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Drifting Sands Oceanfront Motel

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Reviewed June 16, 2013

Very friendly and courteous staff. Rooms were very clean. Convenient walk for breakfast. Stayed in the ocean view building. Beds were new and comfortable. Beach chairs and umbrellas were available. Beach looked great!!

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2Thank Paul V
Airmont, New York, United States
Reviewed April 6, 2013

Our summer weekend visit to this lovely clean ocean front motel has been a repeat on our summer things to do. We love the convenient location and the the courteous staff, the surprise weekend continental breakfast . We go back knowing we won't be disappointed.

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3Thank Kathleen G
Hartford, Connecticut
Reviewed February 11, 2013

We love the Drifting Sands. We have stayed here several time, and we will come back every time we visit LBI. The oceanfront rooms have beautiful views. They are clean and spacious. The office was very friendly and helpful. In fact, we left our camera in our room. We were called and the camera was sent back without a charge....

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3Thank Buffy65369
palmerton
Reviewed February 8, 2013

We've been staying at different places on the island for years now but didn't know about this one. We found it after staying two summers ago and made plans to stay last year. It was perfect for all of our needs! We wanted a place where we could cook our own meals and they had a very nice efficiency on...

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1Thank janice s
New York City, New York
Reviewed January 1, 2013

The thing is, I like this place. The people at check in are nice and it's right on the ocean. But... I'd asked for the room where we'd stayed before, which has a pretty ocean/tree view. When we got here last weekend we were given a "complimentary upgrade" to a really noisy room with a view of the ocean and...

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2Thank Clem5977
Glenside, PA
Reviewed October 20, 2012

Our stay was a free night won at a travel show, so, not much to lose. Very pleasantly surprised that they booked us into a third floor ocean front room. Granted it was at the top of the stairs on the end and maybe (?) smaller than other rooms, but it suited us fine. The view of the beach and...

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Long Branch, New Jersey
Reviewed September 29, 2012

The Drifting Sands has it all. Extremely friendly staff, clean rooms, awesome view for a great price.. Perfect location right on the beach and at the center of all long beach island has to offer. Wake up to the beautiful view of the Atlantic Ocean. You cannot get any better than this. ajp.

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1Thank Anthony J
Bergen County, NJ
Reviewed September 20, 2012

Our family has stayed at this motel time and time again for one simple reason, it does not get any better than this at the Jersey Shore. I felt the need to post another review after reading some of the negative reviews posted. Let me begin by saying there is no way an ocean front room had an old TV...

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4Thank sammiblueyes
penllyn
Reviewed September 4, 2012

We happened upon the Drifting Sands and were pleasantly surprised by the friendliness of the staff, the convenience and the affordable price. We were so satisfied that we returned a second time within one month and plan on many more visits. A great Find!!

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Chester, United Kingdom
Reviewed September 2, 2012

We stayed here a week ago. We were recommended this motel by friends who lived in the area. However, they recommended it due to the location and had not seen the rooms. When I rang to book I was told that the rooms were all the same, the only difference in price was for the views:this is not true. We...

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  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • 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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“There are two buildings, pay extra for the ocean side views. They are worth it.”
bwco, Nov 14, 2016 | Read review
“Oceanside building 2nd floor has view of beach. Or you can go Oceanfront.”
prcamp627, Jun 27, 2016 | Read review
“Oceanfront on the second or third floors in the Oceanfront Building”
6RichardK, Apr 27, 2016 | Read review
“Book the second or third floor to get an ocean view. All you can see from the first floor is the dune”
420karenn, Apr 9, 2016 | Read review
“Ocean views are best on 2nd and 3rd floors. Dunes might block view on first floor.”
123CherylS123, Sep 29, 2015 | Read review
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