Hotel California Chords – Eagles

B minor is the key to the song. To play the song in an easy way we can use a capo on the 2nd fret. All the chords with/without capo are mentioned in the below table.

Hotel California Chords

Track Info

Chords Info

  • Tuning: Standard (EADGBE)
  • Key: Bm
  • Capo: 2nd fret
  • Chords(With Capo): Am, E7, G, D
  • Suggested Strumming: D U U U UDU DU
    D= Down Stroke, U = Up Stroke
Capo – 2nd fretWithout Capo
Am – x02210
E7 – 020000

E – 022000
G – 320003
D – xx0232
C – x32010
Bm – x24432
F#7 – 242322
F# – 244322
A – x02220, 577655
E – 022100
D – xx0232

Am On a dark desert highway,
cool wind in my hair
G D Warm smell of colitas rising up

through the air
F Up ahead in the distance,
I saw a shimmering light
Dm My head grew heavy and my

sight grew dim
E I had to stop for the night Am There she stood in the doorway;
I heard the mission bell
G And I was thinking to myself D This could be heaven or this could be hell F Then she lit up a candle,
and she showed me the way
Dm There were voices down the corridor, E I thought I heard them say...

F C Welcome to the Hotel California. E7 Such a lovely place, (such a lovely place),
such a lovely face
F C Plenty of room at the Hotel California Dm Any time of year, (any time of year)
You can find it here


Am Her mind is Tiffany-twisted,
She got the Mercedes bends
G She got a lot of pretty pretty boys
she calls friends
F How they danced in the courtyard,
sweet summer sweat
Dm E Some dance to remember, some dance to forget Am E7 So I called up the captain; Please

bring me my wine (he said)
G D We haven't had that spirit here since 1969 F C and still those voices are calling from far away Dm Wake you up in the middle of the night E Just to hear them say...

F C Welcome to the Hotel California. E7 Such a lovely place, (such a lovely place),
such a lovely face
F C They're livin' it up at the Hotel California Dm What a nice surprise, (what a nice surprise)
Bring your alibis


Am E7 Mirrors on the ceiling; the pink

champagne on ice (and she said)
G We are all just prisoners here,
of our own device
F and in the master's chambers,
they gathered for the feast
Dm They stab it with their

steely knives but they
E just can't kill the beast Am Last thing I remember,
I was running for the door
G I had to find the passage back
to the place I was before
F "Relax" said the night man;
we are programmed to receive
Dm You can check out any time you like E7 But you can never leave...

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🎸Hotel California Intro Tab

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