My wife and I thought we were getting a deal that was too good to be true. It was. We were drawn to The Sands by it's great location and great price, but we quickly found out that location was really the only good thing this place has going for it. It's not right on the beach but it's less than a block away and the boardwalk is right there as well.
However, after arriving in our room we learned that in addition to the terrible smell in the room- our door didn't close properly and you could get in without the room key. When we asked someone to come look at it, the guy who came just slammed it closed and said he wouldn't have to fix it, but we changed rooms anyway. Later we tried that door again just to see if it had been fixed, and it never was.
When we checked out the bed it had someone elses hair all over it and smelled like someone had slept there the night before.
The couch in the living area was so raggedy we were afraid to sit on it.
Our second room was slightly better than that, but we were already too grossed out to even deal with the shower (no shower head).
We only stayed there one night and checked out the next morning. They were cool about letting us park there past our check out time so we wouldn't have to pay for beach parking.
Overall, please do yourself a favor and find any one of the dozens of other hotels in Hampton Beach to stay at. It'll be worth it.
- Also Known As:
- Sands Hotel Hampton