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The hotel where Janis Joplin died.

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Janis Joplin - Hotel death location.

This is the hotel where rock singer Janis Joplin died.

It is situated at 7047 Franklin Avenue in the north of Hollywood.

At the time of her death, it was known as the Landmark Motor Hotel. These days, it is called the Highland Gardens Hotel.

During her years on the road, the singer picked up a substance abuse problem that gradually worsened.

At first, she drank a lot, to the point that many friends and associates considered her to be an alcoholic. Soon after, she became addicted to meth and lost an unhealthy amount of weight.

Her third and final vice was heroin, which she started using after a short stint of sobriety.

On the evening of October 4th, 1970, Joplin was found dead on the floor of her hotel room, which was room #105.

When her friend and road manager, John Byrne Cooke, entered the room, the 27-year-old was lying motionless with a cigarette in one hand and money in the other.

An autopsy revealed that the singer had died from a heroin overdose, and that the level of alcohol in her blood may have exacerbated her condition.

When her body was first discovered, there was no evidence that she had been using drugs. However, it was later revealed that a friend had removed the paraphernalia from her room in an effort to protect her reputation.

Upon realizing that a medical autopsy would eventually discover the true cause of death, Joplin's friend decided to put the evidence back.

The singer's death was ruled accidental, as it is believed that she took heroin from a batch that was much stronger than what she was typically used to. This theory is backed up by reports that there was a noticeable spike in overdoses in the Los Angeles area on the exact same weekend.

Her body was cremated three days after her death. Shortly afterwards, her family chartered a private plane and scattered her ashes in the Pacific Ocean.

Janis Joplin death location.

Below, you will find the address and the GPS coordinates for this location.

GPS coordinates.

The latitude and longitude coordinates for the hotel are:

34.104308, -118.343129


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The full address for this location is:

7047 Franklin Avenue
Los Angeles
CA 90028
United States


The hotel is situated at the intersection of Franklin Avenue and North Sycamore Avenue. It is one block north of Hollywood Boulevard.

At the time of Joplin's death, it was called the Landmark Motor Hotel. Nowadays, it is the Highland Gardens Hotel.

Her room number was #105, which is on the first floor.


Photos of the hotel and other related images.

Room #105.

Janis Joplin room

Janis Joplin died in room #105. It is on the first floor, at the front of the hotel. It overlooks the parking lot and Franklin Avenue.

We have highlighted the room's window in red.

Fans are allowed to rent the room, as the owners have embraced its history instead of trying to sweep it under the rug.

A plaque at the side of the door proudly states that Joplin stayed there on October 4th, 1970.

Inside the room, there is a closet area that is dedicated to the singer. The closet contains a wardrobe, which fans can write on. Most of the messages contain quotes from Janis and other words of respect.

7047 Franklin Avenue.

7047 Franklin Avenue

This Google Street View image of the 7047 Franklin Avenue was taken in May of 2022.

Inside the room.


Image source: UriahJabez on YouTube

This is an image of the inside of the room. Joplin was found dead on the floor, hanging halfway off the bed.

At the time of her death, there was only one bed in this room.



Fans have written messages such as "Forever 27" and "I'm just one of those regular weirdos" on the wardrobe.

Note that this is a slight misquote, as she actually said, "I'm one of those regular weird people."

Exact spot.

Exact spot

The singer was found in this exact spot, which is on the northeastern side of the room.

This image is from a video that was sent in to us by Jeremy Drexler, who took a tour of the room.

Outside door.

Room 105

Image source: Jeremy Drexler

This photograph shows the door and room number.

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