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Huntington Surf Inn
Ranked #5 of 21 Hotels in Huntington Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Boulder, Colorado
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Hanging out in Huntington Beach”
Reviewed February 14, 2012

We had the pleasure of staying at the Huntington Surf Inn in Huntington Beach the night before we raced the Surf City Half Marathon. We found the hotel clean, convenient and with the friendliest staff around! We were greeted with smiles and suggestions and I even was able to borrow a hair dryer so that I could look good after the race ( A girl has got to do what a girl has got to do!). The only reason that I didn't give it 5 stars is because we were in room #1 and the Hotel Sign was really bright throughout the night (thank goodness for my race headband!) and the traffic was pretty constant (until they closed down the PCH) sometime during the night. I would highly recommend this hotel, just make sure you stay in any room but room #1!

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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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HuntingtonSurfInn, Guest Relations Manager at Huntington Surf Inn, responded to this review, February 24, 2012
Dear Patty0625,

Thank you so much for your kind review. We are sure you looked great after the race, hair dryer in use or not!
You are indeed correct that our location allows our guests to be in the thick of the race. Over the years, the Inn has been privileged to host many racers, and has strived to give you a peaceful and quiet rest before the race as well as complimentary late checkouts.
Of note, room 1's views of the ocean and Pacific Coast Highway does make it a little livelier than some of our other rooms. We apologize that we did not get the opportunity to show you the roll up blind hidden in the window that would have blocked out lights effectively for you. We will be putting a placard in room 1 to remind guests that they have this option available.
Once again, thank you and best wishes for future successes in this incredible feat of sportsmanship and endurance.

L. Han
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Reviewed January 27, 2012

As someone traveling alone, I doubt any other place could have felt quite so much like home. The Inn's small size, family-business feeling and incredibly kind and helpful couple manning the place made for a great 3-4 days stay there. I can't imagine any other larger hotel lending booties to a surfer in need... then again I may be wrong, but that was just one of many helpful gestures the landlords extended me during my stay.
Huntington beach is all the better off with the Surfer's Inn and I would definitely go back there next time round!

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled solo
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Thank Stewie G
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HuntingtonSurfInn, General Manager at Huntington Surf Inn, responded to this review, January 28, 2012
Dear Stewie G,

Thank you for the exceptionally kind words. We love our guests, and have been blessed with many many great ones. You came all the way from Hong Kong, and deserved the very best we can offer in customer service and TLC.

Come on back anytime, and we will keep the booties around for you!

Happy New Year,

Fred Malzahn
General Manager
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Littlestown, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed January 27, 2012

This place is just a really nice place. It's not a big hotel, so you get friendly, personable owners that are there to greet you, nice clean rooms that have a cool, laid-back decor and feeling, parking just steps from your door, couple blocks from everything, including the beach. And the price is much less than other area hotels.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with friends
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1 Thank Beachx3
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HuntingtonSurfInn, General Manager at Huntington Surf Inn, responded to this review, January 28, 2012
Dear Beachx3,

Thank you so much for your review.

You really captured the essence of who we are. We want to be very personable and friendly while providing you a lodging choice that has all the modern facilities at a fair price so that you can still have some change left over to enjoy the incredible attractions down the street in Huntington Beach.
When you are tired, c'mon back to the Inn and watch the sun set with us on the deck.

Thank you again. Please take care and safe travels.

Fred Malzahn
General Manager
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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed January 21, 2012

Managemant was amazing, professional and so accomodating. Location couldn't be better. Walking distance to bars, restauants, shopping...perect! Rooms were clean and so comfortable! Would definently recommend!

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with friends
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Beaufort, South Carolina
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Reviewed January 19, 2012

The staff, the rooms and the view make Huntington Beach and the Huntington Surf Inn a wonderful place to just kick back and relax. There are always plenty of things going on in the town to keep you busy during the day. And the night-life is just as welcoming.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled solo
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HuntingtonSurfInn, General Manager at Huntington Surf Inn, responded to this review, January 28, 2012
Dear Taylor B,

Thank you for your kindness in writing this review.
We are grateful for your visit, and want you to know that James and Julia will keep the doors open for you anytime.
Your comments about the activities in HB is indeed very accurate. The neat thing is that the nightlife, shopping, and dining is set up discreetly so that the beach itself still feels pristine, and the waves not crowded.
We look forward to serving you again soon. Bless your heart :)

Fred Malzahn
General Manager
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Las Vegas, Nevada
Level 1 Contributor
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Reviewed January 11, 2012

My partner and I had business in the area and decided to stay again at 'The Surf'. On our last visit we found the cleanliness and decor of the rooms to be very satisfactory. The location is great, a block or two from all the shopping, food, and nightlife that Huntington Beach has to offer. But what really brought us back this trip was the 'staying at the family beach house' atmosphere that managers Julie and James create. They are a breath of fresh air in an industry that can often leave you cold. We can live without a lot of amenities when the 'vibe' is so good. Next trip, we may even bring our wives...

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled on business
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HuntingtonSurfInn, General Manager at Huntington Surf Inn, responded to this review, January 28, 2012
Dear Mark S,

On behalf of James and Julia, we thank you for your continued patronage of the Inn! We love our return guests, and really appreciate the friendship and kindness of everyone who come back again and again to us.

The Inn sure is different from the usual corporate lodging, but you know that we will always welcome you back to the "family beach house" which, in a greater sense, belongs to y'all, us, and our frequent flyers.

Looking forward to seeing the spouses one day. Wow!

Fred Malzahn
General Manager
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bathurst, australia
Level 6 Contributor
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
Reviewed November 16, 2011

Huntington Beagh was our last location before flying back to Australia after 11 week holiday to USA & Canada. Great location, Excellent hosts in Julie & James. We stayed 4 nights its not fancy but it has everything you need. Huntington Beach is a great place to enjoy the California sun & sand

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank pomlea
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HuntingtonSurfInn, General Manager at Huntington Surf Inn, responded to this review, January 28, 2012
Dear pomlea,

Thank you for your review. As a regular contributor to Trip Advisor, your voice certainly carries a lot of weight for us. We consistently strive to improve the "Inn" experience for our guests. As such, we are always exploring how to balance fancy with functionality and practicality for an oceanside property with a really interesting mix of guests.

One thing that you can count on for your next visit will be our exemplary customer service and our constant desire to give you a down home experience, while still giving you, as you so succinctly commented, "everything you need".

Thank you again,

Fred Malzahn
General Manager
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Property: Huntington Surf Inn
Address: 720 Pacific Coast Hwy, Huntington Beach, CA 92648-5035
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Location: United States > California > Orange County > Huntington Beach
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Huntington Beach
#4 Romantic Hotel in Huntington Beach
#4 Family Hotel in Huntington Beach
#5 Business Hotel in Huntington Beach
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Huntington Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Huntington Surf Inn has been a multi-year winner of TripAdvisor's Certificate of Excellence Award. We feature nine comfortable and charming rooms with design themes from an HGTV Design Star that focus on our Southern California beach and surfing heritage. We pride ourselves on our customer first culture, and we offer free high speed Wi-Fi, on-site parking, local telephone service, and large flat screen televisions with high-definition premium cable content. Each room is air-conditioned, and has a refrigerator for your cold beverages. A microwave is available as needed also. Leave your beach towels and frisbees at home, as we have a wide variety of complementary beach items for you to enjoy. ... more   less 
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