The City Inn on I-95, Bleak and Abandoned, Will Reopen as a Holiday Inn Again
One of the ugliest of the uglies on I-95, the abandoned ten story City Inn, is being renovated to become a Holiday Inn, its original hotel flag. A new ‘coming soon’ sign has appeared on the hotel’s east side facing the highway. Starting with that The Next Miami found some more info in a Miami Herald feature on abandoned buildings published a few years ago. It was built in 1969, just after the new I-95, from which it hoped to attract sleepy tourists and those taking longer Florida Keys-bound vacations. Instead, it couldn’t compete with the highways and a deteriorating neighborhood, becoming a Days Inn for a while, then the off-brand City Inn and popular prostitute and shady-person hang out, and now a halfway gutted-out carcass.