28 Mar Hotels in Famous Films
Film buffs will recognize these 10 hotels we decided to showcase, as seen in famous films that have been made over the past few decades.
Title Image: still from Lost in Translation
1. The Drake Hotel, Chicago, USA
Price: From 139 USD a night
Address: 140 East Walton Place, Chicago, Illinois, 60611-1501, USA
As seen in: Carol, Mission Impossible, and many others
In Carol, Rooney Mara plays Therese Belivet, an aspiring photographer who sets out on a road trip with her lover Carol. They travel from New York to Chicago, eventually ending up at The Drake Hotel.
This is an iconic hotel where scenes from many other movies such as Mission Impossible have been filmed. Situated conveniently along the Oak Street Beach, expect to be pampered in style.
Enjoy some afternoon tea at Palm Court or laze around in the luxurious rooms as Carol and Therese have done.
Expect nothing less than the finest in convenience and comfort from The Drake. With 535 luxurious guest rooms and 74 spectacular suites, it is a hotel perfect for families and couples alike.
Be sure to check out the Chicago Observation Deck a 3-minute walk away too!
2. Waldhaus Flims Mountain Resort and Spa, Graubünden, Switzerland
Price: From 327 USD a night
Address: Via dil Parc 3, 7018 Flims, Switzerland
As seen in: Youth
Live in the lap of luxury as the septuagenarian protagonists of Youth, Fred Ballinger and Mick Boyle, have.
Located in lush woods somewhere deep within the Swiss Alps, this historic resort offers the weary traveler amazing quality rooms, a colossal spa (2500m2!), and five restaurants, all replete with Belle Époque charm.
3. Taj Lake Palace Hotel, Udaipur, India
Price: From 658 USD a night
Address: PO Box No. 5, Udaipur, Rajasthan 313001, India
As seen in: The Best Marigold Exotic Hotel and Octopussy
This gorgeous hotel was where most of the scenes in The Best Marigold Exotic Hotel were filmed.
In Octopussy, it was the island getaway of the female villain Octopussy, where James Bond swims up to.
But fear not, no real danger awaits in this magnificently grand hotel, situated on an island in the middle of India’s Lake Pichola, where guests are treated like royalty. Unwind in serene comfort at the floating boat spa and be out for a night in the city in minutes, by means of water taxis provided by the hotel.
4. Hotel Bristol Palace, Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic
Price: From 99 USD a night
Address: Zamecky vrch 34, Karlovy Vary, 36001, Czech Republic
As seen in: The Grand Budapest Hotel
While The Grand Budapest Hotel was not actually filmed here, the Hotel Bristol Palace’s pink exterior was the inspiration for the model constructed to film exterior shots of the hotel in the film.
Karlovy Vary is a spa town, and Hotel Bristol Palace is one of the best spa hotels in this region. Enjoy a myriad of treatments such as classic and underwater massages, mud baths, Scotch showers, and hot-spring shower baths. Guests can also rent bicycles from the hotel to explore the nearby greenery.
5. Timberline Lodge, Oregon, USA
Price: From 144 USD a night
Address: 27500 East Timberline Road, Timberline, OR 97028, USA
As seen in: The Shining
Don’t forget to ask for room #217 if you check into the Timberline Lodge. Aerial shots and exterior footage of this beautiful hotel were used by director Stanley Kubrick to establish the external look of the fictional Overlook Hotel in the movie. However, there is nothing creepy about this lodge, which features a heated outdoor swimming pool, a mountain hot tub, and skiing and snowshoeing equipment for exhilarating winter adventures.
Make a day trip out to Loket Castle while you are there between skiing trips for even more amazing views.
6. Park Hyatt Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Price: From 846 USD a night
Address: 3-7-1-2 Nishi Shinjuku, Shinjuku-Ku, Tokyo, Japan, 163-1055
As seen in: Lost in Translation
The main filming location for Lost in Translation, the 52nd floor hotel bar is showcased when the film’s two main characters, Bob and Charlotte, meet. Park Hyatt Tokyo has been named one of the best hotels in Tokyo.
With flawless service that will not be lost in translation, and breath-taking views of Mount Fuji, its location is also perfect to explore one of the most happening neighborhoods in the city — Shinjuku.
7. Hôtel Raphaël, Paris, France
Price: From 343 USD a night
Address: 17 Avenue Kléber, 75116 Paris, France
As seen in: Hotel Chevalier
Having been described as “a haven of peace near the Champs-Élysées and the Arc de Triomphe”, the Hôtel Raphaël is merely a few streets away from museums and Parisian boutiques.
It also has a top floor terrace for you to enjoy the sun setting over the Eiffel Tower and the Arc de Triomphe, and have a romantic dinner.
No wonder Jason Schwartzman and Natalie Portman’s characters chose this hotel to rekindle their previous romance.
8. Chateau Marmont, California, USA
Price: From 435 USD a night
Address: 8221 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046, United States
As seen in: Somewhere
The first earthquake-proof building in Los Angeles, be well-insulated from the hustle and bustle of the city here.
This hotel is the favorite hideout of many Hollywood stars and artistes such as Led Zeppelin, who once rode their Harley Davidson motorcycles through the hotel lobby.
Naturally, Sofia Coppola places a Hollywood actor in this setting in Somewhere, and the hotel is the perfect backdrop for the film’s wild events to unfold.
9. The Headland Hotel, Cornwall, England
Price: From 198 USD a night
Address: Headland Road, Newquay, TR7 1EW, United Kingdom
As seen in: The Witches
Aside from being the filming site for the film adaptation of Roald Dahl’s The Witches, good seafood, cosy cottages and spectacular beach views await at The Headland Hotel.
Hotel guests must try the lobster macaroni cheese and Dover sole after a pampering session at The Headland Spa.
10. Queen Mary Hotel, California, USA
Price: From 99 USD a night
Address: 1126 Queens Highway, Long Beach, CA 90802, USA
As seen in: Barton Fink
The Queen Mary Hotel is in fact a ship dating from the 1930s.
It is currently moored in Long Beach, Los Angeles County.
Its Art Deco interior is part museum, part hotel, and guests can explore its rich history and faded, old-world glamour, as well as the nightly ghost tours.
There is a decent range of dining options, such as the stylish restaurant and bar where the title character in Barton Fink receives the call to the West Coast.