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The Sands Resort
Ranked #14 of 14 Hotels in Ocean Shores
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Reviewed August 11, 2004

The sands is not as good as it sounds. It's not worth how much you pay either. There are many nice hotel in Ocean Shores, the Sands is not one of them. The staff was fine. We had problems in the rooms though. Some lights would not work, on the faucets- hot was cold and cold was hot, and the rooms really need to be remodeled,(run down furniture). My family had a great time down there, just not while in the hotel. And by the way- the free breakfast in not very big- all they had was juice,coffee, bagels, granola bars, and some snacks. And they don't provide plates so your have to carry your food to your room because they dont have tables and chairs to sit at either. So plan on going out for breakfast.

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Reviewed July 28, 2004

We stayed at the Sands during Harley Weekend. It was the worst hotel I have ever stayed in. The smell of our room was disgusting... I was afraid to sit on the furniture it was so gross. I sat on the couch once and I almost fell to the floor because it was broken. The toilet did not flush. After the first night, the housekeeper came in and all she did was make the bed and give us 1 new towel. She took our coffee cups and did not give us coffee for the next morning. She didn't clean ANYTHING! We also had some bad "stuff" on the walls. I don't even want to know what it was. The worst part is, we paid $80 a night. Even though it is the cheapest place to stay, it is NOT WORTH IT! I think we will camp next time.

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Reviewed July 27, 2004

Every year we go to the Harley-Davidson rally held in Ocean Shores. We have stayed many times at the Sands. We were there in January of 04 for our Anniversary and made our reservations, when we arrived, the price was double what we were quoted, they gave us a "deal" about 30% higher than what we were quoted. Okay, mistakes happen, so at that time we made our reservations for the rally in July. We were quoted $58 per night across the street from the beach, but that was fine all we wanted was a bed & kitchen. Well, 3 weeks before the rally they told us that they were going to raise our rates. It did not matter we had a conformation that was that. They timed this so we would not be able to find another room under $200 and they knew that (we tried). Well, our room was filthy, the bathroom had slim in the bathtub, the door would not shut, the bathroom window would not close all the way the carpet had big stains on it. and the couch was broken. Worse we did not have the kitchen we were told we would have. We got screwed! Their attitude was -sorry we can do what ever we want to if you do not like it go somewhere else! Of course we will never stay here again, and buyer beware, they did the same thing to our friend. Total bait and switch!! Bad service-Filthy rooms, and dishonest practices!!

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Reviewed July 23, 2004

This place is bad. I am not hard to please but the Sands failed my standards. Examples to follow. Carpet was frayed in most rooms, shower curtain (glass sliding) froze and could not be opened - they did fix it within 30 minutes, furniture was in need of repair, mildew all around, walling coming off, pool was dirty, bad smelling odor in the rooms, bed had broken springs, "continental breakfast" consisted of Little Debbies snacks. My advice.... spend another 100 or less and get a room at the Quality Inn or Holiday Inn you will not regret it.

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Reviewed June 27, 2004

Stayed for a week with 3 children. They have not wanted to go anywhere else for vacation ever since. The staff were friendly, the breafast snacks were just what the kids liked. We had a nice room, close to the beach for a great price.

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Reviewed February 12, 2004

Dear Peter (the manager) Thank you for your gentleness and for two wonderful days in your little charming resort. The rooms are very nice and peaceful and the ocean view is beautiful from the sofa in the room and from the balcony. A wonderful place for real relaxation for a writer like me. I have seen a lot and this is a great hotel in all its simple ness and the price good. See you soon Peter. Yours, Leif

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Reviewed January 14, 2004

The rooms are faily clean; but who cares when you have a dog, dogs.
Dusty behind & underneath the tv. Other than that the rooms are good.
Dogs love their fun time too! The staff is friendly & helpful also.
Every morning the resort puts on a free continental breakfeast. Can't go wrong there! For those wishing a cheaper stay; the off shore accross the street is fine. Not as nice but cheap. Still get the free breakfeast. Have stayed at both places. Going back next month for a few days. Of cource the dog is comming too. Don't forget the bring lots of bread or dog kibble to feed the seagulls out the window. HAVE FUN!

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Property: The Sands Resort
Address: 801 Ocean Shores Blvd NW, Ocean Shores, WA 98569
Location: United States > Washington > Ocean Shores
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 14 Hotels in Ocean Shores
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Sands Resort 2.5*
Number of rooms: 152
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Sands Resort has accommodations for groups and families of every budget, we offer a fun and easy getaway at an unbeatable value! Enjoy our breathtaking ocean views, take a relaxing sunset stroll along the beach, play in the indoor and outdoor pools, and unwind in our hot tubs. We offer pet friendly rooms and a free daily Continental Breakfast. ... more   less 
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