Would You Sleep Here?

Traveling is about embracing new and unique experiences, and sometimes, those experiences include the places you can stay along the way. We’ve assembled some of the most unusual and wackiest hotels around the world … and we ask you, would you stay at some of these bizarre accommodations?

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Arenal Kioro Suites and Spa
With a breathtaking view of Arenal Volcano, Arenal Kioro Suites and Spa's pool takes full advantage of its natural setting. Lounging at a gorgeous pool gazing into the foot of a volcano doesn't sound too bad to us!
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Arenal Kioro Suites and Spa
If the Jacuzzis and beautiful pool aren't enough, head to the thermal springs to quench your nature thirst. The natural rocks, greenery and warm temperatures are blissful.
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Royal Corin Resort & Loto Spa
The Royal Corin Resort & Loto Spa boasts an impressive hot springs pool complex with shimmering turquoise water and a top notch view of Arenal Volcano.
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Royal Corin Resort & Loto Spa
At The Royal Corin Resort & Loto Spa, the pools have natural thermal waters and stunning volcano views. The property also feels more developed, and less lush, than others in the area.
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Gaia Hotel And Reserve
The luxurious and well-designed pools at the Gaia Hotel and Reserve are tucked into the hillside of a 14-acre nature reserve, so magnificent views are surely familiar here.
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Gaia Hotel And Reserve
Guests will feel truly pampered at the exclusive and private Gaia Hotel and Reserve. The pool and hotel alike allow no kids, so peace and quiet is never a problem.
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Los Suenos Marriott Ocean & Golf Resort
The Marriott Los Suenos is one of Costa Rica's few large-scale resorts, and its pool complex certainly lives up to that standard.
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Los Suenos Marriott Ocean & Golf Resort
After 18-holes on its unique Ted Robinson-designed golf course, an afternoon at Los Suenos Marriott Ocean and Golf Resort's colossal pool complex is a treat.
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Los Altos Beach Resort
The lovely infinity pool at Los Altos Beach Resort makes guests feel at home. The ocean views provide a beautiful backdrop to gaze at, so feel free to waste some time looking around.
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Los Altos Beach Resort
The on-site beach access at Los Altos Beach Resort is convenient, however because it is extremely rocky, lounging by the pool is usually more desirable.
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Buena Vista Luxury Villas
The 4 pools make it hard to choose where to relax for the day at Buena Vista Luxury Villas. Both infinity pools are stunning, and don't forget about the reception pool and the family pool. You'll never get bored here.
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Buena Vista Luxury Villas
The Reception Pool exudes luxury; a perfect escape from the family pool. Catch some rays (or maybe an iguana) at this tranquil hidden gem.
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Hotel La Mariposa
Perched high above the Pacific Ocean, the amazing coastal views from the beautifully designed infinity pool make Hotel La Mariposa an attractive catch.
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Hotel La Mariposa
The second pool at La Mariposa gives guests more opportunities to relax in serenity.
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Luxury Bahia Principe Cayo Levantado, resort, Samana, Dominican Republic
Luxury Bahia Principe Cayo Levantado - Samana, Dominican Republic

Luxury Bahia Principe Cayo Levantado - Samana, Dominican Republic

The Luxury Bahia Principe Cayo Levantado is the only resort with its own private island in the Dominican Republic. Soak up the sun at the scenic beaches and beautiful pools, and relax in the luxurious rooms with private whirlpool tubs. 960 1280

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Luxury Bahia Principe Cayo Levantado - Samana, Dominican Republic

Luxury Bahia Principe Cayo Levantado - Samana, Dominican Republic

Located on the Samana Peninsula in the Dominican Republic, the Luxury Bahia Principe Cayo Levantado has two gorgeous pools with bars nearby and plenty of lounge chairs, and both are exceptionally clean. The snack bar at the beach pool offers a basic buffet with hot dogs, hamburgers, rice, salad and selected entrees. 960 1280

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Ke Iki Beach Bungalows - Oahu, Hawaii

Ke Iki Beach Bungalows - Oahu, Hawaii

Relax in the hammocks on the quiet beach at Ke Iki Beach Bungalows, a charming but no-frills property on Oahu's picturesque North Shore. Oahu's most famous surfing spots are just down the street. 960 1280

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Ke Iki Beach Bungalows - Oahu, Hawaii

