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Sands Motel

1501 Coastal Hwy, Fenwick Island, DE 19944-4422
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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Huntersville, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here over Sunfest and this was one of the few places left that allowed our dog. I had been busy the weeks leading up and ended up booking our lodging later than I had hoped. The woman who checked us in was very friendly, however when I walked into our room, I would've preferred to immediately check out.... More

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Miami, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We stayed in this hotel because of their liberal pet policy. The price we paid in August was as high as any hotel so it is no bargain. Rooms are furnished in early 1970 decor and probably have not been cleaned properly in as long. We found dirty tissues and garbage behind the dresser and under the bed. The room... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

This is not a four star hotel.... but is is a good alternative for anyone that want adequate accommodation for an inexpensive stay at an ocean beach. It is an easy walk to the beach, stores and cafes. Yes, it is old and needs repair.... but so what? It is reasonable clean. The staff is friendly. If you want a... More

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Phoenixville
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014 via mobile

The water smelled like raw sewage. Doors are not secure. Electrical is questionable, at best. Only 1 light worked in the room. No smoke detector in room. No hot water. Rusty razor was in the shower when we checked in. Had to douse the room in Lysol as soon as we arrived. I'm sure the board of health would close... More

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Beltsville, Maryland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This place is a dump. The first thing you notice when you step in to the room is the musty smell and the carpet that is threadbare and stained and disgusting to walk on. When you go into the bathroom and search for the light switch (which is not there) you see a small pull chain on the light above... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

It's old but clean. Quiet, great owners! I love the proximity to the beach where there are no other hotels around, Just other private residences. Less crowds on the beach! Its near great restaurants and you are not fighting all the crowds in the main beach areas.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

The motel is a bit old, but we like it because it is nice & quiet. The room we were in had a nice size kitchenette which came with all the accommodations which came in handy. Very good location near to Fenwick Island State Park, Ocean City, MD beach & boardwalk, and Dewey, DE beaches and very reasonable rates. Not... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013 via mobile

If I could rate zero stars I would. Do yourself a favor and DO NOT book your beach vacation here. Many of the previous reviews of the Sands Motel are accurate: it is within walking distance to the beach, rooms are on well water that is heavy in iron (you cannot drink it), it is a mom and pop place... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013 via mobile

In a word, this place was filthy. On the one hand, I was so pleased that I could bring my dog, on the other hand this place was not fit for a dog. We had planned to spend two nights, but checked out after spending just one night. There was a dirty diaper waiting for us in the bathroom waste... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

We don't care if the price was cheap. You should be able to do ALOT better than what they do here. The location is the only part of this place that worked for us. it's not far from Dewey beach in Delaware, and right on the border of Ocean City. Clean up a little please, and a couple more smiles... More

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Address: 1501 Coastal Hwy, Fenwick Island, DE 19944-4422
Location: United States > Delaware > Fenwick Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 37
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