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Woodland, California
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...

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Eric C, Owner at Surf Motel, responded to this review

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...

Sarasota, Florida
Reviewed 8 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!

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Eric C, Owner at Surf Motel, responded to this review

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

Angels Camp, California
Reviewed 6 March 2014

The motel was an unexpected surprise for me and my family. We found this place last minute because it was getting too dark to travel. The reception was accommodating. The room beside the ocean cost a bit more for one night so we picked the one further away but close enough to see the waves crashing on the rocks from...

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Eric C, Owner at Surf Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for helping those lost when the sunsets on the Pacific Coast to be able to trust a place that will take great care of you. Your kind comments have helped us and we hope others. All the best and we hope to see you soon.

Los Alamos, New Mexico, United States
Reviewed 2 March 2014

I've been visiting Gualala regularly for 30 years or so - It's a small, relaxed, beautiful area. The Surf is a local icon and a nice place to lay your head while not exploring. Close proximity to Mendico, Point Arena, and plenty of other attractions.

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Eric C, Owner at Surf Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words and yes we have been around, we just added two new decks and a fire pit that over looks the Pacific Ocean. Hope to see you soon.

Reviewed 13 January 2014

This is a wonderful place to stay! My fiancé and I were in town for only 1 night to check out the Mendocino/Gualala area. The price was extremely reasonable for everything we got out of it. We had a room on the far side from the ocean, and still felt right on the water. We could hear the water at...

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Eric C, Owner at Surf Motel, responded to this review

You have made my day, so many kind words. We are always open to your pets and love to provide for them a walking path with dogie bags. Our staff stands ready to help with all special request and the easy one too. Thanks again.

Northern California
Reviewed 5 January 2014

My wife & I stayed one night 4 January 2014. We opted for one of the queen bed rooms with a full view of the ocean. The room was clean and tidy but a tad small. There is a small room heater that did an amazing job of warming the room. The bathroom/shower/tub is of adequate size but in need...

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Eric C, Owner at Surf Motel, responded to this review

Great comments, we have reconfigured that room and added new chairs with a side table. Value and Service is the corner stone of all that we do. Starting in May 1, 2014 we will start a High Tea with Wine. Come back for a Glass.

Derby, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 January 2014

We stayed one night in this motel, and the views over the sea were beautiful. The room was small, but clean and had everything you need. Main thing to stop it from getting 5*s was the breakfast. It was served in quite a small room and was a little too communal for my OCD.

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Eric C, Owner at Surf Motel, responded to this review

Home run on the remarks, we added more seating outside and more view options while eating breakfast. Thank so much.

Chilliwack, Canada
Reviewed 2 January 2014

What a great motel! We happened upon this spot while on route from Chilliwack B.C. to Santa Cruz California. We had stopped elsewhere to find a room on the beach that would be acceptable of our dog spending the night as well. There were five other couples with their dogs as well. The other motels in town wouldn't allow dogs...

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Eric C, Owner at Surf Motel, responded to this review

How can we say, Thank you for taking a chance, while we are not that "Branded cookie cuter inn we try to keep up with all that they do. We have just added Kureg coffee makers to all guest rooms and will start serving a High Tea with Complimentary wine and crackers.

Willits, California
Reviewed 20 December 2013

Driving on Hwy 1, I Was very tired when I pulled into the Surf Motel in Gualala at 8:00 p.m.. I was met with a friendly smile from the owner. I got a room with an ocean view for a great price and slept very well. No Hwy noise at all! The FULL breakfast was great and the whole experience...

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Eric C, Owner at Surf Motel, responded to this review

I remember you, so kind of you to write this down for others. Hope to see you soon.

Cordes Lakes, Arizona
Reviewed 28 November 2013 via mobile

The wife and I were on a 2 week motorcycle trip from Arizona and we had gone up through Nevada and then up to the California and Oregon border. We were heading down the coast and it was getting dark and a little foggy. As we were driving into Gualala my wife saw the Surf Motel and I turned around...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • 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: ₹ 7,069 - ₹ 12,109 (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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“A room with a kitchen would be nice.”
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“They have ocean views through half of the hotel”
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“consider a room closest to ocean. Parking too close to other rooms, and people coming and going tends to keep you awake”
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