Surf Motel  2 stars

3136 Carlsbad Boulevard, Carlsbad, United States, 92008  show mapSave
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Surf Motel is a 2-star property only 1.6km from Carlsbad Lagoon, Carlsbad Premium Outlets and Buena Vista Audubon Society & Nature Center. This classic hotel dates from 1964 and was refurbished in 2001.

Barrio, Carlsbad Village and Carlsbad State Beach in Carlsbad are located nearby. Just 10 minutes from the center of Carlsbad.

The hotel boasts close proximity to restaurants and cafés.

10 minutes' drive from Mc Clellan-Palomar airport and 10 minutes' walk to Coaster Carlsbad Village Station train station.


There are 25 air-conditioned rooms that come with modern amenities, such as air conditioning, a work desk, a microwave, Wi-Fi and cable TV. They feature en suite bathrooms with a hairdryer, complimentary toiletries and a shower.


The dining options include a free continental breakfast served daily. Armenian dishes are served in the family restaurant.


Aside from a wake up service, 24-hour reception and concierge service, guests can also make use of free parking, a safe deposit box and a vending machine.


Wireless internet is available in public areas and is free of charge.

Guest Parking

Free Public hotel parking is possible on site.

Number of rooms   28.

City Center Carlsbad - 1000 ft
Airports Mc Clellan-Palomar Airport (CLD) - 4.2 mi, San Diego International Airport (SAN) - 30.6 mi
Train Stations Coaster Carlsbad Village Station - 2000 ft, Coaster Carlsbad Poinsettia Station - 3.7 mi
Bus stop - 400 ft
Restaurants Armenian Cafe (cuisine: Mediterranean, Greek, Lebanese) - 100 ft, Harbor Fish Cafe (cuisine: American, Seafood) - 200 ft
Beaches Carlsbad State Beach - 800 ft, Carlsbad Lagoon - 1.2 mi
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  • Free parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • Elevator
  • Multilingual staff
  • Concierge desk
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Vending Machines
  • Laundry
Dining facilities
  • Continental breakfast
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Fax/photocopying
Facilities for people with disabilities
  • Rooms/facilities for people with disabilities
Leisure and relaxation facilities
  • Outdoor pool
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Tea and Coffee Facilities
  • Ironing facilities
Living Area
  • Sitting area
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer
Kitchen facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Cable TV
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Internet access
  • TV
  • Direct dial telephone



from  3 pm


until  11 am

Children and extra beds
  • One child under the age of 12 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • Older children/adults may stay at the price of USD 10 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • There are no cribs provided in a room. 

Pets are not allowed.

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    Surf Motel LocationWhat's nearby

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    What's nearby

    Tourist attractions
    • Legoland California
      3.0 mi
    Popular areas
    • City Center
      700 ft
    Train stations
    • Coaster Carlsbad Village Station
      1700 ft
    • Red Caboose Railroad
      2.1 mi
    • Carlsbad Children's Museum
      700 ft
    • Museum of Making Music
      3.0 mi
    • Carlsbad State Beach
      2000 ft
    • Moonlight State Beach
      2000 ft
    • Carlsbad Park Maintenance
      4000 ft
    • South Carlsbad State Beach
      2.3 mi
    • Carlsbad Village Theatre
      1700 ft
    • Windmill Banquet and Catering
      2.9 mi
    Arboretum, Green spaces, Zoos
    • Charter Oak Preserving CO
      1.4 mi
    Air business related
    • Bell Helicopter Textron Inc
      2700 ft

    Local Attractions

    • Buena Vista Audubon Society & Nature Center
      1.0 mi
      2202 South Coast Highway, Oceanside
    • Carlsbad Lagoon
      1.2 mi
      4215 Harrison Street, Carlsbad
    • North County Model Railroad Society
      2.5 mi
      1820 Oceanside Blvd, 2 nd Floor, Oceanside
    • GIA Museum
      2.6 mi
      5345 Armada Drive, Carlsbad
    • Carlsbad Premium Outlets
      2.6 mi
      5620 Paseo del Norte, Suite 100, Carlsbad

    Near the hotel

    • Carlsbad State Beach
      800 ft
      Carlsbad Blvd. and Hwy 101, Carlsbad
    • Barrio
      1400 ft
      Tyler St. and Pine Ave., Carlsbad
    • Carlsbad Village
      2100 ft
      Carlsbad Village Drive, Carlsbad

    Restaurants Nearby

    • Armenian Cafe

      65% likes this, based on 150 reviews
      Cuisine: Mediterranean, Greek, Lebanese, Armenian
      Price Range: USD 5 - USD 22

      100 ft
      3126 Carlsbad Blvd.

      Phone: 760-720-2233

    • Harbor Fish Cafe

      76% likes this, based on 131 reviews
      Cuisine: American, Seafood

      200 ft
      3179 Carlsbad Blvd

      Phone: 760-729-4161

    • Sub Zero Ice Cream and Yogurt

      96% likes this, based on 23 reviews
      Cuisine: Dessert, Healthy, Ice Cream, Family Fare
      Price Range: USD 3 - USD 6

      300 ft
      201 Oak Ave.

      Phone: +(1)760-453-7246

    • cafe elysa

      71% likes this, based on 65 reviews
      Cuisine: Bakery

      400 ft
      3076 Carlsbad Blvd

      Phone: 760-434-4100

    • Norte

      71% likes this, based on 262 reviews
      Cuisine: Mexican

      800 ft
      3003 Carlsbad Blvd

      Phone: 760-729-0903

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