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Drifting Sands Oceanfront Motel

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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good25%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible10%
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“ocean front”(29 reviews)
“room was clean”(14 reviews)
“corner room”(5 reviews)
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Beachfront
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Kitchenette
Wheelchair Access
2.5 Star Hotel
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23 Mar.24 Mar.
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1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
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Reviewed 11 November 2017

We first visisted Drifting Sands in October 2007. We have been back once or twice every year until 2 1/2 years ago, due to illness. Returning this trip I was a little nervous. Had the property fallen into disrepair? Had their high standards slipped? Not...More

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Response from Anne L, General Manager at Drifting Sands Oceanfront MotelResponded 21 November 2017

Hi NJSueZ! On behalf of the entire Drifting Sands team, thank you for taking the time to post your review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to welcoming you back this Spring; when we unveil our upgraded...More

Reviewed 24 October 2017

Arrived on time, and room we ready. Bright, clean, good view of beach from Balcony. Small Dorm-style fridge and bar-style sink. Bed was comfortable, Enough pillows in case you sleep with more then one, Extra blankets too. Staff was nice, pleasant, Parking was behind the...More

Thank Lawrence L
Response from Anne L, General Manager at Drifting Sands Oceanfront MotelResponded 31 October 2017

Hi Lawrence! On behalf of the entire Drifting Sands team, thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We’re happy to know that you enjoyed your stay with us. If you haven’t heard, we are beginning renovations to our property very soon. Please...More

Reviewed 24 October 2017

I've been coming to Long Beach Island for years to visit my wife's cousins who have a place in Harvey Cedars. Their daughter got married here a last weekend and we had the most amazing time at at The Bonnet Island Estate on Saturday night....More

Thank Steambush
Response from Anne L, General Manager at Drifting Sands Oceanfront MotelResponded 31 October 2017

Hello ‘Steambush’! We’re thrilled to know that you enjoyed your visit! Property-wide renovations will begin shortly. Please consider the new Drifting Sands as your host on LBI!

Reviewed 3 October 2017

We had a 4-night stay this summer and really enjoyed it. Our room was 3rd floor ocean view. The beach is right there and it was easy to come back to our room as needed (not too far a walk at all)... but beware it's...More

Thank MarjieCM2012
Reviewed 18 September 2017

We were in Ship Bottom for a Friday evening wedding and Drifting Sands was recommended to all hotel guests. As I always consult TripAdvisor, I had noticed the online booking for a "King Standard" room was a good value at $189/night versus the hotel direct...More

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Free Parking
Beachfront
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Room amenities
Air Conditioning
Microwave
Refrigerator in room
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USD 120 - USD 321 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms
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USD 120 - USD 321 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
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Response from Ally D | Reviewed this property |
Yes beach access are far updated I’m not sure my room was dirty see pictures
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Laura S
2 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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Martha52
9 June 2015|
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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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