Hotel California Chords No Capo by The Eagles

If you are searching for Hotel California chords without the capo and landed here then go nowhere. In this post, I will show you the chord progression and strumming pattern of this song which is easy.

Hotel California is one of those guitar songs that every guitarist wants to learn but unfortunately, the accurate chords of this song aren’t available online. The tabs that you will find below are purely hand written and as accurate as possible. The great thing is these are the original chords that doesn’t need a capo to play.

So, let’s take a look at chords progression and strumming pattern for Hotel California.

Hotel California Chords No Capo

The original chords of this song are Bm-F#-A-E-G-D-Em-F#. If in case this chord progression looks scary then let me tell you that this progression continues throughout the song, so don’t worry about the progression change. You just have to remember the chords serially as mentioned above.

Hotel California Strumming Pattern

The strumming pattern is pretty basic which goes like DD-UU-DD-DU. I am sure you can play this pattern easily, if not then refer to the video lesson that I have mentioned at the end of this post.

Song – Hotel California
Artist – The Eagles
Chords – Bm-F#-A-E-G-D-Em-F# ( No capo )
Strumming Pattern – DD-UU-DD-DU

[Verse]
[Bm]On a dark desert highway,
[F#]cool wind in my hair
[A]Warm smell of colitas,
[E]rising through the air
[G]Up ahead in the distance,
[D]I saw a shimmering light
[Em]My head grew heavy and my sight grew dim,
[F#]I had to stop for the night

[Bm]There she stood in the doorway,
[F#]I heard the mission bell
[A]And I was thinking to myself,
this could be [E]heaven or this could be hell
[G]Then she lit up a candle,
[D]and she showed me the way
[Em]There were voices down the corridor,
[F#]I thought I heard them say

[Chorus]
[G]Welcome to the Hotel Cali[D]fornia
Such a [F#]lovely place [such a lovely place],
such a [Bm]lovely face
[G]Plenty of room at the Hotel Cali[D]fornia
Any [Em]time of year [any time of year],
you can [F#]find it here

[Verse-2]
[Bm]Her mind is Tiffany twisted,
[F#]she got the Mercedes Benz
[A]She got a lot of pretty, pretty boys,
[E]that she calls friends
[G]How they dance in the courtyard,
[D]sweet summer sweat
[Em]Some dance to remember,
[F#]some dance to forget

[Bm]So I called up the captain,
[F#]Please bring me my wine, He said
[A]We haven’t had that spirit here since
[E]nineteen sixty-nine
[G]And still those voices are calling from
[D]far away
[Em]Wake you up in the middle of the night,
[F#]just to hear them say

[Chorus]
[G]Welcome to the Hotel Cali[D]fornia
Such a [F#]lovely place [such a lovely place],
such a [Bm]lovely face
They [G]livin’ it up at the Hotel Cali[D]fornia
What a [Em]nice surprise [what a nice surprise],
bring your [F#]alibis

[Verse-3]
[Bm]Mirrors on the ceiling,
[F#]the pink champagne on ice, and she said
[A]We are all just prisoners here,
[E]of our own device
[G]And in the master’s chambers,
[D]they gathered for the feast
[Em]They stab it with their steely knives but they
[F#]just can’t kill the beast

[Bm]Last thing I remember,
I was [F#]running for the door
[A]I had to find the passage back to the [E]place I was before
[G]Relax,” said the night man,
“We are [D]programmed to receive
[Em]You can check out any time you like,
but [F#]you can never leave

[Chorus]
[G]Welcome to the Hotel Cali[D]fornia
Such a [F#]lovely place [such a lovely place],
such a [Bm]lovely face
They [G]livin’ it up at the Hotel Cali[D]fornia
What a [Em]nice surprise [what a nice surprise],
bring your [F#]alibis

Here is an awesome video lesson of Hotel California that you can refer to learn the whole song in details.