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Drifting Sands Oceanfront Motel

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Morris County, NJ
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765 reviews
65 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2,317 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were on the island for a surprise birthday party.My family booked about 10 rooms in total. Everyone who stayed about this hotel raved about it. The price was great, $99 for a ocean view room. The rooms were very clean, The complex was well maintained. The location can't be beat. You are right at the eastern end of 72.... More 

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clarks summit, United States
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

My wife and I spent a fantastic week at drifting Sands Oceanfront Motel in Long Beach Island, New Jersey. We rented suite #327 which had a great view from the balcony and was quiet except for the sounds of the ocean. I would recommend this to anyone looking to have a couple's vacation or a family vacation. This past week... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

This place is nasty. Unfortunately there are no other motels in the area. Very dirty. Shower didn't drain. I don't recommend staying here. Stains on bedding. It needs to be remodeled. Other than being in a great location this place is a dumpster.

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Thank Megan M
Lexington, Kentucky
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170 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

If you are looking for luxury, I am not sure where you will find it in this beach-side community, but the view is nice. The room is equipped with a window AC unit and floorboard heaters. The bathrooms are tiny. The decor is simple. We were in town for wedding and decided to stay in a room with a view.

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1 Thank KHSLex
Stony Point, New York
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 August 2016

Had an amazing few days at the Drifting Sands in LBI! If you are looking for a great get away, this is the place to be ! Nice clean rooms and friendly staff! The staff went above and beyond. Right on the ocean and close to everything. A must see! Will definitely be returning.

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New Bern, North Carolina
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330 reviews
83 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

Hotel is very good but no frills here. If you love the beach then this hotel is a perfect location. Rooms are basic and clean. Refrigerator in room, the AC is very noisy. The room I had was at the back of the hotel but they do have upper floor rooms with ocean view.

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New York City, New York
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51 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2016

Being located right by the ocean is probably the best part of the motel. The view and convenient access to the beach are absolutely fantastic. The room is not modernly updated but it is well-maintained. The staff is friendly. I had a great two night weekend here.

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Mount Carmel, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2016

the rooms we nice , close to the beach, the service was very nice would i stay there again yes, i would its very close to everythingwe stayed there it was probly 2004 and it was with our family and we had adjoining rooms

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Bernardsville, New Jersey
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188 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Love the ocean front view. Don't know of another hotel on LBI that offers that. You only get it from the 2/3 floors of the oceanfront building so don't get the first floor there. You will just dunes. Steps from the beach. Convenient assigned parking. Ice available. Only negative is they say not to use it for your cooler. Really???... More 

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White Plains, New York
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13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2016

Just spent 4 days at the Drifting Sands Motel and it was very pleasant. The staff at the front desk was friendly and helpful. Our rooms were ready as soon as we arrived at around 2:00 which was great. They don't have a pool, but we didn't mind because when we go to the shore we only want the beach... More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Beachfront
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • 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.”
 of 5 bubbles bwco, 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Oceanside building 2nd floor has view of beach. Or you can go Oceanfront.”
 of 5 bubbles prcamp627, 27 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Oceanfront on the second or third floors in the Oceanfront Building”
 of 5 bubbles 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”
 of 5 bubbles 420karenn, 9 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Ocean views are best on 2nd and 3rd floors. Dunes might block view on first floor.”
 of 5 bubbles 123CherylS123, 29 Sep 2015 | Read review
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