Check out, then check-in, to these real-life hotels from movies


Ralph Fiennes, left, stars in “The Grand Budapest Hotel.” (Fox Searchlight)

In “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” Ralph Fiennes plays the concierge par excellence at a fancy hotel that you cannot visit because it doesn’t exist. These do — though you may have to look for them under a different name.

The Overlook
In 1980’s “The Shining,” Jack Nicholson packs his family off for the worst hotel stay ever. The Timberline Lodge in Oregon stood in for the Overlook, and you can visit. No twins allowed.

Hotel Splendide
The glamorous setting of the central poker game in the 2006 Bond film “Casino Royale” is actually the Grandhotel Pupp in the Czech Republic. They do have availability for tonight, but you’d better leave now.

Regent Beverly Wilshire
1990’s “Pretty Woman” brought Julia Roberts to the top floor of this luxe lodging, now named the Beverly Wilshire, Beverly Hills, because fancy hotels have commas in their names.

Tokyo Park Hyatt
Scarlett Johansson and Bill Murray found … love? Friendship? Something, anyway, in 2003’s “Lost in Translation.” You can take your chances at finding it, too, if you’re able to spend more than $400 a night for a room.

Empire Hotel
The San Francisco hotel in Hitchcock’s classic “Vertigo” is now named Hotel Vertigo. Really. Among the amenities: central location, free Wi-Fi and a resident who looks just like your totally insane ex-girlfriend.

Kristen Page-Kirby covers film, arts and events for Express.

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