Movies With Hotels in Them

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Alex Corral
Alex Corral
June 25, 2018
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This article features movies with hotels in them. It will only feature movies in which the hotels are the main filming locations. Many of the big brands are represented in the movies, but there are also notable independent hotels as well. Read on to see which hotels have made their way to the big screen. Do you think that you can name them all?

Grand Budapest Hotel

The Grand Budapest hotel is a movie that premiered in 2014. Wes Anderson wrote and directed the movie. The movie adopted a story that was written by Anderson and Hugo Guinness. It features a story of the Grand Budapest Hotel, which is filled with passion, love, hatred, jealousy, rage and murder. A girl who is reading a book that was left by an author is narrating the story. To read more about the actual hotel, click here.

The release poster of the Grand Budapest Hotel
The release poster of the Grand Budapest Hotel

Lost in Translation

Lost in Translation doubles up as both a hotel movie and a travel movie. It is a romantic comedy-drama. Sofia Coppola wrote and directed the movie. The movie stars two people who fall in love. The main characters are Bill Murray who takes the role of an aging actor and Bob Harris who falls in love with a pretty woman who is a college graduate named Charlotte. Both actors win BAFTA awards from their roles in this movie. The movies filming location is The Park Hyatt Hotel Tokyo.

Lost in Translation Theatrical release Poster
Lost in Translation Theatrical release Poster

Hotel Rwanda

Hotel Rwanda is a movie that was set in Hôtel des Mille Collines. The movie is a British-Italian-south African historical drama film. The movie stars Don Cheadle, Sophie Okendo as hotelier, Paul Rusesabagina and his wife Tatian Rusesabagina. The two give refugees who had been caught in the Rwandan 1994 genocide a shelter in the hotel.

The release poster of Hotel Rwanda
The release poster of Hotel Rwanda

The Shining

If you are a horror movie fan, we have got something for you. The Shining is a movie set in Timberline Lodge in Mt. Hood, and features Jack Nicholson as Jack Torrance, who is given a position in an isolated hotel located in the Colorado Rockies. He is an aspiring writer and an alcoholic who is on his recovery journey. He and his family are caught in a snowbound and are at the verge of death due to the supernatural powers that the hotel holds. The movie is listed as one of the greatest horror movies. The story was written by Stephen King in 1977.

The theatrical release poster of the movie The Shining
The theatrical release poster of the movie The Shining

Vacancy

Vacancy is another American Horror Film, that stars Kate Beckinsale and Luke Wilson. The two take a wrong turn which leads them to a deserted motel in the woods. All the suspenseful parts of the movie happen in the deserted motel. The filming location is the L Motel Flagstaff.

The Theatrical release poster for the movie, Vacancy
The Theatrical release poster for the movie, Vacancy

Oceans 11

Oceans 11 is a heist movie, and this is retrieved from a 1960 Rat Pack Film. This movie was highly successful and it was ranked number 5 as the highest grossing film in 2001. It's filming location is the Bellagio, in Las Vegas. The movie sequels Ocean 12 and Ocean 13 were also released in 2004 and 2007 respectively. If you have watched this trilogy, you might want to watch the spin off of the movie that features an all female cast.

The theatrical release of the Ocean’s 11 poster
The theatrical release of the Ocean’s 11 poster

The Hangover

The hangover is the first movie of the Hangover trilogy an American Comedy Film. It was released in 2009. The story is about friends who travel to Las Vegas to have a bachelor's party to celebrate the soon to come marriage of one of their friends. The groom disappears while in Las Vegas. The filming location of the Movie is Nevada and it features the Caesars Palace Hotel.

The official Theatrical release poster for the Movie, The Hangover
The official Theatrical release poster for the Movie, The Hangover

 

Bonus

We felt that these should make the list, but since one is animated, and the other is a show, technically they should go somewhere else.

Hotel Transylvania

Looks like most horror films love the setting of a hotel. Hotel Transylvania is another horror film that is set in a hotel. While the filming location might seem fictional.. The success of the film has led to creation of a franchise line named Hotel Transylvania. It has also created a mini series that is released every seven years.

The official theatrical release poster for Hotel Transylvania
The official theatrical release poster for Hotel Transylvania

American Horror Story Hotel

American Horror Story Hotel is a whole season in the television series named the American Horror story. The plot is set in the Hotel Cortez, a home of various disturbing scenarios, and is inspired by the Hotel Built by Holmes, where he tortured and murdered people. Some of the action is shot at the Cecil Hotel which is in downtown Los Angeles.

The Cecil Hotel
The Cecil Hotel

  

The list of Movies with hotels in them is very large, and cannot be exhausted.This list gives you an idea on some of the hotels that have been featured in your favorite movies. Is there something that you think we missed? Let us know on Facebook, or LinkedIn.

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