Ratings based on 173 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.0 out of 5
91% of guests recommend
4.3 Room cleanliness
4.2 Service & staff
3.8 Room comfort
3.9 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Families
by A verified traveler

West coast trip

Posted Jul 10, 2014
Pros: Location and peacefulness of the whole area
Cons: Rooms a little small but fine for one night
Location: Quite and relaxed, just looking at the ocean views is enough
Great location with amazing views, great for a stop off on the west coast drive.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Hilary from Derbyshire UK

Staff really welcoming, view from room the best!

Posted Jun 19, 2014
Pros: Its position is superb.
Cons: Furniture rather dated - strange to have fridge inside a wardrobe - but useful!
Location: Well positioned near eating places, stores and art shops.
Visiting California for the first time, we were delighted with the value for money given by Surf Inn. Loved the seating area overlooking sandbar and ocean, enjoyed the walk along the cliffs, but most of all appreciated the wonderful views from our room. Comfy bed, clean and well equipped room (even if slightly old fashioned in appearance) and wonderful staff.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Lori from California

Nice place for the price

Posted Apr 15, 2014
Room was clean and comfortable. Staff very friendly and helpful. Outdoor seating looking at the ocean and fire pit available for peace and quiet. If you're looking for a five star hotel that waits on you hand and foot, this is not for you! This motel is comfortable, quaint and reasonably priced. I stay here every time I visit and have never had a bad experience. The motel has been upgraded in the past few years and the staff is very accommodating.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Michiyo from San Francisco, CA

Wonderful place !

Posted Apr 1, 2014
I enjoyed ocean view and wonderful breakfast. I would recommend to anyone!
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Shannon

good view for the price but no beach access

Posted Mar 31, 2014
Pros: They have a firepit and tables and benches outside which was nice. bathroom is good size.
Cons: the breakfast and the beds for sure!
Location: Nice beach nearby
Me and my boyfriend stayed for 1 night we had never been there before. you can see a good view of the ocean but you have to drive to get to the beach. We were very disappointed with the breakfast they provided. I think the eggs were supposed to be scrambled but were super runny. It was pretty gross I dont know why I even tried them. And the scones were old and hard. We ended up going to a place called Trinks down the road for breakfast which was delicious! We would go back there lots of food for the price! The bed was super squeaky and you can hear everything around you. Good rate compared to other nearby hotels but you get what you pay for I guess.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Terrific location and super friendly staff.

Posted Mar 24, 2014
Pros: expedia offer
Location: We had BBQ at a restaurant only 1/2 block away, the food was ok. Going for a hike and doing yoga at the beach was the way to go!
This was such a nice little hotel, perfectly located right on the beach. I will definitely go back sometime. Thank you!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Judy from Dixon, California

Great hotel, can not wait to stay again

Posted Mar 23, 2014
Pros: It was clean, quite, next to the ocean. We were able to see wield life right from are own window.
Cons: Your great just as you are.
Location: We were looking for a place where I could rest after my last chemo treatment so I could start it Over again. It was great
We stayed three nights. Wish we could have stayed for more. We had a great room, could hear the surf at night, great for sleeping. Had breakfast every morning and the food was great and the managers did a great job taking care ti each and everyone of us. We didn't need for anything.
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler

In Need of Attention

Posted Mar 22, 2014
Pros: Very friendly staff and nice breakfast.
This motel is definitely in need of updating and attention. This is an older motel and looks OK from the outside. The office was decorated nicely and clean. On the plus side, the staff was very pleasant. However, the rooms definitely leave something to be desired. There were patches in the walls in the room that were not painted. Someone's old shoes were left in the closet. In the bathroom, the fan didn't work, tiles were missing from the walls and the switch plates were dirty. The whole place looked as though it was in need of a thorough scrubbing and painting.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Fire Chief from El Dorado County, CA

What a wonderful surprise!

Posted Feb 24, 2014
Pros: Everything. They are truly pet friendly and go out of their way to let you know that. The attitude of the staff was so positive. Well maintained
Cons: Bloody Mary's at breakfast
Location: Good food, awesome beach, Fort Ross, Point Arena (we caught a Saturday night concert in Point Arena...whoa, back to the 60's)
We were on a low budget, high adventure road trip through the backroads of Napa, Sonoma and Mendicino County. We had booked a room for the night in Cloverdale . Upon our arrival we found that it was unacceptable. A quick call to Expedia and the problem was resolved and we decided to drive straight to the coast. Expedia hooked us up with a pet friendly motel in the town of Gullalla....the SURF INN MOTEL. The drive over the mountains on Scaggs/Stewert Point Road was truly a extreme backroad tour!!! Really cool. Upon arrival at the Surf Inn, we were shocked to find the staff (Heather at the Desk) so friendly, classy and just a really nice person. The room was big, clean and obviously had been remodeled/updated in the past year or two. A stunning view of the ocean and river, A nature walk along the Bluff right out our door, a wonderful sitting area with a fire pit and ....they cook a REAL buffet type breakfast for free in the morning (not a "contenental breakfast") It was such a great atmosphere and such a pleasent place that we decided to stay another night. Thanks Heather!!!!
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by Loren from Sebastopol

Beautiful location, good service, but...

Posted Jan 21, 2014 on Hotels.com
Everything was clean and very comfortable. The proprietors were friendly and the location was breathtaking. But the walls were very thin! Bring earplugs.