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Surf Motel

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39170 S. Hwy One, P.O. Box 695, Gualala, CA 95445
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Palm Springs, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Beautiful view, rooms nicely furnished and very nice staff. Great stopover for your trip on the coast. Easy drive to Mendocino, . Several restaurants to walk to from the motel. Very good grocery store by the motel. Morning breakfast to eat in breakfast room or in your room.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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24 hotel reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The view is gorgeous. The staff was very friendly and went out of their way to make us comfortable. The bathroom was dated, and the bedroom was so dark I had difficulty reading with all of the lights on. That being said the beds were very comfortable.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Very nicely furnished and remodeled older property in a breathtaking setting. Good breakfast. Fully equipped kitchen. Very comfortable and the views can't be beat! Great beds and Mike and Heather are wonderful hosts.

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Roseville, California
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91 reviews 91 reviews
27 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

The Surf Motel is a small "old school" motel overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Our unit (120) is a large corner room with a king bed & fireplace in the sitting area. Breakfast includes warm items (eggs, sausages, waffles) along with fruit, cereals, yogurt & juices. Walking distance to a few nice restaurants. Great value and excellent location has made this... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 via mobile

We stopped late finding the first dog friendly place available, and found comfort. We opened a window to listen to the surf, slept like babies, and had a wonderful breakfast with a wonderful view. It was clean and had some cute additional touches like a down comforter, and the heater was a little fireplace (fake but cute) it was small... More 

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Willamette Valley, Oregon
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

We happened upon the little gem of the town of Gualala several years ago. It is a small coastal town with local grocery stores, yummy BBQ restaurant and nice beach. The motel is a coastal motel, we always pay the little bit extra and get an ocean view room. They are quiet and the view is wonderful. This motel is... More 

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Oakland, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Pretty much what I expect from a motel (or is it an inn?) in a small town. The bathroom fixtures have seen better days, but perfectly acceptable and clean. Rooms are small, but had all the space I need. All rooms face the parking lot, so you hear everyone's cars and conversations as they pass by so it was noisy... More 

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previse
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154 reviews 154 reviews
49 hotel reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

We recently stayed here for two nights. Compared to newer motels, their standard rooms are small. You can get along just fine but it’s cramped. The rooms have a little table where you can work with a computer or have a glass of wine and nice queen beds. If you juggle things around, the bathrooms are big enough to get... More 

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Chico
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

The sign at the street says Surf Inn quite boldly. A smaller sign on the property shows "Surf Motel." Or is it the other way around. This cozy little motel has a beautiful view of the Pacific from their patio area. The staff did a superb job of accomodating. Nice breakfast with sausages. Most surprisingly,the waffles are excellent. Try the... More 

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Clovis, CA
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55 reviews 55 reviews
26 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

This little gem is tucked away in a little town called Gualala. The famous California Hwy 1 passes right through it so you can't miss it unless you blink, of course. Surf Inn/Motel is a very reasonably priced motel with an incredible view of the spectacular surf. The Northern CA coastline has some of the most dramatic views of the... More 

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