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    Desert Sand Resort

    7888 Dune Dr, Avalon, NJ 08202-1070
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    Reviewed 18 June 2014

    from the time we checked in i knew this would be a great experience! the staff was very polite and helpful, the lobby and grounds were immaculate, everything was spotlessly clean! our room was large, clean, comfortable and a great bathroom! the bed was extremely...More

    2  Thank momchris62
    Reviewed 13 June 2014

    Our family has stayed at this resort for many years. We all know there is no place like home but let me say this...the convenience to the beach, the great indoor and outdoor pool area + walk to restaurants can't be beat! We have recommended...More

    2  Thank Barbi1526
    Reviewed 12 June 2014

    My family has been going to this hotel for 23 yrs--we look forward to our trips every year. The place is well taking care from year to year, we love the staff and every year we meet new people and forever friends. We Would recommend...More

    2  Thank Cocochena
    Reviewed 20 February 2014 via mobile

    What a find! Close to everything. Rooms and pools are wonderful. Most of all is the value for your money!! Everyone there is friendly and helpful. Booked for The future already! Avalon is much more fun because there is value in this hotel-staying here is...More

    3  Thank Kathleen H
    Reviewed 20 February 2014

    Four of us stayed in their "C" suite and it was great. Clean and spacious. We have stayed at the Windrift across the street and were far more cramped and paid a lot more money. It is very close to the beach and within walking...More

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    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Pool
    • Free Parking
    • Free Internet
    • Room Service
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Room Service
    • Laundry Service
    • Room amenities
    • Air Conditioning
    • Refrigerator in room
    • Microwave
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    • Pool
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    • Price range
    • US$239 - US$403 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Room types
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Suites ,
    • Kitchenette
    • Number of rooms
    • 90
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    • Cape May County >
    • Avalon
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    • Desert Sand Avalon
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    Thomas M
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    "short walk to beach and stores close for food."
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    "we always request an top floor room; have elevator"
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    "I was on the third floor which avoided the cars pulling at night and less noise of other guests walking by..."
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    "Rooms with lower numbers are closer to the lanai, highest numbers are farthest from outdoor pool and..."
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