Photographer Henry Diltz, who photographed the album sleeve
for Morrison Hotel
, wrote in California Dreaming: Memories And Visions Of LA 1966-1975
the story behind the LP cover: "The Doors really liked the Crosby, Stills and Nash cover on the couch and so they called us to come and have a meeting at their little office in Hollywood to talk about their new album cover. Ray (Manzarek) mentioned he had driven to downtown LA with his wife and had seen the Morrison Hotel - he was just offering that up as an initial idea and everyone thought it sounded great. So Ray, Jim, Gary and I went round there that afternoon to have a look at it and thought it was perfect. We came back a couple of days later with the whole group and took some pictures."