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47 Unusual Travel Accommodations

Travel is Taken to a Whole New Level with These Unusual Hotels

— January 22, 2014 — Eco
Getaways have become a bit more interesting with the increase of unusual hotels all around the world. A relaxing vacation can can go in a completely different direction when your place of stay is inside of a mobile bus inn or rocky ravine.

Usually most people like to choose the most luxurious hotels for their temporary stay. Places like the Ritz Carlton or the Four Seasons are leading choices but with unusual hotels popping up around the globe, it's hard to shy away from jocular Jurassic Park-themed inns or eco-friendly housing. Gone are the days of a regular bed and breakfast when you can be treated like absolute royalty in a fairy tale-inspired abode or a caravansary in the shape of a giant palm leaf. It’s no longer irregular to hear of hotel designs taking on iconic cartoon characters or even being rooted deep underwater.

The hotels of today are crafted to fit everybody’s housing needs mixed with their undying fantasies and wildest dreams.
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Oddly Shaped Islands
Oddly Shaped Islands
Dubai's Tree-Shaped Islands Are Creatively Man-Made
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Twisted Hotels
Twisted Hotels
The Nhow Amsterdam RAI Hotel Will Be the Tallest Hotel in the Netherlands
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Intergalactic Hotel Experiences
Intergalactic Hotel Experiences
Guests at this Hotel Can Sleep in Zero Gravity Environments
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50
Fantasy Book Vacation Abodes
Fantasy Book Vacation Abodes
Live Like the Tributes by Staying in the Hunger Games Hotels
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49
Booze-Focused Hotels
Booze-Focused Hotels
The Yeatman is a Hotel Dedicated to Wine
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48
Health Rejuvenation Vacations
Health Rejuvenation Vacations
Medical Travel Yucatan Offters Luxe Health Care Services Abroad
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Collapsible Hotel Rooms
Collapsible Hotel Rooms
Travelbox Pop-Up Hotel Rooms are Fully Furnished and Convenient
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Distorted Cuboid Skyscrapers
Distorted Cuboid Skyscrapers
Gehry’s 150 Meter Skyscraper Will Become Berlin’s Tallest
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45
Spanish Spaceman Hotels
Spanish Spaceman Hotels
The Barcelona Space Hotel Aims to Bring Space Tourism to Spain
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Flowering Hotels
Flowering Hotels
The Solar Winds Desert Hotel is Inspired by Desert Flora
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Kaleidoscope Hotels
Kaleidoscope Hotels
Target's Fashion Event Transforms Hotel Into Colorful Light Show
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Five-Star Bee Hotels
Five-Star Bee Hotels
The Projects for the 'Beyond the Hive' Competition 2010 are Out of this World
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Prehistoric Pleasure Hotels
Prehistoric Pleasure Hotels
Hotel Jzauruss Suits a Very Specific Appreciation for Jurassic Park
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Half-Country Hotels
Half-Country Hotels
The Arbez Franco-Suisse Hotel Lies Directly Between Switzerland and France
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Luminescent Horseshoe Hotels
Luminescent Horseshoe Hotels
The Sheraton Huzhou Hot Spring Resort Puts on a Light Show
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Selfie-Friendly Hotels
Selfie-Friendly Hotels
Australia's 1888 Hotel is Instagram-Friendly
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Bijou Attic Hotels
Bijou Attic Hotels
Enjoy the 'Chic Ric et Fer' Attic Guest Room on Your Next Visit to France
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Converted Shop Hotels
Converted Shop Hotels
Urbanauts Project Turns Abandoned Stores into 4-Star Accommodations
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Wooden Beachside Hotels
Wooden Beachside Hotels
The Vivanta by Taj Combines a Lavish Holiday with Contemporary Living
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Solar Powered Luxe Hotels
Solar Powered Luxe Hotels
Bardessono Eco-Resort Nestled in the Napa Valley
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Rocky Ravine Hotels
Rocky Ravine Hotels
Shimao Wonderland Intercontinental by Atkins is Riveting
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Office Pop-up Hotels
Office Pop-up Hotels
PinkCloud.dk's Business Concept Transforms Office Space into Hotels
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Rock Formation Hotels
Rock Formation Hotels
Tanzania's ‘House of Peace' Project Mimics Mother Nature
