Famous Stays: 12 Real Hotels Featured in Movies
Book a room and relive your favorite flick at one of these resorts.
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Featured In: The Shining
Perched on the south side of Mount Hood, Oregon, Timberline Lodge was used for some exterior shots of the fictional Overlook Hotel in this 1980 horror film, based on Stephen King’s bestselling novel. Hotel management asked director Stanley Kubrick not to portray room 217 (featured prominently in the book), concerned that future guests would avoid staying there. A nonexistent room number — 237 — was used instead. Ironically, room 217 is now requested more than any other room.
Park Hyatt Tokyo
Featured In: Lost in Translation
Located in the bustling Shinjuku district, the Park Hyatt Tokyo is a primary setting for Sofia Coppola’s 2003 film Lost in Translation. Grab a drink at the New York Bar on the hotel’s top floor (where Bill Murray’s Bob Harris spends most of his evenings) and enjoy spectacular 360-degree views of the city and Mount Fuji.
The Plaza Hotel
Featured In: Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
After accidentally boarding a flight to New York while the rest of his family heads to Florida, 10-year-old Kevin McCallister (Macaulay Culkin) checks into the iconic Plaza Hotel on 5th Avenue. For the 25th anniversary of Home Alone 2, the hotel is offering a special "Live Like Kevin" package, which includes an interactive photo booth experience, an over-the-top ice cream sundae delivered to your room, and a '90s-inspired menu at Todd English Food Hall. The Plaza Hotel has been featured in several other films, including North By Northwest, Sleepless in Seattle and The Great Gatsby.
Mountain Lake Lodge
Featured In: Dirty Dancing
Located in Pembroke, Virginia, Mountain Lake Lodge is the real-life setting of the fictional Kellerman’s Resort, where 17-year-old Baby Houseman (Jennifer Grey) falls in love with dance instructor Johnny Castle (Patrick Swayze). Four times a year, the hotel hosts Dirty Dancing-themed weekends, complete with group dance lessons, a dance party and a walking tour of filming locations.
Featured In: Pretty Woman
Vivian Ward (Julia Roberts) gets a taste of the high life at the posh Beverly Wilshire in this beloved romantic comedy. While the exterior of the Beverly Hills building can be seen several times throughout the movie, many interior scenes were filmed at the now-demolished Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles. The Beverly Wilshire offers a "Pretty Woman for a Day" experience, which includes a stay in a specialty suite and a behind-the-scenes tour of Rodeo Drive with a personal wardrobe consultant.
Turtle Bay Resort
Featured In: Forgetting Sarah Marshall
In this 2008 comedy, Peter Bretter (Jason Segel) takes a Hawaiian vacation to get over his ex-girlfriend, Sarah Marshall (Kristen Bell). One problem: She happens to be staying at the same hotel. Located on the North Shore of Oahu, Turtle Bay Resort is featured prominently throughout the movie, from its tropical-style guest rooms to its lush grounds.
Juvet Landscape Hotel
Featured In: Ex Machina
This 2015 sci-fi thriller takes place at the remote, ultra-modern home of tech company CEO Nathan Bateman (Oscar Isaac), the inventor of a highly advanced humanoid robot. His stunning residence is actually the Juvet Landscape Hotel in Valldalen, Norway. Designed to blend in with the environment, the hotel’s rooms feature natural materials and floor-to-ceiling windows.
Featured In: The Hangover
"Did Caesar live here?" Since this comedy flick came out in 2009, that infamous question has no doubt been asked thousands of times in the lobby of this Las Vegas hotel. While the "wolf pack's" suite was built on a sound stage, it was modeled after the Forum Tower’s Emperor Suite, which is available to book. Just try not to trash it like the guys did.
Hotel del Coronado
Featured In: Some Like It Hot
While this 1959 film takes place in Florida, many scenes were actually shot at the Hotel del Coronado near San Diego. Built in 1888 and designated a National Historic Landmark in 1977, the seaside resort was chosen for its Victorian-style architecture, which suits the 1920s setting of the film.
Marriott Marquis Hotel
Featured In: Hunger Games: Catching Fire and Mockingjay — Part I
This Atlanta hotel’s distinctive atrium is featured in two movies from the Hunger Games series, serving as the filming location for the Tribute Center. The scenes depicting District 12’s living quarters — where Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) and Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson) reside in the days leading up to the Games — were filmed on the hotel’s 10th floor.
Featured In: Ocean’s Eleven
In the 2001 remake of a 1960 Rat Pack film, Danny Ocean (George Clooney) and his partners in crime plot to rob the vault of the Bellagio, one of the most famous hotels on the Las Vegas strip. Best known for its fountains, the Bellagio also has a conservatory and botanical garden, an art gallery, and numerous shops and restaurants.
Featured In: Goldfinger
In the third installment of the James Bond series, 007 checks into the luxurious Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami Beach, Florida, to keep an eye on the villainous Goldfinger. While Sean Connery’s scenes were filmed on a sound stage, a small crew captured the aerial footage of the hotel seen at the beginning of the film.