We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Sifting Sands Motel

Show Prices
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
1 room
Check In Check Out
Please enter your travel dates to continue
Check Availability
Book on
or compare prices from up to 200 sites including:
Professional photos
Sifting Sands Motel
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers","shims"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))","shims":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'shims'))"}},"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

91 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Showing 91: English reviews
Levittown, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
68 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A block and a half away from the beach and boardwalk. Competitively priced vs. all of the other motel locations this close to the beach and boards. Our room was clean and comfortable, for the amount of time we actually spent in it. If you are looking for a 5 star all inclusive resort you need to book in Cancun.... More 

Helpful?
Thank Abe A
Schnecksville, Pennsylvania
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked a room through booking.com only 5 weeks before our stay at the end of July 2016. We were charged $224 a night for 2 nights, taxes not included. We arrived at 3pm to check in. Parking was horrible. My husband and I were the last to arrive so we got the last room available. Woman at desk said... More 

Helpful?
Thank caladium22

Travelers are raving about these Ocean City hotels

New York City, New York
Level Contributor
19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

This was my first time staying at this property in Ocean City but it was a very pleasant and comfortable stay. The plus side is how close it is to the beach, you can literally walk there with no problem. We walked with my toddler and another baby in stroller. The hotel is clean and the pool area was clean... More 

Helpful?
Thank ohhmanjinet
Edison, New Jersey
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

Looking for a hotel in the off season, October. Surprisingly a lot of my usually places were booked so we tried the Sifting Sands. Small room but newly renovated. Clean, bright and beds were comfortable. Stayed in a room with a full bed for 2 kids and a Queen for the 2 adults. Bathroom small but clean. They had a... More 

Helpful?
Thank Lyndachia
PITTSBURGH
Level Contributor
40 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015 via mobile

This Motel is very basic and reasonably clean. Our room was very small with nothing to store our clothes. On the other hand, it's two blocks to the boardwalk and close many other amenities. Pricy for what it is in the height of the season. It does have a heated swimming pool. Arnie, the manager is an extremely helpful and... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank leaester
Level Contributor
71 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015 via mobile

In high season expect to pay quite a bit of cash for a small room with basic amenities. On the plus side, the Motel is very close to the Boardwalk, so just park the car in the free space provided and walk. There is a small pool and there are quite a few very good restaurants nearby too, including Manco... More 

Helpful?
Thank James G
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

My family and I stayed at the Sifting Sands hotel for a quick weekend beach visit this past weekend and we had a wonderful experience EXCEPT the beds are extremely uncomfortable, noisy, and are in terrible need of replacement. This would probably prevent me from staying with them in the future unfortunately.

Helpful?
2 Thank Libby S
Chesapeake Beach, Maryland
Level Contributor
56 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

I booked a room in OC NJ late so I could not be to picky. I took what I could get. Room 10 at Sifting Sands Motel. Well the sifting sands and dirt were in my room. My feet would turn black if I took off my shoes and walked across the floor. The bedroom was very small. The other... More 

Helpful?
8 Thank Ralph B
Emmaus, Pennsylvania, United States
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

For starters, we booked a room for 4 people. The room wasn't even big enough for 1 person to stay comfortably, but that was the least of our problems. The room was gross! The sofa bed that my children slept on was filthy, looked like it had ground-in dirt on it. My husband wouldn't even get under the covers in... More 

Helpful?
6 Thank F3499LHkarens
Chesapeake Beach, Maryland
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

The motel is ok for two people for about two days, that's all. It is small and ok. Nothing fancy, just adequate. The clientele was the worst, at least a few. It seems "Elvis from PA" was in the house with a friend and their families. OMG! Obnoxious is the ONLY word. Sure didn't look or act like the Elvis... More 

Helpful?
3 Thank TabbyLady
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

15 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveler Photos (10)
Viewed
Room/Suite (9)
Viewed
Other (1)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (5)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (1)
Viewed
Other (4)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Ocean City hotels
0.1 mi away
Homestead Beach Hotel
Homestead Beach Hotel
#21 of 32 in Ocean City
3.5 of 5 stars 49 reviews
0.3 mi away
Ocean 7
Ocean 7
#6 of 32 in Ocean City
4.0 of 5 stars 278 reviews
0.1 mi away
Ocean Breeze Hotel
Ocean Breeze Hotel
#22 of 32 in Ocean City
3.5 of 5 stars 41 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.1 mi away
Forum Motor Inn
Forum Motor Inn
#9 of 32 in Ocean City
4.5 of 5 stars 137 reviews
0.1 mi away
Tradewinds Motel
Tradewinds Motel
#18 of 32 in Ocean City
3.5 of 5 stars 38 reviews
0.1 mi away
Coral Sands
Coral Sands
#25 of 32 in Ocean City
3.5 of 5 stars 104 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
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 

Additional Information about Sifting Sands Motel

Address: 840 Ocean Ave, Ocean City, NJ 08226-3621
Location: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Cape May County > Ocean City
Price Range: $125 - $306 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 40
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Priceline and Odigeo so you can book your Sifting Sands Motel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Sifting Sands Hotel Ocean City
Sifting Sands Ocean City
Hotel Style:
#16 On the Beach Hotel in Ocean City
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay