What hotel do you not want to check into? You probably have a few on your list based on personal experience. Tom Szaroleta at The Florida Times Union (jacksonville.com) has an interesting short list of "The worst hotels in movies, television and literature."
Of course, pictured in the article is none less than the famous Stanley Hotel, featured in Stephen King's novel The Shining. In the novel, the Stanley Hotel became the Overlook hotel.
Szaroleta's list includes:
- Bates Motel (from the 1960 film “Psycho”)
- Hotel California (from the 1977 Eagles song, “Hotel California”)
- The Overlook (from the 1977 Stephen King novel “The Shining” and the 1980 movie of the same name)
- Heartbreak Hotel (from the 1956 Elvis Presley song, “Heartbreak Hotel”)
- The Pennsylvanian (from the 1993 film “Groundhog Day”)
- Motel Hello (from the 1980 film “Motel Hell”)
See (jacksonville.com) for the commentary that goes with the list.
and I nominated:
- The Dolphin Hotel (from the 2007 movie, 1408) I promise, it's about the worst room you could ever enter. Ever. How did it not make the list? Because it was waiting for Talk Stephen King -- that's how.
Okay, your turn. Worst hotels from literature, movies or songs.