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Surf Motel

290 Dallas Road, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 1A6, Canada
Surf Motel
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Calgary, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Rooms are very comfortable and spacious with a full well equipped kitchen. Room was clean and bed was comfortable, slept well. Entire motel including the balconies is no smoking which is a real bonus. Views are awesome with lovely sunsets over the breakwater. Also nice views on clear days of the Olympic mountains in Washington state. Good views of ships... More 

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Vancouver Island
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3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved this motel with very comfortable beds spotlessly clean with well equipped kitchens. The location of this motel on the waterfront and close to the Ogdon Point pier with cruise ships coming and going, lots of traffic, tour buses and people watching. Bring earplugs for a better sleep, definitely will stay there again. The retro duplex is charming.

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Olds, Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

We have passed the Surf Motel on Dallas Road many times when living in Victoria for forty years , and when we decided to come visit family still living there , from Alberta , we thought only of being near the sea ...what a wonderful surprise , it became when we checked in . Daffodils on our room desk ,... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

My only regret is that it took me so many years to "discover" the Surf Motel. I've stayed at all the name hotels in Victoria over the years, and yes, they're fine. But nothing beats the Surf. The location is great -- right on the water; a bus route to Fisherman's Wharf in one direction and downtown in the other;... More 

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Vancouver Island, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

My wife and I have stayed at the Surf Motel a number of times, and it has always been an enjoyable experience.From the " retro" decor to watching the cruise ships dock it feels like old time Victoria before the condo onslaught began.The sounds and smell of the ocean just across the road beckon one to get outdoors and explore,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

My husband and I stayed at the Surf in August and our stay was wonderful right from the moment we arrived. The building is older and I passed it up on an earlier trip to Victoria based on the exterior, but that was my loss because this motel is a little treasure. Every room faces the water and the view... More 

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Lacey, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

My mom and I recently stayed at the Surf Motel for one night and we enjoyed every minute of it. From the outside, the place may not look very glamorous but I can guarantee you that it is one of the best places to stay in Victoria with incredible views, a beautiful oceanside path right out the door, and great... More 

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Alameda, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We stayed in Surf Motel for 4 nights in August, and have an interesting story to tell everyone. We (family of 5) booked a condo with another rental company, and I was instructed to pick up the keys from Sam who works in Breakwater Cafe nearby. We immediately regretted booking the reservation after we opened the door and looked around,... More 

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Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Although this is an older building, it has been restored nicely and the rooms were clean and comfortable. the view and location is spectacular. we would highly recommend this motel and stay here again in the future. a real gem and the price was really reasonable for downtown Victoria. it's within walking distance to the parliament buildings, inner harbour and... More 

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Sidcup
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

When we pulled up outside the Surf Motel I thought 'OMG', what have we done here! A 1960's building on a busy road. Then you walk inside and sure enough it was a left over from the 60's. In truth, it was brilliant to find somewhere real retro with features kept in situ since the family bought the property in... More 

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