You may find yourself in awe of the main character's stunning suite when watching a film, or find that the hotel setting of a scene blends in so seamlessly with the script that you barely notice it, just as the set designer and director intended it. Booking a room on a Hollywood set has never been easier – here are the hotels best known for their starring roles and stellar service.
Bill Murray's character, Bob Harris, meets Charlotte, played by Scarlett Johansson, at in this Sofia Coppola film. During the filming, which took place over the course of 27 days in 2002, one suite was used for the setting of both characters' rooms: Charlotte's room was the bedroom, while Bob's was actually the room's seating area. The hotel's Peak Lounge and , spa and gym, main entrance and banquet rooms were also used in the filming.
The David Fincher directed adaptation of Steig Larson's famed novel features in setting and by name with a mention in the script as a receptionist welcomes Rooney Mara's character, Lisbeth Salander, to the hotel upon arrival. Aside from the driveway, exterior and reception area, the film also included a scene in the .
Filmed at 40 years ago, the film starring Peter Sellers pictured the property's , spa and lobby. Today, all the original elements and suites shot for the film still remain, and the hotel is celebrating its anniversary year with a Pink Panther themed cocktail list.
Meryl Streep as Miranda Priestly challenges Anne Hathaway's Andrea Sachs to track down the unpublished manuscript of an upcoming Harry Potter series book for her twin daughters in one of fashion's favorite films. Knowing that if she can't track down the impossible-to-find book she "should not even bother coming back," Andrea taps charming writer Christian Thompson for a favor and heads to 's for the hand-off. Aside from being one of fashion's cheekiest film moments, this bar also is believed to be the originator of the Bloody Mary and is still a New York City staple for after-work drinks.
This Sofia Coppola film featured numerous scenes in the in Milan, focusing mainly on its , pictured here. In one scene, Stephen Dorff's character, Johnny Marco, jumps into the room's private swimming pool with his daughter Cleo, played by Elle Fanning.
In this Woody Allen film, Owen Wilson's character dips back in time every night at midnight while on a trip to Paris with his fiancé, played by Rachel McAdams. The two stay at during their stay, and a wine tasting scene was shot in the hotel's .
This film revival of the HBO series best known for featuring tourist attractions, hidden gems and hot spots in and around Los Angeles had Vince, Eric, Johnny Drama and Turtle frequenting throughout the film.
This Nancy Meyers film starring Diane Keaton and Jack Nicholson featured the in Paris' 8th arrondissement, but the hotel also had cameos in the Devil Wears Prada (naturally, Miranda Priestly would stay nowhere else). The final two episodes of Sex and the City included scenes shot here as well, like the famous fashion scene where Carrie lies in bed donning an Atelier Versace gown crafted from layers and layers of tulle.
Alexander Payne directed George Clooney and Shailene Woodley in her breakout role for this tale of a father struggling to connect with his daughters in the wake of tragedy and family dysfunction. Based in Hawaii, scenes from the film were shot at the , which was an actual location in the original plot of the book the film was adapted from, written by Kaui Hart Hemmings.
Nestled in the heart of the French Riviera, , was home to F. Scott Fitzgerald in the late 20's, where he wrote Tender is the Night and found inspiration for some key moments in The Great Gatsby (the hotel has a green light at its entrance). Woody Allen also filmed Magic in the Moonlight in their . The hotel's main dining room, Le Passagére, which was recently rewarded one 2016 Michelin star, with their Executive Chef Yoric Tièche and Pastry Chef Steve Moracchini both receiving 2016 Gault & Millau Awards for Best Chef of Tomorrow and Best Pastry Chef.