Sea Crest Beach Hotel

Cape Cod, New England

The hotel

Just minutes over the Bourne or Sagamore bridges is the Sea Crest Beach Hotel – an old favourite that has just undergone a multi-million dollar renovation. The same great service is still available and the friendly atmosphere, but there’s plenty that’s even better than before. What will never change is the location – overlooking Old Silver Beach, an endless stretch of golden shoreline that really is nothing short of sublime. What have changed are the guest rooms – all have been sumptuously refurnished in soothing colours to bring you the utmost in comfort. The Ocean View Dining Room now more than matches the beauty of its vista and Red’s Restaurant and Lounge, named after previous hotel owner and Celtic’s legend, Red Auerbach, is one of the hip and happening places to spend your evening. Just opened is the Ice-Cream shop – sure to prove popular with just about everyone or head to the pool bar and get the barman to whisk you up a refreshing cocktail. A wonderful place to feel big city stress just melt away, there’s plenty to see and do in the nearby area too. There are various golf courses or make like the locals and explore by bike.

Amenities

  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Beachfront location
  • Volley Ball
  • Restaurant

Where is it

In the village of North Falmouth, close to shops, bars and restaurants. Transfer time from Boston Logan International Airport: 1 hour.

Hotel information

263 nautically inspired rooms. All of which are air-conditioned and have satellite TV, telephone, complimentary WiFi, mini-fridge, tea/coffee maker, safe and hairdryer. Standard Rooms are spacious with 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children (aged up to 17 years).

Red’s Restaurant and Lounge. The Ocean View Room (breakfast). Red’s Sand Bar. Poolside Bar. Red’s Take-Out (grab ‘n go specials). Lobby Cafe (seasonal). 2 swimming pools (indoor/outdoor), 2 Jacuzzis (indoor/outdoor). Fitness centre. Volleyball. Bike rentals*. Watersports*. Watercraft rentals*. Windsurfing lessons*. Complimentary WiFi. 24-hour front desk. Complimentary parking.

*Denotes local charge.

Rating summary

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Traveller rating

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Shabby

Jul 16, 2019 Nancy F Nashua, New Hampshire

To begin with, the rooms are small and shabby. We reserved (months in advance) a king bed with a roll-away. Check-in said they would send one up. Hours later, there was no roll-away. When I notified the front desk, they offered to "Put some comforters on the floor" because they were sold out. Really? For $600/night? We were moved to a second room… Read more
To begin with, the rooms are small and shabby. We reserved (months in advance) a king bed with a roll-away. Check-in said they would send one up. Hours later, there was no roll-away. When I notified the front desk, they offered to "Put some comforters on the floor" because they were sold out. Really? For $600/night? We were moved to a second room with 2 doubles (which is what we were trying to avoid with the king room). At check-out, I was asked if we were satisfied with our stay. I replied, "No." The agent said, "I'm sorry to hear that. Have a nice day." Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great summer weekend trip

Jul 9, 2019 JackPeabody Peabody, Massachusetts

I would like to commend the staff of the Sea Crest for great customer service. All staff were friendly and helpful and very personable. The front desk staff were well informed and up to date with all information. We arrived early in the day and our room was not ready yet but became available during our check in process. The room was an ocean… Read more
I would like to commend the staff of the Sea Crest for great customer service. All staff were friendly and helpful and very personable. The front desk staff were well informed and up to date with all information. We arrived early in the day and our room was not ready yet but became available during our check in process. The room was an ocean front king and upon our arrival was clean and well maintained. It looked to have been renovated recently. Of note however, the door would not latch properly without you actually pushing it closed. Also the door to the balcony stuck a bit when opening. Not unexpected as it was directly facing the ocean. The balcony was very nice, equipped with two tall Adirondack chairs that were very comfortable and afforded you an unobstructed view over the railing. The hotel is located on Buzzards Bay which provides great views of marine traffic going to or from the Cape Cod Canal. Waiters and waitresses were very good and personable. A large number were young adults from Eastern European countries here for the summer. All staff was very hard working and very friendly. Beach staff quickly set up umbrellas and chairs and waitresses were plentiful and attentive. Management staff should be commended. I requested my bill be emailed and it was done immediately. I had a question on the bill and replied to the email and I was contacted by phone shortly there after. In summary I would be glad to stay at this establishment again and recommend it to others. It is expensive but you do get what you pay for. It’s a great resort for families and has enough resources and activities so you don’t have to leave the resort. My only complaint was that food service was slow but your on vacation so what else do you have to do but relax. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Bed bugs

