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5600 Ocean Ave, Wildwood Crest, NJ 08260-4326
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#28 of 65 hotels in Wildwood Crest
Location
4.5
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4.5
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4.4
Value
4.3

Looking for a place to stay in Wildwood Crest? Then look no further than Caribbean Motel, a family-friendly motel that brings the best of Wildwood Crest to your doorstep.

Rooms at Caribbean Motel provide a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and a kitchenette, and getting online is easy, with free wifi available.

In addition, Caribbean Motel offers a pool, which will help make your Wildwood Crest trip additionally gratifying. And, as an added convenience, there is free parking available to guests.

Travelers looking to enjoy some shrimp can head to Little Italy Restaurant, Bandanas Mexican Grille, or The Fish Factory. Otherwise, you may want to check out a cafe such as Doo Wop Coffee Shop, The Jellyfish Cafe, or Bagel Time Cafe.

We’re sure you’ll enjoy your stay at Caribbean Motel as you experience everything Wildwood Crest has to offer.

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Free parking
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Non-smoking hotel
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Trek43006538952 wrote a review May 2022
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This Historic Landmark Motel is so cool! The huge wrap-around ramp provides easy access to the upper level. During the 4th of July week there are additional events. Close to the Boardwalk and beach, too. We booked for 2022, 2 weeks.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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USAF Vet wrote a review Sep 2021
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Even though it was pricey to stay only one night, I thought it would be worth it because it was advertised as a "Historic Hotels of America" motel that I knew had to meet specific standards and reputation to qualify for the program. These hotels are historical but the facilities are kept up to date. It turned out both the motel and Historic Hotels of America websites were not updated for years. The motel did not have most amenities advertised. It was not "lovingly restored" or "meticulously restored with modern amenities." No chef, no restaurant, no entertainment, no lounge/bar, no pool towels. I did not get the room I requested with oceanview but the total opposite less private first-floor pool view. The room was dark and dingy with stained rugs throughout. Loud window type a/c. The shower drained slowly. They were still using old bedspreads no longer used in the hotel industry. It may have been a nice motel at one time according to some very old reviews. But that's not the case any longer. I was very disappointed to have been deceived by the ads and having to pay so much for a very low-budget motel. Please update the websites right away.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Donna W wrote a review Aug 2021
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First off, I never got to this place. With that being said...a room was booked for me by my friend and the charge was put on their CC as a very generous gift to me. One hour before leaving my home I called to make sure my room was secured for me. The person on the phone told me that he does not take reservations from one person for another. They charged my friend's CC for the deposit then charged the other half the morning of the date I was to arrive. When my friend spoke to the woman at the hotel at the time of the booking she was told that there would be no problem with the reservation. Well, they LIED!! I have been going to WW for many years and have NEVER had to deal with this. Not only was the person on the phone rude and condescending but he in turn said, and I quote, "Don't come here! I don't want you here!" Don't worry Mr. Rude, I will never go to your hotel.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Jodie02b wrote a review Oct 2020
Bronx, New York25 contributions2 helpful votes
I’ve been to this motel several times over the years and I have to say it always has me coming back for more. It’s in a great location. Not too close to the boardwalk but close enough to enjoy the fun. You’re right at the beginning of the crest boardwalk sign so great pictures. The upkeep of this place is impeccable, every morning we watched as the staff tended to the outside maintenance quietly as guest slept in. The grill is a plus when you get tired of having boardwalk food or you can select a kitchenette as we did that was well stocked with all of our needs. We asked to see other rooms for future stays and the staff happily obliged we will be returning.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Margie Aarvig, General Manager at Caribbean Motel
Responded Oct 5, 2020
Thank you for staying with us and we enjoyed having you here. We have a great repeat staff here working at the Motel and we try to treat our guess like family. See you next season!! Take Care.
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The Pidge wrote a review Jul 2020
Wayne, New Jersey492 contributions200 helpful votes
Pros: Great location, unrelenting retro vibe, clean rooms, comfortable king-sized bed, large pool (by Wildwood standards), friendly and enthusiastic staff. Cons: Parking can be a minor issue if motel is full. The image of the Caribbean's towering neon sign and floating spiral ramp have become iconic, and with good reason- few properties celebrate their mid-century roots quite like this one. It oozes charm, from the crescent-shaped pool, to the colorful lights along the facade, to the cabana room straight out of an episode of Mad Men. Like most Wildwood motels, the rooms are small and basic, meant only for sleeping and showering (worth noting is the fact the Caribbean is among the rare ones offering a handful of rooms with king-sized beds). That shouldn't be a problem because so much is within walking distance- the northern Crest location means the start of the boardwalk is a few blocks away, and the beach is one short block to the east. Countless stores and restaurants are within walking distance. The staff and owners of the property take pride in the uniqueness of their motel. Fourth of July meant we booked a Party Weekend, and that meant a few catered meals and live music one evening. They're a treat if you're open to something a bit out of the ordinary. Our one and only complaint was parking- the spaces are tight, and on more than one occasion all the spots were taken when we returned. It's a problem common to most Wildwood properties, but irritating nonetheless (usually because it implies someone is being inconsiderate or not following the rules). Thankfully, places like this still exist, and we can't wait to return.
