We usually stay at the Forum (which is a great value) but they wanted a minimum of two nights. Since we only wanted to stay one night, we booked at the Sifting Sands since they would accomodate a one night stay. When we first entered our room, I started turning on the lights. The lamp on the living room end table didn't had a lamp shade which seemed kind of odd. As it was goign to be in the upper 80's that day, it would have nice if mgmt had turned the air on in our room prior to our arrival. The ceiling fans were not getting rid of the humidity in the room. As I looked around the room, I noticed that the kitchenette cabinets were new and the cabinets in the bathroom and bedroom were new as well. But then I looked at the living room carpet. At one point it must have been beige, but now it looked like a sooty ashtray. We didn't realize how dirty it was until my daughter took a bath. After only a few minutes of waking around in bare feet, the soles of her feet were black. Then my husband and I looked at our feet and our feet were completely black too. It was disgusting. We took one of the extra blankets and had to lay it across the carpet for the remainder of our stay. And on top of it, the shower curtain was stained (it looked like a dog had peed on it). There was a huge patch of duct tape on the shower wall where a sopa dish usually is. If you are going to renovate a room, do it from top to bottom. Don't just slap on new cabinets.
Next time, I'll stay an extra day so we can stay at the Forum and have a clean room.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Just paces away from the beaches and boardwalk. We offer a retriet that includes a heated pool thats open till 10pm, daily maid service, free beachtags, and free parking to just name a few. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sifting Sands Hotel Ocean City
- Sifting Sands Ocean City