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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 October 2013

I wanted to go to the ocean for me and my girlfriends anniversary so I booked the hotel at first I wasn't pleased but you can't judge a book by its cover. It was so nice and clean the people were friendly and the bed was soft in the morning the breakfast was to die for I reccomend this hotel

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Decatur
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2013

The Surf Inn is located in the heart of Gualaia, CA off Hwy 1. There is no access to the beach but the motel offer a wonderful view overlooking the ocean. In the evening you can sit around an open fire and enjoy sun site. Our room was small but clean; with a refrigerator and microwave. The room wasn't air... More 

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Northbrook, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2013

The Surf Motel is on a beautiful piece of land, looking out over the ocean. Those staying in the rooms on the end (I think 117, 118, 119... maybe 120?) have a great view. From what I could tell, none of the other rooms had a view of much more than the hotel next door. The motel is probably 60... More 

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Bordeaux, France
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 September 2013

We were not supposed to stay there a car problem made us, but it was totally worth it, we stayed there one night, the owner was great very helpful. The sightseeing is so nice in the neighborhood! The rooms are comfy and the breakfast very nice!

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Miami, Florida, United States
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Reviewed 25 September 2013

I am from South Africa and my girlfriend is from the States. We took a road trip all along the coast of California, most places we stopped at the people was really grumpy and not that much helpful at all, they had no sense of building a relationship or providing a service to their guests. I work for Carnival Cruise... More 

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California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2013

Spent two nights here to base exploring the coast to the South and North. Chose a "Suite" which was a corner unit with great views and oversized. The folks running it offer a nice breakfast in the morning and the unit was very clean. It helped that the weather was glorious the whole time!

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Ferndale, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 September 2013

I arrived in much need of relaxation after a long day motorcycle riding. The room was perfect for my needs and very, very comfortable. Windows could have been washed, but that was a minor thing. In room electric faux fireplace is an afterthought and I never used it. The view from the room was fine, but the best part was... More 

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Reviewed 17 September 2013 via mobile

We didn't plan to stop in Gualala but after having a long day on the motorcycle, we opted to stop earlier than planned. We stopped at a couple of places to check out the costs. This was the cheapest. We were greeted by Heather who was very friendly and welcoming. Our room was small but more than adequate for what... More 

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Excelsior, Minnesota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2013

Driving up the coast late at night we were able to get a room at this little gem of an inn. Our room was small but overlooked the ocean which we were able to enjoy in the morning when the fog lifted a bit. The room was super clean with wood floors, faux fireplace to keep warm and a feather... More 

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Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia
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Reviewed 13 September 2013

We stayed overnight on our motorcycle ride up the California/Oregon coast. The room was clean, the shower nice and hot and I loved the puffy quilt bed, very comfortable. The lady in reception was very helpful and friendly and recommended a place to eat. The Wifi worked very well here too, as I've found in the larger motels we stayed... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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: $146 - $196 (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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“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
“Gualala does not have coastal access and all the restaurants but 1 has closed in town”
 of 5 bubbles SleepyNKat, 6 Sep 2016 | Read review
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