I have stayed at Sea Crest a dozen times over the last 10 years. Back in the day, it was a great price, free continental breakfast, CLEAN, and overall good value.
This time, not so much. First I spent over 240 per night....definately the most I have ever paid here. I have never gotten a return customer discount....never. This time, they didnt even have a record of me ever staying there before...new computers or something I was told. Check in was no problem really. I was promised an upper floor 4 months ago when I booked and when my room was ready, they tried to give me the 5th floor. The check in girl told me there was nothing they could do but she did give me to a supervisor who said no problem.... and she put us on the 12th floor.
We had an oceanfront room and although its not super roomy, it is big enough. They have not updated the hotel much which leaves me wondering why so expensive. (they did have flat screen tvs) The carpet is old and dirty, the light fixture in the kitchen was rusty and not working. The place is generally very "lived in". Its ok if the price is ok.
I agree with the other poster, the maids are lazy. When we got to our room the first thing I noticed was the tv had a bunch of kid handprints all over it. It was never wiped off the entire six nights we were there. One day, there was a little milk or something spilled on the table. Still there after the room was "cleaned" You have to do your own dishes but there is no dish soap. Bring some or go buy it because they wont do it for you.
The fire alarms going off in the middle of the night and once during the day were scary. Nothing like being on the 12th floor of a hotel and the fire alarm going off at 3am. (Where are the stairs again?) I called to the front desk and they said that the guy was testing it and they asked him not to do it anymore. Thanks for that lady.
So the pools....I know they get a TON of use but I think they could be kept cleaner. The new kid area has brown stains all over the bottom. The main pool outside was nice most of the time. One hottub was broken. The indoor pool........one day I went in there and there was NO ONE in the pool. Its a little deeper than the others and it looked so inviting that I just jumped in. When I came up some lady sitting in there said, "hey, they closed that pool" I looked over and on one side by the stairs, there was caution tape. No notice anywhere on the doors or anywhere else. further inspection led me to conclude that someone crapped in the pool and that is why it was closed. WOW! Thanks for the extra signage. Some reviewer on here who complained but said she found this pool all to herself...I wonder why....
The location is great! I love that everything is so close. Parasailing, banana boats, Family Kingdom, ect...all within 5 minutes walk.
The outside activities kind of sucked this time. There used to be limbo, a guy walking around with a maccaw, and other kid stuff. This time, at least one guy outside by the hotdog stand who wouldnt say hello to my wife when she wanted to get a cheap hotdog. One time, he was just gone for like 45 minutes...no where to be found. Karaoke was cool as always.
Lastly, the croud this year was a little to trashy for me. The caliber of the guest has really diminished over the years. I guess the old crowd learned already what I am learning now.
Next trip to MB, I'll really have to check out other places instead of just googling the number for SeaCrest.
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