American Horror Story: Hotel (2015)

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

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Critic Ratings: 48

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User Ratings: 1566

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Episodes

Air date: Oct 7, 2015

In the season premiere, detective John Lowe investigates a series of murders in Los Angeles, and a peculiar tip indicates the Hotel Cortez as a place of interest.

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Air date: Oct 14, 2015

Fashion designer Will Drake spruces up the Hotel Cortez; a model gets the attention of the Countess; and John learns about the hotel's first owner.

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Air date: Oct 21, 2015

Alex hits a breaking point when Scarlett brings up memories of Holden and Donovan becomes a target of the Countess's rival.

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Air date: Oct 28, 2015

John gets invited to a Devil's Night Soiree and Alex tries to diagnose Holden's odd condition.

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Air date: Nov 4, 2015

John gets invited to a Devil's Night Soiree and Alex tries to diagnose Holden's odd condition.

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Air date: Nov 11, 2015

Ramona and Donovan enact their revenge plan; Liz Taylor finds true love; and the resident of Room 33 is revealed.

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Air date: Nov 18, 2015

Will Drake's renovations uncover a great secret; John undergoes psychiatric evaluation; and the Countess learns the fate of her first love.

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Air date: Dec 2, 2015

John closes in on the Ten Commandments Killer and Sally details her arrangement with March.

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Air date: Dec 9, 2015

The Countess is reunited with her one true love; Donovan and Ramona take another stab at revenge; and a careless decision puts Alex in hot water.

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Air date: Dec 16, 2015

Alex enlists John's help to contain an outbreak; Donovan learns The Countess' true intentions; and Liz and Iris plan to leave the hotel for good.

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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 (25)

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…
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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…
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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…
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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…

It's fitting that American Horror Story: Hotel initiates a pop star's transition from music to television with a scene that's essentially a hybrid of the two.

Aug 10, 2017 | Full Review…

Ryan Murphy and company have set the stage for a monstrous fifth season that's boasting its ability to be unapologetic from sex to the drugs and violence.

May 8, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for American Horror Story: Hotel

  • Jul 12, 2020
    some plots were not explained properly and lady gaga doesent know how to act if its not a sex scene, worst season of AHS
  • May 21, 2020
    Ryan Murphy & Brad Falchuk come recharged. Blood, torture and glamor are very noticeable characteristics in this season. Unfortunately, "American Horror Story Hotel" suffers from Jessica Lange's departure in a remarkable way, but the incorporation of Lady Gaga and the performances of the entire wonderful cast make this season enjoyable.
  • May 06, 2020
    honestly really overhatted on I love this season it's good fight me I love gaga
  • May 03, 2020
    one of my fav seasons ever
  • Apr 28, 2020
    This season is so underrated! Every character is amazing but the Gaga act and Dennis o'Hare are brilliant
  • Mar 29, 2020
    The characters in this season are spectacular! Liz Taylor played by Denis O'hare was great! This season was sad towards the end, I loved it all.
  • Jan 28, 2020
    This season is just disturbing. I can't understand why they have to be so graphic.
  • Jan 18, 2020
    An extra star given for Evan Peters performance, I'd have liked to have seen more of him in this season. I feel like with it being the first season without Jessica Lange, they tried too hard. Also, that weird thing that "drills", was just plain disturbing!
  • Jan 16, 2020
    All the darkness and maleficent spirits are hidden inside this misterious hotel. By far is one of the best seasons
  • Jan 06, 2020
    An incredible example of just how insufferable the show is. Pure Trash.

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