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“A bargain right on the beach!”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Sunset Surf Motel

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Sunset Surf Motel
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Manzanita
Certificate of Excellence
Portland, Oregon, United States
1 review
“A bargain right on the beach!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2013

Friendly staff, and a clean & comfy room made for a great bargain. And the location can't be beat!
The only thing we could have used was a fan since it was a rare 85 degree day in May! Next time we would like to be in the newer building on the corner of Laneda with the private balconies.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2013

Well, we've stayed here many times in the Budd building and really enjoy it. Unsurpassed view of the ocean and beach, a kitchen for cooking, a gas fireplace for cool nights. Plus my dog can come too!
The place is worn, the furniture typical of budget motel, and I always have to go to the office to get some missing from the kitchen (a pot! last time), but the place is clean. The staff is hit or miss. But since are here for the view and the beach, it works for me.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Duvall, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2013

The Sunset Surf Motel is the current destination for the annual "Rain Ride," which is held by the Washington State BMW Riders on the last weekend in April. I like Room 35, but they're all nice and comfortable. The rooms are clean, and the staff is nice. The TV gets all the "essential" channels, plus they have DVDs in the lobby. The beach is just over the road, a short walk away. It's a short walk to several restaurants and a nice little grocery store. I used to bring my dog Zeke in his kennel crate on the back of my bike, and he'd get to run on the beach. Unfortunately old Zeke is waiting at the Rainbow Bridge.

I recommend the Sunset Surf Motel!

Seeya
ATB

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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Edmonds, Washington, United States
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2013

I agree with Julie and Gina, in that it is clean and comfortable. I stayed in #19 in the main bldg. which is spacious and equipped with a good kitchen. You gotta like being able to walk out the front door and be on the beach in a few steps. A short walk brings you to shopping and good eating establishments. For a motorcycle traveler the Sunset Surf is a great choice as most rooms are close to parking and you can load and unload with ease.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Lake Oswego, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
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Seattle, Washington, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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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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