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Sifting Sands Motel

840 Ocean Ave, Ocean City, NJ 08226-3621
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#19 of 28 hotels in Ocean City
Just paces away from the beaches and boardwalk. We offer a retriet that includes a heated pool thats open till 10pm, daily maid service, free beachtags, and free parking to just name a few.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
BBQ facilities
Laundry service
Outdoor pool
Non-smoking hotel
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Air conditioning
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Susan B wrote a review Jul. 2020
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So Clean! Would definitely stay here again. Friendly staff, and awesome, but modest room. The kitchen had everything you would need including small stove and large sink. I was really comfortable here.
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Date of stay: July 2020
Room Tip: I stayed in room 2, small but clean, and very nice
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Gibby wrote a review Nov. 2019
Warrington, Pennsylvania4 contributions3 helpful votes
Our family has been coming to Ocean City for over 45 years, unfortunately the hotel that we would normally stay at was booked. Sifting sands is quite possibly the dirtiest and filthiest place that I have ever walked into in my life. You would seriously be better off sleeping under the boardwalk, it would be cleaner and more comfortable. The bathroom was filthy, the kitchen area was disgusting, the beds were like flapjacks. The parking lot is an absolute nightmare to navigate, the people at the front desk were rude the other guests were sketchy at best.
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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oasisannie wrote a review Jul. 2019
NJ109 contributions14 helpful votes
Stayed just one night in Unit 19. Very clean, two separate rooms with a queen bed and tv in each, small kitchenette, nice pool, free parking, free beach badges. Super comfortable beds too. Front desk staff are all EXCELLENT. Very friendly and professional. Would definitely go back. It is not fancy, but in OC, we live at the beach and boards so it was a perfect place to sleep, cool off in the pool and shower. :)
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
dirickwestchester wrote a review Jul. 2019
West Chester, Pennsylvania85 contributions25 helpful votes
My husband and I booked this property to see a concert at the Music Pier. Unfortunately the concert was postponed and we were never given any kind of notice. This created an unnecessary visit and added expense to us. The kindness of the front desk helped us by allowing us to cancel one of our nights. Now onto requesting a refund for the cancelled show. In any event we feel we were given excellent customer service and for this reason I'm saying a public thank you. It's rare that businesses listen to sincere concerns and follow through helping in this kind manner.
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Date of stay: June 2019
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Tdmullins wrote a review Aug. 2018
Glassboro, New Jersey9 contributions2 helpful votes
Sifting sands Motel This was A very modest motel . I stayed here w/ my family for a few nights and check in was easy . The receptionist was very friendly . Parking was extremely tight for larger vehicles, the swimming pool was one of the cleanest I’ve seen. The room cleanliness was ok but what I was impressed w/ that just in passing w the manager ( i believe it was Karen) I mentioned the cleaning of room was ok , than my family & I went off to board walk and upon returning the entire room was scrubbed , new sheets, extra pillows, extra towels , bathroom cleaned out of sand etc. Karen listened and took it to the next level thanks Karen & the young lady I met who did the cleaning was super nice . The room fit 6 people comfortably and the beds were comfortable too.
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Date of stay: August 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Rm29 was tiled huge bathroom w tub and fits 6 comfortably
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Response from KarenE2718, General Manager at Sifting Sands Motel
Responded Dec. 2, 2018
Thank you for choosing Sifting Sands Motel and for your awesome review! It is always our goal to exceed our guests' expectations. Thank you for assuring us that we achieved our goal with you! We hope to see you and your family next summer.
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US$122 - US$291 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sifting Sands Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Sifting Sands Motel?
Nearby attractions include Ocean City Boardwalk (0.4 km), Liberty Escape Rooms (0.4 km), and Playland's Castaway Cove (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Sifting Sands Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Sifting Sands Motel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Sifting Sands Motel?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Sifting Sands Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Sifting Sands Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include OC Surf Cafe, Jon & Patty's Coffee Bar & Bistro, and Augie's Omelette & Waffle.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Sifting Sands Motel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Sifting Sands Motel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 km away from the centre of Ocean City.
Are there any historical sites close to Sifting Sands Motel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Lucy the Elephant (7.2 km), Somers Mansion (4.2 km), and Ocearn City Life Saving Station (0.9 km).