Hotel California by Eagles

Hotel California is the title track by the Eagles. This page provides information about the song and links to the lyrics and the official video.

Hotel California by Eagles


Beginner and intermediate students.

Facts about the song

  • Song: Hotel California
  • Album: Hotel California
  • Date of release: 1976
  • Genre: Rock
  • Lenght of the song: 6 minutes and 30 seconds.
  • Writer: Don Felder, Glenn Frey, Don Henley
  • Produced by: Bill Szymczyk

Interesting information about the song

The song has been given several interpretations by fans and critics alike, but the Eagles have described it as their "interpretation of the high life in Los Angeles". In the 2013 documentary History of the Eagles, Henley said that the song was about "a journey from innocence to experience...that's all".


The video

The Video

The lyrics

Full lyrics of this song

Language points

The song includes many interesting language points:

Eexpressions that may be useful to students:

  • On a dark desert highway highway , cool wind in my hair
    Warm smell of colitas, rising up through the air
    Up ahead in the distance, I saw a shimmering shimmering light
    My head grew heavy and my sight grew dim
    I had to stop for the night
    There she stood in the doorway;

Source: Wikipedia

More lyrics here