There are places all over the U.S. that have made the big screen and, as beautiful as they look on film, these six hotels are even better in person. See the places that some of your favorite characters have stayed, and recreate the experiences for yourself with the help of Roomer where you can purchase other peoples unused reservations at steep discounts.
The Beverly Wilshire Hotel: Pretty Woman
The Beverly Wilshire Beverly Hills is the location where they filmed the 1990’s movie Pretty Woman. The hotel now offers a “Pretty Woman for the Day” experience in which guests stay in a Presidential Suite, get personal shopping consultation on Rodeo Drive, drive a Rolls-Royce to their shoeless picnic, and attend the LA Opera. One can only hope that this magnificent experience ends with Richard Gere at the bottom of their fire escape.
Plaza Hotel: The Great Gatsby
The Plaza Hotel houses one of the most tension-filled scenes in Baz Luhrmann’s remake of The Great Gatsby. F. Scott Fitzgerland and his wife Zelda were devoted patrons of the Plaza, and it was then, as it remains now, a historic landmark in New York City. Today, the hotel offers a number of “Gatsby Experiences” including the Fitzgerald Suite and the Caudalie Vinotherapie Spa.
Roosevelt Hotel: Maid in Manhattan
Though all the exterior shots are of the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, the cafeteria scenes, the ending scene, and the magical ballroom scene in Maid in Manhattan, starring Jennifer Lopez and Ralph Fiennes, take place in New York’s Roosevelt Hotel. Opened in 1924, the hotel has been restored to its original splendor and spans over a full city block on Madison Avenue.
The Stanley Hotel: The Shining
The Stanley Hotel located in Estes Park, CO inspired author Stephen King to write his 1977 novel The Shining. The movie was filmed at the Timberline Lodge in Oregon. Whether it is enticing or repelling, there have been many haunted happenings reported at this lodge. Some guests say they find their belongings moved from place to place, report the lights being switched on or off, and even hear the sounds of children laughing down the hallway where there are no children to be found. The hotel offers night ghost tours and paranormal investigations.
Caesar’s Palace: The Hangover
Hopefully, if you find yourself at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas, you are not accompanied by a roaring headache, a tiger, or a missing tooth. The 2009 hit movie The Hangover begins with the group of friends checking into the decadent lobby of the hotel and pieces of the suites are used for later scenes (and no, it isn’t the real Caesar’s palace).
The Bellagio: Ocean’s Eleven
The Bellagio Hotel is where the intricate scheme unfolds in Ocean’s Eleven. Located on South Las Vegas Boulevard, the hotel’s fountain of “dancing waters” also makes an appearance in the film, highlighted in the scene at the end after the crew completes their mission.
Although we would like to visit all of these amazing hotels, there are often things that interfere at the last minute! If you book a hotel and can no longer go on the trip, you’re essentially paying for an empty room! Roomer can help sell that empty room to other travelers looking to book hotel rooms at amazing discounts. So whether you’re a traveler whose promised vacation suddenly becomes an expensive waste, or you’re simply looking to score a last-minute deal, Roomer has you covered!