With the Oscars coming up this weekend, movie buffs and excited travelers can enjoy staying at hotels.com top guest-rated hotels while touring the cities where this year’s Oscar-nominated movies were filmed.
Here are some of the best hotels to check out:
Known for its collection of arts and culture, fans of the movie Black Swan can experience a show at the New York Ballet where scenes of the movie were filmed. Recommended by 95 percent of past hotels.com guests, the Salisbury Hotel is centrally located and a short walk to Central Park, Carnegie Hall, Fifth Avenue and Rockefeller Plaza.
Boston is home to Harvard University where movie scenes from Best Picture nominee, The Social Network, were filmed. Movie lovers can visit the Ivy League university where the most popular social networking site was invented and stay at the Harding House. This bed and breakfast property is recommended by 100 percent of past hotels.com guests.
In addition, Jeremy Renner is nominated for his role in The Town, featuring Boston native, Ben Affleck. The Royal Sonesta Hotel Boston treats guests to sweeping views of the Charles River and the Boston Skyline. This 4.5-star guest-rated hotel is recommended by 93 percent of past hotel guests and offers complimentary wireless Internet, an indoor pool and a complimentary, 24-hour fitness center.
The imaginary Café Debussy, where Leonardo DiCaprio’s character Cobb teaches his new protégé Ariadne, played by Ellen Page, how to manipulate dreams in the visually stunning movie Inception, was shot in Paris, the City of Lights. Travelers can indulge in a stay at the four-star Terrass Hotel where one guest commented, “Perfect setting, this hotel. All around the hotel was narrow streets, cafes, and a five minute walk to street artists, and musicians. The hotel itself has an amazing restaurant on the roof, where I sat eating amazing food looking at the Eiffel Tower light the sky.” This property is also recommended by 94 percent of past hotels.com guests.
Based on the award-winning Canadian novel, Barney’s Version features one of Canada’s most beautiful cities, Montreal. Movie aficionados can see all the sites in Montreal where writer Mordecai Richler was inspired to write by staying at the boutique property, Hotel de la Montagne. Guests can experience a range of Montreal’s attractions such as at the Fine Arts Museum, and Mont-Royal Park, all positioned one kilometer from this property located in the centre of the city.