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Date of stay: July 2020
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LydiaN514 wrote a review Sep 2019
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania43 contributions24 helpful votes
This was my fourth visit spread over 30 years, each visit was special. This motel has stayed true to its DooWop historic theme, and it is such a pleasure to step out of time and into this laid back friendly place. The room was clean and comfortable and totally 60's. The pool is pristine as is the property, the staff and owners welcoming, a short walk to the boardwalk. This is not a high tech resort, it is Better, it is staying with friends, meeting new friends, and living those Wildwood Days.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Response from CaribbeanMotel1, Manager at Caribbean Motel
Responded Oct 5, 2019
We would like to thank you for choosing us to be one of your Wildwood memories, we are a DooWop Historic Motel and take pride in keeping the Motel in its original 60's style. Here at the motel we have a very friendly staff and we are a family Motel. So happy you totally enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you again soon.
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MJC wrote a review Aug 2019
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My family and I spent a long weekend at the Caribbean this past week. Absolutely loved it!!!! The motel/room was spotless. The staff, including the owner were so friendly and welcoming. I would definitely recommend this motel to anyone visiting!
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from CaribbeanMotel1, Manager at Caribbean Motel
Responded Aug 29, 2019
Thank you for staying with us and hope to see you and your family again. We have a wonderful staff here at the Motel and we treat everyone like family. See you next season.
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jerrybb@comcast.net wrote a review Aug 2019
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We used to go there all the time for our vacations: The people that own this are wonderful people and will make you feel at home.They give holiday parties and have several barbecues for their guests for free.
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Date of stay: September 2018
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Response from CaribbeanMotel1, Manager at Caribbean Motel
Responded Aug 29, 2019
Welcome back to the Caribbean Motel. We hope this will be your go to place again. We try to make everyone feel at home here and we have a wonderful staff at the Motel. We do have special weekends where we have food and entertainment. Happy you were able to enjoy one of them, See you next season.
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Basalamana wrote a review Jul 2019
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania101 contributions6 helpful votes
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Just spent the holiday weekend at the Caribbean Motel. The property is historic and lovingly maintained. The vibe for me was one of nostalgia. I remember as a child driving up and down the island, checking out the blocks and blocks of themed motels, lit up at night. Sadly, many are gone, which makes the Caribbean so special. Our room was comfortable and very clean, on the second floor overlooking the pool. The decor was fun and of the era, with a gorgeous, vintage tiled bathroom (if you're into that. I am). 60s music playing overhead adds to the fun atmosphere. The music plays in your room too if you want. The pool is sparkling and perfect for kids (and grown ups). The location is ideal: within 2 blocks of the boardwalk and beach. We had a great time. It's a cool place.
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from CaribbeanMotel1, Manager at Caribbean Motel
Responded Aug 29, 2019
Thank you for choosing to stay with us and that you were able to enjoy the holiday here. We also have special weekends in the off season were we have food and entertainment. Try to check one of those out I am sure you would enjoy them. We do have a wonderful staff here at the Motel. The Motel does look beautiful at night with all the colored lights. The music is something special for the guest to enjoy. See you next season.
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Erica G wrote a review Jun 2019
Hazleton, Pennsylvania6 contributions2 helpful votes
Love the Caribbean. This was not my first stay here. It’s one of my favorite motels in wildwood crest. Love the historic and doo woo theme. Very accommodating to our needs. Extremely clean rooms and our maid Donna was incredible! Treated us like we were family. We could t have asked for a better stay!
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Date of stay: June 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from CaribbeanMotel1, Manager at Caribbean Motel
Responded Jun 26, 2019
We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay here at the Motel and that you have stayed with us before and are a repeat guest. We treat everyone like family and our staff is excellent. Donna is wonderful and is a great value to our team. Hope to see you again this season. Thank you.
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PRICE RANGE
$145 - $199 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
caribbean hotel wildwood crest, caribbean motel wildwood crest
LOCATION
United StatesNew JerseyJersey ShoreCape May CountyWildwood Crest
NUMBER OF ROOMS
30
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Frequently Asked Questions about Caribbean Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Caribbean Motel?
Nearby attractions include Mulligan's Shore Bar and Grill (0.2 miles), Eddies Surf & Supply (0.3 miles), and Wild Ocean Surf Shop (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Caribbean Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Caribbean Motel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
Is parking available at Caribbean Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Caribbean Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Duffer's, Bandanas Mexican Grille, and Britton's Gourmet Bakery.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Caribbean Motel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Caribbean Motel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.3 miles away from the center of Wildwood Crest.
Are there any historical sites close to Caribbean Motel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Historic Cold Spring Village (4.6 miles).
Is Caribbean Motel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.