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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
    • Excellent45%
    • Very good25%
    • Average14%
    • Poor6%
    • Terrible10%
    Travellers talk about
    “ocean front” (29 reviews)
    “bagels” (20 reviews)
    “corner room” (5 reviews)
    Free Wifi
    Free Parking
    Air Conditioning
    Beachfront
    Non-Smoking Rooms
    Kitchenette
    Private Balcony
    Golf course
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    Sea Shell Resort and Beach Club
    198 reviews
    #1 of 12 hotels in Beach Haven
     
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    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,...More

    Reviewed 1 August 2013

    Great motel! Just came back from a 3 day stay at the Drifting Sands Motel on Long Beach Island - second year in a row ! (We stayed in the Oceanview building). Clean and tastefully furnished rooms, lobby with coffee/bagels/packets of cookies for the guests...More

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    Reviewed 28 July 2013

    Highly Recommend: The place is perfect in every way: Located in the center of LBI, the proximity to the beach, restaurants, attractions (Barnegat Lighthouse), entertainment (mini-golf, fantasy Island & arcades), retail shops, liquor and drug stores and all within walking distance of our room. The...More

    Reviewed 25 July 2013

    This is our seventh year that we have returned to the Drifting Sands. We have become so loyal not only because of its fabulous location, spectacular ocean views and pristine cleanliness...but also for it's fabulous staff (Pat, Karen and Ellen...Thank you!)! I also have to...More

    Reviewed 22 July 2013

    While I was trying to find a word for this Motel the best word I could think of was, STANK. My recent stay in Drifting SCAMS Motel Hell was terrible. First of all the cost for a 1 night stay was ridiculously overpriced (almost $400...More

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    About
    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Beachfront
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Room amenities
    • Air Conditioning
    • Microwave
    • Refrigerator in room
    Details
    • Price range
    • US$143 - US$299 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Room types
    • Kitchenette ,
    • Non-Smoking Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 100
    • Location
    • United States >
    • New Jersey >
    • Jersey Shore >
    • Long Beach Island >
    • Ship Bottom
    • 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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    Traveller (44)
    Room & Suite (12)
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    Questions & Answers
    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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    Martha52
    9 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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    Room Tips
    "If you book far enough in advance, you may be able to get an oceanfront room, which would be well worth it."
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    "Rooms in the Efficiency Building reek of mildew."
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    "second floor or higher to get a view of the ocean (versus just the dunes)"
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    "There are two buildings, pay extra for the ocean side views. They are worth it."
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