My wife & I stayed one night 4 January 2014.
We opted for one of the queen bed rooms with a full view of the ocean.
The room was clean and tidy but a tad small. There is a small room heater that did an amazing job of warming the room. The bathroom/shower/tub is of adequate size but in need of updating – still has a straight, rather than curved, shower curtain rod. The in ceiling exhaust fan did not work, but there is a window for ventilation and more views of the ocean. The Wifi worked and was fairly speedy.
My only real complaint was the queen bed. Although a standard queen size, the bed was topped by some type of ‘pillow top’ that might have been designed for a double bed. The effect was the edges of the bed were rounded off – essential making the bed about a foot more narrow in width, as one could not rest near the rounded edges.
The highlight of the Surf Motel is the breakfast. This buffet exceeded our expectations. In addition to waffles on request – made with a special batter, there were scrambled eggs, sausages, and sausage gravy for biscuits. Oatmeal and a dry cereal and a selection of baked sweets – perhaps baked on premises – bread and yogurt?
I can confirm the Surf Motel’s claim to “Your best travel dollar value on the North Coast.”
- 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