Anyone with wanderlust lives for a new view from their window, but usually, the destination chooses the hotel.

There are times where the hotel can be the destination, so why not plan your next vacation around one of these unique hotel stays?

1. Tree Hotel in Swedish Lapland

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If you love nature, you’ll love one of the many different options the Tree Hotel in Harads, Sweden has to offer.

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Whether you want an out of this world experience in the UFO stay or get lucky enough to enjoy the northern lights from the Mirror cube stay that is as much contemporary art as it is a hotel room, there’s an option for everyone.

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Come see modern architectural designs and be surrounded by nature where you can enjoy hiking, biking, and fishing – or enjoy the view from your own personal tree-top.

2. Underwater Hotel in the Maldives

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This underwater hotel is not for the thalassaphobic! If you’re not afraid of water, though, it’s an incredible experience that brings a positive meaning to “sleeping with the fishes”!

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When you’re not in your underwater room, you can enjoy some sun on the pristine white beaches, or take a plunge in the clear blue Maldivian water to enjoy some fish up close and personal.

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Make sure to have a meal at Ithaa, the undersea restaurant – where you can watch beautiful tropical fish swim over your head as you eat a delectable meal. Enjoy local boat trips, snorkeling, or just lounge on the beautiful beaches.

3. Ice Hotel North of the Arctic Circle

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Looking for a special place to “chill out”? Take a look at these incredible rooms made entirely of ice!

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Rebuilt every winter, the Ice Hotel in Jukkasjärvi, Sweden, has both warm and cold room options. You’ll definitely want to take a look at the cold room options if you’re a lover of magical winter wonderlands.

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This is the “cool”est hotel experience you can have, and when you’re not cozying up on your fur pelt bed, you can do some drinking at the “Ice Bar”, see the incredible ice sculpture exhibitions, and partake in some reindeer petting.

4. Sandcastle Hotel Pop-ups

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The sandcastle hotel was actually started as part of the yearly sandcastle building festival in the Netherlands, but now you can enjoy these pop-up rooms around the world every summer!

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This sandcastle hotel popped-up on Coney Island, NY and has amenities for two people. The original pop-ups were in Sneek and Oss, Netherlands. Now, two permanent locations are also available.

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5. Museum Hotel in Turkey

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If you love history, nature, and incredible views in luxury, look no further than the Museum Hotel in Cappadocia, Turkey.

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The Museum Hotel features exclusive suites made in renovated caves, castle ruins, and ancient mansions. Enjoy a bit of history along with your own room in the past – with all of the modern amenities.

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When you visit and decide it’s time to leave the pool or your own private ancient ruin, you can visit nearby castles on horseback, watch the daily hot air balloon rides (or go on one yourself!), or simply enjoy the incredible views from your terrace or cave mouth.

If you’re feeling the call to adventure, let us know which of these unique experiences you’re dreaming of!

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