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“A great cheap place to stay”
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Alta Cienega Motel
Ranked #16 of 20 Hotels in West Hollywood
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“A great cheap place to stay”
Reviewed March 5, 2003

A great place to meet your lover! Cheap, clean and well kept up. The sheets and room are clean, the bed is soft. I stay there every couple of months for a couple of hours of pure lust!

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Reviewed October 29, 2002

The Alta Cienega motel, located on La Cienega Blvd (between Santa Monica Blvd & Holloway St) is a dive by almost any measure.

But, it is also a piece of history for any rock music fan. Jim Morrison crashed regularly in Room 32. The walls are thin, so there's audible street noise until about 3:00 am. There is a lot of very intriguing (and some really stupid) grafitti left on the walls by DOORDS and Morrison fans, and the accommodations are nothing fancy. Periodically, the owner paints over the walls, and on Morrison's birthday & deathday there is a framed poster of Mr. Morrison hung on the south wall.

But it's only $70/night taxes included. So it's about the best bargain in West Hollywood if you do not demand or require much from a motel. For 10-cents you can photocopy the key (along with whatever fits on the photocopier) to prove you were there.

Other rooms at the Alta Cienega are $60/night. The owner is a recent Asian immigrant. His English is marginal, but the language of money is universal enough so that business transactions are usually not a problem.

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Reviewed August 30, 2002

Going to LA? Spend a night not a fortune! The Alta Cienega is a great little inn. Family owned since 1972, this classic 40's era MotorHotel is a great little secret. While not offering many ammenities the rooms are clean and comfortable. Lead singer of The Doors and famed poet, Jim Morrison called this place home for most of 1968-71. Resident owner/manager Charlie Yang and his wife will make you feel very much at home,offering coffee and danish when you wake up. For a bit if nostalgia at a affordable price you can't beat The Alta Cienega

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Property: Alta Cienega Motel
Address: 1005 N La Cienega Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069-4105
Location: United States > California > West Hollywood > West Hollywood
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Ranked #16 of 20 Hotels in West Hollywood
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Hotel Class:1 star — Alta Cienega Motel 1*
Number of rooms: 21
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