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“John will not honor my reservation”
Review of Sea Chest Motel

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Sea Chest Motel
Ranked #29 of 67 Hotels in Wildwood Crest
New York
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“John will not honor my reservation”
Reviewed August 14, 2006

After spending 5 long hours on traffic from New York to Wildwood I encountered that unpleasant surprise to find-out that the room that I had reserved two weeks earlier was rented out to somebody else.
I was told to go somewhere else since they where not concerned about my family not having a place to stay.
After talking with John (manager on site) to see if anything could be done, I was left standing in his office while he stormed out of the office and refused to talk to me.
Please do yourself a favor and go somewhere else.
Diego Botero

  • Liked — Did not have the opportunity to see how they were
  • Disliked — Ofiice was in complete chaos.Could not find paperwork
  • Tips/Secrets — Try somewhere else
  • Stayed August 2006, traveled with family
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2 Thank Flutsterd
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Ithaca, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed June 20, 2006

Our first stay at Sea Chest due to demolition of our favorite place, Silver Beach.
The room was very clean, but the office and the pool area were not. No "free" coffee in the office as offered in the brochure, no maid service (could not believe this, even though I realize owner had some health problems) and no one was very friendly. We were there in early June and perhaps this motel just was not ready yet for summer guests, but they should have been.
This a very small place and may not be able to hold out against the condo developers, but if they do, we would not go back.

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2 Thank nytonj
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A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed May 26, 2006

Wow, great place and the family that owns it is very nice and hospitable! will be back again.

  • Stayed May 2006
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed August 26, 2005

The owners were not friendly or accomodating from the beginning to the end of our stay.

The bathrooms need major updating and the water pressure was horrible. The showerhead appeared that it had never been changed since the 70's (no joke).

Yes this place is cheaper than most, but you get what you pay for!

Would never return.

  • Stayed August 2005
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3 Thank box986
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Reviewed July 4, 2005

My family and I go there every year for a get together. And ofcourse we have such a blast! Its just a short walk away from the beautiful Jersey Shore. We never stop going back so ofcourse its fun. It is extremely clean and in great shape, not like some other motels you might come across.

  • Stayed July 2005
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5 Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed September 27, 2004

My family stayed at this motel for the first time. The rooms were clean, the beds soft, the maids did an excellent job of keeping everything nice for us, The management was very friendly. We will stay with them again and recommend this motel to our friends

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Wildwood, New Jersey
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed February 24, 2003

sea chest motel was a pleasure to stay at. i recommend you go there. it is fmily owned and is a pleasant enviroment

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Additional Information about Sea Chest Motel

Property: Sea Chest Motel
Address: 7401 Atlantic Ave, Wildwood Crest, NJ 08260-3831
Location: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Cape May County > Wildwood Crest
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Wildwood Crest
#20 On the Beach Hotel in Wildwood Crest
#21 Family Hotel in Wildwood Crest
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Built in 1958, but newly renovated, The Sea Chest Motel is a historic, retro style motel located in the heart of Wildwood Crest and has been family owned and operated for over 25 years. We are widely recommended on TripAdvisor and Google. We pride ourselves in cleanliness, quality control, and hospitality while offering a outdoor setting located just steps from the largest free beach in New Jersey, a short walk to the beautiful Sunset Lake, just a mile from the famous Wildwood Boardwalk, and just a few miles from the Victorian town of Cape May, New Jersey. We take great pride in our establishment and are well known for our cleanliness. We have plenty of space outdoors for the size of our establishment, a large swimming pool with a slide and diving board for your kids, ping pong table, 4 barbecue grills, outdoor dining area seating. Strong WIFI throughout the facility. 48" smart cable HDTV's. Brand new Serta queen sized beauty rest bedding. Come check us out on the web for a full description of our amenities and property. Come and be part of the Sea Chest Motel Family! We hope to see you soon! Thank You Sea Chest Motel Management. ... more   less 
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