Serving as a movie set for some scenes in the 1995 crime-thriller Jade, the iconic Palace Hotel is the oldest one in San Francisco. With such a rich history, this hotel will no doubt be worth your time, with a turn-of-the-20th-century elegance and a large number of rooms to choose from.
5. InterContinental Mark Hopkins
Yet another hotel with a rich past with filmmaking, the InterContinental Mark Hopkins Hotel holds a very regal presence, almost as if it knows what it’s worth. Featured in various pieces of media, of which the more famous ones include the action/crime 1993 Sudden Impact movie starring Clint Eastwood as Inspector Harry Calahan.
6. Fairmont Hotel
The Fairmont Hotel has become a silver screen icon after being featured in so many popular movies, the most known one being Alfred Hitchcock’s legendary Vertigo. The Fairmont hotel was supposedly the director’s favorite hotel, which is why he decided to use it as a movie set for his creative works. Beautiful luxurious rooms are part of what sets it apart from other hotels of the same grade.
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7. The Lafayette Hotel
We can’t make a list of movie locations without mentioning the 80s classic Top Gun. Follow the dramatic adventures of Pete Maverick Mitchel (Tom Cruise) as he avoids rank advancement that would ground him. The Lafayette Hotel served as a shooting location for the hilariously embarrassing scene of Tom Cruise serenading “You’ve lost that loving feeling” in the Mississippi Ballroom of the hotel. The Lafayette Hotel, located in San Diego, has since begun hosting karaoke nights and parties in that same ballroom, where you too can give a shot at beating Tom Cruise’s singing skills. So you can both stay in the hotel and attend the events hosted there.
8. Hotel Del Coronado