The hotel was opened in 1854 by Mr Isaiah Davies. It stayed in the ownership of the Davies family until the 1970s. The hotel underwent several additions and alterations including an alteration of the stables to the design of George Felton, the surveyor and agent to the Mostyn family. These alterations were made in 1878, the same year George Felton senior died.
Brief information on the hotel is contained in I. W. Jones' book Llandudno, Queen of the Welsh Resorts, 1975.