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Sifting Sands Motel

840 Ocean Avenue, Ocean City, NJ 08226
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Ranked #30 of 34 hotels in Ocean City
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013
Jason B Cincinnati, Ohio
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed in Room 7. The decor was nice but that was it. The door deadlock was broken, it just spinned around in the door ready to fall out. There was no way to lock the door from the inside! There was no bathtub so that was a problem with 2 kids needing to take a bath! It is hard... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The units are very small. Main bed was very hard, futon was alittle better. Could use a bigger shower....very tiny. Was cutely decorated and the pool was nice. They came to clean the room but left dirty towels & trash right out front of your room till next morning...yuck. And could not get internet at all.

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

I have been staying in OC,NJ for several years - this has been the worst experience by far. For starters, the smoke detectors were hanging off the walls (not attached) with no batteries in sight. I attempted to charge my phone and the wall plate detached from the wall - not kidding at all. The hotel has WiFi, however I... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1 review
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

We stayed at the sifting sands motel this past Memorial Day weekend. We stayed for one night, it started out well but quickly went downhill. We had 4 people in our room, with a fifth along for the ride but was staying in Sea Isle. We checked in with no problem, went to the room to get situated. We left... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

I have stayed at this Motel on 4 different occasions now and have never had a bad experience. The location to shopping, boardwalk, and places to eat is incredible as it's located just about near the middle of the boardwalk entrance on 9th street, which is very convenient. Parking in the season can be a little tight, but the spaces... More

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Glendora, New Jersey
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

I would not recommend staying here, very dirty ,spiders in the rooms ,ceiling fan was so covered with dust also had burnt out light bulbs. Bed was so bad in bedoom, big divit in the middle.Bunk beds had mold on the top mattress. Table and chairs were so wobbly you were afraid to use them. Just a very bad experience... More

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Pottstown, Pennsylvania
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

We called a couple months before our trip to reserve a choice room. [All rooms here are not created equal!] A few weeks later they called to tell us the room we picked was no longer available and they were 'upgrading' us to another room. We decided against coming after all and when we called to cancel our reservation, the... More

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Plymouth Meeting, PA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

The motel rooms were very clean and decorated nicely. It is very close to the boardwalk and the beach. The price was great and beach tags were included. There were 4 of us and we had enough space to move around. The bathroom was also clean and had a shower.

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norristown, pa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

I have stayed in this motel about 5 times. The closeness sto the beach and boards is fantastic. That they accommodate for one night only is a big plus. The fact that there is a seperate bedroom from the pullout is also good. However, on three seperate occasions when items have been left in the room and i called back... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

Love it and hate it - The location of this hotel is awesome. The beach, shopping, boardwalk, fantastic restaurants...nearly everything you will probably be visiting OC for is within walking distance. The staff is friendly. The room is small, but setup in a manner that makes the most of the space. The pool is clean and nice, but the pool... More

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Address: 840 Ocean Avenue, Ocean City, NJ 08226
Location: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Ocean City
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Just paces away from the beaches and boardwalk. We offer a retriet that includes a heated pool thats open till 10pm, daily maid service, free beachtags, and free parking to just name a few. ... more   less 
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