Some of these look like they would be fun to stay at, and others look downright weird. If you’re an adventurous globe-trotter, you might want to track some of these down and see them for yourself. If you’re not, just take our word that these are some of the strangest hotels in the world.
10. Dog Bark Park Inn
Located in Cottonwood, Idaho, this hotel is shaped like a giant beagle. He stands over 30 feet tall and 15 feet wide. His name is Sweet Willy, and there is a double room in his stomach and a loft room in his chin. It is also decorated with dogs inside – pictures, statues, rugs, etc. This is the hotel for serious dog lovers only!
You’ve perhaps seen a hotel in a mall, but this hotel is actually located inside a single store – IKEA. They will provide you with pillows, sleep masks, and soothing music for weary shoppers. There are single and double beds and even a bridal suite! You can shop ‘til you drop, rest, and then keep shopping!
8. Propeller Island City Lodge
This wacky hotel is located in Berlin, Germany. And it truly is strange. Each of its 27 rooms is completely different and very odd. For instance, one room is completely made out of mirrors. Another is the interior of a prison cell. The very creepiest room of all is the crypt room, where you sleep in a coffin!
7. Plane Hotel
From far away, when you see this Boeing 727 in the Costa Rican jungle, it looks like it crashed into the tropical paradise. But really, it was salvaged from the San Jose airport and carefully place in the jungle. The interior has been stripped and refurbished with teak wood. The plane’s right wing has a large wooden deck extending from it, so you can enjoy the beautiful scenery. This refinished plane is perched 45 feet up in the trees and offers a fabulous getaway.
6. Kokopelli’s Cave Bed and Breakfast
Located in Farmington, New Mexico, this neat place to stay is a one bedroom cave home that was blasted out of a mountainside in 1980. Three holes were drilled for utilities such as ventilation, plumbing, and electricity. It is located 100 feet underground, so the only access is with a steep cliff and ladder. If you want to stay here, you will have to sign a waiver for liability issues.
5. Marmara Antalya
This hotel consists of 214 rooms in Turkey. The Mediterranean Sea, the Taurus Mountains, and the city of Antalya can be seen from the balconies of the hotel. What makes this hotel so special is that it revolves. The loft, housing 24 rooms, floats in a pool of 478 tons of water. Six electric motors aid it in turning a full 360-degree rotation several times a day. The result is a breathtaking and every changing view. This is the first building of its kind, and the floating loft portion won a Worldwide Hospitality Award in 2007 for the Most Innovative Concept in Luxury Hotels.
4. Palacio Del Sal
This Bolivian hotel is the only hotel in the world made out of salt. Yes, salt. The walls, floor, and ceiling are all salt. Even some of the furniture is made of salt. Over a million salt blocks were used to build this hotel. It is located near Salar de Uyuni, the largest salt flat in the world. If you ever visit, you should know that there is a rule against licking the salt walls, to prevent their degradation.
3. Utter Inn
Located in the middle of Sweden’s lake Malaren, this is truly a unique hotel. For starters, there is only one room! It consists of a deck and a cabin, floating in the middle of the lake. Beneath that, there is a steep set of stairs that takes you to the bedroom below. Your bedroom is an aquarium! If you want to stay there, you’ll be taken out on a boat and provided with an inflatable canoe to get around in!
The ICEHOTEL is exactly what it sounds like- a hotel made of ice. Most of the furniture, including the beds, are made of snow and ice. The temperature is around -5 degrees Celsius. Besides being made of ice, the ICEHOTEL is unique because it melts and is rebuilt every year. Every November, a large group of architects rebuilds the rooms, bar, and chapel from several hundred tons of ice. You will only want to visit this hotel, also in Sweden, if you enjoy living in your parka.
1. The Mirrorcube
Locate in Harads, Sweden, the Mirrorcube definitely wins the award for the strangest hotel in the world. Your “room” is an aluminum 4x4x4 meter box that is wrapped around a tree trunk. If that’s not strange enough, it is covered with one-way mirrors, so you can have a 360-degree view. It accommodates two people and has a double bed, bathroom, living area, and a rooftop terrace. You use a rope bridge to enter.