I have been coming up to Hampton Beach every single year, same weekend or week for almost my whole life. We have rented houses, camped, stayed at hotels, you name it. The drift used to be a hotel that was actaully a lot of family fun to stay at, it has changed its look, style, and price to be a high class "luxury resort". What a joke... The rooms are nice, thats for sure, you probably wont find cleaner rooms at this beach, but thats the only good thing I can say about it. The staff is so impersonal, all they care about is the bottom line, that they get paid, and that you follow their very strick rules. You can't even have a friend come to your room to have lunch, or visit another friend staying at this hotel, it felt like I was a little kid that had a curfew and a lot of rules to abide by. Honestly I have a group of about 30 people that meet up this same week every single year, and we rent at least 3 to 4 rooms here, never again. Not only would I not recomend this "resort" to friends, but I saut out this site so I could warn everyone that although it looks pretty, its not worth it, unless you would like to stay somewhere that will give you a hard time about anything and everything, and instead of relaxing and having fun on your vacation, instead feel like you are tip toeing around and having your privacy invaded. Next year were going to the Cape, so peaceful, relaxing, classier, same price if not cheaper, and what you get for your money isn't even comparable. The drift "resort" has just lost a lot of residual business, and I just wanted to warn people to really think about where you are staying, do your research, before you give your hard earned money, and more importantly priceless vacation time to The Drift "Resort" laughable... P.s. I read the other review, and I do agree about the italian place, its called It's Italian, the guy there is just awesome, built it himself and runs it himself with the help of is 80 year old uncle, awesome autheltic italian food, great service, and you can even bring your own wine! :) Now thats what I'm looking for when I'm on vacation!
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