Motels: Season 7
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[] 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 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."
This entry also lists places the boys travel to in each episode.
- Jensen talks about the motel sets - June 2008.
- Motel and Inns of Supernatural: Season 1 picspam by Bellanut
- Gimme Shelter: Motel and Inns of Supernatural: Season 2 picspam by Bellanut
- Gimme Shelter: Motel and Inns of Supernatural: Season 3 by Bellanut
- Wherever I Lay My Hat: Accommodation of Supernatural: Season 4 by Ash48
- You Can Check Out Anytime You Like: Season 5 Accommodations by Ash48
- But You Can Never Leave: Season 6 Accommodations by Ash48
- Love Shack fanvid by Ash48
|Episode||Accommodation/ Motel name||Motel Location & Other Locations||Trivia||Picture|
|7.01 Meet the New Boss||Bobby's House||Sioux Falls|
|7.02 Hello, Cruel World||Bobby's House||Sioux Falls|
|7.03 The Girl Next Door|| Bison ?
Spokane Swan Motel (Sam & Dean at the end)
|Bozeman, Montana||Prop re-use: Wagon wheel light fixture also seen in 4.08 and in Rufus's cabin.|
|7.04 Defending Your Life||Rainer Hotel||Dearborn, Michigan|| The Floorplan is featured in this room. Prop-reuse: Painting also appears in Amy Pond's house in 7.03.
The lamp is seen in 7.05
|7.05 Shut Up, Dr. Phil|| Unknown name and then
Prosperity (?) Motel
| Unknown (Maple Springs NY newspaper on table)
| Prop re-use first room: lampshade from 6.06
The second motel: The basketball and tyre room divider is significant because they are in Indiana. Indiana is well know for Basketball and Speedway motor racing (Indy 500 and NASCAR). The room is decorated with basketball teams and games.
|7.06 Slash Fiction||None|
|7.07 The Mentalists||None|
|7.08 Season Seven, Time for a Wedding!|| Becky's House
Becky's fish cabin
| Pine Creek, Delaware (house)
Loon Lake (Cabin)
|Prop re-use: Flower wallpaper in the kitchen is also seen in 3.15.|
|7.09 How to Win Friends and Influence Monsters||Squatting in an abandoned house||Hammonton, New Jersey|
|7.10 Death's Door||Squatting in an abandoned house (as per 7.09)||Hammonton, New Jersey|
|7.11 Adventures in Babysitting|| Rufus's Cabin
and Unnamed motel (Sam only)
| Whitefish, Montana
Possibly Dodge City, Kanas (where the case is)
|In the motel Sam stays in we only get this shot. But we can see that familiar bedhead (appears in: 2.09, 2.11, 2.14, 3.10, 6.02, 6.09, 7.05.|
|7.12 Time After Time||Squatting in an abandoned house||Canton Ohio||We see how this abandoned house looked originally when Dean travels back in time.|
|7.13 The Slice Girls||Century Hotel||Seattle, Washington|| Prop re-sure: Bedspreads in 7.12 and 5.04
Kitchen cabinets in 7.19
|7.14 Plucky Pennywhistle's Magical Menagerie||Tiki Motel||Wichita, Kansas|| Theme: Polynesian Tiki theme. The large tiki faces might be there to mock Sam's fear of clowns.
The walls are rocked lines and the wallpaper feature grass-skirts women and palm trees.
|7.15 Repo Man||? Motel (Room 113)||Coeur d'Alene, Idaho||Prop re-use: Painting seen in 6.15|
|7.16 Out with the Old||None|
|7.17 The Born-Again Identity|| Psych hospital (Sam)
|Northern Indiana and Whitefish, Montana|
|7.18 Party On, Garth||Mark and Diane's Last Resort Motel||Junction City, Kansas||Rocked lined walls are a feature.|
|7.19 Of Grave Importance||Crow's Nest Motel||Bodega Bay, California||The seagulls under the mural are significant because they are most likely a reference to Hitchcock's film, The Birds. They are both set in Bodega Bay.|
|7.20 The Girl with the Dungeons and Dragons Tattoo||Rufus's Cabin||Whitefish, Montana|
|7.21 Reading Is Fundamental||Rufus's Cabin||Whitefish, Montana||Prop re-sure: Wagon wheel light fixture also seen in 7.03 and 4.08|
|7.22 There Will Be Blood||Abandoned Warehouse and then Buffalo Hump Motel||South Chicago, Illinois and then issoula, Montana||Buffalo theme motel room. Buffulos on the curtains, bedspread, painting and above the fireplace.|
|7.23 Survival of the Fittest||Rufus's cabin|