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Surfside 3 Motel

2.0 of 5
164-33 Crossbay Blvd, Howard Beach, NY 11414
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Eagan
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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98 reviews 98 reviews
26 hotel reviews
67 helpful votes 67 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 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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40 reviews 40 reviews
9 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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 

Chapin, South Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

I stayed in this motel for a job that I was doing in the area and we weren't able to find anything do to hurricane sandy. Unfortunately, the bed were worn out(I think that's due to the hourly rate and high guest turnover). The bath tub was filthy, I had to buy 409 and clean it before I could use... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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115 reviews 115 reviews
46 hotel reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

just spent 4 days here and thoroughly enjoyed it. the staff are wonderful particularly Christina and Maria on the Front Desk. Shuttle driver who picked up at airport very informative about the local area. nice quiet room overlooking the water, beds very comfortable and good power pressure in the shower. in spite of the fact that it was in the... More 

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Vincent L, Owner at Surfside 3 Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for the feedback, Katy. I'm glad we could make your stay convenient. Hope to see you again one day! Best, Vincent More 

Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Perfect location for JFK, dining, shopping! Huge rooms! WiFi! Friendly staff! Beautiful view of the bay! Airport shuttle! Casino close by! Easy access to the city! Can't imagine what else anyone would need. Great choice!

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Vincent L, Owner at Surfside 3 Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for the fantastic review, Carla! We can't wait to have you back next time you're in town! Thanks again Vincent More 

Sapporo, Japan
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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 hotel reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

15-20 mins of shuttle bus ride with a super friendly driver to the suburbs of Howard Beach. Inside from a strip of shops and family eateries is a slightly tacky looking reception area - the plastic screen between staff and guests at check-in indicates a rougher past and the red plastic furniture looks worryingly like a boudoir....but upstairs the rooms... More 

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Vincent L, Owner at Surfside 3 Motel, responded to this review

Amanda, thanks for getting in touch. Although I'm sorry you weren't impressed with our lobby, I'm glad that we could provide you with a clean room to stay in between your flights! The next time you need a place to catch up on sleep before your next flight or just a stay up the road from the beach, we'll be... More 

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