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“Great Motel for Families”
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Surf Motel
Ranked #31 of 49 Hotels in Victoria
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 21, 2012

This is a great motel in so many ways. Our group had two rooms in the motel and also the cottage. My brother was thrilled with the cottage for his family. The motel rooms have a functional kitchen, amazing views, big balconies, comfy beds and lots of space. The bathrooms are a little dated, but everything worked well. (You might bring your own bar of soap, they only supply a tiny one.) The cottage had a large kitchen, 3 bedrooms, and a good sized livingroom.

All the staff we had contact with were great. While the location is not downtown, it is across the street from the Ogden Breakwater and the water. The cruise ship terminal is just down the street and every evening we were there so were the ships. Walking on the breakwater is interesting as you can see star fish, seals, sea birds and other sea life. We enjoyed watching the various ships and boats pass by.

There is a grocery store and liquor store within walking distance. Which was handy as we made breakfast in our rooms. (The liquor store was for later in the day....just to be clear.)

This is the second time my husband and I have stayed here and would book here again if we were in Victoria.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 10, 2012

Great motel, great location and great prices. Stayed here for two nights and it was perfect. Our room was on the third floor at the end so was probably the biggest. It had fully functioning cooker, fridge, sink and all cooking utensils and crockery etc. They do not serve breakfast but there is a cafe five minutes walk away. The furnishings and bedding were of good quality and the double bed was huge. Although the rooms all face the road it is not over noisy and by the time you might want to sleep the traffic is un-noticable. The sea view and the view across to Washington state is amazing, a balcony with chairs means a morning coffee watching the tide is a must. We walked to the small harbour entrance lighthouse which you can see from the window, a must do....The cruise terminal in close by, some monsters park there, I know which place I would rather sleep.

Room Tip: Would say all rooms have good view but the end ones could be larger.
  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 9, 2012

Fantastic old-style motel. Clean, comfortable and the best view in town.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled solo
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1  Thank Kathryn
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Reviewed May 29, 2012

We took a chance on a recent vacation and went with a small family owned property rather than a chain hotel and we are so glad that we did. For a very reasonable rate our room slept four comfortably and had a full kitchen as well as a balcony facing the sea. We so enjoyed watching the cruise ships come and go while having coffee outside our room. Also took many walks along the coastline and to the center of Victoria. We had the option of catching a bus, renting a bike, hopping on a horse drawn carriage or having someone else bike us around. The benefit of being able to cook the fresh catches that we bought at Fisherman's Wharf and the local market cannot be emphasized enough.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 4, 2012

Looks a little worn from the outside but we were delighted to find the almost fully equipped suite (no microwave) is immaculately clean and very comfortable. Each room faces the sea and has a small balcony. Very well situated for downtown Victoria and coastal walks, it is on a main road and can be a little noisy with traffic during the day. Off road parking available both front and rear. Good value for money and I would recommend this as a place to stay.

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 23, 2011

We found the motel to be very clean and well maintained. We LOVED the view, and location. We went for an early morning walk out the Ogden Point breakwater (just across the street). Although noisy during the day and early evening, it is nice and quiet later in the night. Good service, and a most pleasant stay.

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 17, 2011

Stayed again recently in the 3 bedroom cottage back from the main motel building. For a travelling family, the space was handy and the amenities good. Great location as well. Free wireless internet was patchy so far from the motel though.

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Surf Motel

Address: 290 Dallas Rd, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 1A6, Canada
Location: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Victoria Capital Regional District > Victoria
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Victoria
#13 Romantic Hotel in Victoria
Price Range: $77 - $142 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 14
Also Known As:
Surf Hotel Victoria

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