Although the spelling of the name of the original Indian village at Weirs Beach has now been standardized as "Aquedoctan", the hotel, built in 1886, used a "K" instead of a "C" in the spelling of its name.
Around 1925 the hotel was renamed the Pleasant View.
The Pleasant View in the 1930's.
The Pleasant View in the 1940's. A more pleasant appearance, with the added canopies and flower boxes.
Around 1950 the hotel was renamed the Park View. The new sign over the front door advertised its Cocktail Lounge. This was perhaps the beginning of the establishment's transformation from a hotel to a restaurant and bar. While in later years, rooms were still available upstairs, the main business became the sale of alcohol.
In the late 1950's the hotel was renamed the Eden Roc.
In the 1970's, the hotel was renamed the Dragon Villa. A Chinese restaurant operated on the first floor.
In the 1980's the hotel was renamed the Sand Bar Beach Resort. It was at this time that extensive renovations occured that drastically altered the look of the building.
In 1996, the hotel was renamed the Weirs Beach Smokehouse.
In 2010, the hotel was renamed the Wide Open Saloon. It operated for one summer season under the new name. On Friday, September 17, 2010, the hotel was destroyed by fire.