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101 Beach Ave, Cape May, NJ 08204-1303
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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#5 of 37 hotels in Cape May
Travellers' Choice
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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
Hot bath
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Fence around pool
Outdoor furniture
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Seating area
Separate living room
Flatscreen TV
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Great View
Ocean View
Languages Spoken
English, German
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momstravel wrote a review 24 Jul
Mount Laurel, New Jersey4774 contributions134 helpful votes
Sometimes travel plans go awry. That’s what happened to my trip to the Sea Crest Inn. I have a daughter who is quite ill and I needed a break. My college girlfriends and I planned a trip to Cape May so that we could catch up and I could get a bit of a break. On June 2, I booked two rooms at the Sea Crest Inn on Booking.com. Planning for this trip became my respite. On the day we were to arrive at the Sea Crest Inn, I received a call from John, from the Sea Crest Inn that he did not have rooms for us. I must admit, I cried. I needed this trip so badly. Most innkeepers could have just said, “sorry, nothing I can do about it.” But not John. He apologized then told me that he would work hard to resolve this issue. After some time, he called and offered a home that he or the Inn owns that is located one block from the beach and around the corner from the hotel. Unfortunately, it was not available to first night of our stay. I was still upset but I was very relieved that two nights would happen. John continued to search for rooms for us for the first night of our stay. In the interim, I booked two rooms in Atlantic City which worked out fine. Not Cape May, but what can you do. When we arrived in Cape May, John could not have been more generous. The home was lovely and just what we needed. Unexpected things happen with travel. Sometimes you meet a person like John who works hard to resolve a problem and your vacation is saved. When I first received the call from John, I thought that I would never book at the Sea Crest Inn again. Instead, my girlfriends and I will be returning to the Sea Crest Inn with our husbands next year. Bravo John!
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Response from John Cooke, General Manager at Sea Crest Inn
Responded 4 days ago
Dear MomsTravel, Hospitality is more than chocolates on a pillow. Stuff happens and reacting to it is something we try to do. Your graciousness was an unearned blessing in working out this situation. Forensically we identified the glitch in the Booking dot com system that prevented them from sending both of your bookings through. Thankfully we had the house available and the lemonade turned out sweet instead of sour. We appreciate the generous write-up of your experience and we would be honored to host you and your friends in the future. Thank you again for taking the time to write us.
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KarenOBroomall_PA wrote a review 23 Jul
Broomall, PA9 contributions8 helpful votes
We met friends at the Seacrest last week for a 3 night stay. John at the front desk (I believe the owner) was so pleasant and helpful from the first moment I spoke to him a few months ago to make the reservation. We did not expect to much as we new this was an older hotel. Well, much to our surprise this is a place that we will tell others about and return to ourselves. Hotel crowd was mostly adults which was nice. Pool was not crowded as most chose the beach across the street. The rooms were extremely clean and the staff were all super friendly. There have been many upgrades and the ocean view was a nice PLUS!!! We will be back. Thank you JOHN!!!
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Date of stay: July 2021
Room Tip: 3rd floor ocean front.....GREAT VIEWS!!!
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Response from John Cooke, General Manager at Sea Crest Inn
Responded 4 days ago
Hello Karen, Thank you for letting us know about your stay. We are glad you enjoyed your visit. Our staff tries their best to create the experience you just described. We are happy you were surprised and pleased. And oh!! You are welcome, Karen.
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rskjr wrote a review 21 Jul
Butler, NJ4 contributions2 helpful votes
My wife and I just enjoyed five great days at the Sea Crest Inn. The property is well maintained, the room was very nice, and the location is perfect. The beach is directly across the street. The entire staff at the property are very friendly and accommodating. This is why we keep returning every summer for a relaxing getaway.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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AMR wrote a review 21 Jul
1 contribution1 helpful vote
Room 301 was spacious and clean, with a great view overlooking the ocean. We loved the Sea Crest Inn and its good location--close to everything, and right across the street from the beach. The hotel is a throwback to a different time--clean, great service, with a nice pool. We were very happy to have found it!
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Date of stay: July 2021
Room Tip: Rooms on upper floors facing the ocean seem to be larger than other rooms.
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Janet C wrote a review 20 Jul
1 contribution1 helpful vote
The Sea Crest Inn NEVER disappoints!!! Always clean, always friendly staff and the accommodations are as comfy as home. I love the ocean views and enjoy watching dolphins from our balcony. The location is perfect, walkable and a bit less crowded. We 100% recommend Sea Crest Inn!!! Best in Town!!!
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Date of stay: July 2021
Sleep Quality
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US$108 - US$430 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sea Crest Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Sea Crest Inn?
Nearby attractions include South Cape May Meadows (0.6 km), Washington Street Mall (0.7 km), and Cape May Stage Professional Equity Theater (0.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Sea Crest Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Sea Crest Inn?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Sea Crest Inn?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Sea Crest Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Sea Crest Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Westside Market, Cape May Peanut Butter Co., and Chill.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Sea Crest Inn?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Sea Crest Inn located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 1.0 km away from the centre of Cape May.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Sea Crest Inn?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and German.
Are there any historical sites close to Sea Crest Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting World War II Lookout Tower (3.4 km), Historic Cold Spring Village (5.3 km), and Sunset Beach Gifts (3.7 km).
Does Sea Crest Inn have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.