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Infiltration Forums > US: Southeast > The Getaway Bay Hotel and Convention Center(Viewed 3321 times)
ProperBryan location:
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The Getaway Bay Hotel and Convention Center
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Recently we discovered a new place that nobody has said anything about and according to the internet, is still open. After undergoing financial troubles, probably from the many bad reviews it received online, it closed a few years ago. The property is still kept after pretty well for a closed building and there is a lot of security cars around the property. Getting in and out is a bit difficult when there is full electricity, every door chained shut, and no broken windows, but we managed to find a way without B&E.

The condition of the location makes us believe that we are the first ones inside besides property owners since it was closed. After we were inside, we noticed beeping and found that the fire alarm and security alarm were breached but no police or security ever came to check it out. I guess they drove around and saw no broken windows or something. Also, a phone continued to ring in one of the locked up gift shops for about an hour.

Anyway, here are the pictures of this amazing place.








































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miber location:
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Re: The Getaway Bay Hotel and Convention Center
<Reply # 1 on 9/19/2014 5:52 AM >
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It was a fun day of exploring with btpp and Reptile. Here are some of my favorite pics from the day:


There was a disco ball room.


Maintenance area.




Part of the lobby.


Creepy service hallway.


Ice cream store we couldn't get into. Inside here is where the phone started ringing corresponding with the beeping noises every urbexer loves. The phone rang for literally an hour and nobody ever showed up.


The green ballroom.


And the ballroom on the other side of the partition from the green ballroom.

Thanks for looking! I have a bunch more photos that aren't as aesthetically pleasing that I may upload later. Also we recorded some video of the explore that we'll get around to editing eventually.


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Sholuck location:
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Re: The Getaway Bay Hotel and Convention Center
<Reply # 2 on 9/19/2014 11:56 AM >
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Beautiful set. It doesn't even remotely resemble an abandonment.



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Re: The Getaway Bay Hotel and Convention Center
<Reply # 3 on 9/19/2014 12:02 PM >
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Wow, nice find!



Oelky location:
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Re: The Getaway Bay Hotel and Convention Center
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Fucking awesome man.
Your photos are the perfect amount of dark to emphasize where the light comes through. Not the best sentence I've ever written, but you get the point.



latinvixen location:
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Re: The Getaway Bay Hotel and Convention Center
<Reply # 5 on 9/19/2014 5:30 PM >
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Love this great to hear you found a way in.



miber location:
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Re: The Getaway Bay Hotel and Convention Center
<Reply # 6 on 9/19/2014 6:48 PM >
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Posted by Sholuck
Beautiful set. It doesn't even remotely resemble an abandonment.

It photographs that way but when you're there it definitely feels like one. Its just that there is no vandalism so the decay is all natural. Dead insects everywhere, rainwater coming in through broken soggy ceiling tiles, peeling wallpapers, and that familiar musty smell many abandoned buildings have. Strange thing is the hotel hasn't been closed that long, I have a feeling it had started its decay before it officially closed. This hunch is supported by the writings of employees on staff area whiteboards talking about how much of a dump the place was, as well as the online reviews of the place.

I should also mention before anyone tries to google it or chastise us for name dropping, "Getaway Bay" is completely made up.


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Re: The Getaway Bay Hotel and Convention Center
<Reply # 7 on 9/19/2014 7:03 PM >
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Fantastic set !!!

The wheelchair pic looks like it's "disco" dancing solo





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Re: The Getaway Bay Hotel and Convention Center
<Reply # 8 on 9/19/2014 11:24 PM >
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was open for years and then closed around 06/07. several attempts were made at that time but security was living on the property. only some exterior urbex was done. rumor has it that around that same time, someone cut off a chain to the lobby (pictured above) doors and for a couple years after that, was impossible to attempt.

ps cutting chains etc = bad news, dont do it



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Sholuck location:
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Re: The Getaway Bay Hotel and Convention Center
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Posted by arsytee

It photographs that way but when you're there it definitely feels like one. Its just that there is no vandalism so the decay is all natural. Dead insects everywhere, rainwater coming in through broken soggy ceiling tiles, peeling wallpapers, and that familiar musty smell many abandoned buildings have. Strange thing is the hotel hasn't been closed that long, I have a feeling it had started its decay before it officially closed. This hunch is supported by the writings of employees on staff area whiteboards talking about how much of a dump the place was, as well as the online reviews of the place.

