No Man’s Land in Portsmouth, England
Built almost 160 years ago off the coast of Portsmouth, No Man’s Fort (Solent Fort) was an English naval hub during the Victorian Era. It was initially built to help keep the French at bay, but it was still in use during both World Wars. After being decommissioned in 1956, the fort was converted into a four-star luxury island hotel in 2009. The hotel now features 23 luxury bedroom suites, along with hot tubs, lounges, and casual and formal dining opportunities. Reachable by boat or helicopter, the structure boasts spectacular views of the English and French coastline.
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Free Spirit Spheres in Qualicum Beach, British Columbia
This is a different kind of hotel because it’s adults only, and the rooms are suspended wooden spheres dangling amongst the trees in a lush rain forest. Located on Vancouver Island, British Columbia in Canada, the tree house resort is open all year and boasts tranquility inside of three different size spheres that are affectionately named Eve, Eryn, and Melody. The Free Spirit Spheres offers guests bathrooms with compost toilets on ground level, complimentary snacks, fresh linens, a sauna, barbecue, and galley kitchen, while each sphere comes with built-in speakers and, most importantly, Wi-Fi.
Dog Bark Park Inn in Idaho
If you can’t get enough of man’s best friend, then maybe staying a night in a dog’s belly will help: Located in Cottonwood, Idaho, Dog Bark Park Inn is considered the “World’s Biggest Beagle.” The bed and breakfast guesthouse building is shaped like a beagle—a gigantic beagle. A night’s stay features a continental self-serve breakfast, and guests can stay in cozy rooms that comfortably sleep four with a number of amenities, such as full baths, air conditioning, assorted books, games, and puzzles. No phone or television—but there is Wi-Fi. According to the hotel’s website, “At Dog Bark Park Inn sleeping in the doghouse is a good thing!”