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Sea Crest Motor Inn
Ranked #8 of 37 Hotels in Cape May
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed September 22, 2013

Stayed at the Seacrest once before, and again this past weekend. Booked "the last room available", ocean front Motel room, facing ocean. GREAT view, and excellent location to town. Weather awesome. We travel a couple of times a year, and have been to CM many times in addition to other shore resort areas. I'd recommend the motel but couple of things that we both noticed.

One, pricey, appx $20-50 more per night than most other motels; the room accents are nice but the paper products are run of the mill, low quality. Two, the fridge didn't work but housekeeping replaced immediately -- except that they took from another room so I feel kinda bad for the folks that were getting that one... (extremely loud hum!). Third, the floor of the room is uneven. There is a large "bump" in the floor. Albeit covered of course with a rug, nevertheless uneven and can be an issue for some folks, we did 'trip up" a couple of times. Lastly, we left early this morning and there were NO lights on in the elevator area, or parking area. There are no lights in the elevator vestibules to be on, except EXIT signs. When I went to drop the key, the office also had no lights on, and there is no key drop. I check the door, it was open but didn't even realize someone was sitting at the desk. It was around 6:30 am, not middle of the night. There were some older folks waiting for an airport limo in the parking lot, and they were standing around in the dark. That's a safety hazard anywhere.

All in all Cape May is beautiful, we love it there, been going for years and will hopefully go back again soon. The Motel is very nice, very clean, pool is great, but there are those things that were kind of annoying, especially at a premium price.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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seacrestinn, Front Office Manager at Sea Crest Motor Inn, responded to this reviewResponded September 27, 2013

Thank you for staying with us. We would like to clarify something. The refrigerator was immediatley replaced from another room but not switched. The other room would not be checking in for a couple more hours which allowed us time to fix the refridgerator. We do our absolute best to assure all our rooms are comfortable and quiet.

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Reviewed September 21, 2013

We are long time vacationers to Cape May during mid-Summer and decided to "steal" a trip to our favorite beach during Labor Day weekend. After calling around to several hotels we settled on the Sea Crest due to its location and customer friendly staff. We rented the penthouse which is actually two hotel rooms that have been combined and fully refurbished. It was a most pleasurable stay - very clean, great staff, fantastic location and reasonably priced. We have put the Sea Crest at the top of our list the next time we schedule an impromptu visit to Cape May.

Room Tip: Penthouse is spacious and newly refurbished. It has a partial view of the beach but still a beautif...
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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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seacrestinn, Front Office Manager at Sea Crest Motor Inn, responded to this reviewResponded September 27, 2013

Thanks for the impressive review. We are thrilled that the penthouse was available to you on short notice. Hopefully we will see you again soon.

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Reviewed September 19, 2013

We recently stayed at the Seacrest Inn and had the best week inCape May ever! Been going to the area for about 20+ years and the weather was perfect , time Labor Day week... And motel /Seacrest Inn was AWESOME!!!!! People at the Inn couldn't be more accomadating . Clean
Rooms ,Great reception upon arrival! going back every year , FOR SURE ! LOVE CM 4 EVER!!!!!!!

Room Tip: We had the the eff. Room w/ kitchen & separate living rm.....perfect choice!XOX
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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with family
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seacrestinn, Front Office Manager at Sea Crest Motor Inn, responded to this reviewResponded September 21, 2013

Hi Jody. Thanks for letting us know what a good time you had. We hope the next 20 years is spent with us at the Sea Crest.

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Reviewed September 18, 2013

My wife and I visit Cape May several times a year during all the seasons. We have stayed in every type of accommodation and have our favorite places to stay for sure. Sea Crest Motor Inn has moved to the top our list. We were in Cape May in August and were speaking with someone while waiting for a table at a local restaurant. They mentioned that they were staying at Sea Crest and recommended it highly.. So we decided to give them a call and come down for my wife's birthday weekend in mid- September... There were only a few choices on short notice but I was happy to select a direct ocean front room. Wow, the room was amazing; 2 exposures; sliding glass door to a balcony; a king bed that is hands down the most comfortable I've slept in here in Cape May. (My wife said she has never seen me sleep so peacefully while away).. Not to mention a perfect view of the ocean and both sunrise and sunset! With the window and screened balcony door open the breeze was phenomenal! No air conditioning necessary, it was a real treat....
The location is perfect. You are within walking distance to everything. We parked the car in their on-site lot and never moved it until we left for home. We never did that before...
Their pool is large and perfectly maintained. There are plenty of lounges and chairs as well as a cute gazebo and tables with umbrellas and seating... All the staff members were courteous, friendly, helpful, and always visible... The front desk took my cell number when we arrived and called me when the room was ready, (Early I might add) ...a courtesy that we greatly appreciated....
All in all, we couldn't be happier with the Sea Crest. We want to thank ownership for a perfect getaway, and look forward to visiting again soon.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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seacrestinn, Front Office Manager at Sea Crest Motor Inn, responded to this reviewResponded September 21, 2013

Hello Sandra and Bill. I can't thank you enough for the great review. We are thrilled to hear that someone as familiar with Cape May accomodations as you are put us at number one. We hope you make us your home away from home.

