Archived Articles: Boutique & Art Hotels

Whether you want to travel the world in luxury and style or take steps and streets off of the beaten bath, there is sure to be a unique, offbeat and amazing hostel, hotel or resort in this section to suit your desires. From spacious urban retreats to cozy remote treehouses:

Broken Mirror: Shard Hotel Views Reflect Next-Door Rooms

Splintered corners, giving The Shard in London its iconic multifaceted look, are now also responsible for letting guests of Europe’s tallest hotel see ...

Fairytale Hotels: 15 of the World’s Most Magical Lodgings

Waterfalls stream down the sides of mountain-shaped, moss-covered structures, while white horses gallivant in front of castles that look like they were ripped ...

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World’s Weirdest Hotels: 14 Unique Offbeat Accommodations

There are art hotels with unusually creative and strangely-themed decor, and then there are hotels shaped like giant anuses, which are in a different class ...

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Submarine Suite: Private Luxury in Submersible Yacht Hotel

Nemo and his companions on the Nautilus would find themselves quite at home in this self-contained underwater retreat, complete with wraparound views and ...

Hanging Hotel: Camp in a Trunk-Friendly Tree House Retreat

Without harming the forest that supports it, this streamlined tree house design is stabilized by a central trunk but ultimately suspended from the branches ...

Mobile Hotel: Converted Double-Decker Bus B&B Still Drives

Quintessentially British, this boutique suite sleeps six, features a wood-burning stove and much more, but perhaps most amazing of all: the vehicle remains ...

Beer Bath: Underground Brewery Converted to Thermal Spa

Lounge in large wooden vats that once contained gallons upon gallons of beer, gazing up at the original stone arches in subterranean vaulted chambers. The ...

POD in Singapore: High-Class Hostel Meets Capsule Hotel

Full of small surprises, this minimalist modern urban retreat blends elements of a free-for-all hostel of bunk beds for college backpackers and high-end hotels ...

Bubble Hotels: Spacious Spherical Retreats Set in Nature

Somewhere on the scale between tent and cabin lies the bubble hotel, an optionally transparent or opaque plastic retreat that is roomier than normal camping ...

Indoor Camping: Vintage RVs Reclaimed as Hostel Rooms

At Bonn’s Basecamp Young Hostel, travelers enjoy the quirky accommodations of cheerfully decorated vintage RVs, with views of the sea and an unchanging ...

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