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While most travelers can only dream of getting an Oscar or being on the silver screen, anyone can pretend to be star at hotels where movie scenes have been shot. Live like your favorite fictional characters at these real-life movie locations.
Star Wars: Hôtel Sidi Driss, Matmata, Tunisia
This sandy Tunisian hotel may not be a luxury destination, but for Star Wars fans it’s a real find: Its simple rooms stood in for the Tattooine homestead where Luke Skywalker grew up. Yes, the rooms are basic and the amenities are rare, but if you’ve always wanted to be a Jedi, you can’t beat the Hôtel Sidi Driss.
The Fault In Our Stars: Sandton Hotel de Filosoof, Amsterdam, Netherlands
The Hotel de Filosoof is the perfect spot for two whimsical teenagers to embark on a life-altering adventure. The philosophy-themed hotel is located right off the canals of central Amsterdam — and even offers a The Fault In Our Stars package, including breakfast and a walking tour of #TFIOS locations nearby.
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Goldfinger: Fontainebleau, Miami Beach, FL
Miami Beach’s Fontainebleau resort, designed by Morris Lapidus, is the kind of playful extravagance that just feels so Bond. It’s the star of Goldfinger‘s opening shot, and is where Bond girl Jill Masterson was found murdered by Oddjob. Not a Bond fan? Fontainebleau has been featured in dozens of other movies and TV shows, including Frank Sinatra’s Tony Rome.
127 Hours: Homestead Resort, Midway, UT
No, you can’t plunge into the water like James Franco in 127 Hours, but you can go swimming or scuba diving in the Homestead Resort‘s beautiful Homestead Crater, a geothermal spring hidden within a 55-foot limestone rock.
A Room With A View: Hotel degli Orafi, Florence, Italy
You can stay in the actual room with a view at the Hotel degli Orafi, a romantic fourth-floor room with—yes—a stunning view of the Arno and the Ponte Vecchio. Located in Florence’s city center, the hotel is the perfect base for an adventure of your own.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire: Atlanta Marriott Marquis, Atlanta, GA
The futuristic atrium of Atlanta’s Marriott Marquis stood in for the Training Center in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. But there’s nothing dystopian about this luxurious hotel with its spacious spa, several restaurants, and skyline.
Dirty Dancing: Mountain Lake Lodge, Pembroke, VA
While your summer at Mountain Lake Lodge might not be as exciting as Baby’s, there’s plenty to do on the property, from hiking and mountain biking in the summer to cross-country skiing in the winter.
Nights of Rodanthe: The Inn at Rodanthe, Rodanthe, NC
Looking for romance? Rent the historic inn from Nicholas Spark’s novel and movie Nights of Rodanthe, starring Diane Lane and Richard Gere. Up to 12 guests can stay comfortably at the inn, which has since been moved from its original location, where it coastal storms and erosion put it at risk of falling into the ocean.
The Shining: Timberline Lodge, OR
While the novel The Shining was based around Colorado property The Stanley Hotel, exteriors for the film were shot instead at Oregon ski lodge Timberline Lodge, located at the base of the only year-round ski mountain in North America. Nothing scary about that.
Lost In Translation – Park Hyatt Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
If you stay at the Park Hyatt Tokyo, don’t fall victim to the malaise of Lost In Translation. There’s so much to do nearby, and the rooms themselves are breathtaking, featuring sweeping views of downtown Tokyo and Mount Fuji beyond.