We’ve all seen the fabulous window-filled igloos for glimpsing the Northern lights, those impossibly luxe, underwater bungalows with glass walls and fishes galore, and the variety of fabulous treehouse options available for overnight stays; but for the adventure-seeking traveler, a new kind of truly-novel experience awaits. With the market for travel ever-evolving, hotels with a distinctly experiential component have begun popping up worldwide. Hoping to differentiate themselves from the rest, these hotels have a special somethin’ somethin’ that’ll especially appeal to the movie-buffs among us. Here are 10 hotels you might not’ve heard of yet that, but that true fans of film will freakin’ love.
1. Wild Wild West!
The Adobe Grand Villas in Sedona, Arizona offer a full-on covered-wagon suite. Whether you’re a die-hard fan of Clint Eastwod or you’ve always had a place in your heart for Laura Ingalls Wilder, you can bring your memories from playing Oregon Trail to life without fearing death from dysentery.
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2. The Life Aquatic
If you aren’t a Wes Anderson fan already, then get out from under the rock you’ve been living in and watch the entire collection — beginning with The Life Aquatic. The Jules Undersea Lodge in Key Largo, Florida, features a suite that you have to scua dive to get to. They offer a world-famous pizza delivery — via scuba diver — and you can stay overnight in the underwater digs.
Next up, we have a treat for the cosmically-minded who love those intergalactic, sci-fi gems. The Kameha Hotel in Zurich, Switzerland, offers an array of theme suites available for guests, including the expert-designed Space Suite that simulates space-shuttle living with a high-end twist.
4. Harry Potter
The Enchanted Chambers and Wizard Suite at the Georgian House in London, England, is kinda old news by now… but that doesn’t mean we wouldn’t still love to stop by for a Potterhead-themed weekend… If only we could apparate across the pond. Expecto Patronum, indeed .
Here’s a treat dedicated to our very own Editor-in-Chief — who we think *might* be related to the Batman IRL. The Eden Motel in Taiwan knows what’s up and designed this cool AF lair for lifetime fans IRL.
Each season, the folks at Hotel de Glace in Quebec, Canada, select a different theme for their palatial, ice-resort. Whether you’re hoping for digs for a princess or a Nordic warrior from the past, they’ll keep you warm, entertained, and in total awe in each of their sculpted ice rooms. The family-friendly resort also has plenty of snow-themed activities on site and rocks a badass outdoor spa ‘n sauna under the stars each night after 9 pm.
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The Skylodge Adventure Suites in Calca, Peru are as close to another planet as you can get, with your lodgings secured on the side of a mountain, in see-through capsules with an out-of-this-world view. Leaving from the town of Cuzco, you’ll have to rock climb to get there (with a guide, of course) and zip-line back, for an adventure-packed experience you’ll never forget.
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8. James Bond
As if we needed another reason to dream of Paris toujours, the Seven Hotel in the 5th arondissement was made with 007’s fanbase in mind. Fans of the films can relish in the suite featuring decor and digs based on the films. Whether you’ve been a die-hard fan since the days of Dr. No, or you’re a more recent appreciator with Daniel Craig on the mind, this swanky suite will add a touch of danger and mystery to your trip overseas.
9. The Shining
When it comes to classic horror film fans, The Shining seems to reign supreme… so who wouldn’t want to stay at the Timberline Lodge in Oregon?
Woohoo! Japan now has Godzilla-themed digs thanks to the Hotel Gracery Shinjuku in Tokyo. Featuring movie-posters and old memorabilia, some rooms get super-creative with monstrous surprises to greet you at every turn.
11. Big Fish
Last, but not least, is this ode to the Tim Burton classic starring Ewan McGregor. You can visit “Spectre Alabama” — which is actually an island that charges a $3 entry fee — because it was built for the movie and never taken down. Although, we hear that the eery little ghost-town has since been taken over by a troop of friendly goats.
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