10 Quirky Hotels That Are Unlike Any Other

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While some vacations call for a mellow and relaxed day at the spa, it’s time to make 2022 the year of new experiences and exciting adventures. Whether you’re on the west coast or the east coast, there are tons of out-of-this-world accommodations that you need to experience. From hotel lobbies that feature live ducks to boat rides through lobby canals, here are our 10 favorite quirky hotels that are unlike any other. 

1Madonna Inn

Between the Safari Room and the Sugar and Spice Room, the Madonna Inn in San Luis Obispo offers a one-of-a-kind experience with themed rooms that transport guests to another world. Stop by the Copper Café & Coffee Bar for some delicious pastries or head over to Silver Bar Cocktail & Lounge for some delicious drinks and mingling. 



2Hotel Max

Located in Seattle, Hotel Max is a modern hotel that features contemporary and mind-bending art throughout the property. If you like sleek and up-to-date accommodations, Hotel Max has you covered for a great price. It is also close to the Seattle Aquarium and Space Needle. 


3Ace Hotel, Portland

The Ace Hotel, Portland has an industrial and modern atmosphere. In addition to enjoying some coffee at the hotel's Stumptown Coffee Café, guests are treated to a free continental breakfast buffet every morning. If you can, snag a room with a view of Pearl District and a vintage clawfoot tub in the bathroom. 


4Chateau Avalon

Who would have thought that you could find a French Chateau in the middle of Kansas City? At Chateau Avalon, guests receive the royal treatment as they indulge in a massage at the spa or a glass of champagne in their luxurious guest rooms. Between the unique murals and dramatic architecture, a stay here will be one for the books.


5The Liberty

The Liberty in Boston is considered to be a historic landmark and was originally built in 1851. While the entire property is absolutely stunning, the wide array of on-site dining options ensure that you will find anything your heart (or stomach) desires. Keep an eye out for interesting quirks like spiral staircases and gothic-inspired architecture.



6The Peabody in Memphis

The Peabody in Memphis is a very elegant and grandiose hotel that is just steps away from the famous Beale Street! While the hotel certainly has a vintage charm to it, the real reason it made its way onto our list is because of the five ducks that hang at The Peadbody fountain everyday from 11am to 5pm. 





7Wigwam Motel in San Bernardino

With tee-pee shaped rooms, the Wigwam Motel creates quite the scene out in the middle of the desert in San Bernardino. While the interior of the tee-pees are pretty standard, they are private and cozy. Whether you’re just passing through for the night or staying for a weekend, make sure to snap a picture of the cohesive tee-pees. 


8Great Wolf Lodge Properties

Great Wolf Lodge has properties scattered all over the country. While it might not be the top choice for an adults-only vacation, it is a wonderful accommodation for children. Plus, even the most mature of adults won’t be able to turn down at least one trip down their massive waterslide!


9The Venetian in Las Vegas

While Las Vegas is known for having some of the flashiest and most ostentatious hotels in the country, none compare to The Venetian. After taking in the Italian-inspired decor and architecture, be sure to enjoy a romantic gondola ride down the crystalline canal that runs through the middle of the property. 


10The Roxbury

Located in Roxbury, New York, this mind-bending hotel features themed guest rooms that have specialty furniture and out-of-this-world decor. From 70s-styled suites to rooms with insane murals across the ceiling and walls, the attention to detail at The Roxbury is simply unmatched. In addition to having a spa, the hotel offers a complimentary continental breakfast for guests every morning! 


Tags: Activities for Kids, Travel, getaway

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Allie Lebos

Allie Lebos is a freelance writer living in Santa Monica, CA where she writes about local restaurants, lifestyle and travel. See Full Bio

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