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* ''VideoGame/Lisa'' has the Resort Island, an island hotel populated by several non-hostile mutants with deformed faces who seems to idolize an crudely made giant sculpture of a trumpet. While it's not a dangerous place, it's definitely disturbing.

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* ''VideoGame/Lisa'' ''VideoGame/{{Lisa}}'' has the Resort Island, an island hotel populated by several non-hostile mutants with deformed faces who seems to idolize an crudely made giant sculpture of a trumpet. While it's not a dangerous place, it's definitely disturbing.

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* ''VideoGame/Lisa'' has the Resort Island, an island hotel populated by several non-hostile mutants with deformed faces who seems to idolize an crudely made giant sculpture of a trumpet. While it's not a dangerous place, it's definitely disturbing.


** There's also a minor example in the Mesquite Mountain Crater, an isolated and heavily irradiated crater in the far west of the map, guarded by several [[EliteMooks Feral Ghoul Reavers]]. Around the crater there's a small building which, upon entering, you can find a dead ghoul named Dr. Rotson and an hostile Mr. Gutsy. What it has to do with this trope? Well, the interior of the building is literally named ''Hell's Motel''.

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** There's also a minor example in the Mesquite Mountain Crater, an isolated and heavily irradiated crater in the far west of the map, guarded by several [[EliteMooks Feral Ghoul Reavers]]. Around the crater there's a small building which, upon entering, you can find a dead ghoul [[OurZombiesAreDifferent ghoul]] named Dr. Rotson and an hostile Mr. Gutsy.robot. What it has to do with this trope? Well, the interior of the building is literally named ''Hell's Motel''.


* There's also a minor example in the Mesquite Mountain Crater, an isolated and heavily irradiated crater in the far west of the map, guarded by several [[EliteMooks Feral Ghoul Reavers]]. Around the crater there's a small building which, upon entering, you can find a dead ghoul named Dr. Rotson and an hostile Mr. Gutsy. What it has to do with this trope? Well, the interior of the building is literally named ''Hell's Motel''.

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* ** There's also a minor example in the Mesquite Mountain Crater, an isolated and heavily irradiated crater in the far west of the map, guarded by several [[EliteMooks Feral Ghoul Reavers]]. Around the crater there's a small building which, upon entering, you can find a dead ghoul named Dr. Rotson and an hostile Mr. Gutsy. What it has to do with this trope? Well, the interior of the building is literally named ''Hell's Motel''.

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* There's also a minor example in the Mesquite Mountain Crater, an isolated and heavily irradiated crater in the far west of the map, guarded by several [[EliteMooks Feral Ghoul Reavers]]. Around the crater there's a small building which, upon entering, you can find a dead ghoul named Dr. Rotson and an hostile Mr. Gutsy. What it has to do with this trope? Well, the interior of the building is literally named ''Hell's Motel''.


* ''[[Ride/TheTwilightZoneTowerOfTerror The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror]]'' at [[Ride/DisneyThemeParks Disney's various theme parks]] is built on this theme. "The Hollywood Tower Hotel" allegedly lost a lot of business after a bolt of lighting removed three "wings" from the front of the building and sent an elevator (plus its five occupants) to another dimension in the later 1920s/early 1930s. That tends to look bad on any hotel's record. It's gotten an "Attractionistas" souvenir doll, Holly, a creepy bellhop.

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* ''[[Ride/TheTwilightZoneTowerOfTerror The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror]]'' at [[Ride/DisneyThemeParks Disney's various theme parks]] is built on this theme. "The Hollywood Tower Hotel" allegedly lost a lot of business after a bolt of lighting removed two or three whole "wings" from the front of the building and sent an elevator (plus its five occupants) to another dimension in the later 1920s/early 1930s.1939. That tends to look bad on any hotel's record. It's gotten an "Attractionistas" souvenir doll, Holly, a creepy bellhop.


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* ''ComicBook/InspectorCanardo'': The desert motel in ''The Girl Who Dreamed of the Horizon'' doesn't look ''too'' bad, aside from being worn-down, but Canardo doesn't take long to figure out that the two owners have been disposing of several visitors to steal their belongings.

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* ''ComicBook/InspectorCanardo'': The desert motel in ''The Girl Who Dreamed of the Horizon'' doesn't look ''too'' bad, aside from being worn-down, but Canardo doesn't take long to figure out that the two owners have been disposing of several visitors to steal their belongings. It turns out they [[MuggingTheMonster bit off more than they could chew]] when they killed a member of Rasputin's gang to take the drugs he was transporting.

