New Jersey Mid-Century Modern Motels & Hotels

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King's Inn Motel [gone]
Rahway, NJ
Ivory Tower Motor Inn
Green Brook Township, NJ
Super 8 (later Gateway Inn) [gone]
Raritan, NJ
These three motels were originally part of the Ivory Tower Motel chain. The Host Ways Motel built in 1963 in East Brunswick, NJ might have been the prototype. That building is gone now. The was another Host Ways Motel built with this design in East Haven, CT (1, 2) which is gone now. There was another location in West Reading, PA which is also gone. The Rahway location was demolished in 2013. The Raritan location was built in 1963. It was demolished in 2017. If you know of any other motels built with this design, I'd love to hear from you. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [Green Brook Township map]

Wyndham Hotel
Mount Laurel, NJ
The Wyndham Hotel was built in 1975. The building features three curved facades and a round structure on the roof. The building was renovated in 2000 but it is still pretty much intact. It now houses the Clarion Hotel & Suites. [map]

former Ascot Motel
Atlantic City, NJ
The Ascot Motel was built in 1962. It was one of the few surviving mid-century modern motels left in Atlantic City. These photos are from 2012. The motel was closed in 2013. In 2014, the motel was renovated and reopened as TRYP by Wyndham Atlantic City. The building now houses a Clarion Inn. The Ascot Motel signs are gone now but the exterior of the building looks the same. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3. [map]

Royal Motel
Secaucus, NJ
The Royal Motel was built in 1960. In 2003, the sign was altered as shown in the photo on the right from 2009. [map]

Northview Motel
Roebling, NJ
The Northview Motel appears to be from the 1950s or 1960s. Around 2017, the neon "MOTEL" letters were replaced with backlit plastic letters. [map]

former Hill Top Motel [gone]
Belmar, NJ
The Hill Top Motel became a Rodeway Inn sometime after these photos were taken in 2007. The signs had been replaced but there were still mid-century modern looking fins on the buildings. The motel was demolished around 2020.

More New Jersey:
Empress Hotel (Asbury Park)