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Sands Motel

1501 Coastal Hwy, Fenwick Island, DE 19944-4422
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Rating summary
  • 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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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Charles Town, West Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

The staff were very polite, but that is the only good thing about the place. The bed was hard as a rock. The floor was dirty and sandy, the lamp by the bed had a broken switch so you had to screw the bulb in/out to get it to work. The bathroom was a nightmare, the toilet wobbled, no tub... More

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York, Pennsylvania
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

Since the place we normally stay at was up for sale and we weren't sure if they were operating anymore, we opted to stay at the Sands. We wanted an apartment so I would have a freezer to store my pumped breastmilk and thought the price was ok. The rooms were absolutely atrocious. The carpets were stained, the fridge was... More

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North Beach, Maryland, United States
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

We came down for bike week this year and we decided to cancel our other reservations in Rehobeth to stay somewhere else with a kitchen so we could save alittle money... I am so glad we did...Even though this motel is a little older, it has character, I remember staying at places like this when I was younger. The staff... More

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Rockville.Maryland USA
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

I have been coming here 20 years, mainly because we can take our pet here. The people here are pet lovers which is what we want. Before anyone begins complaining, remember this is a middle class beach area and the hotel is a 50's style. You are not in the Hamptons. First of all, there is no crime here, so... More

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Alexandria, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2012

Yes it is old, but I have never had any issues with it being dirty. Its clean, they change sheets and towels and clean the room daily. Its settled in the middle of a lot of large homes for rent so if they aren't full there is hardly anyone on the beach. The owners have cats that live there, so... More

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1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012 via mobile

My fiancé and I only stayed here for one night, and that was enough. We arrived at about 9:30 pm and found the hotel manager to be nice, but a little unprofessional. She had both of her dogs in the office with her, which was cute, but they both kept barking at us. This is something that I realize all... More

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Additional Information about Sands Motel

Also Known As:
Sands Hotel
Sands Motel Fenwick Island
Address: 1501 Coastal Hwy, Fenwick Island, DE 19944-4422
Location: United States > Delaware > Fenwick Island
Amenities:
Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 4 hotels in Fenwick Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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