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Surf Motel

290 Dallas Road, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 1A6, Canada
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Surf Motel
Ranked #22 of 57 hotels in Victoria
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Oakland, California
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

This Motel isn't in the heart of the tourist attractions, but it's a 5 minute drive and well worth the stay. Every room has windows from floor to ceiling with a magnificent view of the water and snow-capped mountains of Washington State. Throw in a kitchen and supplies, free parking and wi-fi and a great restaurant in walking distance (opened... More

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
7 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

The Surf Motel sits across the street from the Juan de Fuca Strait and overlooks the iconic Ogden Point Breakwater. Every room faces the water. Our room was on the third floor (top floor) and we spent several warm evenings enjoying apres-dive drinks on our sunny deck. The room was clean and bright, the kitchen appliances (stove, oven, fridge) worked... More

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Whitehorse, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

The best thing about this hotel is the location. Waking up to the view of the Strait is awesome. I have stayed here in the past and the hotel could have used some updating. This has been done. The room was recently renovation in a retro theme. The room was big and comfy with a full kitchen and amenities, the... More

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Iowa City, Iowa
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

My husband and I enjoyed the 1950's-like feel of this privately-owned motel. We love that the current owner is the grandson of the first owner! Our room was very comfortable and clean. The view was less than we'd hoped for but that was totally due to the fog, NOT the room! The wall of windows facing the waterfront was quite... More

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VicCityKid, Manager at Surf Motel, responded to this review

Hi Stephanie, Just wanted to thank you for the kind words! Glad to hear you enjoyed your stay and would stay with us again! And also I'm not the owner yet! Thank you, Riley Mangelsen, SurfMotel.net stay@surfmotel.net 1.888.738.3399 More

Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, Canada
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here on a number of occasions when visiting and it's always been a great experience. The location can't be beat. We can walk everywhere we want to go in the city and love the fantastic view from the balcony. The rooms are clean and comfortable and having a fully stocked kitchenette is a great bonus. We'll be back.

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North Vancouver, Canada
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46 reviews 46 reviews
12 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

Good value motel right on Dallas road - seriously, what a view! Large rooms, comfy beds. Senior's rates! Kitchenettes. Drift back to the early 60's...... Very friendly helpful staff. Downside: bit noisy being on a main thoroughfare. Also, walls are pretty thin.

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Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
45 hotel reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

I have stayed here several times over the years, and I always look forward to it. The rooms are absolutely spotless, and of course the view is stunning. Though it's very pleasant to stay in the summer when the weather is fine, the off season is really my favourite. During our recent stay, we awoke one morning to thick fog... More

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Perth, Australia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

We stayed for two nights on the top floor corner right near the motel sign in a big room with a kingsize bed, a kitchenette with everything we could want to prepare a meal. The bathroom still has it's pink and black tiles but was spotless along with everything else. Yes, Dallas Rd is noisy with cars and buses, yes... More

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San Diego, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

I really can't improve on the lengthy, detailed and enthusiastic review by Foodyguru. My girlfriend and I stayed here for "one night" after an Alaskan cruise. We liked it so much we stayed 3 nights and would have stayed longer, but we were already on day 32 of a 36 day road trip and needed to get back to So.... More

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Address: 290 Dallas Road, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 1A6, Canada
Location: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Victoria Capital Regional District > Victoria
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Surf Hotel Victoria

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