Caribbean Motel

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Built in 1957, the Caribbean Motel was among the most imaginative structures to rise along the famed Jersey Shore at the height of the “Doo Wop” era. A symbol of post-World War II optimism and leisure, the motel swept guests away to fulfill fantasies of exotic holidays in far-away lands with its ultra-modern architectural elements, including a futuristic ramp to the second floor and sundeck, angled glass walls, oversized neon sign, multi-colored spaceship lights, and tropical-themed landscaping complete with full-size plastic palm trees, the first to be “planted” in Doo Wop motels. Now meticulously restored with modern amenities, this fabulous vintage motel is listed in the National Register of Historic Places and is recognized internationally as a Midcentury modern architectural treasure.
Image of Guestroom at Caribbean Motel, 1957, Member of Historic Hotels of America, in Wildwood Crest, New Jersey, Location Map

Location Map

Experience Sunset Beach, the Cape May Lighthouse, and the nearby Wildwood Boardwalk and Morey’s Piers. Venture out on a dolphin watch expedition.

Image of entryway with sign at Caribbean Motel, 1957, Member of Historic Hotels of America, in Wildwood Crest, New Jersey, Discover

Discover

Discover the Mid-Century Modern architecture of the Caribbean Motel.

Image of Ocean Avenue fairground nearby Caribbean Motel, 1957, Member of Historic Hotels of America, in Wildwood Crest, New Jersey, Explore

Explore

Explore Oean Avenue.

Image of Hotel sign at Caribbean Motel, 1957, Member of Historic Hotels of America, in Wildwood Crest, New Jersey, Experience

Experience

Experience downtown Wildwood, which is known as "Little Las Vegas."

Image of Hotel Exterior with balconies at Caribbean Motel, 1957, Member of Historic Hotels of America, in Wildwood Crest, New Jersey, Taste

Taste

Taste amazing regional cuisine along the Wildwood Boardwalk.

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