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“Large, clean and comfortable room”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Sunset Surf Motel

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Sunset Surf Motel
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Manzanita
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Helsinki, Finland
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5 reviews
“Large, clean and comfortable room”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2014

We stayed at the Sunset Surf Motel only one night, but we were very satisfied. Our room was large, clean and comfortable. The ceiling is quite low though. The location of the motel is great, because it is practically on the beach and there are many restaurants nearby.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Rating summary
  • 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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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2014

This is clearly an older hotel, but our room was surprisingly large with a lovely view out to the ocean. Clean, comfortable, quiet, and with nice amenities (microwave, fridge, wifi) that make traveling easier. And the location just can't be beat. Office staff was friendly and helpful.

Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
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Thank Juliann W
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JHKManzanita, General Manager at Sunset Surf Motel, responded to this review, July 17, 2014
Thank you Juliann for the wonderful review!

Our staff always strives to do their best to help and serve our guests as best they can, and it is always nice to hear our guests write reviews about it.

We usually try to remodel/renovate our rooms during the offseason, and we hope to see you and your family during your next visit to Rockaway Beach.

Sincerely,
Surfside Resort
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Lake Oswego, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2014

We stay here two or three times a year, and are always made to feel very welcome. The people are super accommodating, the rooms are clean and comfortable, the pool is nice and you can't beat the view!

Room Tip: We loved our suite with a patio where you can watch the beach and the sunsets.
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Green Features: Lots of recycling offered. It was good to have real dishes and glasses instead of throw-aways.
  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2014

You can't miss with the Sunset Surf Motel and beach at Manzanita. The hotel staff were extremely friendly and accommodating. The room was clean. The bed very comfortable. The view from the balcony, Priceless!!! It's great for a couple's weekend getaway or a young family with kids that want to swim in a pool. Thanks.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
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clark county
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2014

Manzanita is one of our favorite secrets, and Sunset Surf is where we always stay. It is older, and nothing fancy, but the view is awesome, and the kids love swimming in a pool right next to the ocean! There are only about 3 hotels in Manzanita, and we wouldn't stay anywhere else! The staff is always friendly, the rates are reasonable even at peak times. We always bring our dog, which has a very minimal extra fee. The only small bummer, is that they won't except your AAA membership for a discount during the summer months, but the rate is pretty low already!

Room Tip: if traveling with a family, ask for a family suite.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
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Beaverton, Oregon
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2014

I was on a motorcycle trip along HWY 101, that I have done multiple times. I have never stayed in Manzanita so thought I would give it a try. I always google motels, and read tripadvisor reviews to find those special non-chain places to stay. This place was a gem. I do not need much after being on a motorcycle all day, just a clean room to sit and rehydrate, read, go for a walk later and a decent bed to sleep. I chose a sleeping room, figured that was all I needed and at a rate of 84.00 was reasonable, actually that is CHEAP, when the Ocean beach is directly across the street. Staff was great on check in, room was very clean, did not know it had micro and fridge, but it had NO CHAIR. The small room was fine, Bed was great (needs to be rotated) low on the nightstand side, bathroom I would give a 3, clean but dated (loose caulk, cigarette burns on tub,holes in wall above toilet - previous pic or something) but generally phenomenal for the price. The sleeping rooms are located in the back of the building facing the main street, but it was so quiet, I did not need the ocean waves to relax me to sleep. Overall a great stay, will stay there again, will recommend to friends and relatives since we have family nearby in Canon. Just wish there would have been a chair, even fold up, for a 60 year old guy, with major arthritis in his hands, to tie his shoes. What kind of a review can you give when you have to tie your shoes sitting on the toilet. Still a good one, but a 4 not a 5.

Room Tip: If a sleeping room, make sure it has a chair. The pictures mislead.
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Green Features: It was great to see wastebasket as well as recycle baskt in bathroom.
  • Stayed July 2014, traveled solo
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Thank Dan M
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Richland, Washington, United States
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2014

We have been staying at Sunset Surf Motel on July 4th weekend for 20 years and will continue to do so for as long as we can. The "condos" are perfect for a family vacation -- can't get a better ocean view or access to the beautiful, clean and vast beach! The community is friendly and we love staying there! Oh the pool is nice too! We love the parade and fireworks on the 4th.

Green Features: They do have recycle bins in the rooms and the dumpsters are handy.
  • Stayed July 2014, 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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