Tuesday, February 14, 2017

King's Inn to become Howard Johnson Wildwood Oceanfront

Several weeks back, we noted that a "big change" was coming to the King's Inn Motel, on the Boardwalk at 23rd Avenue in North Wildwood.

It's now official: Howard Johnson is taking over.

The now-former King's Inn annex
The Parsippany, NJ-based motel/hotel chain, part of Wyndham Worldwide, is in the process of "rebranding" the 69-unit complex, which will reopen this Spring.

Guests can expect "upgraded rooms (new beds/furniture), complimentary breakfast, and Wyndham Rewards."

More info is available now at www.boardwalkwildwood.com.

The King's Inn has been one of the more prominent motels on the island since its inception in the 1970's, due to its size and location. This is one of only three motels/hotels located directly "on" the Boardwalk, along with the nearby Montego Bay Resort and the Shore Plaza Beach Resort just across the Wildwood boundary at 26th Avenue.

To reiterate from our previous post, it is our understanding that Ed's Funcade and other businesses on the Boardwalk level of the 22nd - 23rd Avenue block will not be affected by this change.

Howard Johnson will be, to our knowledge, the first national chain motel on the Boardwalk.

However, the "Howard Johnson" name is a part of the promenade's past, as one of its iconic restaurants was a staple during the middle of the 20th Century at Oak Avenue.

(Just one HoJo's restaurant remains, in Lake George, NY.)

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