Motel room closet.
Motel room closet.

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

7047 Franklin Ave., Hollywood, CA
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.
$159 plus tax
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