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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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Denver, Colorado
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Ridgewood, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

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 August 7, 2014

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 Extremely outdated, mildew stains on big areas of ceiling above beds & smelled moldy.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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

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
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Stayed there last week The room was clean and comfortable, Staff helpful with anything you need Right on the beach with beach chares available to rent. Great Mexican restaurant on the corner. Go and enjoy a great beach experience.

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New York
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

This motel is great! I stayed there for 3 nights last week, but wish that i could stay. If you want quality without having to pay the price of "Chain Hotels", Drifting Sands is your place. All the staff are super friendly. Keep in mind that the location of this motel is a HUGE plus. I would recommend this place... More 

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Milford, Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

I have a family of five. This was our first vacation to LBI. Friends were renting a house approx 1.5 miles from Drifting Sands Motel. We stayed in an efficiency unit for 4 nights. The first imression of the unit was that it was "old and musty". As we settled in we found the unit to be very clean, very... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

This was our first trip to this hotel and to LBI. We just needed a few nights, something close to the beach was a must. After a lot of searching I came upon this hotel. I have to say we were pleasntly suprised. I was traveling with my husband and 2 small children. The staff made us feel welcomed, they... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 via mobile

I have been going down to LBI since I was in my early 20's with no kids. Obviously times have changed And I picked Drifting Sands bc of the location on the island.....peaceful:) I can't believe I have never stayed here before. For an older hotel, the updates, the cleanliness, the accessibility and the service were all fantastic! I was... 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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