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Bates Motel
Bates motel
Location: White Pine Bay, Oregon
Type: Motel

The Bates Motel, formerly the Seafairer Motel, is a motel in White Pine Bay, Oregon, in front of the now constructed Lee Berman memorial bypass. It's currently owned and run by Norma and Norman Bates, who reside in the house behind the motel.


The Seafairer Motel was built in the 1950s by Keith Summers' great-great grandfather. Their family passed the house and motel down from generation to generation until Summers lost them both to the bank. Norma eventually bought them in a foreclosure sale and renamed the Seafairer Motel to the Bates Motel.

Summers warned Norma of the property's dark history. Soon thereafter, Norman found Jiao's diary under the carpet of room 4.


The motel has 12 rooms, which form an L shape. Outside, there is a parking area and a large "Bates Motel" sign, which tells passing drivers if there are any available vacancies. On a hill behind the motel, there is the Bates family house.


  • The Bates Motel was located in Fairvale, California in the novel as well as the film, Psycho.
  • In the novel and film, Norma's boyfriend taught her how to build the motel.


  • Bates Motel Office/Parlour

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