How do you take your next vacation to the next level?  Unique Hotels!  Consider one of these unique hotels Around the World!  Other adjectives might apply, like unusual or crazy, but if you want to claim that you have experienced one of the craziest hotels in the world, here’s a great list to get you started!

Unique Hotels Around the World

I have a Travel Bucket List, like most people.  But, unlike most people, my list includes the quirky and unusual.  From Mermaid Parades to UFO Conventions to Museums filled with every kind of taxidermied animal imaginable, I want to see and experience it all!  Including some of the most Unique Hotels Around the World.  Here’s a sampling of my VERY long personal list!

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!


Vintage Photo of a woman and man in a motel room

PC: Jules’ Undersea Lodge

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!


3 Story Dog in a Green Field

PC: Dog Bark Park Inn

Kokopelli’s Cave

  • 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.


Bedroom built inside a cave

PC: Kokopelli’s Cave




Unusual Hotels

The United States is not alone.  Some of the crazies hotels in the world can be found in other countries around the world. For example:

Hotel Kakslauttanen

  • 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.


two beds with leopard print spreads under a glass dome roof at night

PC: Flickr

Woodlyn Park

  • 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.
a bed and two pillows inside the cockpit of a plane

PC: Woodlyn Park

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!

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