Drifting Sands Oceanfront Hotel

119 East 9th St., Ship Bottom, NJ 08008 United States (USA)
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2.0 Star Property
39.648815-74.174980
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3.0/5

Based on 583 guest reviews

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  • Comp. Breakfast
  • 100 rooms in hotel
  • 3 floors in property
  • 2 suites in property
  • Check-in time: 3:00
  • Group friendly rating of 7.2/10

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Room Types

Check Rates1 King Bed
Non-Smoking
Check Rates1 King Bed Accessible Oceanfront
Non-Smoking
Check Rates1 King Bed Oceanfront
Non-Smoking
Check Rates1 King Bed Oceanfront 1st Floor
Non-Smoking
Check Rates2 Double Beds
Non-Smoking
Check Rates2 Double Beds Ocean Breeze
Non-Smoking
Check Rates2 Double Beds Oceanfront 1st Floor
Non-Smoking
Check RatesEconomy Double Room 2 Double Beds Ocean Breeze
Non-Smoking
Check RatesEconomy Room 1 King Bed Ocean Breeze
Non-Smoking
Check RatesEconomy Room 2 Double Beds Ocean Breeze
Non-Smoking
Check RatesFamily Room 2 Double Beds Kitchen
Non-Smoking
Check RatesFamily Suite 2 Bedrooms Kitchen
Non-Smoking
Check RatesKing or 2 Double Beds
Non-Smoking
Check RatesOceanfront
Non-Smoking
Check RatesPremium Room 1 King Bed Accessible Oceanfront
Non-Smoking
Check RatesPremium Room 1 King Bed Oceanfront
Non-Smoking
Check RatesPremium Room 2 Double Beds Oceanfront
Non-Smoking
Check RatesPremium Room 2 Double Beds Oceanfront 1st Floor
Non-Smoking
Check RatesStandard 1 King Bed Non Ocean View - Free WiFi and Free Parking
Non-Smoking
Check RatesStandard Ocean Front Doubles with Private Balcony
Non-Smoking
Check RatesStandard Ocean Front King with Private Balcony
Non-Smoking
Check RatesStandard Ocean Front Suite Private Balcony and Spa Tub
Non-Smoking
Check RatesStandard Ocean View Doubles with Private Balcony
Non-Smoking
Check RatesStandard Ocean View King with Private Balcony
Non-Smoking
Check RatesStandard Studio Suite 1 Bedroom
Non-Smoking
Check RatesStandard Studio Suite 1 King Bed Efficiency
Non-Smoking

Local Attractions

Lighthouse, bars, restaurants, mini golf, arcades, amusement park.

Verified Reviews of Drifting Sands Oceanfront Hotel

Below are the verified reviews from guests that we have booked recently:
"They may have okay rooms but we didn’t get one."
Overall Score1.0/ 5
Upon arriving at the hotel, the reservation that was booked using Hotel Planner is not what we received. The ocean front beach access king suite was three rows back in a dirty and bug infested 1970 vintage twin bed efficiency room. The room was canceled and we did not say the night. .. The front desk did not offer much help. Hotel Planner is to be refunding the money, but I have not seen it yet.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
27-Oct-2020 Verified Review, stayed from Fri Oct 23 to Sun Oct 25 2020 at a $154.99 average nightly rate.
"Didn’t get room I booked."
Overall Score2.0/ 5
My reservation was for an ocean front 1st floor room. When I checked in Friday evening, I was given an efficiency on the 2nd floor. The woman in the office couldn't change the room because there were no ocean front rooms available. I didn't pay for an efficiency. I wanted an ocean front and that's what I paid for. As of Friday, it still hasn't been made right.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
25-Oct-2020 Verified Review, stayed from Fri Oct 23 to Sun Oct 25 2020 at a $150.34 average nightly rate.
"Great"
Overall Score5.0/ 5
Our experience was great it's a beautiful place with great friendly staff who are very accommodating and helpful.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
04-Nov-2019 Verified Review, stayed from Fri Nov 01 to Sat Nov 02 2019 at a $117.00 average nightly rate.
"Great Hideaway"
Overall Score4.0/ 5
Thanks, guys! Beautiful, clean rooms, really nice people, great location, great atmosphere, good decorating. just a neat, neat discovery. Again, thanks.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
26-Oct-2019 Verified Review, stayed from Fri Oct 25 to Sat Oct 26 2019 at a $79.00 average nightly rate.
"Could be better."
Overall Score3.0/ 5
The staff was great got us in quick and we're Very friendly. The room was semi clean there was thick mold in Our bathroom On the ceiling in one corner The bed was hard. Parking was great Location awesome room was large. a tad musty smelling but was fine after I spread some lavender oil around.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
25-Sep-2019 Verified Review, stayed from Sun Sep 22 to Mon Sep 23 2019 at a $129.45 average nightly rate.
"Not what I paid for."
Overall Score2.0/ 5
Shower made awful squealing noise when turned on Water didn't get as hot as desired Bathroom door had to be forcefully shut to shut at all Lights were burnt out Blinds struggled to open/shut Mini fridge made everything taste bad and was barely cold No hand soap in the bathroom Shower curtain barely kept water in the shower This room was not worth what I paid.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
25-Sep-2019 Verified Review, stayed from Sat Sep 21 to Mon Sep 23 2019 at a $199.20 average nightly rate.
"Good"
Overall Score4.0/ 5
One of the friendliest check in people I've ever come across. Very nice place.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
18-Sep-2019 Verified Review, stayed from Sun Sep 15 to Mon Sep 16 2019 at a $149.00 average nightly rate.
"Average Beach Hotel."
Overall Score3.0/ 5
This was an average beach hotel. At night when people are walking along the hallways outside of the rooms, you can hear it very clearly and loud. The pillows were flat, the mattress soft (too soft) and the corners of the room and where the floor meets the walls were dirty with lint and even a previous guests toe or fingernail….In the end, this was nothing special.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
16-Sep-2019 Verified Review, stayed from Sat Sep 14 to Sun Sep 15 2019 at a $244.33 average nightly rate.
3.0 out of 5. Based on 583 guest reviews

