The Funky Mid-Century Motels of the Wildwoods

From the space-age "Satellite", to the exotic "Tahiti" to the swanky "Starlux", there's no shortage of vintage 1950s and 1960s motels in the Wildwoods, preserved in all their kitschy splendor...

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Satellite Motel
With its distinctive boomerang roof and vintage sign complete with neon sputniks, the 1955 pink-and-aqua Satellite celebrates the great American space age...
Caribbean Motel
The olive green Caribbean Motel, built in 1958, is the Wildwoods' quintissential Doo Wop motel with its "Jetson Ramp", spaceship lights, glass walls that lean in and out and an exuberant neon sign...
Casa Bahama Motel
Unusual "A-Frame" architecture, bright yellow trim and a classic roadside sign make the Casa Bahama a can't-miss retro delight...
Starlux Motel
Originally built in 1957 and recently the subject of a $3 million restoration, the eye-catching Starlux captures the playfully glitzy essence of Doo Wop like few other motels can...
Bel Air Motel
Themed after the popular automobile of the day, the Bel Air is unmistakibly mid-century with its vintage sign, aqua-green facades, jutting roofline and glass walls...
Kona Kai Motel
America's post-war fascination with the South Pacific comes to life at the Kona Kai with lava rock walls, a tiki garden and gas-lit tiki torches...
Singapore Motel
The 1962 Singapore Motel brought dreams of exotic vacations right to the Jersey Shore with its perfectly themed pagoda temple and faux-Asian lettering...
Eden Roc Motel
Painted in bright pink and teal, with a large, whimsical sign, and spaceship lights built into the balconies, the Eden Roc is another mid-century gem...
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