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* ''ComicBook/InspectorCanardo'': The desert motel in ''The Girl Who Dreamed of the Horizon'' doesn't look ''too'' bad, aside from being worn-down, but Canardo doesn't take long to figure out that the two owners have been disposing of several visitors to steal their belongings.


* There's only one luxury hotel on ''VideoGame/SuperMarioSunshine'''s Isle Delfino, and it's haunted. Great.
* ''VideoGame/HotelMario''. [[ShapedLikeItself If you need instructions on how to get through the hotels, check out the enclosed instruction book.]]
* ''VideoGame/LuigisMansion3'' takes place in one of these, with Luigi needing to rescue Mario, Peach and a number of Toads from the ghosts that plague it.

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* ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'':
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There's only one luxury hotel on ''VideoGame/SuperMarioSunshine'''s Isle Delfino, and it's haunted. Great.
* ''VideoGame/HotelMario''. [[ShapedLikeItself ** ''VideoGame/HotelMario'' is an entire game built around this concept, where Mario and Luigi have to rescue Princess Peach, who has become a permanent guest at Bowser's seven Koopa hotels. [[MemeticMutation If you need instructions on how to get through the hotels, check out the enclosed instruction book.]]
* ** ''VideoGame/LuigisMansion3'' takes place in one of these, with Luigi needing to rescue Mario, Peach and a number of Toads from the ghosts that plague it.


Sometimes characters in a series aren't completely stupid. They know something is wrong with this hotel - maybe the guy at the front desk is [[UncannyValley more than a touch creepy]], or they've overheard the townspeople talk about how they [[TownWithADarkSecret hate outsiders]], or that the hotel is supposed to be almost fully booked but [[EverybodysDeadDave no one is around]].

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Sometimes characters in a series aren't completely stupid. They know something is wrong with this hotel - maybe the guy at the front desk is [[UncannyValley more than a touch creepy]], or they've overheard the townspeople talk about how they [[TownWithADarkSecret hate outsiders]], or that the hotel is supposed to be almost fully booked but [[EverybodysDeadDave no one is around]].



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* The {{trope nam|ers}}ing song is inspired by "A Nice Place To Visit", an episode of ''Series/TheTwilightZone1959''.

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* %%* The {{trope nam|ers}}ing song is inspired by "A Nice Place To Visit", an episode setting of ''Series/TheTwilightZone1959''.''Series/AmericanHorrorStoryHotel''.



* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}''
** The episode "Playthings" featured a haunted hotel.
** The episode "Hammer of the Gods" featured a hotel that had been taken over by pagan gods as a trap for the Winchesters, and had locked the surviving guests in the larder.
* Creator/CirqueDuSoleil's WidgetSeries ''Solstrom'' had an often-humorous version of this as the setting for an episode, "Howling Winds". An aging hotel is suddenly transformed into a HauntedCastle-esque one with a vampire waiter, an ogre bellboy, etc. -- but a pair of newlyweds on their honeymoon, being SickeninglySweethearts, don't notice what's happened until it's far too late. Meanwhile, the confused owner tries to conduct business as usual despite the fact that he's slowly turning into a wolfman. Even Death takes a holiday here!
* The Candlewick Inn from ''Series/HarpersIsland''.
* An episode of ''Series/{{Newhart}}'' had Dick and Joanna traveling through a very rural area, only to stop at a small motel. [[SignsOfDisrepair The M in the Motel sign had burned out]], prompting Dick to call it "Otel Hell".
* The Sunshine Motel from ''Series/TheLostRoom'' could be considered this.

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* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}''
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The episode "Playthings" featured a haunted hotel.
** The episode "Hammer of
''Series/BatesMotel'' is the Gods" featured mysterious motel on the highway where Norman Bates gained his StartOfDarkness and hides his family's screwed up secrets. It naturally has a hotel high number of mysterious disappearances surrounding it as well. It really doesn't help that had been taken over by pagan gods as a trap for throughout the Winchesters, and had locked the surviving guests in the larder.
* Creator/CirqueDuSoleil's WidgetSeries ''Solstrom'' had an often-humorous version of this as the setting for an episode, "Howling Winds". An aging hotel is suddenly transformed into a HauntedCastle-esque one with a vampire waiter, an ogre bellboy, etc. -- but a pair of newlyweds on their honeymoon, being SickeninglySweethearts, don't notice what's happened until it's far too late. Meanwhile, the confused owner tries to conduct business as usual
series it always appears abandoned despite the fact that he's slowly turning into a wolfman. Even Death takes a holiday here!
* The Candlewick Inn from ''Series/HarpersIsland''.
* An episode of ''Series/{{Newhart}}'' had Dick and Joanna traveling through a very rural area, only to stop at a small motel. [[SignsOfDisrepair The M in the Motel
vacancy sign had burned out]], prompting Dick to call it "Otel Hell".
* The Sunshine Motel from ''Series/TheLostRoom'' could be considered this.
reading open for new guests every day.



