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37 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016

I stay here because of the pets but I will say the new owners has cleaned this place the best way possible. It is a basic necessities place but we didn't come to the area to sit in the motel room. No issues with the check in and this motel is so close to the beach. You don't have to... More 

Thank Billy K
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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238 reviews
64 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 222 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

I got a good price for this room over the weekend for my brother's wedding. Every other place in the area was at least 100 bucks a night and I just needed a place where I could lay my head at night. This place is older, and the room we got was small. It had one king bed in it,... More 

Thank tennboy1981
1 review
Reviewed 19 September 2016

Staff was very friendly and helpful! The rooms were a little small but very clean and comfortable! The prices were the best we could find around ocean city since we wanted to bring our Pomeranian and we were more than happy with our stay! Only $10 a night for our pup! And just a minute walk to the beach! Location... More 

Thank Alva E
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviewed 10 September 2016

So you won't get 5 star accommodations here, but you will get location (only a block from the beach literally) and the staff are very responsive. I booked this room at the last minute using a special rate they were offering. The next day I found it $9/night cheaper and I contacted them and they adjusted my rate to the... More 

Thank A W
1 review
Reviewed 10 September 2016

Awesome. Cheap accommodations. But clean and just what we wanted. Near O.C and Fenwick. What more do you want me to say. Close to all beaches. Go to Coins. Cheap happy hour. Good food. Take cab back then get wild.

Thank John H
Milford Kansas
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47 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016

Never, would I ever recommend this to a family. Do NOT stay here if you have children who may want to sit down! This is the perfect flop place for surfers and hangers. I understand that they can charge up to $300 a night during the "season". They probably get that from people like me who make the reservation (which... More 

Thank Ja B

Travellers are raving about these Fenwick Island hotels

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17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Nothing fancy or lavish but all you need when located just 1 1/2 blocks off a beautiful beach. Room was small for King sized bed. Bathroom was tiny. Pool was great, just outside room. People were even greater. It is also at the quiet end of the strip but near great restaurants and shops.

Thank Robert P
Baltimore, Maryland
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 August 2016

This is a very dated motel located on the highway just a short walk to the very nice and uncrowded Fenwick Island beach. The room is very small and very minimal. The king bed was comfortable and the bedding appeared to be clean (believe me, I checked). Very cheap plastic mini blinds on the windows provide zero privacy and block... More 

1 Thank kerdle
1 review
Reviewed 14 August 2016

First, let me say that this is THE very first time I have ever felt compelled to even think about doing a review!!!!! Yep, the Sands is conveniently located to the beach and a couple good restaurants, but that seriously depends upon whether or not you care about where you lay your body down to sleep or take a shower!!... More 

Thank Teresa S
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

I spend most of my time on the beach or venturing around so it was the perfect place to rest my head. Room was a little outdated with some rust but overall clean and the pool was nice. Staff was very friendly! Great location near shops and a very short walk to the beach!

Thank Shelby N

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  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Looking for a hotel that's clean, comfortable, and convenient? Well, you've found it. At The Sands Motel, you can walk just a few steps the pool or a few more to the pristine Fenwick Island beaches, With our Oceanside location in Fenwick Island you have the best of both worlds the peace and quiet of the open beaches or with a short drive the hustle and bustle or either Ocean City, Md or Bethany Beach, De Boardwalks. Fenwick Island also has several fine eateries within walking distance to the Motel. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sands Motel

Address: 1501 Coastal Hwy, Fenwick Island, DE 19944-4422
Region: United States > Delaware > Fenwick Island
Price Range: ₹ 4,841 - ₹ 18,478 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 33
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Is there a good room here?”
 of 5 bubbles 559jab, 30 Aug 2016 | Read review
“They do have small suites we were not aware of when making original reservation. A lot more space for little money if you need it.”
 of 5 bubbles B6024KRrobertp, 23 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Maybe second floor is quieter if you don't mind the stairs??”
 of 5 bubbles kerdle, 14 Aug 2016 | Read review
“We stayed away from the pool and it was very quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles 705debip, 1 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Nothing good to say about the rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles tylerc117, 8 Jul 2016 | Read review
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