Situated in the beautiful coastal landscape of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, the Sea Crest Beach Hotel sits atop the sands of Old Silver Beach in Old Falmouth.The property’s serene location, coupled with the charm and history of the property, sets the stage for relaxation, romance, and family traditions to be enjoyed year after year.

As the only beachfront resort in Upper Cape Cod, the Sea Crest has long been a popular summer vacation destination for Massachusetts locals and tourists alike. Originally dubbed The Old Silver Beach Club, it was once a summer retreat for aspiring celebrities like Jimmy Stewart and Henry Fonda. In 1942 the hotel got one of many facelifts and was transformed into the Latin Quarter by Lou Walters, the father of TV news personality Barbara Walters, and became a popular place to see and be seen in Cape Cod. Now the Sea Crest Beach Hotel, this 110-year-old “matron by the sea” has become a vivid part of the life – and history – of Cape Cod. So, when Continental was brought in for yet another renovation to this historic site, it was crucial to the team to honor the heritage of this beautiful property. 

“The unique challenge with a hotel of this background is that it needs to be brought up to today’s traveler’s standards without losing the charm of its past,” says project APM, Kim Damewood. An additional challenge they were tasked with on this project? Completing the three-month renovation in phases around peak occupancy times so as not to inconvenience hotel guests. 

All 122 guestrooms and corridors in buildings 1-6 and building 8 received a full renovation  with new paint, furnishings, décor, dry bars, flooring, bathroom vanities, updated mirrors, and plumbing fixtures. The hotel lobby renovation was inspired by the surrounding beaches and coastal vibes of the community, marrying light and dark woods with cool blues and soothing whites as well as incorporating nautical rope, luxury vinyl tiling, and intricate wood wall detailing. In addition to the guestrooms and lobby remodel, the fitness center also received new paint, flooring, and gym equipment.

“It’s been a slow and steady beautification project,” says Kim. “The updated rooms are cozy and bright, many with stone-faced fireplaces that boast beautiful rustic mantels. The décor is beachy without being kitschy and now, as soon as you walk into the lobby you feel at ease.” Kim enjoyed the project so much that she returned on her off time to spend a few days relaxing in style as a guest. “Walking into my room in building eight during my first stay at Sea Crest post-renovation, literally took my breath away!” 


Pictured here are some before and after photos of the room that Kim stayed in during her much-needed R&R at the Sea Crest Beach Hotel. More project photos can viewed on our project page here.