MOTEL HISTORY
  • The Jolly Roger Motel was originally built in 1960 by Palmer Way & Will Morey Sr. The Moreys soon left the Jolly Roger investment at which time the Ways took over and ran what has now become one of the most iconic motels on the East Coast. It is a bold and direct example of Mid-Century styling and Modern Retro design in both its buildings, layout and accessories as you wander the property and grounds. You have truly stepped back in time but with modern amenities of today's world such as Free WiFi in all rooms, new KOHLER massaging showerheads, throwback retro designs throughout the property, and an all-new poolside restaurant serving breakfast and lunch currently with plans for an evening coffeehouse. While the Jolly Roger had begun its popular hospitality stardom as a motel, it was slightly smaller than it is today. The first phase of construction brought the front 2-floor building and its 2 wings into existence but not the third floor nor the ocean view front rooms. Rooms and floors were added as time went on and the business grew with popularity. The motel was completely beachfront in its first decade of existence until a street was added for more construction of a new beach block in the early 1970s. For a stroll through history, we proudly display its pictorial history on our facebook page at www.Facebook.com/jollyrogermotel ....go ahead and LIKE us!! The Ways very successfully ran the Jolly Roger, along with the Port Royal across the street, until 2014 in which year, John and Martin Way decided it was time to pass the reigns of the Jolly Roger onto the Tenaglias and so it is, the story continues on.....
  • The Jolly Roger is currently owned and operated by the Tenaglia Family since February of 2014. Being only the second owner of this landmark property in over 50 years, the responsibility excitedly falls on us to make it shine brighter than it ever has in the past....and we are on our way!!! The improvements we have made have been enthusiastically accepted and we are always open to hear what the guests want to see change next. Come and be a part of it and make your voice heard as we make the decisions to do the next steps. The Tenaglias are quite versed in Motel and Restaurant ownership and are motivated to add new vigor to the walls and elements of the resort for you to enjoy. Their collective experience guarantees a dynamic future for the Jolly Roger and one we shall all look forward to watching and participating.