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Wildwood Mid-Century Modern Motels & Hotels (page 4)

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American Safari Motel
Wildwood Crest, NJ
Aquarius Motor Inn
Wildwood, NJ
The American Safari Motel was built in the early 1960s as the Safari Motel. There was a neon sign at that point. The American Safari Motel's plastic sign was replaced in 2006 with this neon version. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3. [map]

The Aquarius Motor Inn opened in 1970. The sign combined plastic and neon. In 2008, they removed the neon part of this sign. The first photo is from 2007; the second from 2012. The sign was missing in 2016. I don't know if it's gone for good or being repaired. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Sea Shell Motel
Wildwood, NJ
The Sea Shell Motel was built in 1958. For more, see this website. [map]

Quebec Motel
Wildwood, NJ
The Quebec Motel appears to be from the 1950s or 1960s. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Sea Gull Motel
Wildwood, NJ
Offshore Motel [gone]
Rio Grande, NJ
The Sea Gull Motel was built in the 1950s or 1960s. This sign is much more recent. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, 3, and 4. [map]

The Offshore Motel was probably built in the 1960s. The signs were still there in 2013. However, by 2016, the motel had become a Red Roof Inn and the signs were gone. For more, see this website.

Sea Mist Apartments [gone]
Wildwood, NJ
The Sea Mist Apartments sign appeared to be from the 1950s or 1960s. This photo was taken in 2012. The sign was gone by 2015.

Gold Crest Motel
Wildwood Crest, NJ
The Gold Crest Motel was built in the 1960s. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Astronaut Motel
Wildwood Crest, NJ
The Astronaut Motel was built in 1962. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3. [map]

StarLux Boutique Hotel
Wildwood, NJ
The StarLux Boutique Hotel was built in 2000. The Wingate Motel which was built in 1953 was gutted and expanded to create the StarLux. This motel is open year-round and features a coffee bar and, in addition to traditional rooms, rents out on-site restored Airstream trailers. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3. [map]

Subway [gone]
Wildwood, NJ
This Subway restaurant opened in 2001. The owners got permission from the company to have this unique retro-style sign created. This outlet was located just across the street from the StarLux. The business and sign were gone by 2016.

former Surfside Restaurant
Wildwood, NJ
various signs
Wildwood, NJ
Satellite Motel
Wildwood, NJ
White Star Motel
Wildwood, NJ
Swan Motel
Wildwood, NJ

The Surfside Restaurant opened in 1963 across the street from the Caribbean Motel. When the restaurant closed in 2002, the building was nearly demolished. Fortunately, it was dismantled instead. The steel framework was used to build the Doo Wop Experience museum which opened in 2007. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

The Doo Wop Experience has many local, orphaned signs inside. There is also a Neon Garden outside which features the following signs.

The Satellite Motel was built in 1958. It was demolished in 2004. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2.

The White Star Motel had a different sign before this one. Around 2006, the White Star became part of the Blue Palms Motel. For more, see this website.

The Swan Motel was built in 1957. It was demolished in 2005. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2.

More Wildwood Motels:
Bolero Motel [gone]
Carousel Motel [gone]
Galaxie [gone]
Hitching Post Restaurant [gone]
Ocean East Motel [gone]
Royal Flush Fleet [gone]
Surf Holiday Motel [gone]
Tempo Motel [gone]

More North Wildwood Motels:
Surf Haven Motel

Books:
Doo Wop Motels: Architectural Treasures of the Wildwoods, Kirk Hastings, 2007

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