Ratings based on 464 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.0 out of 5
95% of guests recommend
4.0 Room cleanliness
4.3 Service & staff
3.8 Room comfort
3.6 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Just ok. But location couldn't be better

Posted Jan 21, 2015
Great location. Room just ok. Very outdated, no frills
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Excellent value, near the beach

Posted Jan 15, 2015
Th9s is not a fancy pace...but the bed was very conformable, the staff very helpful and the location excellent.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom Vancouver, Canada

Best beds in California

Posted Jan 10, 2015
Pros: beds, pool, breakfast, beach toys
Cons: shower next door a little noisy
Location: Great beach, restaurants, Legoland, Flower fields and outlet mall
Seriously, we stayed in 5 different hotels across the state and only found the surf motel had good beds (the rest were saggy). It is also very close to the beach and the train station. The breakfast is simple and a little awkward to get, but full and good. Room 105 is well worth the extra cost.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Great location to the beach and great food.

Posted Jan 6, 2015
Pros: Location
Cons: Very noisy rooms which were bothersome.
Location: Walk to beach and Carlsbad Village. Close to Legoland, USCD, Wild Animal Park, Missions.
I went to spend time at the beach and was able to walk right across the street. Staff was extremely friendly. Will stay again. Nice to have a little fridge and microwave in room. There was also two electric burners which we didn't use.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Families
by A verified travelerfrom arizona

A short nice walk to the beach

Posted Dec 30, 2014
Pros: location
Cons: Upgrade the tv. Old style and did not know how to use
Location: wonderful location.
i love going to Carlsbad, which is close to family and the beach our two faviorte things.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Students
by A verified traveler

Posted Dec 30, 2014
I enjoy the Surf Motel because it is close to the beach and clean
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom California

Great beach motel

Posted Dec 29, 2014
Awesome location, walking distance to great bars and restaurants. If you need first class luxury than its not for you. But if your easy going and like to save money this is the place. Great safe location. After a day at Lego land we checked in, walked to port o pizza for great beer oh,, and pizza. Beds are comfortable. There's a small pool, free parking, even out door showers to rinse the sand off. Place was quiet when I was there. Not sure if parties would go over well, but perfect for small families or couples.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Posted Dec 26, 2014
Great location, super friendly staff, beautiful beach across the street.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom fresno ca

Cute surf hotel rooms guy across from the beach

Posted Dec 22, 2014
I really wasn't sure what to think but honestly this place was super cute the rooms were large and the beds were comfortable I would definitely stay there again.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom Las Vegas

Spent two nights

Posted Dec 2, 2014
Outstanding location, fine facility, great value. Can walk to beach, restaurants, and near-by 7-11. Perfect! This place is a hidden gem.