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Sunset Surf Motel
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Manzanita
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Reviewed April 23, 2013

Just had a wonderful two day at the Sunset Surf Motel, April 19 & 20th, and even with a light mist part of the time on Friday Saturday and our time there Sunday was just super.
We stayed in the Budd building and was planning to do same till I talked to the desk and found the other two building had a complete update earlier this year. New furniture and counters and a lot of little things which will yours and mine stay there feel a little better next time. I love the chance to sit outside drinking a glass of wine and watch the waves come in and the sun go down at night. This one of great advantages of staying in the Budd building and a down to staying in the two other building.
Right now we're trying to decide which month to go back this fall, maybe we'll see you there.

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Reviewed April 18, 2013

My dog and I had a great time at the Sunset Surf Motel. The room was really clean and spacious - it looked freshly remodeled. The bed was nice and comfy and the staff was very friendly. What could be better than walking out of your hotel room, across a quiet street and onto a great beach?

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Reviewed April 18, 2013

I wasn't expecting to love the Sunset Surf but it exceeded every expectation for a hotel of its kind, and our family of four plus dog had a superb vacation there. We usually rent a home nearby but it wasn't available, so we opted for the motel. Granted, the furniture is dated and the pillows aren't down, but the rooms are clean, the service was great, the water pressure decent, and the kitchen adequate (the stove is electric but hot enough for a wok!). Our dog was delighted to get so much time on the beach. After a full day of activities, we had front row seats to spectacular sunsets, and slept like logs. I recommend bringing your own pillows, bikes, kites and sand shovels.
Across Laneda is a coffee and donut shop that has cool science posters and "Grandma's cake batter ice cream" that was a big hit.
The beach bikes are $9 an hour and great for exhausting the kids.
If you want a professional but inexpensive haircut, check out the home studio one block south of Laneda on 5th.
I can't wait to return.

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Reviewed April 18, 2013

I've stayed at Sunset Surf for many years and really like it. It's nothing fancy, but has all the necessities, and it's right on the beach. The beds are a little soft, but I was in the Budd building which hasn't been renovated yet.

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Reviewed April 11, 2013

We spent two nights in a pet- friendly room at the Sunset Surf Motel. Great customer service from the reservation phone call to check-in to receptionist help. Room 206 had a magnificent oceanfront view! The room was clean, but a bit tired. Loved the fireplace! It was in a perfect location to explore the cute town of Manzanita. We will definitely return and bring our dog.

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Thank Kathi L
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Reviewed April 11, 2013

I love the Sunset Surf Motel. It is no frills, but is right on the beach! Rooms are clean and comfortable, staff are helpful and friendly. It's a great place to stay in a great town! And, it's pet friendly!!

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Reviewed April 8, 2013

My husband and I stayed at the Sunset Surf Motel with our 2 large dogs. We booked a room on the second floor with a fireplace and a kitchenette. The rooms are a bit dated, but very clean and most importantly, dog friendly. The view of the ocean from our room, as well as access to the beach could not be beat. We will be staying here the next time we feel like a quick trip to the coast.

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Additional Information about Sunset Surf Motel

Address: 248 Ocean Ave, PO Box 458, Manzanita, OR 97130-9155
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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: $65 - $104 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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