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Surf Motel and Gardens
Ranked #4 of 23 Hotels in Fort Bragg
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Reviewed July 25, 2013

My daughter and I stayed in this motel for 3 days and really enjoyed ourselves. The staff is so friendly and helpful, the room was very clean and comfortable and the gardens are beautiful!
I will stay there the next time I am in Fort Bragg and plan to tell everyone I know about it!

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Reviewed July 22, 2013

We selected the place based on the reviews. We stayed for two nights. Beds have seen better days. Place was noisy. Internet connection was very weak and breakfast was non existent.
I believe the price is too high for the place. There are other options in the area.

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Reviewed July 22, 2013

After our problems at the Harbor Lite we called the Surf Motel and not only did they have a room available that night, but they let us check in that morning at no extra cost. Just a very friendly and efficient staff.

Like others have said, the motel is an older, basic one, but is extremely well cared for. The motel's gardens are like a mini version of the Botanical one up the road. And speaking of the Botanical Gardens, the front desk has adult tickets at a discount. So you can save a couple bucks per adult ticket.

While the Wi-Fi was better than the Harbor Lite's, it was a slow connection. But since we were at the back of the motel, that may have explained it.

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Reviewed July 21, 2013

We have stayed in this area for years. Never in a motel..always rented a house. Rooms are large and clean. Bed comfy. The grounds are covered in gorgeous gardens. Very pet friendly and has a good sized enclosed dog park. The motel staff is very friendly. Will stay here AGAIN!!!!

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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled solo
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Thank Cindy B
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Reviewed July 18, 2013

This is a well kept older motel with an amazing botanical garden where the swimming pool would normally be. They had some large plant species I had never seen before. The office staff acted more like tourist agents for Fort Bragg will helpful answers and discount tickets at hand. They arranged reservations for our Ricochet Beach ride (sorry, no discount for the short beach ride) by e-mail and kept us appraised on the status of the Skunk Train tunnel repair (was not yet repaired). The grandkids complained about no pool at first but quickly changed their tune after being all afternoon at Jug Handle Beach only a mile south. Walking distance across high bridge to main part of town ... we watched seals and boats far down below.

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Reviewed July 16, 2013

Some places are fluffy with amenities that do not seem to match the area. The Surf Motel and Gardens know what travellers need. The rooms are nice (not fancy), clean, with comfortable beds. The carpeting has seen better days. The gardens are beautiful with paths to walk and places to sit. They have cleaning stations for cars (and motorcycles) to get spruced up. Additionally, they have areas for trailered boats to be parked and cleaned down. Anglers will appreciate the areas they have to cleaning the day's catch and bar-b-queing. My wife and I were car-tripping and enjoyed our stay here. The registration area had a computer available to guests, and the breakfasts were simple and included fresh fruit. We would definitely stay here again.

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Reviewed July 15, 2013

We stayed 2 addition nights because we liked the place so much. The gardens are beautiful and a great place to have morning coffee. The rooms and service were super, the staff and owner take much pride and it shows. There is a motorcycle cleaning wash area, NICE!! The motel sets just enough off the highway to present a quiet place to stay. One gets to park in front of thier room which I like and the place feels safe and secure. I can't wait to return to Ft Braggand I will look forward to returning to this exceptional Surf and Garden Motel and it's calming gardens.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about 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: $72 - $100 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Surf Motel and Gardens 2.5*
Number of rooms: 54
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Comfortable and clean rooms with , in room coffee, refrigerators, microwaves, hairdryers, Continental breakfast, beautiful gardens, free WiFi, barbeque pits, pet friendly rooms, and enclosed pet area. We also have added a laundry room for our guests convenience. Close to Noyo Harbor and Skunk Train. ... more   less 
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