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This thread is a compiled list of motels, hotels , bed & breakfasts , hostels & places you wouldn't want your mother to see you in.

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This section has been divided by state.

Arkansas

The Belladonna - Eureka Springs, AR
http://www.estc.net/belladonna/
2 unit Bed & Breakfast – restored cottage one unit on each floor

Turpentine Creek - Eureka Springs, AR
http://www.turpentinecreek.org/lodging.html
Bed & Breakfast , can be a bit hard to get to sleep due to its connection with a big cat rescue center

Palace Hotel - Eureka Springs, AR
http://www.palacehotelbathhouse.com/
restored Victorian

Rouges - Eureka Springs, AR
http://www.roguesmanor.com/
several properties around the area all different

Basin Park - Eureka Springs, AR
http://www.basinpark.com/
listed in Ripley’s Believe It or Not, seven floors straight up from sidewalk and all floors are considered ground floors
Others can be found: www.eurekasprings.org

Arizona

The Shady Dell -  Bisbee, Arizona
http://www.theshadydell.com/

California :

Orbitin - Palm Springs, California
http://www.orbitin.com/

Madonna Inn - San Luis Obispo , CA
http://www.madonnainn.com/

Hotel Tomo - San Francisco, Japantown
http://www.jdvhotels.com/tomo?cid=GL_TOM

Custom Hotel - Los Angeles , CA
http://www.customhotel.com/

Viceroy -Santa Monica, CA
http://www.viceroysantamonica.com/index.html

Marriott Suites- Anaheim, CA
https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/ … tt-suites/

Hilton - Anaheim, CA
http://www1.hilton.com/en_US/hi/hotel/S … CSGBIW222Q
Nice Suites. Open Courtyards. White Walls with large windows for good light.

Renaissance Long Beach Hotel - Long Beach , CA
https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/ … ach-hotel/
Nice Suites - Good Views

Renaissance Hollywood Hotel & Spa - Los Angeles,CA
https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/ … l-and-spa/
Nice Large Suites....Unique/Contemporary furniture. Good Natural Light. Views of the Hollywood hills and sign.

Airport Marriott -  Los Angeles,CA
https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/ … -marriott/
Rooms are small and really nothing special - The pool and courtyard area are very nice in the evening.

Marriott Bayview - Newport Beach ,CA
https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/ … t-bayview/
Nice Suites.....Decent views of the Bay.  Nice Grounds to shoot on.

Marriott Hotel & Spa - Newport Beach ,CA
https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/ … l-and-spa/
Very Nice Suites.  A few decent views of the ocean.

JW Marriott Hotel - San Francisco , CA
https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/ … francisco/
Good city views. Contemprary furniture. Nice Suites.

Hilton - San Francisco , CA
http://www1.hilton.com/en_US/hi/hotel/S … dations.do
No Suites, Small rooms.....GREAT city views!  Great Spa.

Marriott Hotel & Marina - San Diego , CA
https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/ … nd-marina/
Good Water Views.  Decent suites.

Marriott Mission Valley - San Diego ,CA
https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/ … on-valley/
OK rooms.  Nice Pool/Courtyard area.

Shangri-La Hotel - Santa Monica , CA
http://www.shangrila-hotel.com/
Get ocean view, as high up as possible. Top floor has balconies.
http://modelmayhm-9.vo.llnwd.net/d1/photos/070927/14/46fbf95693827_m.jpg

Coast Anabelle Hotel - Burbank , CA
http://www.safariburbank.com/
The Coast Anabelle Hotel is across the street from, and I think owned by same folks, as the Safari Inn, which is itself a real treat.
Huge windows in the suites, this one faced west.
http://modelmayhm-9.vo.llnwd.net/d1/photos/070927/14/46fbf99bb465c_m.jpg

Chateau Marmont - West Hollywood , CA
http://www.chateaumarmont.com/
I stayed there, but never shot there. It was Helmut Newton's U.S. residence, and he did a lot of work there. Fabulous hotel, but as I recall the light's not great.

Farmer's Daughter -  West Hollywood , CA
http://www.farmersdaughterhotel.com/hotels.htm

Beverly-Laurel Motor Hotel - West Hollywood , CA
http://travel.yahoo.com/p-hotel-397129- … or_hotel-i

The Resort Squaw Creek-  Olympic Valley, CA
http://www.squawcreek.com/

The Standard - Los Angeles,CA
http://www.standardhotels.com/los-angeles/

Roosevelt Hotel - Hollywood , CA
http://www.hollywoodroosevelt.com/

Traveler's Hotel - Salinas, Ca
http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review … ornia.html

The Phoenix - San Francisco , CA
www.jdvhotels.com/phoenix
Very hip motel with a great pool/courtyard area. Many touring bands stay here when in SF.

