We usually think of holiday hotels as a place to lay our heads and refuel before setting out to explore the sites. But what if the hotel itself is the experience?
The guys from "Good Mythical Morning" have compiled a list of 10 super unique and bizarre hotels from around the world that are an adventure all on their own.
1. Dog Park Bark Inn
If you ever find yourself in Cottonwood, Idaho and need a place to stay, $98 will get you a room at the Dog Park Bark Inn. It's 30 feet high and shaped like a dog. You'd basically have to crawl up into his, eh hem, backside to arrive at your suite.
The two owners are a husband and wife team who specialize in chainsaw art. When not tending to their bed and breakfast, they can be found creating wood carvings of dogs. We're pretty sure they like dogs.
2. Hotel Costa Verde
You'd have to dig a bit deeper into your pocket to stay at this hotel in Costa Rica where rates range between $360 to $750 per night.
It's a fuselage (main section of an aircraft) from a 1965 Boeing 727 that was turned into a full room with kitchenette.
Located in Manuel Antonia National Park, the suite offers an ocean view terrace. If you're into feeling like your plane crashed into a tree, this is the place for you.
3. Harlingen Harbour Crane
Nothing says romance like booking a room in a crane. What? Yep, if you're willing to pay between $400 and $550 you can spend the night in a crane atop a dock in Harlingen, Netherlands.
It's marketed as a luxury hideaway. Maybe for some, but others call it a "blue-headed spider" for its gangly shape.
The best feature? Guests can spin the crane. Want to change your view? Take the controls and spin your room in a different direction.
4. Free Spirit Spheres
Who hasn't thought of hanging out in Canada's great outdoors? Now, you can ... literally. In Qualicum, British Columbia you can stay in a room that hangs from a giant tree.
For $160 a night, you can sleep in a sphere made from wood and fiberglass. It's quite light and can only hold up to 300 pounds of human weight. And let's hope you don't get caught in a windstorm, because it's made to swing wildly on the best of days.
5. Tree Hotel
More trees? Maybe it's a thing. If you played in a tree house as a child (or wished you had) you can recreate that feeling at Tree Hotel in Harads, Sweden.
For about $680 per night, you can choose to sleep in one of seven art installations designed by a Scandinavian architect.
One of the creations is a 4 x 4 x 4 cube, mirrored on the outside walls. When the light's just right, it creates an illusion of being invisible.
So if you're looking for a good place to hide, you know where to stay.
6. Attrap' Rêves
Want to sleep under the stars, but not a fan of getting eaten by mosquitos? The Attrap' Rêves offers the perfect solution. For about $151 you can spend the night in a bubble room.
Situated in a commune in Allauch, France, the family hotel provides two person domes made of transparent plastic.
So if you'd like to experience the outdoors, but want to feel protected from it at the same time, it's a great compromise.
You'll even get a complimentary telescope to use during your stay.
7. Villa Hamster
This might be one adventure that your friends could have a hard time believing you actually experienced. It's almost too odd to be real. But it is.
For $107 you can stay in a hotel in Nantes, France that provides rooms equipped with a hamster wheel. Yes, you heard right.
If pretending to be an animal in a cage is your thing, then you're in luck because you'll be fed hamster grains which you'll consume while on all fours and water provided through a tube.
On the upside? You'll have the most talked about selfies of all your friends.
8. Jule's Undersea Lodge
Jule's Undersea Lodge was inspired by Jule Verne's "20,000 Leagues Under The Sea," and is located under Key Largo's Emerald Lagoon. Once an undersea marine lab, the aquatic hotel is located 21 feet beneath the sea.
You'll need to be scuba certified before you book a room because that'll be your means of transportation to the hotel.
For $800 a night, you'll have a place to sleep and pizza delivered (via scuba diver) to your door.
9. Propeller Island City Lodge
Also inspired by Jules Verne, Propeller Island is the pseudonym for German artist Lars Stroschen. He created Proppeller Island City Lodge, an habitable work of art in Berlin, Germany.
For about $125 a night, you can choose from thirty rooms, each designed with its own uniquely creative theme.
From coffins, to lion's cages to flying beds, there's something to suit everyone's taste. You won't find a TV in the room, but you'll enjoy soundscapes to fit the theme.
10. Giraffe Manor
If you're an animal lover you can help protect an endangered species while enjoying a one-of-a-kind experience
For $700 per night, you can sleep at the Giraffe Manor in Nairobi, Kenya. The giraffes are trained to interact with the customers. They might even poke their heads in the window while you're having breakfast.
The manor is associated with the Giraffe Center, home to a number of endangered Rothschild giraffes and which has programs designed to save the animals from becoming extinct.
Which hotel would you stay at?
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