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A timeless, technicolor, tropical fantasy...

First opened to vacationers in 1957 and celebrating it’s 62nd year of continuous operation in 2019, 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! Read more about the Wildwoods’ quintessential icon of “Doo Wop” architecture…


Named “Most famous hotel in New Jersey” by House Beautiful in 2018!
An “iconic inn” with a “story to tell”…

Local time in Wildwood Crest, NJ:

03:21 PM
Saturday 41°F

On the National Register of Historic Places

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


A place to be and be seen!

The Caribbean Motel has often been featured in major magazines and newspapers around the world as a subject of travel, lifestyle, culture, and architectural interest. A few special guests have been known to make appearances as well!

Upcoming Events

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.

Special Offers

We’ve got some extra-special ways for you to enjoy an extra-special stay at the Caribbean Motel – and at a special value if you book now!