Unique Hotels Around the World
Unique Hotels in the USA
Jules’ Undersea Lodge
- Jules’ Undersea Lodge: Originally a research laboratory, this fully underwater hotel sits at the bottom of the Emerald Lagoon in Florida’s Key Largo, and can only be reached by scuba diving down 6 meters.
- The lodge can accommodate two couples and has showers, a microwave and a fridge. The real attraction are the fish; the lodge is like a goldfish bowl in reverse, where you sit and watch angelfish, parrotfish, barracuda and snappers peering in at you through the window.
- You must be able to scuba dive, as the entrance to your room is underwater!
- Rates depend on packages; single person overnight stay $675
- I found myself taking REALLY deep breaths when researching this property! HA!
Dog Bark Park Inn
- Dog-lovers need not look further than the “largest beagle in the world.” “This is the only place guests can sleep with 26 dogs and still get a good night’s rest,” says Dog Bark Park Inn owner Frances Conklin. Many people have been in the doghouse, but few can say that they’ve actually slept in a dog house.
- Obviously, the decor is dog-themed. Cookies are dog-shaped. And the multi-story building shaped like a Beagle also offers a Trojan-horse experience. Bonus points in my book!
- The entire Cottonwood, Idaho B&B consists of a single room with a queen bed and adjacent loft with two twin mattresses. Around $132 a night!
- I’ve never wanted to go to Idaho more in my life!
- While a cave sounds like a creepy place to stay the night, especially if you are paying to stay the night, Kokopelli’s Cave Bed and Breakfast in New Mexico isn’t cheap. With prices starting at $260 a night, Kokopelli’s Cave is….swanky cool, y’all!!!!
- Guests stay in a carpeted, fully furnished room 70 feet below the surface, dug into a cliff face of 65-million-year-old sandstone.
- The space consists of one bedroom, living area, replica Native-American kiva, dining area, full kitchen and a bathroom with rock walls incorporating a waterfall shower and hot tub. The Cave is dry and stays between 65° and 68°’ year around.
- Bring a backpack, not a suitcase. There’s no elevator, and visitors are not allowed to drag suitcases down the stars. Also no pets. There’s….critters…..in the cave that might consider Fido a snack.
- If catching a glimpse of the Northern Lights is on your list of must-do’s, then I’d suggest the Hotel Kakslauttanen in Finland.
- The igloos are built from ice or glass. I’d opt for the glass igloos, where the ceiling allows guests to lay in bed, and admire the Northern Lights above.
- This resort offers a myriad of other day-time activities, including hunting, fishing, and cross-country skiing.
- Rates are around $450 per night and up.
- Woodlyn Park in New Zealand is your one-stop-shop for the most Unique Hotels in the world.
- Choose from Hobbit-esque rooms, rooms fashioned from out-of-use freighter planes and train cars, and even hotel rooms in ships that have not seen the water in decades.
- Prices vary, but it sure looks like a lot of fun. I think the ultimate experience might be to change rooms every night. Sort of a progressive vacation of Unique Hotels.
So….who’s up for a sampling of Unique Hotels with me? Or, maybe you have your own suggestions? Please leave a comment if you have experienced Unusual Hotels on your travels. I’m always open to suggestions!