by Amanda Geronikos
The Desert Sand Resort provides family-friendly accommodations in Avalon, New Jersey, close to the beach (less than a five-minute walk away) and restaurants. Open seasonally, the hotel offers both outdoor and indoor swimming pools, plus an outdoor kiddie pool. It also has a full-service restaurant, laundry facility, complimentary Wi-Fi and free parking. There’s a playground across the street, too.
Guestrooms are especially perfect for families, as all include fully equipped kitchens for prepping meals. The largest option, the 2 Bedroom, 2 Baths Efficiency Suite, sleeps six or seven guests. Cribs and rollaway beds are available, and kids ages 11 and under stay free with a paying adult.
Complimentary beach tags are available through the hotel with a $20 deposit.
Our Editor Loves
- Three pools
- Rooms with kitchens
- Free Wi-Fi
- Kids' Pool
- Onsite Dining
Stayed here for two nights with my daughter and two grandchildren. This place was just right! It had an indoor and outdoor (heated) pool. It’s a short walk to the beautiful beach. Plenty of parking spaces. We stayed in a One bedroom with kitchenette. The kitchenette was modern and well stocked. The bedding was comfy. The housekeeping staff does a thorough job... this place was spotless! Freshly laundered towels placed every day when returned from the beach. The staff was very nice.. The management and staff here are doing everything right! We would definitely return. We had a wonderful stay.
We stay at Dessert Sands with the kids every year.
Great room options, small pool area but it works out fine.
Great beach across the street.
There is a small restaurant on the adjacent property and very convenient with good food.
The front desk has board games that you can sign out for free.