Looking for an adventure? Take a look at the TOP 10 Most Unique Hotels in North America.
10. The Saguaro
The Saguaro Hotel architects, Peter Stamberg and Paul Aferiat, challenged the status quo of muted neutrals found on the exteriors of many hotels by adding a vibrant and bold color palette inspired by indigenous desert flowers (think of it as a Coachella Valley oasis). The artistic color palette extends beyond the exterior—the bedrooms are brought to life with thoughtful and creative splashes of color throughout. The bedrooms also feature hand-crafted Mexican furniture and organic bath products and linens.
Energy and dynamism is what this hotel thrives on, no perspective is the same and guests can choose from pool, mountain, garden, courtyard, or city lights views. The resort is an artistic masterpiece and the art theme flows throughout: The Saguaro’s pool parties during events like Coachella and Splash House attract world-renowned performing artists and influencers from international art, music, and fashion scenes. The hotel collaborates with local organizations like The Palm Springs Art Museum’s Artist Council and The Coachella Valley Art Scene to turn our public spaces into galleries for rotating art installations.
9. The Queen Mary
The Queen Mary is a one-of-a-kind hotel experience in California. Once a world-class ocean liner, the Queen Mary Hotel is now permanently moored at Long beach and provides distinctly unique accommodation for guests. Whether it’s the authentic polished wood paneling, the original 1930’s artwork, the Art Deco style or the operable portholes, there’s no question that the Queen Mary Hotel is unlike any other Southern California hotel.
Each stateroom is unique with its own personality and offers a real glimpse into what transatlantic travel was like during the ’30s, ’40s and ’50s. With an impressive history and tradition of excellence, the Queen Mary Hotel is more than a place to rest one’s head—it’s an entire experience. From historic tours, to paranormal attractions, shops, spa and various events, there are a wide variety of things to do and see while aboard the ship.
8. TreeHouse Point
TreeHouse Point features a handful of distinctive, rustic treehouses in an enchanted, old-growth, fairytale-forest setting along the Raging River. The entire setting is an environment of peaceful relaxation for guests to disconnect from their busy, technological lives and reconnect with nature and one another.
7. Madonna Inn
Madonna Inn is a unique traveler’s retreat filled with European architecture, whimsical guestrooms, an award-winning bakery, and distinctive dining and banquet spaces. Elegantly carved balustrades, murals, and leaded glass are punctuated by massive boulders, heavy beams, and salvaged copper details—a homage to Mr. Madonna’s love for construction and California’s rich mining history.
Recent additions to the Inn include hot pink and powder blue athletic courts, a walking and bike path that connects guests to the downtown area, a beautiful and secluded secret garden, a hilltop terrace oasis complete with a heated, beach-entry infinity pool, a cascading waterfall, exercise room, and luxurious day spa, and on-property horseback trail rides. Madonna Inn continues to remain a world-renowned destination offering guests a taste of old-world charm in a quaint, romantic setting.
6. Winvian Farms
Winvian Farm is a luxury resort experience like no other. Set on 113 acres, the retreat is a lighthearted oasis of peace, comfort, and five-star fine dining in the Litchfield Hills of Connecticut. A gracious, 1775 manor stands at the heart of Winvian Farm’s historic estate, while 18 individually-designed resort cottages, scattered through the woodlands and meadows, let Winvian’s guests experience the unexpected—a night in a treehouse, a greenhouse, a library, a log cabin, a helicopter, or a musical conservatory—a magical getaway. Bikes wait by every cottage door for roaming the grounds. Guests can also choose to walk the winding paths and awaken the senses in Winvian Farm’s glorious organic gardens.
The retreat’s renowned five-star Farm-to-Table Restaurant, headed up by the gifted Executive Chef Chris Eddy, is where simplicity and indulgence artfully converge to create the ultimate fine dining experience. The luxury spa is a tranquil delight: a quiet sanctuary of light and open space for individuals, couples, or groups. Trees and sky fill the great arching windows of the Mediation Lounge where everything shimmers with the radiance of the reflecting pool.
5. The Omni Grove Park Inn
Set in the Blue Ridge Mountains just minutes from downtown Asheville, N.C., The Omni Grove Park Inn provides a one-of-a-kind escape. The award-winning, 513-room resort has just undergone a $25 million renovation. Originally opened in 1913, the Inn showcases a wide range of arts and crafts furnishings throughout guest areas, guestrooms, and suites.
The world-class spa is an experience like no other, with 43,000 square feet of subterranean space and a menu of unique treatments incorporating indigenous elements. The resort’s historic 18-hole Donald Ross golf course is considered among the top golf experiences in North Carolina. The Omni Grove Park Inn also features two ballrooms: Skyline Room and Mountain View Terrace.
Amangiri translates as ‘peaceful mountain’ and this incredibly tranquil resort absolutely lives up to its name. Located in a remote region of Utah called Canyon Point, the small, secluded resort looks more like a remote village from Star Wars fiction than anything else. The building colors blend perfectly into the landscape and the man-made structures are even constructed around the natural features of the environment.
The result is a perfect synergy of synthetic and natural elements; the hotel almost looks as if it has been lovingly grown out of the landscape. The stunning pool is a perfect example of this: designed to wrap around a huge rock, the water flows around the natural structure in a horse shoe formation. Many of the spaces are designed with an indoor/outdoor living concept in mind, allowing guests to really connect with the surrounding environment whether they are socializing, relaxing, eating, bathing, or sleeping.
3. The Golden Nugget
The Golden Nugget Las Vegas consistently receives critical acclaim for exceeding customer expectations. The hotel offers an abundance of incredible and unique amenities including an indulgent tequila bar, full service spa and salon, and world-class restaurants, but nothing amazes guests more than ‘The Tank’, a year-round outdoor swimming pool complete with a 200,000 gallon, live shark aquarium, water slide, H20 poolside lounge and 21+ Hideout Pool Club.
2. Dunton Hot Springs
Dunton Hot Springs is a small and exclusive resort nestled deep in the San Juan Mountains of the Colorado Rockies. It’s made up of 12 unique, private log cabins and a luxury tent; rustic log cabins are exquisitely furnished, whilst a traditional old-fashioned and charming saloon serves dishes of startling quality.
Guests can test their muscles on long and ambitious trails within minutes of their lodge but then return to heavenly relaxation with a pampering massage or a soak in the hot springs beneath shimmering snow banks. Guided on- and off-property activities, vineyard tours, and photography/fine art lessons are available during all seasons. This romantic old mining town in the wilderness is the perfect getaway.
1. Hotel de Glace
What could be more fascinating and special than a hotel made entirely of snow and ice? Built with 500 tons of ice and 30 thousand tons of snow, Hotel de Glace is the only true ice hotel in North America. Featuring 44 rooms and themed suites, a Nordic area with hot tubs, a sauna under the stars, an ice bar that can accommodate 400 revelers, an ice chapel, and a grand ice slide for all ages, guests can fully immerse themselves in this ice kingdom experience.
When you arrive at the hotel, you can’t help but fall in love with the creative décor and the dreamy, romantic atmosphere. The entire experience is a tick off the bucket list.