Just returned from a wedding at LBI and had an opportunity to see all the different rooms at this hotel. The drifting sands hotel is located right as you drive onto the island, so for convenience in getting on/off the island it’s great. There are 4 buildings that make up the complex, the front building facing the street and the side building where the office is located have both been updated recently. The rooms are very clean and neat, and some of the bigger suite rooms include a Jacuzzi tub. The views of the beach are also very nice.
The back building and side building across the street have not been updated yet. We stayed in a 2-room efficiency, in the back building. The room was very clean when we got there and was cleaned every day by house keeping. However, the room had not been updated and was showing its age. But for a quick weekend trip to the beach, it really wasn't that bad. I have stayed in a lot worse. I believe most of the rooms include a refrigerator; ours included an almost full size fridge with stovetop, plates, cups, pots and pans.
The hotel is located within walking distance to several restaurants, liquor store and is located right next to the CVS and 7/11. There is also a security guard that walks around the parking lot at night. If they update the rest of the rooms this year, the whole hotel would be very nice.
I would stay in this hotel again, but in a newer room.
- Also Known As:
- Drifting Sands Oceanfront Hotel Ship Bottom
- Drifting Sands Hotel
- Drifting Sands Oceanfront Motel Long Beach Island, NJ - Ship Bottom