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Surf Motel and Gardens
Ranked #3 of 23 Hotels in Fort Bragg
Bellingham, Washington
2 reviews
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“Would Stay Again”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2013

Stumbled on this great motel after a long day of motorcycle riding. The staff was friendly and helpful. The room was great: clean, comfortable and great price. The gardens are beautiful. If we ever come close to the area again - would for sure stay again.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Great Falls, Montana
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2013

We again did not make any reservations and worried about finding a place in this town. This place was ok--badly needs up dates. Rooms were large. We were place next to a couple with a barking dog but they try to keep it in check. The beds were clean. It was a place to sleep at that time.

Room Tip: Big place with nice outdoor space but we didn't care about that. It worked but really needs upd...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Mill Valley, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2013

Stayed here over the weekend for a relaxing getaway with my pooch. The atmosphere is very dog friendly with gated dog run and beautiful gardens to walk thru. The owners designed all of the motel's gardens themselves and have put a lot of love into this clean, well-run property. I liked being able to walk to the adjacent shopping center with grocery store, drugstore, and restaurants. Definitely, a great hub for exploring the beautiful coastline.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
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Auburn, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2013

Stayed at the Surf Motel & Gardens for 3 nights...the rooms were clean, the price was right, & the staff friendly. The continental breakfast was a bit skimpy. But there's a refrigerator & microwave in the room so we walked a short distance to the local market for a few breakfast items & all was well. Plus there is a local breakfast restaurant that was packed if you wanted something more substantial. My husband had a little difficulty sleeping because there was no air conditioner & we didn't want to sleep with the window open. We would stay here again.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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Sunnyvale, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2013

Stayed here over the Fourth of July and loved it. The room was clean, spacious and decorated nicely. This Motel is dog friendly and even has a gated dog run on property. The Gardens on the grounds created a very charming ambiance. The Staff was very friendly and gave good very good recommendations for local restaurants as well as telling us which ones were dog friendly. We would stay here again anytime We visit Fort Bragg!!!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Colorado
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2013

The Surf Motel is a mixed bag. We had two rooms. Both had relatively new bedspreads, carpet and paint, and clean bathrooms. My parents’ room had furniture from the 60s that didn’t sell at a garage sale and a gym locker room odor that they tried to cover up with a lot of that sickening air freshener. Fortunately Mom and Dad have lost much of their sense of smell. My room smelled fine and had much nicer, newer furniture. The continental breakfast is limited but just fine: orange juice, coffee, tea, two cereals, pastries, bread for toast, and very nice nectarines and perfectly ripe bananas. They have a beautiful garden and the rooms were reasonably priced. I’d stay there again but only if I could be assured of room 120 and not room 142.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2013

Uber - dog friendly and a delightful motel. Don't be fooled by it's simple exterior.

There is a nice size dog park between the fish cleaning station and the fire pits. Free poop bags. Except for the morning and late evening potty runs, we never saw any dogs inside. I found one big poop at the far end which I cleaned up. The motel is dog friendly, offers a nice dog run and free poop bags yet some owners still can't be responsible....enjoy your karma.

Try to get room 20 or close to it because those rooms are the closest to the dog park.

Good WiFi.

Room Tip: Stay by room 20 if you want to be close to the dog area.
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  • Stayed February 2013, 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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