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Surf Motel and Gardens
Ranked #1 of 23 Hotels in Fort Bragg
Certificate of Excellence
Burgess, Virginia
Level 5 Contributor
71 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Nice Place to stay”
Reviewed September 24, 2012

We spent two nights here and found it to be a nice place to stay. The hotel is conveniently located right on the Main Street and close to restaurants. The rooms were clean and the beds were comfortable. The front desk staff was pleasant and helpful. Breakfast was basic continental and wasn't available until 7:30 which is later than at most other motels.

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Santa Rosa, California
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Reviewed September 17, 2012

We stayed for three nights at the motel and had the most incredible service from the owners. They went above and beyond to meet our needs. We were with a group of friends and we were shuttled everywhere we wanted to go by just asking! The rooms were comfortable and nicely decorated. We enjoyed our stay and will stay again. The gardens are beautiful!

Tim and Linda Hall
Santa Rosa, CA

Room Tip: The king room with the comfortable chair and ottoman is very nice,
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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Santa Rosa, California
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Reviewed September 17, 2012

We stayed at this motel in May to check it out for our group stay in September and just got back from our September visit. The management and staff were wonderful and very accommodating on both of our stays. Of course the gardens, with the B-B-Q area and the Gazebo area are gorgeous with all the flowers, but the rooms are clean and nicely done too. The management shuttled our group to the Skunk Train and the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens as well as to our dinners. In talking to the locals in town we found out that the owners are very community minded and very well liked around town. All of this shows in the pride they take in their motel. We had a great stay and will stay again the next time we are in Fort Bragg.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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Sacramento, California
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Reviewed September 12, 2012

we took our trip to Fort Bragg over the labor day weekend I had tried to get a reservation at the place we stay each year they were all booked up. So I went on trip advisor and read a few reviews on different places to stay. I decided to go with the Surf motel and gardens, right from the phone call they were friendly. the rooms were clean and neat no bad smells. they put us on the side where they have their gardens and a grassy area in which the kids could play, we even had a campfire, played horseshoes and they even have a fish cleaning station and a dog run. Who wouldn't enjoy this place.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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oregon
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Reviewed September 10, 2012

This motel was the perfect choice for us. We had a restful stay and the gardens certainly are a nice touch. The owners/managers care about the property and customers, it shows. The location was good for walking over to the cliffs and enjoying the view, a very safe area. Be sure to visit the Botanical Gardens, 2 miles away and discounted tickets are available in the motel office.

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Susanville, California
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Reviewed September 9, 2012

Everything about our stay at this motel was very satisfying. We could not have been happier. The people at the desk were very helpful, the free breakfast was the only thing that was not that great. I wish that the other motels that we stayed at while on vacation were this nice. This was also the least expensive of the places that we stayed. the flower gardens were beautiful. The flat screen TV was also a nice touch. Fort Bragg is a great place to visit and the Surf Motel is the perfect place to stay. If I could make one suggestion it would be to put a large jacuzzi inside the Gazebo in the garden area. It would help take the bite off the cooler weather that you get at the ocean.

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Atlanta, GA
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17 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed September 8, 2012 via mobile

We were very pleased with this motel. Our room was clean and comfortable and apparently recently decorated. The managers were very nice,as well. The grounds are well maintained with beautiful flowers. Although the property is right on the highway, I did not hear traffic at night and slept well.

Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Surf Motel and Gardens
Address: 1220 S Main St, Fort Bragg, CA 95437-5311
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Location: United States > California > Mendocino County > Fort Bragg
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Fort Bragg
#4 Family Hotel in Fort Bragg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Surf Motel and Gardens 2.5*
Number of rooms: 54
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Comfortable rooms with some ocean views, in room coffee, refrigerators, microwaves and hairdryers. Continental breakfast, beautiful gardens, free WiFi, and pet-friendly. We also have added a laundry room for our guests convenience. Close to Noyo Harbor and Skunk Train. Packages available for local attractions. ... more   less 
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