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The reputation New Brighton enjoys for her high-class, homelike hotels and hospitable landlords is an enviable one and reaches from ocean to ocean. To this reputation one of the most potent contributors is the Hotel Brighton. This popular hostelry is located at the corner of Fifth Avenue and Ninth Street, within easy distance of the railroad station, and close to the Post Office. It is a handsome three-story brick structure, with wide porch surrounding it, and well shaded by trees. It is fitted with every convenience and the service throughout is perfect. There are 30 rooms, newly furnished, having electric lights, call bells, baths, etc.
The office and parlors are attractively arranged, the dining room a model of neatness, and the commissariat contains every luxury the markets afford. A well-stocked bar is an attraction.
Mr. James L. Mayhew, the genial and attentive proprietor, who has had charge of the Hotel Brighton for the past two years, is one of the best known hotel men in this section. He is a prince of good fellows, a royal companion and a loyal friend, and enjoys the highest standing in the commercial and financial world. Among traveling men he has a large acquaintance and he makes a specialty of providing for their accommodation. In social and fraternal circles he is also prominent.