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Reviewed October 19, 2011

After reading reviews prior to going, I was a little uncertain of Drifting Sands. I'm a little picky about hotels, and I live in a beach area myself, but the hotel is absolutely nice. The beds are comfortable, it's very clean, they have fresh coffee in the a.m. if you don't want to make it yourself in your room (and sometimes bagels), and the oceanfront rooms are amazing with the view. I did see in the "motel" side of the hotel as well, and although the backside of them aren't the prettiest, they are clean with what I'm guessing are new mattresses (I always life the sheets to see).
We left our door opened day and night and to hear the ocean waves and to wake up looking at such a pretty sight, was such a nice getaway.
I highly recommend this hotel. I really don't think the pictures on line do it justice, but the oceanfront rooms are literally ON THE beach...and the other parts of the hotel are right there as well...no boardwalk inbetween like we have here in our town, but right on the beach. There are also cute little restaurants and a sports bar right across the street. You won't be disappointed.

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank DonnasVirginia
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Reviewed October 18, 2011

We stayed 2 nights for a wedding in the cheaper building, i.e. not ocean front. The location is terrific- right in the middle of the island and 2 houses from the beach for our building. The front desk people never told us there were bagles and coffee in the morning, the internet wireless connection was useless,the room so so poorly lit that you could hardly read, and the heater in the bathroom was quite rusty, from occupants who "missed" the toilet! That said it is all about location. Don't miss the Greenhouse Restaurant which is across the street and walkable. Great beakfasts especially for those who need a gluten free option.

Room Tip: if you stay in an ocean front room, don't stay on the first floor because you won't even see the water over the sand dunes!
  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank molly1234
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Reviewed October 14, 2011

We love the Drifting Sands so much that we have returned every year since we first stayed six years ago. It is by far the best place to stay on the island. The location is outstanding, after entering LBI just drive straight to the OCEAN!!! That's right...the Drifting Sands is a BEACH FRONT hotel. There are also many rooms with balconies and exquisite ocean views. In addition, the hotel is centrally located which allows you to travel the island with ease. Upon arrival at the hotel, you are always greeted by a friendly and extremely accommodating staff member. Also, the rooms are spotless and remain spotless throughout your entire stay. The Drifting Sands is great for a couples get away, family vacations and for LBI weddings. This is our FAVORITE place to stay in LBI, we are positive it will be yours too!!

Stayed: September 2011, traveled as a couple
1  Thank Danielle L
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Reviewed October 13, 2011

I highly recommend the Drifting Sands Hotel!! The rooms are VERY clean and the staff is extremely accommodating. They even have security during the night just in case you are in need of help. We have stayed at this hotel several times and it NEVER disappoints us.
TRY IT ~~YOU WILL LIKE IT!!!!!!!!

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled with family
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Thank Catherine C
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Reviewed October 4, 2011

The accommodations were absolutely amazing, rooms were impeccable and the employees at the front desk went above and beyond to make sure we enjoyed our stay.

  • Stayed: July 2011
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Thank Donnas1030
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