Motels: Season 13
The places Sam and Dean stay during each episode provides a very important backdrop to each episode. Whether they stay in a motel, squat, stay at Bobby's or sleep in the car, it serves to remind us of their nomadic existence. The sets are always excellent, with wonderful attention to detail, the work of Production Designer Jerry Wanek.
The motels in particular have become a signature of the show with each one have a different theme and the set detail often containing in-jokes that only the most dedicated fan will get. Jensen said of the motel rooms: "Jerry Wanek's just a crazy guy, and likes to use his talents when he gets the ability to, and the motel rooms are his passion. source."
From Season 8 onwards, the introduction of Men of Letters Bunker allows Sam and Dean to be less nomadic and there are less and less motels/hotels in each season. The Bunker is now Sam and Dean's home and epicentre. However, they still have opportunities to stay in other places when they are out on a hunt.
Some motels/hotels in Season 13 are also where other characters stay or shown in the episode.
|Episode||Accommodation/ Motel name||Motel Location & Other Locations||Trivia||Picture|
|13.1 Lost and Found||No motels in this episode|
|13.02 The Rising Son||Black Hat Motel||
|| Two rooms were booked at the Black Hat Motel: room 202 for Sam, Dean and Jack and 205 for Donatello
Chunky room dividers Possible prop reuse of sofa from 4.07 and chair from 6.06 Headboard reused: 1.18, 3.15, 4.15, 5.04?Prop re-use: Bedframe 1.18, 2.12, 3.15, 4.15 Bedspread reused 5.18/5.17/7.22/9.15/10.01/11.08/12.08/ Note picture with cabin B Bedspread reuse 9.18?
|13.03 Patience||No motels in this episode||
||This is the first appearance of The Empty|
|13.04 The Big Empty||No motels in this episode||
|13.05 Advanced Thanatology||Royal Towers Hotel||This is the first sighting of Death's reading room with Billie as Death||xxx|
|13.06 Tombstone||Stampede Motel||
||The Wild Bill Suite, Room 26||xxx|
|13.07 War of the Worlds||No motels in this episode||
||Nick's Bar possibly a nod to Nick Pellegrino||xx|
|13.08 The Scorpion and the Frog||No motels in this episode||
|13.09 The Bad Place||No motels in this episode||
||This is the first mention of The Bad Place|
|13.10 Wayward Sisters||No motels in this episode||
|13.11 Breakdown||Del Ray Motel||
||Mann(ys) Truck stop is a possible nod to Jason Mann||xx|
|13.12 Various & Sundry Villains||No motels in this episode||
|13.13 Devil's Bargain|| Diamond Deluxe Motel
The motel is where Lucifer siphons Anael's grace
|13.14 Good Intentions||No motels in this episode||
|13.15 A Most Holy Man||Patricia Hotel, Seattle
The hotel is where Sam and Dean find Antonio Miele, dead
|13.16 Scoobynatural||No motels in this episode||
|13.17 The Thing||No motels in this episode||
|13.18 Bring 'em Back Alive||No motels in this episode||
|13.19 Funeralia||Rowena's hotel room (unnamed), where she is staying in Portland, Oregon||
|13.20 Unfinished Business||
|13.21 Beat the Devil||No motels in this episode||
|13.22 Exodus||No motels in this episode||
|13.23 Let the Good Times Roll||No motels in this episode||