Top Hotels Made Famous in Film

The top ten real hotels featured in Hollywood
By Ambreen Ali,  Newser User
Posted Apr 1, 2009 4:03 PM CDT

(Newser) – People usually use movies for escapism, but if you’d like to flip the tables and relive a classic film moment, just check into the hotel where it was shot. The Telegraph runs down some of the most famous, from around the world.

  • Beverly Wilshire, Los Angeles: Get a room and put on your favorite spandex mini-dress and boom! You're Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman.
  • Timberline Lodge, Oregon: For a spookier trip, visit this hotel where the exteriors for The Shining were shot. Don't worry: there are amenities year-round.

  • Park Hyatt, Tokyo: Get all brooding and lonely in the spectacular, panoramic bar here that hosted the first meeting of Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson in Lost in Translation.
  • Taj Lake Palace, India: This marble wonder, floating in the middle of Lake Pichola, stood in for Octopussy's home in the aptly named Bond flick Octopussy.
  • Hotel de Coronado, San Diego: Bend your gender like Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis while looking for a Marilyn Monroe lookalike here, where exteriors for Some Like it Hot were shot.
  • The Plaza, New York: Take your pick at this grand hotel. Cary Grant was Shanghaied from the Oak bar in North by Northwest, and Paul Hogan was dazzled by it in Crocodile Dundee, among a host of other films.