Property Description

Centrally located on Long Beach Island, Drifting Sands Hotel is an ocean front hotel on the beautiful beaches of Ship Bottom.

Details / Other Expenses

Check In: 3:00
Floors: 3
Rooms: 100
Corridors: All Rooms Have Exterior Hallways
Suites: 2
Room Windows: Windows Do Open
Cleaning Frequency: Daily
Dist. to Food/Bars: 0.3 Mi
Dist. to 24hr Restaurant: 0.3 Mi
Dist. to Nearest Gym: 0.5 Mi
Ownership: Bluewater
Policies / Expenses
Cancellation:
Full refund if cancelled 7 days + prior to date.
Nightly Parking: 0
Total Taxes: 14.63%
Total Misc Fees: $0.00 USD
(mandatory resort fees/taxes)
State Tax: 6.25 Per Stay
Occupancy Tax: 8.00 Per Stay

Amenities / Features


  • Air conditioning
  • ATM
  • Beach access: Close to beach
  • Beach access: Directly on the beach
  • Bus parking
  • Central location
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Complimentary newspaper
  • Credit card accepted: Mastercard/Visa
  • Credit card accepted: American Express
  • Credit card accepted: Discover
  • Electronic key card
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for the disabled
  • Free local calls
  • Hairdryer available
  • Handicap accessible
  • Central heating
  • Internet - wireless
  • Ironing facilities
  • Microwave in room
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • 24 hours opened
  • Pets allowed
  • Private bathroom in room
  • Quiet location
  • Refrigerator
  • Self controlled heating/cooling system
  • Shop
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Telephone
  • Telephone in all rooms
  • Telephone - Free local calls
  • Television
  • TV - Free Cable
  • Terrace

Airport & Shuttle Information

Atlantic City Airport 25 miles.

Airport Shuttle? Sorry, no airport shuttle available.

Breakfast Information

Drifting Sands Hotel provides coffee, tea, bagels with cream cheese and butter every Saturday and Sunday mornings 8 am - 11 am.

Pet Friendly?

Service animals complying with ADA Title lll regulations are allowed.

Yes! Pets are allowed.
Pet friendly. $49 per night.

Parking Info

Free Parking.

Internet / WiFI

Free WiFi for all guests.

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FAQs about Drifting Sands Oceanfront Hotel

What time is check in?

Check in time is 3:00 based on the hotel's local time. Early check in may be available if requested at the front desk on the day of check-in.

How many rooms does Drifting Sands Oceanfront Hotel have?

There are 100 rooms in the property.

What kind of breakfast is at Drifting Sands Oceanfront Hotel?

Drifting Sands Hotel provides coffee, tea, bagels with cream cheese and butter every Saturday and Sunday mornings 8 am - 11 am.

What parking is available at Drifting Sands Oceanfront Hotel?

Free Parking.

How much does internet cost?

Free WiFi for all guests.

Can I get a AAA rate at Drifting Sands Oceanfront Hotel?

Yes, they have stay dates that support AAA hotel discounts. Example room type: AAA Member Rate

Can I get a Senior or AARP rate at Drifting Sands Oceanfront Hotel?

Sorry, this hotel does not offer senior hotel discounts at this time.

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