Hotel hallway photos that are nothing like the original Overlook Hotel from The Shining

Hotel hallway photos that are nothing like the original Overlook Hotel from The Shining

St Regis Resort and Spa Bora Bora

Instagram photo by @lax2nrt

Hotel hallways and the photos people take have come a long way since Stanley Kubrick’s original horror hallway scene in the classic Jack Nicholson film The Shining. RoomCritic has found 10 stunning hotel hallway photos (or the modern day equivalent) from the RoomCritic photo archives and the #roomcritic Instagram tag gallery that are anything but scary.

The Shining Overlook Hotel

Photo by Stanley Kubrick

The Overlook Hotel (The Shining, 1980) – The original scary hotel hallway.

1. The Mira, Hong Kong – Tron style lighting lines the hallways

The Mira Hong Kong

Instagram photo by @roomcritic

2. Six Senses Laamu, Maldives – An outdoor hallway to your room.

Six Senses Laamu, Maldives

Instagram photo by @herman_wang

3. Faena Hotel + Universe, Buenos Aires, Argentina – Stylish, dark and beautiful just like the people.

The Redbury Hotel

Instagram photo by @fabi_o_rama

4. Casa De La Flora, Khao Lak Thailand

Casa De La Flora

Instagram photo by @purechan

5. Dream Downtown, New York – A hallway of stairs up to the pool deck

Dream Downtown Hotel

Photo by Bruce Damonte/Philip Ennis.

6. Sala Resort Phuket, Thailand – A walk through to the Spa

SALA Phuket Resort & Spa Thailand

Instagram photo by @mjjourney

7. The 9 Hours Capsule Hotel Kyoto, Japan – Close encounters of a different kind in this hallway

9 hours capsule hotel Kyoto Japan

Instagram photo by by @nosnomundo

8. Marrakesh Hotel and Resort Hua Hin, Thailand – A touch of North African spice in Asia – So more a doorway than a hallway but it has the same effect leading towards the horizon.

Marrakesh Hotel Hua Hin Thailand

Instagram photo by @tasist_tara 

9. St Regis Resort and Spa Bora Bora – Another beautiful open air hallway that leads to your overwater bungalow.

St Regis Resort and Spa Bora Bora

Instagram photo by @lax2nrt

10. Mondrian Soho, New York – The arched garden creates a beautiful sparkly hallway

Mondrian Soho

Instagram photo by @amrirahim

For an in depth tutorial on how to take the best hotel hallway shots, read our post: Hotel photographs inspired by the cinema classic – The Shining

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