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Doo Wop Discussion #22: Aruba Motel
Jan 2nd, 2008, 9:21am
 
Aruba Motel
2001 Surf Avenue  
North Wildwood, NJ 08260  
(p): (609) 522-7070
 

 
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http://www.arubamotel.com/
 
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The Aruba Motel is another one of those small properties that I know very little about.  Aside from the colorful-but-otherwise-disappointing rooftop signage, it looks like a nice little motel.  The railings appear to be unique and the recessed lightning in the overhangs brings to mind classic Doo Wop motels like the Pink Champagne.  Does anyone know more about this wonderful place?
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Re: Doo Wop Discussion #22: Aruba Motel
Reply #1 - Jan 2nd, 2008, 9:58am
 
This was built as "The Martinique" and held that name up until about 5 years ago. Never stayed there, but I remember them having a great coffee shop on the Surf Ave side. It had a theatrical theme to it. Their "symbol" was the theatrical masks (happy/sad).
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Reply #2 - Jan 2nd, 2008, 12:37pm
 
since we love the island of Aruba we have always 'noticed' the Aruba hotel more then others as we drove by..Smiley Take a look at the room layouts to.. Odd. I don't recall ever seeing another hotel with room layouts such as the Aruba.. Always kept nice too. Smiley
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Reply #3 - Jan 3rd, 2008, 9:27am
 
I remember the Martinique.  I have no idea why I didn't put two-and-two together.  Maybe it's been a while since I've passed by the building.
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Reply #4 - Jan 3rd, 2008, 9:58am
 
I think this place might have also been known as Le Marquee (or something like that) at one point. That would fit in with the theatrical theme that Mickey mentioned.  
 
I don't remember much about this place prior to the past few years, despite probably passing it a few thousand times. I guess it sort of blended in with all of the other great motels on the Surf Ave. strip. Then again, being a corner property, I'm surprised it doesn't stand out more in my memory.
 
Anyway, it's interesting that the Aruba's website prominently advertises the Ala Kai Motel (and vice versa); I guess they are owned by the same people.
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Reply #5 - Jan 4th, 2008, 9:17am
 
Al, you're probably right.  Wasn't the Martinique near the boardwalk... the subject of a discussion we had not too long ago?
 
I didn't even notice that the website advertises the Ala Kai.  If they are owned by the same folks, hopefully the Ala Kai ownership's penchant for nice signage will soon spread to the Aruba!
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Reply #6 - Jan 4th, 2008, 12:24pm
 
yes.. It was across the street from Lauras fudge..
 
 
Quote from Rob Ascough on Jan 4th, 2008, 9:17am:
Al, you're probably right.  Wasn't the Martinique near the boardwalk... the subject of a discussion we had not too long ago?

I didn't even notice that the website advertises the Ala Kai.  If they are owned by the same folks, hopefully the Ala Kai ownership's penchant for nice signage will soon spread to the Aruba!

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Reply #7 - Jan 4th, 2008, 12:39pm
 
I agree about the signage. The Ala Kai restoration last year was phenomenal. I'd love to see the Aruba add some rooftop neon signage. It would really stand out after all the neon that has been lost on the strip. Now that I think of it, I can't really think of any large rooftop neons that are left on Surf Ave. (unless you count the Surf Motel, way down near the end), which is sad.
 
There are a lot of possibilities with an Aruba sign, also.  
 
We should write/e-mail the owners and give them as much positive feedback on the Ala Kai/possible encouragement about a new Aruba neon as we can. Who knows, maybe it will lead to something...
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Reply #8 - Jan 7th, 2008, 11:49am
 
I agree.  Considering people b*tch and moan about everything they hate, it might be even more constructive to speak up when we find something we really enjoy.
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Re: Doo Wop Discussion #22: Aruba Motel
Reply #9 - Jan 7th, 2008, 10:38pm
 
This is another place I probably have passed a million times but can't recall where it is.
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Reply #10 - Jan 8th, 2008, 4:59am
 
It's next to the Florentine http://www.doowopusa.org/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1186753986 and across from the Tuscany  
Here is a pic from this Summer that is the Florentine on the left
 
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Reply #11 - Jan 8th, 2008, 8:27am
 
Very nice picture! Thanks!
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