The Best Horror Movies Set In Hotels

It's no secret that two of the most iconic horror movies of all time take place in hotels, but beyond Psycho and The Shining, what are some good scary movies that take place in hotels or motels? This list ranks the scariest hotel horror movies, with the help of your votes. The top spots are almost exclusively reserved for the aforementioned films, but there are plenty of other scary movies set in hotels for you to vote on below.

Although it didn't receive the highest accolades from critics, Identity is actually an entertaining motel horror film with a great twist at the end. Other examples of horror movies with hotels include 1408, Motel Hell, The Innkeepers, and Eli Roth's Hostel.

Did we somehow miss the scariest hotel horror movie on the list? Add as many films to this poll as you want, as long as they are scary movies about motels, hotels, or hostels.

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  • Man on a Ledge
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    Sam Worthington, Elizabeth Banks, Jamie Bell
    18 votes
    • Released: 2012
    • Directed by: Asger Leth
    When disgraced ex-cop Nick Cassidy (Sam Worthington) steps onto the ledge of the highest floor of New York's famous Roosevelt Hotel, more than just his life is at risk; he threatens to bring the city ...more

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  • Ghostkeeper
    32
    Les Kimber, Georgie Collins, Murray Ord
    51 votes
    • Released: 1981
    • Directed by: Jim Makichuk
    Ghostkeeper is a 1981 independent Canadian horror film directed by Jim Makichuk. The story centers on a trio of snowmobilers in the Canadian Rockies who become stranded at an abandoned hotel where an ...more
  • Vacancy 2: The First Cut
    33
    Agnes Bruckner, Gwendoline Yeo, Beau Billingslea
    68 votes
    • Released: 2008
    • Directed by: Eric Bross
    Vacancy 2: The First Cut is a 2008 American direct-to-video slasher directed by Eric Bross, starring Agnes Bruckner, Trevor Wright, David Moscow, and Gwendoline Yeo. It is the prequel to 2007's ...more

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  • Mountaintop Motel Massacre
    34

    Mountaintop Motel Massacre

    Amy Hill, Bill Thurman, Anna Chappell
    62 votes
    • Released: 1983
    • Directed by: Jim McCullough Sr.
    Mountaintop Motel Massacre is a 1986 American horror film written and directed by Jim McCullough Sr. and starring Anna Chappell, Bill Thurman, and Amy Hill. The plot concerns a psychotic elderly ...more
  • New Year's Evil
    35
    Roz Kelly, Kip Niven, Chris Wallace
    27 votes
    New Year's Evil is a 1980 American horror film written and directed by Emmett Alston, co-written by Leonard Neubauer, and starring Kip Niven, Roz Kelly, and Chris Wallace. The plot follows a Los ...more

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  • Reincarnation
    36
    Hiromi Kurosawa, Shun Oguri, Karina Nose
    17 votes
    • Released: 2005
    • Directed by: Takashi Shimizu
    Reincarnation is a 2005 Japanese horror film, directed by Takashi Shimizu, of a hopeful actress who wins a role in a film that takes her, the cast and the crew to a hotel where the present soon ...more
  • Private Parts
    37
    Stanley Livingston, John Lupton, Laurie Main
    53 votes
    • Released: 1972
    • Directed by: Paul Bartel
    Private Parts is a 1972 psychological thriller film with some elements of horror and comedy, directed by Paul Bartel as his feature film debut. The film stars Ayn Ruymen, Lucille Benson, and John ...more

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