Story: Hotels and motels

First-floor plan, Ōamaru hotel, 1863 (2nd of 2)

This plan shows the first floor of a typical mid-19th century hotel, with bedrooms running off internal passages. An internal wall separates the two grades of accommodation. In larger hotels sitting and writing rooms were often found amongst the bedrooms.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: Plans-99-020-009
Plans by William Beatson

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Paul Christoffel, 'Hotels and motels - Types of early hotels', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 16 July 2024)

Story by Paul Christoffel, published 11 Mar 2010