I should also mention before anyone tries to google it or chastise us for name dropping, "Getaway Bay" is completely made up.


Yeah. The pictures definitely don't show any of that.



Skye_Ann location:
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Re: The Getaway Bay Hotel and Convention Center
<Reply # 10 on 9/20/2014 2:05 AM >
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Wow... Very nice, haha. This is amazing.



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Posted by nomeus
ps cutting chains etc = bad news, dont do it


+1





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Re: The Getaway Bay Hotel and Convention Center
<Reply # 12 on 9/20/2014 4:17 AM >
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On a side note and outside nomeus's response:

the fact that the site had power concerns me.

that's borderline.




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miber location:
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Re: The Getaway Bay Hotel and Convention Center
<Reply # 13 on 9/20/2014 5:12 AM >
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Posted by Revolution
On a side note and outside nomeus's response:

the fact that the site had power concerns me.

that's borderline.



We didn't break anything or pick any locks to get in, so I didn't feel like we were doing anything morally wrong, but there's definitely more risk on a site that has power. The place wasn't fully powered up though, I'd say about 50% of the building had power. There's no way anyone could ever reopen this building anyway without an insane amount of work. Our pictures make it look mint, but if you look more closely it definitely isn't. In my 4th pic you can see a big dark spot on the carpet, and holes in the ceiling past the skylight. It rained while we were in there and plenty of water was coming in all over the lobby. There were piles of soggy ceiling debris in the middle of a lot of these puddles too. You can see another puddle in my 6th pic, and in my last pic, to the left of where my flashlight is shining is a bunch of peeling wallpaper. There were also some hallways that were flooded and larger areas of caved-in ceilings.



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Re: The Getaway Bay Hotel and Convention Center
<Reply # 14 on 9/20/2014 1:23 PM >
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Nice pictures!!!



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Re: The Getaway Bay Hotel and Convention Center
<Reply # 15 on 9/22/2014 4:14 AM >
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Great set, great location. Congrats. I heard it was a rough entry



miber location:
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Re: The Getaway Bay Hotel and Convention Center
<Reply # 16 on 10/15/2014 8:21 PM >
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Finally finished up editing our video of this location, check it out here:



We wanted to include our entry into the building because of how crazy-awesome it was, buuuut its probably a bit smarter of us that we didn't.



Skye_Ann location:
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Re: The Getaway Bay Hotel and Convention Center
<Reply # 17 on 10/16/2014 6:25 PM >
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Posted by arsytee
Finally finished up editing our video of this location, check it out here:



We wanted to include our entry into the building because of how crazy-awesome it was, buuuut its probably a bit smarter of us that we didn't.


I don't know what the statute of limitations is where you / this building are - but having a video that clearly shows your face, then shows you inside probably isn't a good idea... Photos are harder to use as evidence because they can't prove YOU took them. But with the video, they can prove it's you... Just be careful. If it's as high risk a location as nomeus makes it seem, you might get in some major trouble if someone with authority of the place finds out.



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Re: The Getaway Bay Hotel and Convention Center
<Reply # 18 on 10/24/2014 1:48 AM >
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SECURITY is on high alert over here. The POOLS and SPAS are worth the photography during SUNRISE. Watch that trolling security truck and blue Scion TC



ProperBryan location:
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Re: The Getaway Bay Hotel and Convention Center
<Reply # 19 on 10/24/2014 2:00 AM >
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Posted by 808Shirts
SECURITY is on high alert over here. The POOLS and SPAS are worth the photography during SUNRISE. Watch that trolling security truck and blue Scion TC


Yeah... never go here.



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