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Sifting Sands Motel

840 Ocean Avenue, Ocean City, NJ 08226
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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
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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PITTSBURGH
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24 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This Motel is very basic and reasonably clean. Our room was very small with nothing to store our clothes. On the other hand, it's two blocks to the boardwalk and close many other amenities. Pricy for what it is in the height of the season. It does have a heated swimming pool. Arnie, the manager is an extremely helpful and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In high season expect to pay quite a bit of cash for a small room with basic amenities. On the plus side, the Motel is very close to the Boardwalk, so just park the car in the free space provided and walk. There is a small pool and there are quite a few very good restaurants nearby too, including Manco... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family and I stayed at the Sifting Sands hotel for a quick weekend beach visit this past weekend and we had a wonderful experience EXCEPT the beds are extremely uncomfortable, noisy, and are in terrible need of replacement. This would probably prevent me from staying with them in the future unfortunately.

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Chesapeake Beach, Maryland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

I booked a room in OC NJ late so I could not be to picky. I took what I could get. Room 10 at Sifting Sands Motel. Well the sifting sands and dirt were in my room. My feet would turn black if I took off my shoes and walked across the floor. The bedroom was very small. The other... More 

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Emmaus, Pennsylvania, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

For starters, we booked a room for 4 people. The room wasn't even big enough for 1 person to stay comfortably, but that was the least of our problems. The room was gross! The sofa bed that my children slept on was filthy, looked like it had ground-in dirt on it. My husband wouldn't even get under the covers in... More 

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Chesapeake Beach, Maryland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

The motel is ok for two people for about two days, that's all. It is small and ok. Nothing fancy, just adequate. The clientele was the worst, at least a few. It seems "Elvis from PA" was in the house with a friend and their families. OMG! Obnoxious is the ONLY word. Sure didn't look or act like the Elvis... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

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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philly
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

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
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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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