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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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1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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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Charles Town, West Virginia
4 reviews 4 reviews
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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
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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
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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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Address: 1501 Coastal Hwy, Fenwick Island, DE 19944-4422
Location: United States > Delaware > Fenwick Island
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