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Drifting Sands Oceanfront Motel

119 East 9th Street, Ship Bottom, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008
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Clinton, New Jersey
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267 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015 via mobile

Very nice hotel on the beach. They offer ocean front and view rooms. We stayed in an ocean view room. It offered a very nice view of the beach and was less than the ocean front room. Rooms were clean and somewhat updated. Also, our room was spacious with a dining table for four. Beds were full size, big enough... More 

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Springfield, NJ
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Went there for an overnight trip with sisters. We got our rooms right on the ocean and the view and sound did not disappoint. The room wasn't fancy at all, but it was very clean. We left the sliding glass door open all night and listened to the ocean all night. For the price, I think it was reasonable considering... More 

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Andover, New Jersey
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

Room was a basic room. It was clean and had what we needed. Only stayed one night, so can't really review too much. I would definitely come back. Staff very helpful. Comes with beach bagels which is a huge plus!

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Thank Pam G
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015 via mobile

Been there twice now and will go back again. It survived superstorm Sandy with minimal damage. You can leave the back window and balcony door open at night and get a beautiful cool breeze through the room with the sound of the ocean to put you to sleep. Best of all...watch the sun rise in the morning!

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Parker, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

The staff was great and very helpful. There are beach chairs and bikes to rent, which is helpful if you are out-of-state guest. The breakfast was only bagels, but we were told that was due to unfinished remodeling. The efficiency suite was run down for the price paid, $301,...rusty baseboards, smelled a little moldy.

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Richboro, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

Last minute trip plans that turned out really well. This hotel sometimes has Sunday thru Thursday over night specials which we were able to take advantage of. The personnel were very pleasant and helpful. Beach badges were supplied as well as accommodations for an after beach rinse off after check out. Everything we needed was available.

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1 Thank Lynnsmith20
sparta, nj
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348 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

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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