I stayed 2 nights at the Surf Motel recently and I was pleasantly surprised by the upgrades that the new owner has done. It looks pretty much the same from the outside, but just walking into the lobby I was shocked at how nice it is. We used to stand at a long countertop which gave the feeling of waiting in line at a convenience store. Now there is an open feel to the lobby with a large desk with two very comfortable leather easy-chairs to relax in from the drive. It feels more like walking into a colleague's office than a typical "motel check-in".
The rooms are the next surprise... the beds are tall, I don't know if they are pillow-top or if they have some kind of extra cushion under them, but they are super comfortable. They had fancy duvet covers on the comforter, definitely not what I am used to seeing in Gualala!! The absolute best upgrade was the TV, our room had a large flat panel TV with a great picture. I would guess it was a 36" or so?
I could see they are still making upgrades and changes to the property, but they certainly made the upgrades that will keep me coming back, I will definitely be staying there again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Surf Motel was the first lodging facility in Gualala on the Ocean built in 1965, it has seen upgrades over the years to include 3 full ocean view rooms and 1 suite; 5 rooms have full kitchen. The inn was redone in 2008 when bought by new owners and now serves a full hot breakfast each morning. Free Wifi and parking are your to enjoy. Office is open from 8:30am until sunset. 24 hour phone service and night service is avalible. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Surf Motel Gualala
- Surf Hotel Gualala