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“Great location but no insulation.” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Sunset Surf Motel

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Sunset Surf Motel
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Manzanita
Certificate of Excellence
Portland
1 review
“Great location but no insulation.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2014

The room was the cheapest they offered and the size showed it. It was a "sleeper" which was basically a bed and tv on the wall with an average bathroom. Good value for sure but nothing to write home about, although it did have a partial view of the ocean which was awesomely unexpected (room 201). I felt uneasy about the dividing door to the next room since I was staying alone here. The only major complaint is the thin walls. In the middle of the night I could hear someone snoring in another room. Also around 5am I was awoken but someone showering. The running water was so loud! Thank god I had earplugs. I will definitely stay again anyway because of the great price but would opt for the full view and deck rooms next time. When I booked on the phone the woman was so friendly and helpful but when I got there and checked in the front desk woman was yawning and not that warm. I was expecting great service like I got on the phone so I was slightly disappointed.

  • Stayed June 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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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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19 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2014 via mobile

The manager, Britni, is the best part of the Sunset Surf. We come from Reno to stay here several times a year because of the fantastic service she provides. The hotel I work at in Reno (Silver Legacy Resort) has over 1700 rooms & I would steal her in a heartbeat to come work for us.

Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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JHKManzanita, General Manager at Sunset Surf Motel, responded to this review, 18 June 2014
Thank you for your comment of us and of our manager Britni!

We always welcome positive feedback of us and our staff and appreciate you taking the time to write about us.

I'll be sure to pass the compliments to Britni and look forward to seeing you again on your next visit

Sincerely,
Sunset Surf
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24 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2014

Room wasn't what we were told it was gonna be parking was terrible ocean view wasn't what we expected or was told it was gonna be .our room was made up the next day with no fresh towels or shampoo or dishes had to get management to get us clean towels and dishes .seemed to not wanna be bothered about making it right .couldn't count out simple change at check in never got a receipt for our room after asking several times for it .would not recommende anyone that has disabilities staying there as they do not have a.d.a rooms

  • Stayed June 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank wb19652
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JHKManzanita, General Manager at Sunset Surf Motel, responded to this review, 18 June 2014
Thank you for your feedback and I do apologize that we could not provide a better service for you during your stay. Whether it was the towels not getting replenished, or frontdesk staff members not providing the receipt as requested, I will ensure your feedback is shared with the team to improve their service.

Again, we apologize for the disappointing service that you experienced, but we will make sure improvements are made and look forward to the opportunity to welcome you back.
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Portland, Oregon
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33 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2014

This motel is inexpensive, clean, and right on the beach. We typically prefer to rent a house when staying at the coast but short notice left us no choice but to book a motel room. I'm glad we chose this place - it served its purpose well and was a good deal for the $$.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank mwieser
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Lawrence, Kansas
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2014

We stayed in the Ashley Building and found it to be clean and comfortable with all of the advertised features and then some. The kitchen had everything we needed and had me wishing we were staying more than one night. My daughter loved the pool, which was heated and exceptionally clean. There was easy access to the beach and our room had a good view (our reservation said full ocean view and that's what we got). The staff was friendly. We will definitely stay there again!

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Pleasant Hill, Oregon
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25 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2014

The Manzanita Beach is across the road. The room was well-arranged and well-equipped for a few days stay, although we stayed only one night. Need to take food with you if you are going to stay a few days. Grocery stores and restaurants are not close. Wi-Fi did not work well, however.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Oregon
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40 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank ltwriter
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JHKManzanita, General Manager at Sunset Surf Motel, responded to this review, 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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Additional Information about Sunset Surf Motel

Property: 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 (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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