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Motels: Season 2

A room full of motel room dividers in the Art Department

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 and Art Director John Marcynuk.

The motels in particular have become a signature of the show with each one having 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."

This entry also lists places the boys travel to in each episode.


See also Motels: Season 1, Motels: Season 3, Motels: Season 4, Motels: Season 5, Motels: Season 6, Motels: Season 7

Episode Accommodation/ Motel name Motel Location & Other Locations Trivia Picture
2.01 In My Time of Dying Dean and John are in hospital. Sam is probably staying there too. Shiloh County; Sioux Falls, South Dakota
2.02 Everybody Loves a Clown Bobby's house Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Also: Nebraska Medford, Wisconsin

Dean is working on the Impala at Singer Salvage Yard so we can assume they are staying at Bobby's house
Singer Auto Salvage
2.03 Bloodlust Adobe Court Motel

(room 4)

Red Lodge, Montana The room has a Southwestern theme, including a cactus shaped key holder, from where Gordon snags the keys to the Impala.

The motel exterior also used in 3.02

Adobe Court Motel
2.04 Children Shouldn't Play with Dead Things The Pink Pearl Motel Greenville, Illinois The Urban Dictionary lists "pink pearl" as a term for the clitoris. Considering this is the episode that Sam is caught watching porn then this may not be surprising.
The Pink Pearl Motel
2.05 Simon Said None Nebraska

Guthrie, Oklahoma

2.06 No Exit Apartment Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Jo Harvelle paid for the apartment.
Apartment
2.07 The Usual Suspects City Center Motor Hotel

The Aardvark Motel

Baltimore, Maryland The actual City Center Motor Hotel was used as the exterior. Also seen in 3.03 and 4.07

According to Dean, if separated he and Sam would meet at the first hotel listed in the phone book. (The Aardvark)

Wall print reused in 3.07

Headboard used in 2.10 and 2.07

Lamp used in 1.19 and 2.10

City Center Motor Hotel exterior
The Aardvark Motel
2.08 Crossroad Blues The Baskerville Motel Greenwood, Mississippi The boys don’t stay in this hotel .

The name of this hotel is likely to be a reference to Arthur Conan Doyle’s story The Hound of the Baskervilles. Particularly as this episode deals with hell hounds.

The wall fixture (light?) is used again in 2.20.

Bedding used in 1.18

The Baskerville Motel
2.09 Croatoan Unnamed motel

(room 10)

Undisclosed

And then Rivergrove, Oregon (fictional)

Prop re-use: Bedding from 1.10, 1.11, and 2.20
Unnamed motel
2.10 Hunted The Velvet Inn

The Blue Rose Motel

Lafayette, Indiana

and then Peoria, Illinois

We only see the exterior of The Velvet Inn

Prop re-use: Headboard from 2.07 and 3.04.

Lamp used in 1.19 and 2.07

The Blue Rose Motel has distinctive decor. Including a room divider featuring glass blue roses (that Gordon Walker shatters), metallic blue swirl wall paper with a contrasting wall paper of blue diamonds and a checked blue and white floor.

The Velvet Inn exterior
The Blue Rose Motel
2.11 Playthings Unnamed motel

The Pierpont Hotel (Room 237)

Room number also used in 1.18

Peoria, Illinois

Cornwall, Connecticut

There are a number of references to the Kubrick movie The Shining in both set dressing and visual style. Room 237 was a room containing much horror in the movie. The bar is a reproduction of the bar in the movie. The bedspread in the first motel is used again in 3.09 and 7.05 The Deer's Head appears in the second room.

The location is a heritage building in Vancouver – the Cenacle Convent. Tulk House - Rosemary

Unnamed motel
The Pierpont Hotel
2.12 Nightshifter The Brew City Motel Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Nebraska

Beer theme room (featuring a beer bottle room divider!) Milwaukee is known for its breweries. Miller brewery being the most famous.

Bedhead reused: 1.18, 3.15, 4.15, 5.04

The Brew City Motel
The Brew City Motel beer room dividers


2.13 Houses of the Holy The Big Ride (?) Inn (Text is hard to make out) Providence, Rhode Island Magic Fingers first seen in this hotel. Also seen in 3.04 and 6.02

Prop re-use: Bedding from 1.12, 1.14 and 3.11

The Big Ride Inn
The Big Ride Inn
2.14 Born Under a Bad Sign Larson's Landing Motel Twin Lakes, Wisconsin

Otter Creek, Iowa Duluth, Minnesota Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Fishing theme. Fish and tackle room divider.

Bedding reused: 2.15, 4.06, 5.01

Larson's Landing Motel
2.15 Tall Tales King's Lair Hotel Springfield, Ohio Grand decor for a grand name.
The King's Lair Hotel
2.16 Roadkill None Highway 41, Nevada Bedding re-used: 2.14, [[4.06[[, 5.01
2.17 Heart The China Sea Motel San Francisco, California An "attempt" (as cheap motels do) at an oriental theme.
The China Sea Motel
2.18 Hollywood Babylon None Los Angeles, California
2.19 Folsom Prison Blues Little Rock, Arkansas Green River County Detention Center Little Rock, Arkansas Prison theme
The boys' dinning room
2.20 What Is and What Should Never Be The Joliet Motel Joliet, Illinois Wall fixture used in 2.08

Bedding from 1.10, 1.11, and 2.09

The Joliet Motel
2.21 All Hell Breaks Loose: Part One Sam taken to Cold Oak, South Dakota. Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Cold Oak, South Dakota

2.22 All Hell Breaks Loose: Part Two The boys start out in an abandoned house or cabin, and then Bobby's house Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Cold Oak, South Dakota

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