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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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Rating summary
  • 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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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Ridgewood, New Jersey
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed at this motel for one night with my two young sons and had a great time. The hotel looks like it was just remodeled. The exterior and grounds are super clean. The room was spacious and very clean. The location is prime. I was sorry that I booked only one night and opted for a three nights at a... More

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Chicago, Illinois
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Don't let the well kept outside fool you. The rooms are a dump inside. Extremely outdated, mildew stains on big areas of ceiling above beds & smelled moldy. Torn screens, old rusty metal fixtures, poor lighting, cramped space. No irons, hair dryers or coffee pots. Had to go to lobby to access Wifi, as we were told at checkin, it... More

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Dayton, Ohio
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed at Drifting Sands for two nights while attending a wedding on Long Beach Island. The check-in process was efficient. We stayed in the Oceanbreeze building. My initial impression of the exterior of the property was disappointment. For $250/night, I expected a much classier establishment. I initially had a first floor room while my grandmother had a second floor... More

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Orlando, Florida, United States
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you do not book the $350.00 newly renov rooms you will not have clean carpet floors,mildew/musty smelling room, electric in bathroom, quiet running A/C units. We actually showered and walk one the rug only to get black feet. This is clearly the bottom of the ship. Over rated....

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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
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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