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A historic residence in LA torn down in 94'. Not a Hotel proper. It's a song by the Eagles with encrypted and well crafted messages using metaphor and play on words etc to convey a 1969 tragic event in such a way that only certain enlightened listeners can understand.
The Hotel on us in exchange for snitch money and this occurred in California. Eagles did not want to use La La Land to pin down the location and risk linking the incident to other artists who referenced the same historic event referred to as the Hotel California.
by Cody333 January 02, 2015
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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

and finally

3. The song was about a satanist church that was turned into a hotel in 1969.
by TheSweetChild December 11, 2006
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1. A song made famous by the Eagles; one of the most recognizable songs of their career.
2. One of the few songs to give me nightmares as a child due to the imagery the song induced.
3. One of my all-time favorite songs by ANY band.

To me, the song represents a first time using drugs that goes HORRIBLY wrong.

Allow me to clarify. In the first verse, the lines "There she stood in the doorway / I heard the mission bell / And I was thinking to myself / This could be heaven or this could be hell" is where he meets the woman who introduces him to this new drug and convinces him to use it. The next lines "Then she lit up a candle / And she showed me the way" is where she actually helps him to use this drug, as he's unfamiliar with it.

In the third verse, the high takes a fast turn for the worse. "In the master's chambers / They gathered for the feast / They stab it with their steely knives / But they just can't kill the beast" marks where the hallucinations take a darker, frightening turn.

"Last thing I remember / I was running for the door" is his natural reaction of trying to escape the horror. "I had to find the passage back / To the place I was before" is the futility of trying to escape the place his mind was dragged to.

"'Relax,' said the night man / 'We are programmed to receive / You can check out any time you like / But you can never leave'" are the final lines to the song, and feed into the paranoia the drugs have induced along with the hallucination.
Hotel California gave me nightmares as a child.
by schizonephilim October 26, 2018
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An elite group of computer users in Las Vegas, Nevada responsible for any number of technical, graphical, & philosophical advancements over the last 10 years.
You read much THC lately? Some really interesting stuff.
by Anonymous March 06, 2005
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Once you cum in her you can’t cum out
“Yo kyle what happened to you and that slut”
“I went hotel california on her and now we got six kids”
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