La Quinta INN- Ventura, CA
http://www.lq.com/lq//properties/proper … propId=655

Santa Maria Inn - Santa Maria , CA
http://www.santamariainn.com/

The Cadillac Hotel -Venice Beach , CA
http://www.thecadillachotel.com/index.html

Safari Inn , Burbank , CA
http://www.coasthotels.com/hotels/usa/c … n/overview

Hotel Oceana - Santa Monica, CA
http://www.hoteloceanasantabarbara.com/

Hotel des Arts - San Francisco , CA
http://www.sfhoteldesarts.com/paintedrooms.php

Colorado

Interlocken -Denver , CO
http://www.omnihotels.com/FindAHotel/De … ocken.aspx
Great views if on mountain side of property.

Connecticut

The Duncan Hotel - New Haven, Connecticut
http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review … ticut.html
OLDEST/CREEPIEST/TRASHIEST hotels I've ever stayed at.  It has an "Adam's Family" feel to it (lobby area, staircase & hallways), but the actual rooms are just normal trashy rooms.   I can't even find pictures of it online!
I went to New Haven for a conference, and stayed here.  It has really dark walls, a large staircase, very old looking doors, hall-ways... and the oldest elevator ever!  (I'm kidding... but I think there's a sign on the wall that says it's the oldest operating in the Northeast, or Connecticut... something like that.)
Anyway - reviews are above... most of them are pretty terrible, but that's what makes it so good!

Winvian  - Morris Near Litchfield, Connecticut
http://www.winvian.com/

District of Columbia

The Tabard Inn - Washington DC
http://www.tabardinn.com/

The Mandrian- Washington DC
http://www.frommers.com/destinations/wa … 50000.html

Hotel Helix - Washington DC
http://www.hotelhelix.com/

Florida

Lucky Boy Motel - Hollywood, FL
http://www.flickr.com/photos/miamitom/1198621786/

The Clinton Hotel - South Beach, FL
http://www.clintonsouthbeach.com/discover.htm
It is a beautiful hotel. The rooms are awesome. Great for a photo shoot.
It is very close to the beach and to nightclubs.

The National Hotel - Miami Beach , FL
http://www.nationalhotel.com/

Casa Monica Hotel - St. Augustine, FL
http://www.casamonica.com/

The Hotel Chelsea - Miami Beach, Fla.
http://www.southbeachgroup.com/chelsea. … nAodKzRGeg

Georgia

WHotel - Midtown Atlanta , GA
www.Whotels.com/Atlanta

Hawaii

Kahala - Oahu,HI
http://www.kahalaresort.com/
Private beach.  A dolphin pool which you can watch and if you got $$ swim with them.  Be sure to get an oceanside room or suite.

Illinois

Budget Host Inn ,Greenup IL
http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review … inois.html

W Hotel - Chicago , IL
http://www.starwoodhotels.com/whotels/p … rtyID=2005
Sexiest hotel I've ever stayed in.  Too bad the model I had lined up flaked.


The Rainbow Motel - Chicago, IL.
http://chicago-hotels.tripadvisor.com/H … inois.html

Iowa

Okoboji Avenue Inn - Milford, Iowa
http://www.okobojiinn.com/
Cool room, cheap compared to everything else in the area.

Kentucky

21C Museum Hotel - Louisville, KY
http://www.21cmuseumhotel.com/

Louisiana


Iberville Suites -New Orleans , LA
www.ibervillesuites.com
Actually is the back part of the Ritz.

Hotel St. Marie -New Orleans , LA
www.hotelstmarie.com
Super nice suites.

Prince Conti - New Orleans , LA
www.princecontihotel.com

Massachusetts

Onyx Hotel - Boston , MA
www.onyxhotel.com

Michigan

Grand Hotel - Mackinac Island Michigan
http://www.grandhotel.com/
The movie "Somewhere in time" with Christopher Reeves was filmed there.

Missouri

The Hyatt Regency Crown Center - Kansas City, MO
www.crowncenter.hyatt.com/

Montana

Big 5 Motel - Billings, MT
http://travel.yahoo.com/p-hotel-375475-big_5_motel-i

Nevada

Boulder Dam Hotel - Boulder City, NV.
http://www.boulderdamhotel.com/

Artisan Hotel - Las Vegas , NV
http://www.theartisanhotel.com/
eclectic place, nice rooms for photos, no freekin casino, good bar, close to the strip.

