10 HOTELS THAT WERE SEEN IN MOVIES

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While there are a number of memorable comedy films or drama, film directors search for a wonderful environment and grand locations around the globe to bring the cast and crew.

There are a number of memorable movie hotels, from The Sedgwick Hotel in the movie; Ghostbusters, to the Grand Budapest Hotel that you can’t visit in real life because they simply do not exist. But on the other hand, there are various lavish landmarks in the United States and in some other famous countries in the world that have captured the creative eye of filmmakers.

These resorts exist in real life, allowing travelers to check-in for a night and relive the film in real time.

Here’s our list of famous movie hotels.

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1. The Hangover; Caesars Palace

Set in a sprawling complex of Roman-themed buildings along the busting Las Vegas Strip, this iconic casino hotel is a mile from I-15 and 14 miles from Rio Secco Golf Club famed after featuring in 2009’s American comedy film; The Hangover, directed by Todd Phillips, co-produced with Daniel Goldberg, and written by Jon Lucas and Scott Moore.

It is the first part in The Hangover trilogy. In the film; Dough Billings travels to Las Vegas with his best friends Phil Wenneck, Stuart “Stu” Price, and Tracy’s brother Alan to spend the night at Caesars Palace, where they relax in their hotel suite before celebrating with a few drinks on the hotel rooftop.

The hotel offers elegant rooms housed in 5 towers that come with Wi-Fi access, flat-screen TVs and minibars. Suites add living areas and whirlpool tubs; upgraded suites include pool tables and/or dance floors. Room service is available 24/7.

There are 11 dining options, including an upscale Japanese restaurant and a casual grill. The casino features classic table games, poker and slot machines. There’s also a seasonal outdoor pool, a gym and a spa, plus a nightclub and live entertainment.

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2. A Room with a View; Hotel Degli Orafi, Italy

A Room with a View, a 1985 British romance film directed by James Ivory was shot in the famous Hotel Degli Orafi in Italy.

The hotel is set on an adjacent to the Uffizi Gallery in a building dating from 1515, this classic hotel with an ancient tower is an 8-minute walk from Florence Cathedral and 10 minutes’ walk from Santa Maria Novella train station.

The refined rooms have free Wi-Fi, satellite TV, minibars and desks. Upgraded rooms, including one that was featured in the film “A Room with a View”, add terraces. Modern suites are set in the ancient tower, and add kitchens and living rooms. Room service is available (fee).

A free breakfast buffet is served in an ornate dining room with 19th-century frescoes. There’s also a rooftop terrace bar, a library and parking (fees may apply).

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3. Pretty Woman; Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel, California

Another one of Julia Roberts jewels in the crown, Pretty Woman is a 1990 American romantic comedy film directed by Garry Marshall from a screenplay by J. F. Lawton. In the movie, American actor Richard Gere (Edward) stays at Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel.

Dating from 1928, this grand luxury hotel adjacent to high-end shopping on Rodeo Drive is 2.6 miles from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and 7 miles from the Getty Center.

Elegant rooms come with free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and iPod docks. Upgraded rooms add private balconies with city or mountain views. Suites offer separate living rooms; select suites feature kitchenettes and formal dining rooms. Room service is available 24/7.

There’s a contemporary restaurant and a steakhouse run by renowned chef Wolfgang Puck. Other amenities include a spa, a fitness center and an outdoor pool with a poolside bar, plus a business center.

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4. Goldfinger; The Fontainebleau Miami Beach, Florida

Goldfinger is a 1964 British spy film and the third installment in the James Bond series produced by Eon Productions. The Fontainebleau Miami Beach is featured at the beginning of the classic Bond movie Goldfinger.

Designed in the 1950s by architect Morris Lapidus, this buzzy, iconic hotel on Miami Beach is 11.8 miles from Miami airport and 3.1 miles from the Art Deco Historic District.

Contemporary rooms in 4 buildings feature flat-screen TVs, iMacs with Internet access, and iPod docks. Many offer ocean-view balconies. Fashionable suites and penthouses add living rooms; some have kitchens.

Amenities include hip boutique shops, trendy bars and lively nightclubs, plus several upscale dining options, including a steakhouse, a Chinese restaurant and an Italian eatery. There’s also a posh spa with ocean views, along with 3 elegant ballrooms.

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5. Casino Royale; One&Only Ocean Club, Bahamas

One&Only Ocean Club is one of the film locations for Casino Royale (2006) A spy film, the twenty-first in the Eon Productions James Bond film series, and the third screen adaptation of Ian Fleming’s 1953 novel of the same name.

The club is set in Versailles-style gardens and themed after a colonial-era estate, this luxurious resort is 2.9 km from Blue Lagoon Island and 20 km from Lynden Pindling International Airport.

