Room type

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Smoking

Max Occupancy: 2 guests (up to 1 child, 1 infant)

Deluxe Double Room, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking

Max Occupancy: 2 guests (up to 1 child, 1 infant)

Deluxe Double Room, 2 Double Beds, Smoking

Max Occupancy: 2 guests (up to 1 child, 1 infant)

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

Max Occupancy: 2 guests (up to 1 child, 1 infant)

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Jetted Tub

Max Occupancy: 2 guests (up to 1 child, 1 infant)


Get an overview of this hotelWharfside Queens motel with free shuttle to JFK

4 miles from JFK

Surfside Motel is nestled in the quiet community of Howard Beach, near the Gateway National Recreation Area and 4 miles (6.4 km) from JFK. It's a 7-minute cab ride to Howard Beach-JFK Airport Subway Station, which offers fast, direct links to Brooklyn and Manhattan.

Free secure parking

Surfside Motel has been established in Howard Beach for over 40 years. Guests are welcome to park for free, and those connecting with a flight at JFK can use the motel's free shuttle to transfer with a minimum of fuss.

Premium cable, WiFi

Guestrooms are bright, clean, and comfortable. Most have pleasant views of the Shellbank Basin and Jamaica Bay, and some come with hot tubs - ideal for a deep soak after a long flight. Guests can make travel arrangements using free WiFi and enjoy a quiet night in with premium cable TV.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Surfside Motel features limo/town car service and ATM/banking services. High-speed wireless Internet access is complimentary. A roundtrip airport shuttle is complimentary to guests at scheduled times. Complimentary self parking is available on site. A total renovation of this property was completed in February 2011.

Surfside Motel has designated areas for smoking.

  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Free airport transportation 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Designated smoking areas 
  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply) 
  • Free self parking 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Limo or Town Car service available 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 
  • Number of floors - 2 
  • Total number of rooms - 65 
  • Year Built 1966 


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking

Room Amenities

  • Air conditioning 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Climate control 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • First-run movies 
  • Free local calls 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Hair dryer (on request) 
  • LCD TV 
  • Phone 
  • Premium TV channels 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Satellite TV service 
  • Shower/tub combination 

Nearby Things to Do

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby 
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby 
  • Kayaking nearby 
  • Golf lessons available nearby 


To make requests for specific accessibility needs, complete the “Special or Accessibility Requests" section of “Trip Preferences" when you book your hotel.

  • Accessibility equipment for the deaf 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 2 PM

Minimum check-in age is 21

Special check-in instructions:

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.


Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 2 children under 16 years old stay free when using existing bedding.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

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

Only service dogs are allowed

No cribs (infant beds) available

No elevators


Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • An early check-in fee will be charged
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

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We should mention

Guests must transfer via airport shuttle to the property. Guests must contact the property at least 24 hours before travel, using the contact information on the confirmation received after booking. This property offers transfers from the airport. Guests must contact the property with arrival details 24 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. Up to 2 children 16 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding. Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

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