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“Great, Convenient Motel”
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Driftwood Motel
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Dumont, New Jersey
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great, Convenient Motel”
Reviewed August 24, 2011

We found the Driftwood Motel to be a great place to stay. The rooms were much nicer than I thought they'd be. Only drawbacks, no tubs for little ones and no DVD player in the TV. But they did have a lot of kids channels...Nick, Sprout, Toon. The convenience of the pool and private beach being right in the Motel's backyard was awesome. We didn't have to drag a ton of stuff all the time, we could go back to our room at any time. I was comfortable enough to even leave my room unlocked while I was in another room (more of my family was staying there). A big plus I found was a little dressing/storage room they have. It has a counter and a bench, which gives you a ton of space to put food, drinks, and bags. They don't have to be all over the room. Overall a great place to stay we'll definitely go back!!

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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Albany, New York
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed August 19, 2011

My wife was fooled by the obviously planted "good" reviews but you shouldnt be.
This Motel was terrible.The toilet was clogged when we arrived and never worked after'
There was never any shampoo provided or wash cloths.We were given floor mat size towels and electrical was in disrepair as well.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Maywood, NJ
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed August 18, 2011

This is our 12th year at the Driftwood Motel and could not imagine a better place to vacation with family and friends!! Room 102 is home away from home....It is a great place for young kids, as mine were 4 the first time we vacationed here and a great place for teenagers as the boardwalk is within walking distance...The pool area is beautiful and well-maintained....The beach is right at your finger-tips..perfect for back and forth with young ones. The property is always cleaned and well-maintained..Wished my flowers looked as beautiful as yours... Anthony's snack bar is the best in town, the trip is worth the grill cheese!! Cheers to Sammy, Paulie, and Betty Ann, and even though "our little crowd" ruffles some feathers by raising the level of noise appreciation...we are always welcomed with open arms!!! Don't let Laurie retire...she's awesome!!!!!
So, if you are looking to spend some time at Point Pleasant with family and friends--look no further...Book now!!! See you next year!!!

Room Tip: The rooms are cozy and sparkling clean.
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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Maywood, NJ
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed August 18, 2011

The Driftwood is a great place to stay at the shore with your family. Perfect set up for a motel all closed in, nice pool and private beach. I have been going there for 10 years and have never had a bad visit. Most of the people that are in the motel when I go have all been going down for 10 years or more...they must be doing something right...great place to stay and I will be there next year!

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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed August 16, 2011

This motel is on the Jersey Shore. Has a heated swimming pool that is always kept very clean. There is a poolside snack bar that is open during the summer months. We rent one of the efficiencies with a full kitchen. They have done some remodeling and updating inside and out. Rooms are comfortable and roomy, multiple closets and dressers and ac. Only two stories with a few efficiencies on the third floor with ocean view (no elevator). Parking is tight. Lots of families vacationing, staff friendly and accommodating. Very nice place to go and relax, walk the beach, enjoy the sunrise and within walking distance of the boardwalk.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled with friends
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Point Pleasant, New Jersey
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed August 14, 2011

For once a cliche seems to be accurate... because a stay here (whether brief or extended) is truly a touch of paradice: a clean, comfortable room, a pristene beach, a refreshing swimming pool... and access to delicious, affordable food. If you're looking for a wonderful stay in Pt. Beach, consider this your best buy... I already have plans to visit again next year.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Wallkill, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed August 12, 2011

The staff is so friendly and accommodating. The pool is kept super clean and the private beach is definitely a big bonus! Great comfortable place to stay for a reasonable price!

Room Tip: we bring a clothesline to hang wet towels & suits. the in-room fridge saves us money too by allo...
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Property: Driftwood Motel
Address: 1414 Ocean Ave, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742-4148
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Location: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Point Pleasant Beach
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Point Pleasant Beach
#4 Family Hotel in Point Pleasant Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Driftwood Motel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The DRIFTWOOD MOTEL is located dirctly on a Private Beach with a snack bar and heat pool call for daily specials ... more   less 
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