We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Pleasant surprise” 3 of 5 stars
Review of The Anchor Inn

Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 9 more sites!
Save
You added The Anchor Inn to your Saves list
The Anchor Inn
2.0 of 5 Motel   |   215-34 Northern Blvd, Bayside, NY 11361   |  
  |  
Hotel website
  |  
  |  
Hotel amenities
Announcement
New Years Eve Specials
Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in Bayside
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Pleasant surprise”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013 via mobile

After reading a lot of negative comments,I was a little bit afraid to stay at the Anchor Inn. They are doing a lot of renovation,so the halleays ate a bit dusty.The room and bathroom very clean. Not noisy at all. Good Continental breakfast. I would stay here again.

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
AnchorInn1, General Manager at The Anchor Inn, responded to this review, May 27, 2013
Thank for your review. We are happy that you were pleasantly surprised. We do strive for excellence and hope that all the efforts and energy we exert happily surprises many more guest like you in the future. Thanks for staying with us.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

104 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    29
    29
    13
    14
    19
See reviews for
31
23
14
16
Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (23)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Frederick, Maryland
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

Ladies & Gentlemen, Boys & Girls, Children of all ages-- The Anchor Inn reeks of cigarette smoke from the moment you open the front door. Even the designated "No Smoking" rooms are contaminated, probably because the ventilation is so poor. The window A/C has a filthy "filter" which stopped being of any use a decade ago when it was last changed. (Fortunately, the window opened a few inches, which did help us breathe more easily during our 2 night stay.) Curtains are dingy throughout, and the overall feeling throughout is dark and confined. The elevator worked only sporadically. Mysterious construction was going on in the halls and common areas, although we never saw any work going one-- just drop cloths, random tools and dirty plastic sheeting draped here and there. We spent as little time as possible in the room. I don't need luxury in a hotel-- but I do expect proper ventilation, relative cleanliness and and decor updated once or twice since its opening in 1950. The Anchor Inn has the dubious distinction of being the worse hotel I have ever stayed in, bar none. Say No, no and NO to this dingy dive.

Room Tip: If the choice is between sleeping in your car and staying in this hotel, be sure it's on the sec...
See more room tips
  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 4
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
AnchorInn1, General Manager at The Anchor Inn, responded to this review, May 27, 2013
Sorry that you were disappointed with your visit. While we appreciate all of our reviewers, we find it hard to respond when the statements made aren't exactly accurate. We have been undergoing constant renovations over the years. The most recent (and still being completed) is a total overhaul of our common areas. Just before we started the common area work, we replaced all of the drapes and bed skirts in all of the guest rooms. We also just completed renovating our public bathroom. Last year we completed renovating all of the standard and studio apartment guest bathroom (down to the studs). Please visit our Facebook page to see the photo's and video's.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
newyouk
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

It was horrible, so dirty we went there during the Sandy storm got a room which all of a sudden the rates got higher.Went in to the roomAnd went right back out. What a disgrace. This place should be bomb for bugs. I love bayside but I would never ever go to this hotel I would sleep in the car first.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 5
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
AnchorInn1, General Manager at The Anchor Inn, responded to this review, April 9, 2013
Thanks for taking the time to write your review. As you know, everything was pretty crazy in the entire area during Hurricane Sandy's aftermath. Is sounds as though the room that the staff checked you into was not properly cleaned or inspected prior to be rented and I can assure you that, if the room was in such condition that is was noted and re-cleaned prior to being rented. I would like to apologize for the mix up. With regard to the rates, if you made a reservation when you called about the rates, the rate would have been locked in and could not have changed. If you were making inquiries when you called and then in the interim our availability went down or we sold out, it is possible that the rates could have gone up. Again, sorry for any confusion, the best way to avoid rate fluctuations is of course to make reservations and lock in the special rates when calling.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013 via mobile

The service is excellent. The receptionist not only checked us in, but he showed us to our room. The sofa bed was already pulled out for us. The room had a kitchenette and 7Eleven was near by to do some shopping. A police station is just one block away, which gave us a sence of security. The Long Island Rail is within an 8 minute walking distance along with an awesome pizza parlor in route to the station.

