Most Unique Hotel Experiences in the US

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For some people, hotels are simply a place to rest their heads at night while they journey to a better place. For others, hotels are the destination. If you want more from your hotel room than a bed and a shower, take a look at these unique hotels across the US.

Dog Bark Park Inn, Cottonwood, Idaho

Love dogs and everything dog-themed? Then you’ll want to make a reservation at Dog Bark Park Inn. The buildings are shaped like big dogs and everything inside is right on theme. Naturally, this bed & breakfast accommodates human and canine guests alike, so bring your furry friend along! Rates start at $126/night for this full canine experience.

Aurora Express B&B, Fairbanks, Alaska

This unique bed and breakfast is made out of authentic Alaskan railroad cars. Each room is completely repurposed on the inside, but from the outside, it still looks just like a train. Not only will you get to experience delicious Alaskan cuisine during your stay (crab legs anyone?), you’ll enjoy views of the Alaska Mountain Range that can’t be beat. Booking is only open between May and September, so act quickly before the summer is over!

Jules’ Undersea Lodge, Key Largo, FL

Don’t think you can just waltz into an underwater hotel and plop yourself down. At Jules’ Undersea Lodge, you’ll need to be SCUBA certified just to get in. That’s because you’ll dive 21 feet below the surface to get to your room.

This quirky submarine hotel in Key Largo, Florida is pretty exclusive, too. There are only two rooms available, starting at $850 a night. And if you want absolute privacy (no other divers knocking on the glass while you rest), you’ll have to pay an additional $175 fee.

Don’t want to stay overnight? You can also book a $150 lunch at the bottom of the ocean before heading back to the land-dwelling world.

The Queen Mary, Long Beach, California

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to stay on a cruise liner like the Titanic? The Queen Mary in Long Beach, California can offer a similar experience, without the whole “sinking to the bottom of the ocean” part. Before it permanently docked in Long Beach, the Queen Mary was an actual ocean liner that sailed the world between 1936 and 1967. The rooms are decorated in the art deco style, and will help you disappear into the glamorous world of mid-twentieth century travel.

Out’n’About Treehouse Treesort, Cave Junction, Oregon

Did you dream of living in your treehouse as a kid? Well, now is your chance! Book a “room” at the Out’n’About Treehouse Treesort in Oregon and experience life at the top. Aside from the cool accommodations, the resort also offers activities like zip-lining and horseback riding. Prices vary by season, since much of this resort depends on amendable access to the outdoors. Summer prices start at $150/night.

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