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Sure, the album cover of the Eagle's Hotel California exterior may be the Beverly Hills Hotel. But the hotel interior in the fold-out is not quite so glamorous. When I first walked into my friend's historic apartment building off of Ivar in Hollywood, it seemed so familiar. Then it hit me - we were in the Hotel California.

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After the jump, you can check out any shots you like, but you can never leave.

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Here is a photo of the album's back cover in case you have doubts.

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Here is the exterior, for those of you determined to find it. But to get past the security gate, I suggest you be very nice to Miss Tequila Mockingbird. You can find her amongst the queens at the next Doo-dah Parade wearing a humongous white wig.

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All photos by Elise Thompson for LAist
(Except that one album cover that I know nothing about)