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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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Chesapeake Beach, Maryland
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36 reviews 36 reviews
8 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
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
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
5 reviews 5 reviews
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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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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 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
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
8 helpful votes 8 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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Cincinnati, Ohio
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Address: 840 Ocean Avenue, Ocean City, NJ 08226
Location: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Ocean City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 40
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Also Known As:
Sifting Sands Hotel Ocean City
Sifting Sands Ocean City
Hotel Style:
#16 On the Beach Hotel in Ocean City

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