the alta cienega motel

from jim morrison, the doors posted in music


the alta cienega motel
1005 n. la cienega blvd
west hollywood, california 90069

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From 1968 to 1970, Jim Morrison lived in a number of rooms at The Alta Cienega Motel. At the time, the motel was within walking distance of several strip clubs, bars, and the Doors Workshop, where the band culminated this era with the album L.A. Woman.

Morrison's favorite room was #32, which can still be rented, and where numerous devotees of the Lizard King scrawl graffiti on the walls. The motel repaints the interior every year, but you can't stop stupid people sometimes. The room does afford interesting views of La Cienega and Santa Monica Blvd, and you have to wonder what bad poetry crept into Morrison's drug-addled brain.