The Wynn - Las Vegas , NV
http://www.wynnlasvegas.com/

The Palms - Las Vegas , NV
http://www.palms.com/

The Orleans - Las Vegas, NV
www.orleanscasino.com/
Good prices, spacious rooms

The Sahara - Las Vegas, NV
www.saharavegas.com/

Bellagio - Las Vegas, NV
http://www.bellagio.com/

The Signature @ MGM Grand - Las Vegas, NV
www.signaturemgmgrand.com
The price tag is a bit high. Came with a fully stocked kitchen and pop-up TV's and all.

New Mexico

Friendship Inn - Tucumcari, NM
http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserRevi … exico.html

Miss Gail's Inn - Aztec, New Mexico
http://www.missgailsinn.com/
No pictures or site, but if you look it up you'll find it's rumored to be haunted. It's gorgeous and vintage-y inside

New Jersey

Trump Marina - Atlantic City, NJ
http://www.trumpmarina.com/rooms-suites/index.cfm
The suites here are delightfully tacky, specially if you get one that has not been renovated!!! You can't book them on weekends because they hold them all for highroller comps, but go Mon - Thur nights and request an upgrade. Most have floor to ceiling windows.

Caribbean Motel - Wildwood Crest, NJ
http://www.caribbeanmotel.com/

The Royal Court -  Wildwood NJ
http://royalcourtmotel.com/

Feather Nest Inn - Cherry Hill, NJ
http://www.feathernestinn.com/
They have fantasy suites (caves, pirate, space, etc.), romance suites (garden, oriental, etc.), theme suites (Tahitian, desert, etc.), and standard suites.

New York

The Algonquin Hotel - New York City, NY
http://www.algonquinhotel.com/
Holy freaking cool.  Very small.  I don't remember there being any windows.  But DAMN, there's a reason Dorothy Parker, et al were drawn there.

Hotel Chelsea  , New York City, NY
http://www.hotelchelsea.com
one of the best I have been in...... but that was before they cleaned it up...still a interesting place....

Queens Motor Inn - Queen, NY
http://www.ny-hotels-review.com/?n=quee … mp;t=hotel
It's a kind of a run-down place with graffiti on the mirrors that I had a shoot in once.

Hotel on Rivington
http://www.hotelonrivington.com/
Great wide open views of the skyline...  our suite was overlooking the Empire State Building et al.  I should put up those images again.

The  Hollywood  Motel- Farmingdale, NY
http://www.hollywood-motel.com/
One  of  the  original  hot sheet tacky motels on long island.

Carlton Arms Hotel - East side of Manhattan , NY
http://www.carltonarms.com/
cheap rates and individually artist painted rooms

Kate's Lazy Meadow Motel - Mt. Tremper, NY
http://www.lazymeadow.com/

Greenpoint Hotel - Brooklyn, NY
http://outside.in/places/greenpoint-hotel-brooklyn
crack whore motel

Bushwick Hotel - Brooklyn, NY
(718) 386-1801 171 Bushwick Ave
crack whore motel

Affinia Manhattan - New York, NY
http://www.affinia.com/New-York-City-Ho … -Manhattan
Not the Carlton Arms, but the best hotel value I know of in NYC. A good size 1 bedroom suite with full kitchen for about the same price as a closet with wall to wall bed at most other Manhattan properties.  Across the street from Madison Square Gardens. The shots in my port marked NYC were shot here.

Gramercy Park Hotel - New York, NY
http://www.gramercyparkhotel.com/
This was a really funky old hotel when I stayed there in the 80s, and reasonably priced for a Manhattan hotel. I saw Paul Shaffer in the elevator, and someone told me later that he lived there. Unfortunately, it looks like they went upscale and remodeled.

Hotel Gansevoort - New York, NY
http://www.hotelgansevoort.com/
Check out the pool on the roof

The Duane Street Hotel - New York City , NY
http://www.duanestreethotel.com/


North Carolina

The Velvet Cloak Inn - Raleigh, NC
http://www.velvetcloakinn.com/

Oregon

McMenamins
http://www.mcmenamins.com/


Pennsylvania

The Ritz Carlton- Philadelphia , PA
http://www.ritzcarlton.com/en/Propertie … efault.htm

Tennesee

Union Station Hotel - Nashville, TN
http://www.unionstationhotelnashville.com

The Hermitage Hotel - Nashville, TN
http://www.thehermitagehotel.com

Opryland Hotel - Nashville, TN
http://www.gaylordhotels.com/gaylord-opryland/

Hotel Preston - Nashville, TN
http://www.hotelpreston.com/

Franklin Marriott-Cool Springs - Nashville, TN
http://maps.google.com/maps?ie=UTF8&oe= … qeqwKGgpkF
Standard hotel room.  Clean, without much character.  The hotel's restaurant had a GREAT breakfast buffet with some fantastic biscuits and gravy.

