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Drifting Sands Oceanfront Motel

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White Plains, New York
Reviewed 11 September 2013

What more can I say about opening my eyes in the morning and seeing the ocean, in a clean comfortable room! I visited LBI this passed July with my family, this would be my first family vacation with my 9 month old son. The rooms were perfect! The size of the room was more than I imagined and perfect for...

3Thank Vanessa C
Reviewed 9 September 2013

I stayed at the Drifting Sands Motel during a trip to LBI for a wedding. We chose this hotel as the rooms in the Oceanbreeze Building were priced right and, from the photos on the website, the rooms looked bright and inviting. When we arrived, we were less than thrilled. We were in a first floor corner room, which was...

4Thank Schmaubs
Trenton, New Jersey, United States
Reviewed 7 September 2013

We have stayed here many times and will stay here many more. Just now booking again for a stay in September. The place is more than a basic hotel with clean, well maintained rooms and a very helpful staff. The views from the oceanfront rooms are beautiful and yes, expensive, but there are off season rates that are very reasonable....

3Thank Roy L
White Plains, New York
Reviewed 4 September 2013

My boyfriend and I stayed at this motel for a weekend get away. The staff was superb and very helpful. They gave us excellect recommendations for dinner and they gave us plenty of places to pick from. The rooms are perfect for a weekend get away we stayed in the oceanfront buliding which had a beautiful balconies and great views...

1Thank Ariel S
New York City, New York
Reviewed 3 September 2013

TERRIBLE EXPERIENCE. One of the worst places I've ever stayed and incompetent staff/management. We were checked into the wrong room so that was the start of a bad experience. My gf and I had requested a king bed but were given a room with 2 queen beds, this despite the place not being full midweek. We moved rooms and were...

7Thank mes917
Reviewed 3 September 2013

Our ever-growing family goes away every year (for the last several years) to a beach-oriented place that is within reasonable driving distance from Westchester, Putnam & Rockland Counties. We (17 of us this year), returned for the 2nd time to Drifting Sands on LBI for a 4-day stay this past July and to say all of us were dreading having...

3Thank nc918
Ardsley, New York
Reviewed 25 August 2013

Our first stay at Drifting Sands was a pleasant surprise. We had an ocean front room with a balcony overlooking the sand and the surf. The room was a nice size, comfortable and clean. The beach is beautiful and you can walk to shops and restaurants. We will definitely be back!

2Thank sandy1Ardsley
Reviewed 24 August 2013

I have been here before and loved it so we were anxious to get back. I was worried about storm damage and hte possibility of it being less than it was before. NO WORRIES! Everything is perfect. The rooms are clean and the beds are so comfy. The beach looks great and the staff was delightful. We got a great...

1Thank 4goingawayagain
Reviewed 13 August 2013

this was a nice place for a short stay of 3 days, if you were going to stay for a week or 2 it might be a little inconvienent. the room was very nice, overlooking the beach and ocean. the staff was very nice, the location was very nice, while they had coffee and bagels in the lobby, I could...

Thank Edward B
Wayne NJ
Reviewed 11 August 2013

My husband and I go evey year. The oceanfront view is wonderful. The place is clean and quiet. They must be selective to be so quiet. The new mattresses are better than ours at home. They are a wonderful secret that we hate to share, but they deserve the review. Located in the center of LBI. Fabulous staff (Pat, Karen...

Thank dimher

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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
  • Microwave
  • 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
Drifting Sands Hotel
Drifting Sands Oceanfront Motel Ship Bottom, NJ - Long Beach Island
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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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