Funky Mid-Century Motels of the Wildwoods
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...
With its distinctive boomerang roof and vintage
sign complete with neon sputniks, the 1955 pink-and-aqua Satellite celebrates
the great American space age...
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...
Unusual "A-Frame" architecture,
bright yellow trim and a classic roadside sign make the Casa Bahama a can't-miss
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...
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...
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...
The 1962 Singapore Motel brought dreams of exotic
vacations right to the Jersey Shore with its perfectly themed pagoda temple and
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...