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Surf Motel

230 East Main Street, Marblehead, OH 43440
Surf Motel
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Catawba Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We love referring friends to the new Surf Motel and Campgroun. Friendly staff, great store, cold beer and wow! What a view!! And to top it off, the owners have the best selection of jerky in the area. Try Surf and you will smile from ear to ear.!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped here with the family while driving through to Boston. This campground gave us a nice getaway from Cedar Point. Only a 30 min drive away. Walked to the lighthouse which was beautiful. The kids actually swam!! Campsite was clean. A bit close to neighbours as some were having a party until almost midnight. So much for quiet hours. Bring... More 

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Dellroy, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Very clean, newly remodeled motel with a lake view and a store. There is a community kitchen that has all you need to cook and tables to eat. We loved everything about this little gem of a motel. We will certainly stay here when we come back next year. And thanks to the staff for making our stay a memorable... More 

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Olmsted Falls, Ohio, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The view is amazing and the place is soooooo quiet! Close to lighthouse, small shops, a few eats, and the ferry. Pool and grounds well kept. No frills, and at the same time they leave you alone. Would stay here again for a weekend get away.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We really enjoyed staying here with our two young children. We camped with a bumper pull camper in a full hookup site. The management staff (a couple from North Carolina) were extremely nice and informative, although they won't be there next season. The showers were not overly clean and cost a quarter for six minutes, but were hot and had... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

A group of five people, including myself, stayed at the surf motel from the 10th through the 13th this month. The staff were very accommodating with us being late to our check in time. The motel is across the street from the lake and a small area that is said to be private property but many regulars of the surf... More 

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Parma, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

So this isn't a posh hotel, I get it, but I did not expect it to be quite as run down as it is. Granted, the location to the lake and proximity to town and other attractions is wonderful, but there are many other comparably priced motels in the area that are far superior. To be fair, I understand that... More 

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Dublin, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

My wife and I stayed at the Surf Motel on June 5. Having been burned by some small single-owner motels in the past, I found the Surf to be a nice place to stay for one or two nights, with a great location. Room is what you expect, and the pictures of the place on the web site do it... More 

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Akron, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

We were pleasantly surprised to find this little gem of a motel/campground for our recent weekend stay in Marblehead! The owner and staff are very friendly. The 50's style motel was very clean, quiet and relaxing. I was not sure what to expect, reading some of the older reviews, but I believe whatever the motel USED TO BE is definitely... More 

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South Eastern Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

This was our first stay at this wonderful campground but for sure not the last one. We were a little concerned because of the bad reviews that we read about it and so we were very surprised to see how well managed it is. Everything was very clean and because of it's small size, also super quite. Marblehead is a... More 

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