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Reviewed September 16, 2013

My wife and I had a great time! We stayed 3 nights and had an oceanfront/pool side view. It was very nice and we are planning on returning next year for a full week. There's so much to do and see. The office staff of Kathy and Sue were great! All the staff were. Our maid service (Catalina) was great! The room was immaculate. We had an efficiency suite and we had all we needed to make our meals! The property is located away from the center of Cape May which we liked, it was much quieter...especially as night came and early in the a.m. when we sat out on the balcony having our coffee. The maintenance staff are always busy! The pool is kept spotless, the hot tub is clean and at the right temperature. You won't see a cigarette butt or candy wrapper on the grounds...not even in the parking lot! Like I said, we are planning a return trip for a week in 2014 and I think we are even going to ask for the same room number. Thank you Sea Crest!
Pete and Sue M. Columbia, NJ

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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seacrestinn, Front Office Manager at Sea Crest Motor Inn, responded to this reviewResponded September 21, 2013

NOW THAT'S WHAT i'M TALKING ABOUT! Thanks for the review and we can't wait to see you in 2014.

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Reviewed September 9, 2013

My husband and I have vacationed in Cape May several times before. We've stayed at B&Bs and we've rented houses with friends but on this particular trip we decided to stay at the Sea Crest Inn and we were NOT disappointed.

Our room opened up beautifully. There was a screen door that led to our balcony overlooking the pool (and the sea) and a "beach" door with wooden slats located just outside the actual room door allowed air to flow through the room while maintaining our privacy.

The beach was an easy 2 minute walk, as was an amazing sunset, and the city was an easy 5 minute walk. The pool and room were both clean and inviting.

On our last night in town we ordered in but the delivery man came with nothing more than food. The staff at the front desk was quick to gather the utensils and other items needed for me and my husband to enjoy our dinner.

We will be coming back to Cape May and when we do I hope we stay at the Sea Crest again! Thanks for a very relaxing vacation!

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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seacrestinn, Front Office Manager at Sea Crest Motor Inn, responded to this reviewResponded September 11, 2013

We are glad to hear that your first visit with us will not be your last. Thanks for letting our potential customers know of our great location. See you next year!

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Reviewed September 8, 2013

Stayed here week of 9/3/2013. We usually go to Virginia Beach but heard nice things about Cape May so we thought we would give it a try. Based on Trip Advisor reviews I called the Sea Crest hoping they would have a vacancy as it was just one week before our vacation. The woman who answered the phone was so nice and pleasant. She said that they did have a room but it had no views and was the basic room but was clean and comfortable. I said that would be fine with us. We arrived and check in was a breeze, staff super friendly, went to our room and you could tell that it was newly painted and carpeted, and the bathroom had all new fixtures and tiles. We had a queen sized bed, TV, mini fridge, coffee pot w/coffee, a hair dryer, iron & board as well. The room was super clean, the towels and soap and shampoo refilled every day too. Also, on the dresser was a basket with our names on it welcoming us and it was filled with snacks - what a super nice touch. We did not have a balcony and were tucked back in a corner but I was told this when I called - only negative is that the a/c could get loud waking us but it got cooler in the evenings so shutting it off wasn't an issue. Never had a problem with parking on site. The pool is nice but we didn't use it as we prefer to stay at the beach. Location is fantastic as it is right across the street from the quiet part of the beach but is an easy walk to restaurants and shops. We even walked to the light house - but that is quite a way and you can drive there in like 5 minutes and park right beside it. It is also a short drive to the winery and brewery and Wildwood too. This was our first time at Cape May and we loved everything about it - reminds you of Martha's Vineyard but the beach is much nicer here. All the staff is super friendly here and they keep everything very clean and we felt it was reasonably priced too. We will definitely return and will definitely stay a the Sea Crest again.

Room Tip: call sooner so you can get a room on the 3rd or 4th floor facing Beach Ave if you want a view
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seacrestinn, Front Office Manager at Sea Crest Motor Inn, responded to this reviewResponded September 10, 2013

Wow, way to notice the details! We cannot thank you enough for this beautiful review. So glad to hear you'll be back.

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Address: 101 Beach Ave, Cape May, NJ 08204-1303
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Location: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Cape May County > 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
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Cape May
#9 Family Hotel in Cape May
Price Range: $100 - $226 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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