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Levittown
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed September 21, 2016 via mobile

It's a motel, don't expect anything fancy. Nice place for a quick stay. Clean & newly renovated rooms. I enjoyed my stay there. Jacuzzi tub was great! Def worth the little bit extra for it. If you're looking for something quick or last minute in a nice area like Howard beach then this is the place to go :)

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New York City, New York
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73 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

I used to live not far from this motel. When I have early flights and want to stay close to JFK I get an hourly rate and pop in here for a few to avoid the drive. There are other reasons you may want an hourly spot and you may notice short stay guests as alluded to in other reviews.... More 

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Medina, Ohio
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51 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed July 15, 2016

My expectations were not high. All I needed was a place to sleep after an early evening JFK arrival from Casablanca and prior to a long drive west the next morning. First room we were offered had hair in the shower and wet towels on the floor in the vestibule. Next room was in order - sort of. AC/heating system... More 

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Thank Nick N
vinluccisano, Manager at Surfside 3 Motel, responded to this review

Nick, I'm sorry to hear you had some issues in your room. It sounds like you arrived on a very busy night where many guests came in at once. Our staff works 24 hours to ensure your comfort during your stay. I am certain they were able to correct the problems quickly once alerted. Next time you fly into JFK,... More 

Santiago, Chile
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19 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed March 1, 2016 via mobile

I ended up choosing these motel since it was the only one that didn't charged me for early check inn. Otherwise any other hotel would have been even cheaper. The motel is DISGUSTING. Hair on towels and on the floor. Very small room. No closets. No nothing besides 2 uncomfortable beds, a chair, rare furniture with cases and an horrible... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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61 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed January 5, 2016

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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Madison, Connecticut
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165 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
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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3 Thank ShorelineGuy
vinluccisano, Manager at Surfside 3 Motel, responded to this review

I am surprised to read about your concerns. We are a motel and offer the best prices to guests, by limiting amenities like coffee makers. We are open 24 hours a day, and as a precaution, we have our cashier in a protected area, but our neighborhood is a fantastic place. Howard Beach is a safe, residential area with great... More 

Las Vegas, Nevada
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61 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
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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Sydney, Australia
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105 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
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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10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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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3 Thank MrsCJStone
Santa Barbara, CA
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17 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
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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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 

Additional Information about Surfside 3 Motel

Address: 16433 Crossbay Blvd, Howard Beach, NY 11414-3743
Location: United States > New York > Queens > Howard Beach
Price Range: $120 - $157 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Surfside 3 Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 64
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“perhaps request a room on the back side”
 of 5 bubbles nickn770, Jul 15, 2016 | Read review
“Rooms on the back side have a great view of the water!!”
 of 5 bubbles CarlaStone, Aug 13, 2015 | Read review
“Avoid staying at this location due to closeness to airport runway.”
 of 5 bubbles Bronxboy14, May 14, 2015 | Read review
“Rooms on back have no traffic noise and have view of the canal.”
 of 5 bubbles PeterElbaMartin, Jan 12, 2015 | Read review
“The rooms look out the river (on the back side).”
 of 5 bubbles chuent2014, Jan 4, 2015 | Read review
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