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Sea Chest Motel

7401 Atlantic Ave, Wildwood Crest, NJ 08260-3831
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#11 of 50 motels in Wildwood Crest
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4.7
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4.7
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4.6
Value
4.6
Built in 1956, the Sea Chest Motel is a recently renovated historic motel located in the heart of Wildwood Crest and has been single-family owned and operated for 30 years. We are right across from the largest free beach in New Jersey, a short walk to the beautiful Sunset Lake, about a mile from the Wildwood Boardwalk, and just a few miles from the Victorian town of Cape May, New Jersey. Come and be part of the Sea Chest Motel Family!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Outdoor pool
Beach
Table tennis
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Secured parking
Outdoor furniture
Sun terrace
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Air conditioning
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Private bathrooms
Coffee / tea maker
Kitchenette
Sofa bed
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Microwave
Refrigerator
Stovetop
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Charming
Family
Languages Spoken
English, Polish
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Sammy B wrote a review Jul 2023
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We had a great stay there and would Definitley go back. It is close to the beach, in a safe area of wildwood and the beds were very comfortable in my Opinion. The owner is a very nice guy and does a great job keeping the pool and the rooms clean as well. I wish them the best and will be back if I’m looking for an affordable place to stay down the shore!
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Maryellen D wrote a review Jun 2023
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Quiet, clean and close to anything you could need. Nice pool and lounge area Family friendly feel with welcoming accommodating staff. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will be back! Thank you Sea Chest.
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Date of stay: June 2023
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Mel D wrote a review Sep 2021
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This year was the third time I stayed at Sea Chest Motel. It's just perfect - friendly owners, clean rooms, well maintained property and pool, 1.5 blocks to the beach, walk to the WW Boardwalk, 2 blocks to bike rental. What else do you need for a September weekend!
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Rich T wrote a review Sep 2021
Moorestown, New Jersey1 contribution1 helpful vote
Located two blocks from WWC beach, this family run motel is a gem. Within walking distance of dining and recreational facilities, two miles from the WW boardwalk. Has a beautiful, excellently maintained, vintage Wannemaker built pool. Great place for a quiet stay - beach walks, hanging at the pool and on the balcony.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Pamela B wrote a review Sep 2021
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My 2 night stay was enjoyable and quiet. I've been coming to Wildwood for over 40 years and this is your typical family owned Wildwood motel. The room was clean as was the outdoor space. The pool was inviting. They had bbq's and a ping pong table. John and his wife are very friendly and accommodating.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Jay jayy wrote a review Aug 2021
New Jersey1 contribution
After coming for so many years it was sad to see the owner John was not there. Unfortunately without him. It’s not worth it to stay anymore. His wife is left to run the place and unfortunately is not capable and is has zero customer service ability. Save yourself the hassle and pick a different place!
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Charlene J wrote a review Aug 2021
Binghamton, New York1 contribution
Excellent! Very clean, both room and bathroom. Nice pool and pool area- very clean also. Very friendly Family that owns it, they go the extra mile for their customers. I was very happy with my 3 day stay
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Diane R wrote a review Jul 2021
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Family owned friendly motel, very clean , very nice to their customers went above and beyond to accommodate our needs. Beautiful family that works together as a team. Would recommend it probably one of the last retro motels in Wildwood Crest.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Edyta K wrote a review Sep 2020
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I’ve been coming to this motel since I was about 5 years old and it never disappoints. The owners are very nice people. The rooms are always clean. It is located a block from the beach and has a great pool. Definitely would recommend this motel when visiting Wildwood Crest! We go every year and after every visit we can’t wait to go back!
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Guy_from_DC wrote a review Sep 2019
Fairland, Maryland13 contributions2 helpful votes
We were a bit disappointed with Sea Chest Motel, after seeing all the great reviews on Trip Advisor. The positive -- The motel is very close to the wonderful beach. The motel has a nice pool and hose for washing-off sand from the beach. Be sure to ask for a free parking pass when making a reservation. The mini-kitchen includes a fridge, microwave and stove. The staff was very accomodating our needs. The negative -- The room was missing curtains on the back window, letting way too much light in to the room at nighttime -- making it very difficult to sleep. On the 2nd floor, the front porch configuration makes it necessary for you to walk through others' conversations (and smoke) as you navigate to and from your room. The bathroom, while functional, is very dated. The colors resemble a kitchen from the 1960s. All in all, the Sea Chest motel was okay for one night stay. I don't think I'd want to be there for an extended period.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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$114 - $593 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
United StatesNew JerseyJersey ShoreCape May CountyWildwood Crest
NUMBER OF ROOMS
16
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SEA CHEST MOTEL - Prices & Reviews (Wildwood Crest, NJ)

Frequently Asked Questions about Sea Chest Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Sea Chest Motel?
Nearby attractions include #1 Tavern / Super Tully Nut (0.3 miles), Sunset Lake Park (0.4 miles), and Playground (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Sea Chest Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and an outdoor pool.
Which room amenities are available at Sea Chest Motel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Sea Chest Motel?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Sea Chest Motel?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Sea Chest Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Fish Factory, Royal Grille Cafe, and Alosi's Bistro.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Sea Chest Motel?
Yes, guests have access to an outdoor pool during their stay.
Is Sea Chest Motel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.6 miles away from the center of Wildwood Crest.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Sea Chest Motel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Polish.
Are there any historical sites close to Sea Chest Motel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Historic Cold Spring Village (4.0 miles) and Emlen Physick Estate (4.6 miles).
Is Sea Chest Motel accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.