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Drifting Sands Oceanfront Motel

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Stony Point, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Had an amazing few days at the Drifting Sands in LBI! If you are looking for a great get away, this is the place to be ! Nice clean rooms and friendly staff! The staff went above and beyond. Right on the ocean and close to everything. A must see! Will definitely be returning.

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New Bern, North Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hotel is very good but no frills here. If you love the beach then this hotel is a perfect location. Rooms are basic and clean. Refrigerator in room, the AC is very noisy. The room I had was at the back of the hotel but they do have upper floor rooms with ocean view.

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Thank edodowd
New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Being located right by the ocean is probably the best part of the motel. The view and convenient access to the beach are absolutely fantastic. The room is not modernly updated but it is well-maintained. The staff is friendly. I had a great two night weekend here.

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Mount Carmel, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the rooms we nice , close to the beach, the service was very nice would i stay there again yes, i would its very close to everythingwe stayed there it was probly 2004 and it was with our family and we had adjoining rooms

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Bernardsville, New Jersey
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26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Love the ocean front view. Don't know of another hotel on LBI that offers that. You only get it from the 2/3 floors of the oceanfront building so don't get the first floor there. You will just dunes. Steps from the beach. Convenient assigned parking. Ice available. Only negative is they say not to use it for your cooler. Really???... More 

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White Plains, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just spent 4 days at the Drifting Sands Motel and it was very pleasant. The staff at the front desk was friendly and helpful. Our rooms were ready as soon as we arrived at around 2:00 which was great. They don't have a pool, but we didn't mind because when we go to the shore we only want the beach... More 

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Forked River, New Jersey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I typically enjoy an oceanfront hotel or motel in Montauk Point but this year, we bit the bullet and gave our Jersey Shore a chance. I booked a room on the third floor of the oceanfront unit not thinking about having to climb up 3 flights of stairs with all our stuff; there are no elevators in... More 

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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

Do not be fooled by the "motel" in the name. Very clean and friendly. Love going here. Been there twice now and can't wait to go back. The rooms are generous. Many have a view. Stayed in Oceanside, had a balcony and a king size bed. The beds are a little hard, but otherwise, all good. Microwave, coffee pot and... More 

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New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016 via mobile

I stayed at the motel for two nights for my daughter's dance competition. It is a motel but it has a beautiful view of the beach. The room was clean and adequate but it has no frills. The front desk staff was helpful with dining recommendations. Bagels were provided for breakfast from 8-12. The only issue we had were how... More 

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Siesta Key, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

It's been many years since I have been to the NJ shore but we went here for a wedding this year. The hotel (and I use that term loosely) is just a bunch of small rooms with misty smells and old furnishings. The room was noisy -- the person above us stomped around the room until 1:00 am and then... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Beachfront
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Drifting Sands Oceanfront Motel

Address: 119 E 9th St, Ship Bottom, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008-4600
Location: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Long Beach Island > Ship Bottom
Number of rooms: 100
Also Known As:
Drifting Sands Oceanfront Hotel Ship Bottom
Drifting Sands Hotel
Drifting Sands Oceanfront Motel Long Beach Island, NJ - Ship Bottom
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