BREVARD HISTORY: Brevard Hotel Among Most Popular Retreats For Seven Decades
By Space Coast Daily // February 15, 2019
DIGNITARY GUESTS INCLUDED VICE PRESIDENT HUBERT HUMPHREY
BREVARD COUNTY • COCOA, FLORIDA – For seven decades, Brevard Hotel in Cocoa was among the most popular retreats for locals and tourists, alike.
Located on a four-acre estate overlooking the beautiful Indian River Lagoon, Brevard Hotel’s 18,000 square foot estate offered 53 rooms for rest and relaxation.
Known as “The Grand Old Lady,” the 53 room hotel which was built in the early 1920s hosted many dignitaries, including vice president Hubert Humphrey.
TAXES AND OVERHEAD COSTS END HOTEL’S RUN
1990, reports surfaced that the hotel’s owner, Tony Ninos, was saddled with tax and property maintenance issues. In 1996, Ninos was forced to sell the property.
Ultimately, a condo developer purchased the land and constructed Magnolia Pointe Condominiums.
The photos in this post were submitted by Catherine Goretsky. In an email to Space Coast Daily, Goretsky wrote:
“These were originally 35 mm slides that my husband took in the summer of 1957. I scanned the slides into my computer and have had prints made of many of the slides that he took.
“If I remember right, the room rates were incredibly low – less than $10.00 per day. They served continental breakfast in the lobby. I do remember you paid for six days and the seventh day there was no charge for your room. Wow! Have things changed!”
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