8 of the weirdest hotels and motels in the United States


A stay in the average run-of-the-mill hotel chain — while adequate in most cases — can be underwhelming for some seasoned travelers.

Surely, there is something to be said for a predictable motel room with a queen-size bed and cable TV, but some tourists prefer to avoid a typical stay in favor of the alien accommodations.

Looking for an unforgettable vacation? Check out the strangest motels and hotels, and book a journey that is anything but boring:

1. Wigwam Motel – Holbrook, Arizona.

Opened in the 1950’s as a motel, gas station and a tourist attraction on Route 66, this Holbrook spot houses guests in 15 concrete “tepees”, designed by the architect Frank Redford. According to AZ Central, a classic car is parked, outside of each unit in order to evoke memories of a simpler time. The Village website says the place has been renovated and modernised over the years, but it remains family-run to this day.

Route 66 ?

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2. The Stanley Hotel In Estes Park, Colorado.

According to the New York Post, Stephen King’s The Shining” was inspired by his wife and his one-night stay in this hotel in 1974. Reports of paranormal activity abound to this day, with a number of tourists flock to the Rocky Mountains, this hotel in the hope of experiencing something strange.

The Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, CO. Stephen King stayed here in 1974, and this place would later be his inspiration for the overlook Hotel in 1977, the Novel “The Shining”.

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3. Dog Bark Park Inn Cottonwood, Idaho

Let’s the obvious out of the way — this hotel is in the shape of a beagle. He is named Sweet Willy, and he is certainly a unique experience. Dear Willy also has a smaller friend named Toby, but according to the Huffington Post, he is just decorative: You can’t sleep inside of Toby. But, my Dear Willy ‘ s interior is also dog-themed, so guests will have plenty of dogs decor to enjoy.

What do you think? This is a hotel! The beagle form, making it a famous landmark. We sleep in this dog! ?

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4. Jules’ Undersea Lodge – Key Largo, Florida.

If you want a literal underwater experience, then look no further than Jules’ Undersea Lodge. Scuba certification is reportedly remain necessary, having regard to the entrance of this hotel is 21 feet underwater. But no comfort lack of this two-bedroom place, which is equipped with hot showers, fridge, microwave, DVD player, and even pizza delivery — and not to forget the view on the Emerald Lagoon of a 42-inch round window.

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5. Winvian – Litchfield Hills, Conn.

Winvian offers a variety of cottages for guests to book, each with a different theme. Under the stranger “Golf” cottage, with green carpet reminiscent of a golf course, and the “Helicopter” cottage, which is a restored 1968 Sikorsky Sea King Pelican HH3F helicopter right in your room.

Now this is how you celebrate Valentine’s day ❤? #helicopter room is #awesome

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6. The Shady Dell Vintage Trailer Court – Bisbee, Arizona.

This unique “hotel” is a collection of twelve vintage caravans from the years ’40 and ’50, each decked out with its own kitchy theme. Guests are also provided with board games and record players — complete with the records to go with them — and if they get hungry, there is an on-site restaurant with the name Dot’s Diner, which looks how you think it looks,” the Huffington Post writes.

Our “room” for the night!

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7. Treehouse Point – Fall City, Wash.

For a more “elevated” experience, Treehouse Point is your place. The guests enter the six tree houses by bridges, winding stairs or ladders. And if the Treehouse Point is a Instagram page is any indication, the site is especially popular during the wedding season.

?: @theolator

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8. The Clown Motel – Tonopah, Nev.

The aptly named Clown Motel in Tonopah, furnished — no, decorated with photographs, pictures and books about clowns. And to top it all off, it is located next to the city’s first cemetery. “It is also called the scariest motel in the U.S.,” said owner Bob Perchetti in a recent interview with Las Vegas Now. The hotel has also in the sale, since July, 2017, in the event you want to make your dream of becoming a clown-hotel owner a reality.

Clown Motel ? The scariest motel in America. ? The desk attendant gave us a key to check the Big Joe Suite, which is the most creepy room of them all! #clownmotel #tonopahnevada #clowns #spooky #scary #? #?

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