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“Nice family overnight!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Surfside Motel

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The Surfside Motel
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Charlestown
Certificate of Excellence
Rehoboth, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Nice family overnight!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2014

We were attending a wedding at Matunuck's Theatre by the Sea over the Memorial Day weekend and needed lodging for Saturday evening only. The Surfside was the only place that had availability for just one night. Every other place had a two or three night minimum reservation requirement because it was a holiday weekend. The Surfside was kind enough to allow us to check in early so that we could get ready for the wedding. The room was decorated in a beach theme and our family of four found it to be clean and comfortable. There are gas grills and picnic tables outside the rooms for guests to use. I would stay here again and would recommend it to anyone looking for lodging in Southern RI. Everyone was very kind and accommodating.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank LisaB62
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Surfside1955, Manager at The Surfside Motel, responded to this review, May 31, 2014
Thank you for your review. We do appreciate the 5 stars and so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. Your comfort and assisting you in whatever way possible is of the most concern to us. We do hope to see you again in the future.
Debbie
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Emmaus
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595 reviews
236 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 288 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2014

This is a charming motel of the non-chain variety. The only reason I did not give it 5 stars was that the shower was extremely small. Everything else was very nice, and the owner was quite helpful. And they are dog-friendly.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Bern666
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Surfside1955, Manager at The Surfside Motel, responded to this review, May 31, 2014
Thank you for your review, we do appreciate all your comments. We do strive to make our guests as well as their 4 legged family menbers as comfortable as possible. We do hope to see you again soon.
Debbie
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Cheshire, Connecticut
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16 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 3, 2014

We (2 couples) originally booked for Valentine's day wkend but the weather forced us to cancel and we rescheduled for this past wkend. Our rooms were quaint & clean with small little efficiency kitchens that came in handy. Everyone seemed very friendly and we totally enjoyed our stay..the only drawback was that we would have liked to have checked out a little later then the 10, they allowed us till 11:00 AM though. The manager was friendly & recommended places for us to eat which worked out great..all and all, a great experience...we'll be back.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank D K
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Surfside1955, Manager at The Surfside Motel, responded to this review, March 6, 2014
Thank you for your review. It was great you were able to reschedule your visit with us due to bad weather. We enjoyed having you stay with us and I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay, and that I was able to accomodate you with a later check out. We do look forward to your return in the future.
Debbie
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Dracut, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2014

I booked a reservation on line on a Sunday night 4 weeks out.
Plans changed overnight and I called the next morning to cancel. They had just sent the confirmation via e-mail but told me there would be "no problem". I knew there was a $50 cancelation fee but didn't think they would charge it since I canceled it within 12 hours of making the reservation AND for one night in February.
$50 charge on my credit card. Won't bother thinking of going there again.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
3 Thank will c
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Surfside1955, Manager at The Surfside Motel, responded to this review, January 25, 2014
I am sorry for the misunderstanding with our policy. When you booked your reservation thru our website it clearly states our cancellation policy. We also include it in our confirmation email that is sent when a reservation is made. If a reservation is cancelled it is included in the cancellation email. We do not want anyone to be misinformed regarding our cancellation policy. We take special care and pride in our customer relations and customer satisfaction with our guests.
Sincerely,
Debbie
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bethlehem, ct
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2013

We stayed one night at the Surfside. We were going to the Nordic Lodge and it was very convenient. Very clean and friendly. The room is a little on the small side but it worked great for us. We would recommend this motel and we will be back again.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
4 Thank mlymd2890
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Surfside1955, Manager at The Surfside Motel, responded to this review, October 17, 2013
Thank you for your review. I am happy that you enjoyed the Nordic Lodge, also that you found the room very clean and a friendly host. I would also like to thank you for saying that you would recommend us to others. We certainly look forward to your return. Debbie
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Paoli, PA
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2013

We stayed at the Surfside for two nights as we were attending a family reunion in the area. It is a very modest motel - nothing fancy. The motel room was very clean. The rooms are quite small but adequate. The bathroom was also very clean with a really small stall shower. My main problem with the Surfside was the price. I know this is a beach area but the room seemed really overpriced to me for what it was.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
3 Thank bencamzoe
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Surfside1955, Manager at The Surfside Motel, responded to this review, October 17, 2013
Thank you for your review. We hope you enjoyed your family reunion. I am pleased that you found your room very clean. Our service and attention to detail is what brings our guests back again and again. You may of felt that our rates were overpriced but we are actually only slightly higher than others in the area. Our past reviews show that others are willing to pay alittle more for a comfortable, modern and especially clean room. We do hope to see you again in the future. Debbie
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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2013

This is a lovely hidden gem. The premises are impeccable and the personal service is unrivaled. Debbie will do her absolute best to make sure all your requests are met. I've stayed here 5 or 6 times and it is always my choice when in the Charlestown area.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
4 Thank WickedYup
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Surfside1955, Manager at The Surfside Motel, responded to this review, September 11, 2013
Thank you for your review. I am so glad that you returned to our hidden gem. It was my pleasure to assist you in your requests and I look forward to your return in the future.
Debbie
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Property: The Surfside Motel
Address: 334 Narrow Ln, Charlestown, RI 02813-4164
Phone Number:
Location: United States > Rhode Island > South County > Charlestown
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Charlestown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 15
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 
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