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Sandy Shore Motel
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   149 Atlantic Avenue, Misquamicut, Westerly, RI 02891   |  
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Ranked #5 of 5 hotels in Misquamicut
South Windsor, Connecticut
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“this hotel is great!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

my mother,me and my 2 Nephews all stayed at your property from tuesday to today , it was a great experience the Staff members are friendly the security guard was very nice, rooms are clean and spacious, i understand the reason for having all tile floors in the rooms because it makes it easier for the cleaning ladies to clean all the sand up off the floor. Yes the beach was under construction but the beach was nice and clean, free of Seaweed and rocks.

When you do go stay for a few nights just be prepared to hear people walking upstairs and kids running along the floors and banging.

overall it is a really nice Hotel/Motel, very affordable compared to the Sand Castle or the Andrea. thanks for a great stay!

  • Stayed August 2012, 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
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officegirls, Manager at Sandy Shore Motel, responded to this review, August 30, 2012
Thank you for choosing to stay at the Sandy Shore Motel. We appreciate you taking the time to review our property and are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to see you again in the near future!
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Simsbury, Connecticut
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2012

Checked in on a Friday evening, had a one bedroom apartment on the top floor. Was greeted by Mike, the security man, when we pulled in and directed to a parking spot. Andrea checked us in - smooth as silk. Room was large, comfortable and clean, especially considering the location right on the beach. We had Unit A5, which has two double beds in a separate bedroom and a queen pullout in the living room. Beautiful ocean view, if somewhat marred by the construction (halted for now) of a new beach bar on the property. Confident that when construction resumes, the sand piles will be leveled. Weekend was quiet, didn't have any evidence of this being anything other than a family-oriented motel - no loud parties or inappropriate behaviors at this location! A bit pricey, to be sure, but the season is only so long, and you can't beat the location on the ocean, in the heart of the beach strip! Housekeeping was efficient - room was cleaned and towels refreshed while we were at the beach. Have to give a big shout out to Mike, who went above and beyond his role in security. I'd say he was an ambassador for the property, and went out of his way to be friendly and accomodating. Would definitely stay again, maybe before the end of this summer!

Room Tip: Loved Apartment A5, top floor center, direct ocean view. Could accomodate a family of six, or four a...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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officegirls, Manager at Sandy Shore Motel, responded to this review, August 30, 2012
Thank you for choosing to stay at the Sandy Shore Motel. We appreciate you taking the time to review our property and are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to see you again in the near future!
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Meriden, Connecticut
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2012

Just speant a long weekend at Sandy Shore Motel. The excellect weather made up for the dissappointing accomadations. We had a room for 4 on the 3rd. floor, paid over $1000.00 for 3 nights that was definately not worth the money. A room for 4 with 2 stained, cigarette burned chairs that I wouldn't sit on without a towel on it, with a small table for 2. The bureau with 2 drawers had one that was stuck closed that had a small 19" TV on it. The beds were lumpy and squeaky. The bathroom was not clean and smelled of urine. The small fridge in the room froze all of the fresh fruit that we brought the first night there. When I told someone in the office they didn't even seem sempathic, just replaced the fridge, but what about my food that spoiled? They said they would leave a note as the manager was not on site. No compensation at all for my spoiled food. An new firdge didn't get me anything as I didnt' have any food left to put in it! They wasn't even an outside table for each room, it was first come, first serve and never in the same spot in the morning. you had to fitght over a table and chairs on the deck. For the price of the rooms, they could at least supply an outside table and chairs for each room. Also, the construction took away from the beach area as well as the view. Needless to say I will not be returning and will not recommend this hotel to anyone. I wish I did my homework first and read some of these reviews first, shame on me! Good thing the weather was greate or we definately would have been packing!

Room Tip: Not worth the money!
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Salisbury, CT
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2012

Stayed one night with my husband & 2 daughters because we were longing for the ocean, and SS was the only hotel on a beach we could find. The room had been described as having a "bay window," roomy enough for 4 by someone who answered the phone. In reality the room, tho it did have a lovely view of the ocean, was small, not so clean, no bay window--only a modest sliding window facing the water. Would have been fine if it had been reasonably-priced, but it was over $300.00 for the night. Includes one bar of soap and one small tube of shampoo. As others have mentioned half the small, blocked-off SS beach is dug up, an eyesore that reduces the beach by 50%, a fact not mentioned when we called to reserve. Only positives were the friendly people at the front desk, and the great coffee and Mr Coffee machine for the morning. Had dinner just down the street at the Pleasant View, which is where we will stay next time--clean, modern, so much more pleasant.

Room Tip: View is best on the 2nd floor
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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New Haven, Connecticut
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

Notice of property construction on the website was misleading. You go to an ocean front hotel to enjoy the private beach on the Atlantic.

