The two storey building on the waterfront was once the "watering hole for the local farmes, wharfies (the ship loaders), plus all the sailors from the ships. It would have really been a hive of activity for the area after a hard days work.
As the railway came and the larger ships could not moor, Port Germein was downsized to almost a ghost town and the hotel closed. The beachfront building was opened as a general store throughout 1970's but has since closed and the building has been restored back its original hotel appearance.
That's not to say there is no hotel. In fact it's quite the opposite. A busy little pub is now located in High street and services the locals and the many visitors at the caravan park and with holiday homes.
Port Germein Hotel as it is today