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Surf Motel
Ranked #2 of 7 Gualala B&B and Inns
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Reviewed 15 May 2014

Small motel right on the coast. Room was nice and clean. View was awesome, free breakfast had a good variety both hot and cold. Staff friendly. Would stay again. Got there at 7pm on a Sunday night. Check in was fast. The town was pretty much closed though, gave us a recommendation as to where to eat. Keurig coffee maker in room as well as a refrigerator and microwave, flat screen tv and great heater! It was quite cold. Walked the trail on the bluff exit to the ocean, very quiet and relaxing. Chairs, tables and fire pit too.

Stayed: May 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 8 May 2014

Here for a night and very pleased. It's no Ritz but the view and atmosphere are amazing. There's even a great little firepit facing out to the ocean where you can sit and socialize. Fabulous grocery next door, pizza just down the way. Breakfast is included and it was good! Plenty to eat. Walls are thin and bathroom a bit dated. For the price, it was a great deal.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 May 2014

If all you need is a comfortable bed this is it. Everything else is very basic. Any exceptional rating is bogus. One or two rooms may face the ocean from afar. I think we were in 113 which faces a parking lot and out the back bath window neighboring buildings. Had the pleasure of being opposite the dumpster pickup with the backup beeping early in am.

Room Tip: All faced nowhere as far as I could tell.
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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 April 2014

We spent 2 nights in the king suite with our dog. This motel has everything! Our suite was wonderful and had all the nice touches an inn in San Francisco would provide, there was even a telescope! The room was quiet and the view....spectacular! The feather bed was so comfy and the breakfast was quite a surprise. It was delicious! We even hat a Keurig coffee maker in our room!
There was a Bar-b-que, and a fire pit, and the walking trail was lovely.Everything was within walking distance. We could not have asked for more, and the staff was great. We will go back next year, and we highly recommend this great place.

Room Tip: Suites with the ocean view can't be beat!
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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 April 2014

We picked this place online. Sure glad we did! The "special" king room was beautiful. King bed, fireplace, unbelievable view, gracious hosts an a lovely hot breakfast. Does it get any better? Yes, as we watched the whales go by in the evening and in the morning early. First rate motel. Clean an very well appointed. Like the wife said, best wide screen TV we ever had. The window was about 5ft X 6ft!

Room Tip: The "view King suite is fantastic!
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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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Eric C, Owner at Surf Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2014

I wish I could take credit for the view out of the window, but alas it takes one Greater than I. So overwhelmed that you took the time to tell us and the Tripadvisor community of your stay and it highlights. Looking to have you back soon .

Mr. Surf and his wonderful staff thank you.

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Reviewed 25 March 2014

My husband and I stayed in room 113 for $99 a night from bookings.com. Our first reaction was at the size of the room. Its small. That being said... the place was like a swiss army knife, so the fact that it was small really didn't affect the quality of our stay at all. The room was really nicely furnished and had a fridge, a Keurig coffee maker, more cable channels than most motels, and even a small fire place that worked great. The bed was extremely comfortable. I went out on the deck and watched the sunset. It was a deep-friend cliche and I loved every minute of it.

I agree with other reviews in that I was SO impressed by the bedroom, but the bathroom was a total bust. The girl at the front desk, who was really friendly and helpful, made a point to mention that the owners had been working hard on renovations, and the bathrooms were the next in the list. I'll happily spend another stay here next year when we visit... so we'll see!

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Eric C, Owner at Surf Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2014

First off, thank you for your kind remarks. I was always taught if you reach for something in your room that should be there because of the value you paid, the inn meet the need, but when an item of value was there that you did not expect the inn exceeded your needs. We are working so hard to be that extra item of value.

Thanks again

Mr. Surf and all his staff.

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Reviewed 7 March 2014 via mobile

Rm #10 $89+tax with AAA discount
Clean, comfy beds
Nice wood floors in the main room tile in the kitchen and bath

Beware of the spotty service at the recommended bones road house
Next door. Aloof teenage waitress might forget you are there:)

Will return to the surf Inn amazing sunset!

Stayed: March 2014, travelled solo
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Eric C, Owner at Surf Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2014

Loved that you enjoyed our rooms and noted our hardwood floors and updated kitchen units, but we could never out do or upgrade the options that the sunrises and sunset give new decks and viewing areas. Hope to see you soon

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Additional Information about Surf Motel

Address: 39170 S Highway 1, P.O. Box 695, Gualala, CA 95445-9559
Region: United States > California > Mendocino County > Gualala
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Gualala
Price Range: £87 - £167 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Surf Motel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Surf Motel was the first lodging facility in Gualala on the Ocean built in 1965, it has seen upgrades over the years to include 3 full ocean view rooms and 1 suite; 5 rooms have full kitchen. The inn was redone in 2008 when bought by new owners and now serves a full hot breakfast each morning. Free Wifi and parking are your to enjoy. Office is open from 8:30am until sunset. 24 hour phone service and night service is avalible. ... more   less 
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