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Desert Sand Resort

7888 Dune Dr, Avalon, NJ 08202-1070
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Welcome to Desert Sand Resort, your Avalon “home away from home.” Desert Sand Resort aims to make your visit as relaxing and enjoyable as possible, which is why so many guests continue to come back year after year.

The rooms offer a flat screen TV, air conditioning, and a sofa, and getting online is possible, as free wifi is available, allowing you to rest and refresh with ease.

Desert Sand Resort features 24 hour front desk, room service, and outdoor furniture. In addition, as a valued Desert Sand Hotel guest, you can enjoy a pool and a lounge that are available on-site. Guests arriving by vehicle have access to free parking.

Travellers looking to enjoy some crab can head to The Windrift Restaurant, Sea Grill, or Cafe Loren. Otherwise, you may want to check out a seafood restaurant such as The Windrift Restaurant, Sea Grill, or The Diving Horse.

If you are interested in exploring Avalon, check out a history museum, such as Avalon History Center.

Desert Sand Resort puts the best of Avalon at your fingertips, making your stay both relaxing and enjoyable.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Tennis court
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Vending machine
Tennis court offsite
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
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Air conditioning
Room service
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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Family Resort
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish


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Grade: 47 out of 100
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rwessner1 wrote a review May 2021
rwessner12 contributions
We had a really wonderful weekend! cannot wait to go again! rooms were clean, linens were fresh! and the kitchen utensils were stocked! bathrooms were immaculate. indoor pool was clean and the kids loved it as the outside was chilly. Great time all around
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Date of stay: May 2021
DustyCoat wrote a review Jul. 2020
Haddonfield, New Jersey2 contributions2 helpful votes
If you are offered room 117 or room 118 at Desert Sand check in, beware! Differently from all other units with central air these two rooms on the first floor are equipped with awfully loud wall air conditioners located two feet away from the bed. Apparently 117 and 118 have been converted from broom closets or utility rooms to maximize owner’s profit. Would you like to maximize your vacation experience with sleepless night because it’s literally impossible to sleep with noisy air conditioner on? For us the answer is clear: NO AND NEVER AGAIN! Plus as many reviewers have mentioned, wi-fi is almost non-existent at this resort. So, when you go online unable to sleep because of the noise you will find no internet connection. Worst experience ever!
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Date of stay: July 2020
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jdv1209 wrote a review Jun. 2019
Bensalem40 contributions4 helpful votes
Stayed here for two nights with my daughter and two grandchildren. This place was just right! It had an indoor and outdoor (heated) pool. It’s a short walk to the beautiful beach. Plenty of parking spaces. We stayed in a One bedroom with kitchenette. The kitchenette was modern and well stocked. The bedding was comfy. The housekeeping staff does a thorough job... this place was spotless! Freshly laundered towels placed every day when returned from the beach. The staff was very nice.. The management and staff here are doing everything right! We would definitely return. We had a wonderful stay.
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Date of stay: June 2019
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Trip type: Travelled with family
Jess Kal wrote a review Jan. 2019
Scranton, Pennsylvania25 contributions16 helpful votes
We stay at Dessert Sands with the kids every year. Great room options, small pool area but it works out fine. Great beach across the street. There is a small restaurant on the adjacent property and very convenient with good food. The front desk has board games that you can sign out for free.
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Date of stay: July 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
dreamergirl4686 wrote a review Sep. 2018
South Salem, New York350 contributions129 helpful votes
If you are looking to go to the beach and unplug this is the perfect place as the wifi rarely works. That being said our room was clean. The kitchen has a fridge and freezer which is larger than a mini fridge and can hold large items like gallons of milk and ice cream. The kitchen lacks a lot of cooking tools but has the basics. It would be helpful for kitchen cleaning if there was a sponge. This hotel is in walking distance to the beach. It is also a perfect place to access both the towns of Stone Harbor and Avalon. You should know that there is only one parking spot per unit which can be an issue in the high peak seasons. Also, starting next year, they are only providing two beach tags per unit instead of one for every adult staying in the unit.
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Date of stay: September 2018
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Trip type: Travelled with family
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Frequently Asked Questions about Desert Sand Resort
What are some of the property amenities at Desert Sand Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Desert Sand Resort?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Desert Sand Resort?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Desert Sand Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Desert Sand Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Avalon Brew Pub, Mack's Pizza, and Concord Cafe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Desert Sand Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Desert Sand Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Desert Sand Resort?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum (15.2 km) and Veterans Park (11.2 km).
Is Desert Sand Resort accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.