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When we are forced to travel on business or vacation, we like to make sure that the hotel we hunker down in has all the comforts of home, without a big price tag. We would all love to be able to stay in a luxury spot, especially on vacation, but it sometimes isn’t possible. Traveling during peak seasons or weekends usually means running into a hotel that has its rates jacked up to take advantage of the incoming tourist trade. You can’t blame them for trying to make money, just as they can’t fault you for using Hotels.com coupon codes to get yourself a little deal on one of their rooms.
Chances are you will use one of those great coupons to get a room at a well-know, chain hotel, but what would you do if you could have the vacation of a lifetime, choosing any hotel you wanted? Most of you would probably opt for a swanky, upscale place where you would be treated like a king or a queen for the duration of your stay, but perhaps the more adventurous among you would try out on of these rather odd hotels.
1. The Ice Hotel – This hotel in Sweden is exactly as advertised and is totally made out of ice. You can choose between a hot or cold room, although it’s unclear why anyone would choose cold, and each visit offers something new. That is because the entire place is rebuilt every season, with each room getting a complete makeover. This is a hotel that takes the word “cool” to a whole new level.
2. Utter Inn – The Swedes seem to have cornered the market on strange hotels and they don’t come much stranger then The Utter Inn. From a distance the rooms look like a little red cabin floating in the middle of a lake, but once you get there, you step inside, take a little ladder downstairs and have an underwater living space. The Utter Inn takes the term ‘ocean view room’ to a whole new level! Getting room service might be something of a problem though.
3. Jules’ Undersea Lodge – Not to be outdone by those pesky Swedes, the US has its own underwater lodge located in Florida. The main difference is that your room has to be accessed from under the water, which means that you have to be scuba certified in order to stay. The good news is that you can be certified and check-in on the same day.
4. Propeller Island Hotel – This hotel in Germany is pretty unremarkable, unless of course you are going there to stay at one room in particular. That would be their Vampire Room, complete with coffins instead of beds. If you have to pay by debit or credit card at this place I just wonder if you have to have an account at the blood bank. All the rooms are weird in their own way, but this room takes the cake.
5. Capsule Hotels – Those who like the close confines of the coffins in the Vampire Room might very well enjoy these little spaces in Japan. They look like an oversized washer from the outside and the interior is nothing more than a mattress and a TV. The overcrowding in Japan has made these space saving spots somewhat essential, but if you are over 6 feet tall you might actually be more comfortable in the coffin.
6. Jumbo Hostel – It’s back to Sweden for this cool hotel that is actually built inside an old 747 airliner. Surprisingly enough, the interior holds 27 rooms, with the honeymoon suite located in the cockpit. One of the wings has been turned into an observation deck and it’s actually considered to be something of a budget hotel, despite its originality.
7. Waitanic – Located in New Zealand, the Waitanic hotel is a former WWII patrol boat that has been turned into a luxury hotel that houses 4 suites. Don’t let the familiarity of the name fool you though, this boat has managed to stay afloat since 1942, so there is no need to sleep with a life preserver.
8. The Poseidon Hotel – Underwater hotels seem to be a common theme when it comes to strange hotels, and this one in Fiji looks like one of the coolest. The entire wall of the room is open to the clear blue waters outside and guests can spend hours watching the underwater life go by as they relax in bed. If you start to hear water dripping though, it might be time to head to the lobby.
9. The Salt Hotel – This is one place that might not be very welcome of built next door to the Ice Hotel, especially since, as the name suggests, the entire place is built out of salt. Located in Bolivia in the heart of a massive salt desert, there really isn’t much to see or do here, yet it continues to be a major attraction. There is a bar in the hotel, which is a great idea for those guests that love to drink margaritas.
10. The Dog Bark Park Inn - Dogs are one of the most popular, beloved pets in the world, but I’m sure no-one had ever imagined taking up residence inside their 4-legged friend. A trip to Cottonwood, Idaho can change all that as you can spend a night inside a massive beagle at this odd little bed and breakfast. The main part of the room is located in the body, with the sleeping quarters housed inside the beagle’s head. All the furniture is hand carved by the owners and if you think it all sounds a little weird, then you really have to check out this cool destination.