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How scary would it be to enter your hotel room and find a SEVERED HAND waiting for you on the desk?! Terrifying. Until you realize, “Wait! It’s just art. Silly me.”
Sometimes there’s a fine line between creative, unique, artistic expression and downright spookiness. We’ve learned this all too well as we’ve traveled from hotel to hotel. A while back we showed you five pieces of very creepy hotel art. Now we’re back to bring you more.
But we know that one person’s “yuck” is another person’s “yum.” In other words, what we may find creepy, you may find incredibly special and funky and awesome. So dear readers, we ask you this: Which of the below hotel photos are cool, and which are simply creepy? You decide for yourself.
We found this on the back of a door inside our Deluxe Room at Hotel Erwin in Los Angeles. We still don’t quite understand it, but we’re gonna go out on a limb and vote this one as “creepy” in our books:
And as long as we’re on the subject of Hotel Erwin…
Don’t like the idea of 30 people staring at you naked while you’re in the shower? Then you may find this shower curtain (which was also in the hotel’s Deluxe Room) to be a bit creepy. But we’ll concede that this one is more cool than creepy:
Even though we showed you this photo in November when we gathered our Quirky Hotel Art Hall of Fame, it simply is just too creepy not to include again. This photo is downright scary. What IS this thing anyway?
What are these dudes doing? Praying? A religious pilgrimmage? In a hotel? So many questions, so little time. Creepers:
All of God’s children are beautiful — we get it, and we appreciate the sentiment. But do we really need to decorate a hotel lobby with giant faces peering down at guests? Perhaps it’s not “keep you up at night” creepy, but it’s definitely “this is really bizarre…?” creepy.
We like the Magritte vibe that we get from this piece outside Hotel Helix in Washington, D.C. It’s more cool than spooky, but it’ll send a slight shiver down your spine if you walk by it on a dark, blustery day:
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