Ke Iki Beach Bungalows - Oahu, Hawaii

Location trumps luxury at these 11 beachfront bungalows. The lodgings are modest, with few amenities and minimal service, but a beautiful beach is just steps away. 960 1280

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Travaasa Hana - Maui, Hawaii

Travaasa Hana - Maui, Hawaii

Travaasa Hana has incredible service, a top-notch spa, excellent food and 77 rooms on acres of property. It may be hard to reach, but it's worth the trip. 960 1280

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Travaasa Hana - Maui, Hawaii

Travaasa Hana - Maui, Hawaii

The Travaasa Hana delivers rustic luxury in the middle of Maui's lush and secluded east coast. It's not directly on the beach, but it has two beautiful pools. 960 1280

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Jake's - South Coast, Jamaica

Jake's - South Coast, Jamaica

Jake's is a member of Island Outpost, Jamaica's trendiest hotel group. Guests come to unplug — there's no phone, internet or TV in the cottages. 960 1280

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Jake's - South Coast, Jamaica

Jake's - South Coast, Jamaica

Jake's is a particular favorite because of the on-site painting and yoga classes, the excellent food and the Driftwood Spa. The spa has several open-air treatment rooms that are built into cliffs overlooking the ocean. 960 1280

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Geejam - Port Antonio, Jamaica

Geejam - Port Antonio, Jamaica

The setting of the Geejam is gorgeous, the service is extraordinary, and one of the Caribbean's most beautiful beaches is only 10 minutes away. The hotel offers guests peaceful isolation, but one of its drawbacks is that there are no pool or spa facilities. 960 1280

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Geejam - Port Antonio, Jamaica

Geejam - Port Antonio, Jamaica

The Geejam is made up of only five private, high-tech cottages in the lush foothills of Port Antonio. Modern electronics in the rooms include 42-inch flat-screens, AppleTV, iPod docks and free Wi-Fi. 960 1280

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Caneel Bay, A Rosewood Resort - St. John, US Virgin Islands

Caneel Bay, A Rosewood Resort - St. John, US Virgin Islands

Caneel Bay sits on 170 acres of a protected national park, dotted with seven remote beaches. The largest beach also attracts non-resort guests, but the other beaches on the property are much more secluded. 960 1280

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Caneel Bay, A Rosewood Resort - St. John, US Virgin Islands

Caneel Bay, A Rosewood Resort - St. John, US Virgin Islands

Caneel's attentive service and gorgeous setting make it one of the Caribbean's best secluded resorts. The most notable of the hotel's four restaurants is Equator, which was built inside and on top of an 18th-century sugar mill. 960 1280

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Montage Laguna Beach

Montage Laguna Beach

Book the Ocean Surf Guestroom at the Montage Laguna Beach in Laguna Beach, CA, and get a great view of the Pacific Ocean --as seen in the Oyster.com photo. There’s not a bad view in most of the hotel’s rooms thanks to the property's location on a small promontory directly on the beach. 960 1280

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Hilton Barbados

Hilton Barbados

Look out the window of the Hilton Barbados' Ocean View Room with 2 double beds, and you’ll get this breath-taking view of the Caribbean. The Hilton is located right by Carlisle Bay, a beautiful long stretch of white sand and turquoise waters. It’s flanked by the town of Bridgetown and gorgeous Drill Hall Beach, one of the top surf spots in Barbados. 960 1280

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Jade Mountain Resort

Jade Mountain Resort

Here’s a spectacular view of the Soufriere Bay and the Pitons from a room at the Jade Mountain Resort in St. Lucia. The small fishing village of Soufriere and its beautiful bay are dominated by the Petit Piton, one of the two impressive volcanic plugs covered in vegetation. The lava necks, both of which can be seen on the photo, are located in a World Heritage Site and are separated by the Piton Mitan ridge. 960 1280

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Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit

Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit

Take a look at this slice of heaven at Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit in Nuevo Vallarta. Banderas Bay is the largest natural bay in Mexico, with over 42 miles of sand. The bay is also an important breeding and birthing ground for the Humpback whale in the winter. Get this incredible view from the Governor’s Suite. 960 1280

