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Surf Motel

2.0 of 5 Motel   |   3136 Carlsbad Blvd., Carlsbad, CA 92008
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Ranked #23 of 35 Hotels in Carlsbad
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Ventura, California
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209 reviews 209 reviews
59 hotel reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Phoenix, Arizona
5 reviews 5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

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 October 17, 2014 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 October 14, 2014

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 October 13, 2014

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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56 reviews 56 reviews
17 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

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
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

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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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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