American Horror Story: Hotel (2015)


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Critics Consensus

Favoring garish style over effective storytelling, the fifth American Horror Story strands a talented cast at Ryan Murphy's Hotel.



Critic Ratings: 48


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User Ratings: 1618
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Air date: Oct 7, 2015
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A horror series set in an eerie hotel in downtown Los Angeles.

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Critic Reviews for American Horror Story Hotel

All Critics (48) | Top Critics (24)

In short, what's old is new again, a theme many hotels have used in their day. For Horror Story, heading into its fifth season, it sure feels due.

Oct 7, 2015 | Full Review…
Top Critic

If it falls short, that could be because the premiere feels more cruel than scary.

Oct 7, 2015 | Full Review…

Disturbing us is the point, of course, but good horror stories go beyond grotesqueries and gore. American Horror Story: Hotel may do that, but I won't know; I don't plan to spend another night there.

Oct 7, 2015 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

The findings are auspicious. AHS: Hotel more obviously resembles the first two, better seasons of American Horror Story than it does the latter, lesser two.

Oct 7, 2015 | Full Review…
Top Critic

AHS: Hotel has the subtlety and texture of Gaga's ill-considered meat dress. But it sure is a butcher shop.

Oct 7, 2015 | Rating: C- | Full Review…
Top Critic

They're pushing boundaries. Screw your need for normalcy. You can get that anywhere. And, on that level, Hotel works. The question of quality comes down to the tolerance you have for style over substance.

Oct 6, 2015 | Full Review…

The violence, all set that anodyne, pumping pop soundtrack, is unequivocally gross.

Jul 24, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

American Horror Story: Hotel does not inspire interest. [Full Review in Spanish]

Jul 15, 2018 | Full Review…

This season was certainly the only season... to not drop off any storyline or have any plot holes through the season which was a welcome surprise, and there were some great characters.

Jun 26, 2018 | Full Review…

American Horror Story fans will no doubt enjoy Hotel, which may turn out to be the most elaborate and entertaining season yet.

Jun 18, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for American Horror Story: Hotel

  • 5d ago
    I enjoyed this season, not as much as the previous 4, but there was alot to be enjoyed. The cast are great, and Gaga is also good, though not as great as Lange would have been in that charactor. It is a stylish season and i think reviewers where harsh in initial reviews. 3.5/5
  • Aug 10, 2019
    This season was pretty darn good. I enjoyed it when they brought back all the serial killers. Very entertaining.
  • Jun 18, 2019
    Honestly I found this season boring, lacked a compelling enough narrative, seemed to be going for shock value over actual plot, and I gave up watching this season about halfway through.
  • Apr 14, 2019
    Still good, but a less focused season of AHS. Pros were Dennis O'Hare and Kathy Bates' poignant turns and Evan Peters eccentric hotelier. This season has the classic shocks and awes, but it lacked something. That being said, it's still better than most and you won't be able to look away.
  • Feb 27, 2019
    Has to be worse one yet. The first 4 episodes were terrible, fell asleep. Just trying to hard to be disturbing, but just wasnt working. Corny sex scenes and poor acting. Gets better after episode 5 but still a bit of a drain. The scene with Liz and Iris guns blazing like 2 mafia noses was genius tho!! Lol Bring on next one because this undead is more like dead, buried and never to be seen again unfortunately.
  • Feb 07, 2019
    It had twists and turns plus memorable moments but there were a lot of dry moments that you wanted to skip.
  • Jan 21, 2019
    Gaga totally saves this season from disaster
  • Jan 07, 2019
    Honestly, I didn't finish this season, cause it kinda losing the terror and thrill that I used to experience by watching AHS. Hotel felt so flat. Shame cause Lady Gaga was a big add to this season and even though she was the main character, it kinda feels bland.
  • Jan 05, 2019
    The story with the 10 Commandments killer was amazing as it ended up with a hugeness plot twist but I could really never wrap my head around why the countess needed the vampaire kids there and why she was seen as the big boss on top of everyone. Everyone in the season is plagued with addiction and from that there is an addiction monster which is a great theme for the season. As John is addicted with solving murder cases, His wife Alex is addicted for her son’s love, same with the countess as she’s addicted with trying to find a lover, and many other characters are addicted with drugs such as Sally. This all sets up a kind of dull mode through the season. It still seems to work though.
  • Jan 05, 2019
    American Horror Story Hotel has a talented cast that gives strong performances. This season tries to scare but it doesn’t succeeded in it beacause of too many raw scenes, to same up this time AHS tells a story that is quite interesting except some part that aren’t enough to make Hotel like previous seasons.

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