Fashionable rooms, suites and villas with patios or balconies offer flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi. Some have ocean views, and suites add up to 2 bedrooms. There are also 3- and 4-bedroom villas with infinity pools and complimentary breakfast. Butler service is available.

There’s a fusion restaurant, a library serving afternoon tea, and a poolside cafe/bar. Amenities include a golf course, tennis and a fitness room, plus a spa, water sports and an infinity pool.

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6. Home Alone 2; The Plaza Hotel, New York

In a landmark 19th-century building opposite Central Park, this iconic luxury hotel is 1.4 miles from the Empire State Building.

Home Alone, a 1990 American Christmas comedy film written and produced by John Hughes and directed by Chris Columbus is one of the best 90’s Christmas movies and one of the best sequels ever created. Home Alone produced a successful film franchise with four sequels, including the 1992 film Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, which was shot in the Plaza Hotel.

The hotel offers bathrooms with gold-plated fixtures, the elegant, French-style rooms have Italian linens and sitting areas, plus flat-screen TVs, Wi-Fi (fee) and iPads; some rooms have terraces. Suites offer city views, powder rooms and butler’s pantries; some are bi-level. Room service is available.

Afternoon tea is offered in the famed Palm Court, which features a stained-glass ceiling and lavish decor. There’s also a European-inspired food hall, a storied jazz lounge and a luxe champagne bar, plus a posh spa and a gym.

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7. Forgetting Sarah Marshall; Turtle Bay Resort, Hawaii

Forgetting Sarah Marshall is a 2008 American romantic comedy film directed by Nicholas Stoller filmed in April 2007 at the Turtle Bay Resort on the North Shore of Oahu Island in Hawaii.

The resort is set on 850 acres overlooking Kuilima Cove, this upscale resort is 6 miles from the Polynesian Cultural Center and 5 miles from the Banzai Pipeline surf spot.

Airy rooms and suites offer flat-screen TVs, minifridges and Keurig coffeemakers, as well as balconies with ocean views. Cottages have private patios and wood floors. There are also condos with kitchens and washer/dryers.

A daily resort fee covers Wi-Fi and parking, as well as use of the fitness center, tennis courts, and snorkel gear. There are 7 restaurants and bars. Other amenities include a spa, 2 outdoor pools (1 with a waterslide) and 2 hot tubs, as well as 2 golf courses.

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8. The Bodyguard; Fontainebleau Miami Beach

Fontainebleau Miami Beach is designed in the 1950s by architect Morris Lapidus, this buzzy, iconic hotel on Miami Beach is 11.8 miles from Miami airport and 3.1 miles from the Art Deco Historic District where part of the movie; The Bodyguard was filmed. The resort’s pool and ballroom also appear prominently in the film.

Contemporary rooms in 4 buildings of hotel features flat-screen TVs, iMacs with Internet access, and iPod docks. Many offer ocean-view balconies. Fashionable suites and penthouses add living rooms; some have kitchens.

Amenities include hip boutique shops, trendy bars and lively nightclubs, plus several upscale dining options, including a steakhouse, a Chinese restaurant and an Italian eatery. There’s also a posh spa with ocean views, along with 3 elegant ballrooms.

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9. The Hangover Part II; Phulay Bay, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, Thailand

The Hangover Part II (2011), a comedy where four dudes travel to Thailand for their buddy’s wedding. The nuptials take place at the luxe Phulay Bay, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve.

Overlooking the Andaman Sea and surrounded by tropical greenery, this elegant, beachfront resort is 12 km from Nosey Parker’s Elephant Camp.

Featuring open-air bathrooms, the chic 1-bedroom villas come with free Wi-Fi, iPod docks and flat-screens, along with safes, minibars, and tea and coffeemakers. All include sitting areas, and sundecks with sun loungers. Upgraded villas have sea views, and some add gardens, hot tubs and/or infinity pools. Room service is offered 24/7.

There are 6 restaurants and bars, including a Mediterranean eatery. Other amenities consist of an outdoor infinity pool and a posh spa. Candlelit yoga and kayaking are offered.

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10. The Pink Panther; The Waldorf Astoria, New York

A 2-minute walk from the 51 St. subway station, and a 10-minute walk from the Museum of Modern Art, The Waldorf Astoria has been a filming location for numerous films, with the most famous ones being Serendipity (2000), Maid in Manhattan (2002), and The Pink Panther (2006).

Featuring flat-screen TVs, the refined rooms and suites also have iPod docks, minibars, designer toiletries and paid Wi-Fi. Suites add separate living areas, and upgraded suites have wet bars. Plush penthouse suites offer access to a lounge with free breakfast.

There’s an elegant fine-dining restaurant, a classic cocktail lounge with a pianist, and a sophisticated bar and steakhouse. Other amenities include a spa, 24-hour fitness center and a gift shop, plus a business center and meeting space.