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Hotel La Mariposa

Hotel La Mariposa

Few hotels boast these impressive views of the Pacific Ocean. Hotel La Mariposa has a privileged location atop a mountain, which allows for breathtaking views of both Manuel Antonio National Park and the coast from the restaurant, the infinity pool and some rooms.  This view just happens to be from the hotel’s Full Ocean View Room. 960 1280

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The Regent Grand

The Regent Grand

Enjoy Turks and Caicos! Grace Bay is frequently ranked among the world's best beaches, with crystalline waters, golden sand and excellent snorkeling. The Regent Grand is a popular spot on the island to watch the sun set, especially from the hotel’s 2-bedroom Deluxe Oceanfront Suite. 960 1280

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B Ocean Fort Lauderdale

B Ocean Fort Lauderdale

This is the view of the Atlantic Ocean and the North Atlantic Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale, from B Ocean’s King Corner Room. If only we could wake up every morning to this view. 960 1280

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Villa La Estancia

Villa La Estancia

Visiting Cabo San Lucas, Mexico? Book the Villa La Estancia’s Penthouse for this view. Land's End is a rock formation located right where the Sea of Cortes and the Pacific Ocean meet. Seals and sea lions can be seen sunbathing in the area. 960 1280

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Cambridge Beaches Resort and Spa

Cambridge Beaches Resort and Spa

These turquoise waters are typical of the Caribbean than of the North Atlantic. So it's no wonder why Bermuda is popular among celebrities, who want to stay away from the crowds and enjoy the crystal blue waters and gorgeous beaches in Sandys Parish. Live like a celebrity and book the North Rock Pool Suite to get this ocean view at the Cambridge Beaches Resort and Spa. 960 1280

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Fowl Cay Resort

Fowl Cay Resort

Head to the Bahamas and stay in the Lindon House at Fowl Cay Resort to get this prime oceanfront view of the North Atlantic Ocean. And the hammock is the perfect place for an afternoon nap. 960 1280

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Palace Hotel

Palace Hotel

Palace Hotel
The Palace is aptly named because it’s decked out with ample turn-of-the-20th-century elegance and has 550 rooms on only 8 floors. With features like an attractive indoor pool and an elaborate Sunday brunch; it’s a nice choice in the SoMa area.
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Palace Hotel

Palace Hotel

Oyster.com’s Favorite Feature
The suite is filled with antiques and we love the original fireplace.
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Montage Beverly Hills

Montage Beverly Hills

Montage Beverly Hills
This 201-room luxury hotel, located in the heart of upscale Beverly Hills, is elegant in every way, including the Spanish Colonial-inspired architecture, the spacious rooms and the perfectly manicured courtyard. A luxury spa, a renowned Italian restaurant and a heated rooftop pool are a few of the hotel’s key highlights.
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Montage Beverly Hills

Montage Beverly Hills

Oyster.com’s Favorite Feature
The spacious marble bathroom is a highlight, but the real cherry on top is that guests in the suite are given a free Mercedes-Benz to drive during their stay.
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The Beverly Hilton

The Beverly Hilton

The Beverly Hilton
This Beverly Hills hotel --the site of the Golden Globes-- excels at luxury. Two business centers and superbly fast Internet in the elegant rooms make it a top pick for business travelers. Plus, its huge pool and name-brand fitness center ably compete with the leisure facilities at more expensive hotels.
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The Beverly Hilton

The Beverly Hilton

Oyster.com’s Favorite Feature
Every president from John F. Kennedy to President Obama has stayed in the suite.
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Hyatt Regency Century Plaza

Hyatt Regency Century Plaza

InterContinental San Francisco
This 726-room behemoth in Century City --the commercial hub of LA’s entertainment industry-- has contemporary rooms with iPod docks, flat-screen TVs, and balconies with fantastic views. Everything at the hotel is big. The pool is huge, the spa has 18 treatment rooms, and the Equinox gym is the largest in LA.
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Hyatt Regency Century Park

Hyatt Regency Century Park

Oyster.com’s Favorite Feature
The decor may be retro-inspired, but this suite is very 21st century. It even comes equipped with a desktop computer.
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InterContinental San Francisco

InterContinental San Francisco

InterContinental San Francisco
Built in 2008 --in the business-oriented neighborhood of SoMa-- the modern InterContinental has luxury-level service, high-tech guest rooms, lap pool, popular spa and a Michelin-star restaurant.
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InterContinental San Francisco

