(Wantagh, New York)
Feb 19, 2024
We just stayed at Sunshine and we were at first concerned about the recent reviews regarding the mildew smell. Our room was great and housekeeping were efficient and generous with the towels. Beds were comfortable and room was clean.
Location is great and use of Westin facilities can’t be beat. I was not awakened by the roosters but they are everywhere and definitely by the building closer to the beach.
It’s not the Westin but it worked for us. Some maintenance issues like the metal strips on the stairwells should be fixed and overall upgrades could happen. But I wouldn’t spend the money on the Westin if I could- sunshine is perfect if all you do is sleep and shower in the room. We will go back!
Best Bang for the Buck!
(New York City, New York)
Feb 13, 2024
A very nice hotel that gives you major bang for the buck! Keep in mind that you do have access to the beach across the street and Westin Hotel's amenities like the gym, beach towels and chairs for a fraction of the price of the Westin Hotel as both hotels are owned by the same company.
I also had read the reviews about mildew smells prior to my arrival and have to say that I did not experience that AT ALL. Maybe it depends on which room you had - but our room was in great shape overall. I would stay there agin in a heartbeat due to its central location and access to the local bus for transportation all over the island.
Great value and good location
(Astoria, New York)
Feb 09, 2024
Great value considering this is a sister location to the Westin across the street and you can use all the Westin amenities including beach loungers and swim up bar. Comfortable bed, on-site restaurant, short walk to a mini mart or a 10 minute walk to a full grocery store. Located in the middle of Seven Mile Beach and an easy drive anywhere. Would definitely go back.
Nice choice near Seven Mile Beach
Jan 05, 2024
Sunshine Suites is a solid 3.5 star hotel across the street from the Westin and Seven Mile Beach (literally a 3 minute walk). Our room was clean, it did not smell like mildew, the bathroom was clean, and they had a nice working fridge to keep your drinks cold. The Sunshine Grill has an amazing breakfast. The rooms have new tile so there is no smelly carpet and guests receive resort privileges at the Westin so you can use their beach chairs, pool, restaurants etc.
The only drawback is that the bed was uncomfortable and our backs hurt. Otherwise, we enjoyed our stay and it was half the price of the Westin.
Dec 27, 2023
Heard about Sunshine after staying at the Westin pre-Covid.
There was no chance we were paying over $1700 a night for the Westin.... that's hysterical. Decided to give SS a try for 4 nights knowing we would primarily be at the beach all day and not planning to be in our room for a long time.
Definitely a tired property. Strong mildew smell. Shower is barely a dribble and the water goes from hot to cold to hot to cold to hot to cold...you get it. No paper towels in kitchenette. We were woken up every day at 4:00 a.m. courtesy of the screaming rooster and also the trash collection. Not a pen or pad of paper to jot down phone number if airport transportation, etc.
Mosquitos are a NIGHTMARE everywhere in the island sunrise and sundown. SO BAD. Be prepared.
Overall, not worth $550 +42 resort fee per night.....this just isn't a $600/night place.
Everyone was very polite.