Mixed or average reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. Apr 11, 2013
    Hotel California refuses to sort his over-the-top bangers into anything sensible, and without a "Rack City" to make it crossover worthy, this is a full-length to leave for the fans.
  2. Apr 18, 2013
    On the one hand, the album does very little of what Tyga’s best at and even when it does, Hotel California makes the strange move of bowing to Tyga’s biting prowess rather than original, ratchet works. On the other, everything here is done perfectly well and enjoyably; unless you’re focused on Tyga’s bars, taking him purely as a presence on some nice beats is not excruciating.
  3. Apr 16, 2013
    Hotel California fails to deliver on any of the hype it had leading up to its release.
  4. Apr 11, 2013
    His sexual callousness wears off quickly, and what listeners are left with is a release better fit for a Ramada Inn than a Four Seasons.
  5. Apr 11, 2013
    It takes fewer risks than Careless World and as a result there are less payoffs.
  6. Apr 11, 2013
    First single Dope has that by way of Dr. Dre’s Deep Cover, but it fails to push the balance of the album beyond mediocrity.
  7. Apr 12, 2013
    Hotel California is inexcusable. It may be the least creative major-label rap album in recent memory.
User Score

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 26 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 7
  2. Negative: 4 out of 7
  1. Apr 11, 2013
    Just dreadful. His debut album, Careless World: Rise of the Last King, was not that bad, but this album, on the other hand, was destined to be tossed into recycling bins everywhere. At least it was a step up, albeit a small one, from Lil Wayne's new album. Full Review »
  2. Apr 12, 2013
    The reason of Tyga's success is unknown. After his porn site has been blocked and after the painful release of Lil Wayne's album, Tyga releases this poor and inconclusive work. Hotel California is the worst example of a stupid, repetitive and boring album. Full Review »
  3. Apr 19, 2014
    This album was average at best it sounds way to commercial to me nowhere as good as Careless World. Not many songs I get into on this album Switch Lanes and Dad Letters are the only songs I like. The production and features keep this from being a terrible album even his lyrics are bad and immature. Full Review »