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Mar. 26th, 2010 | 12:03 am
posted by: marisamazing in abandonedplaces

My boyfriend and I spent 3 weeks in Daytona Beach, FL (a hotbed of abandoned places) and found an 11-storey abandoned hotel that had stood there for the last 40 years. We spent about 4 hours exploring and reading packages of unopened documents behind the reception desk. As far as we can tell, it closed in  2004 when a hurricane casue immense structural damage. The began renovating and even had floor plans drawn up by an architect but for some reason they just have up and left. There were security patrols until 2007, but since then its just been left to vandals and the homeless. We met some drifters who were staying there who gave us the okay to come in and take pictures, but we didn't dare wander past the 4th floor because we didn't know who else was staying there and the drifters told us there was only dead pigeons. Enjoy the pictures!




We found their bank books, along with an entire folder of photocopies of Visas (front and back) and driver's licenses.




Vandals had completely destroyed the place.


This was the debt they incurred in January 2003.


The main lobby.


There was thousands of dollars worth of copper wire, I can't believe it hadn't already been gutted!


Floor plans for the main floor.


Inside one of the rooms.












Inside one of the former meeting rooms.




Another meeting room. Someone seems to have held a badass New Year's party here.





The room where the generator and power controls were.






A massive crack in the foundation.


More structural damage


The tiki bar










Can anyone identify this bug? Its bigger than any I've ever seen!




A paint roller in a rusted out paint can.


The underground rooms were filled with junk.


The whirlpool. According to the incident reports, some guy got awful burns on his junk in here.


A scary mask in the grass.




From the outside you can barely tell its abandoned!

Feedback is encouraged!
 

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adjer83

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from: adjer83
date: Mar. 26th, 2010 04:09 am (UTC)
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this is really cool, I remember being in Daytona in 2004. We left the day before Hurricane Charley hit, I remember all the locals weren't even concerned about the hurricane becae they never usually hit Daytona. I remember seeing on the news all the damage it caused....the locals were wrong.

Very nice pics

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I saw the fall, and still I don't believe it.

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from: i_saw_the_fall
date: Apr. 3rd, 2010 01:52 pm (UTC)
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Usually locals aren't too worried about hurricanes. I remember when Katrina hit NOLA, the locals around here in Houston were freaked out when Rita was on her way. That was the first time I'd really seen people worried about a hurricane in our area since we don't get hit too often (mostly by tropical storms that have weakened from or not yet turned into hurricanes). But I think it was mostly from seeing how bad Katrina was and Rita was supposedly going to be just as bad (though it wasn't, and a lot of us felt silly sitting in our cars for eleven hours trying to evacuate). Even when Ike came through, a lot of people weren't overly worried. I guess living in a place where a particular disaster is a common potential threat, you just become complacent.

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ellerose

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from: rawr_its_roonie
date: Mar. 26th, 2010 04:12 am (UTC)
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these pictures are amazing!
i think i know you from off_wut btw :)

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BigLarry

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from: biglarry
date: Mar. 26th, 2010 04:13 am (UTC)
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerusalem_cricket

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Deirdre

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from: roguequixotic
date: Mar. 26th, 2010 03:06 pm (UTC)
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*flee*

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from: nuit_s_mom
date: Mar. 26th, 2010 10:45 pm (UTC)
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Wrong bug. The one in the photo is a giant grasshopper. Some call them locusts.

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BigLarry

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from: biglarry
date: Mar. 27th, 2010 12:22 am (UTC)
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A locust and a grasshopper are NOT the same. Maybe you'll recognize the common name of Potato Bug. That's what this IS.

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somniferous almond eyes

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from: manintheboat
date: Mar. 26th, 2010 04:27 am (UTC)
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Grasshopper. They can get BIG.

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Katura

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from: katura
date: Mar. 26th, 2010 05:36 am (UTC)
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Awesome find!! Thanks for sharing, I love your pics.

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I don't believe you. Continue.

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from: giddykiwi
date: Mar. 26th, 2010 06:30 am (UTC)
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What a great find and great pics! And that location! I can't believe a developer hasn't snapped up the land. Damn economy.

Thanks for sharing these. :D

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Happy Accidents

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from: cosmiccircus
date: Mar. 26th, 2010 06:45 am (UTC)
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Cool set of pics! I especially like the one of you (?) walking down the hall into the light...

And I can't believe they didn't take their books!

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WHERE DO YOU EVEN BUY A BABY-BLUE KERCHIEF?

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from: oywidapoodles
date: Mar. 26th, 2010 10:12 am (UTC)
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I love that picture with the dolphin sticker like crazy.

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kindredspirit75

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from: kindredspirit75
date: Mar. 26th, 2010 10:21 am (UTC)
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Great pictures. It amazes me at what is often left behind.

Thanks much for posting.

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L00k 1n70 7h3 3y35 0f 7h3 dr460n

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from: elvis
date: Mar. 26th, 2010 01:34 pm (UTC)
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we stay in Ormond Beach every May, we might have to pop down there and give it a peek.

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atomgal

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from: atomgal
date: Mar. 26th, 2010 01:48 pm (UTC)
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Such a shame - this looks like it's in a beautiful location. I really liked the shot of the scary mask in the grass. Thanks for posting!

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all these wounded boys you lie beside.

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from: cuckooed
date: Mar. 26th, 2010 03:28 pm (UTC)
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Great pictures! I love the scary mask & the whirlpool ones.

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themushroomtree

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from: themushroomtree
date: Mar. 26th, 2010 05:33 pm (UTC)
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For some reason I really like the old fire alarm shot. The pic of you walking down the hallway is uber creepy! Love it!

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gwen666

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from: gwen666
date: Mar. 27th, 2010 05:17 am (UTC)
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What is that second last picture ? It looks organic.

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Hello, I love you, won't you tell me your name?

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from: fynoda
date: Apr. 2nd, 2010 03:10 am (UTC)
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Great shots, I can't believe their records were just left behind there!
I caution that you may want to erase the name of the building from this post...copper thieves may track it down to ransack it. I tend to be overly cautious, though.

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crazydemoncat

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from: crazydemoncat
date: Apr. 4th, 2010 10:54 pm (UTC)
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Ooooh, I remember that mask! Those things were advertised in the early part of the decade a LOT around here. There was a shark monster set, and a lagoon monster type set, and they came with flippers for your hands and feet to match the mask. I forget what they were called, but they were aimed at kids... Admittedly, I still want a set, even at almost 23 years of age...

Those pictures are amazing, BTW! For only 7 years, that's a lot of damage.. Behold the power of hurricanes?

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