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Reston, Virginia
Reviewed 15 May 2015

The motel is directly in line with the takeoff of "all" planes from JFK airport. Every plane ascends directly over the motel at about 200-300 feet above. This makes an incredible noise every 30 seconds from 6:00 AM to midnight. Sleeping is nearly impossible and the room shakes when a plane is at the lower limits of the range. A...

Thank Bronxboy14
Reviewed 4 April 2015

We checked in at 9:00 P.M. and left the next morning at 9:00. (Free shuttle to airport and driver was GREAT!) The room was ok. Things seemed clean, just stained. (towels & sheets) We tried to shut the blower unit off, but ended up sleeping in sweats because the room was cool & the sheets are thin. The bed was...

Thank Luke W
Madrid, Spain
Reviewed 12 January 2015

Like most of the people, we booked it for its proximity to the airport (and its free of charge), role to perfection. The spacious room had a big bed and beautiful views of the marina canal. What we liked least were the sheets, clean but stained, tattered and thin to wear. And heating by air con was too noisy as...

2Thank PeterElbaMartin
Reviewed 5 January 2015

The pros: 1. Inexpensive around the airports 2. Free parking and WIFI 3. Nice view The cons: 1. Only 1 chair and no desk in the room. 2. No carpet in the room (only a roll out carpet underneath the beds), when walked around the room you can feel small pebbles all over the room. 3. Stayed there for 2...

3Thank Chuen T
Newfield, New York, United States
Reviewed 20 October 2014

We needed an inexpensive hotel for a sleepover before catching an international flight, and found the room to be clean and nice, the airport shuttle was great, the staff friendly and the check in/ check out fast and simple....a great deli across the street for a decent breakfast with friendly staff.

3Thank Ken K
vinluccisano, Manager at Surfside 3 Motel, responded to this review

Thank you Ken! I am glad to hear hear that everything was pleasant during your stay. I hope you were refreshed for your international trip!

Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 October 2014

Our overall 7 day stay was ok to be honest, the room was clean and spacious and so were the beds and the bathroom was also clean so once that was that we were happy. The neighborhood has lots of places around to eat at, so no issues there cause the Motel does not do breakfast. The place is really...

1Thank Drezee
vinluccisano, Manager at Surfside 3 Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your insight. I would like to apologize for the trouble you had with your internet in the room. I will be sure to look into any room with spotty wi-fi signals to make sure everything works perfectly for your next stay with us.

Stockbridge, Georgia
Reviewed 2 October 2014

Service is friendly. I needed and iron and was brought one immediately. The rooms were clean enough. The bathroom was spotless. The room was like a time capsule from the 60's, which was kind of cool. I don't know when was the last time before my stay here that I had an actual metal key for the room. That was...

3Thank Abider
vinluccisano, Manager at Surfside 3 Motel, responded to this review

I'm happy to hear everything worked out for you during your stay! The name of our neighborhood goes back about 100 years when the whole area was wetlands bordering Jamaica Bay. There isn't any real beach in the neighborhood, however Rockaway Beach is only a 10 minute drive (15 minute bus ride) down the road from us. That is the...

Chapin, South Carolina
Reviewed 23 September 2014

I stayed in this motel for a job that I was doing in the area and we weren't able to find anything do to hurricane sandy. Unfortunately, the bed were worn out(I think that's due to the hourly rate and high guest turnover). The bath tub was filthy, I had to buy 409 and clean it before I could use...

3Thank JuneBee1208
Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 3 September 2014

just spent 4 days here and thoroughly enjoyed it. the staff are wonderful particularly Christina and Maria on the Front Desk. Shuttle driver who picked up at airport very informative about the local area. nice quiet room overlooking the water, beds very comfortable and good power pressure in the shower. in spite of the fact that it was in the...

3Thank katy-lied
Vincent L, Owner at Surfside 3 Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for the feedback, Katy. I'm glad we could make your stay convenient. Hope to see you again one day! Best, Vincent

Las Vegas, Nevada
Reviewed 5 August 2014

Perfect location for JFK, dining, shopping! Huge rooms! WiFi! Friendly staff! Beautiful view of the bay! Airport shuttle! Casino close by! Easy access to the city! Can't imagine what else anyone would need. Great choice!

1Thank CarlaStone
Vincent L, Owner at Surfside 3 Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for the fantastic review, Carla! We can't wait to have you back next time you're in town! Thanks again Vincent

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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 

Additional Information about Surfside 3 Motel

Address: 16433 Crossbay Blvd, Howard Beach, NY 11414-3743
Region: United States > New York > Queens > Howard Beach
Price Range: $185 - $194 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Surfside 3 Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 64
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“perhaps request a room on the back side”
 of 5 bubbles nickn770, 15 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Rooms on the back side have a great view of the water!!”
 of 5 bubbles CarlaStone, 13 Aug 2015 | Read review
“Avoid staying at this location due to closeness to airport runway.”
 of 5 bubbles Bronxboy14, 14 May 2015 | Read review
“Rooms on back have no traffic noise and have view of the canal.”
 of 5 bubbles PeterElbaMartin, 12 Jan 2015 | Read review
“The rooms look out the river (on the back side).”
 of 5 bubbles chuent2014, 4 Jan 2015 | Read review
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