Unique Stays: 20 Hotels That Offer Something Different

1Virgin Hotel

Virgin Hotel

The Virgin Hotel in Chicago has no check-in desk; it uses a smartphone system in which you scan a QR code and retrieve your room key from a vending machine. The personal comfort assistant app named Lucy can order more pillows, control room temperature, and coordinate messages with hotel staff.

2Grand Hyatt Cannes Hotel

Grand Hyatt Cannes Hotel

A luxury hotel named Grand Hyatt Cannes Hotel in Cannes, France has a team of 5 trained attack hawks that it uses to keep pesky seagulls from harassing its wealthy patrons in outside seating areas.

3Kakslauttanen arctic resort

Kakslauttanen arctic resort

There is a resort named Kakslauttanen arctic resort in Finland where you sleep in a glass igloo to watch the northern lights.

4Sun Cruise Hotel

Sun Cruise Hotel

The Sun Cruise Hotel in South Korea looks exactly like a huge yacht built on the top of a large cliff.

5Smuggler's Inn

Smuggler's Inn

The Smuggler's Inn located on the Canadian-American border encourages its guests to spot illegal trespassers by supplying them with night vision goggles.

6Seaside Inn

Seaside Inn

The Seaside Inn in Kennebunkport, Maine has been in continuous operation under the Gooch family since 1667, making it one of the oldest companies in the United States. The inn is currently owned by the twelfth generation descendants.

7Citadel Inn

Citadel Inn

The Citadel Inn (a 5-star hotel) in Lviv, Ukraine used to be Stalag-328, an infamous Nazi concentration camp where it is said upwards of 100,000 prisoners were killed. It was nicknamed the “Tower of Death.”

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8Sweet Willy Dog Bark Park Inn

Sweet Willy Dog Bark Park Inn

There is a bed and breakfast in central Idaho that's 30 feet tall and shaped like a beagle. It is known locally as the Sweet Willy Dog Bark Park Inn.

9Number 0

Number 0

The oldest Masonic lodge in the world is in Kilwinning, Scotland. It is number 0 (referred to as 'nothing' not zero.)

10Pony Park City

Pony Park City

There is a resort in the Netherlands called Pony Park City where you rent 1 of 300 miniature ponies while you are there and it is designed to look like an old western town.

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