Over 2 decades we've stayed at almost every beachfront motel in Cape May and the Sea Crest is one of the best. This is not to say it's perfect. Other reviewers have noted it's primarily a couples place, and that seems to be by design. They have an annoying 3-person per room limit, despite the fact that 4 or 5 would fit easily. Kids younger than 16 or 17 can't stay above the first floor. Eventually two of our kids went to college and the third got old enough to be trusted not to jump off a balcony, and we were allowed in.
All of the rooms have a nice ocean view except the first floor. I like the ordinary double rooms best as they are quite spacious. This year we stayed in a suite with a head-on ocean view that was amazing, but the rooms felt cramped much like any other beachfront efficiency. The bathroom and kitchen fixtures appeared recently renovated. The furniture, wallpaper, and textiles, while immaculate and in good repair, were dated. If you think Hilton, you're gonna be bummed. You have to think Jersey Shore.
This may not sound like a glowing review, but for what's available at Cape May, this place is one of the best. It's super clean, the maid service is great, the pool and jacuzzi are very nice, the view is terrific, the beach area is great, and it's an easy walk to the mall. The office staff has always been very nice to me, but I've never asked for anything out of the ordinary. If that happens, I'll write back and let you know how it goes.
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Sea Crest Motor Hotel Cape May
- Sea Crest Cape May
- Cape May Sea Crest
- Sea Crest Motor Inn Cape May, New Jersey