Monday, May 5, 2008

Themed Hotels in West Hollywood

So my photographer for tomorrow morning, gave me a price range of $80-150 - He asked me to find a fun local hotel/motel to shoot in.... So for the past hour, I have been looking up reviews- Just a few moments ago, I came across this great descriptive review which I just had to note:

"Do not stay here! This is the biggest shit hole that you could ever be cursed with. The most filth and seedy sketchiness known to man. Remember the scene on "Big" when Tom Hanks checks into a motel and cries because people are yelling and getting shot? Yeah well, Tom Hank's room would be the Presidential Suite at the Ritz-Carlton by comparison - The brown, shag carpet is quite possibly teeming with life that would spellbind the most seasoned epidemiologist. The TV has two channels... mexican game shows and porn. There are little notes written in black Sharpie all over. For example 'on' and an arrow pointing to the nob, 'hot' and 'cold' written on the tile in the shower, 'do not touch' on the light switch."

Yeaaa.... so since I am not an epidemiologist... looks like I will be looking elsewhere, huh?

Photo Credits: MB Photo at the Commack Motor Inn in Long Island (my favorite skeezey rent-by-the-hour motel)

7 comments:

Kev said...

Yeah, but to be fair, I did tip the maid an extra five bucks.

Stanley said...

I love it! I been there and done that. Some places are nasty as anything. Love the work you have up. Very talented. Hope to work with you again one day. Stanley Memphis

Alfred said...

The Commack Motor Inn. Outstanding Place. I recommend it, again. Missed ya at Richmond. Didnt see turkey head guy.

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

So, you would be shooting in a haz-mat suit? Nasty, but you gotta love the review. Dead honest. The TV channels, may be entertaining. But, do you really want something growing on you after you walked across the carpet?
PD

London Andrews said...

Always tip the maid... : )

Oh the Commack! I do Thank You Mr Alfred for recommending the motel in the first place - yes it is super sketch, but it was also really close to where I stay out in Northport - also has some fun backdrops for photos... I have used it several times now for last minute locations....

Matt, either call me, email me, or get yourself a real phone, with real minutes....

Mexican game shows and porn = pure entertainment... : )

Alfred said...

Next time you shoot at he CMI, I'll buy the Belly Bombers next door at White Castle.



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