Whether you are a road warrior or an occasional vacation taker, you’re probably pretty familiar with the standard hotel. You walk into a spacious lobby, check in and head upstairs to your room. If you’re lucky, you’ll have a pool, exercise room or even game room available. But, some hotels out there have a little more to offer.
We found a few hotels that might even be more interesting than your vacation attractions – and will definitely be more fun than your business meeting!
Travel + Leisure has a list of the most unusual hotels around the world. Check out the Bubble Tree in France. You won’t get much privacy in these clear plastic bubble guesthouses, but the stargazing will be fantastic. Each bubble includes a bed and limited furniture. The hotel has 18 locations, including one on the grounds of a 16th century castle.
Buzzfeed writers created a list of hotels so cool you’ll want to stay forever. The article does not disappoint! From ice hotels and a hotel built on a biological reserve to the V8 Hotel in Stuttgart, Germany where guests sleep in car beds, you are sure to find a truly unusual location you’ll love. We can’t wait to check in at the Jumbo Stay in Stockholm, Sweden. The owners turned a jumbo jet into a hotel with a luxury suite in the cockpit.
If you’re looking for a truly unique overnight experience, Popular Mechanics has a list of the world’s strangest hotels. The Sovhotell sounds perfect to us. It’s a small hotel inside an IKEA in Stockholm – who hasn’t thought of taking a nap when in the middle of a trip to IKEA?
For travelers who want to stay in the U.S., CNN Traveler writers compiled a list of the 18 wackiest hotels in America. We can’t decide which we want to visit more – the Peabody in Memphis, which has duck parades every day at 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. or the Dog Bark Park Inn, a B&B in Idaho that is shaped like a beagle! The loft bedroom located in the dog muzzle seems like a great place to take a snooze.
Where is the oddest place you’ve ever stayed? Let us know – and send us a picture – on Facebook or Twitter.