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230 E Main St, Marblehead, OH 43440-2226
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#2 of 3 hotels in Marblehead
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Budget friendly motel located in Marblehead. We offer quaint atmosphere, Close to all area activities. Free wifi access, pool and much more. Our rooms were updated in 2015. New carpet, new mattresses, new flat screen tv's We would enjoy having you stay with us. Pets welcome at additional fee.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fishing
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Convenience store
Non-smoking hotel
Private check-in / check-out
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared kitchen
Laundry service
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brenwood12 wrote a review Jun 2022
Zanesville, Ohio47 contributions8 helpful votes
Great location . It is very clean. The one walls are rather thin but it is an older motel. We did not expect a 5 star for the price. Over all very satisfied . The Staff was friendly and helpful. Nice view of the lake . There is a place to keep your boat
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Ohio food couple wrote a review Jun 2020
Toledo, Ohio164 contributions46 helpful votes
We are supposed staying in Lake point motel but that day had a storm that the road was blocked. The owner took us to Surf motel instead. But Surf motel is a lower grade than the Lake point but the owner didn’t offer us a better price. It’s ok! We are just ready to staying in Marblehead for two nights only. But this room has a strong smell like we are living in a wet basement. $140 a night , Sunday & Monday, we aren’t happy at all to stay in this low level motel with that amount.
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Date of stay: June 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Tourist30129955613 wrote a review Apr 2020
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If you are craving a paranormal experience plan a visit to the Surf motel, there are definately some guests there that did not leave at the end of their stay. An out of commision ice machine will keep you up running and filling all night but in the morning it is not plugged in and clearly hasn't been in use for a decade. The ghosts are not friendly and prey on males changing their behaviors and invoking anger. There is seriously some crazy stuff happening there.
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Date of stay: May 2019
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Sarah S wrote a review Sep 2019
Mansfield, Ohio4 contributions1 helpful vote
We stayed Labor Day weekend in a triple room at the Surf Motel this weekend and we absolutely loved everything about this place! The room was clean and very nicely decorated. Plenty of clean towels, extra blankets, and cold AC! We loved the fire pit area and the view of the lake from our front porch area. The staff was amazing especially Penny. She was so kind and helpful. Our kids absolutely loved this place. We were a 10min walk from the lighthouse and a 10min walk into town to the restaurants and bars. Great stay! We can't wait to go back.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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booknerd2689 wrote a review Jul 2018
1 contribution2 helpful votes
This was my first time staying at the Surf Motel and I was very surprised and pleased with my stay. The grounds were very well kept and clean; it’s very well kept. The front desk girl was very nice and pleasant as well as informative. The room was very clean and not anything wrong with it. It was done very nicely and simple. The bed was good even though it I sank a bit in it when I sat on it. Otherwise the room was in good condition and had all I needed. Only thing I would say it needed was a box of tissues. I’d definitely stay again.
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Date of stay: July 2018Trip type: Travelled solo
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lop1988 wrote a review Jul 2018
Saint Louis, Missouri38 contributions22 helpful votes
Stayed here for a weekend at Cedar Point amusement park with 2 other families. Motel is about 40 minutes from the amusement park, but an easy drive back and forth. Room was clean, comfortable and reasonably priced. This is an older property that has been kept up, not a modern chain motel. Not much in the way of amenities, but we didn't spend much time in the room. Double beds were a bit of a squeeze for adults. Wifi was easy to connect and worked fine. Management was easy to work with over a slight issue with the reservation. Great view of the Lake from the property. The local town area is very quaint, would like to have had more time to explore there. We've stayed in campground motels before and this was one of the better ones. My teenagers enjoyed getting a taste of how motels looked back when Mom and Dad were kids! We would definitely stay here again.
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Date of stay: July 2018
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Trip type: Travelled with family
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Expedition651326 wrote a review Sep 2017
21 contributions5 helpful votes
This is a nice motel connected to a campground with nice view of Lake Erie. It's well maintained and the other guests were all friendly. We enjoyed the campfire ring on the second night. The room is tidy and standard motel style. The mattress and couch have seen better days but weren't terrible. It's close to the shops, winery, light house and Ferry that we rode our bikes everywhere. We even took them with us to Kelly's Island and loved exploring by bike! Great trip and cheaper than what we could find on the island.
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Date of stay: September 2017Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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dskeens wrote a review Jul 2017
Ashland, Kentucky162 contributions79 helpful votes
I have been coming to Lake Erie since I was a young girl. I am now 67. I have passed this motel many times while visiting the area on the lake. My first time staying here was June 2017. I was not disappointed at all. Patty the manager was great and very helpful. The rooms were very clean and beds were very nice. The price was way cheaper than in Port Clinton. The Lake was just across the road so the scenery was beautiful. Great location for visiting the lighthouse and Johnson's Island. Will be visiting again. Thank you Patty for everything.
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Date of stay: June 2017Trip type: Travelled with family
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Alisha L wrote a review Jun 2017
1 contribution6 helpful votes
My husband and I took our kids here to stay for our first family vacation. Our room was so adorable, and clean! The beds were so comfortable it was like sleeping on a cloud! Wonderful people and atmosphere! The view of the lake is breath taking! We will definitely be staying here from here on out!
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Date of stay: June 2017Trip type: Travelled with family
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julieakmullenix wrote a review Feb 2017
Dublin, Ohio2 contributions4 helpful votes
This campground has one of the best views of Lake Erie. It is on the edge of downtown Marblehead, so walking or biking to there, Lakeside and the Lighthouse is great. One can visit Lakeside by asking for a shopping or dining pass for 90 minutes or so at any of the gates (bring cash for the restaurants and icecream). Teens will love hanging out at lakeside too. Just down the road are ferries to all the islands, wineries (Red Fern and Mon Ami) and shopping. If you are lucky enough to know someone to take you to Baypoint as a guest or belong to Baypoint- this is the best of all. Also, we enjoy East Harbor State Park with all the beaches. The Surf is a fantastic location- friendly owners and staff. Great seasonal campers, that are very nice and look out for one another. If one wants to be social... You can find it there. great place for kids too. Not too far from Sandusky, Huron, Port Clinton, Catawba and Vermillion, which are nice places to visit while there.
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Date of stay: July 2016
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Trip type: Travelled with family
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Frequently Asked Questions about Surf Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Surf Motel?
Nearby attractions include Marblehead Lighthouse (0.6 km), Johnson's Island Confederate Cemetery (5.3 km), and Cedar Point (7.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Surf Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Surf Motel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
Is parking available at Surf Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Surf Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Famous Dave's Bar-B-Que, The Village Pump, and Brown's Dairy Dock.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Surf Motel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are pets allowed at Surf Motel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Surf Motel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Perry's Victory & International Peace Memorial (14.8 km), Eleutheros Cooke House and Garden (10.7 km), and Stonehenge Estate (14.3 km).