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“Mold Spores on the Bay”

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Jamesport Bay Suites
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in South Jamesport
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“Mold Spores on the Bay”
Reviewed 2 July 2013

Vintage 1970. Nothing is new and clean about this motel. We stayed there for a few nights thinking it would be a great escape and getaway for the whole family. Not really. The room had a funky, mildew smell and the ac hardly worked. The beds might also be 40 years old. We couldn't get a good night sleep. We will not be going back to this one.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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Hastings on Hudson, New York
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Reviewed 24 September 2012

I stayed at Motel On The Bay 9/21 - 9/23. The view was incredible, literally ON the bay. we had a 1 bedroom with an eat-in-kitchen and living room. There was a nice patio with furniture so we could sit and soak up the sun. The entire space just needed updating. Beds were not comfortable and things seeemed very dated. The staff was very nice and the restaurant was yummy.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with friends
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New York, NY
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Reviewed 20 September 2012

This is a motel. It smells like stale smoke (someone has smoked in that room before - or it could be just the smell of the office / manager's apartment- she's a major smoker). The mattresses are very uncomfortable. The rooms are just plain old shabby (not chic). It needs a major overhaul - kitchen, bath, everything.

Location, however, is terrific. It has a beautiful beach and view of the Bay and is close to wineries, restaurants.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with friends
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Central Islip, New York
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Reviewed 11 September 2012

Before anything else, anyone planning on staying here needs to know that many of these units are co-ops. What that means is, you are staying in someone else's run down quarters with outdated furniture, appliances, etc.. You will feel as if you stepped back into the 70's and believe me the bed mattress felt as if it was that old! The floors are all tile and sandy from past guests. If you need to use a blow dryer on your hair, you must turn off the AC unit first or the circuit will overload and trip the breaker. I am not making this stuff up! This is not only an inconvenience but a serious safety code violation. I brought this up with Wendy at the office prior to departing but she didn't feel this was a big issue. To sum up, this place was probably very nice 20 years ago but the owners have elected not to update or renovate their property for whatever reason. For $235 a night I have come to expect a little more than a nice view with a small beachfront.

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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Huntington, New York
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Reviewed 27 August 2012

I hesitate to write this review, because now that I've experienced it, I don't want to share this special place with anyone. A freind of my recommended this place to us, so I'm going to pay it forward. We went this past weekend with our 5-year old son. In summary, my son cried, real tears, when it was time to go. I didn't want to go either. This place is not luxurious. This is no 4 star hotel. But, it is not a dive. It is clean. The woman at the front desk was very nice. The other guests at the hotel were very, very nice.

The apartment we stayed in was great. It had two bedrooms and two bathrooms (with bathtubs), an full eat-in kitchen (complete with pots and pans, cutlery and dishes, microwave, full-sized fridge, and a toaster), a living room with two big couches and a huge flat screen tv, and a fabulous, fabulous deck. Not a tiny balcony, a big, family-sized deck. The view was amazing from morning until night. I only have one complaint and that is that the bed in the master was uncomfortable. It was hard. But, I just made a mental note to pack some things that will easily alleviate that on the next trip.

The Peconic Bay is perfection for young people and/or non-smimmers (when the tide is low). You could go out for yards and yards and still be only waist deep in the water. We will be back again and again.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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Venice, Florida
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Reviewed 23 August 2012

This is a 2 Star property with a 5 Star location. Located right on the Great Peconic Bay on the North Shore of eastern Long Island. New bathrooms, but beds & appliances in the suites needed to be replaced. A place out of the 50's/60's. Rooms are swept with a broom & not vacuumed. Definitely paying for the water view & swimming & not the facilities. Close to wineries, breweries, the Long Island Sound & the ocean.

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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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New York
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Reviewed 17 October 2011

We were invited to go to the many wineries on the North Shore with friends who said they stay at Motel on the Bay. We decided to meet them there. We were lucky enough to have warm sunny days this week-end in October. When my husband and I arrived we decided to upgrade our room to Room #10. We were impressed with this room because of the balcony steps away from the Peconic. During our stay we so enjoyed having meals on the balcony with our friends, while taking in the amazing views of the Peconic. You are literally steps away from the Peconic Bay. Our room had an eat in kitchen/ Living room and a separate bedroom, so accomodations were comfortable.The room is outdated but most important it was clean. This place wasn't anything like that filthy timeshare in Cocoa Beach Florida, which I previously reviewed. The staff is very accomodating and friendly.The grounds this motel is on are impeccably kept.This is not the Ritz, as there is nothing fancy about it. However, I could live with out the luxury and be happy in love with this Motel on the Bay! I look forward to returning next season with my husband for another great friends get away.
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with friends
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Property: Jamesport Bay Suites
Address: 67 Front Street, South Jamesport, NY 11970 (Formerly Motel on the Bay)
Region: United States > New York > Long Island > North Fork > South Jamesport
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Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in South Jamesport
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Number of rooms: 15
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