Mystery Hotel

Can anyone identify this hotel?

  • Wendy May 9y

    on account of the holiday...
  • Candy Addict 9y

    I can't identify it, but it's fun to see the steps you have taken to investigate :)

    Brian
    candyaddict.com
  • Wil Wheaton PRO 9y

    HOL could be "Hotel Occupancy Levy."
  • Ballookey Klugeypop PRO 9y

    Can you scan this at any higher resolution? I need to get a good look at the wall calendars (not that I don't trust your reading of it... ;)
  • LotusMonger 9y

    i think i see a reflection of an exotic dancer/android taking a bath...

    sorry, couldn't resist
  • donnieburgess 9y

    Forget what hotel it is, all I want to know is what that six foot tall shelf thingy next to the staircase is. There is one of those things in the basement where I work.

    Come to think of it, were that a mirror image and not a photo the layout would look just like the basement where I work. Which, oddly, was a general store in the 1880's and converted into a hotel in the early 1900's.

    Also, I would guess that this location also served as a passenger train depot. 'Cause there is just no way that I am going to believe that any hotel would have that many secretaries who all chewed tobacco. Not to mention the fact that the chairs are all wicker and hardwood which wouldn't seem all that inviting in a normal hotel lobby.
  • CAnderson 9y

    Not sure why, but it sure as hell makes me want to play Call of Cthulhu.
  • ngtmagicks 9y

    Very cool photo, love the sepia tones of those when it was natural.
  • murgadroid13 9y

    I think that rack over by the stairs is for holding newspapers. Our old library had one - the horizontal bars were split bamboo and the newspaper was threaded on lengthwise. The vertical pipes along the right wall might be steam for a radiator by the floor? If so, that would place the hotel more northerly. Could it be the main lobby or a reading room in a library?
  • heivilinj 9y

    "Excellent. Now that we're set up the victi...er, customers should be here soon. Then my Lord can begin his ritual and the ascendency of the Great One will begin."

    Of course it's a Cthulhu setting. Ever see the film "Dagon"?
  • Eric Skiff 9y

    This looks more like a boys-school (juvie?) dorm than a hotel. With the "don't jump over the railing" bars on the stairs, the desks at the wall, and the utilitarian feel, I don't get the feeling that this is exactly a consumer friendly operation.
  • John Van Noate PRO 6mo

    i think it's The Hotel California.
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