Whether you’re looking for a wild and crazy getaway, or you simply want to experience a night or two unlike anything you can find in your hometown, we’ve discovered the top ten most unusual hotels on the planet. Hoteliers around the world have stretched their imaginations to cater to your fondest—and perhaps even bizarre—dreams of a night or two like no other.
#10 The French Bubble Hotel, Attrap-Rêves
Unlike ordinary hotels where you board an elevator to your room, each room of the French Bubble Hotel room is a transparent, inflatable spherical bubble that nestles outdoors in nature under the stars. Enter through a zip-open door and you’ll find a spacious bed and custom furniture all oriented to give you a view of the alluring French countryside and, at night, the Milky Way galaxy. To complete your star-gazing dreams, the hotel provides a professional telescope. But that’s only the beginning. Bubble rooms come in several styles, including those with opaque walls, except at the top, for those who prefer a bit more privacy. The hotel attends to your every wish with a variety of packages including those with catered gourmet meals, an outdoor hot tub and with bubble models known as Zen, Love Life, Glamour, 1001 Nights of Love, and Chic & Design. Some even have manicured grass floors that bring the ultimate joy of living in nature.
#9 Canadian Ice Hotel, Hôtel de Glace
Planning a trip to Quebec City anytime between January and the end of March? Book a night at the Hôtel de Glace where the room temperature is kept between 28 and 23 Fahrenheit at all times. What would you expect at a hotel made entirely of ice? But fear not. Even though the queen sized beds are made of ice as well, the hotel provides every guest with a plush mattress—well, actually it’s more like a mattress pad—and an arctic sleeping bag rated to keep you warm and toasty even at -22 degrees. Before you retire, take time to visit the ice restaurant, or enjoy a cocktail at the ice bar served in a glass made of ice. Then, from 9AM to 9PM, revel in the Nordic relaxation area, complete with outdoor spas and saunas.