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Drifting Sands Oceanfront Motel

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Reviewed 25 July 2014

I have been going down to LBI since I was in my early 20's with no kids. Obviously times have changed And I picked Drifting Sands bc of the location on the island.....peaceful:) I can't believe I have never stayed here before. For an older hotel, the updates, the cleanliness, the accessibility and the service were all fantastic! I was...

Thank Layla4351
Valley Cottage, New York
Reviewed 24 July 2014

There truly is no better place on LBI. We have been staying at the Drifting Sands for the past 8 summers and it never disappoints!! The location is excellent, the staff is always friendly and helpful and the rooms are clean. We look forward to many more summer vacations spent at this wonderful establishment!

Thank Danielle L
Reviewed 9 July 2014

It's a decent hotel. It's kinda expensive for what your getting. It's just a normal hotel. The rooms are clean sure..but it's got that old hotel smell. The staff was ok, I didn't really deal with them. I stayed in the first floor beach view, you can sorta see the beach..the dunes block your view, so I would suggest get...

Thank Arif L
Nanuet, New York
Reviewed 7 July 2014

I have stayed at the Drifting Sands Motel several times over the past year. I have never been disappointed with the cleanliness of the rooms, the courteous and helpful staff and the great location of the motel. If you are looking for clean rooms on the beach I highly recommend this motel!

1Thank Jennifer L
Short Hills, New Jersey
Reviewed 30 June 2014 via mobile

Stay away!!!! Believe the previous reviewers who state the truth of this motel!!! -DIRTY ROOMS -OVERPRICED -USED WRINKLED SHEETS -BROKEN FURNITURE Incredibly rude owner! Sad and bad experience! Plenty of nice, well-priced motels in Harvey Cedars and beyond! Do not stay here.

5Thank ribz99
Ridgefield, CT
Reviewed 12 June 2014

If proximity to the beach is your only concern, this property should be perfect - only an easy 200 foot walk to the ocean! But be warned about the tissue thin walls/noise from other guests, musty smelling stairways, stone hard mattresses, lack of interior locks on the doors (still using keys from the outside!), lamentable breakfast (rubbery bagels) and anemic...

2Thank TruthTalker
Livingston, New Jersey
Reviewed 28 May 2014

Older Place but well kept. Nothing fancy, just a great view of the ocean as you sit on your porch. How much to pay for such a view is the other question as I think its a bit overpriced. Theres a few restaurants close enough to walk but most require a short drive. Summertime is very crowded and busy everywhere.

1Thank pumpguy99
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 4 May 2014

We really enjoyed our stay at this motel. The room and beds were very comfortable and we slept with the screen door open to the sounds of crashing waves. Walking distance to great restaurants and coffee shop. The beach access was so close to the room. This motel met our needs.

4Thank 1,715
Reviewed 14 February 2014

I gave this hotel 5 stars because it is one of the best on LBI and has a great winter price. I'm not saying that it is a 5 star hotel. It has it's flaws, but overall it is a clean, friendly, accommodating hotel. We stayed there New Years Eve with friends in 3 rooms and there was discount if...

3Thank KFS1
Coopersburg, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 7 February 2014

We stayed here for 1 night while we were in town for a wedding, during off season. For a NJ Beach "Motel" it is clean, the rooms are nicely decorated and the staff seems nice. We had an ocean view corner room on the 3rd floor which had a beautiful view. When out on the balcony you were practically on...

2Thank Christa L

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  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Drifting Sands Oceanfront Motel

Address: 119 E 9th St, Ship Bottom, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008-4600
Region: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Long Beach Island > Ship Bottom
Number of rooms: 100
Also Known As:
Drifting Sands Oceanfront Hotel Ship Bottom
Drifting Sands Hotel
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“There are two buildings, pay extra for the ocean side views. They are worth it.”
bwco, 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Oceanside building 2nd floor has view of beach. Or you can go Oceanfront.”
prcamp627, 27 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Oceanfront on the second or third floors in the Oceanfront Building”
6RichardK, 27 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Book the second or third floor to get an ocean view. All you can see from the first floor is the dune”
420karenn, 9 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Ocean views are best on 2nd and 3rd floors. Dunes might block view on first floor.”
123CherylS123, 29 Sep 2015 | Read review
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