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 motel is on the beach with an incredible view of the ocean and sunrises.They keep the property pristine. The four buildings, the rooms, balconies, front office, lobby bathrooms, outdoor showers to wash the beach sand off and even the parking lot are all immaculate.cleanliness is the most important thing to me as I make it a priority in my business. The rooms were a perfect size for my family and we felt very safe and secure. Other guests were so polite and respectful, if anything my family of 6 was probably the loudest. .
The staff was delightful and very accommodating: beginning with Matt who helped me over the phone in finding the best value of the multiple choices they provide and booked our reservation to Carolyn who welcomed us on arrival, other staff who gave great recommendations on restaurants and attractions to Pat the owner who sent us home with a nice surprise on the mid-week special making a great value even greater.
My wife and I were looking to take the kids away but not sure of where we wanted to go. After multiple vacations in Newport and other NE spots we decided we wanted to try the Jersey shore. With my own business, planning a vacation in advance is impossible so we have to wing it. I felt finding a place would be a daunting task especially with our short of notice. I've always been reticent to stay in a private hotel/motel since most of our experiences with accommodations have always been on corporate properties, Though more up-to-date then many corporate properties I've stayed at, the Drifting Sands has that old time Americana motel feeling of what a family vacation was like as a kid. There were also many groups of young kids, teenagers to early 20's on holiday with friends that were very respectful, making the motel a true respite for all age groups, families and single folks alike.
How fortunate were we to stumble upon the place which made our vacation the perfect getaway. I told them I couldn't wait to go trip advisor and brag about there accommodations. For anyone wondering, yes, my business involves marketing and sales so I probably elaborate more then most folks on here, but I enjoy sharing my good experiences with others.
- Also Known As:
- Drifting Sands Oceanfront Hotel Ship Bottom
- Drifting Sands Hotel
- Drifting Sands Oceanfront Motel Ship Bottom, NJ - Long Beach Island