$89 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Jan 8, 2015 Check-out: Jan 9, 2015

Surf Motel Carlsbad

2 stars
3136 Carlsbad Blvd, Carlsbad, CA 92008
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.0
out of 5
8 reviews
Work

Good friendly people by the beach. you did not have to walk far to go eat. See full review

  • az legion
  • Oct 17, 2013
" BEST TIME EVER"

The Hotel was Great its Right accross from the Ocean, Food, everything , it had a nice Heated Pool,... See full review

  • Maddie B's Mom
  • May 30, 2013
The Surf Motel is located in the quaint seaside village of Carlsbad; the newly renovated Surf Motel is ideal for your next getaway. Enjoy friendly, personalized service and luxuriously appointed rooms featuring a wealth of amenities. We are located across from beautiful Carlsbad beaches, 5 minutes from Legoland and 1/2 block from downtown Carlsbad. Nearby Airports* San Diego International Airport *SAN* - 30 miles south; Palomar Airport - 6 miles southeast

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Surf Motel Carlsbad Rooms

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STD 1 QUN - Standard room with 1 Queen bed. Room includes fridge / microwave / alarm clock / hair dryer / coffeemaker and free cable
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STD 2 QUN - Standard room with 2 Queen beds. Room includes fridge / microwave / alarm clock / hair dryer / coffee maker and free cable TV.
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STD 1 KNG PVIEW - Standard Room with 1 King Bed equipped with all the essential amenities. Alarm Clock Bathroom Shower Radio Iron/Ironing Board Hairdryer Coffeemaker Refrigerator Basic Cable TV

Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • Pool
General
Air conditioned
Activities
Pool
Dining
Continental breakfast
Coffee maker in room
Services
Business center
Maid service
Laundry service
Laundry/Valet services
Security
Wake-up service
In-Room Safe
Gift shop
Copy service
News stand
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Accessible parking
Room
Television with cable
Radio
Kitchen
AM/FM alarm clock
Desk with lamp
Hairdryer in room
Microwave
Outlet adapters
Cribs available
Iron
Ironing board
Smoke detectors
Bath tub

Dining

THE ARMENIAN CAFE
located next door to property open 8am to 9pm Armenian cuisine
HARBOR FISH
located across street from property open 8am to 8pm Seafood
FIDELS
located 1 block from property open 9am to 9pm Mexican cuisine
OCEAN HOUSE FORMERLY NEIMANS RESTAURANT
located 1 block from property open 9am to 9pm Fine Dining

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 PM
Check-out:
11:00 AM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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Guest Reviews (8)

Ratings and reviews for Surf Motel Carlsbad

Overall score

4 / 5
5.01.0
8 out of 8
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4.4
Hotel staff:
4.9
Room comfort:
4.3
Location:
4.9
Value:
4.4

88% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
az legion
Business
az
Oct 17, 2013

Work

Good friendly people by the beach. you did not have to walk far to go eat.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Maddie B's Mom
Business
Rancho Cucamonga, Ca
May 30, 2013

" BEST TIME EVER"

The Hotel was Great its Right accross from the Ocean, Food, everything , it had a nice Heated Pool, the Kids had a great time in there., Best Place ever !

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Time-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Beach, Food, Entertainment Everything in walking distance, We Parked the Car and didn't get back in it util we left. Kids Loved it we had a Great time

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Review of Surf Motel Carlsbad

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Queen of finding great deals
Business
Litchfield Park, Arizona
Nov 29, 2010

Unbeatable Location for the Price

I love Carlsbad. I have been going there since I was a child. Its my favorite place. the location of the hotel is the best. You can walk everywhere if you want. Take your bike. Lots of riding. the beach is across the street, wheather its cold or warm you will want to walk the beach everyday and the sunset is the best. Everyone is very friendley. Please go.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

You can walk everywhere you want. all resturants, shops anything you want. short drive to Oceanside or any other town. Sea world is only 28miles away, You name it its close. Walk off all of the great food you will want to eat.

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Review of Surf Motel Carlsbad

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Cindy and Jack
Business
Phoenix, AZ
Jun 29, 2010

Great location and very friendly staff.

Awesome location across the street from the beach and walking distance to everything you could need on a beach vacation. Loved the fact that they provided beach towels and beach chairs since we were traveling by motorcycle and had very little room to bring things with us.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Lots of places to eat within a short walk of the hotel.

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Review of Surf Motel Carlsbad

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
TBR
Business
Devore, CA
Jun 26, 2010

great location

This is a nice, friendly little hotel right across from a great beach.We had a room on the upper level which faced the parking lot. This was not a problem for us, but light sleepers could find it a little noisy. Our room was small, but clean and well-maintained.We spent most of our time enjoying the beach and walking around downtown Carlsbad, so our main objective in selecting this hotel was its location. The staff was very helpful and friendly and coffee, fruit and danishes were provided in the morning. Although this is not a fancy hotel, it is a great value considering how close you are to the ocean.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

The Armenian Cafe right next door had a very interesting menu and great service - very friendly and good food.

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Review of Surf Motel Carlsbad

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Moreno Valley, CA
May 8, 2010

Great stay every time

Stayed here many times and always had a good relaxing time.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Great pizza at the Brewery at short walk down Carlsbad Village Drive, or the Mexican food at Los Olos is real good.

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Review of Surf Motel Carlsbad

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Phoenix, Arizona
May 2, 2009

A Treasure by the sea

We arrived and able to check in early. Friendly staff discussed the surrounding areas. Breakfast was diverse and again, day staff was friendly and helpful. Even prior to leaving, gave us information for things to do for the day. We parked our car, and walked to the beach, nearby restaurants, etc. We sat at the beach and watched Whales and sea life...great time. Very relaxing. Outstanding price!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Beach and Great restaurants within walking distance

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Review of Surf Motel Carlsbad

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Gilbert
Jun 11, 2008

Old and Rundown

We have been staying at the Surf Motel for over 15 years. We know it is an older motel, but we were really upset with the room we had on the last stay. It was inside the pool area, so we had to open the gate to the pool and walk around the pool furniture and other guests just to get to our room. As a matter of fact, the pool was just a few steps outside our door and the lounge chairs were right up against our window. We had very little privacy, as the other guests using the pool were right on the other side of our window. The room was so small you had to turn sideways to get between the bed and the armoire holding the TV. We also noticed they did not have a mattress pad on the bed nor did they use a fitted bottom sheet, so we ended up sleeping directly on the mattress within an hour or so after getting into bed (the slightest movement pulled the sheet off the mattress). This was uncomfortable and unsanitary. The room was small, stuffy and smelled musty. We cancelled our last night there and left a day earlier than planned.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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