Surf Inn

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Beach nearby
Beach nearby
Beach nearby
Premium bedding, blackout drapes, iron/ironing board, free WiFi

Overview of Surf Inn

Surf Inn

2.5 star property
Gualala hotel on river

8.2/10 Very good

712 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Non-smoking
  • Refrigerator
  • Bathtub
  • Laundry facilities
The price is Rs 149
Price available on 23/05/2022
39170 South Highway 1, P.O. Box 695, Gualala, CA, 95445
Main amenities
  • 20 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Picnic area
  • Barbecue grills
  • Limited hour front desk
For families
  • Microwave
  • Private bathroom
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
Cleaning & safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment

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About this area

What's nearby

  • Heart of Gualala
  • Gualala Arts Center - 2 min drive
  • Gualala Point Regional Park - 7 min drive
  • Pebble Beach - 9 min drive
  • Black Point Beach - 11 min drive
  • Salt Point State Park - 31 min drive
  • Point Arena Lighthouse & Museum - 33 min drive
  • Manchester Beach - 34 min drive
  • Stillwater Cove Regional Park - 27 min drive
  • Fort Ross State Historic Park - 33 min drive
  • Sonoma Coast State Park - 40 min drive

Getting around

  • San Francisco Intl. Airport (SFO) - 165 min drive

About this property

Surf Inn

Surf Inn is a great choice for a stay in Gualala. Free WiFi is an added perk, and guests looking to stay active can check out the nearby hiking/biking trails, kayaking, and mountain biking. A terrace and a garden are offered, and in-room conveniences include refrigerators and microwaves. Fellow travelers like the comfortable beds and helpful staff.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 20 rooms
  • Arranged over 1 level


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions and key retrieval information; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets allowed*
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Barbecue grills

What to do

  • Beach nearby
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Whale-watching nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities


  • 1 building/tower
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace


  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Well-lit path to entrance

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • DVD player
  • 37-inch LCD TV
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Premium bedding

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave


  • Daily housekeeping

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • Resort fee: USD 5.00 per accommodation, per night
  • Resort fee inclusions:
    • Internet access (may be limited)
    • Phone calls (may be limited)
    • Faxes
    • In-room coffee
    • Self parking
    • Laundry facilities


You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Service animals exempt from fees
  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 10 per pet, per night (maximum USD 15.00 per stay)

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.


This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher and a security system on site.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Surf Gualala
Surf Inn Gualala
Surf Inn Hotel
Surf Inn Gualala
Surf Inn Hotel Gualala

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings


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Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

Loved it!
Look, if you need a lavish hoity-toity place to stay, keep driving. If you want to stay at a comfortable place that's walking distance from everything, has super friendly and accommodating staff, is a stone's throw from the beach and has cool amenities all at a reasonable price then this is your place. My room was small, but inviting despite a few quirks (the sink didn't drain well, and I didn't know there was a fridge and microwave - in the closet - until I went to put my travel bag away). I'm already looking to go back later this year and have recommended it to a few friends and my daughter who's going up that way for some R&R after she graduates college this year. Think of it more as a guest cottage in your friend's backyard than a 'hotel'. Book it. You'll be glad you did.
Don, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

A lovely one-night stay away from the city. Simple, clean, and comfortable. We will be back!
1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Shhh its a secret
Great secret! This is a really great hotel, great price and its right in the beach. Beautiful views and a trail right outside room that runs along beach.
Kimberly, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Will be back for sure!
Nicest hotel staff! Beautiful views of the ocean from the trail.
Ashley, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Waves on the coast
Very comfortable great place to stay.
joel, 2-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great place
Adorable room with a comfy bed, keurig coffee maker, and decent sized bathroom with an exhaust fan and window. The snack bag they give is perfect since they don’t provide breakfast, it had yogurts, granola bars, hard boiled eggs, and nitro grain bars. There was also a fire pit outside that we didn’t have time to use, as well as a free washer/dryer for guest use. This was the 6th hotel I stayed at within the week, and it was one of the most accommodating.
Steven, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

We had a wonderful stay, and the hotel was great. I think maybe because it's a smaller hotel, or maybe because it's older, we could hear the other rooms way too much, so it was a bit difficult to sleep. With different neighbors it may have been perfect, though.
Angela, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

GREGORY W, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Beautiful view great closeness to ocean friendly staff.
Jeff, 2-night romance trip
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