Elsewhere at the Madcap Motel

Elsewhere at the Madcap Motel Madcap Motel invites you to the whimsical dimension of Elsewhere. Come explore hidden passageways, merge dimensions, gaze into the galaxy pool, and stroll through the World's first ever time-warping wormhole.
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Transmission from Elsewhere: The portal will be open for Labor Day! Use code DAYOFF for 20% off your ticket to Elsewhere...
09/03/2021

Transmission from Elsewhere: The portal will be open for Labor Day! Use code DAYOFF for 20% off your ticket to Elsewhere. But hurry, this offer expires faster than a bowl of ambrosia sitting out by the pool.

Transmission from Elsewhere: The portal will be open for Labor Day! Use code DAYOFF for 20% off your ticket to Elsewhere. But hurry, this offer expires faster than a bowl of ambrosia sitting out by the pool.

Friends don’t let friends go through interdimensional wormholes without proper attire. All Madcap merch is thoroughly te...
08/31/2021

Friends don’t let friends go through interdimensional wormholes without proper attire. All Madcap merch is thoroughly tested for time travel. Most of the pieces make it back ok. We’re pretty sure you will, too. We are not legally responsible for anything that happens once you’ve torn through the fabric of space and time. Sorry! (@jessicadamouni x @jazzyjaybooking by @sophiaschrank)

Friends don’t let friends go through interdimensional wormholes without proper attire. All Madcap merch is thoroughly tested for time travel. Most of the pieces make it back ok. We’re pretty sure you will, too. We are not legally responsible for anything that happens once you’ve torn through the fabric of space and time. Sorry! (@jessicadamouni x @jazzyjaybooking by @sophiaschrank)

J.P. Sando had done a lot of things in his life. Opened wormholes. Adopted a family of  Zeemboofs from the Pinwheel Gala...
08/27/2021

J.P. Sando had done a lot of things in his life. Opened wormholes. Adopted a family of Zeemboofs from the Pinwheel Galaxy. Received doctorates from 16 and a half higher learning institutions. He had only one regret in his life: the children and pets only barber shop / medical research facility he opened briefly in 1963. It was quickly shut down after some rather damning photographs taken by a disgruntled mother / Shih Tzu breeder were submitted to the authorities.

J.P. Sando had done a lot of things in his life. Opened wormholes. Adopted a family of Zeemboofs from the Pinwheel Galaxy. Received doctorates from 16 and a half higher learning institutions. He had only one regret in his life: the children and pets only barber shop / medical research facility he opened briefly in 1963. It was quickly shut down after some rather damning photographs taken by a disgruntled mother / Shih Tzu breeder were submitted to the authorities.

Andy Warhol said “in the future everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes.” In Elsewhere, we throw in the 16th minute...
08/25/2021

Andy Warhol said “in the future everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes.” In Elsewhere, we throw in the 16th minute for free. (@momowang123)

Andy Warhol said “in the future everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes.” In Elsewhere, we throw in the 16th minute for free. (@momowang123)

Eugene and Phyllis took up competitive pair ice skating when the kids went away to college. The empty nesters enjoyed it...
08/23/2021

Eugene and Phyllis took up competitive pair ice skating when the kids went away to college. The empty nesters enjoyed it for different reasons. Eugene genuinely loved the art of ice dance and the feel of his blades on freshly Zambonied ice. Phyllis loved the physics of ice skating. As she and Eugene slid over the ice she thought about the special properties of the substance below their dancing feet. She had read a fascinating article about water. The density of liquid water is greater than the density of frozen water. That’s why ice floats in a glass of water. On top of the ice below Phyllis was a layer of thin water which allowed her blade to move effortlessly. She wondered why she couldn’t skate on glass. It’s smoother than water. Surely one would be able to execute a couple’s routine on top of glass or even a mirror? But no. On Earth there simply wasn’t enough atmospheric pressure to produce the liquid lubricant needed to skate on anything other than ice. That got Phyllis thinking, why not take their show on the road? So they booked two tickets to Elsewhere. Saturn’s rings were filled with ice and rocks. Some of the rocks no bigger than a grain of sand and others as big as a house. She and Eugene would attempt the first Russian split jump into an assisted spiral. They would be the talk of the wormhole. She just knew it.

