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Surf Motel

2.0 out of 5.0

Surf Motel

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Very convenient location. Great staff easy access to the best of SF

The rooms really nice and in location of great restaurant and bars

Good location and easy to find. So many restaurants around.

The hotel is clearly an old building but our room was updated nicely and very clean. Bus service near the hotel is excellent

The breakfast was a bit lacking but overall ok Great location with access to location transportation

Good hotel, close to everything. Parking is a bit hectic on weekends.

Very affordable for the trip on a budget. Comfy bed.

I found Surf Motel to be a good place to stay for travelers on a lower budget. The staff were competent and friendly. This is an older hotel with few amenities The bed was clean and comfortable. The IHOP is closed but there are plenty of better options within easy waking distance. This hotel is also within an easy walk to the Marina area and the Palace of Fine Arts and easy driving distance to Fisherman’s Warf and the Glod n Gate.

Got a smoking room even though asked for regular room. Attendant at front desk was not there and waited 10 min for him to make it to office at 5pm. Stains on bed sheet. Do yourself a favor and book newer motels near SFO to avoid these over priced old rat infested dumps!

Room is clean but look so old because of wearing over the years, otherwise overall experienced is good.

Nice room. Conveniently located. We couldn't figure out how to get the water run from the shower head. Has to ask. Better ask while somebody is available to answer.

Like many of the motels in the area, it is many decades old. It is a hotel for people on a budget, so don't expect high thread-count sheets and plush towels. But the room was clean, the bed was comfortable, TV got all the basic cable channels, and the sheets were plenty soft. The cleaning lady comes around very early if you don't put the Do Not Disturb sign on the door. The Surf is very conveniently located on Lombard Street, close to shopping, restaurants and some night spots mainly on the next block north (many of the bars looked to have a college age crowd). If you're approaching Lombard from the city (many people drive north on Franklin), turn left on Greenwich because during many hours of the day you cannot make left turns off Lombard. As you're going west on Greenwich, turn right on Pierce and you are at the corner with the IHOP and to the right of that on Lombard is the motel.

This was our first time visiting San Francisco. We chose the Surf Motel due to the location, free parking, and based off of the reviews from others. The reviews were pretty spot on. This is a no-frills hotel, but it was clean, functional, and the staff was great each time we interacted with them. Our room had a king bed, chair, desk, dresser, mini-fridge, and microwave. We loved the location - walk one block over to Chestnut St and you have some great little shops and restaurants to try out. We bought the 3-day visitors Clipper card and took the city buses everywhere we wanted to go in town. We never had to walk more than about 2 blocks to catch the bus we wanted. If you're looking for economy and value, and don't care about fancy features, this hotel is a great choice. If anyone is wondering about bedbugs, our mattress had a fully enclosed bedbug cover on it, which we were very pleased to see. We saw no bugs of any kind in our room.

Room was not very clean. Towels were paper thin and felt like sandpaper. We missed the continental breakfast which was not a dissapointment. We went to the breakfast provided at the hotel the next day and found no fruit, only cheap bagged bread and watered down juice. The coffee was a machine you brew by a push of the button. The dissapointing factor was the previous day we asked if we could a least get a cup of coffee, the hotel staff said there was not any available even though we found out the next day it was a quick brew machine.

I have traveled the world and use to staying in affordable smaller hotels and motels. I will not tolerate a room that has not been cleaned properly or least a good effort made to clean it. 1. I found several strands of body and pubic hair in the sheets, and under the sheet on the blanket that is just above the mattress. ***I have the photos to prove this, but I will not post them unless someone wants them. 2. The telephone and the controls were completely filthy and dirty and have not been cleaned ever. 3. In the bathroom, the tile floors at all the edges that meet the walls. (The Tile Baseboards) were layered in dirt and filth. IT IS OBIVOUS THAT THE MANAGEMENT DOES NOT DO THERE JOB AND WALK THE ROOMS AFTER EACH CLEANING EVER AND INSPECT THE MAIDS WORK. THE NIGHT MANAGER FELT VERY BAD AND DID EVERYTHING HE COULD AND GOT US A NEW ROOM. I TOLD THE MORNING MANAGER. HIS REPLY WAS " ALL HOTELS HAVE HAIR FROM TIME TO TIME UNDER AND IN THE SHEETS". ******WRONG ANSWER, HE SHOULD OF BEEN OF SERVICE AND APOLOGETIC. NOT DEFENDING A POSITION. HE OBIVIOUSLY HAD NOT MUCH IF ANY TRAINING IN HOSPITALITY .

great 2 days thank you i hope to be back i live in sf but needed a room with an elevator due to a heart problem

Only thing that makes the hotel good is the location. It's right next door to a ihop which is open 24 hrs. Can't beat that. Hotel rooms are average. My bed was stained and so was my towels. Cleaning lady opened the door several times after having a do not disturb sign.

