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Reviewed 25 June 2017

We walked into our room, turned on the lights and we’re impressed. Let’s rewind a little to our arrival.
Terry at the front desk was friendly, welcoming and efficient. We arrived a few hours early and luckily our room was ready and we were able to check in. Our room was on the 2nd floor as we approached our room we noticed the lounging chairs outside of the rooms were pretty beat, old and the vinyl strapping falling off. However chairs on the 1st floor were newer and different material. We unlocked our door and stepped in, yes, at first we were impressed. I would start rating with 4 stars for what the Sands is and apples to apples. The room is definitely outdated. We could deal with the paneled walls and blue, antique tiled bathroom and most of all the room appeared clean.

As time passed the stars fell off. Being outdated is one thing but simple upkeep was definitely lacking. The bathroom fixtures needed Lime-Away and elbow grease or just inexpensively replaced. The bathroom door veneer was peeling off and the inside of the door had scratches assumingly from a pet someone brought along and locked in the bathroom. There’s no mechanical ventilation in the bathroom but a window that can be pushed open to release some shower steam. The window was in rough shape, a little sanding and paint would go a long way. The shower tile and grouting around the soap dish was yellowing (orange) in areas. The shower curtain was clean and mold free which was nice to see. Bathroom towels are small, thin and rough but if changed every day they get the job done.
So now that takes us down to 3 stars. We had two double beds, one was newer, comfortable and fairly firm, the other was sagging in the middle. All the pillows seemed newer and comfortable as well.
The lighting in the room is very dim. One of the electrical outlets didn’t work.
The kitchen was clean and stocked with a few pots/pans and glasses/cups. The refrigerator and freezer were nice and clean. The stove and microwave, although outdated with wear and tear were clean as well, however we didn’t use them.
As mentioned several time, the room appeared clean, the only contradicting were the carpeting was stained from spills and there was a slight build up of sand in the bathroom in a corner by the wall and tub.
The pool, which we didn’t use seemed clean from our 2nd floor view. The free wi-fi for the most part worked well.
Overall, it was an okay stay. We didn’t spend much time in the room or sitting outside on the old chairs, but if we did my biggest complaint would be the smokers that sat outside of their rooms puffing away. The smoke circulated making sitting outside an annoyance. There’s two “wings” of the motel, it would be nice if they made one side smoke free and also not allow smoking in the pool area.
On our 2nd day, we left at 12:30 pm and returned at 10pm to find our room wasn’t cleaned which was upsetting considering I left $5 in the maid’s envelope the previous day. We had to go down to the office to get some clean towels and tissues.
All in, I’m giving two stars and yes we would possibly return. The price was okay for what it was and the location is easy access to a quiet, not crowded, clean beach and close to some decent restaurants and activities.

  • Stayed: June 2017, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Jeff M
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Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

The room itself was NOT very good. It was clean, had a nice mini kitchen, and all but it was very small. The TV was in a living room and there wasn't one in the bedroom. The water in the shower didn't get hot. And window in the bedroom appeared to have bullet holes in it and was broken so it made the room quite cold!

On the other hand, the staff was extremely nice and my fiancé and I greatly enjoyed talking to the man at the desk. He was very nice, friendly, talkative, and informative.

The price of the place was very reasonable, cheap even, and the staff mad the somewhat bleh room better.

Stayed: May 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank LaceLove
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Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

Excellent little motel close to everything. We went at the end of tourist season so all the kids were back in school. The room was tidy, showed a little evidence of it being the end of season (small cracks in the wall, stains on the carpet) but they were so minor and understandable and didn't hamper our stay at all. The staff was so friendly too, I would definitely go back.

Stayed: September 2016, travelled as a couple
1  Thank Allison G
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Reviewed 29 October 2016

I stay here because of the pets but I will say the new owners has cleaned this place the best way possible. It is a basic necessities place but we didn't come to the area to sit in the motel room. No issues with the check in and this motel is so close to the beach. You don't have to worry about the issues that you would deal with in Ocean City.

I will definitely stay here again/

  • Stayed: September 2016, travelled as a couple
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Thank Billy K
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Reviewed 26 September 2016

I got a good price for this room over the weekend for my brother's wedding. Every other place in the area was at least 100 bucks a night and I just needed a place where I could lay my head at night. This place is older, and the room we got was small. It had one king bed in it, a fridge, microwave and TV. The most basic necessities. The bathroom is small, and not updated, so as long as you can deal with an older clean non-updated facility, give it a try. Checkin was easy, and all in all, a good stay. The room was cleaned every day. This is a budget motel so you can't may budget prices and expect 5 star facilities. If you go in knowing this, there should be no issues.

  • Stayed: September 2016, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank tennboy1981
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