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The Surfside Motel

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334 Narrow Lane, Charlestown, RI 02813
The Surfside Motel
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Quakertown, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Room was very clean. Plenty of hot water. Stayed there for a weekend fishing trip in Nov 2014. We are going back again for a weekend fishing trip in June 2015 .They are very accomodating. This motel is fisherman friendly. Very close to the cove restaurant.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

We stayed in Room #1 for three nights in January. The heat worked well. The shower was small as others mentioned but it did the job. The room was very clean, ceiling fan included. It was a great rate compared to a hotel and it was close to our family gatherings. The TV and kitchen was nice. We enjoyed our... More 

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New England
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64 reviews 64 reviews
37 hotel reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I agree with all the positive reviews below, so I will just add that I received a lot of individual attention with my schedule, and the owner went out of his way to accommodate me. You won't get that from the Rte. 1 flop houses. This is a good, family motel, run by a professional. I particularly like the fact... More 

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surfside334, General Manager at The Surfside Motel, responded to this review

The staff of the Surfside Motel in Charlestown, Rhode Island very much appreciate your review and the kind words for our owner. He is dedicated to each and every guests experience. As a family run operation for the last ten years, he leads the entire team to be of a like mind when taking care of our guests. He has... More 

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Charlestown is situated in the center of Rhode Island's southern shores. From Pt. Judith to Watch Hill you can find numerous excellent fishing spots. The Surfside Motel in Charlestown offers clean and reasonable rooms with a staff that's amenable to a fisherman's unusual schedule. There's a CVS, a pizza joint, and a nice restaurant/bar only a short walk away.

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surfside334, General Manager at The Surfside Motel, responded to this review

"There are always new places to go fishing. For any fisherman, there's always a new place, always a new horizon." Jack Nicklaus The Surfside Motel agrees with Mr. Nicklaus, there are always new places to fish - but we hope you always find the time to stay with us. The entire team at the Surfside Motel in Charlestown appreciate your... More 

Terryville, Connecticut
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

2nd stay at Surfside and found our room to be very clean and comfortable. Manager was very helpful and accommodating. One improvement that would help would be to add a detachable shower head since the shower is small. Nice to have a reasonably priced room for a last minute get-away. No spa, no pool, no need for it. Just comfort... More 

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Burlington, Vermont
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I stayed at Surfside recently on a fishing weekend. The owner, JP, is very pleasant and accomodating. Rooms are simple and pleasant. There was a bleach/cleaner odor that was a bit odd; I opened the windows. Kitchenette, table and fridge for light meals or a quick coffee and breakfast before you head out fishing. Bathroom is clean and good. Bed,... More 

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Bridgewater, New Jersey
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102 reviews 102 reviews
29 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We stayed here for one night and we were happy because we found a clean room, comfortable bed, good WiFi (that was rapid). Do not come if you have lots of lugage and you want to store or hang plenty of clothing (did you here me divas?) Bathroom is tiny but works well (divas??) Walls are thin.. so you hope... More 

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surfside334, General Manager at The Surfside Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of your recent stay with us in Charlestown at the Surfside Motel. We are glad that you found your room clean and comfortable. As a family owned and operated property, we pride ourselves in being the Charlestown area's cleanest lodging. We want our guests to feel at home and we are glad that your stay... More 

Milford, Connecticut
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48 reviews 48 reviews
13 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Stayed 2 nights (Friday and Saturday) last weekend of summer. Room 12 which is second floor, King (not an efficiency). Liked that this room was on the end. Pros: VERY comfortable King bed. Room was very clean. Cons: shower is tiny (like a phone booth), there is no closet in the room (there IS a large dresser) and the walls... More 

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Worcester, Massachusetts
2 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We chose Surfside because of great reviews on this site. So disappointed! Here are the issues we had during our 2 night stay: 1. Couldn't access Wi-Fi unless we walked around outside and could not maintain a good signal. Finally gave up. 2. Our room was never cleaned 3. After the manager/housekeeper knew we needed our room cleaned (we went... More 

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surfside334, General Manager at The Surfside Motel, responded to this review

I wanted to first and foremost thank you for your feedback. I am the new Manager of the Surfside, and I am currently working with a new housekeeping team here, that is truly detailed and diligent with the goal of guest comfort as our number one priority. I was brought in to ensure that this charming and cozy property has... More 

Chicopee, Massachusetts
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43 reviews 43 reviews
14 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We wanted to spend a weekend with the kids before school goes back and I also wanted to stay within a few hour drive from where I live since it was only for a few nights. I found The Surfside on Tripadvisor like I do with all the places we stay at. It seemed like they had a lot of... More 

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