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Top Gualala Beach Hotels

North Coast Country Inn
3 out of 5
34591 South Highway 1, Gualala, CA
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4.6/5Exceptional! (64 reviews)

"The room was large and comfortable. The bed was especially so. Soft linens and towels. Quiet."…"

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2018

North Coast Country Inn
Whale Watch Inn
3.5 out of 5
35100 South Highway 1, Anchor Bay, Gualala, CA
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4.6/5Wonderful! (35 reviews)
Amazing

"Very friendly personal service. Spectacular views."…"

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2018

Whale Watch Inn
Gualala Country Inn
2.5 out of 5
47975 Center St, Gualala, CA
The price is $149 per night from Apr 18 to Apr 19
4.1/5Very Good! (298 reviews)

"Good location. Big thanks to Jade If I needed anything she was always available. My room was comfortable the ocean view was excellent but the bed it was so comfortable. This is the first hotel I’ve stayed at that has memory foam mattresses."…"

Reviewed on Apr 9, 2021

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Surf Inn
2.5 out of 5
39170 South Highway 1, P.O. Box 695, Gualala, CA
The price is $139 per night from Apr 18 to Apr 19
4/5Very Good! (612 reviews)

"Nice spacious room, very friendly staff, property very centrally located, information provided about eating places in town, quiet and close to ocean view."…"

Reviewed on Apr 11, 2021

Surf Inn
Port 3 Bedroom Home
3 out of 5
30260 S Hwy 1, Gualala, CA
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Beach Hotels in Gualala

Known for its surfing and sunsets, Gualala offers a lot for the traveler booking a beach vacation. There are 7 beach hotels and other accommodation options to choose from in this seaside destination, so it's easy to find one that meets your needs.

As you look for a place to stay near the water in Gualala, consider selecting one of these top beach hotels with positive traveler reviews.

D and R's Cliff Dwelling Paradise by RedAwning - 3-star vacation home near the beach. It features a spa tub, free Internet, and in-room kitchens.

Seagaze by RedAwning - 3-star cabin near the beach. This cabin boasts in-room kitchenettes and TVs.

Surf Inn - 2.5-star hotel near the beach. It offers free buffet breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Guest reviews highlight the beach locale and overall value.

Whale Watch Inn - 3.5-star bed & breakfast on the beach. It features free full breakfast, a spa tub, and a snack bar. Guests love the beach locale and breakfast.

Home Port by RedAwning - 3-star vacation home near Schooner Gulch State Beach. This vacation home boasts free WiFi, in-room kitchens, and TVs.

Planning Your Trip to Gualala

If you're wondering about the local weather, you can use these monthly averages to determine the best time to visit.

  • Hottest months: August, September, July, and October, with an average temperature of 64°F
  • Coldest months: December, January, February, and November, with an average temperature of 41°F
  • Driest months: August, June, September, and October, with an average rainfall of 0.03 inches
  • Rainiest months: December, November, January, and February, with an average rainfall of 0.25 inches

Sightseeing in and Around Gualala

After getting settled at your accommodation of choice, you'll likely want to venture out and explore. If you're excited to scope out the beaches, spend a relaxing day by the water at Schooner Gulch State Beach or Pebble Beach. Take advantage of the area's surfing and whale watching, and make time for local attractions like Gualala Arts Center and Gualala Point Regional Park. For additional things to see and do, consider a visit to Sea Ranch Golf Links or Galleons Point. Visitors also enjoy Gualala for its:
  • Coffee
  • Riverfront

Getting Around Gualala

The closest major airport is in Santa Rosa, CA (STS-Sonoma County), located 41.1 mi (66.1 km) from the city center. If you'd like to explore around the area, consider renting a car to take in more sights.

Frequently asked questions

What is Gualala like for travelers who love the beach?
Known for its beaches and sunsets, Gualala offers a lot for the traveler booking a beach vacation.
What's the best hotel for a beach vacation in Gualala?
Surf Inn is a top beach hotel with free WiFi and LCD TVs, and it’s located close to Cooks Beach. Other good choices for your beach trip include Whale Watch Inn and Gualala Country Inn.
How many beach hotels can I expect to find in Gualala?
Expedia has 5 beach hotels in Gualala that are great for your beachside getaway.
When's the best time for a beach vacation in Gualala?
Plan your trip to the beach with a look at weather throughout the year in Gualala: The hottest months are usually August and September with an average temp of 57°F, while the coldest months are December and January with an average of 49°F. Average annual precipitation for Gualala is 40 inches.
What is there to see and do around Gualala?
After arriving and checking into your hotel, you’ll probably want to explore your surroundings. If you can’t wait to check out the beaches, head to Cooks Beach or Schooner Gulch State Beach for a relaxing day by the water. Take advantage of the area’s surfing and whale watching, and make time for local attractions like Gualala Point Regional Park and Gualala Arts Center. For more things to see and do, consider visiting Gualala Bluff Trail or Studio 391 Fine Art Gallery.
What's the best way to get to my beach hotel in Gualala?
Here’s some information to help you get to and around your beach accommodation in Gualala with ease. Make your way to Gualala with a flight to Santa Rosa, CA (STS-Sonoma County), the closest major airport which is located 41.1 mi (66.1 km) from the city center. If you’d like to venture out around the area, consider renting a car to take in more sights.

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