Hitchcock buffs might recognize this hotel from his movie “Vertigo.” It was here that Kim Novak’s character gazed out the bay window in her green dress. Today the hotel embraces its cinematic history. The renovated rooms and lobby feature mid-century furnishings, the signature tangerine and white colors from the movie’s promotional materials, and wall art featuring the “Vertigo” spiral motif. The film plays constantly in the lobby where complimentary coffee and tea are offered each morning. If you’re not into the ornate aesthetic of many Victorian hotels in the area, you’ll appreciate Vertigo’s bold simplicity. Note: The area can be a bit sketchy at night. Ask the concierge which way to walk when heading out sightseeing and use caution after dark.
- Erika Lennert