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Drifting Sands Oceanfront Motel

119 East 9th Street, Ship Bottom, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008
Drifting Sands Oceanfront Motel
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Staten Island, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

When I check in Mathew was at the front Desk he was so friendly & asked if there was anything I needed don't Hesitate to call the front desk & we hope you enjoy your stay he also told me that in the morning they will be serving Fresh Coffee & Fresh Bagels free of charge I was extremely comfortable... More 

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West Chester, Pa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

3rd floor, Ocean front, on the beach, what else can you ask for? well, maybe a bit more sprucing up with the rusted AC and the slider screen that we had to pick up and move along the rusted track. Great room as I say, best view ever, but it was tempered by the other annoyances a bit. Front desk... More 

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Levittown
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great Hotel they have a lot of units that are either standard economy ocean front Rooms. The rooms are clean and the staff are very friendly and helpful and also in the morning they offer free bagel's and coffee every morning. The check in is usually 3pm but i was able to check in at 11:45am if your room is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here recently for 2 nights, place is right as you get off the causeway on the beach, so it is the quickest place to check in and get your beach chair. beach is very nice and quiet even though your in the middle of LBI. Rooms are big with plenty of cabinet and storage space, plus a small... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For years my wife and I took our daughter to Long Beach Island on vacation when she was little. We stayed at the Drifting Sands a number of times. Our daughter now lives out west and, when she was in for a visit recently, we decided to bring back old times with a return trip to the island. We stayed... More 

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful location, oceanfront the rooms are right on the beach and the oceanview rooms are large and have a great view of the ocean. Each room has a parking spot so no need to worry. Bagels and coffee served daily!

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NYC
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

I stayed here for 2 nights for a friends wedding. We booked an oceanfront room and it was worth the extra few dollars. We were literally on the beach and every time we looked outside, we saw the beautiful ocean. Somehow this hotel managed to be clean, somewhat new and yet very outdated at the same time. It was like... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015 via mobile

We stayed at Drifting Sands Motel in Ship Bottom, NJ for the second time and it was nothing short of amazing times two!!! The motel couldn't have been better...CLEAN, CLEAN, CLEAN and the staff couldn't have been nicer :) By far the BEST MOTEL on the island, can't wait to go back!!!! Another memorable experience :) Paul and Beth

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New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

We stayed in the Ocean view building(newest building at this resort). Our room was on the top floor and we had an awesome view of the beach. We found a very clean room with a nice balcony. I could sit at the dining table or even in bed and see the beach. I took advantage of the stay 3 nights... More 

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New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Let me first say this was not what I was expecting at all. We own a home on LBI which is under construction. I called last minute and explained we just needed a clean bed and shower. We checked in the next day and I could not believe how clean and friendly the front desk area was. I was greeted... More 

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