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Drifting Sands

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Pool & Beach (15)
119 E 9th St, Ship Bottom, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008-4600 See on map
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Hotel
Family Rooms
2.5 Star accommodation
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30 Sep1 Oct
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Drifting Sands boasts LBI's most convenient location in Ship Bottom, NJ. Our array of accommodations offers everything you need for a romantic weekend getaway or a family, fun-filled vacation. Comfort, friendly ...More service, beach access, and stunning ocean views. make Drifting Sands the best value on Long Beach Island, NJ. Less
Hotel class
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Hotel
Refrigerator in room
Wheelchair Access
Room Service
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Hotel class
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
Price range
US$100 - US$366 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Drifting Sands Oceanfront Hotel Ship Bottom
Drifting Sands Hotel
United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Long Beach Island > Ship Bottom
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Pool & Beach (15)
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All reviewsocean frontoceanfront roomroom was cleanfirst floornice balconyassigned parkingcorner roomlong beach islandfront desk staffoff seasonwet barconvenient locationthe jersey shoreocean view buildingfavorite spotcoffee makerking bed
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

No correlation between the photos on the website and the room we were assigned. Overpriced. Damp and musty smelling. Bed is adequate. Bathroom dated. Amenities of poor quality. I wouldn’t stay here again.

Thank LuckyTraveler18
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So I literally gave the Deifting sands my all and benefit of the doubt however, I was let down. I booke and stayed from August 11-18 and spent a lot of money to stay here. When we got there the room smelled of a terrible...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

My family and I went in June and had a great time. This is a family owned hotel, with reasonable expectations your family will have so much fun. We did book an ocean front room, not all rooms have the same view, make sure you...More

Thank Sarah C
Response from AnneL5017, General Manager at Drifting SandsResponded 1 week ago

Hello Sarah, Thank you for your review. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to welcoming you back to Drifting Sands in the near future.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place was pretty disgusting. Beds were literally the most uncomfortable mattresses I’ve slept on. There was a leak in the ceiling above our shower, so when the people above us showered, we got their dirty shower water on our heads. Ughh, Gross!More

Thank Arnold W
Response from Anne L, General Manager at Drifting SandsResponded 2 weeks ago

On behalf of the entire Drifting Sands team, please accept my apologies for the inconvenience that you experienced. In an effort to restore your faith in our facility and service, please contact the hotel directly so that we may discuss the matter and resolve it...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very disappointed. I reserved an oceanview room with actual views even partial to find out only the building name is “Oceanview” but there is no actual view at all. I would have had to reserve the “oceanfront” building to have an oceanview. My definition of...More

Thank Elizabeth S
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15 May 2018|
Response from jontomsam |
There is no restaurant on the premises. You will have to walk about 5-10 minutes north or south to get to something that early.
10 March 2018|
Response from jontomsam |
I think the buildings that face the parking lot take smallish dogs. I saw a corgi in those buildings a few years ago.
Room Tips
"Views vary, make sure you are booking the right type of room for your needs"
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"Upgrade and get a nicer room with a bit of a view"
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"Get an Ocean View Room"
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"Ocean view was fine but I would probably opt for ocean front next time"
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