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Surf Motel

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Though I've been to Victoria many times this was the first time we tried the Surf Motel. The rooms are spacious and the beds are new and comfortable but the best part was the view! Full ocean and mountain views from our 2nd floor King room and all you have to do is cross the street to go on any...

Thank blink09
Reviewed 15 November 2016

We were a party of four, two couples and stayed on the main level of the duplex on the property. Very retro, old but well kept and spacious. Cruise ships come in right near this motel. Close to downtown. Nice walking area along the beach or out onto the wharf.

Thank KelownaMustang
Winnipeg, Canada
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Right on Dallas Road. The ocean was not about 200 ft from our balcony. Balcony is 5x 8. Room for a couple of chairs to while away the afternoon. King size, fridge stove so we didn't have to get up the first thing in the morning and looking for breakfast. Enjoyed coffee on the balcony. Super clean. I needed an...

Thank debanddew
Comox,British Columbia,Canada
Reviewed 23 September 2016

They have a great location here on Dallas Rd,r5ooms looking out to the water and overlooking the walkway for people watching etc. The units are very clean.Some of the retro is actual old material and appliances and some added but overall makes for a unique feel.Nice little kitchenette as stated very clean.Comfortable beds.Nice little balcony to sit outside.Reasonable rates and...

1Thank islandrockin
Palm Springs, California
Reviewed 30 August 2016

We booked based on trip advisor reviews , unfortunately we had a ground floor room and the noise from the tv in the next room made it unbearable, they watched tv till 1.30 am and there is no sound proofing, I feel bad giving this rating as it is a neat property, very clean and the staff are accommodating ....

2Thank edward s
Reviewed 30 August 2016

This is a very well preserved motel that just goes to show old does not need to mean dirty or uncomfortable. The room was large, the bed was good, the kitchenette functional, and the bathroom had everything you need in a very compact space. Everything was spotlessly clean. The location offers great views over the ocean and US coastal mountains....

1Thank rallyist
Nanaimo, Canada
Reviewed 28 August 2016

Our last visit to Surf Motel I admitted that while I love the place; their internet service was quite poor. For me that's a problem. I'm happy to say that the service, beds, view, and sparkling version of retro 60's chic all are as wonderful as ever and the internet is fine now as well. Very much enjoy staying here.

Thank Glidr
Victoria, Canada
Reviewed 25 August 2016

This is a great little motel if you want a clean place to sleep and a convenient location. If you want room service, a pool, an exercise room etc., this is not the place for you. The rooms would be considered dated décor by some or wonderfully retro by others. The motel is extremely well kept up and clean. The...

Thank Randolph M
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Clean and comfortable rooms. I Ioved the retro fittings and fixtures. Fantastic views over the ocean. We saw 2 orcas from our balcony (top tip: watch for a whale watching boat to see what they've stopped to look at!) 15 mins walk to the Inner Harbour. 15 mins walk to Beacon Hill Park. Do go for a walk along the...

Thank Helen W
McMinnville, Oregon
Reviewed 15 August 2016

I booked this room based on other Tripadvisor recommendations. The motel, location and staff exceeded my expectations. Check in was quick and the staff coudn't have been any nicer. The room was retro with black and white tiled floors and a pink bathroom, a full kitchen with dishes, pots and pans, a small kitchenette, a comfortable bed AND a deck...

Thank Slbkcb

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Beachfront
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Surf Motel

Address: 290 Dallas Rd, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 1A6, Canada
Region: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Victoria Capital Regional District > Victoria
Price Range: $98 - $180 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 14
Also Known As:
Surf Hotel Victoria
Surf Motel Victoria, Vancouver Island
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Victoria
#13 Romantic Hotel in Victoria
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“Ask for a room on the 2nd or 3rd floor for the best views”
blink09, 18 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Ocean view book a room facing the ocean, for couples or families I would book the duplex”
KelownaMustang, 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are excellent as they all face the seaview”
debanddew, 17 Oct 2016 | Read review
“upper floors corner room, don;t stay in lower rooms”
440edwards, 30 Aug 2016 | Read review
“All are good. Upper floors may have better overview, so we stay on third.”
Glidr, 28 Aug 2016 | Read review
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