The Continental Hotel in John Wick's movies: Guide to ALL the Filming Locations

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Welcome to the ultimate guide containing all the places, buildings, and branches around the world that served as a filming location for John Wick's hotel.

As the John Wick franchise is expanding, so is the already legendary Continental Hotel.

John Wick's Continental Hotel

The iconic underworld institution, owned by Winston (played by Ian McShane), essentially became another character in the films.

This assassin's safe haven, with its own rules and currency, is full of secrets and rooms that we explore in every new installment.

The Continental facade

The success of the first movie turned the Keanu Reeves production into a franchise, continuing the saga with two spin-offs: the film Ballerina starring Ana de Armas and the new 2023 TV series The Continental with Mel Gibson, whose locations you'll find below in the article.

We will be updating and expanding this report as new movies are added and more juicy details about our favorite hotel are revealed.

Also, you can find the full information about Chapter 1, Chapter 2, Chapter 3 - Parabellum, and Chapter 4, in our comprehensive location guides following these links.

John Wick's Continental Hotel

Beaver Building
The exterior facade of the Continental was filmed at the flatiron-shaped Beaver Building at 1 Wall Street Court, in the Financial District of Manhattan.

Until 2020, instead of Charon, the concierge (played by Lance Reddick, who passed away in 2023), you'd have found the Japanese restaurant Haru Sushi. At the moment, the ground floor of this 15-story edifice is vacant.

In Greek mythology, Charon was the Hades’ ferryman who transported the souls of the recently deceased across the river that divided the world of the living from the world of the dead.
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Continental Hotel
The entrance hall of the Continental is the only other location along with the facade that so far has appeared in every John Wick movie.

Located just about half a mile away from the Beaver, these scenes were filmed in the Cunard Building lobby at 25 Broadway.
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Cunard Building hall
Completed in 1929, the ornate vestibule of the Cunard Building is decorated with marine and shipping themes because the room was the ticketing hall of the British-American trans-Atlantic company Cunard Line.

This neo-Renaissance 22-story office building, featuring one of the largest halls in the United States, is a designated New York City Landmark.
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John Wick Hotel
The basement's club in Chapter One was filmed at the ballroom and dining room of the splendid Hotel Wolcott, located near the Empire State Building at 4 W 31st Street in Midtown Manhattan.

Designed in 1904, today this glamorous area of the historic hotel, through which so many celebrities have passed, remains unrestored.

Unfortunately, for the time being, the Wolcott has closed down, as the hotel administration is waiting for better times to get back to business.
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Winston on the hotel rooftop
In Chapter Two, Winston meets John on the rooftop with a view of St. Patrick's Cathedral at the famous Rockefeller Center Roof Gardens at 610 5th Avenue.

Built between 1933 and 1936, the gardens are not usually open to the general public, as access is mostly reserved for Rockefeller employees.

The statues and the winged sword above the entrance were film props added to the scene by the production crew.
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Rockefeller Center terrace
The terrace appears again in Chapter 3, although this time the producers decided to build it on a studio set, as the original location was not convenient for the filmmakers to control the lighting.

Tao Downtown nightclub
The room featuring a massive Buddhist Avalokiteshvara statue, represented with thousands of arms, is the Tao Downtown nightclub at 369 West 16th Street in Manhattan.

The club is located in the Chelsea neighborhood, just a couple of streets away from the 12 George Hotel from the Inventing Anna series.
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Jane Hotel ballroom
The Continental's lounge, featured in the scene with Santino (played by Riccardo Scamarcio) at the end of Chapter 2, was filmed at the Jane Hotel ballroom at 113 Jane Street in Greenwich Village.
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Great Hall John Wick Hotel
Chapter 3 - Parabellum introduced the spectacular Great Hall of the John Wick Hotel.

The Williamsburgh Savings Bank Tower is a stunning 37-story and 512-feet tall skyscraper at 1 Hanson Place in Brooklyn.

