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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Larry and Karen make your stay in Gualala comfortable and friendly! Best managers I've ever encountered in a motel, so friendly and helpful. The feather beds are very comfy and though the room was small, it was nice. Thanks for the ribs, Larry!

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Cumming, Georgia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The first thing we noticed when we walked in was the huge pillow topper on the bed that made the bed look pregnant. It takes up the entire room, so we brought in only what was necessary and left the rest of the luggage in the car. Once we got into the bed, it was very comfortable. Breakfast the next...

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place was absolutely the best ocean front hotel I've had! Larry and Karen (The new managers provided a wonderful environment to stay! We all (Larry, Karen, and a couple of other guests had dinner by the fire pit (Larry and Karen cooked for us) and talked while listening to the ocean. I am on the road for about 6...

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oregon
Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

Under $100.00 for a clean quaint room. Rooms are small and older. Fireplace is heat source and either on or off. Breakfast is pretty good; scrambled eggs, sausage, biscuits, gravy, waffles, cereal and juice. Spectacular viewing deck. Chairs and a fire pit are also available. Good option for this area of higher priced offerings.

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Fernley, Nevada, United States
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Great view by the cliff. There are 2 rooms that have the ocean view. There is cost for the view. We were more on the road side. Except for those 2 rooms with a view, the rest have no ocean view, but you can always walk may be 50 steps on their property. They have a barbeque grill you can...

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Thank Manuel L
Merced, California
Reviewed 14 October 2016

We took the upper level room which is identical to the bottom rooms but has a little better view of the ocean. This motel even supplied binoculars for viewing sea life and birds. The room has a fireplace and is quite well appointed. We would definitely recommend staying here and will do so again if ever in the area.

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Reviewed 12 October 2016

We found this place on a competing site (sorry Trip Advisor) but had trouble booking. There seemed to be confusion about availability. We ended up booking with the site directly. The room had a queen bed, which had seen better days. But the main problem is that there wasn't much room to move in the room. Very small. There were...

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Prescott, Arizona
Reviewed 5 October 2016

I stayed here for a few nights after my Mom had passed so I could say goodbye to the town she had lived in for over 20 years. I picked a room facing the Beach so I could have the windows open at night and hear the powerful Ocean. The young couple that was managing the place where so sweet...

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Moscow, Russia
Reviewed 27 September 2016

We arrived quite late - office was closed but we found the key... Room was good and comfortable. clean and equipped. Bathroom was OK. We found all what we need. Morning. Excellent view... Staff - very friendly. Breakfast was very good. We regret our stay was too short

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 10 September 2016

Small, not cookie cutter rooms. Ours was just re-done, tasteful new bathroom, good queen size bed and the room had faux fireplace heater - cute. A short walking path above the ocean and easy walk to other shops in this nice, very small, Pacific town.

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
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: $142 - $195 (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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“They have ocean views through half of the hotel”
 of 5 bubbles michaelsH708DD, 20 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Take the upstairs which is a little more in price but worth it.”
 of 5 bubbles Serenitygardens, 14 Oct 2016 | Read review
“consider a room closest to ocean. Parking too close to other rooms, and people coming and going tends to keep you awake”
 of 5 bubbles 583thomasp, 12 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Pick a room facing the Ocean”
 of 5 bubbles 334milindan, 5 Oct 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are good”
 of 5 bubbles boris12345672015, 27 Sep 2016 | Read review
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