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Surfside Motel, Howard Beach

2-star2 stars
164-33 CROSSBAY BLVDHoward BeachNY11414United States of America

Mediterranean motel on waterfront in Howard Beach
  • Free WiFi and free parking
Great location
Fantastic service
Room needs to be improved
Vibe is not too good
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Surfside Motel, Howard Beach

from $129
  • Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking
  • Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Smoking
  • Deluxe Double Room, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking
  • Deluxe Double Room, 2 Double Beds, Smoking
  • Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Jetted Tub

About Surfside Motel, Howard Beach

Queens motel with free shuttle to JFK Airport

Wharfside motel near JFK

Surfside Motel sits beside watery Shellbank Basin, in the residential neighborhood of Howard Beach, Queens, a 10-minute drive from JFK Airport. You're also less than 2 miles from Howard Beach-JFK Airport Subway Station, with fast, direct links to downtown Manhattan.

Nature in the city

This may be New York City, but you're only a 15-minute walk from Gateway National Recreation Area and the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge. It's a 10-minute drive to surfing at Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk, and there are plenty of restaurants within a few blocks.

Free airport transport

There's plenty of free parking at Surfside Motel, and if you're connecting to or from a flight at JFK, the hotel's free shuttle gets you to the terminal with a minimum of fuss.

Free WiFi, satellite TV

Brightly decorated guestrooms include free WiFi, and most have views of the Shellbank Basin and Jamaica Bay. If you're staying in, your flat-screen TV has premium cable to keep you entertained, and some rooms have a hot tub if you want to relax after a long flight.

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 65 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-out time is noon
Airport shuttle service is available at scheduled times. Contact the property in advance to get details. Guests are requested to provide hotel with arrival details at least 24 hours in advance to arrange complimentary airport shuttle service. Contact information may be found in booking confirmation.

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 21

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free airport shuttle at scheduled times *


  • Free self parking
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Things to do
  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Limo or Town Car service available
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built 1966
  • ATM/banking
  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Hair dryer (on request)
Be entertained
  • 32-inch LCD TV
  • First-run movies
  • Premium TV channels
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls
  • Daily housekeeping

Surfside Motel, Howard Beach’s small print

Also known as

  • Surfside Howard Beach
  • Surfside Motel Howard Beach


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

Transfers via airport shuttle are required and must be arranged at least 24 hours before travel by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

For transfers, guests must contact the property 24 hours prior to arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

Optional extras

Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around Surfside Motel, Howard Beach


  • In Queens
  • Brooklyn College - 8.9 mi / 14.4 km
  • Brooklyn Museum - 8.8 mi / 14.2 km
  • Brooklyn Botanic Gardens - 8.8 mi / 14.2 km
  • St. John's University - 8.9 mi / 14.4 km
  • Forest Park - 4 mi / 6.4 km
  • Brooklyn Children's Museum - 7.4 mi / 11.9 km
  • Prospect Park - 8.5 mi / 13.6 km

Getting around

  • New York, NY (JFK-John F. Kennedy Intl.) - 8 min drive
  • New York, NY (LGA-LaGuardia) - 19 min drive
  • Farmingdale, NY (FRG-Republic) - 32 min drive
  • Linden, NJ (LDJ) - 43 min drive
  • Teterboro, NJ (TEB) - 43 min drive
  • Newark, NJ (EWR-Liberty Intl.) - 45 min drive
  • Jamaica Locust Manor Station - 9 min drive
  • Springfield Gardens Laurelton Station - 10 min drive
  • Jamaica Station - 11 min drive
  • Aqueduct North Conduit Av. Station - 29 min walk
  • Free self parking
  • Free airport shuttle

Surfside Motel, Howard Beach

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