Have you ever wished you could stay in a fictional hotel? Do you think you could last a night in Hotel Cortez from American Horror Story? Or would you love to meet Mr Gustave from The Grand Budapest Hotel?
We’ve researched some of the most iconic hotels, B&Bs and motels from famous TV shows and movies to discover how much it would cost to visit them in real life!
Cost to stay at fictional famous hotels for a night
The El Royale from Bad Times at the El Royale
- £6-7 per night
For those not bothered about privacy (or murder), the El Royale is a conveniently-placed option on the California-Nevada border. Just be aware that a room on the California side of the border will set you back $1 more than the Nevada side.
The Leaky Cauldron from Harry Potter
- £10 per night
Looking to stock up on essentials like potion ingredients, grimoires, broomsticks and owls? Diagon Alley is the perfect place! Based on Charing Cross Road, London, you can access Diagon Alley through the famous inn, The Leaky Cauldron, which also offers bed and breakfast from those staying out of town. Rooms start at a modest 2 galleons per night (that’s roughly £10 in British muggle pounds).
- £30 per night
For a hysterically bad holiday, Fawlty Towers is the one. For the worst accommodation in Torquay, expect to pay £30 per night.
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
- £64 per night
In the movie, the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is an exotic retirement home based in the Rajathan region of India. Staying at the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel would cost £64 per night.
The Bates Motel from Psycho
- £65 per night
The Bates Motel from Alfred Hitchcock’s acclaimed horror movie, Psycho, is said to be based in Solano County, California. A night at The Bates would likely cost you £65, and your life.
- £80 per night
For the budget traveller looking to swap sun and sand for skeletons and scares, the haunted hotel from the movie Hotel Transylvania is a great option! Rooms at Hotel Transylvania start at £80 per night.
The Prancing Pony from The Lord Of The Rings
- £80 per night
Bree, the village where The Prancing Pony is based, is said to be based on Brill in Buckinghamshire — a village J. R. R. Tolkien visited regularly during his time studying at Oxford. If Brill is anything to go by, a night in The Prancing Pony costs around £80. Luckily, travel via the Bucklebury Ferry is free.
Tangalooma Island Resort from The Scooby-Doo Movie
- £116 per night
Brisbane, Australia is home to Tangalooma Island Resort, where Standard Rooms are £116 per night. (Note: whale watching, dolphin feeding and demon hunting aren’t included in this price.)
The Headland from The Witches
- £120 per night
The Headland Hotel from Roald Dahl’s The Witches is in Bournemouth, where hotels cost around £120 per night.
Students, on the other hand, can enjoy accommodation options in Bournemouth starting at £152 per week.
The Grand Budapest Hotel
- £160 per night
Based in the fictional Eastern European state of Zubrowka, rooms at The Grand Budapest Hotel start at £160 per night — a bargain when you consider you’ll be in the care of perhaps the finest concierge in the world.
The Dragonfly Inn from Gilmore Girls
- £167 per night
The Dragonfly Inn is based in the fictional town of Stars Hollow, located 30 miles from Hartford, Connecticut. The average cost for a luxury inn in this area is £167 per night.
The Overlook Hotel from The Shining
- £181 per night
For the more daring traveller, the haunted Overlook Hotel from horror movie The Shining starts at £181 for a Classic Queen, going up to £248 for a King Suite.
Hotel Cortez from American Horror Story
- £200 per night
The haunted Hotel Cortez has a grisly history of deaths and murders. Hotels in the downtown Los Angeles area aren’t cheap — even if they’re haunted. The Hotel Cortez will cost you around £200 per night.
The Hotel from The Lobster
- £220 per night
Looking for love? Where better to find it than the hotel from The Lobster! While the movie was filmed in Ireland, the plot is based in a bizarre, awkward and uncomfortable dystopian universe. The stakes are high for this hotel’s guests: find a mate or die. All for an unbeatable price of just £220 per room.
Hotel for Dogs
- £243 per night
If a dog hotel doesn’t sound like a perfect holiday, nothing does. But staying at a pet-friendly hotel in the hustle and bustle of Los Angeles is going to cost you — pet-friendly accommodation is around £243 per night.
The Park Hyatt from Lost in Translation
- £297 per night
The Park Hyatt boasts some of the most awe-inspiring views of Tokyo’s skyline and even Mount Fuji. But Japan in general is not cheap, and the Park Hyatt is one of the finest 5-star hotels there is. One night in a Standard Room costs around £300. Meanwhile, the Presidential Suite costs £6,457 per night!
The Ritz in Notting Hill
- £500 per night
In 1990 romantic comedy Notting Hill, movie star Anna Scott stays at The Ritz under cartoon pseudonyms like Pocahontas. If you’re also looking to escape the paparazzi in style, The Ritz in London will cost you around £500 per night.
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