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Surfside 3 Motel

164-33 Crossbay Blvd, Howard Beach, NY 11414
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1 room 1 adult
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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61 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Very friendly staff! Clean. Nicely located near deli & JFK with a shuttle. Nice view of the water and some very pretty fowl life. Just can't say enough about the accommodating staff and ownership. They take a lot of pride in their business. As far as the coffee pot issue, just ask ANYONE and they will be happy to serve!!

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Old Saybrook, Connecticut
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108 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015 via mobile

I chose this place due to the 4 star review. It doesn't come close in my book. Basically no amenities. No coffee pot was a bug disappoint. Didn't feel safe with the flimsy door locks. The front desk girl greets you from behind bullet proof glass which gives you an idea of the area. I will not return.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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61 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Free shuttle to the airport. Very friendly staff! Rooms were clean and well kept. Was pleasantly surprised that if you ask the maid staff for coffee, they were happy to help. Great vending. Close to shopping on Main St Howard Beach!

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Thank CarlaStone
Sydney, Australia
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87 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

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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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

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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1 Thank MrsCJStone
Santa Barbara, CA
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15 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 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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17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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181 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 97 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 Thank Pedro V
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 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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