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Surf Motel

2.5 of 5 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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Stuttgart, Germany
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102 reviews 102 reviews
99 hotel reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I have to admit that I was a bit skeptical about staying at a "motel" my husband booked. As it turned out tho, I was pleasantly surprised. The room we got had 2 Queen beds, wooden floors, a kitchenette and bathroom. It was like staying in our own little suite. I was concerned about noise of folks walking past on... More 

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San Francisco, California
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've traveled a bit and this may be the worst value ever. $149 in November for a basic Motel 6 type room. But a Motel 6 beasts this place every time. No thermostat, so either you leave the blasting heat on all night or it gets cold. Paper thin walls! If I didn't have eyes, I'd say there might not... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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194 reviews 194 reviews
39 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We stayed here for 1 night. The toilet blocked 3 times - the plunger in the bathroom came in handy. Noisy people in another room kept us awake. We could also here the people in the room next to ours snore. The room wasn't really clean, sort of an underlyt grime. There was a $20 fee if you used the... More 

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Bethel, Vermont, United States
20 reviews 20 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Michael & Heather Gonzalez made us feel welcome and were terrific hosts. Michael was so nice to us, he told us of a special beach the locals know about, and the Sea Ranch Chapel that is a truly unique place. The rooms were CLEAN, which is very important to me. Had a wonderful time, and plan to return to stay... More 

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Clovis, California
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19 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

The Positive: The Managers of the Hotel are very friendly and do make you feel extremely welcomed. They did a nice job with breakfast. The eggs, sausage, and gravy were tasty and hot. It was a nice way to start out the day. Our room was very clean and I loved the wood flooring instead of the carpet. I am... More 

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Northern AZ
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Our room was quite small but comfortable and clean, all that is needed for a one night stay. The décor was nicely updated. The location was good for us as we like to walk to dinner. If the weather had been better, I'm sure the view would have been wonderful. We did not partake in the breakfast. Breakfast was served... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

The room was small and grubby. Walls paper thin and woken at 3.30am by inconsiderate people next door talking all night. We could hear every word. Very poor reception on TV. Bed was lumpy and very uncomfortable. No air conditioning. Room was hot but if window left open it was too noisy from cars outside. Bathroom tiny and dirty. The... More 

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Fredonia, Ny
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7 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

The room we stayed in was small, but comfortable. The lovely deck areas offered fantastic sunset views... Even though we needed to put on our fleece to sit on the deck, it definitely was the highlight of the stay... Breakfast was tasty and the staff was friendly.

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Volant, Pennsylvania
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We booked this motel by reading previous reviews. We were satisfied. The office staff was very friendly and helpful. We really enjoyed the "bluff walk" and the friendliness of the other guests. The rooms were a little smaller then expected but were very clean. Best part of my stay was the views, breakfast and other guests we met. Yes ,... More 

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Santa Rosa, California
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7 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

This establishment was a total disappointment. My reservation for 2 nights in March 2014 was made months in advance because we had such wonderful times many years ago at The Surf Motel in Gualala, Ca. When we arrived we found out the room we had previously was now occupied by the new owner so they showed us our room that... More 

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Address: 39170 S. Hwy One, P.O. Box 695, Gualala, CA 95445
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Location: United States > California > Mendocino County > Gualala
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Surf Motel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 20
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