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
AnchorInn1, General Manager at The Anchor Inn, responded to this review, April 9, 2013
Thanks for your review. We strive for excellence and are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit. Hope to see you again soon.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Auburn, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

Well, I will be retuning to the Anchor Inn next week. I have visited NYC every April for 38 years.
30 of those years I have stayed at the Anchor Inn.
It is in a great location, and over the years the staff has always been friendlly and helpful.
They have made improvements over the years, and that is always encouraging.
The rooms appear to always be clean.
Every hotel as its pluses and minuses...the pluses far out weigh the minuses here.
Looking forward to seeing the staff on Easter Sunday when we arrive.
DAM
Auburn, NY

Room Tip: Pool and restaurant do not apply to me.
See more room tips
  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
AnchorInn1, General Manager at The Anchor Inn, responded to this review, April 9, 2013
Thank you for your wonderful review. We hope you continue to visit us for many years to come. You will be glad to hear that as in years gone by, we are still doing updates. We just finished renovating our public bathroom and the common areas are all about to be refinished as well (top to bottom).
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Skillman, New Jersey
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

I was extremely satisfied with this hotel! It was rated by AAA and the rate was the best in the area. The value was excellent.
Staff very professional and attentive, hotel was quiet and room was immaculate. Parking was free and quick breakfast fresh.
I would absolutely stay here again and recommend.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
AnchorInn1, General Manager at The Anchor Inn, responded to this review, April 9, 2013
Thank you for choosing and recommending the Anchor Inn. We appreciate you as a guest and hope you continue to visit us in months/years to come. Thanks for taking the time out of your busy schedule to write a review for us here.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
cork
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Recently stayed in the Anchor Inn for a week in all that time the carpet in my bedroom was not vaccumed and remained in a not very clean condition. Staff very pleaseant! but would not stay there again.

Room Tip: try one with a clean carpet
See more room tips
  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 3
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
AnchorInn1, General Manager at The Anchor Inn, responded to this review, May 27, 2013
We are glad to hear that our staff did a good job with everything but the carpet. While we can not explain why there is a dirty carpet when a guest checks in as there is no excuse for it, we would like to publicly apologize that the room was not in perfect order for you when you arrived.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
mm/dd/yyyy mm/dd/yyyy
Price Your Stay

Been to The Anchor Inn? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about The Anchor Inn

Address: 215-34 Northern Blvd, Bayside, NY 11361
Phone Number:
Location: United States > New York > Bayside
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in Bayside
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — The Anchor Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 66
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Comfortable, convenient and cost effective, the Anchor Inn offers AAA accommodations for both the business and leisure traveler. Simply put, the Anchor Inn provides convenience to Manhattan as well as Long Island at affordable rates with downtown amenities. Whether you are traveling for a relaxing weekend, a corporate event, or a meeting downtown, no one showcases more unique accommodations. The Anchor Inn's front desk is open 24 hours a day for our guests' comfort and convenience. At most other hotels check in time is 3 pm, but at the Anchor Inn check in time is 12 pm, giving you more time to settle in and relax before dinner or an evening on the town. Our business center is open 24 hours a day where you can check your email, surf the web or put together some last minute documents while away from home or the office. Our state of the art fitness center is open daily from 8am through 10pm. It features a treadmill, recumbent bicycle, and a weight stack machine. We provide free high speed internet access via WIFI. We offer Lodgenet movies, music, and games on demand direct in each room. New York City convenience at very affordable rates. Leave your car and take a sightseeing tour of Manhattan arranged through tour operators that will pick you up and return you directly to the hotel. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Booking.com, Hotels.com, Cheap Tickets, Priceline, T4B, Orbitz, Agoda, Odigeo, TripOnline SA and Tingo so you can book your The Anchor Inn reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
The Anchor Hotel Bayside
Anchor Hotel Bayside
Anchor Motor Inn

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage The Anchor Inn, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.