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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
    4.5 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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Lacey, Washington
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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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
27 reviews 27 reviews
9 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
27 helpful votes 27 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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47 reviews 47 reviews
12 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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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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