BUILT IN 1888
When the resort first opened in 1888, the front porch consisted of a large veranda which ran across the entire front elevation of the hotel, from the Ballroom to the Crown Room. This entryway was an inviting place to welcome guests and even contained a separate entrance for single women, a common feature in the conservative Victorian era.
COMPLETED IN AUGUST 2021
The hotel’s original front porch veranda will be meticulously restored while non-historic additions are removed. As part of the project, the beautiful Queen Calafia stained glass window will be restored and placed in its original second floor location. Additional stained glass windows will also be recreated from historic photos and added to the front porch.
The beautifully restored front porch is now open and welcoming guests with grandeur and warmth. Del guests will now have the opportunity to sit in rocking chairs and enjoy a cool glass of lemonade as they take in the ocean breezes and resort views.