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27 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2014 via mobile

We really enjoyed staying here with our two young children. We camped with a bumper pull camper in a full hookup site. The management staff (a couple from North Carolina) were extremely nice and informative, although they won't be there next season. The showers were not overly clean and cost a quarter for six minutes, but were hot and had... More 

Thank JandKHaus
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2014

A group of five people, including myself, stayed at the surf motel from the 10th through the 13th this month. The staff were very accommodating with us being late to our check in time. The motel is across the street from the lake and a small area that is said to be private property but many regulars of the surf... More 

5 Thank stephy_louise
Parma, Ohio
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109 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2014

So this isn't a posh hotel, I get it, but I did not expect it to be quite as run down as it is. Granted, the location to the lake and proximity to town and other attractions is wonderful, but there are many other comparably priced motels in the area that are far superior. To be fair, I understand that... More 

3 Thank miss_patty526
Dublin, Ohio
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17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 June 2014

My wife and I stayed at the Surf Motel on June 5. Having been burned by some small single-owner motels in the past, I found the Surf to be a nice place to stay for one or two nights, with a great location. Room is what you expect, and the pictures of the place on the web site do it... More 

6 Thank KenKoz
Akron, Ohio
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 June 2014

We were pleasantly surprised to find this little gem of a motel/campground for our recent weekend stay in Marblehead! The owner and staff are very friendly. The 50's style motel was very clean, quiet and relaxing. I was not sure what to expect, reading some of the older reviews, but I believe whatever the motel USED TO BE is definitely... More 

11 Thank Debbie M
South Eastern Michigan, United States
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 June 2014

This was our first stay at this wonderful campground but for sure not the last one. We were a little concerned because of the bad reviews that we read about it and so we were very surprised to see how well managed it is. Everything was very clean and because of it's small size, also super quite. Marblehead is a... More 

5 Thank Rahel N
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 May 2014

If you like to camp this campground is the best! This is our 4th time here and it just keeps getting better and better. An easy walk to Marblehead for cute little shops and great food. The campsite was clean, well situated and very safe for kids! We loved it and have already booked our campsite for 4th of July... More 

4 Thank Kevin V
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2014

Wife and I have stayed here many times before but now under new ownership since last Fall. New owners are making appearance changes on the outside as well as the inside the rooms. All freshly painted and cleaned do top to bottom. New linens as well. Friendly and accommodating to any concerns the guests may have. We will be back.

12 Thank richard b
Barberton, Ohio
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2014

I would love to come take a tour of this place since it is under new ownership. Hopefully it is actually a new owner and not just someone different from the same family because the apple usually does not fall from the tree. As I have read in another review , they have been renovating all the rooms. That would... More 

6 Thank mrs212
Mark W, Owner at Surf Motel, responded to this review

I'm sorry you had a bad stay with the previous owner. My wife and I have put a lot of work into Surf Motel. New paint, new mattress and friendly customer service. We would welcome you to come back and try us since your last stay seven years ago. More 

Port Clinton, Ohio
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30 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2014

I've been watching the new owners of this property really start to turn the corner in terms of what this place may be like when the season gets underway. The new owners are overhauling all the rooms and making major changes - for the better. If the reviews have made you nervous, I urge you to give this little gem... More 

2 Thank amhlawyer

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Surf Motel

Address: 230 E Main St, Marblehead, OH 43440-2226
Region: United States > Ohio > Marblehead
Price Range: $60 - $161 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — Surf Motel 1*
Number of rooms: 16
Also Known As:
Surf Motel Marblehead, Ohio
Surf Hotel Marblehead
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“We stayed in the only rental house on the property.”
 of 5 bubbles kikicoGraniteCity, 29 Jul 2016 | Read review
“The bigger rooms near the road are nicer.”
 of 5 bubbles drtone, 2 Aug 2015 | Read review
“They have menu's in the room for Sloopy's Sports Cafe. We ate there and every bodies food was horrible, including the people sitting next to us and the people in the room next to us who had theirs delivered. It use to be good food but those days are gone.”
 of 5 bubbles 61JimC, 12 May 2015 | Read review
“Ask for a remodeled room. You may have better luck.”
 of 5 bubbles miss_patty526, 8 Jul 2014 | Read review
“Book somewhere else”
 of 5 bubbles PattiB308, 17 Jul 2012 | Read review
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