Movies set in hotels or motels

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  1. Nick

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    I am interested in, and would like to compile a list of movies (of any genre or rating) that are set in hotels or motels, where the residents or transient occupants interact with each other as well as property staff in interesting ways, and where, sometimes, the hotel itself becomes a character. It is the interaction of the characters with the hotel or motel as a setting or backdrop that is of particular interest to me.

    Thank you for any suggestions, which I shall list below.

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    The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
    The Grand Budapest Hotel
    Grand Hotel
    Psycho
    Hotel
    Somewhere in Time
    The shining
    1408
    Motel Hell
    Pretty Woman
    Lady In The Water
    Plaza Suite
    Elevator Girl
    Vacancy
    Dirty Dancing
    Cold Comes the Night
    The Florida Project
    The Towering Inferno
    Always at the Carlyle
    Dumb and Dumber
    Addicted to Fresno
    Hotel Transylvania and Transylvania 2
    The Night Manager
    (BBC 6-part series)
    Piercing
    Hotel Artemis
    The Hotel New Hampshire
    Bug


    Thanks to those who have contributed to the list.

    Bing: "best movies about hotels"
    Wikipedia: "movies set in hotels"
     
    Last edited: Oct 9, 2019
  2. yosoyellobo

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    The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011) Comes to mind. I will watch anything with Judi Dench.
     
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    Grand Hotel (1932)......Psycho (1960)......Hotel (1967)......Somewhere in Time (1980).
     
  4. jimmie57

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    Appears to be many of them here.
    best movies about hotels - Bing
     
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    Christopher Gould

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    The shining, 1408
     
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    Pretty Woman
     
  9. Stutz342

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    Although Lady In The Water was technically an apartment complex, it felt more like a motel to me.
     
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    Plaza Suite with Walter Matthau.
     
  11. jimmie57

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    Elevator Girl
     
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    Dirty Dancing.
     
  13. Phil T

    Phil T Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

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    1A8BB9B2-419B-4CE8-AB7A-A3A11458430E.jpeg E14C0CE3-32B0-44BD-A8EF-EDA0910C3677.jpeg 58CB8143-C524-40C8-8D91-D63B08D4E552.jpeg 369C80F3-BD18-4122-A1C9-737A2E09369E.jpeg CB517294-0530-4F88-AA83-FE124613E8E1.jpeg This is not what you are looking for, but a Best Western motel that overlooks a drive in and pipes the audio into the rooms. :)

    Best Western Movie Manor in Monta Vista, Colorado.
     
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  14. Nick

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    Very interesting...
     
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    The Towering Inferno
     
  16. Dude111

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    I dont know if this was mentioned so please 4give me if it was but VACANCY was mainly in a roadside motel........ (rated R)

    It was OK but not one of my favourites by any means!!
     
  17. Jake Bailey

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  18. Nick

    Nick Retired, part-time PITA DBSTalk Club

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    Yes, of course! How could we have missed that? :rolleyes:

    Thanks, and welcome to the board!
     
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  19. Jake Bailey

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    Happy to help, Nick!
    Also thanks for a warm welcome ;)
     
  20. jimmie57

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    Always at the Carlyle ( currently on Starz ).
     
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