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Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada
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21 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I visit Grand Manan often, and while I usually choose higher end, more charming accommodations or vacation ( Beautiful cottage on the Whistle Rd) - this trip was for a funeral and i simply needed the basics. This motel provides those at a reasonable price. ask for an ocean view - those rooms have been updated and you can sit... More 

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Ontario, Canada
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51 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

There is not a lot of choice on the island as far as motel accommodations go. The setting is great, close to town, 5 minutes from the ferry from the mainland and on the main road. There are quite a few attractions nearby, the ocean being the main one. This motel boasts an ocean view from every room, not quite... More 

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2 Thank Byron W
GMSurfsideMotel, Manager at Surfside Motel, responded to this review

We really appreciate your review! We don't actually advertise a seafront view from every room, as our motel faces the ocean on one side. We book the seafront rooms on a 'first come, first served' basis. That being said, the roadside is preferred by many of our guests, as it has a lovely view of the church on the hill... More 

Halifax
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12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

Stayed one night at the Surfside. The price was good, room was quite small but adequate and clean. A little shabby from the outside (needs an exterior paint job). Close to the beach, they have barbecues, picnic tables and chairs outside the room. Wifi was good, bathroom was the newest part of the room, so very clean tub/shower. Less expensive... More 

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1 Thank Hiker_Halifax
GMSurfsideMotel, Manager at Surfside Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I'm happy to say that we've actually had a paint job since your stay! The summer season is very busy here at the motel, and we understand that our guests are here on vacation to relax and enjoy the tranquility of our grounds and the beach. We therefore opted to wait until this fall to... More 

Richmond, United States
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

There are few current reviews of this property so I thought it imperative I leave one. Let me begin by saying I do NOT camp and I do NOT do motels. I live in Richmond, Virginia and I don't HAVE to do motels in the USA if I choose not to. But Grand Manan isn't the USA and I am... More 

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2 Thank Julia G
GMSurfsideMotel, Owner at Surfside Motel, responded to this review

Thanks very much for taking the time to review our property! The Surfside Motel is currently under new ownership, and we're undergoing renovations to give us a better and more updated look. While we have already completed several of the rooms, we decided to bring the work to a halt in July, as we didn't want construction to interfere with... More 

Fredericton, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Stayed here ~ three nights in a cabin ~ one night in a motel room. The Surfside is just minutes from the ferry, on the beach, and with walking distance of a great little cafe, or the Saturday market. The property/builiding looks outdated, but had everything that was needed. Super clean. Super friendly staff. The cabin kitchen was fully stocked,... More 

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1 Thank J_Girl1970
GMSurfsideMotel, Manager at Surfside Motel, responded to this review

Thanks very much! It was a pleasure having you here. The cottages book months in advance, but I'll be taking reservations for them this winter for the summer of 2016, if you'd like to make a reservation to stay in one of them for the duration of your next visit. All the best to you! More 

rome
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

What a lovely lovely place to stay! If you get a front room... and you should... then you look out over a large meadow, and then the beach, literally 2 minutes away (well, if the tide is out, maybe 3 minutes!!). Our room had a little kitchenette, fully equipped, which was great for breakfast and occasionally lunch. People are so... More 

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2 Thank cat_in_rome
GMSurfsideMotel, Manager at Surfside Motel, responded to this review

Your review is very much appreciated! We hope you come back to stay with us again...and of course your little dog is welcome too! : ) More 

Cornwall, Canada
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46 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

This place comes as advertised in the other reviews. Great location one kilometre from the ferry, right near the water, dated but comfortable rooms (small bathroom), hostess is very welcoming and helpful, room has microwave, fridge, plates, bowls, utensils. Recommend without hesitation.

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1 Thank Igor746
Management response:

Our location is certainly a drawing card, as we're next to the beach and very close to several restaurants, shops, cafés and the fisherman's wharf. I hope you'll be able to return to see our new look, which will be completed by the summer of 2016! I'm pleased that you enjoyed your stay here with us. More 

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16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

Stayed for a night while exploring Grand Manan. The motel is close to a lot of the aytracrions. It is nothing fancy, but it's clean and well taken care of. It's a great deal overall and I would recommend staying there!

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1 Thank Deemen
Management response:

So glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us, and we certainly hope you'll be back again! We're very proud of our beautiful property, and by the time the upgrades are finished next year we'll be looking even better! Thank you very much for your review. Hope you're enjoying the rest of the summer! More 

Portland, Maine
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685 reviews
54 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 444 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 via mobile

Stayed here two nights with my husband...had a room with ocean view and just steps from Stanley Beach...great for swimming, sunbathing, and beach combing. Rooms are small, but comfortable...loved sitting outside in the evening with a glass of wine and the sound of the ocean waves. Rates are very reasonable. Owners are friendly and helpful. The young girl from housekeeping... More 

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Edmonton
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

This motel is quite close to the ferry, on the main road -- easy to find, and quiet. I could hear the surf at night, and the beach (great for beach-combing) is just a few metres away from the hotel. It's not super glamourous but comfortable and economical. My room had a fridge, and coffee was available for free in... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation

Additional Information about Surfside Motel

Address: 123 Route 776, New Brunswick E5G 1A4, Canada
Location: Canada > New Brunswick > Grand Manan
Number of rooms: 21
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