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“Location, location, location” 5 of 5 stars
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Ranked #4 of 20 Hotels in Huntington Beach
Certificate of Excellence
2 reviews
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“Location, location, location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

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
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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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.

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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1 Thank McRader
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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
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Thank DorothyC35732
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los angeles
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4 reviews
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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
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1 Thank mlsalas
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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
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Chicago, Illinois
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2012

Only nine rooms and the manger was sitting on the deck watching the waves when I showed up. They are a very nice pleasant couple from Tucson and the place they keep is spotless. It is not fancy but the location is perfect. Quirky rooms each with a theme to them. My only notes of caution are form light phobes or light sleepers. The room is on the PCH and can be a little noisy from street traffic. And the very bright room has shades and blinds but it was still bright in the morning with them drawn. It was fine by me because I had an early flight but had by girlfriend been there she'd have been complaining loudly!

All in all, I recommend this as great value in Huntington Beach.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank mrcrowley3467
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2012

Small gem across the street from the beach. Within walking distance of shopping, dining, etc. The rooms are on 2nd floor & parking underneath. Common patio with spectacular view of beach. Owners were the nicest people.

  • Stayed July 2012
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Thank Jfyfe1
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2012

We found the Huntington Surf Inn on Trip Advisor when planning a cross-country trip for a friend's wedding. Our friends were staying at the Hilton Waterfront down the street, but we simply could not afford to stay there so we chose the Huntington Surf Inn. We are SO happy with our decision!! Our friends actually said they wished they booked with us instead of the Hilton! The location couldn't be better--steps from the beach (we could see the ocean from our window!) and downtown Huntington. We stayed in Room 9 and it was wonderful! Our room had a large king bed, table and chairs, dresser, closet, fridge, and bathroom. Definitely big enough for the two of us! We've stayed at countless B&Bs and although this is a smaller spot (not a B&B but it only has nine rooms), we felt the privacy and accommodations of a five star resort. Julie and James are so friendly and do everything and anything to make your stay perfect! Julie greeted us in the morning with beach chairs, towels, and boogie boards! She also came through with a wine bottle opener :) It is located on the Pacific Coast Highway, so you do hear traffic at times. However, we are straight from the country (we have no neighbors or cell service!) and the traffic noise didn't bother us one bit. We had such an amazing stay and it was sad to leave. We will definitely stay here again on our next trip to California!!! Thank you Julie and James!!

Room Tip: Every room has it's own style! Check out the pictures on their website!!
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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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:
#4 Family Hotel in Huntington Beach
#4 Romantic Hotel in Huntington Beach
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Huntington Beach
#5 Business 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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