Eagles file trademark suit against Mexican Hotel California

NASHVILLE, TN - OCTOBER 16: Glen Frey and Don Henley of the Eagles perform during "History Of The Eagles Live In Concert" at the Bridgestone Arena on October 16, 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Eagles are suing the owners of a Mexican hotel named Hotel California, claiming it’s capitalizing off the band’s hit song of the same name.

The band filed a federal trademark infringement lawsuit Monday against the U.S.-based owners of Hotel California in Todos Santos, a town on the Pacific Coast near the southern tip of Mexico’s Baja California Sur.

The Eagles say Hotel California has wrongly led guests to believe it’s associated with the Eagles and served as the inspiration for their song “Hotel California,” which the band says isn’t true.

The hotel website says that the owners don’t promote any association with the band but that visitors are mesmerized by the “coincidences” between the hotel and the song.

The hotel didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment Thursday.