Completed in 1929, this former bank headquarters has been transformed into luxury condominium apartments. The lobby scenes were filmed at the old banking hall on the ground floor.
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Armory vault
It seems that the striking hotel's armory vault in the basement with an Art-deco flair was also recreated on a studio set.

The Hotel Obsidian from The Umbrella Academy series season three was partially inspired by the Continental.

AIRE Ancient Baths New York
However, the boiler room outside the vault and the spa area with several pools, where John encounters Zero, were filmed at AIRE Ancient Baths at 88 Franklin Street in Tribeca.

Housed in an 1883 textile factory, this spa's luxurious interior was also featured in Chapter One as the private area of the Red Circle Club.
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John Wick Hotel set
The manager’s office was also one of the most memorable locations in Chapter 3.

American Cinematographer revealed that the two-story glass-and-steel structure on the top floors of the complex was built at Gold Coast Studios on Long Island.

The administrative offices
The Continental's administrative office hall, the Switchboard, is populated by tattooed women using vintage Commodore 64 computers.

This is the second floor of the library of the General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen of the City of New York.

Located at 20 W 44th Street, this interesting hidden gem in Midtown has a large collection of locks.
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Il Continentale Hotel in Rome from Chapter 2

Continentale Hotel
Il Continentale Hotel in Rome is the Italian branch of the Continental, appearing in Chapter 2.

The facade was recorded at the Museo Centrale del Risorgimento, the museum dedicated to the Unification of Italy, located next to the Roman Forum.
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Grand Hotel Plaza in Rome
The interior was filmed on location in the five-star Grand Hotel Plaza in the center of Rome.

John stayed in one of the top suites of this opulent palace with a beautiful view of the San Carlo al Corso church.
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The Moroccan Continental in Chapter 3

Moroccan Continental
In Chapter 3, we are introduced to the Casablanca Continental in Morocco, managed by Sofia Al-Azwar (Halle Berry).

This section of the movie was primarily filmed in Essaouira, a port city in the south of the African country.

The entrance to the hotel was filmed at the Essaouira's clock tower, one of the old gates of the walled medina.
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Kasbah Hotel Xaluca Erfoud
However, the inner courtyard with arches, which looks like a caravanserai, was filmed at the Kasbah Hotel Xaluca Arfoud near the Sahara Desert in Erfoud.
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The Osaka Continental in Chapter 4

Osaka Continental
In the 2023 film Chapter 4, the Osaka Continental was filmed at the National Art Center in Tokyo.

Opened in 2007 in a former University of Tokyo research facility, this is one of Japan's largest art exhibition spaces.
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The Continental: From the World of John Wick

The Continental series building
The 2023 series starring Colin Woodell and Mel Gibson was shot entirely on location in Budapest, Hungary.

The facade and the street around the hotel were built on the New York Street backlot set at Korda Studios.

The production was also filmed at Stern Studios, Origo Studios, and in the same semi-abandoned industrial complex on the outskirts of Budapest that was featured in Blade Runner 2049.
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The ballroom in the series
The ballroom of the New Year's Eve party was filmed in the old Budapest Stock Exchange Palace on Liberty Square.

This monumental building, which has been vacant since 2009, has served as a location for many productions, including Hanna, Black Widow, and Shadow and Bone.
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Cormac room
Cormac's wood-paneled office with the vertiginous balcony is the Wenckheim Palace, now home to the Szabo Ervin Library.

Built between 1887 and 1889, this stunning neo-baroque mansion is located in the heart of Budapest.

The restaurant in London was also filmed in one of the gorgeous rooms of the palace.
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Loyalty to the Master
As in Chapter 3, the rooftop in the second episode, "Night 2: Loyalty to the Master", is a set built at the studios in Budapest.

Gellért Thermal Baths room
In the final episode, "Night 3: Theatre of Pain," a hall of the Gellért Thermal Baths appears briefly during the shooting frenzy.

These historic baths in Budapest are known for their splendid Art Nouveau design with magnificent mosaic-adorned interiors.
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