We’re now closed for the season. See you in 2021!

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A timeless, technicolor, tropical fantasy...

First opened to vacationers in 1957 and celebrating it’s 63rd year of continuous operation in 2020, the restored, renovated, and re-invented Caribbean Motel stands as a living monument to a magical era in our Nation’s history–a taste of pure Americana, you might say, with a 21st century tropical twist!

Named as both a state and national historic landmark, and the first motel ever listed with Historic Hotels of America!

Read more about the Wildwoods’ quintessential icon of “Doo Wop” architecture…

Now taking 2020 reservations!



Exotic, exuberant, and fabulously retro… choose from a variety of room types that jump & jive with a playful mix of color, comfort, and authentic mid-century style!


Just like Bobby Rydell sang about in the 1963 hit “Wildwood Days” – every day’s a holiday and every night is a Saturday night! Release your inner teenager while you play all day and party all night – beach, boardwalk, amusements, nightclubs, and more! Wildwood is the place where “sun & fun” began…


The quintessential icon of “Doo Wop” architecture and the first motel ever listed with Historic Hotels of America – complete with neon sign, floating lounge, levitating ramp, plastic palms, and spaceship lights!


Swim, surf, bike, jog, walk, run, visit historic sites – this particular stretch of the South Jersey Shore has plenty to keep you busy & active if just “lounging around” ain’t your thing (of course, if it is, that’s fine too!)


From on-site guest chefs and cooking competitions to nearby restaurants & cafes you can walk or bike to – we’ve earned a reputation as a “foodie motel”. Find out why!


People from all walks of life (and all corners of the globe) have been known to congregate at the Caribbean Motel – you never know who you’ll meet here! Or, host your own private event and bring your very own “in crowd”!


Giddy, garish, and downright gastronomical! It’s how some would describe our now-famous “all-inclusive party weekends” including chef-prepared meals and live entertainment! Find a weekend (or two or three!) that suits you best and enjoy the maximum Caribbean Motel experience at the best value!

Scenes from the Caribbean...

Key Features

  • A mid-century modern landmark – built in 1957, fully restored, and now listed on the National Register of Historic Places! (the first motel to ever be so honored!)
  • Ocean Avenue location across from free Wildwood Crest beach and just 2 blocks to the world-famous Wildwood boardwalk!
  • Designer motel rooms and efficiencies featuring contemporary retro-inspired furnishings evocative of the 1950s, with an enchanting tropical flair!
  • Unique crescent-shaped pool – sparkling clean and heated all season long for your comfort!
  • “Cabana” lounge for socializing and relaxing in style – with large flat-screen TV and Bose sound system!
  • Caribbean Kitchen – serving a special menu for special occasions!
  • Modern gas BBQ grill for guest use!
  • Flat-screen TVs, microwave & refrigerator in all rooms!
  • Free wireless internet access!
  • Free parking for one car per unit.