The Eagles are suing Hotel California

The Mexican site was first named Hotel California back in 1950

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The Eagles are reportedly suing a Mexican hotel named Hotel California.

According to Reuters, the band filed a complaint on Monday (May 1), arguing that the hotel – which is situated in Todos Santos,Baja California Sur – “actively encourages” guests to believe that the establishment is in some way associated with the band.

The lawsuit also alleged that the owners pipe in “Hotel California” and other songs by The Eagles during guests’ stay.


“Defendants lead US consumers to believe that the Todos Santos Hotel is associated with the Eagles and, among other things, served as the inspiration for the lyrics in ‘Hotel California,’ which is false,” the complaint says.

The lawsuit is seeking a “variety of damages and a halt to any infringement”, according to the report.

It is also reported that the hotel was originally named Hotel California in 1950 – long before the Eagles track from 1976. However, the hotel went through a series of name changes before reverting back to its original name from 2001.

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