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“Excellent service and a clean motel”
Review of The Surfside Motel

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The Surfside Motel
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Charlestown
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed November 17, 2009

The Surfside side Hotel is clean place to stay at. It's conveniently located near the beaches, Charlestown and Newport, RI. Loretta is an asset to the Surfside Motel. She keeps the rooms immaculate and is extremely helpful in making your stay pleasant. I would recommend that anyone stay at this motel.

  • Stayed: July 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 3, 2009

The Motel was fresh, clean and very comfortable. Lauretta , our house service person was WONDERFUL !!! She went out of her way to make our stay most pleasant. The location is great. It is in walking distance to a little mini-mart and coffee shop. Even though the motel is not right on the water, we could hear the surf at night which for anyone who loves the sound of the surf made sleeping a dream . We cannot wait to go back .

  • Stayed: October 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 2, 2009

We stayed here 10/27 and 28 of 2009. Met the owner and Loretta the cleaning staff and all around handyperson from what we could tell. Both were very friendly and helpful. We should have taken the owners advice and eaten out of town as our experience at a local restaurant was bad.

The room was one of the efficiencies which had a nice frig/freezer along with a microwave and sink. No cooktop which surprised us but we didn't need it so no big deal. The eating utensils were sparse also but again we didn't need much so no big deal, but it might be for others. I'm sure they could have supplied us with more if we'd asked.

The walls were a little thin but next door neighbors weren't very noisy but it could have been a problem. The only problem we had was with the hot water in the shower. The sink had steaming hot water but the shower only supplied warm water. It was fine for myself, but my wife thought it was too cool to shower in. The available wireless internet was pretty useless. I was able to connect to it once but it was too slow to even bring up my gmail account. Took several minutes to load a simple text email. The signal was very weak. We were in unit #1 on the end of the property so other rooms may have better reception. Again, didn't stay here for internet reception so not a major problem.

This is an interesting place in that they offer decent size rooms, with some efficiency units. Service is excellent. Not fancy and no frills. They do a great job with what they have.

  • Stayed: October 2009, traveled as a couple
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surfside334, Owner at The Surfside Motel, responded to this reviewResponded December 3, 2009

We have moved our wireless router out of the basement and now have at least 3 bars everywhere! I have changed the shower mixing valve in #1 and it works fine.
Message to future guests: Ask us for anything and we will fix it for you or get it for you! That's what we do!!!

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Reviewed August 24, 2009

No Frills, but a great place to stay for the price. Beds are very comfortable. The rooms are clean and nicely decorated. When A/C was on has a bit of a funky smell, but windows do open and you can get fresh air. People do like to hang outside there rooms in evening, but by 10 PM all was quiet.

  • Stayed: August 2009, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 20, 2009

My husband and I are from Pennsylvania and we stayed at the Surfside motel with our children during our vacation in August. All I can say is that we couldn't have found a better place. The staff was friendly and helpful. They really made you feel at home. The rooms were very clean and tastefully decorated. It was just a short drive to the beaches and there were also a few good restaurants in the area. We had a good time and we will go back there again!

  • Stayed: August 2009, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 28, 2009

My husband and I had our family and friends stay at The Surfside the weekend of July 18th as we were getting married on Charlestown Beach that Saturday evening. The reception that our guests received from Todd and Loretta at the motel was nothing short of fantastic!

After our wedding ceremony on the beach, and after our reception dinner at a local restaurant we all went back to The Surfside to carry on with the celebration for a while. Todd even went so far as to purchase a firepit and the wood for our use as we all sat around it having a great time with our family and friends late into the night. We can't thank them enough for making us feel so welcome.

We all had such a great time that we're booking rooms for next year for a family reunion the same weekend! Can't wait to return!!

  • Stayed: July 2009, traveled with family
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surfside334, Owner/Innkeeper at The Surfside Motel, responded to this reviewResponded July 29, 2009

Thank you DMK...It was our pleasure to host you and your family, on your very special day! I'm glad to hear a good time was had by all, and we look forward to your return!
TBC

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Reviewed May 31, 2009

I loved this place. The rooms were VERY CLEAN and decorated nicely. The rooms were bright and cheery. They have an outdoor shower with hot and cold water for after the beach trips.
They have gas grills right out side the rooms, We had some friends meet us there for a barbaque which they had no problem with. It is pet friendly and Yet Still Very Clean.
There is always someone on the premises for anything you may need during your stay. You can walk to restaurants and shoping plus it is close to other beaches and towns if you choose to check them out.
YOU CAN'T BEAT THIS PLACE FOR THE RATES. THEY ARE VERY REASONABLE
If you are looking for a great getaway place then stay here. If you are looking for a Luxury Hotel then stay at the Ritz. .... THIS PLACE IS GREAT

  • Stayed: May 2009, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about The Surfside Motel

Address: 334 Narrow Ln, Charlestown, RI 02813-4164
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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: $59 - $179 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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