Happy Customers

A great little motel 5 blocks from the boardwalk. Clean but basic with a nice little pool and jacuzzi. Everything you would ever need for a great shore weekend. In easy walking distance to the Boardwalk, grocery stores, liquor stores and several restaurants. Great staff too.
Room Tip: Try to get a room in the inner courtyard of the hotel away from the sometimes busy traffic.



Stayed here in 2010, returned in 2014 to new management. It looks way better now than in the images on Google.

Mick B.


This is a great place to stay, very clean, great pool and the owner Joe is one of the nicest people that you will ever meet. My family has been staying here twice each summer for the last 4 years and we do not ever think of staying anywhere else. My daughter loves the pool and the fact that each time we are there we run into some of the same guests, it is like family. Looking forward to many more years staying at The Sand Box!

Lynn H.

“The ONLY place to stay while in Wildwood, NJ”

I have a very picky spouse! And he liked it! If you"re looking for upscale 5 star go elsewhere.if you"re looking for a nice clean friendly place to stay and save money this is the place. Rooms are outdated and worn but it really doesn"t matter. They are very clean.new sheets, towels everything daily. Everything smells clean and the owners are great helpful and friendly. They run a family type motel and watch out for trouble so if you"re here to party its not the place. If you"re here with family it"s perfect.clean pool and hot tub! Just really a hidden gem if you"re looking to save and have a clean safe friendly place to stay. We were here for 3 nights with younger kids!


“Great little place”

Quiet and relaxing - We arrived at Sand Box for a night and actually ended up staying for three nights, it is very charming, our room on the 2nd floor was large with a huge bed. There is a pool and a very very clean Jacuzzi maintained daily. Every morning the owner Joe serves coffee and donuts near the lobby, and it was only a 2 min walk to the supermarket and Ace store which provides 10% off the Sand Box customers.


Have always stayed at a hotel on the beach,but only needed one night. Most hotels don"t let you book for one night. We thought we would try the Sandbox. Wow, what a surprise. Great staff, super clean, big shout out to Donna from housekeeping. This hotel goes above and beyond with extras. Won"t be staying on the beach next year! We stayed in Rm #10. Updated kitchen and bathroom. Thanks for an enjoyable stay.

Karen S


My wife and 2 children stayed in the Standard Suite (Room 7. If you like a view don"t stay in this room.) for 3 nights. Overall, we enjoyed our stay at the Sandbox. The beds were comfortable, the AC worked, and the room had just enough space for our needs. There is some definite wear and tear issues (lights not working, mold in bathroom, broken handle on fridge), but the staff here is really friendly and gracious. They went out of their way to resolve these problems and answer questions you may have about the area. The pool, sandbox, and grill area were great. If you"re going to this motel and expect the Ritz Carlton you will be disappointed, but if you are looking for an affordable stay at a motel about 5 blocks off the beach I would definitely recommend staying here.

Roy McAvoy


This hotel was amazing! We stayed in room 17. It had a king bed, futon, and a kitchenette. It was perfect for our family of 2 adults and 2 small children. It was by far the cleanest hotel I"ve ever stayed in. The staff was so friendly and helpful. They had a pool with a slide, a hot tub and a sand box. We will definitely stay there again.