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“Everything you need when in transit” 4 of 5 stars
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Surfside 3 Motel
2.0 of 5 Motel   |   164-33 Crossbay Blvd, Howard Beach, NY 11414   |  
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Perth, Australia
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23 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
“Everything you need when in transit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014 via mobile

The Surfside shuttle picked us up and took us to the motel free of charge, but it did take nearly 2 hours driving between terminal 2 and 8, we started and ended at terminal 2 before going to the hotel. We were given a smoking room but they changed it for us when I asked. There was good heating which was appreciated in minus 16 degrees Celsius. The shower had hot water and the beds were comfortable enough. The wifi was fast and free in our room too.
The younger driver in the morning was very helpful and couldn't do enough to accommodate us, I wish I got his name!
The hotel also does a 5 hour block of time instead of overnight and we could hear things we didn't want to. Apart from that, everything else was fine.

Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Rating summary
  • 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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Islamorada, Florida
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Only a few minutes from JFK with a goodly number of decent or better restaurants nearby, some within walking distance, this motel should be considered by anyone having an overnight layover in New York.

Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013 via mobile

Clean and comfy.conveniant to Jfk with subway nearby.my daughter and I loved this homely place close to restaurants.friendly helpful staff esp Christine and Vincent.overall a fantastic place to stay in new York.

  • Stayed October 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
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Helsinki, Finland
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

We stayed one night only from Tue to Wed, taking our flight from JFK the next day. Nice, quiet very clean room. Cool flat screen TV too! Location is perfect if looking for something close to JFK. Plenty of shops and restaurants in the area. Would stay again!

Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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vinluccisano, Guest Relations Manager at Surfside 3 Motel, responded to this review, September 30, 2013
I'm glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. I hope you had the chance to try some of the local restaurants. Crossbay blvd is home to top rated pizza slices, bagels and pastrami just outside our front door.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013 via mobile

We stayed there last week, for four nights, and we would stay there again. The room was clean and the staff was great. They were very friendly and couldn't do enough for us. We would recommend this motel.

Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

We arrived at JFK rang the surfside motel and the shuttle was there in about 10mins. the room was ready and check in was fast. The rooms were large and basic which we expected no trimmings and got none the beds were clean and the bathrooms were small but clean and a good shower lots of hot water and towels. there was a lack of carpet we had just polished concrete, which was odd but it was clean. we were not sure about the letting out of the rooms at anytime for 5 hours for a fee, but this was not a problem to us as we were there only for 2 nights and we had no complaints. We asked for a taxi to the metro and one arrived within mins and took us to the station fro about $5. there was a great place to eat breakfast opposite the motel that had lots of choice, other places to eat at night. we walked down to the Italian about 10 mins away and had a great meal for about $10 for 2 plus drinks.

Room Tip: Overlooking the water at the back but there was a car park there and room if its just for the night
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Surfside 3 Motel

Address: 164-33 Crossbay Blvd, Howard Beach, NY 11414
Location: United States > New York > Howard Beach
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Howard Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Surfside 3 Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 64
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Surfside 3 Motel provides an affordable stay right on the water of Howard Beach, NY. Just a few minutes from the beach's best sights and eats! ... more   less 
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