Desert Sand Resort

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Seasonal outdoor pool
Seasonal outdoor pool
Seasonal outdoor pool
Deluxe Suite, 2 Queen Beds | Blackout drapes, iron/ironing board, bed sheets

Overview of Desert Sand Resort

Desert Sand Resort

2.5 star property
No-frills hotel in Avalon

9,6/10 Exceptional

47 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Bathtub
  • Laundry facilities
7888 Dune Dr, Avalon, NJ, 08202
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Front desk safe
  • ATM/banking services
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Multilingual staff
  • Gift shops/newsstands
For families
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Elevator
  • Flat-panel TV

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About this area

What's nearby

  • Wildwood Boardwalk - 20 min drive
  • Morey's Piers - 23 min drive
  • Wildwood Beach - 14 min drive

Getting around

  • Cape May, NJ (WWD-Cape May County) - 26 min drive
  • Atlantic City Intl. Airport (ACY) - 42 min drive
  • Millville, NJ (MIV-Millville Municipal) - 53 min drive

About this property

Desert Sand Resort

Property highlights
Desert Sand Resort provides laundry facilities and more. Guests can connect to free WiFi in public areas.
Other perks at this hotel include:
  • A seasonal outdoor pool
  • Free self parking
  • A front desk safe, ATM/banking services, and an elevator
  • Multilingual staff and a gift shop
  • Guest reviews give good marks for the helpful staff and walkable location
Other conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Bathtubs, free toiletries, and hair dryers
  • Flat-screen TVs with satellite channels
  • Coffee/tea makers, fans, and daily housekeeping


English, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
Property is disinfected with electrostatic spray
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 69 rooms


  • Check-in time from 4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age - 25
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open Sunday - Thursday (9:00 AM - 7:00 PM) and Friday - Saturday (9:00 AM - 11:00 PM)
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 25


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas (2-device limit)


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Onsite parking limited
  • Free offsite parking nearby

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)

Property amenities


  • Laundry facilities
  • Multilingual staff


  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Seasonal outdoor pool


  • Elevator


  • English
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Fan
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Bathtub only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free local calls


  • Daily housekeeping

Fees & policies

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Pool access available from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; the property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas.


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession

Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Desert Sand Resort Avalon
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Frequently asked questions

Does Desert Sand Resort offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Desert Sand Resort does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Desert Sand Resort?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Desert Sand Resort?
Yes, there's a seasonal outdoor pool. Guests have pool access from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM.
Are pets allowed at Desert Sand Resort?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at Desert Sand Resort?
Yes, there's free self parking. Parking spots may be limited.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Desert Sand Resort?
You can check in from 4:00 PM - 11:00 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM.
Is there an onsite casino at Desert Sand Resort?
No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Gateway 26 Casino (22-min drive) is nearby.
What is there to do at Desert Sand Resort and nearby?
Desert Sand Resort has a seasonal outdoor pool.
Are there restaurants at or near Desert Sand Resort?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Avalon Brew Pub (3-min walk), Back Bay Seafood (7-min walk), and Uncle Bill's Pancake House (2.7 mi).
What's the area around Desert Sand Resort like?
Desert Sand Resort is a short 4-minute walk from Stone Harbor Beach and 4 minutes' walk from Seven Mile Beach. Travelers recommend the hotel for its walkable location.

Overall score and ratings






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Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

Great location, walking distance to both bay and beach. Nice area to talk a walk. It as 2 bath in one unit, very clean.
3-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Disappointed after all these years staying there.
I have stayed here for years, since I was a child. I'm 51 now. I have always loved staying here with my family & this time it was a little different. Even though we were The biggest thing was that we has 3 adults staying in the room & it has 2 queen beds & a pull out bed. The problem was. It was myself & my husband & My mother staying. She is 79 years old & like I normally do I slept with my husband, but could not get out of the bed, because the 2 queen beds are pushed up against the wall. WHY?? Everything else was nice, but if you can't get out of the bed, then is it really worth it. I ended up sleeping on the couch & not with my husband for our 1st vacation away in 4 years. Disappointed is a understatement. Feel like I should get some of my money back . :(
Melissa, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Can’t wait to visit again!
1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Phenomenal room staff and room service, Along with cleanliness!
3-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Honestly its a great deal for the area. Right by the beach. Within driving distance of all major areas on the coast. Clean rooms. Only issue we had was the outlets weren't working and the shower took forever to warm up. But I imagine the room hasn't been used for a bit so it took a bit of time for it to get back to action. Would stay again based on price point and location.
1-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Exactly what we wanted
The location was perfect. The room was incredibly clean. The staff was very helpful. I would def stay here again
1-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

2-night romance trip
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