Senior Fun Travel… Eccentric Hotels

Jan 29th, 2010 | By James E Becker | Category: Senior Travel

A hotel is your home base when you’re traveling, and for the majority of travelers the basics apply: a clean room, a comfortable bed and good customer service. But for some quirky travelers, a little something extra special is required — and we’re not talking about 800-count sheets or plasma TVs. 

Hotels today cater to just about everyone. Sea-lovers will find romance in an underwater hotel room, while nature seekers will find peace in a hotel in a tree. Want to test your body temperature? How about a hotel room made purely of ice? Consider these unique and eccentric hotel room ideas when planning your next vacation.  Maybe even sleep “inside a large dog” or a “sewer pipe.”

Jules’ Undersea Lodge: You’ve stayed in nice hotels, not-so-nice hotels, new hotels and old hotels, but have you ever stayed in an underwater hotel? Jules’ Undersea Lodge is immersed 30 feet under a Key Largo lagoon.

Tree House Lodge: In case you forget you’re staying in a tree house, the howler monkeys outside your bedroom will remind you each morning. The Tree House Lodge is located on the southern Caribbean coast of Costa Rica

Ice Hotel: Bundle up during your stay at Quebec’s Ice Hotel. The temperature inside the hotel hovers between 23 degrees and 28 degrees Fahrenheit and is open between January and April. Quebec’s Winter Carnival takes place annually so consider a stay at the hotel during the festivities.  

The Stanley Hotel: The Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado is famous for its creepy accommodations. Many believe the hotel’s original owner, F.O. Stanley, and his wife haunt the hotel. Employees have reported hearing music from the room where Stanley’s wife played piano, while others have claimed to see Stanley in other areas of the hotel. The Stanley Hotel offers historic accommodations, a spa, dining and of course, a ghost tour of the most haunted rooms, an underground tunnel and more.  

The Gladstone Hotel: If you prefer your hotel to have more color than the usual whites and beiges, consider a stop at the Gladstone Hotel in Toronto. The 37 rooms were all redesigned by artists and revealed in 2005. From the Red Room to the Puzzle Room, there are accommodations at The Gladstone Hotel to match anyone’s taste. These were taken from Cheap Flight http://www.cheapflights.com/travel-tips/eccentric-hotels/

On your way through South Africa a nice eccentric hotel stop would be La Provence D’Afrique in Magaliesburg.

Seniors, if none of these interest you, check out this list of hotels that feature activities like playing Tarzan and Jane as you get back to nature at the Ariau Amazon Towers Hotel, the only hotel at tree-top level in the Amazon Rainforest. Or how about

Just imagine the stories you could tell your friends!   jeb



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