The plan of the Alcazar comprised three distinct units, the hotel, the baths, and the casino. The hotel portion at the front of the complex framed a lush landscaped courtyard lined with shops selling all manner of goods from evening gowns to oriental rugs. What distinguished the Alcazar from the grander Ponce de Leon Hotel was its indoor entertainment and recreational facilities, which proved popular with guests and locals alike. The baths, occupying the central section of the building, included Turkish (dry heat) and Russian (steam) baths, a cold plunge pool, massage rooms, and a gymnasium. The hotel promoted the health benefits of its facilities as a remedy for all manner of ailments including, “gout, rheumatism, liver and kidney diseases, neurasthenia and obesity.” At the rear of the complex was the grand casino, a substantial four-story structure housing the world’s largest public indoor swimming pool at the time, an archery range and bowling alley and, on its third floor, a stately ballroom. The Alcazar’s recreational facilities extended beyond the building, with tennis courts and a croquet lawn to the south.