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what does this mean? hotel guest

Trudy Barch
 

 In the United States Census, 1940

·  ·  California

·  San Diego

·  San Diego Judicial Townsh..., Councilmanic District 6

 

The first line (as best as I can read it) says:

The following persons enumerated in the El Cortez Hotel block #3558.

 

My possible relatives and the whole page says hotel guest.   What does that mean?

 

I looked at Wikipedia and it says apartment-hotel.   Would that be similar to condominiums today?

 

Thank you,   Trudy Barch,  Florida

 

 

Susan&David
 


You can do a google search for the El Cortez, San Diego and find a wealth of information on line.

In addition to hotel rooms an apartment hotel has suites for rent at a monthly or longer rate.

In 1928, El Cortez had 85 apartment suites, available to rent for $100 per month, and 32 hotel rooms for $5 per day.

David Rosen, Boston MA



On 1/26/2020 8:15 PM, Trudy Barch wrote:

 In the United States Census, 1940

·  ·  California

·  San Diego

·  San Diego Judicial Townsh..., Councilmanic District 6

 

The first line (as best as I can read it) says:

The following persons enumerated in the El Cortez Hotel block #3558.

 

My possible relatives and the whole page says hotel guest.   What does that mean?

 

I looked at Wikipedia and it says apartment-hotel.   Would that be similar to condominiums today?

 

Thank you,   Trudy Barch,  Florida

 

 

susan.wolman
 

Much like today rooms would be rented by the week, there were many residential hotels in the past.   Think of the Madeline books with her living at the Plaza Hotel only probably a more downscale.   The hotel supplied cleaning service, linens, towels and you paid a set rate.   Room service for food was also available.


Susan Wolman
Researching:  WOLMAN (Minsk - Belarus, Albany, NY), COHEN/KAGAN (Gudel, Lithuania, Corona, Queens, NY), PALEY (Shatsk, Belarus, Albany, NY), POLIANSKI (Lithuania, New Jersey)