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Florida Mid-Century Modern Motels & Hotels (page 4)

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Warm Mineral Springs Inn
North Port, FL
The Warm Mineral Springs Inn, originally the Warm Mineral Springs Motel, was designed by Victor Lundy and built in 1958. The Three Graces fountain was built at the same time next to the motel at the intersection leading to North Port. The figures were sculpted by Sophie Johnstone. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, 3, and 4. [map]

Orlando:
Disney Contemporary Resort

former Travelodge
Pensacola, FL
This former Travelodge was built in 1965. The property was renovated in 2008 for the Sole Inn and Suites. For more, see this website. [map]

former Hilton Inn
St. Pete Beach, FL
This Hilton Inn was built in 1974. The Bali Hai Lounge at the top of the building revolved. By the 1990s, the hotel was rebranded as a Holiday Inn. The lounge at the top became Spinner's Rooftop Lounge. Around 2006, the hotel became the Grand Plaza Hotel. In 2021, it became the Bellwether Beach Resort. The Spinner's Rooftop Revolving Bistro still revolves. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Econolodge [gone]
Tampa, FL
This Econolodge photo is from 2005. In 2007, the motel was remodeled as a Quality Inn. This canopy structure was demolished in the process. For more, see this website.

Tampa Airport Marriott
Tampa, FL
The Tampa Airport Marriott was built in 1973 as a Hotel Airport Hotel. The round rooftop structure housed a revolving restaurant known as "CK's". It closed in 2013. [map]