Almost nothing inspires travel like the movies. From the confines of our couch and movie theater, we can be transported to places far away for a few hours from wherever we are. For many people, what we see on the silver screen is what makes us stop and say, “Wow, I really want to go there.”

From the sands of Bora Bora and Fiji to the bustling streets of Tokyo and Beverly Hills, California, there’s no shortage of incredible locations featured in classic films, knee-slapping comedies, dreamy dramas and everything in between.

Better yet, many of these movies were filmed in or referenced real-life hotels around the world that you can visit — including plenty that can be booked with points.

So, whether you’re a serious cinephile, a Netflix champion or just catch a movie while you’re in the air, here are some of our favorite hotels you’ll recognize from movies like “Pretty Woman,” “Sideways,” and more. “The Hangover,” “Home Alone 2,” “The Blue Lagoon” and more.

Beverly Wilshire, A Four Seasons Hotel

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If you didn’t know about Beverly Hills before Julia Roberts’ breakout performance in “Pretty Woman,” chances are you were trying to figure out how to live the lifestyle as soon as the credits started rolling. The film, in which Roberts and Richard Gere post a whirlwind romance in the Beverly Wilshire, gives us a two-hour taste of what it’s like to live like the rich and famous — room service included.

rates on Beverly Wilshire, A Four Seasons Hotel Start at $795 per night. For a particularly cinematic experience, you can book the Pretty Woman for a Day package, which includes a specialty suite, personal wardrobe consulting at Rodeo Drive shops and a couple’s spa experience.

Park Hyatt Tokyo

Park Hyatt Tokyo

In “Lost in Translation,” it’s easy to get lost in the wow factor of Tokyo, one of the world’s most populous cities. At Park Hyatt Tokyo, located on the top levels of a 52-story high-rise, guests can look out over the sprawling metropolis and wonder how it came to be.

is an iconic property Currently closed for much-needed renovations, it will be even more spectacular when it reopens, likely in the second quarter of 2025. When it does, visit for a chance to live out your Sofia Coppola fantasies. Before you book, it’s best to sign up for World of Hyatt, as members can earn and redeem points at this hotel in the heart of Shinjuku.

rates on Park Hyatt Tokyo Currently unavailable while the property undergoes renovations.

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Plaza Hotel

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We all know that Macaulay Culkin’s character Kevin McCallister racked up a hefty bill during his solo stay in “Home Alone 2: Lost in New York,” but we know it was all worth it for the incredible room service, plush beds and grandeur. It’s what we’ve all dreamed of since the film released in 1992. Just remember: it’s usually better to tip in cash than a piece of gum.

Rates at the Plaza Hotel start at $799 per night. For the full movie experience, book the hotel’s Home Alone 2: Fun in New York package, which includes highlights like a limo ride around the city to visit famous filming locations and an over-the-top ice cream sundae delivered right to you. the bed

Related: Home Alone: ​​I was one of the only guests at the newly reopened Plaza Hotel and it was truly magical

Caesars Palace Las Vegas Hotel and Casino

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No one wants to go to Las Vegas to experience “The Hangover,” but that’s kind of the point, right? You never know what’s going to happen. What you can count on, however, is a first-rate experience at Caesars Palace, and possibly one that doesn’t involve tigers. There, check out a headline show at The Colosseum (where Celine Dion made her mark), shop at one of the fancy malls where you step foot and do your best to stay out of trouble.

Caesars Palace Las Vegas Hotel & Casino rates start at $80 per night.

Related: 13 Best Hotels in Las Vegas for a Sin City Getaway

Hotel del Coronado, Curio Collection by Hilton

Hotel del Coronado Curio Collection by Hilton

Not many films have the durability of 1959’s “Some Like It Hot.” Starring Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon, this movie will have viewers thinking that the hotel in the film is located in Miami called the Seminole Ritz. In fact, the actual hotel is the Hotel del Coronado (often called “The Dell”) near San Diego. An elegant, if not funky, building dating back to 1888, this seaside palace will make you feel like a star.

rates on Hotel del Coronado Start at $662 or 95,000 Hilton Honors points per night. As part of the hotel’s massive $550 million renovation, the Victorian building’s entrance received a completely reimagined front drive – reimagining the guest arrival experience in its grand Victorian lobby to reflect the property’s original arrival experience, when it was “Some Like It”. Hot” was filmed.

Related: Best Hotels in San Diego

Fontainebleau Miami Beach


One of Miami’s most iconic hotels, the Fontainebleau Miami Beach has appeared in more movies than you might realize. Since it opened on Millionaire’s Row in 1954, the hotel has been featured in the 1964 Bond film “Goldfinger,” the slapstick comedy “The Bellboy” and Whitney Houston’s “The Bodyguard.” If you really want to know how great the resort is, just ask Al Pacino’s “Scarface” character Tony Montana, who says, “This is paradise, I tell you,” while looking out over its sandy beaches.

Rates at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach start at $375 per night.

