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Retro Destination: The Starlux Hotel in Wildwood

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Last summer we stayed at the beautiful Starlux Hotel in the heart of Wildwood, New Jersey. I had wanted to stay at the Starlux ever since our first trip to the shore town many years ago.

The Starlux is one of the most unique hotels in Wildwood. The rooms are decorated in a retro style with kitschy touches like lava lamps. You can see the Wildwood sign (my favorite landmark) from the pool and you are walking distance from the boardwalk.

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The Glass enclosed lobby

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The stylized neon sign

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The design in the pool reminds me of olives in a martini glass

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The inside of the glass enclosed lobby

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I love the Doo Wop architecture!

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The view of the Wildwood sign from the parking lot

All of these photos were taken with my iPhone using the Hipstamatic app. I want to do a series of Inkpad iPad drawings of this hotel and some of the other landmarks around Wildwood. This town is so full of wonderful Doo Wop architecture and history and each time I visit I discover more fun and unique places!

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Retro Destination: StarLux Hotel in Wildwood, New Jersey

Starlux @ Night

Full Disclosure: I have not stayed at the StarLux Hotel yet, I have only admired it from afar. I’ve wanted to stay here since our first visit to Wildwood about 10 years ago. I try to get some pictures of it every time we go to Wildwood and this time I was lucky to get some night pictures. I love the retro architecture and the neon lights.

I would love to get up in the morning and look out at the ocean and the Wildwood Sign from the hotel. Will I get to stay at the StarLux next summer? I can just imagine the amazing photos I can take in and around the hotel. From pictures I’ve seen online there are lava lamps in the room – another great reason for me to go!

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