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Surf Motel

3136 Carlsbad Blvd., Carlsbad, CA 92008
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 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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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Surf Motel is a small, clean motel with an amazing location diagonally across the street from the beach. It is in a quiet neighborhood with a mix of restaurants, condos and small shops - easy walking access to everything you need. We don't get in the car unless leaving the area for attractions farther away. Staff is very friendly... More 

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Burbank, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Please keep in mind this is a motel. Don't expect the Waldorf. But man what a great hidden treasure. So glad we found it. The staff was absurdly nice. The rooms were big and clean. They had a mini fridge, stove top, microwave. And one can literally walk across the street to the beach. They had chairs, umbrellas and kids... More 

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Landers, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a prime location next to the beach and the village. Everything within walking distance. Older building, but very clean. Staff was exceptionally helpful, also honest. We left money in the room and they called on our cell to tell us. We explained it was a tip for housekeeping. Wi-fi, cable, continental breakfast in the lobby, kitchen with coffee... More 

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Auburn, Washington
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147 reviews 147 reviews
37 hotel reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Stay at the Surf Motel for location and price. As others have said, the location is across the street from the beach and within easy walking distance of the Carlsbad Village with many restaurant choices in all price ranges and food styles. Check-in was quick and friendly. We stayed one night in Jan. and got a double queen room for... More 

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57 reviews 57 reviews
13 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

A good motel with perfect walking distance location to pretty much everything in Carlsbad. Crappy breakfast. One of our rooms smelled from smoking. Convinient parking. Good beds. We stayed for 3 nights and in the winter Carlsbad could have been done and dusted in 2.

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El Cajon, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 hotel reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

I booked our weekend trip to Carlsbad and to the Surf Motel in November. I talked directly to the motel and to their employee, Marissa. We were quoted a price of $95.99 per night and given a reservation number. Upon checkout, I discovered that their rate was now $109.99 plus tax per night. Complaining didn't make a difference. The motel... More 

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Pahrump, Nevada, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We had never stayed at this hotel before, but the location seemed to be ideal. When we arrived, the staff was very pleasant and helpful. The room was not "fancy", but clean and had everything we would need for our 3 night stay. We stepped out of the hotel parking lot, and found ourselves across the street from a beautiful... More 

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New York City, New York
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 hotel reviews
221 helpful votes 221 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Had a great stay at Surf Motel. Across the street from the beach and a third of price the nearby hotels were asking. Very friendly front desk. My upstairs, corner room even had a table and chairs outside. There's a grassy area in the back with outdoor furniture and plenty of room for kids. Walking distance to bars and restaurants.... More 

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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

This motel is just a short walking distance away from the sea, and you are able to see the sea from where the hotel is. Sadly, none of their rooms are sea facing (all facing their open carpark, lol). Love the motel, great friendly staffs, breakfast is okay with juice, cereals, fruits and donuts. Oh, petrol kiosk is just next... More 

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Ventura, California
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227 reviews 227 reviews
64 hotel reviews
154 helpful votes 154 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

We have now stayed here twice. Our first visit in October, we had a pleasant, easy check in. Good thing we booked two weeks before because the place was sold out on a Sunday night. We were given a room at the far end which is very quiet. Our room was very large with a small refrig and a stove.... More 

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