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Florida Mid-Century Modern Motels & Hotels (page 1)

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Inn on the Beach [gone]
Daytona Beach, FL
Ocean Pointe Inn [gone]
Daytona Beach, FL
This photo of the Inn on the Beach is from 2009. Later that year, the building was completely remodeled for a Holiday Inn. None of these mid-century modern details remain.

This photo of the Ocean Pointe Inn is from 2009. It was demolished later that year.

For more tiki style Florida motels, see this page.

Heritage Inn
Daytona Beach, FL
The Heritage Inn had opened as the Sun 'n Sand Hotel Court by 1950. The large room above the canopy was built later. I believe it was used as a conference room. It has been the Heritage Inn since at least 1972. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3. [map]

former Lincoln Beach Motel
Daytona Beach, FL
2009: 2021:
In 2006, the Lincoln Beach Motel became the Rodeway Inn after it was severely damaged by a hurricane. The photo above is from 2009. After that, the motel was repainted in two-tone brown. In 2017, it was painted white and blue again. It now houses a Sunrise Inn. For more, see this website. [map]

Seaside Inn [gone]
Daytona Beach, FL
The Seaside Inn was built as the Thunderbird Beach Motel in 1956. The building was demolished in 2014. For more, see this website.

former Pier 66 Hotel
Fort Lauderdale, FL
2009: 2021:
The Pier 66 Hotel was designed by Richard F. Humble and built in 1966. It is now known as the Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six. The crown's cocktail lounge, the "Top of the Pier", revolved once every 66 minutes. The hotel closed in 2019 and the buildings surrounding the tower were demolished. The Pier Sixty-Six hotel is expected to reopen in 2024 after redevelopment of the surrounding area is completed. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, 3, and 4. [map]

Ireland's Inn [gone]
Fort Lauderdale, FL
The Ireland's Inn was designed by Charles McKirahan and George Waddey and opened in 1965. It closed in 2006. Despite the efforts of preservationists, it was demolished in 2015. For more, see this website.

Howard Johnson [gone]
Fort Lauderdale, FL
former Jolly Roger Motel
Fort Lauderdale, FL
This Howard Johnson hotel was built in 1965 and renovated in 2002. It had been closed since 2007 and was demolished in 2014. For more, see this website.

The Jolly Roger Motel was designed by M. Tony Sherman and built from 1952-1954. It is now known as the Sea Club Resort. The building has nautical features including porthole windows and a smokestack with Swiss cheese holes. For more, see this website. [map]

Premiere Hotel
Fort Lauderdale, FL
The Premiere Hotel was built in 1960 and renovated in 2000. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Manhattan Tower
Fort Lauderdale, FL
The Manhattan Tower, now the Manhattan Tower Apartment Hotel, was built in 1953 for General Motors as a corporate retreat. It was designed by Charles McKirahan and features a 50-foot-tall round tower staircase made of steel pipes. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

A similar tower existed in Miami Beach at the Bon-Aire Motel.

North Beach Village Resort Hotel
Fort Lauderdale, FL
The North Beach Village Resort Hotel was built in 1952. It may have been the Trevers Apartment Motel originally. [map]

Palacio Inn Motel
Hialeah, FL
The Palacio Inn Motel was built in 1955 as the Casa-Lu Motel. It was later known as the Fantasy Inn Motel. It became the Palacio Inn Motel around 2014. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3. [map]

Holiday:
Tahitian Resort Hotel