Here is our story and hopefully, it helps you in your decision. We (me, my wife & daughter) stayed 2 nights in June, Thursday & Friday. We informed them that we would bring an Aerobed for our daughter so they said they would give us a room with two double beds as it would provide a little more room for the extra mattress (they did not have any efficiency rooms availabe so that was not their fault). We stayed in room #15 on the second floor.
Pros: Great service and very accomodating & friendly staff, ICE COLD air conditioning, nice location for local attractions including resturaunts, Mystic, the beach for bikes & autos but not what I consider walking distance. Free WiFi, small fridge & microwave for convenience and it is nice to have these things in your room, and a complimentary hair dryer in case you forgot yours.
Cons: Rooms are extremly small and I do mean EXTREMELY - we slid both beds to the walls to make room for the aerobed and it nearly required vasaline to get it in. Bathrooms showers are also incredibly small, not that we had an issue with them, however, if you are a large individual either vertically or horizontally, these showers could present a problem, bathroom was very clean but the room itself smelled very musty, carpet was dirty, bed spread had an unsettling stain on it, and my wife's feet were bit up pretty bad on both nights. My daughter & I kept socks on so we did not have an issue. I did not see the culprit but have a hunch of would it could have been.
Summary: For us, we will not stay here again. That does not mean it would not fit some folks requirements, just not ours. We took a shot at it because the vast majority of the reviews (and we did read them prior to booking) painted a better picture than we vewed. We also thought it would be a cost savings versus a nice hotel, although, as motel prices go, this motel is rather expensive, just not compared to a hotel. After weighing the pros and cons, we would rather pay the difference for the nicer hotel and sleep more comfortably. I think it is possible for some to be completely satisfied with their stay as long as they know what to expect ahead of time. Good luck and I hope this helped!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Conklin Family welcomes you to the Surfside Motel. A cozy 15 room motel located near beautiful Charlestown Beach. We have efficiency units for extended stays, or standard rooms with small fridges and microwaves, A/C, cable, wireless internet, flat screen tv's with built-in DVD players, gas grills, and picnic tables outside. Clean, quiet, and comfy. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Surfside Hotel Charlestown
- Surfside Hotel Charlestown