The Plaza Resort and Spa

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The Plaza opened originally as “The Clarendon” in 1888, but was destroyed by fire in 1909. It went back up in 1911 and was renamed to “The Plaza” many years afterward.

In 2013 the hotel made a bit of a stir on the local news after security cameras picked up… something… maybe a ghost, maybe a bug?… around their Veranda Bar and Grille. Staff claim there have been other weird experiences – doors that aren’t locked are pulled tight by unseen hands until, inexplicably, they suddenly open with ease, as if someone had just let go on the other side. It is said that one guest died in room 1111, and this room is particularly active as a result.

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    Geographic Information

    Address:
    600 N Atlantic Ave
    Daytona Beach, FL 32118
    United States

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    GPS:
    29.235275258961632, -81.01185321807861
    County:
    Volusia County, Florida
    Nearest Towns:
    Holly Hill, FL (1.7 mi.)
    Daytona Beach, FL (1.8 mi.)
    Ormond Beach, FL (4.4 mi.)
    Daytona Beach Shores, FL (4.4 mi.)
    South Daytona, FL (4.8 mi.)
    Port Orange, FL (6.8 mi.)
    Ormond-by-the-Sea, FL (8.5 mi.)
    Ponce Inlet, FL (10.6 mi.)
    Samsula-Spruce Creek, FL (13.2 mi.)
    Glencoe, FL (14.7 mi.)

    Contact Information

    Web:
    http://plazaresortandspa.com/

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    1. I have been a Daytona/Port orange resident my whole life. I’m 35. The video didn’t pop up, would love to see it. I have experience a few things myself over the years, mainly at my grandparents house up in Live Oak.

    2. Not only have I stayed here many times with my husband and children but my MIL stayed for a very long time and my friends band stays here alot when they have gigs in the area and none of us have ever seen anything abnormal. I do admit the video is creepy but I am sure there is a logical explanation.

    3. Back in 2011 me, my mom and my best friend celebrated my birthday here. One night, the three of us were outside in the pool. We were the only ones out there. All of a sudden a man’s voice was calling down to us. He said that he got locked out of his room and he was stuck on the balcony with no way to reach anyone. He told us the room number and my mom went to the front desk to let them know. They said they would check it out. A little while later the front desk clerk came out to the pool to let us know that no one was staying in that room–or that side of the hotel at the time. It was a bit slow that week, which is why we got a great deal! Still, we were kind of spooked. The next morning my mom checked back in with the front desk to see if anyone had gotten locked out of their room anywhere and the answer was still no. Looking back on it, we couldn’t see anyone on any balconies. I never knew this places was haunted before then! Very creepy!

    4. We stayed in October of 2012 (a year before the ghost video came out). Loved the hotel. My husband has been the type to never believe in ghosts. On the drive home after leaving plaza resort and spa it got to be close to midnight. My daughter sleeping in the back seat already. I asked if we are going to find a hotel and stop for the night. He said no we are driving straight through. Went on to tell me the first night checked into the hotel he woke in the middle of the night to a woman in old attire at the foot of the bed. We are going to Daytona again this year and will be staying at a newer non haunted hotel. 🙂

    5. We are currently at the hotel. Had the room door open up on. It’s own. We were in the kitchenette area and called hey as we were getting ready to leave. My husband flung the door open and ran out to see no one was in the hall.

      We left for dinner few hours later and came back to the closet door open. We hadn’t opened it. Nothing else disturbed. We were assured it wasn’t housekeeping and I’d it were a burger I’m sure something would be missing

    6. I worked at the hotel when the man committed suicide. He was terminally ill with cancer and jumped to his death leaving behind a note. I had to inspect rooms and that room always gave me the chills when I passed it. When I had to open the door to inspect it I would hold the door open and look inside, I never stepped all the way in the room. I worked early hours and would walk the halls of the basements and ball rooms, there are definitely spirits lingering in that hotel.

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