Surf Motel

Surf Motel

7.04 reviews
Ranked #12 in Carlsbad hotels
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3136 Carlsbad Blvd., Carlsbad, CA 92008
800-308-5457Edit info

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Swimming Pool
Internet Access
Free Parking
Air conditioning
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Local from San Diego, California

Although the rooms at the Surf Motel are clean, they're basically your standard motel room with no special distinguishing features. Instead, the highlight of this motel is it's location. It's both right near the heart of downtown Carlsbad and near the beach. You can easily walk to a variety of restaurants and boutiques or take a stroll to the ocean. The friendly front desk staff will even lend you beach towels, chairs, boogie boards and more to take to the beach with you!

The rooms have a microwave and mini refrigerator and the motel offers a free breakfast on the weekend. Yay for baked goods, fresh fruits and coffee to help get your day off to a great start!

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Local from San Marcos, California, USA

Surf motel is a cool little cute hotel right off the main drag in Carlsbad. It is like a 5 minute walk to Carlsbad Village which is a bustling area full of different restaurants and bars. The owner was really cool and laid back, exactly like the hotel itself is. The rooms were small but cozy, and i liked that you got a real key for your room instead of just a card to swipe. There is a little deck with chairs that is perfect to watch the sunset.

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Local from San Diego

Surf Motel is a tiny little place in Carlsbad, just off the Pacific Coast Highway. It's adorable: very 60's beach town-esque with its charmingly dated furniture and paisley curtains. There was something about it I just loved: it's relaxing, low-maintenance, almost hippie-ish. The owner is a really sweet and accommodating guy, very proud of his little place. If you want to veg in the room, there are modern amenities to help you do so - otherwise, relax on the little deck at the table and chairs, overlooking the beach and main boulevard. Of course, make sure you get out to the beach or the village: it's just a few minutes from both, and the promenade runs right in front of it.

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Aspen, Colorado
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If your on a road trip and just passing through and want something on the cheap side, but near the beach, this is your place. This is also a great pit stop for checking out Legoland and then taking a dip in the pool with the kiddos. Continental breakfast isn't the best but enough to get you started.

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Amenities

Internet Access
  • Internet access
Dining & Drinks
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast service
Fitness & Recreation
  • Outdoor pool
Parking
  • Free self parking
Bath
  • Hair dryer
In-Room Dining
  • Coffee/tea maker
Media & Technology
  • Television
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  • Air conditioning
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
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