Sleep in Room where Janis Joplin Died

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Hollywood, California

Janis Joplin, arguably the most iconic of all 1960s women rockers, died only a few months into the 1970s from an accidental overdose of especially pure heroin. She spent her last moments in room #105 of the Landmark Motor Hotel (now the Highland Gardens Hotel). Anyone can rent it (although October 3-4, the anniversary, is usually booked). The room is surprisingly small for a superstar, and probably looks much the same as it did the day that Janis was found face-down, wedged between the dresser and the bed. It's a popular sleepover spot for believers in ghosts.

The day she died, her psychedelic-painted, 1965 Porsche 356c Cabriolet was in the hotel parking lot. The eye-catching car was most recently on exhibition at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland, Ohio.

Sleep in Room where Janis Joplin Died

Highland Gardens

Address:
7047 Franklin Ave., Hollywood, CA
Directions:
Highland Gardens Hotel. On the north side of Franklin Ave. at the intersection of N. Sycamore Ave. Just north of Grauman's Chinese Theatre on Hollywood Blvd.
Phone:
323-850-0536
Admission:
$159 plus tax
RA Rates:
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