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    Desert Sand Resort

    7888 Dune Dr, Avalon, NJ 08202-1070
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    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    My family of four (me, husband, & 2 now young adult sons) have been spending a long weekend or two at the DS for the past 10 years. It's in a great location, has small but well maintained indoor and outdoor pools, and the rooms...More

    1  Thank Rita B
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    I've stayed in this hotel numerous times over the years and I always thought it represented s good value vs the hotels across the street. However, you get what you pay for. This place had a bit of a face lift on the exterior but...More

    Thank BobbyV43
    Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

    We recently stayed a few night with our family (and extended family). It's a nice property that is well maintained. It seems as though they just updated the rooms. The kitchenettes are perfect size. The hotel is very clean. The pools were also great for...More

    Thank Betsy H
    Reviewed 11 October 2016

    I was truly surprised at this Motel , the website does no justice . The room was small sized queen bed , very comfortable , carpets clean with a nice bathroom with sliding shower doors ( i hate shower curtains at hotels ) . I...More

    3  Thank Ionasb
    Reviewed 25 September 2016

    we have been staying at the Desert Sand Resort for 20 some years; while now we only get back to NJ once a year, we stay here due to its location (between downtown Avalon and downtown Stone Harbor); the cleanliness of the rooms- spotless! they...More

    1  Thank Beverly L
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    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Pool
    • Free Parking
    • Free Internet
    • Room Service
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Room Service
    • Laundry Service
    • Room amenities
    • Air Conditioning
    • Refrigerator in room
    • Microwave
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    • Pool
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    • Price range
    • US$239 - US$405 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Room types
    • Kitchenette ,
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Suites
    • Number of rooms
    • 90
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    • United States >
    • New Jersey >
    • Jersey Shore >
    • Cape May County >
    • Avalon
    • Also Known As
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    • Desert Sand Avalon
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    Thomas M
    21 July 2016|
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    "short walk to beach and stores close for food."
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    "we always request an top floor room; have elevator"
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    "I was on the third floor which avoided the cars pulling at night and less noise of other guests walking by..."
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    "Rooms with lower numbers are closer to the lanai, highest numbers are farthest from outdoor pool and..."
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