The Sands

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The Sands

2.5 star property
Beachfront motel with indoor pool, near Ocean Shores Beach
427 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet friendly
  • Bathtub
  • Connecting rooms available
The price is P10,969
Price available on 06/07/2022
801 Ocean Shores Blvd NW, Ocean Shores, WA, 98569
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • On the beach
  • Indoor pool
  • Terrace
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Vending machine
  • Picnic area
  • TV in a common area
For families
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Free self parking
Cleaning & Safety
  • Social distancing

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About this area

What's nearby

  • On the beach
  • Ocean Shores Beach - 26 min walk
  • Ocean Shores Convention Center - 1 min drive
  • Ocean Shores Golf Course - 4 min drive
  • Quinault Beach Resort & Casino - 4 min drive
  • Ocean City State Park - 8 min drive
  • North Jetty - 12 min drive

Getting around

  • Hoquiam, WA (HQM-Bowerman) - 27 min drive

About this property

The Sands

At The Sands, you'll be just a 5-minute drive from Ocean Shores Beach and Quinault Beach Resort & Casino. Guests can take a dip in the indoor pool, and freebies like WiFi and self parking are added perks. Fellow travelers say good things about the helpful staff and beach location.

Cleaning and safety practices

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place
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At a glance

Hotel size

  • 80 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time from 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open Sunday - Thursday (9:00 AM - 10:00 PM) and Friday - Saturday (9:00 AM - 11:00 PM)
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • If you are planning to arrive after 8:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

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 18


  • Pets allowed (dogs and cats only, 3 per room)*
  • Specific rooms only, restrictions apply*


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Free onsite RV/bus/truck parking

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea in a common area

What to do

  • On the beach


  • Built in 1972
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas
  • An indoor pool

Languages spoken

  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Television

Home comfort

  • Heating
  • Coffee/tea maker

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi


  • Daily housekeeping
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • Restaurant dining guide

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability, amount varies)


You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 30 per pet, per stay

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Pool access available from 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM

Hygiene & cleanliness

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

Social distancing measures are in place.


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher on site.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

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Property conditions & facilities



8/10 Very Good

Good overall stay, but no beach access from paths
I liked the old school beach vibe this place offered. Very relaxing, close to the beach, about a 20 min walk and restaurants are just across the street. It looks like they are renovating as well. Staff was friendly and helpful. We loved that our dog could come with us. The views and beach access can be a little deceiving. While you can hear the beach and watch the sunrise/set, you cant see the beach from the ground floor (which was okay for us). We were looking for a bottom floor because of our pup, and this room was affordable and had plenty of space. There is a sign with a few paths directing you to the beach, but hike at your own risk. I never made it to the beach, it was too muddy and overgrown to actually venture out too far. Good thing its a close walk/drive otherwise. :)
Sunrise view from the room
Matthew, 2-night trip
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2/10 Poor

Run, Id rather sleep on the beach next time
Please do not choose this place. Keep looking. There is no AC-which is not uncommon-however, there are also no screens on the first floor rooms are suspect to any animal or human crawling in so you can get some fresh air. The rooms have no phone to call the desk, they are old and stinky, there are zero ammenities available. the grass is SO SHARP that walking out back to the volleyball net was impossible. Plus they charge an insane amount. for almot 400 dollars we should get something.
Eileen, 1-night family trip
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8/10 Very Good

3-night trip
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6/10 Good

Inexpensive, worn down but decent
I booked late and this was a lower cost option on the coast still available with a pet-friendly policy. It worked out well, but it was in poor repair and seemed worn.
Timothy, 3-night trip
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6/10 Good

The room definitely needs a makeover
1-night trip
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6/10 Good

Not what we expected.
The property was in disrepair. Some of our outlets in the room did not work. Room did not smell clean or inviting upon first entering. Was not made aware of an extra pet fee until check in. Thought we were getting a beach view and ended up with a small partial view.
Marlo, 2-night family trip
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4/10 Fair

Good view, but not maintained in years.
Stayed here a few years ago, and it was fine. Stayed this last weekend, and this place has really fallen apart. There were massive cobb webs in our room, every piece of old furniture felt like it was going to break apart as soon as you sat in it. But the staff was friendly and it had a nice view.
Tom, 1-night trip
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4/10 Fair

Will not be back here.
The room was ok. My bed was clearly in need of replacement. You could feel the need sag when you say on it. I want sure if the place was open because it looks so run down. No phone in the room. The door handle didn't fit right so you could see through it. The indoor pool was cold and dirty. I used the pool skimmer to clean a chunk of hair and try to remove whatever residue seemed to be on the top of the water. The "hot tub" area of the pool was not even warm enough to put my feet in. I choose this place because of the pool for my kids. We will not be going back there. Not worth any money we may have saved. My advice pay extra anyplace else.
Dorys, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Amazing people very friendly
Channra, 2-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

We made a last-minute plan for a visit on Razor Clam Festival weekend (& opening of clamming season) so hotel pickings were slim. This place is not a “resort” by any stretch of the imagination; rather, it’s a really old and run-down motel in a good location. The room was clean, though, and we had a nice view from the 3rd floor. The person who checked us in was friendly and helpful with suggestions of good places to eat. The grounds and exterior were pretty rough. The adjacent related property seemed to be abandoned in mid-repair but it looked like people were living there in very sketchy circumstances. At 3:00am we were awakened by the people next door having a very loud argument (the walls are thin, and they were really loud). Pounding on the wall didn’t shut them up. So in the end paid almost $200 for not even a good night’s sleep, but at least we did have a bed.
BARBARA, 1-night romance trip
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