Ratings based on 57 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.4 Room cleanliness
3.4 Service & staff
3.2 Room comfort
2.9 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Business Travelersby K from Salem, MA
Clean, secure basic lodging at a reasonable pricePosted Oct 31, 2013
Pros: Clean, secure, comfortable. Mini fridge and microwave are very much appreciated.
Cons: The internet access!
Location: There are several places to eat, the Applebee's was very, very good. Market, gas stations, everything you need.
My only problem with my stay was that there was no internet. I stayed two nights and I brought the matter to the attention of the staff but it was not fixed. I have been able to get on the internet at every hotel I have stayed at recently, so I don't think it was my error or my computer causing the problem. There is a donut shop just up the road that has good internet. The room was still a good value even without the internet, but if you really need the hotel internet in your room don't count on it working here. My room had a microwave and a mini fridge, which was very helpful. They were clean and worked fine.
for Studentsby Mary from Cincinnati
Cheap Bare Bones SpotPosted Oct 9, 2013
Cons: Nearly everything
Location: On the way to the Block Island Ferry (41 minute drive).
Needed a cheap spot to crash on our way to the first ferry to Block Island. Choice was this place or the hotel right across from the ferry terminal for considerably more money. Went with this place which was cheap, sufficient, but basically a tired old motel.
Recommendedby A verified traveler
Nice stay at Sand Dollar Inn!Posted Sep 9, 2013 on Hotels.com
See above. One negative was the signage is too small and far off road. Tough to find even during the day -- at night, real tough!!
Recommendedby Anne from Worcester
Easy and close drive to beachPosted Aug 31, 2013 on Hotels.com
Nice location friendly helpful staff. but had very noisy guests next to our room and there was no one there at night to enforce it being quiet even after 4 am
for Familiesby Carolyn from Western Mass.
Near the beach.Posted Aug 31, 2013 on Hotels.com
We were pleased. Management was very friendly and helpful. We were all happy with the Continental breakfast in the morning.
for Everyoneby lori from ct
Sand dollar innPosted Aug 27, 2013
It was very nice .. Clean and staff was very friendly
for Everyoneby Fred from Connecticut
Stay Away!!!!!Posted Aug 23, 2013
Pros: That it was for only one night.
Cons: Just about everything from the scotch taped remote to the felt on the doors to keep the light out.
Location: The only thing true about the web site...the beach is only 10 minutes away.
Walked into room and the 1st thing was the stench. 2nd thing was the fact I reserved a queen and got two twins. 3rd the frig and ac needed to be plugged in (room was HOT). 4th need a shower and notice the long black hair on the shower wall and 5th notice 2 more different colored hairs on the shower step. Almost forgot to mention...you have to run the sink for a couple of minutes for hot water in the shower...funny. 6th after removing the sanitized wrapper from the toilet I noticed spots that didn't look like part of the seat so had to clean myself. 7th came back to room around 9:30..still warm but at least not hot....water put in the frig nearly 5 hours prior still not cold. 8th the beds....LOL...my bed had a slight dip to it so you end up rolling to 1 end. The mattress sheet didn't fit all that good so I would wake up sleeping on bare mattress. I could go on and on but writing this is making me as depressed.
for Everyoneby Russo from Hartford, CT
Wasn't that badPosted Aug 22, 2013
I booked the hotel before reading all the awful online reviews, and made arrangements to stay with friends if the room was as bad as the reviews implied. The motel is a very quick drive from the beach. I was checked in by a very pleasant woman at the "front desk". This is an old motel - it isn't the Waldorf Astoria - but I found the room spacious and clean and the bathroom was clean. The motel certainly needs updating, but overall, it was ok. I brought my own bath towels and bed linens (again, because of the bad reviews). I've stayed in chain hotels that have been much worse. This is an old beach motel - not the Waldorf.
for Familiesby Kitty from CT
Convenient access to beach and shoppingPosted Aug 19, 2013
Pros: Good rates for the area, convenient, accommodating and pleasant owners.
Cons: Sound proofing wall hangings, better curtains for more room darkening. Wi-Fi - our phones could barely get a call with no access to the internet.
Location: Close to the beach, places to eat and shopping. Right on the 'main drag' but you didn't hear the car noise.
We needed just a couple nights lodging with access to the beach. After reading previous reviews, I knew this hotel would not be a Marriott. That said, we were not going to be in the room for long. The owners were friendly, the room was simple but had all that you need. The walls are a bit thin so if anyone next to you watches TV late that may be a problem. I would stay here again and recommend it as long as you don't want to 'hang out" in the room for too long.
for Familiesby Joe from Hartford, CT
AveragePosted Aug 14, 2013 on Hotels.com
We had traveled all day and didn't arrive until 9:45. I called around 6pm to alert the staff that we would be late, possibly 9:30. Of course we got a little lost and ran a little late. The main office was closed and the sign said to go to the next building. It wasn't clear that the other building was down the hill about 100 yards away and out of sight. I called on the phone on the wall outside of the closed office and the man who answered was clearly annoyed with my call. He said to come down the hill to the other building. I drove down and was met with a woman who must have been an owner who scolded me that she had waited until 9:30 for me. I explained that we had gotten delayed. I was aggravated at this time to say the least. Exhausted we found our room. It was a little smelly and in need of repair. Quite average. Had it not been the only vacancy we could find in our timeframe and at that location, we wouldn't have stayed because of the other guest ratings. Now we know why it's rated this way. We won't be staying there again.