Hotels in New Jersey
Owners George Miller and Carolyn Emigh saved the Caribbean Motel, a Midcentury gem, from the developers’ wrecking ball five years ago. The Caribbean—near the superwide sandspit and lively boardwalk—is one of the best examples of Wildwood’s signature doo-wop style.
Smack in the center of town, the 1812 inn is charming and elegant without being pretentious. All guest rooms have whirlpool tubs. Don’t miss martinis on the garden patio.
No-frills rooms in a prime beachfront location.
The 70-room Montreal Inn has been owned and operated by the Hirsch family for more than 40 years, and many of its guests have been returning for nearly as long for a taste of a retro-style Cape May beach vacation.
Go nouveau at this funky 1950’s-themed resort straight out of The Jetsons. Don’t worry, though: The retro lines and colors of the bright rooms are in fact new.
This contemporary 24-room retreat features sleek cherry-red sofas and a baby grand piano in the lobby. Upstairs, the bedrooms are outfitted with Belgian linens and bathrooms have a trio of showerheads.
Book a room (two night minimum) at the classic 1950s Ocean Glow Motel, right on the Seaside Heights boardwalk.
Escape the crowds at this Victorian B&B with 14 rooms, many of which have 12-foot ceilings and alcove windows. Take breakfast out to the beautiful surrounding gardens.
A stylish 24-room oceanfront hotel with interiors by the Novogratzes.
At this seaside retreat dating to 1882, Room 20 has a private porch overlooking Jackson Street, and its Mad Batter restaurant downstairs serves the most popular brunch in town.
Half a block from the powdery Atlantic on Long Beach Island’s main thoroughfare, the Daddy O Restaurant & Boutique Hotel is a 22-room Rat Pack throwback. Think high-gloss mahogany walls, red faux-suede banquettes, and wallpaper embedded with Murano glass.
The year 2003 saw the opening of the Borgata, a 2,002-room luxury hotel and casino with celebrity-chef restaurants, wine bars, a spa.
The Moonbeam room at the turreted inn dating back to 1888 has a private gas fireplace and views of the ocean one block away.