A hotel can offer more than just a roof and a bed—in fact, it might be the memorable experience that defines your vacation.
Ever wondered what it would be like to live as… a hamster?
Stay at the Villa Hamster in Nantes, France, and you can find out. Each guest receives a fur costume with their room key and every habitat comes complete with wood chippings and a romantic hamster wheel for two.
If you’re interested in staying longer, rooms do have standard facilities like bathrooms and showers and Wi-Fi is on its way soon.
If you enjoy living in small spaces, spend a night at the Hobbit Motel in Woodlyn Park, in Waitomo, New Zealand.
Each hut features the trademark hobbit look of being built into the hills and trees.
Looking for something cooler? Check in at Quebec’s Hotel de Glace (or Ice Hotel), a hotel literally made of ice and snow that opens up in January.
The hotel offers typical luxuries like massages and dining, and a few unique activities like dog sledding.
If you want to set your sights a little higher, try staying at the Crane Hotel in Harlingen, Netherlands.
It is what it sounds like: an old shipping crane on a dock converted into a hotel.
Even though it doesn’t look glamorous on the outside, the interior is sleek and modern, and offers unique rotating views of the sea.
For more weird hotels, don’t miss the World’s 10 Most Unusual Hotels.
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