InterContinental San Francisco

Oyster.com’s Favorite Feature
There’s a lot to love about the 2-floor presidential suite, but we really go gaga over the wrap-around balcony that has amazing city views. We also love the funky light fixtures.
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Four Season Resort of Jimbaran Bay, Bali

Four Season Resort of Jimbaran Bay, Bali

If you want to experience the best of Four Seasons, then you must go to its Bali location. It’s the perfect balance of beach, relaxation, peace and quiet, and fine dining. It has a great collection of pools and beachfront lounging, so you can choose between fresh and saltwater. The walk along Jimbaran Bay is perfect at sunset, because it feels secluded and exclusive. For those who want a real treat, the private villas are well appointed and luxurious. 960 1280

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InterContinental of Sydney

InterContinental of Sydney

This hotel is perfectly located to enjoy a Sydney adventure: it is just a few minutes’ walk from the opera house, and it has great views of the Sydney Harbor Bridge. The Club Lounge is one of the best in the world, with great food and beverage, amazing views and personalized service that makes you feel more like cherished family than an infrequent guest.  960 1280

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Matakauri Lodge of Queenstown, New Zealand

Matakauri Lodge of Queenstown, New Zealand

Breathtaking water views greet you each morning as you savor the best food New Zealand affords. Matakauri gets it: it outshines most others with its stellar wines, amenities and staff.  Close to many golfing, hiking and scenic adventures, this lodge is a treat for adventurous people who want to soak in the landscapes. Matakauri is truly a world-class experience that has been designed for travelers who want to unwind and unplug. 960 1280

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Mr. C of Beverly Hills, California

Mr. C of Beverly Hills, California

This hotel has classic and contemporary Italian designs, which are distinctive and memorable: I always feel as if I’m going home when I enter Mr. C. While I was working as a consultant, my team had a lot of fun reimagining this Beverly Hills legend. Guests are offered a famous Bellini upon arrival, and they have access to all of the great Cipriani dishes made famous in Venice, Italy. Mr. C’s rooms are luxurious and comfortable, without being fussy.  960 1280

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Nobu Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada

Nobu Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada

This hotel is a destination within a destination. Located in Caesars Palace, Nobu offers a great array of comfort, luxury and amenities. What really makes this one of our favorites in our hometown is the room service, which comes from chef Nobu. Our favorite restaurant in the city is Nobu, but you can’t get its incredible rock shrimp sliders unless you order them from Nobu Hotel’s room service menu. We love to have stay-cations at Nobu Hotel, because we can order rock shrimp sliders and the best fries in the city for brunch at 11 a.m. 960 1280

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Post Ranch Inn of Big Sur, California

Post Ranch Inn of Big Sur, California

Post Ranch Inn is my favorite destination on the Californian coast. Guests choose between amazing ocean-view rooms and tree houses, which are unlike anything I’ve seen before. This is a perfect treat for an overnight stay or a relaxing time-out, because its spa is unique and indulgent.  960 1280

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Southern Ocean Lodge, Kangaroo Island, Australia

Southern Ocean Lodge, Kangaroo Island, Australia

Southern Ocean Lodge is a luxury option along the coast in Australia. The setting is spectacular, the rooms and amenities are luxurious, and the food and beverage choices are outstanding. This place affords the opportunity to get friendly with kangaroos and other Australian wildlife, which families love to experience. Hikers enjoy climbing among some of the most dramatic topography in the world, which photographers enjoy as well.  960 1280

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St. Regis of New York City

St. Regis of New York City

St. Regis is one of my favorite destinations in New York City. It has a convenient address, excellent service and perfect amenities. The King Cole Bar is one-of-a-kind and cannot be missed! My wife and I choose the St. Regis when we travel to New York because the employees remember who we are and our preferences, right down to our preferred music for turndown service. 960 1280

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Schlosshotel Buehlerhoehe of Baden-Baden, Germany

Schlosshotel Buehlerhoehe of Baden-Baden, Germany

This is a majestic castle in the middle of the Black Forest. Because my wife is German, this is one of our favorite destinations for family trips, hiking and horseback riding in Europe. The Terrace Restaurant has the best views in Baden-Baden, and some spectacular Bavarian food, too. This is a classic German experience with a magnificent backdrop, which I always recommend to travelers headed to Western Europe. 960 1280

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