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Desert Sand Resort

Certificate of Excellence
11/06/2017 12/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Folcroft, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 11 October 2016

I was truly surprised at this Motel , the website does no justice . The room was small sized queen bed , very comfortable , carpets clean with a nice bathroom with sliding shower doors ( i hate shower curtains at hotels ) . I came in town for a wedding and stayed 3 nights . I would return here...

3Thank Ionasb
Reviewed 25 September 2016

we have been staying at the Desert Sand Resort for 20 some years; while now we only get back to NJ once a year, we stay here due to its location (between downtown Avalon and downtown Stone Harbor); the cleanliness of the rooms- spotless! they have recently upgraded the furniture, carpet and bathroom items; staff is friendly and helpful and...

1Thank Beverly L
Annapolis, Maryland
Reviewed 12 September 2016

While the room was clean, several parts of the stay were lacking. No hand towels were provided even after asking and being told they would stop back in later to provide them. But probably the worst part was their wi-if connection, or should I say lack of a connection. In this day and age, everyone expects to be able to...

1Thank hrcrazy88
Desert_SandNJ, General Manager at Desert Sand Resort, responded to this review

The motel appreciates your feedback and concerns. We apologize for any inconvenience or hassle you may have experienced while staying at the Desert Sand. Regarding the hand towels, we encourage our guest to inform the front desk or management of any issues they may have, not only with their accommodations, but with any staff. If a circumstance arises and the...

Staten Island, New York
Reviewed 5 September 2016

We recently returned from our second visit to Desert Sand. The room was clean, the property was neat and the staff was welcoming. Our room was a king-D, with a sitting room, small kitchenette and king size bed. The location is great, about a block and a half from the beach and a nice walk to downtown Stone Harbor (a...

1Thank Jay9691
Havertown, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 2 September 2016

We stayed for a few days and everything was wonderful. The customer service was great and everyone is very friendly and helpful. Would stay there again for sure. The rooms were clean and plenty of room for our family. Thanks

Thank crayolaedu
New York City, New York
Reviewed 31 August 2016

The hotel itself is very clean and nicely maintained. Pools are very nice and clean. The layout of the rooms is comfortable and practical. The issue as noted by other posters is the bedding is horrible. not enough pilows (i'm sure you could ask for more but why do i have to?) sheets pull off the mattress which, itself is...

Thank My3GirlzandCoco
Baltimore, Maryland
Reviewed 29 August 2016

It is the little touches that make this a step up from your typical beach motel - the lanai with comfy outdoor furniture which is perfect for happy hour, locker rooms for beach use even before check in, cute tile designs in the pool, helpful front desk staff, plentiful luggage carts. The only frustrations were the lack of an oven...

Thank PretzelRoll
New Jersey
Reviewed 24 August 2016

We weren't expecting much to begin with, but we were pleasantly surprised with the room. We had booked room type D - Efficiency Suite with king bed, living room and kitchenette. Room was spacious and had all the amenities we needed. The location is one block from the beach, we were on the third floor facing the open swimming pool....

Thank sn1101
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Last-minute trip to the beach, this place was very clean inside and large enough to accommodate six people. The room that we stayed in was a two bedroom, two bathroom, kitchen night and living room. Everything appeared to be recently remodeled within the last year or so. I would stay here again.

Thank Alex G
Reviewed 10 August 2016

Very nice hotel. Got there around 1 and were able to check in right away. The outdoor pool is great. Very clean and warm. There is also a little pool bar in the patio area that serves drinks and food for a pretty good price. There is also an indoor pool but we didn't go to that. The rooms are...

Thank mvilla03

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free Internet
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Laundry Service

Additional Information about Desert Sand Resort

Address: 7888 Dune Dr, Avalon, NJ 08202-1070
Region: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Cape May County > Avalon
Price Range: $149 - $270 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 90
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  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“short walk to beach and stores close for food.”
Ionasb, 11 Oct 2016 | Read review
“we always request an top floor room; have elevator”
81beverlyl, 25 Sep 2016 | Read review
“I was on the third floor which avoided the cars pulling at night and less noise of other guests walking by your room.”
hrcrazy88, 12 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Rooms with lower numbers are closer to the lanai, highest numbers are farthest from outdoor pool and associated noise.”
PretzelRoll, 29 Aug 2016 | Read review
“1st floor rooms seem to all be non smoking and are kept that way.”
Mo46, 27 Jun 2016 | Read review
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