy upscale hotel, this is not the place. But that's exactly what we liked about it. Basic, clean and friendly. A good place if you're on a surfing trip like us.
The patio is great to have a beer and meet other guests after a day at the beach. Julie and James are great people and willing to help you with everything at any time.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
HuntingtonSurfInn, General Manager at Huntington Surf Inn, responded to this review, November 24, 2012
Dear RaymieNetherlands,
We are grateful for your patronage. Our property is indeed geared for an authentic surf and beach experience, and we try hard to also give you a good value for your stay.
Your deck experience was certainly echoed by many guests. It really is a highlight for us too, as James and Julia often get to hang out with our guests and enjoy your tremendous company.
Life is short...surf more... :)
Please take care and, once again, thank you so much.
L. Han
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

220 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    139
    59
    12
    7
    3
See reviews for
54
56
17
15
Rating summary
  • 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
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (54)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012 via mobile

unsure over MANY choices we had over the holiday weekend in hotels this was the winner! without even seeing the hotel we knew this was going to provide us trusted service based off the wonderful woman over the phone. . . we would soon know her as Julie. She was above and beyond great!! Great patio view, adorable rooms, and the most CLEAN places I've ever stayed. I'm already planning my next Huntington trip and I won't go anywhere else!!! The perfect experience! Close to everything. - Jason Street

  • Stayed September 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
Was this review helpful? Yes 2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
HuntingtonSurfInn, General Manager at Huntington Surf Inn, responded to this review, October 1, 2012
Dear Jason,

We appreciate your kindness in choosing the Huntington Surf Inn as we know you have a choice amongs all the fine establishments in Huntington Beach. Your decision to come back to the Inn for your next visit is truly our biggest pat on the back.

We are grateful also for your recognizance of Julie's knack for pleasing our guests. We pride ourselves that our guests always feel that they are home away from home, and promise to always try harder to take great care of you.

We look forward to seeing you soon.Thank you again.

L. Han
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Takoma Park, MD
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

Only one issue - getting ice from the 7-11 is an unnecessary pain. Easy walking distance to the beaches and the main drag. Breakfast at the Sugar Shack is a must. All day bike rental for $10 is a good deal.

Room Tip: Room 1 is on the Pacific Coast Highway. Avoid if you don't like car noise at all hours
See more room tips
  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
HuntingtonSurfInn, General Manager at Huntington Surf Inn, responded to this review, October 4, 2012
Dear Rboedecker,

Thank you for your patronage of the Inn. Your comments are indeed insightful and will be of help for our other guests.
Because of our very small size, the ice machine was a casualty of space and the desire to keep noises down at night. For your convenience, we included a refrigerator with icemaking ability in each room, and the 7-11 a few steps away from our property hopefully can provide guests with more choices at all hours of the day.
The Sugar Shack has indeed been very popular with our guests, and bike rental is among the most inquired activities as well because our central location really made car driving unnecessary if you want to explore the local areas.
Once again, we thank you and look forward to another opportunity to serve you soon.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012 via mobile

The best feature about this inn is that everything is within walking distance. We did not use the car the entire time. Julie was very nice and helpful. The good reviews for this inn are legit. For the price it is a great deal. The only negative is that they don't allow pets. We will definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Scottsdale, Arizona
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2012

We stayed here the first weekend of the US Open of Surfing. We could not have picked a better location. We were within walking distance of everywhere we went, including the beach and pier. Having the mini-fridge in the room turned out to be really nice for us since we ended up having some leftovers from lunch/dinner, and also kept our 6packs cold which we enjoyed on the hotel patio!

It was a little more than we wanted to spend, but we do understand all hotels with this location raise their rates for special weekends like the US Open. We will definitely stay here again and recommend this to any couple looking for a weekend getaway.

Room Tip: We have only stayed in room 5, and we enjoyed it. If there is any noise outside from any others stay...
See more room tips
  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Buffalo Grove, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2012

The hotel is close to beach and also a walking distance to downtown, so the location is perfect. Rooms have different theme to them, so we liked it and they are clean. The manager and his wife always were available for questions and if we needed an opinion of what places we should see.

We really enjoyed the stay at the hotel.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
los angeles
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2012

I don't normally feel compelled to share my experiences with others but my recent stay was such a great experience. I had been promising my girls a nice relaxing weekend at the beach and did this place deliver! From the moment we arrived, the managers Julie & James made us feel so welcome. Whether it was retrieving my daughters earring out of the shower drain ( James to the rescue ) to making sure we were comfortable, I just cannot say enough about them.
I awoke to the patio with a beautiful view of the beach. I stayed in room 2, which was more than enough room for my daughters and I. Nothing fancy but very pleasant and with that down home feel. The location is prime close walking distance to the pier and Main St. This inn is certainly not the Hilton Waterfront down the street, but much more. Anyone who stays here will not be dissapointed. I live about an hours drive and would consider this the perfect little inexpensive getaway. Thank you Julie and James for the relaxing weekend! I will be back soon!

  • Stayed August 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
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
HuntingtonSurfInn, General Manager at Huntington Surf Inn, responded to this review, October 4, 2012
Dear Mlsalas,

You have done it! Our response to your kind words is simply "WOW!"

Easily the best thing about running the Huntington Surf Inn as a micro property amongst the hotelier giants in Huntington Beach is the interaction with guests like you. We pledge to stay true to this spirit of hospitality and help all of our guests have an affordable, relaxing, and comfortable experience. We all deserve a little kindness, and you have indeed made us feel special!

Thank you and hope to see you very soon.

L. Han
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
mm/dd/yyyy mm/dd/yyyy
Price Your Stay

Been to Huntington Surf Inn? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Huntington Surf Inn

Address: 720 Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Phone Number:
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 Business Hotel in Huntington Beach
#5 Family Hotel in Huntington Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 9
Also Known As:
Huntington Surf Hotel Huntington Beach

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Huntington Surf Inn, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.