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Drifting Sands Oceanfront Motel

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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
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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Hillside, New Jersey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

My wife and I attended a wedding in Long Beach Island and stayed at Drifting Sands Motel. Check in was simple (you actually get a real key, not a key card) and the ladies at the front desk were very nice. The room was spacious, very clean and up to date. There was a small balcony with a view of... More 

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New Jersey USA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

We stayed at the Drifting Sands this past weekend for an off-season getaway. Our oceanfront room had an amazing view from our second floor balcony. The room was clean, large and offered everything we expected. Step outside the property and sink your feet in the surrounding sand. We would recommend it highly.

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Sweet Valley, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016

Stayed at the Drifting Sands Motel for Valentines weekend. The ocean view from the second floor was gorgeous and inviting even though it was winter. The room was clean and comfortable. The heating system was clunky and noisy and disrupted my sleep, but I am used to my house being completely silent at night. There is a 7 eleven mart... More 

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Beautiful Bucks County, PA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

Stayed in room 327, which is a Jacuzzi suite, oceanfront. The view was great. The room is on the 3rd floor. The stairs aren't bad, but we would have preferred an elevator. The room was very clean. The staff were friendly. The water was hot, the shower had terrific pressure, the Jacuzzi was good. They provided lots of towels, which... More 

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Clinton, New Jersey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015 via mobile

Very nice hotel on the beach. They offer ocean front and view rooms. We stayed in an ocean view room. It offered a very nice view of the beach and was less than the ocean front room. Rooms were clean and somewhat updated. Also, our room was spacious with a dining table for four. Beds were full size, big enough... More 

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Springfield, NJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Went there for an overnight trip with sisters. We got our rooms right on the ocean and the view and sound did not disappoint. The room wasn't fancy at all, but it was very clean. We left the sliding glass door open all night and listened to the ocean all night. For the price, I think it was reasonable considering... More 

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Andover, New Jersey
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

Room was a basic room. It was clean and had what we needed. Only stayed one night, so can't really review too much. I would definitely come back. Staff very helpful. Comes with beach bagels which is a huge plus!

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • 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 East 9th Street, Ship Bottom, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008
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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