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Reviewed 13 March 2017

Larry and Karen offered so much hospitality! This is definitely one the the best places I've ever stayed. The rooms where super clean and the beds were amazing. I'm definitely coming back and won't stay anywhere else.

Thank brandon a
Sullivan, Wisconsin
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Surf Inn Motel was the highlight of our trip. Property managers Caron and Larry made us feel at home and are the friendliest folks we met on our 25th wedding Anniversary North Pacific coast trip. My husband and I enjoyed the fire pit/patio area overlooking the beach each morning and night. Beautiful beach sunsets can be viewed from the property...

1Thank Rachelle M
Palm Springs, California
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

Affordable, friendly, and comfortable motel on Highway 1. Located on the bluff above the beach in Gualala, Surf Motel is practically next to the markets, restaurants, galleries, and realtors. The beds are deliciously comfortable, the bathrooms are not all upgraded yet but are perfectly serviceable in their current condition, and the breakfasts are way beyond your usual motel fare. Freshly...

1Thank kiwismom
Mendocino County, California
Reviewed 24 February 2017

Reasonably priced, an unexpected view of the ocean, pet friendly, a great walk along the bluffs, super friendly / helpful staff (both housekeeping and managers Karen and Larry), and perfectly equipped kitchen. We will definitely stay here again!

Thank karaupchurch
Sonoma, California
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Two of my sisters and I spent a few days at this clean and comfortable motel for a birthday. Hosts Karen and Larry were warm and welcoming, and enhanced our stay and birthday party with their extra efforts and hospitable ways. They gave my sister a card and a gift, created special safe and sane fireworks for our celebration, and...

Thank DonnaSonoma
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

The Surf Motel is in a lovely location with great views over the river/ocean. Our room was small but adequate and the fire was very efficient. If requested at booking, there is a bigger, sea facing room which looked lovely. Breakfast was good with fresh fruit and eggs as well as fresh waffles. There was good coffee in the room...

Thank saraWiltshire
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 14 February 2017

This little motel has a very big heart and a great view, a place to walk near the ocean and a peaceful feeling. They provide a full breakfast, including some very tasty waffles and eggs that are home cooked. Will make this my place to stay in northern CA.

Thank NMC6845
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

I stayed here for one night on a visit to Gualala and the Managers were lovely and great conversationalists. The room was clean and the heating worked perfectly. Breakfast was tasty and the waffles would definitely make me go back. Views from the little trail by the hotel are gorgeous. I spotted some sea lions on the sand bar. I...

Thank AFitnessFoodie
Turlock, California
Reviewed 31 January 2017

Karen and Larry were AMAZING hosts, they went above and beyond to make our trip perfect! Surf Motel has amazing views, breakfast and service! We can not wait till our next trip! It was a perfect place for a family trip,

Thank chanmedeiros0
Reviewed 6 January 2017

Larry and Karen make your stay in Gualala comfortable and friendly! Best managers I've ever encountered in a motel, so friendly and helpful. The feather beds are very comfy and though the room was small, it was nice. Thanks for the ribs, Larry!

Thank gustaf c

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  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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 

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
Price Range: ₹ 6,932 - ₹ 11,986 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Surf Motel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 20
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“Call the hotel directly”
karaupchurch, 24 Feb 2017 | Read review
“A room with a kitchen would be nice.”
NMC6845, 14 Feb 2017 | Read review
“They have ocean views through half of the hotel”
michaelsH708DD, 20 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Take the upstairs which is a little more in price but worth it.”
Serenitygardens, 14 Oct 2016 | Read review
“consider a room closest to ocean. Parking too close to other rooms, and people coming and going tends to keep you awake”
583thomasp, 12 Oct 2016 | Read review
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