Hotel El Granada Historical

Hotel El Granada Historical (HM1X2A)

Location: Half Moon Bay, CA 94019 San Mateo County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 30.192', W 122° 28.3'

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Hotel El Granada, a two-story stucco building in the Mission-style opened in 1908 with twenty guest rooms upstairs and a ballroom downstairs. The town's first commercial building and site of the first post office boasted of piped in water and a modern sanitary system. Rates were two dollars a day.

The developers of the Ocean Shore Railroad catered free lunches at the hotel to attract vacationing families and home site buyers to Granada. "Jewel of the Coast" lots sold for $250 to $1000. After the demise of the railroad in 1920, the hotel hit hard times.

During Prohibition years, the hotel gained notoriety as a speakeasy. In later years the hotel became a dormitory for a local girls camp. Fire destroyed the hotel El Granada May 25, 1954. The two nearby steps remain to mark its entrance.
HM NumberHM1X2A
Year Placed2004
Placed ByDirk Muyskens and Jim Gordon
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, March 2nd, 2017 at 1:01am PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 546697 N 4150827
Decimal Degrees37.50320000, -122.47166667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 30.192', W 122° 28.3'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 30' 11.52" N, 122° 28' 18" W
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Area Code(s)650, 415
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 118 Ave Balboa, Half Moon Bay CA 94019, US
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