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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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  • 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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Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 4 weeks ago

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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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

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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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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 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 August 12, 2014

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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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

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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Address: 7888 Dune Drive, Avalon, NJ 08202
Location: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Avalon
Number of rooms: 90
Also Known As:
Desert Sand Hotel Avalon
Desert Sand Avalon

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