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Drifting Sands Oceanfront Motel
Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Ship Bottom
Reviewed June 9, 2010

Stayed in the Ocean Front 3rd floor room and it was amazing. The room was extremely clean, had comfortable beds, and the view was breath-taking!! The staff was very friendly and helpful. It is true that you get what you pay for!! We stopped at some of the other motels on the island and this one is by far the newest, nicest, and cleanest that LBI has to offer.

  • Stayed: May 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 2, 2010

My husband and I live pretty local and go to the DS motel for little getaway's during the "off season". We have stayed there 5x and will continue to go back. The people that have complained about the older buildings....you get what you pay for! There is a big difference in price between their new and old building and I'm sure ppl just take the older building b/c the price. We have stayed in the ocean front and ocean view. If you are going to stay there, definitely stay in the ocean front building. The view is AMAZING from the 3rd floor. If you book the corner room you will have extra windows which adds to the experience. The ocean view building is nice too. The inside looks just like the ocean front building but the view is from far back. If you are staying for the VIEW....stay in ocean front or you will be disappointed. The service has always been good too. We will be seeing them in April too :)

  • Stayed: October 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 22, 2009

This must be the worst place to stay in LBI. The worst customer service ever! Such a rip off. I would never recommend this place to anyone.

  • Stayed: August 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 15, 2009

Can I give minus 5 stars? Terrible experience in every aspect! The bad memories keep lingering after all these months. They charge an extra $100 per night for the ocean view. Don’t bother – you won’t get any ocean view. We paid $600 for 2 nights! I couldn’t even get a glimpse of the ocean – only the dirty parking lot. Just like someone said: overpriced and dingy. But most importantly- it’s an official robbery. The place was intentionally misrepresented and once they get your money- that’s it! Unless you enjoy paying lots of money for nothing do yourself a favor and go somewhere else!

  • Stayed: July 2009, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 5, 2009

We stayed at an oceanfront room at this motel and were very disappointed. We paid over $250, and although the view of the ocean was beautiful and convenient, the room was disgusting. The shower was moldy, the toilet looked like it had not been cleaned, the bathroom ceiling was dripping, and the sheets had a blood stain on them. The only positive was the proximity to everything in town and the ocean.

Stayed: October 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 27, 2009

While the lobby was presentable and the room was clean, a medicinal and "cheap motel," chemical odor infiltrated the sleeping chamber and permeated all of our belongings. So bad, in fact, that upon our return home, all of our clothes required dry-cleaning, including my tie and backpack.

To be fair, however, I did not complain to the management about our room, and can not be sure that every room at the Drifting Sands Motel will cause chronic dry-eye and excessive blinking to all other occupants.

The towels were surprisingly fluffy.

  • Stayed: September 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 30, 2009

Drifting Sands is a perfect getaway to relax and take in all the amennities it has to offer. This is our second time here and already planning a longer stay next year. We have stayed in the ocean front rooms and this year stayed in the efficiency room, both by far very clean. Next year we may try there oceanview room. Staffing very polite and courteous and helpful! If your a beach goer and like the convience of walking out to the beach not walking blocks to get there. This is the place to be. Looking forward to 2010.

  • Stayed: August 2009, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Drifting Sands Oceanfront Motel

Address: 119 E 9th St, Ship Bottom, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008-4600
Location: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Long Beach Island > Ship Bottom
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Ship Bottom
Price Range: $121 - $321 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Drifting Sands Oceanfront Motel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 100
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Drifting Sands boasts LBI's most convenient location in Ship Bottom, NJ. Our array of accommodations offers everything you need for a romantic weekend getaway or a family, fun-filled vacation. Comfort, friendly service, beach access, and stunning ocean views. make Drifting Sands the best value on Long Beach Island, NJ. ... more   less 
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