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Toy Block Hotels
Toy Block Hotels
Legoland Hotel is Unveiled to the Delight of all Toy Fanatics
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City Park Pod Hotels
City Park Pod Hotels
The Urban Hotel Encourages Travelers to Explore a City's Outdoor Attractions
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Nature-Loving Hotels
Nature-Loving Hotels
The TreeHotel Showcases Rooms as Luxury Treehouses
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Intimate Sky-High Hotels
Intimate Sky-High Hotels
The Banyan Tree Bangkok Resort Allows You To Escape to the Extraordinary
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Abstract Industrial Hotels
Abstract Industrial Hotels
The Hotel Viura By Designhouses is a Cubist Dream
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Panda-Themed Hotels
Panda-Themed Hotels
The Haoduo Panda Hotel is a Cuddly Place to Sleep
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Personal Pod Submarines
Personal Pod Submarines
The MSV Explorer Offers a Leisure Marine Exploration Experience
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Submerged Hotels
Submerged Hotels
The Water Discus Underwater Hotel Allows You to Vacation in the Sea
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Futuristic Capsule Hotels
Futuristic Capsule Hotels
Sci-Fi Inspired Sleep Capsules Find its Way to Kyoto
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Fairy Tale Castle Hotels
Fairy Tale Castle Hotels
London's St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel is the Epitome of Fantasy Luxury
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Urban Dining Tents
Urban Dining Tents
Cozy Tents as Restaurant Alternatives in Seoul
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Orbit-Inspired Underwater Hotels
Orbit-Inspired Underwater Hotels
The World's Largest Underwater Hotel Located is Designed by DOP
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Luxury Jail Hotels
Luxury Jail Hotels
Het Arresthuis is an Prison Turned Upscale Inn
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Hi-Tech Interactive Hotels
Hi-Tech Interactive Hotels
The ITH Room Xperience by Serrano Brothers is Futuristically Creative
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Contemporary Capsule Hotels
Contemporary Capsule Hotels
The Pod by Formwerkz Architects Offers Trendy Communal Living
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Urban Tube Hotels (UPDATE)
Urban Tube Hotels (UPDATE)
Das Park Hotel Creates Rooms Out of Sewer Pipes
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Titanic Love Hotels
Titanic Love Hotels
The Queen Elizabeth Love Hotel Makes Your Naughty Nautical Desires Reality
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Transparent Mountainside Pods
Transparent Mountainside Pods
These Peruvian Hotel Pods are Attached to the Side of a Rocky Cliff
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Creepy Tree Hotels
Creepy Tree Hotels
The Crazy House by Hang Nga Seems Inspired by Famed Antoni Gaudi
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Mobile Dome Hotels
Mobile Dome Hotels
The Zendome Ecopod Boutique Retreat is Completely Removable
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Bus Hotels
Bus Hotels
Rotel Tours Accommodates Both Inquisitive and Sleepy Tourists
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Floating Luxury Hotels
Floating Luxury Hotels
The Spitbank Fort in England is a Secluded Private Sea Resort
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Magnificent Mobile Hotels
Magnificent Mobile Hotels
'A Rolling Master Plan' Uses Train Tracks to Travel Through Country
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Pop Culture Toon Hotels
Pop Culture Toon Hotels
The Hello Kitty Villa is an Over-Indulgence of the Asian Character
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Stratified Garden Hotels
Stratified Garden Hotels
The Parkroyal Singapore by Woha Architects is Luxuriously Lush
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Transparent Pod Hotels
Transparent Pod Hotels
Attrap Rêves in France Lets Travelers Literally Sleep Under the Stars
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Boxed Bedding Hotels
Boxed Bedding Hotels
Arch Group Presents a Hotel Made from Modular Sleeping Rooms
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Luxury Floating Hotels
Luxury Floating Hotels
The M/V Aria Cruise Ship Travels Along the Amazon River
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Cubic-Chic Hotels
Cubic-Chic Hotels
'Casa de la Flora' Brings a Modern Feel to a Tropical Beach Location
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Suspended Spherical Hotels
Suspended Spherical Hotels
The Spherical Tree House Hotel is Suspended 15 Feet in the Air
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