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Desert Sand Resort

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7888 Dune Drive, Avalon, NJ 08202
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Desert Sand Resort
Ranked #3 of 5 hotels in Avalon
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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English first
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A very nice hotel Very clean and spacious since we had an efficiency with kitchenette. Front desk even called to say we could use a more accessible bath next door for our daughter if we needed it. Beach tags come with stay and its a very short walk to the beach. Quiet and friendly. Would definitely stay there again!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed at the Desert Sand last week for three nights. The room was ready at 4 pm when promised. They gave us beach tags to use that day which was nice. The bed was very comfortable. The sofa bed in the living area is a bit uncomfortable and the bed wasn't the best but it was adequate for my... More

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Woodbridge, NJ
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a very nice, but short stay here. We were allowed to check in early, as the room was ready. The staff is very pleasant, the hotel clean. It has a nice area with tables and umbrellas for eating outside. We didn't eat in the restaurant, but did have drinks, which were very good, but pricey even for NJ.... More

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Philly
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62 reviews 62 reviews
14 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Desert Sand in Avalon gives me what I'm looking for in a very nice Motel but still somewhat reasonable. It's very close to the beach, 1 block away. Has an outdoor pool for those who want that and a small food stand at the pool so you can have lunch etc. The rooms are spacious, clean, comfortable and the staff... More

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New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Spent 2 nights in a King room at the Desert Sand on 7/30 and 7/31. We checked in at about 4:15 and requested a room on floor 2 or 3 so we could enjoy the sunset higher up. I was told there was nothing else available and I should have requested a higher floor when I made my reservation months... More

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Extremely clean hotel with great friendly staff. Our suite room was huge and well appointed. Another plus, this hotel has both an outside and inside pool, wow. Also beach access was within easy walking distance and parking on site was great. Recommend this hotel.

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3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We bought a deal for this hotel on living social and it was well worth the money! Although I'm not sure if it's worth the money during the high season around $260/ night without the coupon. The hotel was very clean and our room was nice with a full fridge and kitchenette in it. Avalon is such a great place... More

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Wildwood Crest
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

This was the first time coming to Avalon, and we had no reservations. We were lucky enough to find a room at the Desert Sand. The front desk crew was super friendly especially the young woman named Liz. After checking in we had a slight problem with the refrigerator, callled the front desk and the maintenance man came and fixed... More

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Barto, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Only positive things to say about the Desert Sand! The staff is wonderful - friendly and helpful in the office and when we had a concern about our room, we had two maintenance employees in within 30 minutes and the minor problem was addressed professionally and to our satisfaction immediately. The location is awesome - one block to the beach... More

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Westminster, Maryland
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

There is really nothing negative to say about this experience. First, we found an amazing deal on Living Social for this hotel, which made it all the more worth it. There was only one minor hiccup upon check-in where we were given the keys to a room that was already occupied. The manager on duty fixed it immediately and was... More

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Address: 7888 Dune Drive, Avalon, NJ 08202
Location: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Avalon
Also Known As:
Desert Sand Hotel Avalon
Desert Sand Avalon

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