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“Unimpressed”
Review of Sea Chest Motel

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Sea Chest Motel
Ranked #27 of 67 Hotels in Wildwood Crest
Brooklyn, New York
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Unimpressed”
Reviewed 27 July 2014 via mobile

We stayed here last minute due to the fact that the motel the rest of our family was staying at was booked and the Sea Chest had good reviews. The owner said that we could pay with a credit card when I made the reservation and then when we arrived he pressured us into paying in cash. And then hounded us to go to an ATM the first day as we were heading to the beach. The rooms are clean, but it looks like they haven't been updated since 1970 including the beds. They were pretty hard and uncomfortable. It also says on their trip advisor page that they have high speed internet access. We asked them for the login info, but we were never able to find a network name by the one provided. I will say that they were accommodating when we showed up late the night of check in and the location is convenient and very close to the beach. Overall, I'm not sure I would stay here again.

Stayed July 2014
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SeaChest-Wildwood, Owner at Sea Chest Motel, responded to this review, 26 August 2015
Update! Sorry to hear this. Guests were looking for lowest rate possible so I suggested to pay cash for a discounted rate. This is a vintage doo wop motel and has been around since the 1950's but has been updated with new floors and furniture since 2010 and we have just replaced all the beds prior to 2015. The WIFI has since been updated and caries a strong signal to all areas of the property.
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New York City, New York
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 July 2014

Christine and John run a nice Motel. Very family friendly, clean and a great location.....2 blocks from beach in Quiet Wildwood Crest. The pool has a diving board and a SLIDE!
The price is right too! Go now!

Room Tip: Get rooms 8,9,10..The have the big terrace right outside. Great for hanging out, while kids do the p...
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2014

This was our fourth year here. Friends of ours have been going here for over 25 years and we are now turning it into our tradition as well! John and Christine are wonderful owners and hosts and are on the property all the time making sure everything is clean and working properly. Not fancy at all but that's what Wildwood is all about! Gotta check it out!

  • Stayed July 2014
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2 Thank Hbkpo
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 July 2014

I have been coming here for years and I don't think I will stay anywhere else. The hotel is a short walk to the beach. The area is relatively quiet which is great if you have smaller children, or are a light sleeper. There's a large pool, and ping pong table. The rooms and linens are always clean and comfortable. The rooms also have apartment sized refrigerators; not the mini-fridges you see in higher-end motels. This is great if you plan on cooking on the grill.
I also recommend checking their website, they have great special rates!

Room Tip: not every room has a full kitchen, I recommend specifying one during your reservation.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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State college
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 July 2014

Me and my family have gone to this motel for years and we love it! They always have great deals for certain weeks throughout the summer so it is a great place to stay on a tight budget. The owners are super friendly and the service is amazing. The motel is very cleanly as well, you always see someone cleaning some part of the motel. I would choose the sea chest over some huge and over priced condominium anyday!

  • Stayed June 2014
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2014 via mobile

Expectations were met and then some. Clean rooms. Nice pool that I had all to myself. The owner John is the nicest guy I've met. Cheapest place I could find on the wildwood crest and I was skeptical about the price. Reviews said the place was a great place to stay and they were right. Recommend to stay here.

Stayed June 2014
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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2014

Clean motel with great hosts who were kind enough to accommodate by late checkout request after our fishing trip. This motel is ideal for week-long stays as the rooms have a full fridge, stove, utensils, pans,etc. Less than two short blocks from the beach make its location ideal and great for the price. The pool was nice as well and there is no-fuzz parking and complementary wi-fi.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: Sea Chest Motel
Address: 7401 Atlantic Ave, Wildwood Crest, NJ 08260-3831
Region: 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:
#19 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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