We booked late at the Sea Crest so we paid pretty, but overall it was very very nice. We did not have an ocean view but were in the breezeway in the back on the third floor which sadly overlooked the roofs of the other lesser kept motels. It was nonetheless relaxing.
The room itself made up for the lack of view with a great kitchenette (everything but an oven) to save on dining out. Full size fridge. Bar area. Microwave, toaster, coffee maker. Two nice and firm queen beds in a separate quarter with great non-stop air conditioner. Pull out sofa. Plenty of extra pillows and more towels came daily than we needed or used. Plenty of space for setting up. Dining table. It was hotter than hell during our stay so the pool was a must several times a day.
The place is somewhat dated in design but it is kept up well: tireless staff sweeping, painting, turning rooms. The latin maintenance guy is dreamy. Nary a grain of sand when walking around barefoot and they bleach-mop the breezeways which is good for barefoot living at the beach.
Off street parking area partially enclosed, but tight: we bashed a fender on a cement support beam trying to get out. Elevator or steps. Ice machine at end of hall. TVs are small but who cared?
The Sea Crest has a longtime mature clientele which makes for a very nice and quiet atmosphere: no screaming children. The pool is gorgeous. The hot tub is a boiling cauldron -- too hot. The rooms are non-smoking but if you do, there are sand buckets around for butts. Vending: 75 cents a can of soda -- where do you see that lately? Plenty of lounges at pool and shade if needed.
Beach view is great, beach is clean; crowded and hot but it is directly across near a beach tag booth and a concession stand for food or chair/ umbrella rentals. About a 3 block walk to the action on the strip and toward Washington Mall which has been done over recently.
It's very charming if pricey, but I suppose they have the right to be competitive. We tried to vie for an extra night but that extra night would have broke me.
Overall, to be in Cape May is heaven. I've even lived there for a few years and I never tire of it. The Sea Crest is a winner. We will be back!
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Sea Crest Motor Hotel Cape May
- Sea Crest Cape May
- Cape May Sea Crest