Ever wanted to stay in a hotel where your favorite movie was filmed? Many movies feature real-life hotels that you can stay at no matter how rich and famous you are – or aren’t. Here are some of the most high-profile hotels that draw visitors due to their movie popularity.
As a hotel I’ve been to personally, I can attest that Atlantis is certainly a film-worthy resort. Sprawling over several acres of beach property on Paradise Island, Bahamas, it’s not hard to see why Clive Owen and Julia Roberts enjoyed their time their while filming “Duplicity.” The same goes for Pierce Brosnan, Salma Hayek and Woody Harrelson in “After the Sunset,” which highlighted Atlantis Resort’s hallmark accommodation, The Bridge Suite.
Atlantis features five towers with varying levels of luxury – and price. The Beach, Coral and Royal towers are more on the affordable side (though still expensive) while the Reef and Cove Towers have age restrictions for occupants and are quite pricey.
Live like you were dying at the Grandhotel Pupp. That’s what Queen Latifah did in “Last Holiday” when her doctor mistakenly diagnosed her with a terminal disease.
Located in Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic (yep, that one just rolls off the tongue!), Grandhotel Pupp is nothing less than grand with royal décor in every room and five-star in-house chefs at their restaurant. And of course, you’ll get the opportunity for pampering yourself at the very same spa Queen Latifah enjoyed.
The hotel also hosted some of James Bond’s Casino escapades in CasinoRoyale. They even offer Bond-inspired packages that offer shooting range availability, massages and Vesper cocktails, named after his Casino Royale sweetheart. Those packages are seasonal, of course, but when they do offer them, they’re quite a deal if you want a taste of luxury without furnishing your credit card once an hour.
Rooms at Grandhotel Pupp begin around 200 Euros per night.
The Bellagio Casino and Hotel in Las Vegas was probably most prominently featured in the Ocean’s Eleven movie series starring George Clooney, Brad Pitt and Scott Caan.
If you thought the rooms in the film looked nice, you haven’t seen anything yet. You can choose from guest rooms, suites and private villas – all featuring luxurious furniture, spacious living spaces and fabulous views of the Las Vegas Strip and the mountain range beyond.
Room rates at the Bellagio begin in the $150 range for standard guest rooms.
The Plaza Hotel in New York is a Hollywood favorite. Seen in such films as Bride Wars, Home Alone 2 and Eloise at the Plaza, it’s the go-to hotel if you want a high-profile wedding or are hosting a conference for rich folks.
The Plaza charges some of the highest prices of any movie-featured hotel with rooms ranging from $600 and up, depending on the season. And that won’t even buy you a suite!
My own experience