The Creel has been welcoming guests for quite a while. Our Smiddy Museum (entrance free, open all year), here in St. Margaret's Hope helped me find this picture of the Creel (the St. Margaret's Hotel) which dates back a touch over a century.
We don't have the market day on the esplanade any more, but the rest is quite unchanged and instantly recognisable.
Museum here: https://www.facebook.com/smiddymuseum/)
So, if you've got a time machine, I recommend checking out the old Creel: I'm sure the room rates and the cost of meals there are lower.
On the other hand, I can safely guarantee that today's Creel still uses Orkney produce and that it has a far better wine list (no expensive time machine required – and you know how dangerous the cheap ones are!)
I like to take photos and am fond of clichés - so I'll say I find them to be worth a thousand words.