Yes, the Bates Motel – you remember that 1960 Hitchcock film – Anthony Perkins as Norman Bates and Janet Leigh as Marion Crane, and that famous shower scene. That was scary, but that fictional Bates Motel was just a movie set, now part of the tour at Universal Studios over the hill near Burbank (here's a look at that).
The scarier place is the abandoned Sunset Pacific Motel, 4301 Sunset Boulevard at Bates Avenue, near Sunset Junction. It's the real thing.
And the defaced HBO posters on the wall are scary too, Will Farrell as George Bush, superseded by a tiger –
The view across the street, the other side of Sunset –
The real Bates Motel –
And they accept all major credit cards –
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These photographs were taken with a Nikon D200 – the lenses used were AF-S Nikkor 18-70 mm 1:35-4.5G ED, or AF Nikkor 70-300 mm telephoto. The high-resolution photography here was modified for web posting using Adobe Photoshop 7.0 software.