Top 10 Unique Hotels

Select from the best luxury hotels on an island to cheap hotel deals in prisons.

When it comes to vacations, the hotel itself can be as much a part of the vacation as the destination. Before making hotel reservations at a luxury hotel, think about all the options that exist. From a tree house to an ice house, these are some of the most unique hotels in the world.

Kamalame Cay: your own private island

The Bahamas: Does Robinson Crusoe have dreams of living on his own private island? Well, Kamalame Cay offers a private island getaway with Robinson Crusoe adventures and all the luxuries of a four-star hotel. This 96-acre soft sand island is located just off Andros Bay in the Bahamas and can only be reached by the resort’s private ferry or seaplane. Endowed with private villas, guests can enjoy Caribbean cuisine, some of the best snorkeling and fishing on the island’s pristine beaches, and can take a dip in the freshwater pool located on the island. Kamalame Cay satisfies the need for adventure while offering romance, luxury hotel accommodations, and natural beauty.

Utter Inn: Sleep with the fish

Vasteras, Sweden

The Utter Inn, or Otter Inn in English, is a small floating Swedish red house with an underwater bedroom equipped with panoramic windows, so you can literally sleep with the fish. The inn is an art project by Mikael Genberg, who has made several other artistic hotels such as the Hotell Hackspett or the Woodpecker Hotel, which is a tree house, located more than 40 feet above a Swedish park. I just hope you don’t feel claustrophobic, because they will drop you off in a boat and won’t pick you up again until morning.

The Jail Backpackers: a taste of the big house at a reduced price

Mount Gambier, South Australia, Australia

Built in 1864, this renovated jail now serves as a hostel for backpackers and travelers alike. Located in Mount Gambier, South Australia, the Jail Backpackers gives tourists the opportunity to spend the night or the weekend at the slammer at affordable prices, $ 45 for a double room, $ 20 for a dormitory. However, don’t worry; you are not locked up at night. This budget hotel option offers a kitchen, TV room, pool tables, a quiet lounge with a fireplace, walled gardens and a restaurant. The Mount Gambier area offers many outdoor activities, the best known being Blue Lake, which is a lake located on a volcano. There are plenty of hiking trails, cave tours, and sandboarding opportunities.

The Queen Mary: don’t jump ship on this haunted ship

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If spending the night in a prison isn’t creepy enough, try spending the night in a haunted hotel / ship, the Queen Mary. This WWII ocean liner and troop carrier has a haunted history. One of the most haunted areas on the ship is the top-notch pool that is no longer in use. Women in vintage bathing suits have been seen wandering around and mysteriously wet footprints have been found leading from the terrace to the changing rooms. The luxury ship / hotel offers more than ghosts, but historical tours, multiple world-class dining options, cabaret shows, a comedy club, spas, and suites too. For $ 459 you can spend the night in one of the enchanted cabins, but are you brave enough?

Parrot Nest Lodge: in a tree under the stars

Cayo, Belize

Spending the night here will not be as spooky as the Queen Mary, unless you are afraid of heights and birds. The Parrot Nest Lodge consists of two thatched tree houses, four cabins and two bathrooms and is surrounded on three sides by the Mopan River, offering a refreshing swim. As the name implies, there are a large number of parrots, as well as hundreds of other birds, making it a prime destination for bird watching. The giant iguanas are also another friendly visitor to the garden. Breakfast and dinner are also included with your tree house room for just $ 40-50 per night, making this a budget hotel with resort qualities. I hope you are not afraid of the wild.

Heceta Head Lighthouse: on the cliffs

Yachats Hotels

If spending the night in a tree house was too high, try spending the night in a lighthouse perched on a cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Heceta Head Lighthouse is over a hundred years old and is considered by many to be one of the most beautiful lighthouses in the world. Heceta is also the brightest lighthouse in Seattle, shedding light 21 miles out to sea. The Queen Ann-style caretaker’s house has been renovated into a bed and breakfast where guests can view the lighthouse at night, a unique opportunity. In addition, a seven-course breakfast is served in the morning, which is included in your room. Magical is the word many guests use to describe the Heceta Head lighthouse and bed and breakfast.

Beckham Creek Cave Haven: Ecotourism Retreat

Hotels in Parthenon, Arkansas

Taking over four years to create, Beckham Creek Cave Haven was created with the philosophy that the continued preservation of our environment is paramount. Located on a 530-acre estate in Buffalo National River Country, this cave hotel offers solitude and plenty of outdoor entertainment among the Ozarks for ecotourists. Only on the farm there is a mountain and many places for hiking, biking and fishing.

Ice hotel: freeze your ice

Sweden A kind of cave, the Ice hotel is an ice cavern carved out of 10,000 tons of crystalline ice cut from the river Torne. Every year the hotel must be built from scratch, with new designs and new concepts; it is continually being reborn. This luxury hotel includes an ice chapel, an ice art exhibition hall, a cinema and the world famous Absolut Ice Bar. If you can brave the freezing temperatures, the ice hotel is worth the trip.

The Gladstone Hotel: 37 Artist-Designed Rooms

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Each room is not designed with ice, but designed by a different artist. Located in Toronto, the Gladstone Hotel is a unique city hotel with artist-designed rooms as well as art studios and short-term exhibition spaces. The hotel offers a unique insight into Toronto’s diverse artistic environment. Make hotel reservations for the Teen Queen Room and relive your high school years or spend the night in the serene Skygazer Room decorated with an incredible cloud-shaped plastic heirloom wall treatment.

The Burj-al-Arab: sail in luxury

Dubai: Located in one of the fastest growing cities, this Dubai hotel is more than just a hotel; it is an experience. That is if you can afford to make the hotel reservations. Resembling a fluttering sail, the Burj-al-Arab dominates the Dubai skyline at 321 meters. Recognized by some as the best hotel in the world, this luxury all-suite hotel caters to the wealthy and offers 24-hour care from highly trained butlers, private reception desks on each floor, and a spa and health club. At night, the hotel is surrounded by choreographed color sculptures of water and fire. The Burj-al-Arab is luxury at its finest and extravagant.