Eugene and Phyllis took up competitive pair ice skating when the kids went away to college. The empty nesters enjoyed it for different reasons. Eugene genuinely loved the art of ice dance and the feel of his blades on freshly Zambonied ice. Phyllis loved the physics of ice skating. As she and Eugene slid over the ice she thought about the special properties of the substance below their dancing feet. She had read a fascinating article about water. The density of liquid water is greater than the density of frozen water. That’s why ice floats in a glass of water. On top of the ice below Phyllis was a layer of thin water which allowed her blade to move effortlessly. She wondered why she couldn’t skate on glass. It’s smoother than water. Surely one would be able to execute a couple’s routine on top of glass or even a mirror? But no. On Earth there simply wasn’t enough atmospheric pressure to produce the liquid lubricant needed to skate on anything other than ice. That got Phyllis thinking, why not take their show on the road? So they booked two tickets to Elsewhere. Saturn’s rings were filled with ice and rocks. Some of the rocks no bigger than a grain of sand and others as big as a house. She and Eugene would attempt the first Russian split jump into an assisted spiral. They would be the talk of the wormhole. She just knew it.

Transmission from Elsewhere: Attention ladies, gentlemen, and interdimensional non gender conforming life forces: Madcap...
08/19/2021

Transmission from Elsewhere: Attention ladies, gentlemen, and interdimensional non gender conforming life forces: Madcap Motel’s online store is NOW OPEN! You want a pen? We got it. You want a hoodie? We’ve got you covered! Need a new embroidered patch for your jouch (jean couch)? We have one! We’ve got tee shirts, totes, hats and more just one click away in our online store!

Geraldine couldn’t wait to show off the dress she made. She had spent hours and hours hunched over her sewing machine. S...
08/18/2021

Geraldine couldn’t wait to show off the dress she made. She had spent hours and hours hunched over her sewing machine. She seamstressed. But in the end the dress was perfect. She was on pins and needles waiting for her date to pick her up and see her in the dress. Her date arrived right on time and watched as Geraldine spun around in her new frock. “You look sew beautiful,” said her date as Geraldine twirled her way into Madcap Motel.

Geraldine couldn’t wait to show off the dress she made. She had spent hours and hours hunched over her sewing machine. She seamstressed. But in the end the dress was perfect. She was on pins and needles waiting for her date to pick her up and see her in the dress. Her date arrived right on time and watched as Geraldine spun around in her new frock. “You look sew beautiful,” said her date as Geraldine twirled her way into Madcap Motel.

Geraldine couldn’t wait to show off the dress she made. She had spent hours and hours hunched over her sewing machine. S...
08/18/2021

Geraldine couldn’t wait to show off the dress she made. She had spent hours and hours hunched over her sewing machine. She seamstressed. But in the end the dress was perfect. She was on pins and needles waiting for her date to pick her up and see her in the dress. Her date arrived right on time and watched as Geraldine spun around in her new frock. “You look sew beautiful,” said her date as Geraldine twirled her way into Madcap Motel.

Geraldine couldn’t wait to show off the dress she made. She had spent hours and hours hunched over her sewing machine. She seamstressed. But in the end the dress was perfect. She was on pins and needles waiting for her date to pick her up and see her in the dress. Her date arrived right on time and watched as Geraldine spun around in her new frock. “You look sew beautiful,” said her date as Geraldine twirled her way into Madcap Motel.

What happens if you accidentally feed an interdimensional time traveling hedge person? Legally we aren’t allowed to say....
08/16/2021

What happens if you accidentally feed an interdimensional time traveling hedge person? Legally we aren’t allowed to say. Elsewhere’s lawyers have advised us to keep quiet on the matter. Come find out for yourself. We dare you! (@amandasweet88)

What happens if you accidentally feed an interdimensional time traveling hedge person? Legally we aren’t allowed to say. Elsewhere’s lawyers have advised us to keep quiet on the matter. Come find out for yourself. We dare you! (@amandasweet88)

The only rules in Elsewhere? Don’t feed the hedge people, practice social distancing and please beehive yourself.
08/13/2021

The only rules in Elsewhere? Don’t feed the hedge people, practice social distancing and please beehive yourself.

The only rules in Elsewhere? Don’t feed the hedge people, practice social distancing and please beehive yourself.

The only rules in Elsewhere? Don’t feed the hedge people, practice social distancing and please beehive yourself.
08/13/2021

The only rules in Elsewhere? Don’t feed the hedge people, practice social distancing and please beehive yourself.

The only rules in Elsewhere? Don’t feed the hedge people, practice social distancing and please beehive yourself.

Every Saturday morning Sandra made her way to the bus stop and waited. The bench had a faded advertisement for Dipsy Can...
08/10/2021

Every Saturday morning Sandra made her way to the bus stop and waited. The bench had a faded advertisement for Dipsy Canoes, a delicious but discontinued chip. The legs of the bench were covered with grass and one lonely vine clung to the back of the bench with all its might. The bus stopped servicing this route years ago. But Sandra wasn’t waiting for the bus. She was waiting for a different type of vehicle to take her to her destination. She closed her eyes and took a nap. At 4:33 she awoke to a honk. Her ship was here. Over the ship’s loudspeaker came a voice: “Please have your tickets to Elsewhere ready when you board the ship!”

