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    Drifting Sands Oceanfront Motel

    119 E 9th St, Ship Bottom, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008-4600
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    Overview
    • Excellent44%
    • Very good25%
    • Average14%
    • Poor7%
    • Terrible10%
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    “ocean view” (23 reviews)
    “room was clean” (14 reviews)
    “corner room” (5 reviews)
    Free Wifi
    Free Parking
    Air Conditioning
    Beachfront
    Non-Smoking Rooms
    Kitchenette
    Private Balcony
    Golf Course
    2.5 Star Hotel
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    1 - 5 of 204 reviews

    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    We first visisted Drifting Sands in October 2007. We have been back once or twice every year until 2 1/2 years ago, due to illness. Returning this trip I was a little nervous. Had the property fallen into disrepair? Had their high standards slipped? Not...More

    Thank NJSueZ
    Response from Anne L, General Manager at Drifting Sands Oceanfront MotelResponded 3 weeks ago

    Hi NJSueZ! On behalf of the entire Drifting Sands team, thank you for taking the time to post your review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to welcoming you back this Spring; when we unveil our upgraded...More

    Reviewed 23 October 2017

    Arrived on time, and room we ready. Bright, clean, good view of beach from Balcony. Small Dorm-style fridge and bar-style sink. Bed was comfortable, Enough pillows in case you sleep with more then one, Extra blankets too. Staff was nice, pleasant, Parking was behind the...More

    Thank Lawrence L
    Response from Anne L, General Manager at Drifting Sands Oceanfront MotelResponded 30 October 2017

    Hi Lawrence! On behalf of the entire Drifting Sands team, thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We’re happy to know that you enjoyed your stay with us. If you haven’t heard, we are beginning renovations to our property very soon. Please...More

    Reviewed 23 October 2017

    I've been coming to Long Beach Island for years to visit my wife's cousins who have a place in Harvey Cedars. Their daughter got married here a last weekend and we had the most amazing time at at The Bonnet Island Estate on Saturday night....More

    Thank Steambush
    Response from Anne L, General Manager at Drifting Sands Oceanfront MotelResponded 30 October 2017

    Hello ‘Steambush’! We’re thrilled to know that you enjoyed your visit! Property-wide renovations will begin shortly. Please consider the new Drifting Sands as your host on LBI!

    Reviewed 3 October 2017

    We had a 4-night stay this summer and really enjoyed it. Our room was 3rd floor ocean view. The beach is right there and it was easy to come back to our room as needed (not too far a walk at all)... but beware it's...More

    Thank MarjieCM2012
    Reviewed 17 September 2017

    We were in Ship Bottom for a Friday evening wedding and Drifting Sands was recommended to all hotel guests. As I always consult TripAdvisor, I had noticed the online booking for a "King Standard" room was a good value at $189/night versus the hotel direct...More

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    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Beachfront
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Room amenities
    • Air Conditioning
    • Microwave
    • Refrigerator in room
    Details
    • Price range
    • US$ 136 - US$ 307 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel class
    • Room types
    • Kitchenette ,
    • Non-Smoking Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 100
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    • Location
    • United States >
    • New Jersey >
    • Jersey Shore >
    • Long Beach Island >
    • Ship Bottom
    • Also Known As
    • Drifting Sands Oceanfront Hotel Ship Bottom ,
    • Drifting Sands Hotel
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    Laura S
    2 August 2015|
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    Response from Tom P | Reviewed this property |
    you'll have to contact the hotel. about the availability, they don't usually offer a room for just one night in LBI as almost all hotels have a 2 night min but ask. There is no safe in the room and the coffee they had was a... More
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    9 June 2015|
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    Response from J456ONwilliam | Reviewed this property |
    I don't believe so and the coffee maker should be the ones that are round and look like a disc that already have coffee in them
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    "The 2nd floor of the ocean front building is the way to go. The view is well worth the climb!"
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    "Stay on upper floor and building you are in has elevator, one facing beach does not have a lift, one that..."
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    "The units toward the beach are better. The units in the back are not as nice."
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    "Be careful using booking,com on what type of room you think you might be gegtting"
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