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Huntington Surf Inn
Ranked #5 of 21 Hotels in Huntington Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Hong Kong
1 review
“Great welcome”
Reviewed 27 January 2012

As someone traveling alone, I doubt any other place could have felt quite so much like home. The Inn's small size, family-business feeling and incredibly kind and helpful couple manning the place made for a great 3-4 days stay there. I can't imagine any other larger hotel lending booties to a surfer in need... then again I may be wrong, but that was just one of many helpful gestures the landlords extended me during my stay.
Huntington beach is all the better off with the Surfer's Inn and I would definitely go back there next time round!

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled solo
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HuntingtonSurfInn, General Manager at Huntington Surf Inn, responded to this review, 28 January 2012
Dear Stewie G,

Thank you for the exceptionally kind words. We love our guests, and have been blessed with many many great ones. You came all the way from Hong Kong, and deserved the very best we can offer in customer service and TLC.

Come on back anytime, and we will keep the booties around for you!

Happy New Year,

Fred Malzahn
General Manager
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Littlestown, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 27 January 2012

This place is just a really nice place. It's not a big hotel, so you get friendly, personable owners that are there to greet you, nice clean rooms that have a cool, laid-back decor and feeling, parking just steps from your door, couple blocks from everything, including the beach. And the price is much less than other area hotels.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with friends
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HuntingtonSurfInn, General Manager at Huntington Surf Inn, responded to this review, 28 January 2012
Dear Beachx3,

Thank you so much for your review.

You really captured the essence of who we are. We want to be very personable and friendly while providing you a lodging choice that has all the modern facilities at a fair price so that you can still have some change left over to enjoy the incredible attractions down the street in Huntington Beach.
When you are tired, c'mon back to the Inn and watch the sun set with us on the deck.

Thank you again. Please take care and safe travels.

Fred Malzahn
General Manager
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Phoenix, Arizona
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Reviewed 21 January 2012

Managemant was amazing, professional and so accomodating. Location couldn't be better. Walking distance to bars, restauants, shopping...perect! Rooms were clean and so comfortable! Would definently recommend!

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with friends
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Beaufort, South Carolina
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Reviewed 19 January 2012

The staff, the rooms and the view make Huntington Beach and the Huntington Surf Inn a wonderful place to just kick back and relax. There are always plenty of things going on in the town to keep you busy during the day. And the night-life is just as welcoming.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled solo
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1 Thank Taylor B
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HuntingtonSurfInn, General Manager at Huntington Surf Inn, responded to this review, 28 January 2012
Dear Taylor B,

Thank you for your kindness in writing this review.
We are grateful for your visit, and want you to know that James and Julia will keep the doors open for you anytime.
Your comments about the activities in HB is indeed very accurate. The neat thing is that the nightlife, shopping, and dining is set up discreetly so that the beach itself still feels pristine, and the waves not crowded.
We look forward to serving you again soon. Bless your heart :)

Fred Malzahn
General Manager
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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Reviewed 11 January 2012

My partner and I had business in the area and decided to stay again at 'The Surf'. On our last visit we found the cleanliness and decor of the rooms to be very satisfactory. The location is great, a block or two from all the shopping, food, and nightlife that Huntington Beach has to offer. But what really brought us back this trip was the 'staying at the family beach house' atmosphere that managers Julie and James create. They are a breath of fresh air in an industry that can often leave you cold. We can live without a lot of amenities when the 'vibe' is so good. Next trip, we may even bring our wives...

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled on business
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HuntingtonSurfInn, General Manager at Huntington Surf Inn, responded to this review, 28 January 2012
Dear Mark S,

On behalf of James and Julia, we thank you for your continued patronage of the Inn! We love our return guests, and really appreciate the friendship and kindness of everyone who come back again and again to us.

The Inn sure is different from the usual corporate lodging, but you know that we will always welcome you back to the "family beach house" which, in a greater sense, belongs to y'all, us, and our frequent flyers.

Looking forward to seeing the spouses one day. Wow!

Fred Malzahn
General Manager
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bathurst, australia
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Reviewed 16 November 2011

Huntington Beagh was our last location before flying back to Australia after 11 week holiday to USA & Canada. Great location, Excellent hosts in Julie & James. We stayed 4 nights its not fancy but it has everything you need. Huntington Beach is a great place to enjoy the California sun & sand

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank pomlea
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HuntingtonSurfInn, General Manager at Huntington Surf Inn, responded to this review, 28 January 2012
Dear pomlea,

Thank you for your review. As a regular contributor to Trip Advisor, your voice certainly carries a lot of weight for us. We consistently strive to improve the "Inn" experience for our guests. As such, we are always exploring how to balance fancy with functionality and practicality for an oceanside property with a really interesting mix of guests.

One thing that you can count on for your next visit will be our exemplary customer service and our constant desire to give you a down home experience, while still giving you, as you so succinctly commented, "everything you need".

Thank you again,

Fred Malzahn
General Manager
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Chicago, Illinois
1 review
Reviewed 14 November 2011

A beautiful little hotel right next to the beach. The staff is very friendly, flexible and accomodating. They made me feel right at home. A very relaxing and pleasing experience.
The room I had was very colorful and was a wonderful compliment to the bright California sun.
There is a wonderful little sun deck with a greatl view of the ocean, to mingle with others staying there, or just to enjioy a cold drink watching the sun go down.
I took so many pictures from this sun deck alone!
The next time I want to enjoy the California beach, this is where I will be heading!

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled solo
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Thank Alex C
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HuntingtonSurfInn, General Manager at Huntington Surf Inn, responded to this review, 28 January 2012
Dear Alex C,

Thank you so much for your kind words. Our doors will always be open for you, and we look forward to seeing you on the deck again soon.
James and Julia certainly try hard to make everyone's stay a great experience. We will remain your beach house away from home.

Fred Malzahn,
General Manager
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Property: Huntington Surf Inn
Address: 720 Pacific Coast Hwy, Huntington Beach, CA 92648-5035
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Region: United States > California > Orange County > Huntington Beach
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Huntington Beach
#4 Family Hotel in Huntington Beach
#5 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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