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“A great place to stay!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Sea Crest Motor Inn

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101 Beach Avenue, Cape May, NJ 08204   |  
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Ranked #8 of 42 Hotels in Cape May
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Voorheesville
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“A great place to stay!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012

My wife, daughter and I stayed from Monday July 23rd through Friday July 27 th. I will start by saying this is a great place to stay! It is incredibly clean!The front desk is incredibly helpful and very nice! Everyday our room was cleaned to perfection, even though we could not help dragging sand into the room from the beach, the next day it was like it was never there! The pool and hot tub were immaculate as well! On several occasions we saw the maintenance man mopping the pool area! We base our experience on how clean the rooms are and we were completely satisfied! The inn is in a great location as it is on the quieter end of the beach, and walking distance to almost everything! we are looking forward to our next stay, and will definitely return to the sea crest. thanks for the wonderful stay!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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seacrestinn, Front Office Manager at Sea Crest Motor Inn, responded to this review, August 14, 2012
Thanks Jerry! We are thrilled that you and your family had a nice stay with us. We want to thank you for taking the time to give us such a great and detailed review. I'll let our pool guy/maintenance man know that his work did not go unnoticed. He will really appreciate it.
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012

I went to the Sea Crest with my boyfriend for a few days. I chose the place specifically because if it's proximity to the beach, shops, restaurants. You can do it all by foot. Park your car for days.

Pros: The place was very, very clean. If you want true oceanfront, not oceanfront view from a 1/2 block away, get rooms 200 201 300 or 301 I believe. They have the closest view of the beach/ocean. Other oceanfronts are set back pretty far. Overall, I liked the place and location a lot. The office personnel were friendly every time we had a question, the room was spotless, big and newly renovated. There was a hair dryer, microwave, stovetop, large refrig, coffee maker w coffee, toaster. Plenty of towels.

Cons: Had to buy beach tags which were $10 for 3 days. Wish they were included in the $314 room fee. Also, the water pressure and body coverage was the worst I've ever had in any hotel, motel ever. They definitely need to get new, more powerful shower heads. I had to get on my hands and knees and rinse my water in the tap water daily because the shower head would have never rinsed my hair out. would be great if they supplied pool/ beach towels, too, as the few I brought never seem to dry overnight with the a/c on or the damp shore nighttime air.

Overall, it was a nice place and j would consider staying here again.

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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seacrestinn, Front Office Manager at Sea Crest Motor Inn, responded to this review, September 9, 2012
Thanks for the review. We wish beach tags were included also. The city of Cape May does not allow it.
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Teaneck, New Jersey
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2012

The bathroom and main area of the suite were very nicely renovated, but the furniture and linens in the living room and bedroom were ancient and in desperate need of an upgrade. The cleaning help was awful. We went out for a walk and the housekeeper came into the room to "clean." We came back 5 minutes later because we forgot our sunglasses, and the housekeeper was GONE after doing nothing but making the beds and emptying the trash. The air conditioner emitted a musty, moldy, disgusting smell. There is zero privacy on the balcony so we ended up enjoying the ocean view from inside with the door open and the ocean breeze coming in. The location and pool were great, right on the Boardwalk. The place was nice, the people were friendly, there is a convenience store nearby, and it is good for families. Bottom line: I had a good weekend, but for the kind of money they charge on a weekend in the summer, I expected more.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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seacrestinn, Front Office Manager at Sea Crest Motor Inn, responded to this review, August 12, 2012
When guest are staying in the room, our maids are to get in and out as quickly as possible as not to monopolize the rooms. They make the beds, take out the trash and give new toiletries as well as fresh towels. I would certainly not call that awful. They are fast because they have been with us for years, we see that as an asset. Our motel is rated very high and most of that is because of our cleanliness.
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New Jersey
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2012

The rooms were very clean. Right across the street is the beach. Most rooms have ocean view, however, ours looked over a rooftop and then you could see the beach. (Not the best). However, you must make a choice: keep the room cool with the A/C and thus not sleep because of the loud noise it makes, or keep it stuffy /hot with no A/C and not be able to sleep! Other than that, I guess I would say the rooms were spacious, very clean, close to the beach (just cross the street). The minuses: Very Loud A/C (which is only in the bedroom, not in the living area), small pool area, no amenities, about a 10 minute walk to the mall.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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seacrestinn, Front Office Manager at Sea Crest Motor Inn, responded to this review, August 12, 2012
Thanks for the positives that you listed in your review. We wish you could have put one of them in your headline since they outweighed what you thought were negatives.
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Lebanon, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012

Stayed 3 nights late June 12 - clean, friendly, quiet, comfortable...everything I wanted in a vacation. The view was spectacular and the convenience made everything so relaxing...wish I could have stayed much longer. Staff was super friendly and sweet :)

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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seacrestinn, Front Office Manager at Sea Crest Motor Inn, responded to this review, August 12, 2012
We are glad you found everything you wanted in a vacation at the Sea Crest Inn. We especially love the positive things said about our staff. We are anxious to welcome you back.
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2012

We just wrapped up a four-day stay at the Sea Crest Inn. The motel is impeccably clean. We had a two-room suite with two large double beds, sitting room with sofa and chair, wide screen TV and a dining table and chairs. We also had a balcony that overlooked the ocean and the pool area. We enjoyed a very clean room, newly refurbished bath and a full sized refrigerator in the suite also. I saw some negative comments about the service on some of the review sites, which could not be further from our experience. The desk staff was cordial and helpful. They even loaned us two beach badges saving us the cost of buying passes. There is also free WIFI but its availability inside the room was limited. The clientele is older, but that appears to be true of most of Cape May. The pool was beautiful with plenty of comfortable lounge chairs and a hot tub too. I see why the Sea Crest enjoys so many favorable reviews. We add our voices to those who rave about the Sea Crest Inn.

Room Tip: The suites are very comfortable and worth the extra money.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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seacrestinn, Front Office Manager at Sea Crest Motor Inn, responded to this review, August 7, 2012
Thank you for adding your voice to our treasured customers. We hope you come back real soon!
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Staten Island, N.Y.
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012

My wife and I first stayed at the sea crest last year after doing some research here at the trip advisor. The rating was on the money. We loved the place so much, that we been back there 3 times so far this summer. Just can't get enough of the place. It is as other reviews say, very well run and the staff are A ok in my book . Love looking through the glass doors facing the ocean when a thunder storm light up the ocean at night. We just got home today and we're already talking about maybe going back in mid August. Keep up the good work and we'll see you soon.

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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seacrestinn, Front Office Manager at Sea Crest Motor Inn, responded to this review, August 1, 2012
Most of our customers are those who do their research. We are thrilled you keep coming back....see you soon and we'll hope for a thunderstorm.
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Address: 101 Beach Avenue, Cape May, NJ 08204
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Location: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Cape May
Amenities:
Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Cape May
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Cape May
Number of rooms: 55
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Sea Crest Inn is the perfect romantic Cape May getaway for couples. The Sea Crest is owned and operated by a local couple, and located in a quiet part of Cape May overlooking one of the largest beaches on the island. Close to the shopping area, fine restaurants and historical homes.With features like ocean front suites with fully equipped kitchens, the only out door whirlpool in Cape May and extra large balconies, why stay anywhere else? Close to restaurants, nightspots, fishing, tennis, golfing, swimming,biking shopping and just steps away from the beach, you haven't experienced the Jersey Shore until you've experienced Cape May at the Sea Crest Inn. ... more   less 
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