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Surf Motel

2.0 of 5 3136 Carlsbad Blvd., Carlsbad, CA 92008
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Auburn, Washington
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147 reviews 147 reviews
37 hotel reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
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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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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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
12 reviews 12 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
220 helpful votes 220 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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Singapore, Singapore
19 reviews 19 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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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221 reviews 221 reviews
62 hotel reviews
148 helpful votes 148 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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Phoenix, Arizona
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Small, old motel but cleanliness is superior. Large rooms, well furnished, thick towels, excellent choice of morning pastries from San Diego bakery. Steps to restaurants. Super value. Close to train station into San Diego, bus at front door. Beach steps away. Front desk staff very congenial. Heated pool with handicap chair into pooll

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Edmonds, Washington
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

The Surf Motel is not a fancy place but has everything you need. The best thing is the price and the location - right across from the stunning Ocean!. The rooms are clean,basic with a TV, small fridge etc. The beds were comfortable, the front staff was great and very helpful. Has a pool and shares a parking lot with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

What a awesome location !!!!!!!! Visited the Surf Motel after a Wedding event in Palm Springs, California with a very close girlfriend. The location was just a walk across from the BEACH , able to see the BEACH from the rooftop area. We walked to several restaurants , Carlsbad Village, shops and coffee houses. The staff, especially, BOB, were all... More 

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Address: 3136 Carlsbad Blvd., Carlsbad, CA 92008
Location: United States > California > Carlsbad
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Surf Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 28
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Also Known As:
Surf Motel Carlsbad
Surf Hotel Carlsbad
Hotel Style:
#10 On the Beach Hotel in Carlsbad
#23 Family Hotel in Carlsbad

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