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Desert Sand Resort

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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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Burlington, New Jersey
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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Reasonably prices, very nice accommodations for a motel, the staff was very nice, and the rooms were clean and the house keep did a fine job. Close to Stone Harbor, Wildwood, and the main drag in Avalon.

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Long Neck, Delaware
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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The staff was absolutely 1st class, the rooms were adequate and comfortable. The location is super, just a block off the beach and they give beach tags for you to use during the stay. The refrigerator, which is larger than most hotel's. and microwave are a nice added touch. I wouldn't hesitate to return. Just wish they took American Express.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We took our children, 3 & 7 for a little trip to the beach, and this was a GREAT trip! This hotel is fantastic! Super nice staff at check in. Our room was ready a bit early, so we were able to get beach tags and head right to the beach. Later a staff member saw us having a problem... More

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Morrisville, Pennsylvania
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

from the time we checked in i knew this would be a great experience! the staff was very polite and helpful, the lobby and grounds were immaculate, everything was spotlessly clean! our room was large, clean, comfortable and a great bathroom! the bed was extremely comfortable....in fact my husband was trying to figure out how to take it home! LOL!... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Our family has stayed at this resort for many years. We all know there is no place like home but let me say this...the convenience to the beach, the great indoor and outdoor pool area + walk to restaurants can't be beat! We have recommended this resort to many of our friends who have been repeat customers for many years... 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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