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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012 via mobile

I was pleasantly surprised! Brand new rooms, very very clean. More room than expected. Thought it was just a room with 2 beds. It was a small efficiency. Would definitely stay again. The check in was easy. Parking was easy. Location great. Would be nicer if on the beach, but it's just a short walk across the street. Avalon is... More

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Langhorne, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

If you care about Internet access--DO NOT STAY HERE. As I need to use the Internet for work on a nightly basis, I asked about Internet access when we reserved and also the morning of arrival--was told that all the rooms had access, no problem. When I pulled out my computer at 11 PM after the kids went to sleep--could... More

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

The motel appreciates your feedback and concerns. We apologize for any inconvenience the issues with our WIFI network caused you and your family. This has been an issue, with a third party vendor, we have been trying to rectify. As we are exploring different options and solutions, please realize the building is constructed of concrete and steel, the company that... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2012 via mobile

My wife and I recently stayed for two nights midweek. The room was very clean and met our expectations. It is close to the beach. Indoor pool is a plus. Only negative is there are not too many places to eat nearby, but about 15 minute walk to Stone Harbor 96th St. which isn't too bad. All in all, great... More

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Bloomfield, New Jersey
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2012

My family has been going to Avalon for over 15 years. We had stayed at this resort happily for many years without a single complaint. Over the last 2-3 years it has changed. There are now charges if you want to reserve a specific room (1/2 the motel is brand new; 1/2 is very old). Of course some of us... More

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

The motel appreciates your feedback and concerns; and would like to thank you for your unvarying patronage. The management has decided to implement a onetime, per reservation, fee for guests that request specific room locations or numbers. The grounds for this fee is not to discourage or present hardship, but to negate any potential room loss from our inability to... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012 via mobile

This was our first time at the Desert Sand Resort and we weren't disappointed. We will definitely be back again!! The staff is so friendly and accommodating, rooms are clean and spacious. Motel is close to beach, restaurants, and Stone Harbor. The motel was quiet for the most part, with the exception of Saturday night. The young people took over... More

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Sharon Hill, Pa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

I had to make a short trip to Cape May County on business and where I usually stay was full, so I decided to try the Desert Sand. I was not disappointed at all!!! The rooms are beautiful and extremely clean, the staff is wonderful and it's just one block from the beach!! I had to make time to enjoy... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2012

I absolutely loveeeeeee this hotel my family and i have been coming here for 20 years and it just gets better every year! the staff is so friendly and the hotel is always so up to date, nice and clean. it is in the perfect location just 1 block from the beach and a few minutes from stone harbor and... More

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New Oxford, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012 via mobile

We needed to stay in the Avalon/Stone Harbor area one more night beyond a weekly house rental. The resort was very accommodating. They called when the room was ready. It was immaculate (better than the house rental) and spacious. Our only recommendation is to add a comfortable chair or two in the room.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2012 via mobile

We've came to Desert Sands as kids and now we brought our own kids 20 years later- loved the renovations and location and were especially impressed with the frieiness of the staff. Great prices too. We'll definitely come back!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012 via mobile

Last summer was the first time my friends and I stayed in Avalon. We chose the Desert Sand and we were all happy we did! It has great location from the beach (free beach tags) a clean pool and lots of seating outside. We really enjoyed ordering dinner and having lots of space to eat family style outside. The rooms... More

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Additional Information about Desert Sand Resort

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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