WILDWOOD CREST, NEW JERSEY PROPERTY EST. 1957 • NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES Built in 1957, the Caribbean Motel was among the most imaginitive 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 mid-century modern architectural treasure. Local ordinances had to be changed to accommodate the Caribbean Motel’s extra-large neon sign, which paved the way for the Wildwood’s now-famous kitschy neon strip down Ocean Avenue. ORIGINAL RESORT CHARMING SERVICE TRADITIONAL DÉCOR MID-CENTURY MODERN AMENITIES 30 guestrooms with designer 1950s furnishings and a tropical flair. Each with flat-screen TV, wireless Internet access, refrigerator, and microwave. Unique, crescent-shaped heated pool, modern gas barbecue for guest use, and complimentary parking. Upgraded “C-Luxe” rooms feature authentic Heywood-Wakefield furnishings, some with ocean views and new mid-century modern designer kitchenettes & baths. DINING The Caribbean Kitchen offers a creative seasonal menu and regular appearances by guest chefs; theme dinners are a specialty of this fun dining spot. From pig roasts and Italian dinner parties to 50s/60s music festivals with live entertainment, the Caribbean Kitchen never fails to delight guests. Head indoors to the Cabana Lounge for music, movies, and socializing—featuring large-screen HDTV with Bose® sound. LOCATION On glitzy Ocean Avenue, across from Wildwood Crest beach and just two blocks to the world-famous Wildwood Boardwalk. Philadelphia Int’l Airport: 94 miles, 90 minutes. 5600 Ocean Avenue Wildwood Crest, NJ 08260 T 609.522.8292
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