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    Desert Sand Resort

    7888 Dune Dr, Avalon, NJ 08202-1070
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          1 - 5 of 140 reviews

          Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

          We recently stayed a few night with our family (and extended family). It's a nice property that is well maintained. It seems as though they just updated the rooms. The kitchenettes are perfect size. The hotel is very clean. The pools were also great for...More

          Thank Betsy H
          Reviewed October 11, 2016

          I was truly surprised at this Motel , the website does no justice . The room was small sized queen bed , very comfortable , carpets clean with a nice bathroom with sliding shower doors ( i hate shower curtains at hotels ) . I...More

          3  Thank Ionasb
          Reviewed September 25, 2016

          we have been staying at the Desert Sand Resort for 20 some years; while now we only get back to NJ once a year, we stay here due to its location (between downtown Avalon and downtown Stone Harbor); the cleanliness of the rooms- spotless! they...More

          1  Thank Beverly L
          Reviewed September 12, 2016

          While the room was clean, several parts of the stay were lacking. No hand towels were provided even after asking and being told they would stop back in later to provide them. But probably the worst part was their wi-if connection, or should I say...More

          1  Thank hrcrazy88
          Response from Desert_SandNJ, General Manager at Desert Sand ResortResponded December 7, 2016

          The motel appreciates your feedback and concerns. We apologize for any inconvenience or hassle you may have experienced while staying at the Desert Sand. Regarding the hand towels, we encourage our guest to inform the front desk or management of any issues they may have,...More

          Reviewed September 5, 2016

          We recently returned from our second visit to Desert Sand. The room was clean, the property was neat and the staff was welcoming. Our room was a king-D, with a sitting room, small kitchenette and king size bed. The location is great, about a block...More

          1  Thank Jay9691
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          Amenities
          • Top amenities
          • Pool
          • Free Parking
          • Free Internet
          • Room Service
          • Restaurant
          • Bar/Lounge
          • Hotel Amenities
          • Free Parking
          • Room Service
          • Laundry Service
          • Room amenities
          • Air Conditioning
          • Refrigerator in room
          • Microwave
          • Things to do
          • Pool
          • Restaurant
          • Bar/Lounge
          Details
          • Price range
          • $111 - $257 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
          • Room types
          • Kitchenette ,
          • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
          • Suites
          • Number of rooms
          • 90
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          • Location
          • United States >
          • New Jersey >
          • Jersey Shore >
          • Cape May County >
          • Avalon
          • Also Known As
          • Desert Sand Hotel Avalon ,
          • Desert Sand Avalon
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          July 21, 2016|
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          609-368-5133 or 1-800-458-6008
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          "short walk to beach and stores close for food."
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          "we always request an top floor room; have elevator"
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          "I was on the third floor which avoided the cars pulling at night and less noise of other guests walking by..."
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          "Rooms with lower numbers are closer to the lanai, highest numbers are farthest from outdoor pool and..."
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