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Desert Sand Resort

7888 Dune Drive, Avalon, NJ 08202
Desert Sand Resort
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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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Succasunna, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 via mobile

Very clean. Love that there are both indoor and outdoor pools. Only one block from the ocean. Short drive to Wildwood Crest and Cape May. I only wish it was oceanfront. The town of Avalon is very nice and clean. I highly recommend the Desert Sand Resort.

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

The Desert Sand Motel is more like a hotel. Very clean and modern. Great Fall and Spring packages that make for affordable getaways! Have been staying here off and on for many years and have never had any reason to make a complaint. Indoor and outdoor pool. Indoor exercise area. Also, has a great restaurant too!

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Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

My brother, friends and I stayed in one of the suites in June, 2014 for a weekend of flounder fishing. The suite was very clean, very roomy and the front desk was excellent. Great stay and would stay again.

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Millville, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

the room was very clean, staff was friendly and helpful. everything we needed was supplied except the food. will go back. had a king efficiency room. bed was a little hard and the pillows could be softer but we slept great.

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New York
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

After being treated rudely at one on Avalon's posher hotels, we stumbled across the Desert Sand. A super place. It is extremely clean. The rooms, the reception desk, the pools and the exterior property are spotless. The staff are upbeat and friendly. The Concord, a great little tavern, is within a block. Our room (123) was recently updated. The beds... More 

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Maui, Hawaii
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We just got back from a 4 night stay. Have been coming here since 2003. They have made many renovations over the years. Every year we come there is something new and improved. The place is immaculate. Staff is extremely accommodating. Rooms are spacious and it is a great location. One block from the beach. They have 2 pools if... More 

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Trenton, New Jersey
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We have stayed at the Desert Sand for many years. This was our last visit. The chaise lounges around the pool and sitting areas are faded and uncomfortable. Too much trash laying around. The air conditioning in the rooms is much to loud and the walls are much to thin. Guests are allowed to smoke outside the rooms and in... More 

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Desert_SandNJ, Manager at Desert Sand Resort, responded to this review

Dear Dan, We appreciate your comments and feedback. We also value your patronage of the Desert Sand. Regarding the chaise lounge chairs, this year we put into place a plan to replace the lounge chairs. However, do to the quantity and costs involved, the task of replacing all the chairs require us to spread this refurbishment over several years. Concerning... More 

Bernville, Pennsylvania, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Great reduced price for an efficiency with 3 queen beds plus a sleep sofa (LE room). A little musty smell might have been due to humidity but still there. Second summer arriving Labor Day and stayed for 3 nights. Little traffic, streets were basically empty, easy to find seating at restaurants. Like this place because it's one block from beach,... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

We have been going here for years. The new upgrades in kitchen and tile flooring are nice. The beds were clearly in need of replacement. I felt like I was sleeping on a lumpy bed. Overall we had fun but not as comfortable as one would expect for the price.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

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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