Originality, a sense of style and modern technology – this is what distinguishes the USA in terms of creating unique structures. For several centuries, Americans have used vast spaces and their own capabilities in order to develop very unusual designs, each of which is a tribute to freedom. And now, America boasts very strange and outlandish hotels.
The following places to stay are different from the usual hotels that fill our cities, but they can significantly diversify your trip to America and increase your architectural outlook. Do you want to travel to the USA without problems and find your favorite hotel as fast as possible? Choose the best deal based on AVR car rental reviews, and enjoy the freedom of movement during the whole journey.
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Kokopelli’s Cave Hotel will surely surprise you with its location as it is placed in a cave in a rock in the mountains of New Mexico. The hotel has one drawback – it’s difficult to get to it, since it’s located at a depth of more than 70 meters under the ground.
However, everything else in the hotel, including service and rooms, is of a rather high level. There’s only one room in the cave, which can accommodate up to 4 people. The cost of living starts from $260 per night.
Tourists get into the huge room through a passage carved in 65-million-years-old sandstone. Here they have a shower in the form of a cascade waterfall, a bath carved out of rock, a kitchen with modern equipment, and even a washing machine. You can watch astounding stargazes and sunsets from the balcony, or go up to the top of the cliff.
Address: 87 Rd 1980, Farmington, NM
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The hotel is located in southern Oregon, and features 9 tree-lodged houses, interconnected by a variety of suspension bridges, ladders and ropes.
Many people like that the cost of living includes breakfast. The owner of the premises constantly performs repairs to his village and makes reconstruction. At the same time, the appearance and the basic concept remain unchanged.
Out’N’About Treehouse Treesort hit the Guinness Book of Records as the most spacious house in the world, built on trees. It has three floors and is located on seven trunks. The total area of the house is 167 square meters.
Address: 300 Page Creek Rd, Cave Junction, OR
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A night in a double room at the Quaker Square Inn located in Ohio will cost from $95. The hotel is presented with converted bunkers, which at one time stored 1.5 million bushels of grain. You will have to sleep in round rooms.
The Quaker Square Inn is perfect for both official and leisure travelers to Akron, since it provides a convenient city location with top tier amenities along with outstanding service.
In order to make stay more enjoyable, lodgers can take profit of the many leisure facilities available, including a gym. These first-class amenities are complemented by excellent service to meet the needs of travelers.
Address: 135 S Broadway St, Akron, OH
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McMenamins Kennedy School in Portland is not an educational institution in the literal sense of the word, but a hotel, opened in 1997 – it attracts visitors with the original school style. Instead of rooms, visitors are accommodated in classrooms with desks and wallboards, and corridors evoke nostalgia for old school days with the old photographs and expositions.
In any case, by visiting this hotel, you will feel the spirit of freedom in a very strict-looking place. After all, how good it’s sometimes to find yourself in school, but without teachers along with difficult homework.
The rooms are located in the former classrooms with desks and blackboards on the walls, and school corridors, ceilings and doorways bring nostalgia to times gone by.
Address: 5736 NE 33rd Ave, Portland, OR
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Jules Undersea Lodge is the only hotel in the world where you have to swim under water to get to the reception. It’s located inside a former marine laboratory off the coast of Key Largo, Florida.
Only six people can be accommodated inside this futuristic space at once. It opens directly to the seabed through a wet room with balanced pressure. Compact rooms can scare away those who suffer from claustrophobia, but the environment itself is similar to a filming place from the movie about marine life.
Room rates include meals that are delivered in waterproof containers, as well as an unlimited number of tanks for diving into the lagoon. Advance booking is required, and visitors themselves must be certified divers or take a special introductory diving course.
Address: 51 Shoreland Dr, Key Largo, FL
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Winvian Cottages in Litchfield Hills, Connecticut are unusual cottages for travelers. They were designed by 15 different architects – each cottage has its own style and is full of luxurious things, such as a spa bath.
The Helicopter Cottage is a piece of a restored 1969 Sikorsky Sea King helicopter, which as if flies over the countryside of New England. Among other styles there are three houses in the greenhouse, a room for beavers, in which there is a real dam between the bed and a sofa.
With its high-quality service and fairly high prices ($1,500- $2,000 including food and drinks), Winvian is a real country theater.
Address: 155 Alain White Rd, Morris, CT