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Drifting Sands Oceanfront Motel

119 East 9th Street, Ship Bottom, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008
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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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sparta, nj
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296 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This hotel has oceanfront buildings - there are several buildings. We seemed to be in one of the older buildings and we faced the parking lot. We wouldn't have left the curtains open even if there was a view because the window faced the walkway fronting all the rooms on our floor. A room with two full size beds was... More 

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minneapolis
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28 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This property is in a great location, right on a beautiful beach with easy access to the island. The front desk staff was efficient, our room was clean and we enjoyed our stay! We chose an oceanfront room and I would recommend second or third floor for those wanting a true Ocean View. Rooms had a fridge, microwave, plates and... More 

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Sparta, New Jersey
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had to put September, 2014 because I couldn't put in last August, 2014. We go here every year for a 3 night stay since they have a special offer giving the 3rd night free. I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 only because it doesn't have a pool which, in my opinion, would make it perfect. For me,... More 

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West Nyack, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We decided to stay in LBI at the last minute the week before 4th of July and the hotel staff graciously accommodated our family of 5 with a beautiful 2nd floor corner room with an ocean view and balcony! It was very clean, spacious, and the staff was extremely helpful and very nice. I would stay here again anytime!

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Roslyn, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was very impressed by this motel. First of all, it's a big establishment and very well run. You are given a parking spot which corresponds to your room number. Then when you walk into your room, there's a nice fresh and clean smell. The room is a nice size and there's a refrigerator, microwave, and wet sink. A good... More 

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Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's tough to beat the view from the second and third floors; if you're stuck on the first floor the new dunes obscures the view. The biggest problem with this place is the lack of accessible outside showers and hoses to wash off the sand before returning to the room--it's a few hundred yards from the front building, across a... More 

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Mahopac, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just stayed at the Drifting Sands for three nights with my daughter and parents. We had the ocean side room with a balcony. The room was bright and clean and pretty spacious for 4 people. The location was perfect as you could walk to many restaurants and shops. It was nice being right on the beach, you couldn't get any... More 

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Bergen County, NJ
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our family visits this Motel annually. Seeing as I have reviewed it before I was not going to write another stellar review highlighting the impeccable cleanliness, friendly staff and prime location. After reading the last negative review I was compelled to once again offer up my opinion. To review a hotel based on an ASSUMPTION that the friendly staff who... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Clean rooms, beds were comfy, great Oceanfront view. Just what you expect from any hotel on LBI. Then we went to check out. We were on the second floor and had to make several trips to the car with our luggage. Two very sweet teenage girls who were employed by the hotel to clean the rooms saw us going back... More 

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driftingsandslbi, General Manager at Drifting Sands Oceanfront Motel, responded to this review

As General Manager of The Drifting Sands Ocean Front Motel, I would like to clarify the details of the review concerning the missing food and cooler. Our guests checked out of their room on Sunday morning. Upon checking out we offered the beach badges, parking spot and the use of our outside showers and rest rooms for the rest of... More 

Staten Island, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

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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