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Review of The Surfside Motel

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The Surfside Motel
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Charlestown
Certificate of Excellence
Oxford, CT
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great Place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2013

This is the second trip for us and still no exception.....very, very clean nicely decorated, (we had an efficiency room with 2 double beds) exceptional staff. Very comfortable beds AND we wish we could buy some of your pillows! They were great! Love the picnic tables right outside the door and the gas grills with tools! Close to everything and anything you may want to do including the beaches and a trip to Newport! Thanks for everything and we will definately be back!!

Room Tip: Ask for an efficiency for more room, plus you have the coffee maker, fridge, sink etc.
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
2 Thank Karen Q
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Surfside1955, Manager at The Surfside Motel, responded to this review, 28 August 2013
Thank you for your recent review. We are so happy that you were pleased with your room and the staff. We look forward to your 3rd stay with us!!
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
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  • Cleanliness
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English first
Narragansett, Rhode Island
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2013

I recently had a very pleasant stay at the Surfside Motel. My room was clean, attractively furnished and very comfortable. The owners were friendly and helpful. I would recommend the Surfside to others who are looking for a relaxing vacation in southern Rhode Island.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Sandy M
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Surfside1955, Manager at The Surfside Motel, responded to this review, 28 August 2013
Thank you for your review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your visit with us and recommending us to other guests. We hope to see you again soon.
Debbie
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2013 via mobile

Three families...three rooms...stayed one night as a pit stop while traveling up the coast. Sweet little town...VERY clean rooms! Would def stay again! Excellent customer service...convenient location!

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Smacpa
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Surfside1955, Manager at The Surfside Motel, responded to this review, 28 August 2013
Thank you for your review. We are pleased that you enjoyed our little town of Charlestown and your family enjoyed their stay. We look forward to your return to the Surfside Motel.
Debbie
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Oneida, New York
Level Contributor
19 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2013

My husband and I spent one night at The Surfside Motel. We had never been in the area, and decided to try this motel based on positive reviews. We were so impressed with everything about the motel- the cleanliness, decor, friendly staff and quiet location! Everything was far more than we anticipated. We will definitely stay here in the future!

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank sueannty
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Surfside1955, Manager at The Surfside Motel, responded to this review, 7 August 2013
Thank you very much for your recent review. I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay. I appreciate the fact that you found the rooms clean, the staff friendly and we went beyond your expectations. We certainly look forward to your visiting us again soon.
Debbie
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Allentown, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2013

My husband and I stayed at the Surfside for 3 nights. Debbie was friendly and very helpful. This is a small older motel that has been very well cared for. Our room was spotless and very comfortable. We had a ground floor efficiency room. It was very quaint and pretty down in a very light blue with Williamsburg prints. We would definitely stay again.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank pow1015
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Surfside1955, Manager at The Surfside Motel, responded to this review, 14 July 2013
Thank you for your review. We are so pleased that we were able to keep up to our guests high standards. We do appreciate that you found the room spotless and very comfortable.. I certainly look forward to your return visit and assisting you with that reservation.

Debbie
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Rehoboth, Massachusetts, United States
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2013

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!

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
4 Thank Juli W
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Surfside1955, Manager at The Surfside Motel, responded to this review, 27 June 2013
Thank you for your review both the pros and cons. We are pleased that you found great service, friendly staff and that we were accomodating to your needs. We do offer amenities beyond others in the area so thank you for mentioning them. The problems you mentioned I have taken note of and will see to there needs except those that are beyond my control such as shower size and room size. Again we do appreciate your comments as it does help us to provide our guests with the best stay possible.

Debbie
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New York City, New York
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8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2013

This is a "Mom and Pop" motel which has been lovingly cared for. The rooms are simple but charming and immaculately clean. I was there for two weeks while I directed a show at Theatre by the Sea. The kitchenette was great so I didn't have to go to restaurants all the time. Debbie, who runs the place, couldn't be nicer. I already have a reservation to return.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled on business
    • 4 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
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
1 Thank D G
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Surfside1955, Manager at The Surfside Motel, responded to this review, 27 June 2013
Thank you for your review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and the room worked out well for you and you found it charming and clean. Many do enjoy the kitchette as it makes their stay easier. We look forward to your return in the future.
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Property: The Surfside Motel
Address: 334 Narrow Ln, Charlestown, RI 02813-4164
Phone Number:
Region: 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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