A Historic Choice in Cape Cod Hotels

How It All Began

When seeking a historic choice in Cape Cod hotels, we know you expect an experience rooted in a tradition of excellent service and hospitality, but also the convenience of modern amenities and upgraded comforts. At Sea Crest Beach Hotel, having recently undergone major renovations, we are pleased to provide guests at our Falmouth inn with the casual elegance and world-class comfort for which our name is synonymous.

Our story begins in the 1930s, when an elegant summer playhouse rose on the shore to host aspiring actors such as Henry Fonda, Jimmy Stewart and Margaret Sullivan. A fire in 1936 and a hurricane just two years later destroyed that, and every other structure on the beach. Yet locals and visitors did not give up. Lou Walters opened the Latin Quarter in 1942 as a hotel and dinner theater, paying homage to the original summer stage. Lou's daughter and celebrity interviewer Barbara Walters grew up here, immersed in the festive atmosphere of what became the Cape's most popular gathering place. By 1971, the venue had been converted into a year-round family resort.

In 2010, the hotel underwent a $15 million renovation that put a fresh, contemporary spin on a simple Cape Cod pleasure. The renovation included everything from guestrooms and suites to a brand-new restaurant and lounge, Red’s. Also added were a café, poolside bar, fire pit, and courtyard event space. All the public spaces were upgraded, including the Ocean View dining room, and the hotel’s outdoor and indoor pools were converted to saline.

In July of 2016, the property was purchased by Delaware North, a global leader in the hospitality and food service industry with destinations throughout North America and Australia. Delaware North has integrated its core business systems and processes, such as its highly regarded customer program, GuestPath®, and its environmental program, GreenPath®, into the operation.

Today, they continue to welcome visitors and conference attendees from around the world with the beauty, hospitality and magic of Cape Cod. Come experience the finest choice among hotels on Cape Cod with Sea Crest Beach Hotel. Explore our accommodations, and book your best vacation today.