Motels: Season 6
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, we are reminded 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 having a different theme, and the set detail often contains 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.
|Episode||Accommodation/ Motel name||Motel Location & Other Locations||Trivia||Picture|
|6.01 Exile On Main St.|| Lisa's House
|Cicero, Indiana||Dean has been living in an actual house for one year.|
|6.02 Two and a Half Men||Mid West Motel||Battle Creek, Michigan||Prop reuse: Magic Fingers have also been seen in 2.13 and 3.04|
|6.03 The Third Man||Unnamed Motel||Easter, Pennsylvania||The wallpaper is distinctive. Large flowers are often used in the show. See Here for other examples.|
|6.04 Weekend at Bobby's||Pack 'em Inn Motel||Kenosha, Wisconsin||This motel is a whole theme based on the local football team, the Green Bay Packers.|
|6.05 Live Free or Twihard||Nite Owl Motel||Limestone, Illinois|| Prop re-use: The exterior motel sign was also used in 6.22 and 5.05.
The Floor Plan is seen for the first time in season 4.
|6.06 You Can't Handle the Truth||Abe's Calumet Motel||Calumet City, Illinois||Murals are a feature in many of the motel rooms. Take a look at them all here|
|6.07 Family Matters||Abe's Calumet Motel||Calumet City, Illinois||This is the same motel as the last episode.|
|6.08 All Dogs Go to Heaven||Over the Barrel Motel||Buffalo, New York||The name of this motel is a reference to the attempts made by daredevils to go over the American Falls a barrel.|
|6.09 Clap Your Hands If You Believe...||Unnamed motel||Elwood, Indiana|| Prop reuse: The green bedspreads have been seen in 2.14. 2.15, 4.06, 5.01, 7.15, and 6.09
Another awesome mural in this room.
|6.10 Caged Heat||Squatting in abandoned house||Evergreen, MO (estimation)||The boys often have to find accommodation in abandoned places.|
|6.11 Appointment in Samarra||Bobby's house||Sioux Falls, South Dakota||Sam just can't seem to stay away from his favorite accommodation|
|6.12 Like a Virgin||6 Pines Motel||Portland, Oregon|| Prop reuse: The Floor Plan is used again in this room.
|6.13 Unforgiven||Webster's Motor Inn and squatting in an abandoned cabin||Bristol, Rhode Island|| Prop Reuse: The curtains are seen in Amelia's motel room - 8.05 and in 7.12
The Floor Plan makes another appearance.
|6.14 Mannequin 3: The Reckoning||Squatting in an abandoned cabin||Unknown||The boys start off in the cabin and then we don't see any other accommodation.|
|6.15 The French Mistake||Jared's House and Highway 51 Motel||Vancouver, BC, Canada||This set is a mind spin! We get Jared's mansion, a fake motel set, and the same motel in the "real" world.|
|6.16 And Then There Were None||None||Sandusky, Ohio|
|6.17 My Heart Will Go On||White Star Motel||Chester, Pennsylvania||The name of the motel "White Star" is the name of the company that owned the Titanic.|
|6.18 Frontierland||None (saloon?)||Sunrise, Wyoming||I doubt they were in the past long enough for an overnight stay, but the saloon is pretty cool.|
|6.19 Mommy Dearest||Bobby's house||: Sioux Falls, South Dakota|
|6.20 The Man Who Would Be King||Bobby's house||: Sioux Falls, South Dakota|
|6.21 Let It Bleed||Bobby's house||: Sioux Falls, South Dakota|
|6.22 The Man Who Knew Too Much|| Nite Owl Hotel
( Room 107)
(aka inside Sam's grapefruit)
|Bootbock, Kansas||The motel name has been used in 5.05 and 6.05. The owl on the crescent moon was seen in both of these episodes also.|