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Sandy Shore Motel

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2 bars/lounges, cocktail bar
Standard Room, 1 King Bed | Pillowtop beds, individually decorated, individually furnished
2 restaurants, breakfast, lunch, dinner served; American cuisine
Standard Room, 1 King Bed | Bathroom | Shower, free toiletries, towels

Overview of Sandy Shore Motel

Sandy Shore Motel

2.5 star property
Beachfront motel with beach bar, near Misquamicut State Beach
7,8 out of 10 Good
7,8/10 Good

290 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Air conditioning
  • Bar
149 Atlantic Ave, Westerly, RI, 02891
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • On a private beach
  • 2 restaurants and 2 bars/lounges
  • Breakfast available
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Beach bar
  • Terrace
  • ATM/banking services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Gift shops/newsstands
  • Picnic area
  • Wedding services
For families
  • Refrigerator
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • On the waterfront
  • Misquamicut State Beach - 2 min walk
  • East Beach Watch Hill - 7 min drive
  • Olde Mistick Village - 19 min drive
  • Mystic Aquarium and Institute for Exploration - 19 min drive
  • Mystic Seaport - The Museum of America and the Sea - 20 min drive
  • Mystic Seaport - 20 min drive

Getting around

  • Westerly, RI (WST-Westerly State) - 4 min drive
  • New London, CT (GON-Groton - New London) - 31 min drive
  • T.F. Green Airport (PVD) - 46 min drive
  • North Kingstown, RI (NCO-Quonset State) - 51 min drive
  • Newport, RI (NPT-Newport State) - 59 min drive
  • Block Island, RI (BID-Block Island State) - 95 min drive
  • Fishers Island, NY (FID-Elizabeth Field) - 99 min drive
  • Montauk, NY (MTP) - 18.2 miles/29.3 km
  • Westerly Station - 11 min drive
  • Mystic Station - 23 min drive
  • Foxwoods Casino Station - 24 min drive


  • Burger King - 6 min drive
  • Windjammer Surf Bar - 18 min walk
  • Misquamicut Sandwich Company - 16 min walk
  • Ninety-Nine Restaurant & Pub - 5 min drive
  • Tikki Beach - 1 min walk

About this property

Sandy Shore Motel

Sandy Shore Motel puts you just 2.4 mi (3.9 km) from the airport and 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Misquamicut State Beach. Guests looking for a bite to eat can check out the 2 restaurants, and the 2 bars/lounges are nice spots to grab a drink at the end of the day. Other highlights include a beach bar and a terrace. Fellow travelers say good things about the helpful staff and beach location.


English, Slovak

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 34 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time from 3 PM - 9 PM
  • Express check-in/out available
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age: 21
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 8:30 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 9:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 21
  • Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 21


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Onsite parking available only on request
  • Free uncovered onsite self parking
  • Onsite parking limited (max 1 space per unit)

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas
  • No stag/bachelor or hen/bachelorette parties

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7:00 AM–11:30 AM
  • 2 restaurants
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • Beach bar

What to do

  • On a private beach
  • Surfing/body boarding
  • Fishing
  • Whale-watching nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Beach sun loungers


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 1984
  • ATM/banking
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Television
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled) and heating

Sleep well

  • Pillowtop mattress
  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Balcony or patio
  • Individually furnished and decorated

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator


  • Daily housekeeping
  • Access via exterior corridors

Special features


Misquamicut Ocean Bar - This beachfront cocktail bar specializes in American cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting).
Gino's By The Beach - This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Open daily.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately USD 6.00–14.95 for adults, and USD 5.00–10.00 for children

Children & extra beds

  • Rollaway beds are available for USD 20.0 per day


  • Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve onsite parking

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

Social distancing measures are in place.


This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.
Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.
This property does not have elevators.
The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

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Sandy Shore Motel
Sandy Shore Motel Westerly
Sandy Shore Westerly
Sandy Shore Motel Motel
Sandy Shore Motel Westerly
Sandy Shore Motel Motel Westerly

Frequently asked questions

What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Sandy Shore Motel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Sandy Shore Motel?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Sandy Shore Motel?
Yes, there's free self parking. Parking spots may be limited.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Sandy Shore Motel?
You can check in from 3 PM - 9 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM. Express check-in and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Sandy Shore Motel and nearby?
Have fun with onsite activities like fishing and surfing. Additional recreation nearby includes casino gaming. Enjoy amenities like 2 bars, a private beach, and a picnic area.
Are there restaurants at or near Sandy Shore Motel?
Yes, there are 2 onsite restaurants, featuring alfresco dining, American cuisine, and ocean views.
Does Sandy Shore Motel have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a balcony or patio.
What's the area around Sandy Shore Motel like?
Sandy Shore Motel is a short 4-minute drive from Westerly, RI (WST-Westerly State) and 3 minutes' walk from East Beach. Travelers say this motel is in a good location.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Exceptional

very clean
the room was newly update and very clean but bed mattress pretty hard. My main complain there was no coffee maker in room and went i went to office at abut 530pm no one was there so the next morning at 5am i am looking for a dunkin donuts to get my coffee since I am an early riser other than that very nice and clean
richard f, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

6/10 Good

Lori-Rae, 1-night trip with friends
Verified guest review

6/10 Good

Check-in was wonderful. The woman at the desk was friendly and knowledgeable. The room was clean, but the accommodations were extremely outdated. There was only 1 hanger in the closet. The floor took a definite shift down the closer you got to the window. The chairs for the high-top table were broken. Water stained drop ceiling tiles at the door.
Floor slopes toward window.  The rungs on the chairs are broken.
Rust along base boards.
One hanger and fridge that whined like a puppy.
Unpaved parking lot right on the beach.
Courtney, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Very pleased with our stay. Easy to get in and out of. Love that it is right in the beach.
Tara, 2-night family trip
Verified Travelocity guest review

8/10 Very good

Jadwiga, 4-night trip
Verified guest review

4/10 Fair

Very sketchy
Great view that’s about it. When checking in they have narcan hanging on the wall behind desk only to later find out they house homeless people in the winter that just hang out in the rooms and on the decks and garbage bags at the bottom of the stairs. The rooms have no coffeemaker/ microwave.
1-night trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Verified Expedia guest review

4/10 Fair

Christopher, 2-night trip with friends
Verified guest review

4/10 Fair

Not a place for a solo female traveler
This motel is a little less than advertised - it's a barebones motel in a beautiful location with no amenities. I arrived late in the evening and was provided a key and map to my room via a dropbox, but the room was just a bed, a curtain for a closet, no wifi info and the heat took a few hours to kick on so I crawled into bed wearing a hat, mittens and scarf. The deadbolt also didn't fully lock so as a solo female traveler, I placed a chair in front of the door. Wifi instructions weren't given either. The room was fairly clean despite some dust (to be expected in the off season) and some crusty gum next to the bed on the floor. But the view in the AM was stunning and you can't beat the waterside location. However, I cut my 2 night stay down to 1 and when I went to go checkout, the employee at the desk seemed incredibly annoyed that I dared to open the locked office door in the middle of the day and didn't ask why I was cutting my trip short. There were also a lot of people hanging around outside the motel in their pajamas. The motel has its place and is what it is, but I would not suggest this to be the go to place for a solo female traveler in the off season
2-night trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Nicola, 8-night trip
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