Welcome to the Hotel California

from The Eagles – Hotel California Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

In the 1980s, some Christian evangelists alleged that “Hotel California” referred to a San Francisco hotel purchased by Anton LaVey — founder of Satanism — and converted into the Church of Satan

This is not true! (Although it would be cool if it were..)

But The Hotel California is likely representational of memories and in this case, those specific to Don Henley and The Eagles as they started making a name for themselves in music.

Hotel California is that “safe heaven” of nostalgia and guilt — where you can avoid the future and the present — by reliving the past.

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