The wonderful Casa Del Camino is open and busy. The Coast Inn may not have the same splendor but the one big difference are the front rooms built over the cliffs with a panoramic view of the ocean. At this stage the front of the hotel is only 3 stories. The article says “maid service”- my guess is my grandmother was the key worker. She told me how they would strip the beds and throw them over to the sidewalk below. Then bundle them together in time for pick up from a Santa Ana cleaning company.
Lynn Watkins was the Plaster contractor. He is a name I have known all my life here in Laguna. The article also states: “Those who had contracts in erecting of the building were the Smith Brothers, the general contractor. William Kindell, plumbing: Kenneth Browne, painting”.
Rates are $3.00 for one person and $4.50 for two people. Includes breakfast and free parking. Phone number is 1292.