Cecil Hotel is located in Los Angles, California. Now called Stay on Main hotel
The Hotel Cecil is considered to be one of the most haunted places in the United States. No doubt that’s why American Horror Story’s season five was based on it. Not only have a shocking amount of suicides and murders taken place in this place of lodging, but it was home to more than one serial killer over the course of its history.
The Cecil Hotel was home to not just one, but two serial killers that we know of. The first one was Richard Ramirez. Some of you may know him better as the “Night Stalker”. Ramirez lived in a room on the top floor of The Cecil Hotel.
The Cecil Hotel was originally built to be a swanky, luxurious place. Unfortunately for the owner, when the Great Depression hit, the area around it became known as Skid Row. Homeless people and junkies flooded this area in droves. The once lofty hotel became a place for drifters and drug addicts.
For Richard Ramirez, this was ideal. No one batted an eyelid if he disposed of his bloody clothes in the hotel dumpster after a vicious kill and then waltzed back in buck naked. No one was paying too much attention. “You don’t ask me questions, I won’t ask you questions,” was somewhat the motto of the place. Ramirez disposed of corpses in alleys near The Cecil, and sometimes even just dumped them in hallways!