Jul 8, 2019 Timdem333 New York City, New York

Marriott platinum and united global from NYC and have crossed paths with bed bugs before. Stayed in room 727 early July 2019 and unfortunately brought bed bugs home with us which has been confirmed by bites and dog service. Had bite marks after first night and assumed it was mosquitoes. No such luck. Hotel management has refused to address issue… Read more
Marriott platinum and united global from NYC and have crossed paths with bed bugs before. Stayed in room 727 early July 2019 and unfortunately brought bed bugs home with us which has been confirmed by bites and dog service. Had bite marks after first night and assumed it was mosquitoes. No such luck. Hotel management has refused to address issue or even issue refund. For those who do not travel often bed bugs have become more common in recent years. Most hotel management address promptly and eradicate. This one does not and is also noted in past reviews. Wish I read earlier. Hotel has a great location on the beach however room was dirty and bathroom not kept. Obviously because experience with bed bugs and costs time and mental stress associated with resolving at our own place I would never recommend staying here at any price. Keep looking for hotels or air bnbs if you want to enjoy your time after a visit to the cape Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Not as special as they think they are

Jun 25, 2019 carrie C

The Sea Crest gives you the idea they are something special but when the pool cleaners are talking to each other before 7am, you have to go outside to go to the first floor in your building to get ice and it’s pouring rain, the ice cream in their ice cream shop is soft and flavors are incredibly limited, the drawers in the dresser in your room… Read more
The Sea Crest gives you the idea they are something special but when the pool cleaners are talking to each other before 7am, you have to go outside to go to the first floor in your building to get ice and it’s pouring rain, the ice cream in their ice cream shop is soft and flavors are incredibly limited, the drawers in the dresser in your room don’t close, there is no night stand on both sides of the bed, they don’t really take into consideration all the little details that could set them ahead of the competition. When I look at a wall and see wallpaper peeling or the ceiling is crumbling every time someone slams a door, it just doesn’t cut it. I’ve stayed in a lot of resorts and this one is just mediocre, nothing special. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Poor service hotel and stuck here for another few days

Jun 25, 2019 Carol W

I normally stay at Marriott since I am Platinum Elite but my conference is here and the closest Marriott is 35 minutes away. My room overlooks a very large air conditioning unit that blocks my view of the water and is noisy. Ok, I will deal with that. Then I go for my first night to the restaurant. I am alone and they don't want to seat me at the… Read more
I normally stay at Marriott since I am Platinum Elite but my conference is here and the closest Marriott is 35 minutes away. My room overlooks a very large air conditioning unit that blocks my view of the water and is noisy. Ok, I will deal with that. Then I go for my first night to the restaurant. I am alone and they don't want to seat me at the restaurant, but then I start questioning the gal about all the empty tables and I guess she took a change of attitude and seated me right near the window for sunset, after she told me there were no available seats due to reservations. Wow! Then I had bad service in getting my water filled at the table. I swore I would not eat here again and have not. Daily activities are not well announced for people who are not familiar with the place. I had to ask for a map of the place to know where everything is located. There is no map or book in the room. I never knew of the Shore Dinner. I should have been told at check-in. It was sold out by 2pm today and I just heard about it at 1pm through my conference so I could not attend that. I would never return here and now trying to get through the next few days. Read less