May 31, 2009

Perth's Abandoned Buildings - Part 2

Where to begin? The Pacific Motel (and licensed restaurant) is superbly located right on the Highgate/Mount Lawley border. A convenient part of town - the Queens Hotel, restaurants, and shopping, are just a few metres away. It's a quick bike ride to the middle of the city.



Balconies are provided to all rooms.


The hallways have had a recent renovation.



Guests can opt for either a north facing standard suite, with Mount Lawley district views...

..and en suite...

..or one of the more spacious, south facing deluxe rooms...

..with Perth CBD views...

..and of course, en suite.

Look, there's no way, at this point, to keep the charade going. This place is quite simply a scary, derelict, abandoned, and crumbling motel. Having formerly lived on this street (6 years ago), I was pretty amazed to see just how bad this building had got. Answer? Pretty fucking bad! Even at its peak, when it was open, the place was scary. Room rates by the hour. Piano bar full of hookers, but...all of that pales in comparison to this utterly disturbed piece of art, currently on display in room 318 (open 24 hours).


"FUCK YOU KEATING"


The pool.



Pretty certain I will be having nightmares tonight.


So, I am pretty much without speech. A crack den in the middle of Mount Lawley. This was a really disturbing place.

On that note, more of Perth's abandoned buildings, coming soon!

29 comments:

Anonymous said...

I am afraid, very afraid

gobeirne said...

Wow - I used to live in Mount Lawley. Here's a photo of this building from September 2004.

ta4q4gab said...

Myself and few mates decided to go in there a couple of months ago and i dont think i have ever been more scared in my life

we were chased by someone when we got up to the third floor from climbing it

Dont go in there, just dont
its used at a crack house at night

Anonymous said...

Hey mate, Great pics on the site. I went in this building last year sometime for work. I had to kick the door down of room 318 and even with my gun out I was slightly on edge after seeing the disturbed picture.

Kamu said...

I am intrigued as to why you would be called to room 318 specifically..

Anonymous said...

What you have not hear about what happened in 318? Come on you must be trolling.

Anonymous said...

Is this place still standing?

Anonymous said...

I visited this today, took some photos from the outside. Looked empty but I wasn't keen on meeting a crack addict or crazy ex-concierge empty handed. Just wondering, did you come across any company when you did this shoot?

Anonymous said...

I work just down the street.... have often wondered what it was like when it a going concern. Found the reception centre/ restaurant concept kind of hard to believe. It now reminds me of the abandoned hotel in the Vampire Masquerade Bloodlines game... only evil things could ever happen there.

Anonymous said...

what exactly happened in room 318 last year that we are meant to know about anon (april 16, 2010, 6:09pm)?

Anonymous said...

I, Anonymous (May 2, 2010, 9:12 PM) broke inside today and took some photos. It wasn't really that frightening, and there wasn't anything that dodgy inside (compared to the partridge mansion, anyway). So it's still standing, more or less.

Nate, did you find the elevator shaft? My friend and I found a passage that lead to some tiny metal stairs. We climbed them and found the lift mechanism, maintanace papers, service reports ect. Interestingly, the service records stop at about '02. I've got photos, I'll post them on my blog later.

Oh, I found a few Pacific Motel pamphlets inside. Very amusing.

Taking a gun with you into room 318 (where the porn mural is) is overkill, it's not that scary.

Sam said...

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs375.snc4/45786_152241191458470_100000177699271_469583_3330197_n.jpg

Photo taken by my friend, Codee.

I've got a shitload of photos that I've taken from this place, it's still there and the interior decorators are still going strong.

Anonymous said...

I'd like to know what actually happened in 318?

Anonymous said...

Currently in the process of a redevelopment application, gated off and relatively high police presence in the area.

tirades said...

Pfft, it's easier to get into than your Mother, Anon. Climbing a fence isn't exactly commando-level shit.

Anonymous said...

What happened in room 318?

Anonymous said...

The Partridge Mansion?? What and where is this place?
Nothing dodgy inside this site compared to the mansion??? Interesting......

Anonymous said...

I went out there today.
it was opened up like someone was living there each night..
candles left there, Smell of fresh paint.

some of my pictures are up on my Deviant art site.

hears couple of links

http://lilbeck.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d36j17h

http://lilbeck.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d36j14r

http://lilbeck.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d36j13h

Anonymous said...

i have to know what happened in room 318 now! someone please let us in on it!

offmetree said...

A little while ago in Room 318 a clock ticked once...

Anonymous said...

I can't believe what i see. I've lived in this hostel for three months, when i was in the school of english just in front (the St-Mark's college). In was 10 years ago, in 2001. I even recognized my own room in a picture, i think....

Chris said...

I love how a Google search still has the website up for this place, last updated 04'. And several third party travel places still promoting it.

Perhaps they should get some images up of it's current state to boost occupancy rates?

Chris said...

Very well written website, obviously the previous management were fluent in English...
http://pacificmotelwa.tripod.com/About%20Us.htm

Anonymous said...

i just moved in 1 block away from this place. all the locals say it doesnt cause any issues but there are cops everywhere. still standing as of December 2011

Anonymous said...

iv squatted there, made a mess with paint there too, in fact you can see my name on a couple of the pics, its just an old sh*thole thats safer than sleeping on the street, and actually kinda fun but the second floor(where that room 318 is) is genuinely creepy, iv climbed thru most squats and half dead buildings in perth but that one was the strangest...besides the underground dungeon in kelmscott with big iron bars and shackles attatched to the walls, glad somebody burnt that place down now i know what was there. still i dunno what happened in 318 possibly its just because its darker than the rest of the place and bizzare psychosexual "art" is always gonna just make that worse. gotta admit though, whoever did it has all of you and countless others confused/scared/curious about it for a long time afterwards, thats an emotional response to an image somebody presented to you, actually as gross as that thing is its probably the most artistic piece in there, and the artist is clearly insane.

Anonymous said...

if you wanna learn about a really bizzare building read up on the water and sewerage monument just round the corner from this place, odd history to it.

Anonymous said...

whi r there so many homeless then in perth?

Anonymous said...

I used to drop many a tourist and junkie there as a cabbie in the mid noughties and always had a slight unease for them. Didn't happen too often but it did at the location.
As they say you get what you pay for. Still,what's to stay, what happened after, life is what you make it after all and I have had many a good time in dinghy towns and inns around the world and boring as shit nights with beautiful women in fancy hotels...

Anonymous said...

Hi is that dungeon in kelmscott still here?

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