Drury Inn-Airport - Nashville, TN
http://maps.google.com/maps?num=100&hl= … jcqAKJta0N
Slightly small room, but clean.  Also, not much character.  But they serve complementary drinks and snacks at happy hour.

The Heartbreak Hotel - Memphis, TN
http://www.elvis.com/epheartbreakhotel/

Texas

Melrose Hotel - Dallas TX
http://www.warwickmelrosedallas.com/
Again, high up and ask for a room where you'll have either morning or afternoon light, whichever you prefer. This was shot in the bathroom of a suite, window facing west, late afternoon.
18+
http://www.modelmayhem.com/pic.php?pic_ … id=4009756

This was in the bedroom of the suite, windows facing south, late afternoon.
http://modelmayhm-9.vo.llnwd.net/d1/photos/070927/14/46fbf93d5a24c_m.jpg

Mandalay - Dallas ,TX
http://www.omnihotels.com/FindAHotel/Da … dalay.aspx

Renaissance - Dallas, TX  (World Trade Center)
http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/d … las-hotel/

Hotel Icon - Houston, TX
http://www.hotelicon.com/

Driskill Hotel - Austin ,TX
http://www.driskillhotel.com/

ZaZa Hotel - Houston , TX
http://www.hotelzaza.com/houston/

Austin Motel - Austin ,TX
http://www.austinmotel.com/

The San Jose Hotel - - Austin ,TX
http://www.sanjosehotel.com/

Tremont House - Galveston, TX
http://www.wyndham.com/hotels/GLSTH/main.wnt

Hotel Galvez - Galveston , TX
http://www.wyndham.com/hotels/GLSHG/main.wnt

Washington

Tides Inn - Port Townsend, WA
http://www.tides-inn.com/
Where the love scene from Officer and a Gentleman was filmed

Ace Hotel - Seattle, WA
http://www.acehotel.com/seattle/
Was told they're lenient with people shooting in the hotel with prior notice.

Hotel 1000 - Seattle, WA
http://www.hotel1000seattle.com/
Same as above.

Wisconsin

Candlewood Suites - Madison, Wisc
http://www.ichotelsgroup.com/h/d/cw/1/en/hotel/msnfb
Great room, reasonable price, good service

Wyoming

Virginian Hotel - Medicine Bow, WY
http://www.medicinebow.org/virginian/index.htm


Random resources

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Try http://momandpopmotels.com/
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Posts: 11,189
Nashville, Tennessee, US


This section is dedicated to Hostels.

United States Hostels

Adelaide - San Francisco
http://www.adelaidehostel.com/

Music City - Nashville , TN
http://www.musiccityhostel.com/

International Hostels

Amsterdam
http://www.luckylake.nl/
They are basically little trailers. The hostel is run by americans, "hippies" at that, and they understand you may have the munchies at 4 am.. for some strange reason. Hostel is on the lake.  (mosquitos)

Green House Hostel - San Jose,  Costa Rica
http://www.hostels.com/en/availability. … mber.10087

Jardines Arenal Hostel - Arenal, Costa Rica
http://www.hostelarenal.com/
The family was really warm and nice.  The hostel was in a garden and right next to a volcano.
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Posts: 11,189
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International
The best way to search for specific locations is to use the search function in your browser
 

Bahamas

The Atlantis - Paradise Island, Bahamas
http://www.atlantis.com/

Frankfurt

Hotel-City
http://www.hotelsingermany.com/Frankfurt/cityfrankfurt/

Mexico City

Camino Real
http://www.caminoreal.com/mexico/

Paris

Hotel Regina
http://www.regina-hotel.com/

Sri Lanka

Kandalama
http://www.heritancehotels.net/kandalama/index.html

Toronto

The Drake Hotel
http://www.thedrakehotel.ca/hotel

The Gladstone Hotel
http://www.gladstonehotel.com/accommodations.html

Howard Johnson's Yorkville
http://www.hojoyorkville.com/rooms.html

Niagara Falls, Ontaria

Niagara Falls Marriott Fallsview 
http://www.niagarafallsmarriott.com/
Spectacular views.  Disappointing encapsulated fireplace.  Deafening waterfalls.  Great restaurant downstairs.
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