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“Great motel with friendly staff”
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Surfside 3 Motel
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Howard Beach
Wellingborough, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“Great motel with friendly staff”
Reviewed 21 July 2012

stayed at this motel for 10 nights, nice little place with a great water view, lots of shops and restaurants close by. free shuttle to jfk, bus stop just a few minutes walk away. friendly staff and cleaning provided every day. would definitely recommend and would stay here again when i go back to new york. thank you for a great stay

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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Wellingborough, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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Reviewed 14 July 2012

found a litle diamond here fantastic staff, clean motel and rooms, bus and trains just mins away, great views from the bedroom right on the water front even being so close to jfk didnt spoil it with planes going over so low, i would recommend this diamond to families and couples, only the second time ive been to new york and i though i couldnt top the first place we stayed in but once again i picked the best place, just mins away from the beach, great eating places, and to top it off free shuttle to and from the airport, stayed here for 10 nights and didnt want to come home, would recomend to families and couples, fantastic.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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Moscow, Russia
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2012

We stayed at the hotel for one night, as we we flying back home from JFK and needed the hotel nearby.
This one was great, the stuff was very friendly, everything was clean and working well. They also provided us with the free shuttle to the JFK as promised.
What should be said, if you are taking a bus and going across the bridge, do not go too far, as the neighbourhood there seems dangerous.
But the area around hotel is safe and has many places to eat things like pizza, because it seems there are plenty of Italians living here.

Room Tip: The second floor seems better, but we stayed on the first one, but i would prefer second.
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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Haifa, Israel
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 June 2012

shalom we were plesantly surprised about the wonderfull treat of the stuff and the grate services and the kindness of the hotel stuff its a very nice wo memory its was such a wonderful time.we will recomend to our friendsnd family about the hotel.we wish you all the good luck.marlena and vladimir haifa israel

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with friends
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Lorton, va
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 June 2012

Stayed here in early June. I travel to the area a lot and this is the first time I have a experienced great service throughout my stay with a fare rate as well. Adjacent to a 7 Eleven and Italian eatery so I had no issued getting what I needed at anytime. Clean room, great views. Will be staying here from now on. Marie delievers great customer service!

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled solo
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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13 reviews
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Reviewed 14 June 2012

The last two reviews of this motel are more accurate than the ' glowing' reports previously. Don't be fooled by the pictures. This motel is not boutique or luxurious as described on their website. It is on the verge of the main road and the beach is covered in litter and broken glass. There was no microwave, fridge or facilities to make hot drinks, no iron, not even an ironing board in the facility, towels were small and coarse plus no facecloths and exposed plugs in the walls. We had to wait an hour and a half for a complimentary shuttle. It is also in direct route of overhead planes . The only good thing about this place was the Japanese restaurant down the road. Would definitely not stay there again.

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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Delaware
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Reviewed 4 June 2012

We went with friends to this area for the first time to attend a surprise birthday party. We picked this hotel because of the favorable reviews here on Trip Advisor. We thought it would be a good place to stay because of the reviews, the location and the motels website, but it wasn’t. After we saw our rooms and some of the people staying in the motel through the smoky air we decided to leave and not stay overnight.
The upstairs reeked of smoke; the rooms we went in were filthy. There were not outlets covers on the light switches and outlets. The air conditions/heaters in the wall look like they haven’t been cleaned in years. The floor to ceiling wall mirror (yikes) was filthy. There was food on the floor in our friend’s room. The pictures on the website for the motel must have been altered or they were taken when they did attempt to update the facility some years ago.
Our first clue should have been the thick glass between us and the hotel clerk. Don’t let the looks of the building from the outside or the lobby fool you because those seemed ok. Keep in mind I can only speak for the two rooms we saw along with some of the people staying there. I didn’t feel safe and it wasn’t clean.
On a positive note they were very accommodating and understanding when we asked to leave and gave us a refund. My friend is allergic to smoke so we could not have stayed here at all. The staff was very kind and understanding and friendly.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with friends
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Property: Surfside 3 Motel
Address: 16433 Crossbay Blvd, Howard Beach, NY 11414-3743
Region: United States > New York > Queens > Howard Beach
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Howard Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2 star — Surfside 3 Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 64
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 
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