The historic and iconic Streamline Hotel has had many milestones over the years from The Birthplace of Stock Car Racing and Headquarters of the Women’s Auxiliary Army Corp during WWII to a more recent feature on Travel Channel’s Hotel Impossible. Streamline’s Art Deco architecture, Free Mason symbology and mysterious hotel safe add to her allure.
During renovations, a sealed tunnel entrance was discovered in the basement that used to lead directly to the beach.
The allure behind the tunnel includes stories of racing legends & locals stating drivers, mechanics, team owners, promoters & local elites would be escorted through the tunnel to the Streamline Hotel.
Later, A1A was widened to two lanes & the tunnel was sealed by the City of Daytona Beach.
In May of 2017 the historic Streamline Hotel officially crossed the finish-line of its $6 million renovation and reopened it’s doors to the public.
Owner Edmond Hennessy took great pride in keeping the historic aspect of the original hotel and adding elements of South Beach style to bring it up to date.
Every room on every floor has had great care taken to preserve history and give guests a high end stay from a boutique hotel that they keep coming back for.
On December 14, 1947 the landmark meeting that set the foundation for major-league stock car racing happened on the Rooftop of our Hotel, just steps from Daytona’s shores. The northern Florida beachfront had long been a site for automotive derring-do and land-speed records before stock car racing’s early growth. Sensing a need to organize and develop a rules structure and standards for promotion, Bill France Sr. and other prominent figures in the sport kicked off a three-day meeting with the intent of creating a sanctioning body.Those talks ended Feb. 21, 1948 with the founding of NASCAR.
"The purpose of this association is to unite all stock car racing under one set of rules; to set up a benevolent fund and a national point standing system whereby only one stock car driver will be crowned national champion."
-Bill France, Sr.