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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
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Oxnard, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are for a bright, shiny, boring chain hotel this is not your place. It's a classic-60's motel directly across from the beach in Carlsbad. The rooms are clean, well kept, and the price is FANTASTIC. There are standard rooms, but there is also a cute little Casita. A 3-minute walk to the beach. 5 minute walk to Carlsbad... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Love the Surf Motel! Parked the car and walked everywhere including the beach! Very family friendly. We will come again. It is VERY clean and all you need for a quick get away! We liked the coffee and fruit in the morning!

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Lancaster, CA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Surf Motel is a great little motel to stay at for a weekend get away. Located across the street from the beach. Rooms are clean, comfortable beds, small kitchenette. Surf offers boogie boards, chairs, umbrellas free of charge for use for the day. Continental breakfast. Will stay again!!!!!

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Southern, CA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

This motel is older and outdated but in a nice location. Sheets kept pulling off bed as the elastic was gone. Windows open about one inch so couldn't feel the nice sea breeze, had to leave the A/C on =-( Paid $149 for a Sunday night in July.

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San Diego, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

I use the Carlsbad area to break up my commute, and I believe I have stayed at nearly a dozen area motels and hotels over the past year. Surf Motel was next on my list. Its known for its location, close to the beach and to the shops. The grey, lodge style structure 12-15 rooms, two levels, and a small... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015 via mobile

Want to have the ocean, beach, boardwalk, village, restaurants, etc., at your fingertips - at a very reasonable price? This is your place. Added plus is nice fresh fruit etc contential breakfast and decent quiet rooms. No HD TV, but who cares? Nice mom and pop place.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

OK bed, nice ambiance in room in morning, fridge froze our food however, housekeeper didn't renew towels and soap for some reason so asked for them at the front desk, AWESOME front desk staff, breakfast food was very fresh fruit and good bagels! good parking, overall for a non aaa hotel, good!

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Phx, az
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

We just got back. First time visitors.Stayed 5 nights. This old school motel knows just what they are doing. Not fancy, down right basics, but is SUPER clean, across the street from the beach,and the staff is tops. ( big shout out to Robert at the front desk. he checked us in, and greeted us with a big smile and... More 

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Scot
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

We really liked this place. It is not fancy. The rooms are clean but dated. The location is amazing for the price. You can walk down to the beach very easily. The are great restaurants with in walking distance. The staff is very nice. It was very quiet. We got room 109 with the king size bed next to the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

I stayed here one night, would like to stay more next time. Great prices, walking distance to the beach and good restaurants. The rooms were nice and clean, and the staff is very friendly. They also serve breakfast too!

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