Beachfront Hotel with Private Pool Deck
Since it was constructed in 1888, Plaza Resort & Spa’s main building has had turns as a stagecoach stop, an early aviation exhibition site, and a barracks for the Women’s Army Corps during WWII. A multimillion-dollar restoration has brought about its most luxurious incarnation yet. Located steps from the Atlantic Ocean, the Plaza Resort now features a 15,000-square-foot European-style spa and a sprawling oceanfront pool deck.
The Daytona Beach shoreline is famous for being open to auto traffic; however, the beach alongside the hotel is car-free and relatively quiet. The beach is just a few feet from the property; for a more private experience, feel free to kick back in one of the lounge chairs by the pool. From the private balcony connected to an ocean-view room, you can watch the sun rise over the Atlantic.
Downstairs, the hotel’s Ocean Waters Spa has a varied menu of restorative services, including the popular green-coffee slimming body wrap, a 55-minute treatment designed to boost skin texture and increase metabolism.
Highlights of Daytona Beach, Florida
- Professional racing at Daytona International Speedway, which regularly hosts champs such as Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Jeff Gordon.
- The prestigious Daytona 500 takes place here each February, and stock-car, sports-car, and motorcycle events round out the calendar all year.
- Hit the beach: Daytona Beach itself is full of oceanfront driving zones as well as traffic-free areas.