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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great location but small room with no fridge for the beers! Friendly and helpful staff. basic breakfast. Better breakfast next door Buses close by. Golden Gate bridge a must. Main road to city centre.

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Rocky P, Guest Relations Manager at Surf Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing your stay with us at Surf motel. We agree with you on our fabulous location as we are within walking distance of several venues, we are the best around! We look forward to your next stay with us. Come back soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Surf Motel was a clean, no frills place to sleep and have free parking. The pillows were very thin, and there was no iron or ironing board in the room. Make sure you bring a major credit card as they do not accept debit cards for room deposits which was not stated on their website ( necessitating a 2:00...

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Rocky P, Guest Relations Manager at Surf Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of your stay with us at Surf motel. We are working on providing updated items in our rooms so we hope you will give us another opportunity to provide sleeping accommodations for you the next time you are in our area. We would love another chance to provide for you a great stay!

Tallahassee, Florida
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This isn't the Ritz, but it isn't squalor either! I was honestly pleasantly surprised at the room's condition and amenities. You could tell it had been recently renovated and looks better on the inside than the outside. If you want to check-in early (before 3PM), you do have to pay a small fee of $10. Which to me was worth...

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Rocky P, Guest Relations Manager at Surf Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of your stay with us at Surf motel. It is a privilege to be able to serve guests such as yourself! We pride ourselves on clean and comfortable rooms at a reasonable rate Location is absolutely one of our biggest draw as we have the best around! Please stay with us again the next time...

Haugesund - Norway
Reviewed January 22, 2017 via mobile

Decent rooms, we had one with two queen size beds. It's like any motel really. I love the location and district. But don't bet on the breakfast, go out and eat a real breakfast. Plus for parking and helpful staff.

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Rocky P, Guest Relations Manager at Surf Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of your stay with us at Surf motel. It is a privilege to be able to serve guests such as yourself! We pride ourselves on clean and comfortable rooms at a reasonable rate. Great customer service is absolutely one of our biggest draws as we are the best around! Please stay with us again the...

Reviewed November 17, 2016

Not entirely sure why this place has such a low rating. Prime position for plenty of bars and restaurants in the Marina district. Even next to an iHOP if you need an early start! Room was cleaned every day, didn’t need the A/c or Heater (went in November). Kings size bed was massive and really comfy; bathroom was easily big...

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Rocky P, Guest Relations Manager at Surf Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing your stay with us at Surf motel. We agree with you on our fabulous location as we are within walking distance of several venues, we are the best around! We look forward to your next stay with us. Come back soon!

Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

So we stayed here for 3 nights, desk was very nice getting us, we got the suite for normal price room was big. Few things annoyed me, they didn't switch the bed covets for the bed one night, the wi fi..don't count on it fell few times but it's fine, parking was full every time I came only 1 spot...

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Rocky P, Guest Relations Manager at Surf Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us at Surf motel. We enjoy hearing from our guests and we look forward to seeing you again the next time you are in our area!

South Jordan
Reviewed September 14, 2016

This “drive in and park near your room,” motel was likely built in the late 50’s. However it’s right on Lombard Street and was near our tour bus stop. (We got a Big Bus San Francisco 2-day pass.) We knew we wanted a motel where we could park for free. We wanted to be able to leave and come back...

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Rocky P, Guest Relations Manager at Surf Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing your stay with us at Surf motel. We agree with you on our fabulous location as we are within walking distance of several venues. We pride ourselves on offering complimentary parking for our guests and look forward to serving you again the next time you are in our area!

Kailua-Kona, HI
Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

Great location near the Presidio and The Palace of Fine Art. iHop next door open all night and gym and local diner across the street. My King room was clean and updated in last 4 years. Flat screen TV, refrigerator and extremely large bathroom. Clean enough, with light continental breakfast with Coaching, expression machine and decent parking. All for $100....

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Rocky P, Guest Relations Manager at Surf Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of your stay with us at Surf motel. It is a privilege to be able to serve guests such as yourself! We pride ourselves on clean and comfortable rooms at a reasonable rate Location is absolutely one of our biggest draw as we have the best around! Please stay with us again the next time...

Cleckheaton, United Kingdom
Reviewed June 23, 2016

Stayed in SF for two nights mainly to visit Muir woods to see the Giant Redwood Trees AWESOME. This Motel was handy for Fisherman's wharf either to walk or by bus. The staff were extremely helpful with local information about travel, tolls virtually anything they helped with. On the down side the Motel was tired dingy looking and our room...

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Rocky P, Guest Relations Manager at Surf Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of your stay with us at Surf motel. We are working on providing updated items in our rooms so we hope you will give us another opportunity to provide sleeping accommodations for you the next time you are in our area. We would love another chance to provide for you a great stay!

Canberra, Australia
Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

Rooms are very small and barely fit the two beds. No kettle or other facilities. Our shower leaked. The heater was very noisy. The beds were old and sagged. The TV did not work on most channels. We stayed here because most other hotels in the area were booked our were to expensive. I would only recommend staying here as...

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Rocky P, Guest Relations Manager at Surf Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of your stay with us at Surf motel. We are working on providing updated items in our rooms so we hope you will give us another opportunity to provide sleeping accommodations for you the next time you are in our area. We would love another chance to provide for you a great stay!

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Marina District
Beautiful homes, beautiful people, and a beautiful backdrop of the Golden Gate Bridge welcome visitors to the Marina. Originally the location for the Panama-Pacific International Exposition in 1915 (whose remnants can be seen at the Palace of Fine Arts), much of the land was filled and flattened to accommodate a world’s fair. That ample space has given way to a jogger’s paradise at the northern edge of the city. With the picturesque bay setting as its backdrop, it’s no surprise that the area has hosted numerous movie productions. Daytime activities focus on café culture and boutique shopping, while the evenings turn this neighborhood into a party-going hotspot.
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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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Additional Information about Surf Motel

Address: 2265 Lombard St., San Francisco, CA 94123
Location: United States > California > San Francisco > Marina District
Price Range: $112 - $231 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Surf Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 36
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travelers prefer

“rooms at the back are quieter. book a room with fridge. Rooms are small”
 of 5 bubbles Helenand, 4 weeks ago | Read review
“210 was quiet (it was at the back in the middle)”
 of 5 bubbles A5481TUjamesh, Nov 17, 2016 | Read review
“Non smoking rooms”
 of 5 bubbles BMatthews2013, Mar 16, 2016 | Read review
“get a floor on 2nd level and avoid 49er home game weekends.”
 of 5 bubbles 498mackc, Nov 16, 2015 | Read review
“Do not stay here”
 of 5 bubbles jimd406, Nov 5, 2015 | Read review
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