Simpler Times: Doo Wop motels have come back into style

DAILY MAIL – ABIGAIL MILLER AND VALERIE EDWARDS

Photo: The Caribbean Motel in Wildwood Crest, NJ

Retro motels that arose in the 1950s and 1960s are seeing a resurgence in American tourists longing for a simpler vacation.

Doo Wop motels born in the era have come back into style in the past few years.

Through a rare combination of economics, geography and chance, the island of Wildwood in New Jersey contains a national treasure: the highest combination of mid-century modern hospitality architecture.

These hotels embrace a retro style of looping neon signs, plastic palm trees, cheap mini-golf courses and simple living spaces.

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