Room Key, Tourist Hotel, 1960s

The Commercial Hotel was rebranded as the Tourist Hotel when it was updated in 1936. Renovations to the 42 room hotel included tiled bathrooms and lavatories, and hot and cold running water to wash basins in each room. A drawback for the hotel was its distance from the surf and bathing beaches with a guest in 1923 noting ‘Have had numerous dips in the surf. Only drawback is we have to walk about 1/2 mile’.