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Caribbean Motel


    Caribbean Motel
 in Wildwood Crest
    Caribbean Motel
 in Wildwood Crest

Overview

The historic Caribbean Motel is widely regarded as the quintessential icon of "Doo Wop" architecture in the New Jersey beach resort community of The Wildwoods--home to the largest surviving collection of mid-20th century commercial beach resort architecture in North America. Funky motels, glitzy neon signs, and plastic palms proliferate in this eye-popping time capsule of a resort. They are a window into the classic American family summer vacation of the 1950s and 1960s.

Some of the widest--if not the widest--beach on the East Coast, a thriving boardwalk with three world-class amusement piers, more rides than Disney World, and an array of restaurants, nightclubs, and other activities continue to make The Wildwoods one of the most popular family resort destinations in the region.

First open to vacationers in 1957, the historic Caribbean Motel was among the most daring, imaginative structures to be built in the resort during that era of post-war optimism and leisure. It was a period when everyone had one eye on the future--a better future--and the other eye on exotic vacation destinations in far-away lands (at least the way they'd seen in the movies).

The Caribbean Motel combined both fascinations into one. It sported ultra-modern architectural elements, like the futuristic "levitating" ramp, crescent-shaped pool, canted glass walls, and candy-colored "spaceship" lights along with the very first plastic palm trees to be "planted" in The Wildwoods. It gave vacationers the feeling that they were in a far-away tropical paradise while only a short drive from home on the Jersey Shore.

Today, the restored, renovated, and re-invented historic Caribbean Motel stands as a living monument to this magical era in our Nation's history--a taste of pure Americana, you might say, with a 21st century tropical twist! Modern amenities like flat screen TVs and free wireless internet combine with classic restored and reproduced mid-century architecture, furnishings and ambiance to create a unique lodging experience that's part nostalgia, part exotica, and part good-old-fashioned fun! It's a timeless, Technicolor tropical fantasy!

Caribbean Motel, a member of Historic Hotels of America since 2011, dates back to 1957.

Fun FactLocal ordinances had to be changes to accommodate the Caribbean Motel’s extra-large neon sign, which paved the way for the Wildwood’ds now-famous kitschy neon strip down Ocean Avenue.

Original Property Opened: 1957

Historic Hotels of America toll-free reservations number +1 800 678 8946


Location

5600 Ocean Avenue
Wildwood Crest, NJ 08260

Check-in time: 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m
Check-out time: 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

DiningWiFiPoolFamily Friendly

Hotel Amenities & Policies
Cancellation Policy: Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to room type.
Deposit: Two nights' deposit required to confirm reservation unless otherwise specified by management. Deposit is credited to last two days of the period reserved. Deposit refundable (not transferable) only if notified two weeks prior to arrival date and subject to 25 percent service charge. No refunds on deposits for cancellation within two weeks of arrival date or for early departure.
Extra Person Fees: Extra person is $15 per night except Special Event Weekends.
Parking: Self-parking: Available. 1 car per room.
Payment: All forms of payment are accepted. Payment is required at time of booking. Visa, MasterCard, Amex, and Discover are accepted.
Pet Policy: Service animas allowed: Unknown. Pets allowed: No.
Smoking Policy: Non-smoking rooms available.
The above list may not be comprehensive and information is subject to change without notice. Fees and deposits may not include tax. Taxes, fees, deposits, and policies are subject to change without notice.
Image Credit: ©Rashad Ashurov/Shutterstock

Post War United States, 1946 ~ 1969

The historic Caribbean Motel is widely regarded as the quintessential icon of "Doo Wop" architecture in the New Jersey beach resort community of The Wildwoods--home to the largest surviving collection of mid-20th century commercial beach resort architecture in North America.

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