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Drifting Sands Oceanfront Motel

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Overview
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good25%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible10%
Travellers talk about
“ocean front”(29 reviews)
“room was clean”(14 reviews)
“corner room”(5 reviews)
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Air Conditioning
Beachfront
Non-Smoking Rooms
Kitchenette
Wheelchair Access
2.5 Star Hotel
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Reviewed 13 August 2014

We stayed here for a wedding. We didn’t check reviews because we assumed the bride & groom had checked it before blocking the rooms. I can only assume they were shown different rooms than the ones our group stayed in. If we’d been traveling by...More

3  Thank Rose P
Reviewed 12 August 2014

Stayed at this motel for one night with my two young sons and had a great time. The hotel looks like it was just remodeled. The exterior and grounds are super clean. The room was spacious and very clean. The location is prime. I was...More

Thank BrianBT480
Reviewed 7 August 2014

Don't let the well kept outside fool you. The rooms are a dump inside. Extremely outdated, mildew stains on big areas of ceiling above beds & smelled moldy. Torn screens, old rusty metal fixtures, poor lighting, cramped space. No irons, hair dryers or coffee pots....More

1  Thank secondwind1960
Reviewed 5 August 2014

I stayed at Drifting Sands for two nights while attending a wedding on Long Beach Island. The check-in process was efficient. We stayed in the Oceanbreeze building. My initial impression of the exterior of the property was disappointment. For $250/night, I expected a much classier...More

1  Thank jesswess27
Reviewed 5 August 2014

If you do not book the $350.00 newly renov rooms you will not have clean carpet floors,mildew/musty smelling room, electric in bathroom, quiet running A/C units. We actually showered and walk one the rug only to get black feet. This is clearly the bottom of...More

3  Thank Rena9823
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Amenities
Top amenities
Free Parking
Beachfront
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Room amenities
Air Conditioning
Microwave
Refrigerator in room
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Price range
US$120 - US$321 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms
Details
Price range
US$120 - US$321 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms
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Pool & Beach (7)
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kimbren
4 February 2018|
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Response from Ally D | Reviewed this property |
Yes beach access are far updated I’m not sure my room was dirty see pictures
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Laura S
2 August 2015|
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Response from Tom P | Reviewed this property |
you'll have to contact the hotel. about the availability, they don't usually offer a room for just one night in LBI as almost all hotels have a 2 night min but ask. There is no safe in the room and the coffee they had was a... More
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Martha52
9 June 2015|
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Response from J456ONwilliam | Reviewed this property |
I don't believe so and the coffee maker should be the ones that are round and look like a disc that already have coffee in them
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"The 2nd floor of the ocean front building is the way to go. The view is well worth the climb!"
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"Stay on upper floor and building you are in has elevator, one facing beach does not have a lift, one that..."
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"The units toward the beach are better. The units in the back are not as nice."
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"Be careful using booking,com on what type of room you think you might be gegtting"
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