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Travel Picks: Top 10 famous movie hotels

03-08-2010 09:14 BJT

NEW YORK - While most travelers can only dream of getting an Oscar or being on the silver screen, anyone can pretend to be star at U.S. hotels where countless movie scenes have been shot.

Travel firm TripAdvisor (www.tripadvisor.com) has come up with a list of the top 10 famous movie hotels, according to its editors.

"While many travelers enjoy in-room movies as part of a relaxing hotel stay, these star-studded properties offer guests an actual connection with some classic movie scenes and famous characters," Christine Peterson, chief marketing officer for TripAdvisor, said in a statement.

1. The Fairmont San Francisco, San Francisco, California

The Fairmont San Francisco hotel presents an awe-inspiring picture of historic San Francisco. 
The Fairmont San Francisco hotel presents an awe-inspiring picture of historic San Francisco. 

This grand hotel, set atop the steep incline of Nob Hill, has reached equally great heights on the silver screen.

Ever since Alfred Hitchcock shot "Vertigo" at the Fairmont in 1958, the hotel has become an iconic part of San Francisco and many movies, including "Towering Inferno," "Sudden Impact," "Junior" and "The Rock," in which Sean Connery's character enjoys a lavish suite at the property.

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