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1501 Ocean Highway, Fenwick Island, DE 19944 – Show map
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Outdoor Pool (seasonal)
Free! WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free! Free public parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
Family Rooms, Heating, Air Conditioning
From 2:30 PM
Until 11:00 AM
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Children and Extra Beds
All children are welcome.
Free! All children under 10 years stay free of charge when using existing beds.
All older children or adults are charged USD 10 per person per night when using existing beds.
One older child or adult is charged USD 5 per night in an extra bed.
The maximum number of extra beds in a room is 1.
Any type of extra bed or crib is upon request and needs to be confirmed by management.
Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.
Pets are allowed on request. Charges may apply.
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Right on the Ocean City Boardwalk, this beachfront hotel offers an outdoor pool and rooms with a private balcony. The Pier Rides and Amusements are a 5 minute walk away.
Score from 66 reviews Good
Featuring an outdoor pool, the Seaside Inn & Suites is in Fenwick Island, 5.5 miles from Bethany Beach and 9 miles from Ocean City. Free Wi-Fi access is available.
Score from 165 reviews Very good
This Ocean City, Maryland motel is just 1 block from the Atlantic Ocean and jet ski rentals. Cabana Motel features an outdoor pool and spacious guest rooms with free Wi-Fi.
Score from 211 reviews Review score
This Millsboro, Delaware motel is 15 miles from Bethany Beach and features an outdoor swimming pool and a daily continental breakfast. Rehoboth Beach is 19 miles away.
Score from 44 reviews Good
Value n location and staff
Place falling apart n is up for sale
Good place to sleep at that's all we did. During bike fest
Not updated keep classic look to it
The beach location was fantastic!!!!!
Look, don't be expecting a 5 star hotel. This place is cheap, but it has an amazing location, clean rooms, kind staff, and was more than comfortable. I will be coming back again.
The water smelled very metallic... but for a 2 night stay, it wasn't a huge concern. Everything else was lovely.
The location and the pool.
The motel is old and needs updated.
good, central Delmarva location...easy beach access
Hotel is very poorly updated everything old worn dirty
We like older classic motels. I lived in Selbyville years ago and remember The Sands as a young child (1955). The staff was extremely cordial and accommodating. We enjoyed the microwave and refrigerator, and most importantly the pool! The beach is right behind the motel.
The bathroom fixtures have a lot of sediment build-up. A little Lime-Away would spruce them up. We have never liked the smell of well water, but that's just us. The plants around the pool need attention at Summer's-end. A little paint on the exterior and a new pool shed would help with the "tired" look. The ice machine worked beautifully, but, again, looks mean a lot, and that machine is a rust-bucket.
Price, quality of rooms
location was great just off the beach
The bathrooms were gross, they are in need of major updates. The water smelled so bad of rust it was nauseating. The faucets and drains were all rusted and corroded, you didn't want to touch them and could not tell what was clean/dirty. The staff was not in uniforms so it looked like random people going through rooms when the maid service was going around. You could not tell who was supposed to be there and who was not anyone could have walked up and went through and open room and no one would have noticed.
The room 'appeared' to be clean, bed linens, towels but carpet was dirty!
The carpet needed a good shampoo, the bathroom was horrible, we called it 'retro 60's', it definitely needs some upgrades done. We wore shower shoes to shower cause it didnt feel clean, all the fixtures need to be replaced, the toilet broke while there but we just lifted the lid & pulled the stopper (we did tell the mgmt upon leaving)! Everything was plugged in to extension cords & operated with the one light switch (not a good thing), tiny light in bathoom which you had to turn on by hand (no light switch) & you could barely see even with the blind open, windows could use replacements too! No doubt this is a very old motel & needs several upgrades for us to stay there again! Maybe the apts & efficencies are nicer but I doubt that much, water pressure in shower was horrible if you want a sprinkler system, thats what you got! Front door was very secure, no chain to secure while in room, we had to walk around dog 'poo' to get to our room the whole week we stayed which was disgusting!! If others have to clean up after there pets then the motel owners should too!! We have traveled alot but this is probably the worst room we have ever stayed in, have already checked out other motels in the area for next year cause we wont be back here! Only good thing was it was closer to all the resturants in Ocean City & the casino.
Cleanliness. Comfort of beds.
Extremely run down. Smelled of smoke. Cable TV did not work.
The room was very small. The bathroom was incredibly out if date and rusty pipes and shower head caused the water to smell to the point of gagging. We could not rinse after brushing teeth! We felt the need to wear shoes in the shower...simple updating would help a lot.
Staff was very nice
very old and dirty
Very close to beach and restaurants. Loved visiting with owners dog. Staff very friendly and helpful. Pool area was great for lounging around after a long day on beach.
Desperate need of updating. No water pressure and bathroom lights poor. Great place for a few nights. Especially if your only there to sleep.
Easy to get to and from my location I needed to get to. The bed was very good for me and my wife. The lady at the desk was very nice and helpful for us to get where I needed to go. My first time in the area.
Bathroom was a little small and little water pressure with hot water.
It's not far from the beach I like it because not a lot of POEPLE the staff is wonderful I would stay again this is my second time staying there.
Place needs up dated big time a paint job would work the rooms needs to be updated to old and smells new carpart in the rooms bathrooms needs to be updated to just needs some work land scape outside needs a little work I know the place is old I love staying there just needs some updated work done on it.
The location was perfect and the staff was more than accommodating to the guests needs.
Room could have been cleaner and there was a horrible smell of rust in the water.
The beds were comfortable
The room smelled horrible, the showers had no pressure and took about 10 minutes for hot water.
The staff were all very friendly and the pets in the office were very cute. The location is just a block away from the beach, which was amazing and it was on the beach side, so we didn't have to cross the street. It also has a nice retro look to it with the Sands logo on the motel.
The one thing that really stood out to me was the housekeeping. The first night housekeeping took all our linens and then never replaced them. The next day they never came--our friendly lady who checked us in asked if we wanted room service, so we said yes. It literally was her making the bed and then leaving...All in all, room service seemed non existent especially when I had to go to the office and ask for toilet paper or towels because we had none. The place also does show its age, but is functionable and accommodating in your basic needs for the beach.
The location to the beach.
Unclean and disgusting, especially in the bathroom.
Close walk to beach, fairly clean, staff was friendly.
Disgusting hot water. Taking a shower was extremely unenjoyable due to the smell of rotten eggs. We couldn't get the smell out of our hair until we got home.
Location and friendly staff
I ended up getting bed bug bites all over me. Went to doctor yesterday :-(
The A/C unit was very noisy, Told staff, nothing was done. The water smelled like RUST!! It left a brown residue on the bath towels when we dried off. Left a brown residue on my white t-shirt the next day. Blind in the bedroom was too small for the window. A gap of approx. 2" on each side where people walking by could look right in. Other blinds had multiple broken slats Tiles in the kitchen were broken or missing. Overall, extremely disappointed with the facilities. Will never stay here again. Spend the extra $ and go elsewhere.
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