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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not entirely sure why this place has such a low rating. Prime position for plenty of bars and restaurants in the Marina district. Even next to an iHOP if you need an early start! Room was cleaned every day, didn’t need the A/c or Heater (went in November). Kings size bed was massive and really comfy; bathroom was easily big...

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Rocky P, Guest Relations Manager at Surf Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing your stay with us at Surf motel. We agree with you on our fabulous location as we are within walking distance of several venues, we are the best around! We look forward to your next stay with us. Come back soon!

Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

So we stayed here for 3 nights, desk was very nice getting us, we got the suite for normal price room was big. Few things annoyed me, they didn't switch the bed covets for the bed one night, the wi fi..don't count on it fell few times but it's fine, parking was full every time I came only 1 spot...

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Rocky P, Guest Relations Manager at Surf Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us at Surf motel. We enjoy hearing from our guests and we look forward to seeing you again the next time you are in our area!

South Jordan
Reviewed 14 September 2016

This “drive in and park near your room,” motel was likely built in the late 50’s. However it’s right on Lombard Street and was near our tour bus stop. (We got a Big Bus San Francisco 2-day pass.) We knew we wanted a motel where we could park for free. We wanted to be able to leave and come back...

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Rocky P, Guest Relations Manager at Surf Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing your stay with us at Surf motel. We agree with you on our fabulous location as we are within walking distance of several venues. We pride ourselves on offering complimentary parking for our guests and look forward to serving you again the next time you are in our area!

Kailua-Kona, HI
Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

Great location near the Presidio and The Palace of Fine Art. iHop next door open all night and gym and local diner across the street. My King room was clean and updated in last 4 years. Flat screen TV, refrigerator and extremely large bathroom. Clean enough, with light continental breakfast with Coaching, expression machine and decent parking. All for $100....

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Rocky P, Guest Relations Manager at Surf Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of your stay with us at Surf motel. It is a privilege to be able to serve guests such as yourself! We pride ourselves on clean and comfortable rooms at a reasonable rate Location is absolutely one of our biggest draw as we have the best around! Please stay with us again the next time...

Cleckheaton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 June 2016

Stayed in SF for two nights mainly to visit Muir woods to see the Giant Redwood Trees AWESOME. This Motel was handy for Fisherman's wharf either to walk or by bus. The staff were extremely helpful with local information about travel, tolls virtually anything they helped with. On the down side the Motel was tired dingy looking and our room...

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Rocky P, Guest Relations Manager at Surf Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of your stay with us at Surf motel. We are working on providing updated items in our rooms so we hope you will give us another opportunity to provide sleeping accommodations for you the next time you are in our area. We would love another chance to provide for you a great stay!

Canberra, Australia
Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

Rooms are very small and barely fit the two beds. No kettle or other facilities. Our shower leaked. The heater was very noisy. The beds were old and sagged. The TV did not work on most channels. We stayed here because most other hotels in the area were booked our were to expensive. I would only recommend staying here as...

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Rocky P, Guest Relations Manager at Surf Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of your stay with us at Surf motel. We are working on providing updated items in our rooms so we hope you will give us another opportunity to provide sleeping accommodations for you the next time you are in our area. We would love another chance to provide for you a great stay!

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Reviewed 2 June 2016

This might be the only place i saw that had parking included. It's nothing fancy, but it's not awful either. It's probably one of the best deals you'll get in the city in a neighborhood with a lot of things very closeby. The room had been cleaned and the shower worked. If you're looking for a deal this is your...

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Rocky P, Guest Relations Manager at Surf Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us at Surf motel. We enjoy hearing from our guests and we look forward to seeing you again the next time you are in our area!

Reviewed 26 May 2016 via mobile

This hotel is as it is. The front desk are nice peolpe, and they give you the key. When we came in to the room and tried to close and lock the door, we realised it used to be two extra security-locks on the dorr. They were now gone, and the door lokked like it had been broken down on...

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Rocky P, Guest Relations Manager at Surf Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing your stay with us at Surf motel. We agree with you on our fabulous location as we are within walking distance of several venues. We pride ourselves on offering complimentary parking for our guests and look forward to serving you again the next time you are in our area!

Reviewed 16 April 2016 via mobile

For the price this place is exactly what we needed for our short stay in San Francisco. The hotel room was clean, a bit outdated as our AC was broken but we didn't really need as it was chilly that night. The location was very convenient, as well as parking. The young gentleman at the front was very helpful on...

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Rocky P, Guest Relations Manager at Surf Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us at Surf motel. We enjoy hearing from our guests and we look forward to seeing you again the next time you are in our area!

Reviewed 1 April 2016 via mobile

Overall the stay was what we needed; a place to sleep and a place to shower. It was in the perfect location for our vacation, which was awesome! When we checked in on Tuesday afternoon, I had mentioned I had written an email to request a room change from smoking to non-smoking, as I mistakenly reserved the wrong room type....

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Rocky P, Guest Relations Manager at Surf Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of your stay with us at Surf motel. It is a privilege to be able to serve guests such as yourself! We pride ourselves on clean and comfortable rooms at a reasonable rate Location is absolutely one of our biggest draw as we have the best around! Please stay with us again the next time...

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Marina District
Beautiful homes, beautiful people, and a beautiful backdrop of the Golden Gate Bridge welcome visitors to the Marina. Originally the location for the Panama-Pacific International Exposition in 1915 (whose remnants can be seen at the Palace of Fine Arts), much of the land was filled and flattened to accommodate a world’s fair. That ample space has given way to a jogger’s paradise at the northern edge of the city. With the picturesque bay setting as its backdrop, it’s no surprise that the area has hosted numerous movie productions. Daytime activities focus on café culture and boutique shopping, while the evenings turn this neighbourhood into a party-going hotspot.
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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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Additional Information about Surf Motel

Address: 2265 Lombard St., San Francisco, CA 94123
Region: United States > California > San Francisco > Marina District
Price Range: $118 - $290 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Surf Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 36
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“210 was quiet (it was at the back in the middle)”
 of 5 bubbles A5481TUjamesh, 17 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Non smoking rooms”
 of 5 bubbles BMatthews2013, 16 Mar 2016 | Read review
“get a floor on 2nd level and avoid 49er home game weekends.”
 of 5 bubbles 498mackc, 16 Nov 2015 | Read review
“Do not stay here”
 of 5 bubbles jimd406, 5 Nov 2015 | Read review
“Do not let them out you in the Handicapped room on main floor, even if they tell you it's cheaper!”
 of 5 bubbles karls665, 4 Aug 2015 | Read review
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