Throughout the 19th century and in the first half of the 20th century, the Frascati Hotel and its beach were a luxury seaside resort. They thus appeared in several literary writings. In L’Écuyère, a novel written by Octave Mirbeau (1848-1917) as a ghostwriter, two lovers stay at the Frascati Hotel before they board a boat to America. In Le Crime de Rouletabille by Gaston Leroux (1868-1927), the two friends live in Trouville, but the crime is committed in Sainte-Adresse and they take a boat to have lunch at the Frascati Hotel. In the opening pages of L’Histoire de Romain d’Étretat by Alphonse Karr (1808-1890), who owned a house in Sainte-Adresse, the narrator’s small boat comes alongside the resort’s beach. In the second volume of his memoirs, Armand Salacrou (1899-1989) puts his mistress in this hotel.