Minnie's Hotel opened for business at 28 South Center Street, Stockton, Calif. in 1951.
The business was operated from the first by Mrs. Minnie McLane--later Dugger (1954), then
Palmer (1964). This establishment, located in an old, run-down neighborhood, catered
chiefly to agricultural workers and transients. Rooms were seventy-five cents a night
there at a time when the middle class considered Motel 6's six dollars per night rates a
true bargain. The Minnie Hotel ceased operation in 1965.