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Alta Cienega Motel

1005 North La Cienega Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069
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    2.5 of 5 stars
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    2 of 5 stars
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you love The Doors and are desperate to "live for a night" in Jim's old hotel room, then you have to tick this box. True it isn't very clean, but it's OK. Jim's room is on the very noisy side of the street, but - like i said - if it has to be done, you'll live with it.... More 

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south ruislip
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Grim with a side helping of grimness. People question if the Jim Morrison room is authentic or if its been decorated and upgraded since he stayed there. Well if that room has the one I stayed in hasn't been touched since the 60`s. But hey I knew after the reviews what to expect, it was a bed and it was... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

What a dump. Horrible location, like being on the street. Noisy. Filthy air. Questionable guests who are likely turning tricks. Yuck. I would not return here if I were paid to do so. On the other hand, ifb you like sleazy.....

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Brisbane, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Where to start with this place, charged a total $90 for the night it felt more to the likes of a really bad motel from a movie that is about bad motels. At most i'd pay $50 for this place. Things wrong. 1. Noise Levels, although it's not the motels fault they're on a main road used by emergency services,... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

This was my second time visiting the Alta Cienega Motel. My previous review was quite detailed so check it out if you want loads of detail. This time I stayed the night, and I have to say, this place is really fine if you are not a snob. It's budget but clean. Very outdated but really, if you just want... More 

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Palm Springs
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

I am having to stay in hotels in my neighborhood while my condo is being remodeled. This motel is very basic but it is well maintained and very reasonable ($79/night plus tax plus $8 parking). Last time I stayed at the Holloway Motel which is right around the corner from here. I would recommend the Alta Cienega over the Holloway... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

Stayed here due to proximity to strip and Hollywood sign which are both minutes away. The motel was very basic and is overpriced for what you get but since it's la you pay more. The property is reasonably safe, some residents offered services to us late at night which were not what you normally would expect. It is quit noisy... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

Clean, functional and great location, but was pretty noisy - to be fair though, we were there on a Saturday night. The staff are really helpful and friendly, and there is free car parking with your room.

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Des Moines, IA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

I would never stay here. It seemed a bit creepy to me. But my husband is a huge doors fan, so we just stopped by and paid the owners $20 to see the Jim Morrison tour. One of the most bizarre, but fascinating tourist things I've ever seen. The owner didn't rush us and let us take our time and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

I spent two nights in this creepy motel, very tirdy, the owners live in their ownworld, they don't think people have to enjoy the place where they sleep. The bathroom (brrrr) was broken and they change us the room... and the new toilet was broken after the first utilize... I'm a traveller, and I don't spend a lot of money... More 

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