The old hotel was moved to an adjacent site in Queens Parade, so that the new hotel could be built. The old wooden building was used as a staff residence and boarding-house until it was demolished in 1938.
|Ref: D_GSV-0009, Esplanade Hotel, c. 1909, North Auckland Research Centre|
|Ref: 35-R219, Esplanade Hotel c. 1910-1919, Sir George Grey Special Collections|
More information about the hotel can be found in Auckland Council's 'North Shore Heritage Volume 2: North Shore Area Studies & Scheduled Items List' and the 'The Esplanade Hotel, Devonport, Auckland: research project' (1997) by Felicity Gamble.