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“Location is great, wish we would have had a different room.” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Sunset Surf Motel
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Manzanita
Certificate of Excellence
1 review
“Location is great, wish we would have had a different room.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 29, 2013

The room we stayed in was directly under the stairs and across from the ice maker, so there was constant traffic that kept our dog barking quite a bit. Also, employees smoked right outside of our door. I'm guessing the stay would have been fantastic if our room was somewhere else in the complex. The location if the hotel can't be beat and it's nice that it's pet friendly. Also, the rates were reasonable. Just make sure you're not in room 17!

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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Gresham, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 29, 2013

I just spent 3 nights at the Sunset Surf Motel and had a great time! The Motel is right on the beach, it was very clean and the people at the Sunset Surf were very nice. I am excited to go again next year!

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2013

We love Manzanita, the beach is much less crowded than most, and Manzanita is a friendly town, I think every person there has a dog and we saw them all over. We had an ocean view kitchenette with a completely stocked kitchen in a pet friendly room. Even had 2 TVs.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2013

I have stayed many places between Cannon Beach and Manzanita but this was our first time at the Sunset Surf. We had one of the kitchen rooms in the Budd Building which is right on the corner of Ocean & Landea. It was so nice to be right on the beach and have a view while in the room.
We used the kitchen a lot and it was well equiped and met our needs. Keep in mind that these rooms haven't been fully updated yet but it was very clean and we had everything we needed.
It's also a great location to walk along the shops and restaurants on the "main drag" in Manzanita. I'm sure we will be booking here again for our next visit - the price and the view can't be beat.

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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Victoria, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2013

This lovely motel is perfect for families and travellers on a budget. $100 cdn gets you a 1 bedroom with an additional bed in the living room. The suite has a convection oven and videos are available from the front desk. But the View! Literally on the waterfront with a pool next to the beach. It doesn't get much better. You wake up every morning to one of the most amazing beaches on the West Coast, it makes for a beautiful morning walk. There are plenty of good little restaurants in town and some shopping. This place is quiet, convenient and a short drive from such great Oregon attractions as Cannon Beach and Astoria (where they filmed Goonies and Kindergarten Cop). A tip, visit Astoria in the summer for they're markets, it's a quaint small town at the mouth of the Columbia River with a magnificent bridge that takes you into Washington State. Try out Marzano's Pizza for great dinner, Big Wave Cafe for excellent breakfasts, and The Sand Dune pub for a pint.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
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Portland, Oregon, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2013

We stayed two night in the upstairs "condo" room with fireplace, sofa, kitchen, and deck overlooking the ocean. Everything was super clean, staff was friendly, and the price, with 10% winter discount, could not be beat for location.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Battle Ground, WA
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2013

This place is great. We've stayed here numerous times and will continue to do so. They are dog-friendly, very hospitable and flexible with arrival/departure times, the view is amazing, and the price is always reasonable.
Be sure to ask about the kitchenette...some have stoves, and some just have microwaves.

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Property: Sunset Surf Motel
Address: 248 Ocean Ave, PO Box 458, Manzanita, OR 97130-9155
Location: United States > Oregon > Oregon Coast > Manzanita
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Manzanita
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Sunset Surf Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Sunset Surf Ocean Front Motel,located just 13 miles south of Cannon beach, on one of Oregon's most spectacular beach settings. We have heated outdoor pool and gas fireplace as well as a variety of accommodation to meet your needs. ... more   less 
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Sunset Surf Motel Manzanita, Oregon

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