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“Perfect North Coast Getaway - with our Dog!”

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Surf Motel and Gardens
Ranked #2 of 23 Hotels in Fort Bragg
Cobb, California
1 review
“Perfect North Coast Getaway - with our Dog!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2012

We took a weekend getaway to Fort Bragg for some R&R. We stayed at the Surf Motel, as it is centrally located - and within walking distance to our favorite pizza place! The rooms are comfortable, and the best part for us is that they now have a dog park! We have always enjoyed their gorgeous gardens when we have visited, but now we are able to bring our dog, which makes the trip even more relaxing - no worries about who is watching our little fur-baby! The Surf offers a nice coffee & sweet roll breakfast in the lobby, and the staff is extremely friendly. We feel the price is very competitive - this is an older building, but it is very well kept, and you have everything needed for a fun weekend. Bed, shower, microwave, tv, fridge & hairdryer - who could ask for anything more? The new dog park puts this place right at the top of the list! McDonalds is right across the street - when shopping & playing a McMuffin is a quick way to start the day. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, and plan on returning to the Surf on our next trip to the coast. Sandra & Warren Fox

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Potter Valley, Ca.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2012

This was an emergency trip for daughter having surgery. The Surf Motel was the only motel in Fort Bragg that didn't have a size limit on dogs. We stayed with our English mastiff and our 9 week old pug mix puppy. The room was immaculate, the bed very comfortable and free wi-fi was included. The dog play run was clean and dog clean-up bags are provided along with water. The staff was very nice and helpful specially for our situation. We would definitely stay again. Thank you Surf Motel & Gardens! Deryck Aragon

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with family
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2012

It's really just an ordinary motel. It's clean, the bed is comfortable. The grounds are nice, but there was a fair amount of debris among the plants. The furnishings are older standard motel stuff, with one chair quite stained. If this is a bargain for Fort Bragg as others have said, the prices in town really shot up in the last 10 years. I'd probably pick a different place next trip, but there's nothing really wrong with this property.

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Red Bluff, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2012

We spent the President's Weekend chasing coastal birds from a wodeful base at Surf Motel and Gardens. Our room was roomy, clean and neat and very nicely furnished with a usable table, good chairs, frig, micro and tv. They all worked. The staff was very friendly and accommodating when called upon.. The minimum "continental breadfast" is just that but juice and coffee are always a good start to the day. Besides there is a MacDonalds across the street for those in need of more. Overall the Surf is modestly priced,. an exceptional value. This wlll be our HQ's when we return to the coast.

Room Tip: There is little street noise so would think any room wold be okey
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Somerset, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2012

My husband and I and our two dogs recently stayed for a weekend. The staff was super friendly. The room was immaculate. The gardens were absolutely beautiful. This was our first time traveling with the dogs and it was a wonderful experience! The motel staff was sure to provide us with a list of dog friendly places to go and things to do. It just could not have been better! Thank you so much! The Bogers

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Sacramento, California, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2012

Every time we go to Fort Bragg, we stay at the surf motel and gardens. They have clean comfortable rooms, a super staff and beautiful facilities. They are always available to satisfy any need or concern. The rooms are always clean and ready when they're supposed to be. Sometimes even early( upon request ). I was raised in Fort Bragg, and they are the only place I would recommend to anyone visiting the North coast.

David and Robin Swehla

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with family
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El Dorado Hills, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2012

A very pleasant experience I would like other to have. A quaint, quiet, clean, elegant room, a nice view of the garden upfront, all within minutes of downtown locations and places of interest. Very reasonably priced compared to other major chains. A good find for me!

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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled on business
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Property: Surf Motel and Gardens
Address: 1220 S Main St, Fort Bragg, CA 95437-5311
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Region: United States > California > Mendocino County > Fort Bragg
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Fort Bragg
#4 Family Hotel in Fort Bragg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Surf Motel and Gardens 2.5*
Number of rooms: 54
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Comfortable rooms with some ocean views, in room coffee, refrigerators, microwaves and hairdryers. Continental breakfast, beautiful gardens, free WiFi, and pet-friendly. We also have added a laundry room for our guests convenience. Close to Noyo Harbor and Skunk Train. Packages available for local attractions. ... more   less 
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