2265 Lombard St San Francisco CA

Hotel highlights

  • Close to Palace of Fine Arts and Lombard Street
  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking

Located in Marina District, Surf Motel is within a mile (2 km) of popular sights such as Palace of Fine Arts and Lombard Street. This 37-room motel has conveniences like free breakfast, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. It's in central San Francisco and also close to Ghirardelli Square and San Francisco Bay.


Dining

Free continental breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning from 7 AM to 9 AM.


Rooms

A TV comes with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. The bathroom offers hair dryers and free toiletries.


Property features

Guests of Surf Motel enjoy features like free WiFi in public areas. A stay here includes free parking. Front-desk staff can help with tours or tickets, and provide local restaurant recommendations.

Room options

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Room, 1 Double Bed, Non Smoking

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Family Room Suite w/ Sofa Bed

Full 2 | Sleeps 5

Guest reviews for Surf Motel

Everyone (19)
4
Everyone

Very convenient location. Great staff easy access to the best of SF

By on Jan 17, 2019

4
Everyone

By on Jan 1, 2019

Review comment responded on Jan 10, 2019

Thank you for staying with us at Surf motel. We enjoy hearing from our guests and we look forward to seeing you again the next time you are in our area!

5
Everyone

The rooms really nice and in location of great restaurant and bars

By on Nov 22, 2018

Review comment responded on Dec 13, 2018

Thank you for staying with us at Surf motel. We enjoy hearing from our guests and we look forward to seeing you again the next time you are in our area!

4
Everyone

By on Nov 2, 2018

Review comment responded on Nov 20, 2018

Thank you for staying with us at Surf motel. We enjoy hearing from our guests and we look forward to seeing you again the next time you are in our area!

4
Everyone

Good location and easy to find. So many restaurants around.

By on Oct 28, 2018

Review comment responded on Nov 20, 2018

Thank you for your review of your stay with us at Surf motel. We agree with you on our fabulous location as we are within walking distance of several venues, we are the best around! We look forward to your next stay with us. Come back soon!

4
Everyone

The hotel is clearly an old building but our room was updated nicely and very clean. Bus service near the hotel is excellent

By , from SLC, Utah on Oct 15, 2018

Review comment responded on Oct 25, 2018

Thank you for your review of your stay with us at Surf motel. It is a privilege to be able to serve guests such as yourself! We pride ourselves on clean and comfortable rooms at a reasonable rate. Great customer service is absolutely one of our biggest draws as we are the best around! Please stay with us again the next time you are in our area.

4
Everyone

The breakfast was a bit lacking but overall ok Great location with access to location transportation

By on Sep 25, 2018

Review comment responded on Oct 4, 2018

Thank you for staying with us at Surf motel. We enjoy hearing from our guests and we look forward to seeing you again the next time you are in our area!

4
Everyone

Good hotel, close to everything. Parking is a bit hectic on weekends.

By on Sep 10, 2018

Review comment responded on Oct 4, 2018

Thank you for staying with us at Surf motel. We enjoy hearing from our guests and we look forward to seeing you again the next time you are in our area!

3
Everyone

Very affordable for the trip on a budget. Comfy bed.

By on Aug 1, 2018

Review comment responded on Aug 17, 2018

Thank you for your review of your stay with us at Surf motel. It is a privilege to be able to serve guests such as yourself! We pride ourselves on clean and comfortable rooms at a reasonable rate Location is absolutely one of our biggest draw as we have the best around! Please stay with us again the next time you are in our area.

3
Everyone

I found Surf Motel to be a good place to stay for travelers on a lower budget. The staff were competent and friendly. This is an older hotel with few amenities The bed was clean and comfortable. The IHOP is closed but there are plenty of better options within easy waking distance. This hotel is also within an easy walk to the Marina area and the Palace of Fine Arts and easy driving distance to Fisherman’s Warf and the Glod n Gate.

By , from North Carolina on May 28, 2018

Review comment responded on Jun 8, 2018

Thank you for your review of your stay with us at Surf motel. We agree with you on our fabulous location as we are within walking distance of several venues, we are the best around! We look forward to your next stay with us. Come back soon!