Every Saturday morning Sandra made her way to the bus stop and waited. The bench had a faded advertisement for Dipsy Canoes, a delicious but discontinued chip. The legs of the bench were covered with grass and one lonely vine clung to the back of the bench with all its might. The bus stopped servicing this route years ago. But Sandra wasn’t waiting for the bus. She was waiting for a different type of vehicle to take her to her destination. She closed her eyes and took a nap. At 4:33 she awoke to a honk. Her ship was here. Over the ship’s loudspeaker came a voice: “Please have your tickets to Elsewhere ready when you board the ship!”

Angry? Frustrated? Feeling like a spaghetti stained Tupperware lid shoved into the back of a drawer? Need a break from i...
08/07/2021

Angry? Frustrated? Feeling like a spaghetti stained Tupperware lid shoved into the back of a drawer? Need a break from it all? Then come to Elsewhere while you still can!

Angry? Frustrated? Feeling like a spaghetti stained Tupperware lid shoved into the back of a drawer? Need a break from it all? Then come to Elsewhere while you still can!

JP prided himself on his troupe of misfit maniacs. They were the heart and soul of Elsewhere. The true magic came from t...
08/04/2021

JP prided himself on his troupe of misfit maniacs. They were the heart and soul of Elsewhere. The true magic came from the people he hired to run the show while he was away. He didn’t want a place where people punched the clock. He wanted a place where people felt like they belonged. And they just happened to punch a clock on their way in and out. The employees of the motel were threads in the rich tapestry of Elsewhere. Each one of them woven into the history of the portal. Without them, none of it was possible. (@jessicadamouni + @h0tt_d0g)

JP prided himself on his troupe of misfit maniacs. They were the heart and soul of Elsewhere. The true magic came from the people he hired to run the show while he was away. He didn’t want a place where people punched the clock. He wanted a place where people felt like they belonged. And they just happened to punch a clock on their way in and out. The employees of the motel were threads in the rich tapestry of Elsewhere. Each one of them woven into the history of the portal. Without them, none of it was possible. (@jessicadamouni + @h0tt_d0g)

Peggy was 83 years old when she entered the portal. She was looking for something to shake up her routine. She was tired...
08/02/2021

Peggy was 83 years old when she entered the portal. She was looking for something to shake up her routine. She was tired of the same walks around the block. She was tired of the same canasta game. She was tired of the same pastrami on rye from the corner deli. She was just...tired. So she booked a ticket to Elsewhere. #belikePeggy #bookyourticket

Peggy was 83 years old when she entered the portal. She was looking for something to shake up her routine. She was tired of the same walks around the block. She was tired of the same canasta game. She was tired of the same pastrami on rye from the corner deli. She was just...tired. So she booked a ticket to Elsewhere. #belikePeggy #bookyourticket

Grab a friend, or two and come see what some people have called “a waste of time” and others have called “the best time ...
07/31/2021

Grab a friend, or two and come see what some people have called “a waste of time” and others have called “the best time ever!” Everything in life is a gamble. Roll the dice. Maybe you’ll have fun. Maybe you’ll fall into a sewer on the way inside. Who knows. Either way, you’ll have a good story to tell.

Grab a friend, or two and come see what some people have called “a waste of time” and others have called “the best time ever!” Everything in life is a gamble. Roll the dice. Maybe you’ll have fun. Maybe you’ll fall into a sewer on the way inside. Who knows. Either way, you’ll have a good story to tell.

Ludwig von Beefhousen was on sabbatical from his  job at the shredded cheese factory. There had been an unfortunate acci...
07/28/2021

Ludwig von Beefhousen was on sabbatical from his job at the shredded cheese factory. There had been an unfortunate accident where he cut himself on some sharp cheddar. The stress of grating cheese was starting to grate on Ludwig’s nerves. So he treated himself with a trip to Elsewhere. A place where he could get away from it all and brie himself. (@salim.bourdoukan)

Ludwig von Beefhousen was on sabbatical from his job at the shredded cheese factory. There had been an unfortunate accident where he cut himself on some sharp cheddar. The stress of grating cheese was starting to grate on Ludwig’s nerves. So he treated himself with a trip to Elsewhere. A place where he could get away from it all and brie himself. (@salim.bourdoukan)

The people came from far and wide to “Meat Steak Diane” the only woman in the world who could eat 6 pounds of steak in 6...
07/26/2021

The people came from far and wide to “Meat Steak Diane” the only woman in the world who could eat 6 pounds of steak in 6 minutes. Diane was a force of nature and every butcher’s dream gal.

The people came from far and wide to “Meat Steak Diane” the only woman in the world who could eat 6 pounds of steak in 6 minutes. Diane was a force of nature and every butcher’s dream gal.

