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“Nice location, but needs upgrades”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Silver Surf Motel

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Silver Surf Motel
Ranked #4 of 11 Hotels in Yachats
Certificate of Excellence
Coaldale, Canada
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16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Nice location, but needs upgrades”
Reviewed March 14, 2013

Stayed in the ocean-view cabin. We had an enjoyable time and the wood fireplace was a definite plus, but if the interior was updated some, and if the cleaning staff had vacuumed the floor and wiped the tables we would have liked the place more. Location was nice, staff was friendly, access to the beach was excellent, views were beautiful. Note to owners: spend a little on upgrading the rooms, put a fan in the bathroom so you won't have the mildew issues, with a little work, this could be a very nice place!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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SilverSurfInnkeepers, General Manager at Silver Surf Motel, responded to this review, March 15, 2013
I am glad you had an enjoyable time. I apologize for any dust in the room, we pride ourselves on our cleanliness. You probably noticed the roof on all the connecting cabins was being replaced during your stay. In fact the cabin you stayed in was just finished before your arrival. Thie cabins are always checked before guests arrive, during construction dust appears as soon as it is cleaned from the movement of workers walking across and the hammering.

You actually experienced the reason upgrades and remodeling is so difficult. There is no good time of year to do construction, someone is always staying and has to deal with the effects such as dust, noise, or the closing of the pool.

The roof is the first step for the cabin refurbishing. The pool building also just had a new roof installed. Exterior painting has started, the office and portico entrance are finished, the pool building is in the process and the cabin exteriors are next. Once that is complete we plan to do the interiors after the Summer Season.

Most of the time people are disappointed due to unfulfilled expectations, in this case your suggestions are already in progress which may have hindered a few small items but in the long run will make this property even better.

We hope you will return when the work is completed and have the experience you imagined.
In the meantime enjoy your travels and best wishes.

Janice Abrams
General manager
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Oakland, Oregon, United States
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Reviewed March 2, 2013

We have made several trips to The Oregon Coast and have made The Silver Surf our destination. We love the view, the beach, sound of the waves and most of all, the comfy, homey atmosphere. We stop at the grocery store, load up on goodies, check in and watch the beautiful sunsets from our balcony. The innkeepers, Janice and Michael always greet us like long, lost friends. Our stay with The Silver Surf has never failed us. Our motto for visiting The Oregon Coast and finding the perfect place, "We want to see, feel, hear, taste the Ocean mist. We want to be in the Tsunami Zone." The beach is no more than 40 feet from the rooms and provides a flat, soothing walk. The character of the motel provides that feeling of living on the beach. We will definitely stay here again and again.

Room Tip: If you can stay in the second story, the sunsets will take your breath away. The waves hold true to...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Sheridan, Wyoming
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed February 15, 2013

This is a great little place with friendly management and an air of nostalgia that harkens back to a bygone era of smaller roadside motels. Clean rooms with handy kitchenettes and startlingly beautiful ocean views. We spent two nights here on a trip up the Oregon coast.Our French Bulldog loved the grassy slope leading to the beach and our kids appreciated the swimming pool. We relaxed in the hot tub and everyone loved the beautiful beach directly accessed from the motel. We had full sun and no rain the day we spent on the beach here, and it was just warm enough that the kids could even play in the waves ~which doesn't happen all that frequently on the Oregon Coast!

Room Tip: All the rooms have balconies and they all face the ocean with a completely unobstructed view!
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Parkdale, Oregon
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed January 24, 2013

We had a wonderful stay with 59 degrees and sunny in January, just like a cool summer day. The room was very clean and cozy with a fabulous view. There is a fireplace heater that when turned on high nearly blew us out of the room.. Janice and Michael made our stay very pleasant. They treated us and our dog just like we were family. We also agreed with the Inn Keepers best Restaurant in town. Their recommendation is also my favorite place in Yachats to eat, breakfast, lunch or dinner, at the Drift Inn. Janice & Michael went above and beyond the call of duty for Inn Keepers when they called me 1/2 hour after we left letting me know that I had left my cell phone charger in the room (along with my brain). Not having heard their message till I was way down the road, I called and they offered to mail it to me. I received it in the mail just a couple days later. We plan on staying here again just as soon as we can plan another trip to the beach. We are going to make this "our special new place" in lovely Yachats, the best kept secret by the Sea.

Oh... and my dog Sara says "Thanks Janice & Michael for all the great cookies!" Woof Woof! Woof! = "I'LL BE BACK!"

Room Tip: Ask for a pet room if you need one.... if not ask for a non pet room. Don't leave fido at home...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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5 Thank Donna C
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SilverSurfInnkeepers, General Manager at Silver Surf Motel, responded to this review, January 26, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write such a thoughtful review. We look forward to having Sarah stay with us again soon. We will keep a list of great dining finds for youe next visit.
Best wishes and happy travels.
The Inkeepers
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eugene
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed January 19, 2013

we started staying at other motels but we were always mislead on ocean views and rooms. we started to stay there when our kids were very young they are almost grown now and thats where they still want to stay.always the best on the oregon coast family friendly. and pets always welcome!

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
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Eugene, Oregon
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed January 15, 2013

We had a great time at the Silver Surf. We did not have to eat out once which is very different for us. I enjoyed the ocean view. Can't wait to go back. The pooll was nice and big and it had a hottub as well. They have new oweners and they are trying to update and our room had new appliances so it had a clean feel to it.

Room Tip: All the pet friendly rooms are on the bottom floor.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Wilsonville, Oregon
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed December 2, 2012

Our usual favorite place to stay in Yachats was full so we took a chance on the Silver Surf, not expecting much but hoping it would at least be ok. The Silver Surf exceeded out expectations and then some! The staff was extremely welcoming, we had our choice of free videos to borrow for the DVD player in our room, and I spotted a big toy box available for the use of younger visitors. The second floor room was extremely clean, plenty of room, and the beds felt new and comfortable. The kitchenette had everything we needed to make breakfast in the morning and a microwave for popcorn to go with our movies. The balcony overlooked a lawn area and the ocean -- private and beautiful. Even though the motel was nearly full, our room was completely quiet. The indoor pool was enjoyed by my children and my husband. The Silver Surf Motel is not modern or elegant -- this is an old fashioned, family-friendly motel, the kind I remember from my childhood -- but it is extremely clean and comfortable, has friendly and helpful staff that obviously tries hard to make sure their guests have a great trip and has a beautiful location facing the ocean. We will definitely return!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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Property: Silver Surf Motel
Address: 3767 Highway 101 N, Yachats, OR 97498-9432
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Location: United States > Oregon > Oregon Coast > Yachats
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Yachats
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Yachats
#4 Family Hotel in Yachats
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Silver Surf Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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