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“We stayed there last summer, and are booking our trip for this summer.” 4 of 5 stars
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Ocean Surf Inn & Suites
16555 Pacific Coast Hwy, Huntington Beach, Sunset Beach, CA 90742 (Formerly Sanatra Inn)   |  
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Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in Sunset Beach
Mesa, Arizona
1 review
“We stayed there last summer, and are booking our trip for this summer.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2010

The reviews from the "100% satisfied" customers sounds fony to me. lol.

We stayed there last summer, and it was exactly what we expected for our $100 a night being walking distance from the beach. -- It is an older building, so don't expect much. you truly do get what you pay for. This is a cheap motel, there is nothing fancy about it. However, the staff was friendly and helped us with our needs.

We went on a weekend trip (drive there friday, play saturday, drive home sunday).... so with that said, we weren't in our room for much more then sleeping and cleaning up from the beach. -- and for that type of trip, this motel was perfect. its a place to sleep and store our things.

We didn't see or have any issues with roaches. the "breakfast" was kind of sad -- a muffin and juice. but again, you are paying practically nothing for having the beach across the street.

and the other true reivews are correct about the "view"... if you are facing the ocean, you see the houses that are on the beach, this motel is right behind those houses..... not complaining though cuz it was less then 2 minutes to walk from our room to the beach.

I would recommend this to anyone who is trying to go on vacation on a budget. its nothing special by any means, but its a great deal if you can handle the run down-ness of the motel.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled with family
    • 5 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Indiana
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2010

I'm sorry but a lot of the people who seem to give Sanatra Inn a negative review don't seem to understand that this is a motel, and one of the best ones in Sunset Beach. If you are not familiar with the location of Sunset Beach then let me educate you: there are town-homes on the front row of the beach. Quite frankly the location of Sanatra Inn is perfect. Yes there are town-homes in front of it but the views of the ocean are amazing from their balcony.

They provide a mini-fridge and microwave. This is excellent for anyone who wants to save money during their trip, or preserve anything perishable. As for internet they have by far one of the best hi-speed internet service providers in the area-- this is great for those of us who use notebooks/laptops. The service is friendly. Both managers were kind, and respectful to our needs.

I read reviews where they complain about having to pay a petty quarter for ice from the ice machine -- let me remind you that this motel is on the beach and outsiders take advantage of whatever they can find (including ice, during the summer). So logically I can see why they charge for ice. As for the door that is open in the lobby -- its natural. There is a sign that says its for emergency purposes in case there is a fire or any sort of disaster.

Rooms are clean, and the beds were comfortable. We did not have any issues with hot water or television. So give it a shot like we did and enjoy Sunset Beach.

  • Stayed March 2010, 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
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Cypress, Texas
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2010

We stayed at SanatraInn and had very good sleep and enjoyed our 5 days trip. Rooms were clean and had balcony. I often stay at this motel. Don't be fool about some negetive reviews. It is the best location at Sunset Beach and quiet atmosphere that we found all the time.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
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riverside
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2010

This place truly looks stuck in the 80's. The location is great, although it actually isnt on the beach. And the "ocean view" is more like an ocean glimpse. There are 2 townhouses that sit on the beach. The walkway that separates them is where you get that "ocean view". No joke. This place can definitely use some major upgrading. But for what you'd pay for other motels in the area, its relatively dirt cheap. You get what you pay for, right? And when it came time to sleep, we got in bed to find a nice fat spider that wanted to join us. So ill leave it at this: if you are looking for a cheap place to only shower and sleep, that is close to the beach, this is your place. Otherwise, spend the extra $$.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Montclair, CA
2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2009

Don't waste your money. The rooms at Sanatra are in disrepair, the furnishings and decorations are shabby, and they actually charge you if you need an extra towel. In terms of ice, you are charged for that, as well. Absolutely ridiculous! Run, run away from this place!

Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
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New Jersey
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2009

I would highly recommend the Sanatra Inn. I found it a very nice place to stay - and kept extending my stay. The high-speed wifi 802.11g Internet has 3 transmission points and completely covers the entire complex. Indoor parking, less than 2 block to the beach, nearby stores, etc... Great location. Friendly and very helpfiul staff.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled on business
    • 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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Cypress
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2009

This was a great hotel with no problems or negative things at all. Staff was very freindly and accomodating. Rooms were excellent with a good location and Very close to the beach. Would always love to refer this motel to anyone and am sure wont regret.

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled with family
    • 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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Additional Information about Ocean Surf Inn & Suites

Address: 16555 Pacific Coast Hwy, Huntington Beach, Sunset Beach, CA 90742 (Formerly Sanatra Inn)
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Location: United States > California > Sunset Beach
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in Sunset Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 26
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the Ocean Surf Inn & Suites in Sunset Beach, CA, the completely renovated motel located steps from the beach with direct access. Each of the 27 guest rooms have been renovated and features a refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, hair dryer, cable television with HBO and high-speed Internet access. The motel also offers a Jacuzzi room and rooms with partial views of the Pacific Ocean. Guests at the Ocean Surf Inn and Suites can enjoy the calm and relaxing atmosphere of Sunset Beach while staying within the excitement of Huntington Beach and Seal Beach's annual events such as the Taste of Huntington Beach, USA Open of Surfing, Oktoberfest, Japan America Kite Festival, The Original Lobster Festival, Greek Festival, and many more. Ocean Surf Inn & Suites is the perfect get away for families and business travelers who are looking a quiet place to work and relax, while enjoying a night out after work at the local restaurants and bars and families can enjoy the day at the beach. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Sanatra Hotel Sunset Beach
Sanatra Motel Sunset Beach

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