Yeah, word gets around...

The Caribbean Motel gets a lot of attention from a lot of cool people and places! We’ve been featured in major magazines and newspapers around the world as a subject of travel, lifestyle and architecture, and we’ve been known to host prominent artists, designers, and photographers who just love to take in the sights and sounds of our motel!

1/5/20 (Wired)
South Jersey’s Mid-Century Modern Motels, in All Their Neon Glory

4/17/19 (Jersey Shore Vibe)
Wildwood’s “Doo-Wop” Vibe – The Historic Populuxe Motels

8/24/18 (Financial Times)
Wildwood, New Jersey: the blue-collar riviera.

2/27/18 (House Beautiful)
The Most Famous Hotel in Every State – Each of these iconic inns has a story to tell.

1/31/18 (USA Today)
25 must-see buildings in New Jersey

1/30/18 (
This Philly band’s new album was inspired by Wildwood’s architecture

8/31/17 (HuffPost)
15 Reasons to Return To Wildwoods NJ Now

7/14/17 (Lonely Planet)
The Great American roadside motel is making a comeback according to Vogue

6/6/17 (Daily Beast)
Visit The Past In An Ultimate Time-Warp Adventure

5/21/17 (The Huffington Post)
The Wildwoods Doo Wop Retro Chic: Starring Joey M. Jack Morey, The Caribbean And A Few Other People and Places You Need to Know

1/27/17 (Vice)
Saving New Jersey’s Lost Motels

8/27/16 (Daily Mail UK)
Pure Americana: Immaculately preserved Doo-Wop motels from a bygone era of summers on the Jersey Shore

8/21/16 (The Atlantic)
Mesmerizing Motels of the Atomic Age

8/19/16 (Slate)
The Historic Midcentury Modernist Motels of the New Jersey Coast

7/28/16 (South China Morning Post)
The weird and wonderful motels of Wildwoods, New Jersey

7/26/16 (Curbed Philly)
The Lost Midcentury Modern Motels of Wildwood

7/17/16 (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
One tank destination: Into the Wild(woods) of New Jersey

7/13/16 (The Guardian)
10 of the best doo wop venues on the Jersey Shore

8/19/15 (Vice)
Tan Lines

9/25/14 (Washington Post)
At the Caribbean Motel, doo-wop the night away

7/24/14 (Press of Atlantic City)
Once in jeopardy, Wildwood’s 1950s doo-wop buildings now imitated

6/13/14 (Press of Atlantic City)
Palm trees, both real and plastic, evoke the atmosphere of the Wildwoods

5/6/14 (NJ Monthly)
Retro Rooms: Where to Stay in the Wildwoods

Video: Peruvian Latin Pop star Periko shoots music video for hit “Me Enamoro de su Piel” at the Caribbean Motel!


Beckerman, an NYC-based fashion design label, uses Caribbean Motel as backdrop for  Spring/Summer clothing line with a doo-wop twist!

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places! (as of 2005)

Member, Historic Hotels of America (joined 2011)

The first motel ever listed with Historic Hotels of America!

Named as one of Travel & Leisure’s “Best Affordable Beach Resorts”! (2010)

Featured as one of “12 Seaside Boutique Hotels” to “Stay in Style” at the shore by NJ Monthly (2010)

Voted as the “Top Heritage Tourism Destination in New Jersey” by Heritage New Jersey (The Wildwoods & Caribbean Motel, 2009)

Named as one of “10 great places to stay at a vintage motel” by USA Today! (2012)

Named one of “25 best motels in USA” by! (2016)