Airbnb may have revolutionised travelling but it will never replace the romance of a hotel: the fluttering feeling roused simply by walking into a lobby. "Checking in" is a chance to retrace the steps of storied guests, those one-time legendary lodgers, celebrities past and present, who’ve slept in the same beds and partied in the same bedrooms as us. Booking into a hotel lets us normal folk live vicariously through the names who have come and gone – if just for one night.
We might not be able to stay in the Chelsea Hotel
, but we can certainly relive the drama and frivolities of some of the most infamous guests at other hotels around the world. Take a look at our slideshow for a list of the best.