We travel to OC every year. Most times with our two boys, this most recent trip was just the two of us. I have to say, I stayed here years ago and was not happy. This time, it was better. Yes, all of rooms are privately owned so they vary greatly. That said, when you go online you can look at each one of the rooms to understand what you will get. If you look carefully at the pictures, you can tell which ones have an updated bathroom. I think that sets the tone for the rest of the unit - so choose carefully. Our first time we did feel attitude from the management. Not so this time. The manager (an older gentleman and I forget his name) was very nice to me from my telecon with him to the day we left. He knew we were repeat guests and even recommended a different room than the one I had originally called for. He did not steer me wrong. We like our unit and appreciated that it had faux wood floors and not dirty sand filled carpets. The bathroom, countertops and even burner unit were new. The place was nicely painted as well.
Yes, these are very tiny units. You walk in and there is the kitchen on one side, a futon on the other and two doors lead to either the small bedroom or the bathroom. When we stayed years ago we learned that you could not close the bedroom door or you wouldn't get any air as the unit only has on A/C unit which is located in the main 'living room' area. So much for a bedroom and privacy, if you have kids. When we did come before with kids, they were little and pooped out when we returned to the room. I would not stay here with my kids now and the place is too small and not possible to manuever around with 4 (almost) adults. However, it was perfect, clean and nicely kept for my husband and I on a quick and quite couples getaway.
For those that don't know the area, it's a quick 1 1/2 block walk to the beach and boards. No need for your car the entire stay as everything is in walking distance. Great restaurants and shopping all around!
If you carefully decide which unit to stay in and are assured that your unit has a new(er) bathroom, you should be ok. Oh, and the cleaning people have gotten much better since our last stay.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Sifting Sands Hotel Ocean City
- Sifting Sands Ocean City