It was designed by CC Ruwald and built in 1941. Ruwald also designed the Vauxhall Hotel, Granville which uses similar design to emphasise and enhance its corner location. It is a massive two storey brick hotel, colonnade at street level. Balcony stepped back. Parapet with winged horses as ornamentation. Topped by lantern. Unpainted. Decorative treatment reflects proximity of the racecourse.
Kass, T & Walker, M. (1988). Canterbury heritage study :inventory forms. Canterbury, N.S.W: Canterbury Municipal Council