Archived Articles: Hotels

Checked Out: Ten Permanently Vacant Abandoned Motels

Motels have been in decline for decades – even Norman Bates knew that – and these abandoned motels illustrate a fundamental shift in travel trends.

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Stay on the Go: 13 Stackable, Movable Modular Hotel Designs

These hotel rooms can be stacked on top of each other, swapped out for easy renovation and easily transported from one place to the next thanks to their ...

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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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Jenga-Like Hotel Made of Stacked Shipping Containers

Shipping containers plastered in stark graphic branding are stacked in a Jenga-like configuration within a steel frame at the Hive-Inn, a concept hotel by OVA ...

HoJo’s Lost Mojo: 10 Deserted Howard Johnson’s Locations

Hundreds of orange-roofed Howard Johnson's hotels, motels and restaurants once served fried clam strips and ice cream to tired, hungry American travelers.

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Abandoned Quarry to Ice World: Pit Reclaimed as Resort

China is set to get yet another quarry-turned-resort in an ambitious project by Coop Himmelb(l)au architecture, transforming an abandoned mining pit into an ...

Kim Jong Il Leaves an Unusual Architectural Legacy

One of the ugliest buildings in the world, the long-abandoned Ryugyong Hotel in North Korea finally has a glass facade, but there's no completion date in sight.

All Bets Are Off: 10 Crapped-Out Abandoned Casinos

At these 10 abandoned casinos, the high rollers are laying low, the cards are all jokers, the wheel's stopped spinning and the dice have all thrown snake eyes.

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Sleeping Around: Pop-Up Hotel in a Shipping Container

The Sleeping Around hotel is made from six reclaimed shipping containers, and can go nearly anywhere travelers like, from river banks to busy cities.

Surreal La Balade des Gnomes Hotel Offers Fantasy Getaway

The bizarre La Balade des Gnomes Hotel in Belgium offers truly one-of-a-kind, handmade themed rooms and buildings, including a Trojan Horse.

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