Overview of Surf Motel - Carlsbad

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3.9 / 5Good
595 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.0/5 for cleanliness.


  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Free Parking



Popular LocationCarlsbad State Beach3 min walk
Popular LocationThe Shoppes at Carlsbad Mall5 min drive
RestaurantBoard & Brew1 min walk
RestaurantCafe Elysa1 min walk
AirportSan Diego, CA (SAN-San Diego Intl.)43 min drive

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  • Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 4
    • 2 Queen Beds
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  • Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 Queen Bed
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About this area


Located in Carlsbad, Surf Motel - Carlsbad is near a train station and near the beach. Oceanside Pier and Oceanside Harbor are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Carlsbad State Beach and Flower Fields of Carlsbad. Legoland California and Sealife Aquarium are also worth visiting. Discover the area's water adventures with water skiing, windsurfing, and surfing/boogie boarding nearby, or enjoy the great outdoors with mountain biking.

Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Carlsbad State Beach - 3 min walk
  • The Shoppes at Carlsbad Mall - 5 min drive
  • Carlsbad Lagoon - 8 min drive
  • GIA Museum - 9 min drive
  • Oceanside Beach - 10 min drive

Getting around

  • Carlsbad Village Station - 9 min walk
  • San Diego, CA (SAN-San Diego Intl.) - 43 min drive


  • Board & Brew - 1 min walk
  • Cafe Elysa - 1 min walk
  • Harbor Fish Cafe - 2 min walk
  • Cessy Taco Shop - 2 min walk
  • The Daily News Café - 3 min walk

About this property

Surf Motel - Carlsbad

Carlsbad motel in Carlsbad Village, walk to Carlsbad State Beach
Along with an outdoor pool, this motel has WiFi in public areas and laundry facilities. Free continental breakfast, free WiFi in public areas, and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include multilingual staff and a front-desk safe. All 28 rooms provide conveniences like refrigerators and microwaves, plus free WiFi and TVs with cable channels. Guests will also find coffee makers, hair dryers, and phones.
Surf Motel - Carlsbad offers 28 accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. Guests can make use of the in-room refrigerators and microwaves.
This Carlsbad motel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Televisions come with premium cable channels. Additionally, rooms include complimentary toiletries and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is offered daily and irons/ironing boards can be requested.
Recreational amenities at the motel include an outdoor pool.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property amenities


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
Available in some public areas: Free WiFi and wired Internet

Parking and transportation

Free self parking

Food and drink

Free continental breakfast

Things to do

Motorized watercraft
Outdoor pool

Family friendly

Laundry facilities
Outdoor pool


Front-desk safe

Guest services

Daily housekeeping
Laundry facilities
Multilingual staff


Designated smoking areas

Room amenities


Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
Blackout drapes/curtains


Free toiletries
Hair dryer


Cable channels
Premium channels

Food and drink

Coffee/tea maker


Access via exterior corridors
Iron/ironing board (on request)



Check-in time starts at 3 PM


Check-out before 11 AM


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding

Property payment types

American Express

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Property is also known as

Carlsbad Motel
Carlsbad Surf Motel
Motel Carlsbad
Surf Motel
Surf Motel Carlsbad
Surf Hotel Carlsbad
Surf Carlsbad
Surf Motel - Carlsbad Motel
Surf Motel - Carlsbad Carlsbad
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Guest reviews

5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition

4/5 Good

Beach motel

Definitely a motel, not a hotel. Price is right. Don't have visions of your toes in the sand but close enough to the beach and the village. Would book again.

Pros: Location, staff was nice

Cons: TV/cable was a bit dated. Older but what do you expect?

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Nice hotel close to the beach

Loved that the beach has just across the street! This was not a Marriott but it sure was good quality and price. Room was clean and nice , bed was comfortable, it had a small fridge and microwave. It is a 13 min drive to legoland and about 30min to sea world! We loved waking up early and walking down to the beach, downtown is a couple blocks which makes it easy to get to walking. The pastries and coffee for breakfast are great, only downside is that you have to take them to the room maybe they should provide trays to avoid dropping your food? Other than that overall I'll give it a 4.5, will definitely come back when we are in the area!


  • Liked: Staff & service
  • Disliked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities, room comfort


  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service

Close to the beach

Happy little place and super close to the ocean.

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Diane was fantastic!! A real go getter. She gave us lots of info about the local area and what to do.