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Surf Motel

230 East Main Street, Marblehead, OH 43440
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Ranked #3 of 3 hotels in Marblehead
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
amhlawyer Port Clinton, Ohio
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Barberton, Ohio
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I would love to come take a tour of this place since it is under new ownership. Hopefully it is actually a new owner and not just someone different from the same family because the apple usually does not fall from the tree. As I have read in another review , they have been renovating all the rooms. That would... More

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Port Clinton, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been watching the new owners of this property really start to turn the corner in terms of what this place may be like when the season gets underway. The new owners are overhauling all the rooms and making major changes - for the better. If the reviews have made you nervous, I urge you to give this little gem... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

Decent hotel, was clean for the week we stayed, pretty nice pool and the room service was adequate. The hotel is located very close to the ferry Kelly's island, the ferry to put in bay is a bit of a drive however. We stayed here for a week while we went to cedar point and the African safai(which the hotel... More

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Crestline, Ohio
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

I read the previous reviews before staying and was a little afraid. But rest assured, this motel is very nice for the price. The room was clean and we had no problems with anything there. We felt safe and relaxed and really enjoyed our stay there. Yes, the towels weren't the softest but I can think of worse things that... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

one of the worst places we ever stayed, room smelled like dis-infectant or bug spray so bad i woke up with sore throat, was going to stay 2 nights but changed our mind, could not get out of there fast enough.We will not return if it was free.

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Detroit, MI
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5 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

The Surf is a very basic motel, and inexpensive, so I wasn't expecting much when I made my reservation. When I arrived, I noticed that the room wasn't very clean, there were numerous mosquitoes buzzing around the inside of the room, the shower barely worked, the lock on the door was difficult to unlock with the key, the bath towels... More

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Millersport, Ohio, United States
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2012

My wife and I recently made a reservation with the Surf Motel in Marblehead Ohio. We found that we needed to cancel our reservation soon after we booked it. We cancelled our reservation within the 72 hours window given by the Surf Motel.As a result,we did not incur any charges for cancelling our reservation. Today,we received our credit card bill.... More

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surfmotel, General Manager at Surf Motel, responded to this review

You recieved a confirmation 3 minutes after you made your reservation. That is a policy we have had for many years. Your reservation was booked over a month prior. You were well aware of the policy and fully informed. We ars a small family business and have been here for four generations. All policy are clearly post on all correspondences... More

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6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2010

We always stay @ the Surf. I have in years past spent more money for a name brand hotel around this area. Not after I found the The Surf though. This is a family run business. American family I might add. The Surf Motel and Campgrounds are just that, motel rooms, a campground, Bait and Tackle Shop, Fish Cleaning Area... More

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Winchester, Virginia
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2010

We were very disappointed with the cleanliness of the room. Old is one thing but dirty is not acceptable. I don't think the room had been cleaned (other than the beds changed) from previous renters.We actually requested to have our bathroom cleaned when we checked in (there was hair on the toilet and in the tub). The beds are very... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2010

I read all the reviews and decided on taking a chance. Well, it was a nice room...not luxurious, but what do you expect for $80. a night? If something wasn't clean enough , all you had to do was to ask the maid tto clean it. She made our beds,vacuumed the room and gave us fresh towels each day. The... More

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Also Known As:
Surf Motel Marblehead
Surf Hotel Marblehead
Surf Motel Ohio/Marblehead
Address: 230 East Main Street, Marblehead, OH 43440
Location: United States > Ohio > Marblehead
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
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Ranked #3 of 3 hotels in Marblehead
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