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Saxony Motel

Submitted by John M.

"These pictures are of the Saxony Hotel in Daytona Beach Florida.  It was built in 1952 and is one of the last hotels of its day.  I have personally stayed in this hotel many times on mini vacations as I live a few miles away in Orlando Florida.  I took these photos on Memorial Day weekend of this year (2011).  In the pictures if you notice the vacant lots next to the Saxony there was other hotels in recent years that used to be there.  Those hotel names were the Sunshine Beach Motel, and the Seahorse Motel.  I also stayed in the Sunshine beach hotel as well.  They closed that down and demolished it so I started staying in the Saxony.  Now I stay in the Mayan Inn (until they knock that down).  When I took these photos you had to be a little careful as the homeless which can be dangerous wait until dusk and then stay and sleep in the hotel.  They hang out in the street pretending to be walking by then just duck in for the night. I watched this happen, and I entered the hotel from the back on the beach side.  There are no fences or barriers to prevent anyone from walking through.  The pictures of the pool are very interesting as I was swimming in that pool less than 2 years ago with my kids.  Many people try to break in the hotel as they think it contains valuables.  There is just nothing but bed items. The hotel is still listed on Expedia.com with no dates available.  When this building was in business it was a dump but in a good location (right on the beach) and cheap. Also, the area is in a good tourist zone.  Eventually there will be no Art Deco hotels left in Daytona Beach.  They are just too high maintenance.  Enclosed in this posting there is a link from the 1950ís of what the hotel used to be like."

http://www.flickr.com/photos/edge_and_corner_wear/5922174226/

 

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