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Herrmann Hall

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Herrmann Hall
Hotel Del Monte


Structure in General

low-rise building
existing [completed]
applied masonry
spanish colonial revival


military office
military apartments


  • The 5-story east and west wings (131,000 square feet in total built in 1888) scheduled for demolition in 2004.
  • Hotel Del Monte opened in 1880 and was once the largest hotel in central California and starting point for the world famous 17 Mile Drive.
  • Used by the Navy as a pre-flight school from November 1942, purchased 627-acre site in 1948 for $2.13 million, NPS established December 1951.
  • The original hotel wings were completed in 1879 in Swiss Gothic style, burned to the ground in 1887 and rebuilt in Spanish Colonial Revival style.
  • Winner of the 2007 Preservation Design Award presented at the 24th Annual Preservation Design Awards ceremony held in San Francisco.
  • The completed $31 million renovation project was dedicated in a special ceremony on June 11, 2007.
  • In September 2004, a $31 million contract was awarded to Solpac Inc. of San Diego for the Presidential renovation project.
  • Back in the late 1800s Charles Crocker built a railroad line between San Francisco and Monterey just to bring guests to the Hotel Del Monte, one of the country's truly great social spas of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
  • Presidential Executive Order 106, signed by President Bush on March 3, 2003, ordered those in charge of federal facilities, military or civilian, to be stewards of their historic properties. Thus, the Navy is renovating the two 118-year-old wings and Herrmann Hall.

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Features & Amenities

  • One of the city's famous buildings
  • City landmark
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