Sea Crest Beach Hotel Review

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The Sea Crest Beach Hotel in Falmouth, Massachusetts is a fantastic family travel destination. Its restaurant serves delicious, locally-sourced food to keep your vacation healthy.

The Sea Crest Beach Hotel in Falmouth, Massachusetts is a fantastic family travel destination. Its restaurant serves delicious, locally sourced food to keep your vacation healthy.

Sea Crest Beach Hotel Disclosure

My Irish grandmother used to say that the sea air cures all ills.

That may not always be true, but there’s something irresistible about the air on Cape Cod that keeps people coming back summer after summer. When New Englanders are looking for an easy summer getaway, Cape Cod is often the first place that comes to mind. Its beautiful seaside landscape and slower pace make it a great place to recharge.

The Sea Crest Beach Hotel on Old Silver Beach is a great family travel destination. The beach is gorgeous!

Sea Crest Beach Hotel Review

My family recently celebrated the start of summer with a trip to the Sea Crest Beach Hotel in Falmouth, Massachusetts. Located right on Old Silver Beach, the Sea Crest is a fantastic place for a family vacation on the Upper Cape. Many of the guest rooms are directly on the beach, which features soft white sand and gentle surf. Lounge chairs, umbrellas, and towels are provided, so there’s no need to load up the car with a mountain of beach supplies.

A stay at the Sea Crest Beach Hotel in Falmouth, MA includes beach chairs, umbrellas, and towels. No need to pack a mountain of beach equipment in your car!

The Sea Crest also has an indoor and an outdoor pool, so there are plenty of options for water fun. The pools are nice and warm, which isn’t always the case at hotels. My husband and I definitely appreciated that feature when it was our turn to jump in.

The pools at the Sea Crest overlook Buzzard's Bay.

This recently renovated hotel has many different room types to suit a variety of travel budgets. All the rooms are furnished with very comfortable beds, sitting areas, televisions, and complimentary wi-fi (available throughout the resort). The hotel offers children’s programming throughout the day, including sunset movies in the courtyard. Boredom isn’t possible at the Sea Crest!

Outdoor movies at the Sea Crest are just one of the many children's activities available during the summer.

Red’s Restaurant at the Sea Crest

When we were getting ready for our trip to the Sea Crest, I read through the reviews of Red’s Restaurant on TripAdvisor. A theme I noticed throughout the reviews was that Red’s is “surprisingly good.”

After eating at Red’s, I agree with the reviewers that this is a surprising place. At a beach hotel, I typically expect greasy, fried food and limited, uninspired vegetables. This is far from what you’ll find at Red’s. The menu includes locally-sourced seafood, steak from local family farms, organic greens, and New England cheeses.

Organic Greens at Red's Restaurant in Falmouth. My whole family loved these!

When we go out to eat, my family tends to share a big salad before we get our entrees. That way, everyone is sure to get some vegetables as part of the meal. At Red’s, we tried the Organic Hand-Picked Summer Greens with local goat cheese, and everyone loved it. That says a lot when a 10-year-old and an 11-year-old are at the table. This salad was a surprising hit for us.

Our entrees included fish and chips with local haddock as well as locally-sourced steak. Everything was delicious. I was happy to see strawberries and organic whipped cream as a dessert option on the kids menu. My daughter really enjoyed this dessert, which was a bit healthier than a typical restaurant dessert.

Fish and Chips with local haddock at Red's in Falmouth

The service at Red’s was fairly slow on the night we were there. Fortunately, we didn’t have anywhere to go, so we didn’t mind. With a beautiful view of the water from the three-season room, Red’s is a great place to spend a lazy summer evening.

Poolside dining and an outdoor bar make the Sea Crest Beach Hotel a great spot on a summer day.

For a quick lunch, Red’s offers a take-out menu for poolside dining. The Sea Crest also serves a big breakfast buffet every morning. We enjoyed the omelette station and the large selection of fresh fruit for breakfast. And, of course, the kids couldn’t resist the waffle station and the pastry selection. There’s always a little room for treats at breakfast on vacation.

Video: Five Highlights of the Sea Crest

Here’s a short video highlighting my five favorite things about the Sea Crest. There are so many things to do here at Old Silver Beach.

To keep up with the Sea Crest Beach Hotel on social media, follow them on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. And be sure to let us know in the comments if you’ve been to this fantastic hotel!

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20 Comments

  1. Thanks for sharing this trip! It looks like you had a wonderful time. I’ve never been to Cape Cod, but it’s on my list of places to visit. Now, even more so.

  2. Thanks for sharing and it looks like you had such a fabulous time! I went to college and grad school in MA and we’re due for a trip soon! Adding Sea Crest Beach Hotel to my list of musts when we’re back in New England!

  3. Oh the sunset movies sound perfect for the entire family! We loved our stay there last summer. They really do it right for the kids and you can’t beat Old Silver Beach! So glad you enjoyed it!

  4. I love the Cape– this place looks gorgeous and how fun is the movie screen? I’d love to go check it out.

  5. Great review Annmarie! We are staying at the Sea Crest next week and are really looking forward to it. I will definitely be trying the salad at dinner.

  6. What a fun video and the resort .. and its food … looks awesome. What an awesome trip and opportunity for your family 🙂

  7. Sunset movies for the family sounds fun. Great job on your video, AnneMaire. You should be in broadcasting!

  8. I can’t believe I have never been to Cape Cod! My old roommate is from there and she tells me all the time how it is so gorgeous!

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