Page 32 (top) of the Glimpses of the New Coney Island book: Oriental Hotel - Manhattan Beach
Photograph of the Oriental Hotel from Manhattan Beach
"The Oriental Hotel, the most snobbish of the lot, served rich customers with their families who often stayed the entire summer. Weekends were the most crowded when passengers arrived on trains seventeen cars long. Cots were set up in the hotel's corridors to accommodate the overflow."