Some hotels offer amenities like complimentary breakfast and free wifi in order to get guests into their rooms. Others take advantage of location, or perhaps feature a five-star restaurant. Still others take advantage of diehard fans of the cinema. Movie themed hotels are everywhere. They provide a guest the opportunity to feel like one of their favorite film characters, or sleep in quarters designed to look like a famous movie set. Here are the coolest themed hotel rooms that movie nerds will love.
Themed hotels have been around for a while. It’s a niche of the hospitality business that can cash in on nostalgia and fandom. Some of the themed rooms on this list are from mega-franchises with a built-in fan base that is ready to spend money.
No one can actually be James Bond. However, during a trip to Paris, a guest can revel in kitschy 007 memorabilia, that may even rival the allure of the City of Lights. Fans of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings do not have to travel all the way to New Zealand to visit the film’s sets (though they can!) - there’s a replica of The Hobbit cabin in Montana.From luxury rooms made entirely of ice and snow to tiny capsules that don’t even have proper beds, there’s a theme hotel out there for nearly every movie fan. Vote up the themed rooms that you would most like to check into for a night!
A Below the Surface Getaway
The Poseidon Undersea Resort in Fiji is the first underwater hotel. The design is modeled after the films Poseidon and 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. Guests of the luxury resort can drive their own Triton submarine, scuba dive, golf, play tennis, eat, drink, or just relax in the marine-focused spa.
The catch is that prospective guests will have to wait to stay at a room in the five-star resort. The hotel was supposed to open in 2009 and 150,000 people have already booked a room. However, the opening has been delayed several times. But there is faith that the resort will open soon.Just like Nemo says at the end of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, "There is hope for the future. And when the world is ready for a new and better life, all this will someday come to pass, in God's good time."Would you stay here?
The Real Deal Hobbit House
Films: The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings franchisesDid you absolutely love reading The Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings books? Were you an even bigger fan of the film adaptations? If you want to see what a real Hobbit House looks like, there's a replica cabin from the Tolkien books located in the forested foothills of the Cabinet Mountains in Montana. The Shire of Montana is not just a hotel room, but a private enchanted guest house with two bedrooms, a full kitchen, and breathtaking views of Cougar Peak and Whitepine Alpaca Ranch.Would you stay here?
Feel Like a Student at HogwartsPhoto: Metaweb / CC-BY
Films: Harry Potter franchiseKids and adults alike fell heavily under the spell of Harry Potter books and films. The Georgian House Hotel is located in the center of London and is within striking distance of several Harry Potter filming locales. The hotel rooms, or Wizard Chambers as they are called, are designed to make their guests feel like students at Hogwarts. The Wizard Chambers look like a castle and feature stained glass windows, four poster beds, stonewalls, gothic arches, and wood burning stoves.Would you stay here?
Super Agent Suite for 007 Fans
Films: James Bond franchisePour your martinis shaken, not stirred, in this 007-inspired Secret Agent Suite in the Hotel Seven, located in Paris, France. Super fans of James Bond can stay in and watch every Bond film ever made on a big screen from the comfort of their own bed. The suite also features a golden gun lamp, waterfall shower, pictures from several Bond films throughout the room, golden toilets, and mirrored ceilings. The Seven is located in the au courant Latin Quarter, within walking distance of several of the city's most popular attractions.Would you stay here?