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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very old school motel on Coastal Hwy in Fenwick Island just a block off of the beach. The rooms are very funky (not in a hipster way) but serviceable. Linens are clean, staff is friendly, bathrooms work. The pool is nice and the other guests were all very personable. There are lots of flies, for whatever reason. You pay for... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Place was a dump. Soft spot on kitchen floor. No blinds on some of the windows. Oven didn't work on stove. Air conditioner barely made a difference and while taking a shower the water got so high because it wasn't draining right. Wouldn't recommend.

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Morrisville, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been coming for a year now, I love this place.... all the people that work there are very nice and accommodating. Terry the assistant manager, has a warm personality plus gives excellent customer service. Jason the manager, and Terry truly want your stay there, to be enjoyable. the rooms are always cleaned very well. The pool is very... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

My husband and I decided to go to the beach last-minute with our 3-year-old and we found this motel to be one of the most affordable options and within walking distance of the beach. We had read multiple reviews about it being dated, so we were well aware of what we had booked. The motel is quaint and extremely convenient.... More 

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Pittsburgh, PA
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48 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

It's true that first impressions are the traveler's gauge to how well the stay will be. My first impression was that this motel just wants warm bodies at the front desk. That being said, I will caution future visitors to not permit anybody there to swipe your credit card more than once. Mine was swiped 3 times and by the... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

Very clean employees very nice but the place really needs some TLC... holes in walls covered with pictures, light in bathroom pull string and no exhaust fan and very very small, no closet some receptacles not working.

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Havertown, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

This is an old motel, very small room, with no closet... That said, the rate was very reasonable, the staff is super friendly, there is a crystal clear pool, the room was very clean, the king size bed takes up most of the room but was really comfortable, the AC was new, the bathroom had good pressure and plenty of... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

This hotel is in a good location but we found it a bit dingy and depressing. It was raining during our entire trip too so this did not help. It also did not feel very clean but not that bad. The television only had a few working channels, so being inside with nothing to watch made it tough. The staff... More 

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Wilmington, Delaware
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

This is a vintage motel from the Fifties, preserved about as well as one could expect, at the seashore. Small room made more cramped with a huge king bed, cheap plywood walls, ancient TV, cheap carpet, period tile bath, window AC. Room was musty and walls were thin, so lots of noise from next door and overhead. Toilet seat loose... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015 via mobile

This place fit my needs for a 2 night stay, just me & my dog, meeting up with friends. It's super close to the beach and within walking distance to shops, restaurants and mini golf. Yeah it's a bit outdated but I don't plan on spending most of my time inside looking at the walls. It's really clean, staff was... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
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  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Looking for a hotel that's clean, comfortable, and convenient? Well, you've found it. At The Sands Motel, you can walk just a few steps the pool or a few more to the pristine Fenwick Island beaches, With our Oceanside location in Fenwick Island you have the best of both worlds the peace and quiet of the open beaches or with a short drive the hustle and bustle or either Ocean City, Md or Bethany Beach, De Boardwalks. Fenwick Island also has several fine eateries within walking distance to the Motel. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sands Motel

Address: 1501 Coastal Hwy, Fenwick Island, DE 19944
Location: United States > Delaware > Fenwick Island
Price Range: $100 - $203 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 33
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