Travel Picks: Top 10 famous movie hotels
NEW YORK (Reuters Life!) - While most travelers can only dream of getting an Oscar or being on the silver screen, anyone can pretend to be star at U.S. hotels where countless movie scenes have been shot.
Travel firm TripAdvisor (www.tripadvisor.com) has come up with a list of the top 10 famous movie hotels, according to its editors. This list is not endorsed by Reuters.
"While many travelers enjoy in-room movies as part of a relaxing hotel stay, these star-studded properties offer guests an actual connection with some classic movie scenes and famous characters," Christine Peterson, chief marketing officer for TripAdvisor, said in a statement.
1. The Fairmont San Francisco, San Francisco, California
This grand hotel, set atop the steep incline of Nob Hill, has reached equally great heights on the silver screen. Ever since Alfred Hitchcock shot "Vertigo" at the Fairmont in 1958, the hotel has become an iconic part of San Francisco and many movies, including "Towering Inferno," "Sudden Impact," "Junior" and "The Rock," in which Sean Connery's character enjoys a lavish suite at the property.
2. Bellagio Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Nevada
Boasting almost 4,000 guest rooms and suites, a renowned casino and world-famous dancing fountains, this hotel is no stranger to the silver screen. The fountains alone have made countless Hollywood cameos and the hotel may be most famous for its parts in both "Ocean's Eleven" and "Ocean's Thirteen."
3. The Plaza, New York City, New York
This New York landmark hotel boasts sweeping views of Central Park, as well as impressive movie credentials. The Plaza's Oak Room was featured in Hitchcock's classic "North By Northwest" (and remains unchanged to this day), and the hotel has also served as the place where Crocodile Dundee swapped the Australian outback for a luxurious room, and starred in scenes in "The Way We Were," "Home Alone 2," "Bride Wars," and more. Continued...