It was a nut house in Venture Ca.Many wild treatments went on even electrical shock treatment.
The Hotel California was a metaphor for hedonism, materialism, and excess. That's it. Just a metaphor.
When asked about the song's meaning on 60 Minutes on November 25, 2007, Don Henley said: "I know, it's so boring. It's a song about the dark underbelly of the American Dream, and about excess in America which was something we knew about."
Glenn Frey once said in a London interview:
"That record explores the underbelly of success, the darker side of paradise. Which was sort of what we were experiencing in Los Angeles at that time. So that's just sort of became a metaphor for the whole world and for everything you know. And we just decided to make it Hotel California. So with a microcosm of everything else going on around us."