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Drifting Sands Oceanfront Motel

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Forked River, New Jersey
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

My husband and I typically enjoy an oceanfront hotel or motel in Montauk Point but this year, we bit the bullet and gave our Jersey Shore a chance. I booked a room on the third floor of the oceanfront unit not thinking about having to climb up 3 flights of stairs with all our stuff; there are no elevators in...

3Thank scalifi
Doylestown, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 27 June 2016

Do not be fooled by the "motel" in the name. Very clean and friendly. Love going here. Been there twice now and can't wait to go back. The rooms are generous. Many have a view. Stayed in Oceanside, had a balcony and a king size bed. The beds are a little hard, but otherwise, all good. Microwave, coffee pot and...

5Thank prcamp627
New York
Reviewed 16 May 2016 via mobile

I stayed at the motel for two nights for my daughter's dance competition. It is a motel but it has a beautiful view of the beach. The room was clean and adequate but it has no frills. The front desk staff was helpful with dining recommendations. Bagels were provided for breakfast from 8-12. The only issue we had were how...

1Thank Travelmomofsclub
Siesta Key, Florida
Reviewed 5 May 2016

It's been many years since I have been to the NJ shore but we went here for a wedding this year. The hotel (and I use that term loosely) is just a bunch of small rooms with misty smells and old furnishings. The room was noisy -- the person above us stomped around the room until 1:00 am and then...

1Thank Bobbo_SRQ
Hillside, New Jersey
Reviewed 1 May 2016

My wife and I attended a wedding in Long Beach Island and stayed at Drifting Sands Motel. Check in was simple (you actually get a real key, not a key card) and the ladies at the front desk were very nice. The room was spacious, very clean and up to date. There was a small balcony with a view of...

1Thank jferro439
New Jersey USA
Reviewed 27 April 2016

We stayed at the Drifting Sands this past weekend for an off-season getaway. Our oceanfront room had an amazing view from our second floor balcony. The room was clean, large and offered everything we expected. Step outside the property and sink your feet in the surrounding sand. We would recommend it highly.

Thank Richard K
Sweet Valley, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 9 April 2016

Stayed at the Drifting Sands Motel for Valentines weekend. The ocean view from the second floor was gorgeous and inviting even though it was winter. The room was clean and comfortable. The heating system was clunky and noisy and disrupted my sleep, but I am used to my house being completely silent at night. There is a 7 eleven mart...

Thank Karen N
Beautiful Bucks County, PA
Reviewed 15 March 2016

Stayed in room 327, which is a Jacuzzi suite, oceanfront. The view was great. The room is on the 3rd floor. The stairs aren't bad, but we would have preferred an elevator. The room was very clean. The staff were friendly. The water was hot, the shower had terrific pressure, the Jacuzzi was good. They provided lots of towels, which...

Thank 120,491
Clinton, New Jersey
Reviewed 25 November 2015 via mobile

Very nice hotel on the beach. They offer ocean front and view rooms. We stayed in an ocean view room. It offered a very nice view of the beach and was less than the ocean front room. Rooms were clean and somewhat updated. Also, our room was spacious with a dining table for four. Beds were full size, big enough...

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Springfield, NJ
Reviewed 29 September 2015

Went there for an overnight trip with sisters. We got our rooms right on the ocean and the view and sound did not disappoint. The room wasn't fancy at all, but it was very clean. We left the sliding glass door open all night and listened to the ocean all night. For the price, I think it was reasonable considering...

1Thank Cheryl S

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  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Beachfront
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Drifting Sands Oceanfront Motel

Address: 119 E 9th St, Ship Bottom, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008-4600
Region: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Long Beach Island > Ship Bottom
Number of rooms: 100
Also Known As:
Drifting Sands Oceanfront Hotel Ship Bottom
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“There are two buildings, pay extra for the ocean side views. They are worth it.”
 of 5 bubbles bwco, 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Oceanside building 2nd floor has view of beach. Or you can go Oceanfront.”
 of 5 bubbles prcamp627, 27 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Oceanfront on the second or third floors in the Oceanfront Building”
 of 5 bubbles 6RichardK, 27 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Book the second or third floor to get an ocean view. All you can see from the first floor is the dune”
 of 5 bubbles 420karenn, 9 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Ocean views are best on 2nd and 3rd floors. Dunes might block view on first floor.”
 of 5 bubbles 123CherylS123, 29 Sep 2015 | Read review
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