The location: Andrew Briggs' Pink Motel
Q. Where can I find it in real life?
A. "The Pink Motel" is located at 9457 San Fernando Road,
in Sun Valley, CA.
That's in the northeast part of the San Fernando Valley,
about three miles northeast of Burbank, south of the Hansen Dam.
It's not exactly a great part of town...
Dating back to 1946, this unique little motel has appeared in a number of films and TV shows, including 2004's "The Whole Ten Yards" (with Bruce Willis & Matthew Perry), TV's "The O.C.", and "House of Sand & Fog".
unlike some places that have shut have down and become just a filming location,
this place is still open for business as a motel. (Or at least it was
the last time I checked.)
Their phone number is (818) 767-3605.
Here is a Google StreetView of the motel:
A. I discovered the Pink Motel back when I was finding locations for the show "The O.C.".
The motel played a cheap motel in episode 14 of season 2. And if
that wasn't enough, Dexter used the hotel in their very first
season. It played the motel where an
Ice Truck copycat killer was busted (with a tied-up hooker in his
room). And once you've seen this place, it's hard to miss.
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