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Surf Motel

2.0 of 5 Motel   |   3136 Carlsbad Blvd., Carlsbad, CA 92008
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Ranked #23 of 34 Hotels in Carlsbad
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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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 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

When planning a trip to Carlsbad (for the beach and for Legoland visit) I decided for our best bet we needed a laid back, casual place and not some fancy resort type domicile for our visit. I wanted to be so close to the beach that I could walk to it, and I'm not really worried about having a lot... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I would have given this place 5 stars but some of you would have expected perfection for nothin. This is as close as you can get for the price. Rufino and Anthony were awesome. We started with King room 122 in back garden area that had almost full kitchen. Lil oasis") We decided to stay extra night because it was... More

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26 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed 10/11 and 10/12. Reminded us of the old style roadside motels. Rooms very clean and neat. Staff very helpful. Has a small pool. No road noise at night. Basic but good and fresh breakfast provided. The location by the beach is unbeatable. The value is incredible. Most places in Carlsbad are double the price. Not for everyone but unbeatable... More

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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31 reviews 31 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was a little bit hesitant booking here, having read some of the negative reviews. Having stayed there, and loving it, my conclusion is that this type of accommodation is not for everyone. But it was perfectly suited for our needs. The room was very basic. We were so busy enjoying San Diego and the surrounding areas, we only used... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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19 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For the past 3 years we've been spending several days in Carlsbad, CA. We wanted to be close to the beach and be comfortable in our hotel, but not spend too much money. The first year we went to the Ocean Palms which was fine, but they raised their prices the next year so we tried the Surf which is... More

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Payson, Arizona, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The location was great. The rooms were terrible. There was a urine smell in the rooms (we had 2 rooms) the downstairs room was worse than upstairs. The fridge temp adjuster was broke. They fixed that. The shower water handle was broke and the RUDE manager caused us of breaking it when we just arrived. The manager was very rude... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The staff was friendly. It was very close to beach & the downtown area. The pool was nice to have there and clean. The beds were comfortable as well. Our PROBLEMS were: the air conditioner on auto was not auto at all. It would not turn off all day or night. Very noisy to sleep with it running all night.... More

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Scottsdale, Arizona
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wow so friendly Robert was so welcoming checked us right in early as we had 6 hour drive! The room was clean and beautiful, the bathtub was big enough for 2 the beds were so comphy no noise to bother us ever we stayed a 4th night in a king room by the pool just as clean and had a... More

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Sydney, Australia
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15 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We spent 2 nights at The Surf Motel in August. Having read plenty of reviews, there was no surprises. The location was truly outstanding, so close to the beach, & many great places to eat in Carlsbad Village. A convenience store & sandwich shop basically next door is also quite handy. Our room was directly off the pool area. This... 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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