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“Family Fun at Thanksgiving”
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The Sands Resort
Ranked #14 of 14 Hotels in Ocean Shores
Reviewed 24 November 2012

This is the second Thanksgiving we have spent at The Sands. The kitchen is very small, and yet I was able to make a full turkey dinner! The kitchen has the basics, (I brought some extras from home, baking dishes, siverware and knives) We love the cabin decor, the cozy living room, and especially the fire place! The kids loved the game room and the pool. The place isn't fancy, but clean, comfortable, and pet & family friendly. The perfect place to make memories!

Room Tip: Make sure you get a room with a fire place!
  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 25 October 2012

When we arrived we went to the wrong office as they have more than one. We were pointed in the right direction to the office by the pool. Every staff person we encountered couldn't have been nicer. The price was definitely right for us. Tax included it was less than
$75.00 a night. We were 4 senior ladies who needed to have no stairs and were accomodated with side by side first floor rooms, for 2 nights, across from the office which made it easy to get around, The rooms were clean and the beds very comfortable, The bathroom had been all refurbished with tiled shower/tub and counter space. We did not eat breakfast there tho we did have coffee from the office several times. There was a microwave, coffee maker and a very small fridge in the room. I'm sorry there was no WiFi as that would make a difference if I stayed there again. It has been several years since my husband and I stayed at The Sands during clam season and the rooms seem to be nicer than they were then. We hit a beautiful 2 weekdays and one of the joys of Ocean Shores is that you can drive onto the beach which we did. Another plus with Ocean shores is that the casino has a shuttle which within a few minutes of the office calling for you they arrived and brought you back whenever you had had enough of the casino. Since it was the middle of October and not many people in Ocean Shores we ate at 2 different restaurants and shopped without the crowds of summer. Don't let winter keep you away. And don't be shy about staying at The Sands.

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 24 September 2012

Of all 3 past visits to The Sands, this was the best! Not that they have control of the weather, but even that was wonderful! The room was given an off season discount and we weren't charged for bringing our furry son (dog). Rooms are always clean, which is important, though we never spend much time in the motel...we are there for the beach, shopping food and, of course, drinks! We did spend time in the indoor pool and jacuzzi this time which helped in our relaxation. Cannot wait to go back to visit. Thank you staff of The Sands.

Room Tip: Second and third floors will afford you an ocean view.
  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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thesandsresort, Manager at The Sands Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2012

We are glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you here again soon!

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Reviewed 12 September 2012

My husband and I and our 3 kids stayed here for our first time and will definetly be coming back soon. It was our best vacation of the year. The room was cozy with a real beach feel to it. We stayed in a room with a full kitchen which was very functional with the kids. The kids really enjoyed the indoor swimming pool. The game room was really fun for all of us, they kids played a round of air hocky while my husband and I played a game of pool. Overall this is a really neat place to stay with good prices. When my son was asked to draw a picture at school, he drew the Sands Resort with our family standing in front and said it was the best vacation ever.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 11 September 2012

Great price for an excellent view, sitting in the dunes. Very affordable !
The Sands is an older but well maintained resort hotel with every type and price of room you could want from suites on the beach to queen bed rooms off the beach and family units..We like to use the mid-week specials for a hefty discount.
The rooms are good sized with refers, microwaves and coffee makers and TV in all rooms. Some offer kitchenettes equiped with all the basics and there is a good Continental Breakfast offered each morning. Some rooms offer fire places.

The rooms have a definite Nothwest flair with light pine walls, fun paintings and wood carvings. (See pictures in other reviews). The beds a very comfortable and with the sound of the ocean in the back ground I always get a good nights sleep.

There are two hot tubs, although the last couple of times we were there one was out of order. There are two pools, one large pool indoors and one outdoors. They have Bar B Qs for use and a covered area.
Again this is an older motel but maintenance and up grades are happening all the time.I have spent a lot more in Ocean Shores motels for not much better facilities and poorer service. The staff is wonderful and fulfills every request promptly. I go to Ocean Shores several times , year around, and always stay here if an ocean side room is available. The one thing I would add is WI-FI access.

Room Tip: Ask for and ocean side room ,second floor ,for a great ocean veiw.
  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 23 August 2012

Spent the night here over a busy end of summer weekend because The Sands is dog friendly and we wanted to take our Labrador to the beach. The property is run down on the outside, lots of weeds, bumpy parking lot, and faded paint. So, the room on the second floor was a pleasant surprise. Very clean, updated from floor to ceiling with fun decor and a firm mattress. We had an elephant in the room above our head and thank goodness they finally settled down to sleep around midnight. Could hear someone snoring in the room next to us. So, if you are a light sleeper...um, ask for a room on the end on the top floor, I guess. Other comparable places on the beach have WiFi, so don't make the assumption that they would "of course have WiFi" like we did. The weekend was warm enough that we wanted to sleep with the windows open, but without screens, it didn't seem like a smart idea. Will try other pet-friendly places before we think about returning to the Sands for $149/night (included $10 pet fee.)

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 14 August 2012

My family and I have stayed at the Ocean Shores Motel for the last four years and the same Sweet,kind and polite housekeeper/lanudry lady (Mary) is there she keeps things clean and looking very good in the rooms. As long as she is there we will go back.

Room Tip: The back side is the best it has a big area that your dogs can play or the kids can
  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled with family
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Thank Eldon H
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Additional Information about The Sands Resort

Address: 801 Ocean Shores Blvd NW, Ocean Shores, WA 98569
Region: United States > Washington > Ocean Shores
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 14 Hotels in Ocean Shores
Price Range: £65 - £106 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Sands Resort 2.5*
Number of rooms: 152
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Sands Resort has accommodations for groups and families of every budget, we offer a fun and easy getaway at an unbeatable value! Enjoy our breathtaking ocean views, take a relaxing sunset stroll along the beach, play in the indoor and outdoor pools, and unwind in our hot tubs. We offer pet friendly rooms and a free daily Continental Breakfast. ... more   less 
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