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Surfside Motel

3126 Ave. S, Corner 32nd St., Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    1 of 5 stars
  • Service
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    1 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    1.5 of 5 stars
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Austin, TX
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74 reviews 74 reviews
39 hotel reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

At 4pm the management was offsite. We were met by someone else who let us see a room. Room was dark, smelled of mold, small stove was rusted, bathroom was very old with darkened old grout, dirty looking bedspread, wifi did not work. This place serves its purpose as the cheapest motel on the island with cooking allowed in rooms.... More 

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We needed a place to stay and my husband discovered this no name place on beach and I figured it would not be bad since being on beach. Boy was I wrong.. Within walking up you could tell it was a dump. But I figured I could last one night.. Got to room door would not shut properly, we saw... More 

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Tyler, Texas
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Seems like we overpaid almost double the $55 a night for a priceline deal. It literally is UNFINISHED. the rooms have fixtures hanging off wires in the room. Sheetrock is entirely unfinished. Cracked window with a baseball sized hole is "fixed" by "laying a piece of Sheetrock in the window". Curtains don't offer any privacy, so get ready to look... More 

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Dallas
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12 hotel reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2007

The beds are like cement. The doors have huge gaps at the bottom allowing mosquitoes a feast. But my biggest problem with this $55.00 night hotel was with the women at the front desk! What ever you do, don't ask for a discount. To be fare the location is wonderful but the condition of the property is lacking desirability

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Austin, TX
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3 reviews 3 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2007

This was the worst motel at which I have ever attempted to stay. We weren't expecting 4 star quality or anything, and we're no strangers to a cheap motel, but this place was so bad that we left and found someplace else to stay (they don't give refunds, but trust me, it was worth it). We pulled up to find... More 

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Austin, TX
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2006

The long weekend we spent in this motel was one of our better experiences in beachside motel rentals. The beds both the conventional and the fold out were comfortable and missing the usual seaside aura of dampness. The bathroom was comfortably large and the whole place was clean, clean, clean by any standards and especially by seaside ones. Its a... More 

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