What we found here is a dug up deconstructed private beach.

Exactly half of their tiny 200ft X 200ft beach was dug up and on hold for future a new deck/pavilion. Their ONLY amenity the beach, guests were clustered and crammed beyond the piles of dirt on half of a beach that was on an uncomfortable pitched toward the ocean.

This we found unacceptable, decided to cut our stay short and 10am next day during check out and was told by the receptionist that policy was we checked in so our reservation has been activated and they most likely cannot return the one night cost we chose to skip. I felt to be fair they should treat it as a late cancellation and charge me the one nights stay (per policy).

Oddly upon leaving this receptionist charged my credit card 2 TIMES for that one night.
IN ALL :
I had ALSO paid for one night a month in advance - for a GRAND TOTAL of 945.81.

A call next Monday returned no results, not even the manager would get on the phone. The impression here is: complain and we'll charge you double. Dispute the charge and do not return. How nice.

Been here 3 times before in the past 3 years without a complaint or a problem, the beach was fine and why we liked to come, even touted it to others. No more. Some things change quickly.

The character of management is tested when guests are displeased. They flunked. Ruthless is an understatement to describe management. They have underscored that here, and highlighted it with the high turnover of personnel in housekeeping and security.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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officegirls, Guest Relations Manager at Sandy Shore Motel, responded to this review, July 27, 2012
I am responding to this review to inform guests that have less than pleasant experiences to direct all concerns to the owner and property manager. Regretfully, I have resigned from my position with the Sandy Shore Motel, Westerly, Rhode Island. It has been a pleasure meeting each and everyone of you in my tenure. I wish you all many happy days of travels and maybe our paths may cross again.
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Enfield, Connecticut
1 review
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

If you book on the weekend please reconsider. This is not a customer oriented place and that’s an understatement. My sister and I booked our reservations from Friday night to Monday morning. Upon check in we were practically sexually harassed by the overnight security guard. We were with our elderly father so it was awkward. Then we see the massive constructive mound blocking the beach entrance. So not only does it take away for the ocean view it made the private beach smaller and you have to climb over it to get back and forth from the beach to the hotel. Then there is not enough patio tables to go around so the overnight security guard tells us if you want one steal one from someone else. What’s more he blatantly told us that we were not entitled to privacy directly outside our door or window. Never mind being provided our own patio area with a ocean view. Basically it’s a free for all. Anyone can pull up a table directly outside your room to hangout and be loud as they want all night. This is likely to happen and did to us since not all rooms directly face the ocean like the website implies. The bottom line is that Sandy Shore is meant for place to crash and burn for a night. It is not a place to a plan a vacation and make reservations at. It is certainly not family oriented at least not on the weekend. There is no quiet time after 10pm. The rooms are lacking. And your car may be marked up by other cars that it’s barricaded by. In sum, once they have your money you are at their mercy. And if you don’t like it you are threatened to be kicked out or arrested. I would have had a better stay at a motel six. Please if your desire is to stay on the beach consider anywhere else before you fork over more than a thousand dollars!!!!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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officegirls, General Manager at Sandy Shore Motel, responded to this review, August 1, 2012
We were approved earlier this year to build a restaurant that we feel would be a great added amenity to offer our guests. Constructions was not executed as planned and unfortunately had to stop due to the approaching season and wanting to better serve our guests. Even though some of our beach has been re-constructed, we make sure our property is safe for all our guests and most certainly have clear paths to access our beach.

An incident report filed by our security staff disagrees with some of the guests statements. The guests were heavily intoxicated throughout their entire stay with us, and appeared as though their judgment was impaired tremendously due to the reports from our security and office staff. We received several complaints from other guests who were occupying the surrounding rooms. They stated that vulgar language and a threatening tone were used against them. Our office staff had to relocate a family to another hotel room on our property due to these specific guests. Two Westerly Police Department Officers were also on premise when these incidents were taking place. We reserve all rights to evict any of our guests if we feel that they pose a threat to any of our other guests and/or staff. Our guests are our number one concern; so again, we apologize if you felt threatened that we would evict you from our property. We are only trying to follow policy and procedures.
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012 via mobile

We showed up with three very young children and no reservation. The check in was flawless and we were provided an apartment with kitchen, two double beds and a pullout couch. The motel was directly on the ocean so beach access was included. Easy access to plenty of restaurants and convenience stores. In the heart of it all.

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 149 Atlantic Avenue, Misquamicut, Westerly, RI 02891
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Location: United States > Rhode Island > South County > Westerly > Misquamicut
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
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Ranked #5 of 5 hotels in Misquamicut
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Sandy Shore Motel 2*
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