Related: Best Miami Beach Hotels

St. Regis Bora Bora Resort

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If any movie will make you want to go to paradise, it’s “Couples Retreat,” a 2009 comedy set in Bora Bora. While you don’t have to go on an over-the-top couples retreat to visit paradise, The St. Regis Bora Bora — where most of the movie was filmed — is the perfect place to take a romantic getaway with your significant other. A truly luxurious resort where you can earn and redeem Marriott Bonvoy Points, the property offers an ambiance that is truly Oscar-worthy.

rate St. Regis Bora Bora, a Marriott Bonvoy Category 8 resort, starts at $2,227 per night. Awards typically cost between 70,000 and 100,000 points per night — if you can find availability.

Turtle Island

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In the late 70s, filmmakers approached Richard Evanson, the American businessman who created Turtle Island, and used his island to remake the 1949 film “The Blue Lagoon”. After filming was completed for the 1980 remake – starring a teenage Brooke Shields – Evanson decided to open the property to guests. The barefoot luxury property now hosts a maximum of 14 couples in bures made of island wood by resort staff.

The all-inclusive resort offers activities like horse riding, scuba diving, kayaking and snorkeling. It partners with the World Wildlife Fund and invites guests to participate in tagging and releasing back into the ocean and more activities that support the natural ecosystem. Each guest also plants a tree before leaving the island. Oh, and this either seals or breaks the deal: Turtle Island is Wi-Fi-free by design.

All-inclusive rate at Turtle Island Start at $2,950 per night for a five-night minimum.

Mountain Lake Lodge

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Do not keep children in corners. Fans of the 1987 movie “Dirty Dancing” will recognize that iconic line — and the Mountain Lake Lodge in Virginia, where much of the movie was filmed. Nestled in the Appalachian Mountains in the middle of a 2,600-acre nature preserve, the lodge offers dance lessons in the same place where Baby and Johnny learned their moves. Visiting fans can take guided tours for behind-the-scenes filming insights, and the lodge’s on-site restaurant also offers a menu inspired by the film’s period. Choose from a range including cozy cabins and luxurious suites, all brimming with rustic charm.

rate Mountain Lake Lodge Start around $260 per night.


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Jamaica is where Ian Fleming wrote his James Bond stories — and the island nation was also one of the movies’ earliest filming locations. In 1973’s “Live and Let Die,” Bond visits the fictional island of San Monique — actually the luxurious Half Moon property in Montego Bay. Specifically, Cottage 10 is where Roger Moore stayed; The resort’s restaurant was also featured. Fun fact: This iconic property is celebrating its 70th anniversary this year.

Half Moon sits on 400 acres of lush grounds with 2 miles of private beachfront. It also has one of the largest spas in the Caribbean, an 18-hole Robert Trent Jones Senior Championship Golf Course and the award-winning Sugar Mill Restaurant.

rate Crescent Start at around $550 per night. Half Moon is part of the I Prefer Hotel Rewards loyalty program.

RELATED: The Best All-Inclusive Resorts in Jamaica, From Honeymoon Hot Spots to Family-Friendly Resorts

Turtle Bay Resort

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The 2008 film “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” is funny, soul-satisfying, star-studded (Jason Segel, Mila Kunis and Kristen Bell) and filmed in Hawaii, with a dreamy setting. Turtle Bay Resort. The property also made headlines recently when it was purchased by Marriott, which plans to turn the resort into a Ritz-Carlton, as TPG reported in May.

Located on Oahu’s North Shore, known for its epic surfing and diversity of wildlife, Turtle Bay Resort encompasses 1,300 acres with 5 miles of pristine coastline and seven beaches. Here, there are 408 ocean-view guest rooms and suites, plus 42 waterfront ocean bungalows; You can also book the resort where Peter (Jason Segal) stays during his on-screen misadventures.

rate Turtle Bay Start at around $700 per night. Stay tuned for Marriott Award availability once the property is reflagged in early July 2024.

RELATED: The best hotels on Oahu, from luxury resorts to iconic hotels

Sideways Inn and Alisal Ranch

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When “Sideways” was released in 2004, more than a dozen Solvang and Santa Ynez Valley locations and businesses made cameos in the film that would make this California wine region famous. In the 20 years since the release of the seminal wine movie, the greater Santa Ynez Valley has exploded with hospitality offerings; Two hotels that served as filming locations still welcome guests.

Sideways Inn (formerly Days Inn Boulton) appeared in multiple scenes. Book room 234 to get the real movie experience.

Additionally, Alisal Ranch’s golf course features. Situated on over 10,000 acres of land, the luxury Dude Ranch will offer promotional packages to celebrate the movie’s anniversary this year. It includes a special appearance by Rex Pickett, author of the novel that inspired the film, as well as a dinner with wine pairings and dishes featured in the film, and an outdoor screening on the golf course.

rates on Sideways Inn Start at around $100 per night. for Alisal Ranch, you can book online or call the property to determine the best type of accommodation for your group. Rates start at $1,125 per night.

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