Get an Eyeful of the World's Most Unusual Hotel Rooms

Break out of your travel comfort zone (or at least fantasize about doing it) with these singular thrill-seeker hotel rooms.
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Skylodge Adventure Suites

Skylodge Adventure Suites

On The Rocks

Those with a fear of heights need not apply: You have to climb 1,300 feet of rock face to sleep in one of Natura Vive’s Skylodge Adventure Suites (from $425 per person per night), “the world’s first hanging lodge,” in Cuzco, Peru. Offering panoramic views of the Sacred Valley below, each cliffside capsule has room for eight, includes dinner-and-wine packages, and is built from a base of aerospace aluminum and weather-resistant polycarbonate—so you’re safe and sound up there!

Wild, Wild West

Party like it’s 1799 in a Conestoga wagon at Capitol Reef Resort (from $155 per night) in Torrey, Utah. Located five miles from Capitol Reef National Park, the digs offer striking views of red rock cliffs, which you can enjoy from a communal fire pit. Wagon exteriors are faithful to the pioneer days, but the interiors are glamping-worthy with space for six guests, separate private bathrooms, and weather-resistant tarps.

Giraffe Manor

Giraffe Manor

Out Of Africa

With canopy beds, sunny terraces, and in-room fireplaces, nothing seems too wild about the accommodations at the Giraffe Manor (from $620 per person per night) in Nairobi, Kenya—until one of its long-necked residents sticks her head through a window to sneak a treat. The manor’s 12 acres of land are home to a number of Rothschild’s giraffes. If you want to see even more animals during your stay, you can book a safari through the hotel.

Aurora Wilderness Camp

Aurora Wilderness Camp

Chasing Lights

If “Watch the northern lights from bed” isn’t on your bucket list, it should be. Off the Map Travel’s Aurora Wilderness Camp (from $1,800 per person for three nights) in northern Finland takes you by guided snowmobile to a two-person glass-roofed sleeping hut that’s repositioned according to the day’s forecast for optimum aurora borealis viewing. Your stay includes a double bed, a gas stove, and Finnish snacks, as well as snowshoes to explore the arctic wonderland outside.

Under The Sea

“Sleeping with the fishes” isn’t usually considered a good thing, but at the Manta Resort (from $1,700 per night), it is. This hotel in Tanzania is home to the Underwater Room. Set at the bottom of a floating suite anchored 820 feet off the shore of Pemba Island, the glass-enclosed bedroom offers 360-degree views of reef fish and colorful coral, which you can further explore with complimentary snorkels.

Tree Hugger

It’s earthy meets extraterrestrial: Free Spirit Spheres (from $235 per night) in British Columbia, Canada, suspends a trio of alien-like spherical structures from the trees of Vancouver Island’s coastal rainforest. You can literally hang out in nature in a private pod above the ground, equipped with comfy beds (single or double mattresses), electric heaters, and built-in speakers. Plus, each sphere is built with biomimicry in mind so it soothingly sways with the rustle of the trees.