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The Cecil Hotel Is Currently Closed But It Plans To Reopen This Year

The Cecil Hotel Is Currently Closed But It Plans To Reopen This Year

If you've been glued to Netflix's new doc, Crime Scene: The Vanishing At The Cecil Hotel this week, chances are you've been left seriously creeped out by the disturbing and mindboggling show.

In fact, just a few days ago, we told you how some viewers had been left unable to sleep after watching the docuseries.

There were some curious viewers, however, who took to social media to say they actually wanted to stay at the Cecil Hotel, with one person tweeting: "If I ever get the chance to spend time in America, I definitely want to stay at the Cecil Hotel. Wanna see if it's really that spooky."

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But can you actually stay at the Cecil Hotel? Well, sort of. At present, it's not open to the public but that could change soon.

The hotel is currently undergoing renovations, which were set to be finished this year (although chances are they could have suffered a delay due to the pandemic).

It's also worth noting that the hotel isn't actually called the Cecil Hotel anymore. In 2007, the hotel was sold for $26million (£18.8million) and rebranded in 2011 as Stay on Main. It was bought again in 2014, before closing in 2017 for a total revamp.

The newly refurbed hotel is set to include a very fancy lounge, gym and rooftop pool. While you couldn't pay us to stay there - if you do fancy a trip - it's thought to be reopening in October, but nothing is confirmed yet

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Meanwhile, if you're yet to watch the documentary series, we'd definitely recommend doing so before you plan a stay.

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The four-part doc, directed by Joe Berlinger (whose previous work includes The Ted Bundy Tapes) delves into the mysterious (and frankly terrifying) happenings at the hotel, which is located in Downtown LA.

But the Netflix doc hones in on one case in particular (Credit: Netflix)
But the Netflix doc hones in on one case in particular (Credit: Netflix)

The eery establishment is renown for mysterious deaths and a number of suicides between the 1930s-1960s. Serial killer Richard Ramirez, the subject on Netflix documentary Night Stalker, even stayed in the hotel for several weeks during the 1980s.

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Woman Shares Terrifying Experience Of Staying At The Cecil Hotel
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Woman Shares Terrifying Experience Of Staying At The Cecil Hotel

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But the Netflix doc hones in on one case in particular - the shockingly mysterious disappearance of 21-year-old Canadian student Elisa Lam, who vanished while staying at the hotel.

The baffling case garnered international attention, when CCTV footage of Elisa in the hotel elevator went viral online. In the clip, she appeared to be acting erratically, talking and gesturing towards the corridor, before entering and exiting the elevator several times.

All of a sudden, Elisa leaves the elevator and was never seen again. One month after she vanished, Elisa's body was recovered from a water tank on the roof of the hotel.

One month after she vanished, Elisa's body was recovered from a water tank on the roof of the hotel (Credit: Cecil Hotel)
One month after she vanished, Elisa's body was recovered from a water tank on the roof of the hotel (Credit: Cecil Hotel)
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Earlier today, we told you how one woman shared her terrifying story of staying at the hotel on Reddit.

You can read all about her horrifying experience here.

Featured Image Credit: Netflix

Topics: Entertainment News, TV News, Netflix

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