Post by TheWallsScreamedPoetry on Dec 22, 2004 17:50:57 GMT
I am a guide to the labyrinth Come & see me in the green hotel Rm. 32 I will be there after 9:30 p.m.
I will show you the girl of the ghetto I will show you the burning well I will show you strange people haunted, beast-like, on the verge of evolution
Fear The Lords who are secret among us
Anyone got any good photos and tales of the Alta Cienega Motel where Jim spent a lot of his time and perhaps wrote some wonderful material. It is featured at the end of HWY with the famous Room 32 and recently the Living TV series Dead Famous featured Jim in an episode that featured a segment at the end in Room 32 which is now covered in graffitti, poems scrawled on the walls and pictures of Jim which is in stark contrast to what Michael found.
You can read Michael Whites superb tale (which was written exclusively for TheDoors4Scorpywag back in July 2001) of spending 3 days at Alta Cienega Motel for the 30th anniversary of Jim's passing here. 3 Days @ Jim' Joint... features.waiting-forthe-sun.net/Pages/3days.html
Post by TheWallsScreamedPoetry on Apr 30, 2005 14:12:06 GMT
Alta Cienega Motel 1005 North La Cienega Blvd West Hollywood, CA 90069 (310) 652-5797 Current Rates....
We try our best to offer lower rates than other motels and lodges in the area. Our rates are subject to possible changes. Room Type Daily Price One Double Bed (1 Person) $57 One Double Bed (2 People) $61 One Double Bed + One Single Bed $66 Jim Morrison Room $66 Two Double Beds $70
All rates listed above do not include any applicable taxes. We offer great discounts to our returning customers! We also offer great discounts if you stay here for over three consecutive nights. If you stay here for seven days, we only charge $50 per night for one person and $55 for two people. If you find cheaper rates in the area, please let us know. We will be happy to negotiate our price and accomodate your needs.
Post by TheWallsScreamedPoetry on Apr 30, 2005 14:28:49 GMT
Jim Morrison's former room at West Hollywood's Alta Cienega Motel is something of a shrine. And if you want to break on through to the other side, you'll have to pay extra.
Celebrities spend a good deal of their lives on the road, and you can only expect the hotel industry to capitalize on any brush with fame. Hosting famous guests, however, can be a mixed blessing. Certainly, a fair share of inns wished, in retrospect, that Kobe Bryant, Mike Tyson and countless other misbehaving celebs had brought their business elsewhere. In fact, it's hard to even imagine how the last 32 years of scandal headlines would read if certain politicians during the 1972 presidential election had chosen to run their campaign from anywhere other than Washington, D.C.'s Watergate Hotel.
But assuming no one dies and no one gets busted, the value of the hotel room goes up when the rock star checks out. Not all establishments look to cash in, but plenty do.
"If you're lucky enough to have a big guest, you're making yourself different," says Chris Epting, author of Marilyn Monroe Dyed Here (Santa Monica Press), a virtual roadmap of Hollywood and pop culture history.
A Saturday night stay at the Ballantines Hotel in Palm Springs, Calif., jumps from $165 to $265 if you want the Marilyn Monroe "Pretty in Pink Suite," the place the sex goddess slipped away to when she needed peace.
"If sleeping where Einstein snoozed isn't cool enough, how about nodding off in the powder-pink bedroom of Marilyn Monroe?" boasts the hotel's Web site.
Several hotels, including New York's Carlyle Hotel, are rumored to be sites for trysts between Monroe and John F. Kennedy during their long-rumored affair, and Epting documents them, although the hotel hardly takes credit for such a dubious honor.
To be sure, when scandal rocks the country, the travel industry sends in more than housekeeping to clean up the mess. New York's Regency hotel isn't so quick to point out that you may be staying in the very room where Frank Gifford got caught cheating on Kathie Lee, info you'll find in Peter Greenberg's new book, The Travel Detective (Villard).
Here's a look at several hotels — some quite humble — that have earned a small place in history and have become tourist destinations, simply because they offer rabid fans an opportunity to sleep in a room — and sometimes the very same bed — once occupied by the rich and fabulous.
1. The Lizard King's Lair: Come on, baby, light your fire, in Room 32 at the Alta Cienega Motel, better known as a $10-a-night dive back in the late 1960s when Jim Morrison became the seedy hotel's most famous resident.
These days, the Alta Cienega is a $60-a-night dive, but you'll have to pay an extra $10 for the "Jim Morrison Room," as it's proclaimed on a door plate in honor of the self-described Lizard King.
At the time the Doors legend moved in, a DWI charge had left him without a driver's license. The West Hollywood motel had the advantage of being near the band's office, not to mention the singer's hangout, Barney's Beanery, and his favorite strip clubs.
To prove they've spent the night on Morrison's personal version of "Love Street," fans typically ask the front desk to photocopy the room key. Graffiti on the walls claims that "Jim Morrison is alive and well in South Africa."
"That's the trouble with reality!.... it's taken far too seriously! I do hope God is good to me and Santa Claus to the children! Celebrate...this parties over...I'm going home!"
I stayed three nights in THE ROOM, we had no problems with booking it. Sheila called the motel 6-7 weeks before our arrival and we got it!!! We had terrific time! Lucky ladies in the City of Lights! Cars hissed by our window... so many memories...
For those of you who have been long time guests of the Alta Cienega Motel you will be pleased to hear that management of the motel will be returned to the folks that have oversaw the facilities during the 1970's through the mid 2000's.
We are aware of the complaints regarding the operation of the motel in recent years, and we have already begun make major improvements to the facilities.
During the remodeling we will be open for business. If you would like to make a reservation to visit us or like to ask questions you may call us or e-mail us at the contact information below.
Please visit this website again in the near future, as we are in the process of adding some cool stuff to it.
Address: 1005 North La Cienega Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069 Phone: 310-652-5797 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
One Bed Our Classic Standard rooms include one full-sized bed, shower, cable television, wi-fi high speed internet in room.
$69 includes tax
One Bed Two occupants, one full-sized bed, shower, cable television, wi-fi high speed internet in room.
$74 includes tax
Two Beds Three occupants, one full-sized bed and one twin-sized bed, shower, cable television, wi-fi high speed internet in room.
$79 includes tax
Jim Morrison Room (room 32) One or Two occupants, one full-sized bed, shower, street view, uniquely decorated (see google images or youtube), Jim's spirit?, wi-fi high speed internet in room.
$79 includes tax Check In time: Anytime rooms are vacant Check Out time: 11 AM Cancellations must be made 24 hours prior to scheduled arrival time.
All rates are subject to availability.
Check out the new coat of paint. But that's not all; we will be refurbishing every room. Also, towels and other ammenities have already been upgraded. The entire motel looks clean and proper! www.altacienega.com/Photos.html