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Coral Sands Hollywood Motel

1730 N Western Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027
1977 2006

Bob Damron '80: (Cruisy) (H) (Sauna, pool, etc.) All male gay motel, hot tub & sauna, 24 hour heated pool, nude bathing, well-equipped gym, sun deck, BBQ area, free refreshments on Wednesdays 6:30-8pm.

Bob Damron '81: (Cruisy) (H) (Sauna, pool, etc.) *; Bob Damron '82: (H) (Sauna, pool, etc.) *; Bob Damron '84: * (H) (Sauna) (pool) (Cruisy)

Site of Outfest's 2001 Platinum Oasis, an 18-hour interactive art installation curated by Ron Athey and Dr. Vaginal Davis, featuring torch singers, electroshock video games, manicures, Bruce la Bruce photo shoots, and baptisms.

"Upstairs" rooms were for cruising.

"The atmosphere and service continued to improve, and the sordid (if fun!), wild past has long since given way to a clean, reputable destination for families and international travelers – gay and non-gay alike."

The hotel was redeveloped by Irish real estate investor Dean McKillen, and reopened as the Cara Hotel in 2020.