In December of 1919, W. Herndon Hitchcock purchased the hotel and ran it with his sister, Marion Hitchcock, until his death in 1951. Marion retained ownership of the building and rented it to private residents until her death in 1981. Her will bequeathed the hotel to the City of Shafter with the request that it be kept as a historical monument. The city declared the hotel a historical landmark in 1982 and it was restored with the help of various grants from the state and community.2
Today the Green Hotel is used less as a hotel and more as a banquet hall. They host everything from birthday parties to weddings. It isn't often that they allow people to stay in the hotel because they lack the proper insurance and do not have someone living on the grounds to maintain the building. Today, tours are only given upon appointment as are reservations for events. Regardless of its age, the Green Hotel is a beautiful house with a rustic but refined interior and an enchanting back-yard space that is a popular wedding venue.