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    Drifting Sands Oceanfront Motel

    119 E 9th St, Ship Bottom, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008-4600
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    Overview
    • Excellent44%
    • Very good25%
    • Average14%
    • Poor7%
    • Terrible10%
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    “ocean view” (23 reviews)
    “room was clean” (14 reviews)
    “corner room” (5 reviews)
    Free Wifi
    Free Parking
    Air Conditioning
    Beachfront
    Non-Smoking Rooms
    Kitchenette
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    Private Balcony
    Golf Course
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    Reviewed 27 August 2017

    Rooms were OK. Dated and old but clean. Big issue was that oceanfront first floor has no view of the ocean. Just the sand dunes. We paid a premium for oceanfront and felt we were misled. We will not return.

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    Reviewed 20 August 2017

    I'm in total shock at the quality of hotels that are offered on Long Beach Island's "Jersey Shore". It was my first visit to "The Shore", being from California I was very interested to see how it stacked up to Cali Beaches. So We paid...More

    5  Thank WeHeartTravel_143
    Reviewed 30 July 2017

    We stayed one night at this motel. It cost us $283 and for that money we got lumpy beds, lumpy pillows, and threadbare and obviously well worn bedclothes. There was very little lighting in the room and the air conditioner was loud and noisy. The...More

    4  Thank anneg982
    Reviewed 21 July 2017

    Can't beat a beachfront location, and the Drifting Sands has one of the best. The rooms are clean, and the beds are comfortable. Front desk service was friendly and helpful, and complimentary beach badges are a great plus.

    1  Thank Mary1700
    Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

    My husband & I booked this hotel at the last minute while visiting a friend on LBI. We checked in around midnite. We had to make a call to the hotel guard and he let us in without any problems. I was elated to discover...More

    6  Thank MScully333
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    • Top amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Beachfront
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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    • Free Parking
    • Room amenities
    • Air Conditioning
    • Microwave
    • Refrigerator in room
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    • US$154 - US$306 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel class
    • Room types
    • Kitchenette ,
    • Non-Smoking Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 100
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    Laura S
    1 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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    8 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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