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Driftwood Motel

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
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Brooklyn, New York
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I started coming here with my wife 8 years ago. We would walk from the Driftwood to the Boardwalk. It's great to park the car in the driftwood's parking lot and not worry about looking for parking. It is about a 10 minute walk to the boardwalk. When our son was born 4 years ago, we started booking the suites/...

1Thank RBach66
Driftwood67, Owner at Driftwood Motel, responded to this review

Thank you.We at the driftwood look forward to our guests enjoying another year at the jersey shore .Our ocean front efficiencies have newly remodeled bathrooms , some rooms and our pool area . We look forward to your arrival

Albany, New York
Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

My family and I stayed over at the "sister" property of the Driftwood Motel, the Broadway Beach Inn with the allure of the nostalgic Americana of a quaint sea side motel. Our decision to stay there was based off of the PERSONALITY of the employee who answered the phone. TEDDY, a very learned man with a genuine non-filtered but tasteful...

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Driftwood67, Owner at Driftwood Motel, responded to this review

Thank you

Reviewed 26 January 2017

For the past 5 years my family totaling about 25 (adults and children) have spent our summer vacation at the Driftwood. We love the quaintness and the privacy. We can't say enough about the family that owns the motel. From Sam and his wife in the office to Betty Ann on the outside, she is always there and ready to...

Thank Linda F
Driftwood67, Owner at Driftwood Motel, responded to this review

Thank you so much and I will be looking forward to seeing you again. You are going to love all the improvements

Waldwick, New Jersey
Reviewed 22 December 2016

Year after year our small PA family returns to the Driftwood for the ULTIMATE comfort vacation. The oceanview efficiency suites are the best on the jersey shore and the pool and extensive decking are a huge plus when you have kids (not to mention the easy walk to the boardwalk)! The rooms are always clean and neat and the staff...

1Thank rhouse63
Driftwood67, Owner at Driftwood Motel, responded to this review

its always nice to hear when our guests are happy, we are so glad you are returning for the 2017 summer season .Remember call march 1 st for your reservation ( you will be pleased with our upgrades this year

Middletown, New York
Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Room smelled musty and is outdated but clean. Heated pool was freezing so practically no one went in. Staff was professional. Location was good. Paid $50/night for taxes in addition to price of room. Beds were okay, nothing spectacular

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Driftwood67, Manager at Driftwood Motel, responded to this review

sorry you were no happy with your stay .sales tax in new jersey is 15 percent on hotels and motels you can call the state on new jersey about that . all of our rooms have new carpet and new 40 inch flat screens and we are located on the beach so you do get the ocean breeze . we...

Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

My wife and I stayed one night the week after Labor day. We payed extra for an "ocean front" room. Although the room was ocean front the room was just feet above the pool. So, it felt more like a "pool view". The bathroom was so dated. The fixtures were from the 50s. The grounds are so small. I couldn't...

1Thank Rich P
Driftwood67, Manager at Driftwood Motel, responded to this review

the rooms above the pool are oceanfront and the bathrooms are a little outdated but we are in the process of updating those . sorry you did not enjoy your one night at the shore

Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

We stayed at driftwood 9/15 ... And it was absolutly beautiful!!! The wonderful staff was so accommodating as we wanted a place on the beach for the nite and they gave us just that!! We were with in minutes of the boardwalk and Our room was amazing the double glass door out to the beach was simply breathtaking!! Sitting on...

1Thank Ducky212
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Rooms were extremely outdated and musty. This place need some serious renovation. Beds were horrible, when asked if we could change our room guy at front desk gave such a look. Some lady walked around smoking, telling life guards people need to stay inside the ropes down by the beach complaining she can 't keep going to the beach to...

Thank Michael S
Stony Point, New York, United States
Reviewed 5 September 2016

For 12 years my sister and I have returned to the Driftwood for our week in the sun. Our time here is absolutely wonderful! We sit on our front porch every day reading and sunbathing. We are right next to the beautiful swimming pool and in front of the snack shack. The staff here at the Driftwood are so congenial,...

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Accord, New York
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

We arrived on a Monday, to a gracious and friendly staff, nice clean room and clean grounds. The housekeepers were attentive and quiet while cleaning other rooms. The beach is beautiful and the sand is clean as well as the pool area.. the snack stand was affordable with big portions and not overpriced. We did end up having to stay...

Thank vasc0ni
Driftwood67, Owner at Driftwood Motel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the great review and hope to see you soon

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The DRIFTWOOD MOTEL is located dirctly on a Private Beach with a snack bar and heat pool call for daily specials ... more   less 

Additional Information about Driftwood Motel

Address: 1414 Ocean Ave, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742-4148
Region: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Point Pleasant Beach
Number of rooms: 40
Also Known As:
Driftwood Hotel Point Pleasant Beach
Hotel Style:
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Point Pleasant Beach
#4 Family Hotel in Point Pleasant Beach
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“The management will help you select a room based on your preference and budget.”
robertpJ8195AQ, 1 Sep 2016 | Read review
“If you want a beachfront room you have to call with time because they book fast!”
Damaris215, 27 Jul 2016 | Read review
“We love ours it's the best suite in the place”
SteveB866, 17 Jul 2016 | Read review
“I made sure to book early to get a ocean side efficiency.”
  • room view showing deck, snack shack, patio area, beach and ocean
joebusateri, 8 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Don't park in front of the 1st floor rooms unless you are good at backing up: narrow entrance. Efficiency rooms available.”
L1254AUmichaels, 5 Jul 2016 | Read review
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