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Surf Inn, Gualala

2.5-star2.5 stars
39170 South Highway 1P.O. Box 695, GualalaCA95445United States of America

Gualala hotel on river
  • Free hot/cold buffet breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking
Very Good8.0
Fantastic service
Tasty breakfast
Delicious food
141See all 141 reviews
From 253 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Surf Inn, Gualala

from $139
  • Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed
  • Standard Double Room, 2 Double Beds

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 20 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 1 floor


  • Check-in time 2 PM-7 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
If you are planning to arrive after 7 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Reception closes at 7 PM or 8 PM, depending on the season.

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets allowed *

Extra people

  • Roll-away beds available, charges may apply*


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free self parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free hot/cold buffet breakfast
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Barbecue grills
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Garden
  • Picnic area

In the room

Home comforts
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Premium bedding
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 37-inch LCD TV
  • Satellite TV channels
  • DVD player
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Daily housekeeping

Special features



  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby

Surf Inn, Gualala’s small print

Also known as

  • Surf Gualala
  • Surf Inn Gualala


This property does not have elevators.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges 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)

Inclusions may be listed elsewhere on the page as free or for a surcharge.

Optional extras

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 10 per pet, per night (maximum USD 15.00 per stay)

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around Surf Inn, Gualala


  • Heart of Gualala
  • Alinder Gallery of Photography - 1 min walk
  • Gualala Bluff Trail - 2 min walk
  • Studio 391 Fine Art Gallery - 2 min walk
  • Gualala Arts Center - 15 min walk
  • Sea Ranch Golf Links - 26 min walk
  • Gualala River - 28 min walk
  • Gualala Point Regional Park - 2.9 mi / 4.7 km

Getting around

  • San Francisco, CA (SFO-San Francisco Intl.) - 177 min drive
  • Free self parking

Recent reviews

Very Good 8.0 From 141 reviews

Surf Inn, Gualala
Great place, would visit again.
This is a really nice place to stay. The manager is great, the rooms are comfortable, and the view is awesome. The only thing that was a slight issue to me was that there doesn’t seem to be much sound insulation between rooms. Other than that, fantastic.
A Traveler, us1 night trip with friends
Surf Inn, Gualala
A cousy room, firewood during sunset and a marvelous breakfast. Very kind staff.
johanna, us1 night trip
Surf Inn, Gualala
Surf Inn, Gualala
We drove up to Gualala from Sacramento & were quite tired. Our room was very clean & comfortable. The owner was very nice & gave us some good places to eat in town. After we settled down for the night, we had a great night's sleep. The mattresses we're so comfortable & our room heater worked great. We awoke & the motel had breakfast already prepared for the lodgers. I will come back to this motel again for sure.
Marsha L, us1 night trip
Surf Inn, Gualala
Nice parking lot...
Good: Nice view from the parking lot, friendly manager, pretty good breakfast. Nice outdoor seating area overlooking beach. Bad: Small room desperately in need of updating and general maintenance. Smell of what is either a cleaning product or fabric softener used on the bedding was overpowering. Imagine wearing a surgical mask made with a Bounce fabric softener and you get the idea. Lamps had bulbs that had the nice glow of fluorescent lighting (early CFL bulbs?). Felt like I was staying in a DMV office. (Inexpensive to fix by changing to warm white LED bulbs). While this is a spectacularly scenic area, this particular stretch of Gualala is marred by shops and services that could be in any strip mall in the suburbs.
A Traveler, us1 night trip
Surf Inn, Gualala
Very Good8.0
Great breakfast
A Traveler, us1 night trip

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Surf Inn, Gualala

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