Unusual Lodging


Some people prefer to book stays in chain hotels so they know they can expect a consistent accommodation no matter where in the world they travel. So, they gravitate to  Marriott or Ramada or Hilton.

Others seek something different. They are people who feel that a unique accommodation is an experience that enhances travel. That means sometime they are disappointed, but in many cases it is a wonderful surprise.

Here are a few more places to explore for that kind of traveler.

The Madonna Inn, located on Calidornia’s central coast in San Luis Obispo offers 110 unique rooms. Many have rock walls; all are decorated in different themes. The Caveman, for example, is a popular room with stone walls, animal prints, and a rock pond. A waterfall spills from overhead in the stone shower and water flows from the rocks into a stone sink basin in the cavern-style bathroom. Caveman, with a king bed that accommodate two primates, currently rents for $279 per night.

source: Madonna Inn

Up the coast in San Francisco, the Hotel des Arts offers rooms designed and painted by emerging artists from around the world. Rooms are available at affordable prices for the city. For example, the Jet Martinez  room, rented for $159 a night, offers queen accommodation with ensuite bathroom. With gold-leaf work as well as intense background colors and textures, Martinez’s youth in Mexico shines through.

The Quaker Square Inn at the University of Akron (Ohio) is a renovated grain silo. You can sleep in a round room that once stored oats. Costs range from $99 to $199, depending on size.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

You can fall asleep in class in McMenamins, a converted elementary school in Portland, Oregon. The auditorium has been renovated into a movie theater as well. They hold events in the courtyard, offer their specially brewed ale for purchase to take home and offer a fun time as well as a comfortable stay.  (Just don’t run in the hallways, pleaseYou might spill your beer.) Room rates are $125-$145.

If the Caveman Room at the Madonna Inn intrigued you, then you will probably really enjoy staying at Kokopelli’s Cave Bed and Breakfast in Farmington, New Mexico.  This 1,650 square foot, one-bedroom cave home carved from a 65-million year old sandstone formation 280 feet above the La Plata River is well furnished including a cascading waterfall-style shower, and a flagstone hot tub. Accommodations for up to 4 people ranges from $240 to $300.

Have fun!! There’s a lot out there to explore!!! To read other posts where interesting lodging options are introduced go to:

http://acustomtripplanning.com/2012/05/30/alternative-vacation-housing/

http://acustomtripplanning.com/2012/04/19/castle-hotels/

http://acustomtripplanning.com/2012/04/02/boston-lodging-gem-the-bertram-inn/

http://acustomtripplanning.com/2012/02/02/spot-light-howard-creek-ranch-california/

http://acustomtripplanning.com/2011/10/25/how-to-kosher-travel/

http://acustomtripplanning.com/2011/10/05/high-value-travel-stay-in-a-tree-house/

http://acustomtripplanning.com/2011/10/07/spot-light-the-presidents-house-bed-and-breakfast/

http://acustomtripplanning.com/2012/02/10/spotlight-sylvia-beach-hotel/

http://acustomtripplanning.com/2012/02/02/spot-light-howard-creek-ranch-california/

http://acustomtripplanning.com/2011/12/07/alaska-calls-me/

And remember, I can help you find a special place that fits YOU!

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7 Responses to Unusual Lodging

  1. Gunta says:

    It’s not just consistent accommodation (which isn’t always the case), but to me, a motel is a place to sleep and take a shower before hitting the road again.

  2. Yes, I agree, but sometimes there is just something fun about sleeping in a caboose or a treehouse.

  3. Gunta says:

    Yeah… I sort of get that part of it if I were to spend more than a night somewhere.

  4. I love sleeping in unusual places or places that is not just a typical bed, desk, tv, and a chair when the price is decent.

  5. Finding an unusual place at an affordable price is part of the fun part of vacation planning.

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