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Drifting Sands Oceanfront Motel

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119 East 9th Street, Ship Bottom, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008
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Drifting Sands Oceanfront Motel
Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Ship Bottom
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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58 reviews 58 reviews
29 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed one night in a standard room which does not face the beach and reminded us of the hotels at the beach we stayed at in the early 1960's. The room had two full beds which were a bit rocky from wear. The bathroom was very basic with a decent shower. There was a nice flat... More

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South Windsor, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spent a week here 9/8-9/12. Stayed on the 2nd floor, enjoying the beautiful view of the beachfront and ocean. Though it's clear that the facility is worn from many-a traveler, it is clean. Appreciated the refrigerator, microwave and coffee maker. The only thing lacking is an elevator - which I beg for on behalf of physically challenged or elderly patrons!... More

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Cape May, NJ
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5 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great oceanfront room. Stayed on the third floor and had wonderful views up and down the beach from private balcony. Clean room with microwave, fridge, sink, 4 cup coffee maker (wish I had brought supplies for it) and some dinnerware. Great value and convenient to the causeway and convenience stores. Keep in mind that the Oceanfront building doesn't have an... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014 via mobile

The best place ever stayed onLBI. Clean , safe , convieniet to the entire island. Rooms, linens, bathroom-- spotless. Just walk out to the beach and see sunrise. Assigned parking a great plus. Would return year after year after year ! The only thing that could improve it, is by adding a pool , but I would still recommend and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 via mobile

We have been looking for something close but with the feel of being on vacation far enough away to leave the stress behind. We chose LBI and really got lucky with the Drifting Sands Hotel. My fiancee is very picky about room conditions as well as location. The Drifting Sands offers amazing ocean views and the cleanliness of the room... More

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Barnegat, New Jersey, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Just had a great visit at the Drifting Sands with my family. The oceanfront location is beautiful. We visit every summer and stay here. This is one of the best LBI motels! The location is superior and the staff was very friendly and helpful! We will definitely be back!

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Tappan, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We just got back from a 3-night stay at the Drifting Sands and had such a wonderful experience! First, unless you are willing to spend a ton of money renting a house directly on the beach, you will never get as close as this hotel is to the ocean. We stayed in the ocean front building and it was incredible... More

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Eastchester, NY
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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This our fourth year in a row that we stayed at Drifiting Sands (and took advantage of their summer packages: pay for 2 nights and get 3rd one free) and it was just as wonderful as the first time! Great location, very clean rooms and a staff that strived to make sure that you are comfortable, besides being very hospitable... More

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Montreal, Canada
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4 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

It was a great stay at this motel !! Clean , beds ultra confortable ! Well situated and on the best part of the beach on long beach Island !!! Private entrance to the beach , long chairs and umbrella available from motel (rental 5$ per day ) very cool !!! This place is one of the best to have... More

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Denver, Colorado
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We stayed here for a wedding. We didn’t check reviews because we assumed the bride & groom had checked it before blocking the rooms. I can only assume they were shown different rooms than the ones our group stayed in. If we’d been traveling by ourselves there is no way we would ever have stayed in a hotel like this.... More

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Address: 119 East 9th Street, Ship Bottom, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008
Location: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Long Beach Island > Ship Bottom
Number of rooms: 100
Also Known As:
Drifting Sands Oceanfront Hotel Ship Bottom
Drifting Sands Hotel
Drifting Sands Oceanfront Motel Long Beach Island, NJ - Ship Bottom

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