The people came from far and wide to “Meat Steak Diane” the only woman in the world who could eat 6 pounds of steak in 6...
07/26/2021

The people came from far and wide to “Meat Steak Diane” the only woman in the world who could eat 6 pounds of steak in 6 minutes. Diane was a force of nature and every butcher’s dream gal.

The people came from far and wide to “Meat Steak Diane” the only woman in the world who could eat 6 pounds of steak in 6 minutes. Diane was a force of nature and every butcher’s dream gal.

Strange things were happening inside the room of secret sounds. Guests were reporting odd transmissions and sudden, inex...
07/22/2021

Strange things were happening inside the room of secret sounds. Guests were reporting odd transmissions and sudden, inexplicable lights. One man complained about Russian spy coordinates coming from his back molar. Another woman said she could hear beautiful singing in her left ear. JP sat in his lab and delighted in watching the guests play “guess that noise!” He increased the frequency and turned up the brightness. The next group of travelers was in for quite a surprise. (@v.nanc)

Strange things were happening inside the room of secret sounds. Guests were reporting odd transmissions and sudden, inexplicable lights. One man complained about Russian spy coordinates coming from his back molar. Another woman said she could hear beautiful singing in her left ear. JP sat in his lab and delighted in watching the guests play “guess that noise!” He increased the frequency and turned up the brightness. The next group of travelers was in for quite a surprise. (@v.nanc)

Lilliputian meatloaf is one of the many dishes we no longer offer at Madcap Motel. But please feel free to ask about our...
07/19/2021

Lilliputian meatloaf is one of the many dishes we no longer offer at Madcap Motel. But please feel free to ask about our favorite local restaurants and bars, we’re happy to point you in the wrong direction. (@eugenialoli)

Lilliputian meatloaf is one of the many dishes we no longer offer at Madcap Motel. But please feel free to ask about our favorite local restaurants and bars, we’re happy to point you in the wrong direction. (@eugenialoli)

Ethel and Mildred were the worst enemies you ever met. They shared a tiny space in the same apartment and they made quit...
07/17/2021

Ethel and Mildred were the worst enemies you ever met. They shared a tiny space in the same apartment and they made quite the ruckus. The neighbors would bang on the wall and scream “would you two shut up, already!” Ethel turned her volume up higher and Mildred blew bubbles of anger, spilling water out of her bowl. “That’ll teach them,” she glugged.

Ethel and Mildred were the worst enemies you ever met. They shared a tiny space in the same apartment and they made quite the ruckus. The neighbors would bang on the wall and scream “would you two shut up, already!” Ethel turned her volume up higher and Mildred blew bubbles of anger, spilling water out of her bowl. “That’ll teach them,” she glugged.

Madeline Capri opened the Frigidaire. She looked left and right and upside down but for the life of her couldn’t find he...
07/15/2021

Madeline Capri opened the Frigidaire. She looked left and right and upside down but for the life of her couldn’t find her Tupperware of borscht. “Excuse me,” she said to the head of lettuce, “have you seen my borscht?” Roman the Romaine replied, “sorry, someone else beet you to it.”

Madeline Capri opened the Frigidaire. She looked left and right and upside down but for the life of her couldn’t find her Tupperware of borscht. “Excuse me,” she said to the head of lettuce, “have you seen my borscht?” Roman the Romaine replied, “sorry, someone else beet you to it.”

The pool at the Madcap Motel is currently closed because we don’t have a pool. Sorry for the inconvenience.
07/12/2021

The pool at the Madcap Motel is currently closed because we don’t have a pool. Sorry for the inconvenience.

The pool at the Madcap Motel is currently closed because we don’t have a pool. Sorry for the inconvenience.

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940 E 4th Street
Los Angeles, CA
90013

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Friday 2pm - 10pm
Saturday 11am - 10pm
Sunday 11am - 7pm

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So, what exactly is Elsewhere?

In 1946, our grandfather, J.P. Sando, opened Madcap Motel in Downtown Los Angeles. For years, our family owned motel was L.A.'s premiere roadside destination. Then suddenly, in 1966, J.P. vanished without a trace. The motel shuttered its doors and sat vacant for 30 years.

In 2019, we decided to restore our grandfather’s beloved motel. And that’s when the peculiar postcards from Elsewhere began to arrive. Each postcard was signed by our long lost grandfather. He told us that behind the walls of room #433 was a hidden portal to another dimension. He called this dimension: Elsewhere.

With J.P.’s guidance, we got to work to restore the motel so we could open the portal to the public. After months of hard work, we now extend our warmest welcome to our modern day roadside attraction.

Your ticket to Elsewhere transports you to 17,000 sq. ft. of whimsical wonders and amusing adventures. There’s moving bushes, floating furniture, underwater worlds, time warping tunnels, and magic you have to see to believe. Start packing for your vacation from reality and check-in to check out what can only be explained as: Elsewhere.

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