* Parodied in the "Jolly Boys' Outing" episode of ''Series/OnlyFoolsAndHorses''. The Trotters become stranded in Margate, but cannot find anywhere to stay the night, so they end up in a terrifying-looking guest house which in Rodney's words "looks like Series/TheMunsters' weekend place"
* The ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode "The God Complex" takes place in one, and a great deal of "The Angels Take Manhattan" takes place in another. Both were some variety of method of feeding guests to the MonsterOfTheWeek.
* Played with on ''Series/TeenWolf''. The episode ''Motel California'' is set in a motel whose creepy owner boasts about having the highest suicide rate of any hotel in America, and most of the main characters experience terrifying apparitions and try to kill themselves. However, the suicide rate is noted (when someone stops to do the maths) as not being that statistically unusual and the visions and self-harm attempts are caused by a mixture of hallucinogenic poison and psychic suggestion from a villain totally unrelated to the motel, and in one case by a character (unknown to themselves) being a banshee who is extra-sensitive to places where people have died.
* The setting of ''Series/AmericanHorrorStoryHotel''.

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* Parodied in the "Jolly Boys' Outing" episode of ''Series/OnlyFoolsAndHorses''. The Trotters become stranded in Margate, but cannot find anywhere to stay the night, so they end up in a terrifying-looking guest house which in Rodney's words "looks like Series/TheMunsters' weekend place"
* The ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode
''Series/DoctorWho'': [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E11TheGodComplex "The God Complex" takes place in one, Complex"]] has the Doctor, Amy and a great deal Rory landing in an alien-created duplicate of "The Angels Take Manhattan" takes place in another. Both were some variety of method of feeding guests to the MonsterOfTheWeek.
* Played with on ''Series/TeenWolf''. The episode ''Motel California'' is set in
a motel whose creepy owner boasts about having the highest suicide rate of any tacky '80s hotel in America, and most of the main characters experience terrifying apparitions and try to kill themselves. However, the suicide rate is noted (when someone stops to do the maths) as not being that statistically unusual and the visions and self-harm attempts are caused by a mixture of hallucinogenic poison and psychic suggestion from a villain totally unrelated to the motel, and in one case by a character (unknown to themselves) being a banshee who is extra-sensitive to places where various people have died.
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been mysteriously transported as food for an EmotionEater alien minotaur, with their greatest fears in the rooms. [[spoiler:It's a hell for the minotaur, too.]]
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The setting of ''Series/AmericanHorrorStoryHotel''.Candlewick Inn from ''Series/HarpersIsland''.
%%* The Sunshine Motel from ''Series/TheLostRoom'' could be considered this.
* ''Series/TheMrPotatoHeadShow'': After getting depressed, thinking his friends no longer needed him, Mr. Potato Head stays at a run-down hotel in a dangerous neighborhood to mope.



* ''{{Series/Timeless}}'': H. H. Holmes and his "Murder Castle" appear in "The World's Columbian Expedition". Flynn cruelly leads an unwitting Wyatt and Rufus to check in there during the 1893 World's Fair in Chicago, where they're put in danger. Lucy has to enlist the help of Creator/HarryHoudini in their rescue.
* The ''Series/BatesMotel'' is the mysterious motel on the highway where Norman Bates gained his StartOfDarkness and hides his family's screwed up secrets. It naturally has a high number of mysterious disappearances surrounding it as well. It really doesn't help that throughout the series it always appears abandoned despite the vacancy sign reading open for new guests every day.
* ''Series/TheMrPotatoHeadShow'': After getting depressed, thinking his friends no longer needed him, Mr. Potato Head stays at a run-down hotel in a dangerous neighborhood to mope.

