None of the definitions on here are correct about hotel california. Well some are SORT OF correct, but the real story behind hotel california is, before 1969 the one hotel california that they were talking about was a satanist church. If you have ever seen the actual cover of the original album you can see the "leader" of the satanist church anton levey.
Hotel California, One of the popular songs by The Eagles, was about a sort of things. 1. It had references to drugs 2. It had references to sex
3. The song was about a satanist church that was turned into a hotel in 1969.
A point in time in a man or woman's life wear the man/woman sees the reality of his/her world and rather than maintaining a life that is one of consumerism (9-5, pressures with being famous: whatever really troubles them about society) they just check into Hotel California, a vacation/getaway of drugs to alleviate the pressures and bs today's society throws at you that fucks with your brain because you can see past everything but can't understand why people are the way they are.
Bill O'Reilly's/ FOX News contaminates my brethren's brains and they will be unable to easily look past differences, guess I gotta check into Hotel California again.
California state prison facility, usually a level 3 or 4 yard (medium to high security) or else the SHU. References the Eagles' classic song, particularly the line "you can check out any time you want, but you can never leave."