Review: Huntington Surf Inn

720 Pacific Coast Highway
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
(714) 536-2444

Located just across the street from the beach, the quirky Huntington Surf Inn is both popular and affordable. Each of its nine charming rooms has a different theme, centered around on Soouthern California’s beach lifestyle. During your stay, you may even bump into an international surfing superstar participating in a local competition. (Rooms from $100 a night.)

Read more about things to do in Huntington Beach.

From the John Wayne Airport in Santa Ana, take bus 76 to the Newport Trans Center Dock 1 and and transfer to bus 1 (at dock 5) to Pacific Coast-9th. The bus journey takes about an hour. It is also possible to take Amtrak to Santa Ana and then a bus to Huntington. See our guide to getting around Huntington Beach for more information.

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A twenty-something Colorado native, Alison Kjeldgaard is an aspiring editor, avid reader, and obsessed tango dancer. She lived in Los Angeles for four years where she enjoyed running and lounging on the beach. She graduated in 2009 from Occidental College with two journalism internships under her belt, an English Literature degree, and a national economic crisis. Despite this, Alison has paid the bills working odd jobs and taking every chance she can to travel. So far, she has been to Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, the Czech Republic, Austria, Costa Rica, and Argentina. Alison recently moved to San Francisco from Denver, and is a freelance writer with a love of hiking, biking, caving and gold panning. Check out her magazine at