The dark reputation of the Cecil Hotel has plagued it since it opened its doors in Los Angeles, US, in the 1920s.
The notorious hotel has a blood-soaked history, with countless robberies, murders, suicides and mysteries happening in the venue.
One of the most recent mysterious to unfold at the Cecil Hotel is being explored in Netflix’s newest true crime documentary series called Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel.
The docuseries takes a deep dive into the disappearance and death of Elisa Lam, who stayed at the hotel in 2013.
It also gives the viewers a look at the historic’s building’s gory history, and the shocking crimes that unfolded there.
With an increased interest in the Cecil Hotel itself, true crime fans may be wondering if it’s possible to visit and stay at the venue.
The Cecil was rebranded The Stay On Main in 2011 in a bid to repair its reputation.
The management decided to restructure the building and rebrand certain parts as a trendy hotel called Stay on Main.
Floors two and three were for tenants, four to six were for Stay on Main guests, and everything upward was for Cecil Hotel.
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All in all, the hotel consisted of 299 hotel rooms and 301 single-room occupancy residences.
The Cecil Hotel officially closed its doors in 2017, the same year it because an official Los Angeles landmark.
While it’s not possible to stay there that could soon change. It is currently being renovated for future guests and residents to stay there.
City records show that developer Simon Baron Development plans to complete the renovation work by October 2021, according to LA Curbed.
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The developer proposed to refurbish 261 of the existing residential units and building 30 new replacement units at a nearby property.
It’s expected those replacement units will take longer to build, and will be open no later than July 2028.
The development company also partnered up with Skid Row Housing Trust to develop and manage single-room occupancy units as affordable housing.
In 2019 the development company was in the process of securing finances and permits for the renovation project.
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