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Sunset Surf Motel
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Manzanita
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 8 June 2014

Been staying with the peeps at Sunset Surf since 2004. We go back any chance we get and always take the pups with us. Unbeatable ocean views, perfect outdoor pool (clean and just the right temperature) and friendly hosts.

Room Tip: We're partial to the Budd Building, but the building by the pool is nice, too. Really, we've...
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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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JHKManzanita, General Manager at Sunset Surf Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 18 June 2014

Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review of us!

We always love to hear from our returning guests and are glad to hear that you enjoy not just the view but our seasonal outdoor pool and pet-friendly rooms as well.

Thank you again, we look forward to seeing you on your next visit!

Sincerely,
Sunset Surf

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Reviewed 7 June 2014

Everything is very clean & all you need in the kitchen. We didn't want to be disturbed & we weren't! Some establishments ignore the sign. We will always stay at Sunset Surf Motel when we go to the beach. Good size fridge, stove, nice set of dishes, pots & pans, utensils, even a toaster! This was one of my best birthdays since my 50th, 26 yrs ago.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 June 2014

Everything was great, except that there was a poopy sort of odor in the room. Also, the walking around upstairs was kind of annoying. However, it was overall a good experience. My visiting nephew was impressed.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 May 2014

My three friends and I enjoyed great prices, spacious comfortable suites, best view in town! We visited in May, 2014, but I previously stayed here about 20 years ago and found that it was still the same wonderful place.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 22 May 2014

This is a great little motel. Awesome views. simple, clean and pretty well cared for. There is a little kitchenette equipped with the basics. The rooms can get really stuffy, easily remedied by opening the windows and door to let the ocean breeze through. Everything in town is walking distance. It was pretty quiet, outside of early morning staff working, and off season.

Room Tip: Second floor if possible
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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled solo
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JHKManzanita, General Manager at Sunset Surf Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 18 June 2014

Thank you for providing us with your valuable feedback. We always appreciate it when our guests comment on the views from the room. As you stated, we're currently switching out windows in rooms so they can be opened to let the cool ocean breeze in.

We've completed the switch in our Junior Suite rooms and will be continuing over the summer (depending on which rooms are available for maintenance work) to allow guests to open the windows in the room.

We hope by your next stay you will be able to see the changes we've made to our rooms and windows.

Sincerely,
Sunset Surf

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Reviewed 20 May 2014

Our room was very clean and comfortable with a million dollar view! A panoramic view! The kitchenette was so handy and well stocked. The beach was amazing and just steps out the door! I will be returning often.

Room Tip: 27 is really the best except for the no pet policy for that particular room.
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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 15 May 2014

I would rate this place only one notch above cheap and dirty. The swimming pool was covered by a tarp with dirty sitting water on top of it, so definitely NOT usable. It was quite hot and there was no air conditioning or fan in the room. Only one window opened so it was really hot and uncomfortable. It was clean for the most part and very convenient to the beach. I could see the ocean from my 1 window that opened and hear the waves at night. There are no private balconies, just one large one that is open to all. No premium cable channels, only basic cable. I would never stay here again.

Room Tip: Ask for a room with an ocean view. Some do not have.
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JHKManzanita, General Manager at Sunset Surf Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 18 June 2014

Thank you for your feedback of your stay with us, and I would like to apologize that you found your stay disappointing.

Unfortunately, the seasonal outdoor pool was closed during the time of your stay (opens in mid June) and we cover the pool area with a tarp to keep out debris from the ocean and nearby plants, which tends to result in water pooling on top of the tarp itself after a storm. Regardless, I will instruct our maintenance staff to keep an eye out for such eye sores and take care of it.

Also, I apologize that the room you stayed in was not up to your expectation. Currently only our Budd building rooms (Suites and Family Suites) have private balconies, and the studios and Original Building rooms have shared balconies.

We hope we can change your mind during your next visit to Manzanita, and look forward to providing a better experience for your.

Sincerely,
Sunset Surf

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Additional Information about Sunset Surf Motel

Address: 248 Ocean Ave, PO Box 458, Manzanita, OR 97130-9155
Region: 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: £49 - £73 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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