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Surfside 3 Motel

164-33 Crossbay Blvd, Howard Beach, NY 11414
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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68 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great stay. Thank you. Reservations (Vince) and reception staff are very helpful and friendly. The motel is located a little further away, but still in close proximity to JFK. Backs on to the water which is nice. The rooms are VERY basic. There is a bed, bathroom, desk, TV and thats about it. Great for an overnight stay, but not... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great, friendly staff! Ample parking. Great location from all airports! New remodel looks great! We would never stay anywhere else. Prefect proximity for the city. Everything you could need within walking distance. Deli across the street for early morning coffee and breakfast.

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Santa Barbara, CA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We booked this motel for a one night's sleep between long overseas flights. My expectations and needs were pretty basic: airport shuttle, safe clean place, good bed. Here are my impressions: Airport shuttle: good! new clean van, courteous driver, on time. YES! Neighborhood: seemed safe, walkable, places to eat nearby. Happy with this Staff: Very nice and helpful Motel itself:... More 

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Reston, Virginia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

The motel is directly in line with the takeoff of "all" planes from JFK airport. Every plane ascends directly over the motel at about 200-300 feet above. This makes an incredible noise every 30 seconds from 6:00 AM to midnight. Sleeping is nearly impossible and the room shakes when a plane is at the lower limits of the range. A... More 

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Eagan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We checked in at 9:00 P.M. and left the next morning at 9:00. (Free shuttle to airport and driver was GREAT!) The room was ok. Things seemed clean, just stained. (towels & sheets) We tried to shut the blower unit off, but ended up sleeping in sweats because the room was cool & the sheets are thin. The bed was... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Like most of the people, we booked it for its proximity to the airport (and its free of charge), role to perfection. The spacious room had a big bed and beautiful views of the marina canal. What we liked least were the sheets, clean but stained, tattered and thin to wear. And heating by air con was too noisy as... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

The pros: 1. Inexpensive around the airports 2. Free parking and WIFI 3. Nice view The cons: 1. Only 1 chair and no desk in the room. 2. No carpet in the room (only a roll out carpet underneath the beds), when walked around the room you can feel small pebbles all over the room. 3. Stayed there for 2... More 

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Newfield, New York, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We needed an inexpensive hotel for a sleepover before catching an international flight, and found the room to be clean and nice, the airport shuttle was great, the staff friendly and the check in/ check out fast and simple....a great deli across the street for a decent breakfast with friendly staff.

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vinluccisano, Manager at Surfside 3 Motel, responded to this review

Thank you Ken! I am glad to hear hear that everything was pleasant during your stay. I hope you were refreshed for your international trip! More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Our overall 7 day stay was ok to be honest, the room was clean and spacious and so were the beds and the bathroom was also clean so once that was that we were happy. The neighborhood has lots of places around to eat at, so no issues there cause the Motel does not do breakfast. The place is really... More 

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vinluccisano, Manager at Surfside 3 Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your insight. I would like to apologize for the trouble you had with your internet in the room. I will be sure to look into any room with spotty wi-fi signals to make sure everything works perfectly for your next stay with us. More 

Stockbridge, Georgia
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10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Service is friendly. I needed and iron and was brought one immediately. The rooms were clean enough. The bathroom was spotless. The room was like a time capsule from the 60's, which was kind of cool. I don't know when was the last time before my stay here that I had an actual metal key for the room. That was... More 

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vinluccisano, Manager at Surfside 3 Motel, responded to this review

I'm happy to hear everything worked out for you during your stay! The name of our neighborhood goes back about 100 years when the whole area was wetlands bordering Jamaica Bay. There isn't any real beach in the neighborhood, however Rockaway Beach is only a 10 minute drive (15 minute bus ride) down the road from us. That is the... More 

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