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Reviewed January 7, 2011

We are long time LBI'ers usually renting houses for several weeks. This summer, with kids at camp and summer jobs etc, we missed the place but could only squeeze out a few days. We chose the Drifting Sands because i remembered watching the renovations and thought it looked great. I was right! The rooms in the ocean view room were awesome. HUGE and clean and comfy. We had adjoining rooms because we were with extended family. One room had a king bed and the bathroom had a jacuzzi tub. Our room had two queens (maybe doubles dont recall!) and a standard bathroom. Beds were great and maid service kept everything spotless. There is internet and we had trouble getting it wirelessly. NO PROBLEM though because the office had cables! The beach was uncrowded and clean. We were in the perfect location to drive either north or south to explore all the great things LBI has to offer.
We booked some special deal they offered where if you stayed 2 nights you got a third free and it was PERFECT.
Great people at the front desk too!
Go and enjoy all this place has to offer!

  • Stayed: July 2010, traveled with family
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1  Thank 4goingawayagain
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Reviewed November 11, 2010

Drifting Sands is a very nice motel on LBI. There are 3 bldgs: A 3 story oceanfront bldg with no elevator; a 2 story oceanview bldg with elevator and an efficiency unit bldg with no water views. We stayed in the oceanview which was perfectly lovely except for a dirty blanket. The room was large and had a great balcony for a water view. It contained a flat screen TV, kitchen with sink, coffee maker, micro and mini fridge. I would stay there again but be sure to check the blankets the next time :)

  • Stayed: October 2010
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1  Thank Iseult23
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Reviewed October 23, 2010

This motel was recommended by a friend who stays in the oceanfront room with her husband. We booked late and wanted at least 2 bedrooms since we travel with kids. So we booked in the efficiency. It was very clean with comfortable beds. The bathroom was very clean and the kitchen was just fine. The layout of the room maximized the useful space. TVs in the main room and bedroom and a little balcony. Balcony great for stashing damp towels and beach toys. There was a faintly musty smell which you will get in beach places. There was brand new carpet. 7-11 is next to the efficiency block which was great for morning coffee. Easy access to beach. Bring your own chairs - I thought the rental was a bit steep unless you are only staying for 1 day. We paid $160/night weekday and $185 weekend the week after labor day when prices went down. A real bargain. We'll be back.

  • Stayed: September 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 18, 2010

We chose this property "out of the blue", and mainly for it's convenient location on LBI as well as its uber convenient beach access. We were not disappointed. Our room was terrific. It was clean and comfortable. The view was amazing! (See our pics) The convenience of renting our beach umbrella was nifty.
The hostess/manager was professional, courteous and helpful. The housekeeping staff was also friendly and thorough. In short, we were amazed. And, we are looking forward to returning!

  • Stayed: September 2010, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank JoyP2
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Reviewed September 18, 2010

Our room smelled like cat pee, the beds are rock hard, they squeak really bad (but that's mostly just really funny), bathroom is old, tub w/shower curtain is very narrow and unclean, the shower head is encrusted with hard water minerals and other nasty things... the towel i used to dry myself off with actually had a pubic hair attached to it... and I know it wasn't mine. There is only one usable outlet for any gadgets... there is no hair dryer in the bathroom, this place is just ew. I would never, ever come back here ever again.

  • Stayed: September 2010, traveled as a couple
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