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Surf Motel

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#30 of 53 Hotels in Victoria
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Kelowna
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28 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were a party of four, two couples and stayed on the main level of the duplex on the property. Very retro, old but well kept and spacious. Cruise ships come in right near this motel. Close to downtown. Nice walking area along the beach or out onto the wharf.

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Thank KelownaMustang
Winnipeg, Canada
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34 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Right on Dallas Road. The ocean was not about 200 ft from our balcony. Balcony is 5x 8. Room for a couple of chairs to while away the afternoon. King size, fridge stove so we didn't have to get up the first thing in the morning and looking for breakfast. Enjoyed coffee on the balcony. Super clean. I needed an... More 

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Thank debanddew
Comox,British Columbia,Canada
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253 reviews
117 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2016

They have a great location here on Dallas Rd,r5ooms looking out to the water and overlooking the walkway for people watching etc. The units are very clean.Some of the retro is actual old material and appliances and some added but overall makes for a unique feel.Nice little kitchenette as stated very clean.Comfortable beds.Nice little balcony to sit outside.Reasonable rates and... More 

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Palm Springs, California
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45 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2016

We booked based on trip advisor reviews , unfortunately we had a ground floor room and the noise from the tv in the next room made it unbearable, they watched tv till 1.30 am and there is no sound proofing, I feel bad giving this rating as it is a neat property, very clean and the staff are accommodating .... More 

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vancouver
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137 reviews
56 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2016

This is a very well preserved motel that just goes to show old does not need to mean dirty or uncomfortable. The room was large, the bed was good, the kitchenette functional, and the bathroom had everything you need in a very compact space. Everything was spotlessly clean. The location offers great views over the ocean and US coastal mountains.... More 

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Nanaimo, Canada
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260 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016

Our last visit to Surf Motel I admitted that while I love the place; their internet service was quite poor. For me that's a problem. I'm happy to say that the service, beds, view, and sparkling version of retro 60's chic all are as wonderful as ever and the internet is fine now as well. Very much enjoy staying here.

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Thank Glidr
Victoria, Canada
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33 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016

This is a great little motel if you want a clean place to sleep and a convenient location. If you want room service, a pool, an exercise room etc., this is not the place for you. The rooms would be considered dated décor by some or wonderfully retro by others. The motel is extremely well kept up and clean. The... More 

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Thank Randolph M
London, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Clean and comfortable rooms. I Ioved the retro fittings and fixtures. Fantastic views over the ocean. We saw 2 orcas from our balcony (top tip: watch for a whale watching boat to see what they've stopped to look at!) 15 mins walk to the Inner Harbour. 15 mins walk to Beacon Hill Park. Do go for a walk along the... More 

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Thank Helen W
McMinnville, Oregon
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18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2016

I booked this room based on other Tripadvisor recommendations. The motel, location and staff exceeded my expectations. Check in was quick and the staff coudn't have been any nicer. The room was retro with black and white tiled floors and a pink bathroom, a full kitchen with dishes, pots and pans, a small kitchenette, a comfortable bed AND a deck... More 

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Thank Slbkcb
1 review
Reviewed 12 August 2016

The Surf Motel has a cute retro feel with clean rooms and a very friendly staff. I loved sitting on the balcony watching people pass by, it felt like being a celebrity at Mardi Gras. The only thing keeping this from a 5 star review could be a good thing for some people, and it is the bus stop very... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Surf Motel

Address: 290 Dallas Rd, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 1A6, Canada
Region: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Victoria Capital Regional District > Victoria
Price Range: $96 - $177 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 14
Also Known As:
Surf Hotel Victoria
Hotel Style:
#13 Romantic Hotel in Victoria
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“Ocean view book a room facing the ocean, for couples or families I would book the duplex”
 of 5 bubbles KelownaMustang, 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are excellent as they all face the seaview”
 of 5 bubbles debanddew, 17 Oct 2016 | Read review
“upper floors corner room, don;t stay in lower rooms”
 of 5 bubbles 440edwards, 30 Aug 2016 | Read review
“All are good. Upper floors may have better overview, so we stay on third.”
 of 5 bubbles Glidr, 28 Aug 2016 | Read review
“top floor for people watching, bottom for easy street access”
 of 5 bubbles bobbip106, 11 Aug 2016 | Read review
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