My Death in that Room Would be an Improvement…to the Room… – Room: Bates Motel– August 17, 2021

Jason was able to escape the Bates Motel!


Play if… you’re short on time and want to scratch that escape room itch.

Avoid if… you dislike rooms with literally no story.


Gulf Coast Escape Room Destin at Harborwalk Village:

Address: 34 Harbor Blvd, Unit 102, Destin, FL 32541 (click address for Google Map)

Contact and Website: 850-460-8760

The Room – Bates Motel:

Description (from the company website): You find yourself trapped in one of the many rooms in Bates Hotel. You have 30 min to find your way out before you become the next on Normans list.

Difficulty (1-10): None listed

Time Limit: 30 minutes

Cost: $20

Identifier: R1

Party Size: Can book up to 8

Staging Area: Small waiting area with a bench or two but plenty of standing room.
Metro Access/Parking: There’s a parking lot alongside the harbor that’s basically in the middle. You’ll need to drive or get a lyft (see what I did there?).


This is the video we took before we entered the room:

Jason didn’t do a post-room video but he reserves the right to do so and update this page.


Description of the room: It’s a small room with 3 pieces of furniture + a bed and pictures on the walls.

Understanding of the Mission: Um…Escape

Did We Escape: Yes

Time Remaining: Time left on the clock was 1:31, however, as the GMs went to reset the other rooms, my GM left his walkie-talkie elsewhere so I had to emergency-key it out of there and make a scene (read: call for help), so more like 3 and change.

Our Suggested Party Size: I can’t say I’d recommend more than 4 (first because it’d be cramped, and second because there’s honestly not a lot to do.

Did the room challenge the entire team? Yes, but in the wrong ways. Read on.

Members of our team (other than the ERG): It was just little old me (Jason).

Jason was able to escape the Bates Motel!
Jason was able to escape the Bates Motel!

Worth the time and money? No

Where to Eat/Drink Before/After:

  • AJ’s Seafood and Oyster Bar – I went there beforehand and had the fish tacos. Very good. Only about a 5 minute lolly-gag to get to the room.

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