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Surf Motel

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Rohnert Park, California
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Views at at every turn, even the Kitchen window! Spectacular show of California wild flowers and the Sonoma Coast Surf. Hosts, Caron and Larry were the exemplary Inn Keepers and treated us like family we are in a hurry to come back! Rustic but quite adequate for our needs. Clean. Shops, Galleries, and eating near by. Situated on the Gualala...

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Steamboat Springs, Colorado
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here one night recently near the end of a long road trip. Hotel managers Karen and Larry were the friendliest, nicest people and really helped to make our stay so enjoyable. We had booked a queen room facing the parking lot, with a partial view toward the beach, but they let us upgrade to a queen suite with...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Older motel with plenty of charm. Hosts are very friendly. Breakfast is hearty and served in the very small lobby or if it's nice you can eat outside by the fire pit. Room walls are a bit thin so noise can be an issue; it is an older place. Close to the highway but no real traffic noise. Very clean....

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Norwood, MA
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You owe it to yourself to experience this motel. Step 1) Grab a pizza from across the street and a bottle of wine from the store next door and enjoy a beautiful pacific sunset by the fire pit. Step 2) In the morning, grab yourself a coffee and walk the bluff trail (the motel is located on it) to enjoy...

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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Gualala is a small sea side village with several decent eateries, stores, a post office and this lovely little motel. With a fire pit and seating overlooking spectacular views just yards from the sea, a short walking trail along a wooded cliff, it would be hard to beat the views. Rooms are clean, beds good, TV's and DVD players and...

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Franklin, Massachusetts
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Surf Motel/Inn was a great find! Spectacular views, complete with whales, seals, eagles and a stunning sunset. Larry and Karen are gracious hosts, we loved the homemade pastries, and full breakfast. Rooms were small, but clean, though we spent most of our time outside enjoying the view and fire pit. Motel is in walking distance of a few restaurants...

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Sebastopol, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is a nice place to stay in Gualala, with good views of the ocean with luck you will see a ton of whales and seal at the beach. The rooms are very clean a little bit small but ok for the visit. The showers are nice and warm and has a nice tv. The walls are very tiny so...

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Farmington, Minnesota
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of the only lodging in the area that has 2 double beds that does not require a minimum night stay AND under $200! It was very nice for what we needed. I have a 19 year old and a 21 year. So we needed 2 beds. The beds looked lumpy but were surprisedly comfy. The rooms was...

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1Thank Travellady095
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Larry and Karen offered so much hospitality! This is definitely one the the best places I've ever stayed. The rooms where super clean and the beds were amazing. I'm definitely coming back and won't stay anywhere else.

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Sullivan, Wisconsin
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Surf Inn Motel was the highlight of our trip. Property managers Caron and Larry made us feel at home and are the friendliest folks we met on our 25th wedding Anniversary North Pacific coast trip. My husband and I enjoyed the fire pit/patio area overlooking the beach each morning and night. Beautiful beach sunsets can be viewed from the property...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Surf Motel was the first lodging facility in Gualala on the Ocean built in 1965, it has seen upgrades over the years to include 3 full ocean view rooms and 1 suite; 5 rooms have full kitchen. The inn was redone in 2008 when bought by new owners and now serves a full hot breakfast each morning. Free Wifi and parking are your to enjoy. Office is open from 8:30am until sunset. 24 hour phone service and night service is avalible. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Surf Motel

Address: 39170 S Highway 1, P.O. Box 695, Gualala, CA 95445-9559
Region: United States > California > Mendocino County > Gualala
Price Range: $149 - $273 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Surf Motel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 20
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“The 3 suites on the end of the hotel have the best views of the ocean. Rooms 120, 119, 118.”
  • Ocean view from room 119, queen suite
  • Ocean view from room 119, queen suite
  • Room 119, queen suite with ocean view
  • Ocean view from the bathroom window!
swissmiss001, 17 May 2017 | Read review
“Some rooms have ocean views, some have kitchenettes, ask when reserving. All rooms close to office and fire pit.”
edk165, 9 May 2017 | Read review
“Call the hotel directly”
karaupchurch, 24 Feb 2017 | Read review
“A room with a kitchen would be nice.”
NMC6845, 14 Feb 2017 | Read review
“They have ocean views through half of the hotel”
michaelsH708DD, 20 Dec 2016 | Read review
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