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* An episode of ''Series/{{Newhart}}'' had Dick and Joanna traveling through a very rural area, only to stop at a small motel. [[SignsOfDisrepair The M in the Motel sign had burned out]], prompting Dick to call it "Otel Hell".
* Parodied in the "Jolly Boys' Outing" episode of ''Series/OnlyFoolsAndHorses''. The Trotters become stranded in Margate, but cannot find anywhere to stay the night, so they end up in a terrifying-looking guest house which in Rodney's words "looks like Series/TheMunsters' weekend place".
* Creator/CirqueDuSoleil's WidgetSeries ''Solstrom'' had an often-humorous version of this as the setting for an episode, "Howling Winds". An aging hotel is suddenly transformed into a HauntedCastle-esque one with a vampire waiter, an ogre bellboy, etc. -- but a pair of newlyweds on their honeymoon, being SickeninglySweethearts, don't notice what's happened until it's far too late. Meanwhile, the confused owner tries to conduct business as usual despite the fact that he's slowly turning into a wolfman. Even Death takes a holiday here!
* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}''
** "Playthings" featured a haunted hotel.
** "Hammer of the Gods" featured a hotel that had been taken over by pagan gods as a trap for the Winchesters, and had locked the surviving guests in the larder.
* Played with on ''Series/TeenWolf''. "Motel California" is set in a motel whose creepy owner boasts about having the highest suicide rate of any hotel in America, and most of the main characters experience terrifying apparitions and try to kill themselves. However, the suicide rate is noted (when someone stops to do the maths) as not being that statistically unusual and the visions and self-harm attempts are caused by a mixture of hallucinogenic poison and psychic suggestion from a villain totally unrelated to the motel, and in one case by a character (unknown to themselves) being a banshee who is extra-sensitive to places where people have died.
* ''{{Series/Timeless}}'': H. H. Holmes and his "Murder Castle" appear in "The World's Columbian Expedition". Flynn cruelly leads an unwitting Wyatt and Rufus to check in there during the 1893 World's Fair in Chicago, where they're put in danger. Lucy has to enlist the help of Creator/HarryHoudini in their rescue.
rescue.
* The ''Series/BatesMotel'' {{trope nam|ers}}ing song is the mysterious motel on the highway where Norman Bates gained his StartOfDarkness and hides his family's screwed up secrets. It naturally has a high number inspired by "A Nice Place To Visit", an episode of mysterious disappearances surrounding it as well. It really doesn't help that throughout the series it always appears abandoned despite the vacancy sign reading open for new guests every day.
* ''Series/TheMrPotatoHeadShow'': After getting depressed, thinking his friends no longer needed him, Mr. Potato Head stays at a run-down hotel in a dangerous neighborhood to mope.
''Series/TheTwilightZone1959''.



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* [[http://www.hell-hotel.com/lang-pref/en Hell Hotel]] obviously. A hotel is owned by the Devil's runaway son. PlayedForLaughs

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* [[http://www.''[[http://www.hell-hotel.com/lang-pref/en Hell Hotel]] Hotel]]'', obviously. A hotel is owned by the Devil's runaway son. PlayedForLaughsPlayedForLaughs.


* ''VideoGame/HotelMario''. [[ShapedLikeItself If you need instructions on how to get through the hotels, check out the enclosed instruction book.]]
* ''VideoGame/LuigisMansion3'' takes place in one of these, with Luigi needing to rescue Mario, Peach and a number of Toads from the ghosts that plague it.



* ''VideoGame/HotelMario''. [[ShapedLikeItself If you need instructions on how to get through the hotels, check out the enclosed instruction book.]]


* The {{trope nam|ers}}ing song is inspired by "A Nice Place To Visit", an episode of ''Series/TheTwilightZone''.

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* The {{trope nam|ers}}ing song is inspired by "A Nice Place To Visit", an episode of ''Series/TheTwilightZone''.''Series/TheTwilightZone1959''.

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** The Elisa Lam incident was notorious for making the hotel hell for ''all of the guests'' for days. In the days after she disappeared under mysterious circumstances, guests complained of problems with the hotel's running water. Namely, the water from the taps and showerheads would come out ''black'' and reportedly ''tasted funny''. Oh, and it also had [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking low pressure]]. When someone finally went to the hotel's water tank to check the problem, they found Lam's body inside. To this day no one knows how or why she ended up in there. What we do know is that for days, the guests at the Cecil Hotel [[FridgeHorror bathed in and drank ''corpse water''.]]


* ''Film/{{Vacancy}}'' sees a bickering couple stay at a seedy motel whose guests end up becoming the stars of snuff films made by the motel's proprietors.

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* ''Film/{{Vacancy}}'' sees a bickering couple stay at a seedy motel whose guests end up becoming the stars of [[SnuffFilm snuff films films]] made by the motel's proprietors.

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