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Tiki Central Forums Locating Tiki Ala Kai, Wildwood Crest, NJ (motel)
Ala Kai, Wildwood Crest, NJ (motel)
Mo-Eye
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Joined: May 17, 2006
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From: Taboo Island, USA
Posted: 2009-11-07 04:14 am   Permalink

Name:Ala Kai
Type:motel
Street:8301 Atlantic Avenue
City:Wildwood Crest
State:NJ
Zip:
country:USA
Phone:
Status:operational

Description:




 
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Mo-Eye
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From: Taboo Island, USA
Posted: 2009-11-07 04:25 am   Permalink

The Ala Kai motel was built in 1963, and is still in operation today. Couldn't find much early stuff on it.

Here is a postcard from the 1960s


And a couple current ones







I thought it was kind of funny that they have to take the fronds off the palm trees each winter.

Their sign was famous for the surfer girl image, which at some point fell off or was removed, and then restored in 2007. However, you can tell from the early postcard that its not the same design.





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Dustycajun
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Joined: Nov 16, 2007
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From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 2009-11-07 09:49 am   Permalink

Mo-Eye,

Nice research as usual.

I have an old postcard showing the color version of the pic you posted.





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Mo-Eye
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From: Taboo Island, USA
Posted: 2009-11-07 11:19 am   Permalink

Nice. Is it the lighting or is the building actually pink?

 
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