10 Wacky Hotel Rooms

The unique exterior and grounds of Dog Bark Park, outside Cottonwood, Idaho. Photo by Dog Bark Park
Photo Caption: The unique exterior and grounds of Dog Bark Park, outside Cottonwood, Idaho
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The Arabian Nights room at the Black Swan Inn, Pocatello, Idaho. Photo by Holly Houghton
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The Haagen-Dazs Suite at the Triton, San Francisco. Photo by Hotel Triton
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The Treehouse Suite at Adventure Suites, North Conway, New Hampshire. Photo by Adventure Suites
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The Camelot Room at Chateau Avalon in Kansas City, Kansas. Photo by Chateau Avalon
Photo Caption: The Camelot Room at Chateau Avalon in Kansas City, Kansas
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The Wizard's Emeralds Suite at the Roxbury Motel. Photo by The Roxbury Motel
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The Caveman Room at the Madonna Inn, San Luis Obispo, California. Photo by The Madonna Inn
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The Caveman Room at the Madonna Inn, San Luis Obispo, California. Photo by The Madonna Inn
Where: San Luis Obispo, California

Why We Love It: It's an elegant interpretation of The Flintstones, with stone cave walls, animal print upholstery, a rock pond, and a waterfall shower.

How Much: The suite is $279 per night plus tax, including Wi-Fi

Other Details: The Madonna Inn has 110 rooms decked out with equally wacky themes (like the Rose Room and the Golfer's Room). High season is May to September. The Caveman Suite tends to book up a year in advance for weekend stays, or six months in advance for weekday stays.

More Info: tel. 800/543-9666; www.madonnainn.com

Photo Caption: The Caveman Room at the Madonna Inn, San Luis Obispo, California
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Dog carvings on the headboard in the biggest room at Dog Bark Park, near Cottonwood, Idaho. Photo by Dog Bark Park
Photo Caption: Dog carvings on the headboard in the biggest room at Dog Bark Park, near Cottonwood, Idaho
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Dog carvings on the headboard in the biggest room at Dog Bark Park, near Cottonwood, Idaho. Photo by Dog Bark Park
Where: Cottonwood, Idaho

Why We Love It: Sweet Willy is one suite in an elevated beagle-shaped building. Guests have the entire beagle to themselves. Chainsaw carver, artist, and hotel co-owner Dennis Sullivan originally created this giant beagle as a roadside attraction before turning it into an artistic, dog-inspired one-room inn.

How Much: $92 plus tax, including breakfast and evening snacks

Other Details: Peak season is May through September. Since the hotel is only open April 1 to Oct. 31, reservations should be made months in advance.

More Info: tel. 208/962-3647; www.dogbarkparkinn.com

Photo Caption: Dog carvings on the headboard in the biggest room at Dog Bark Park, near Cottonwood, Idaho
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The 50s Suite at The Victorian Mansion, Los Alamos. Photo by The Victorian Mansion
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The 50s Suite at The Victorian Mansion, Los Alamos. Photo by The Victorian Mansion
Where: Los Alamos, California

Why We Love It: A real '56 Cadillac convertible bed, a classic movie projector, a film screen, and a jukebox give this room a classic 1950s drive-through feel.

How Much: Rates start at $245 plus tax, including an in-room breakfast and bottle of wine

Other Details: There are five other themed suites -- the Pirate Suite, the Egyptian Suite, the French Suite, the Roman Suite, and the Gypsy Suite. Guests should book at least a month in advance. The busiest months are April through October.

More Info: tel. 805/344-1300; www.thevick.com

Photo Caption: The '50s Suite at The Victorian Mansion, Los Alamos
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The Hawaii Room at Destinations Inn, Idaho Falls. Photo by Destinations Inn
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The Hawaii Room at Destinations Inn, Idaho Falls. Photo by Destinations Inn
Where: Idaho Falls, Idaho

Why We Love It: Tropical plants, wooden tiki poles, and volcanic murals combine to successfully bring a taste of Hawaii to this suite in Idaho.

How Much: Rates start at $169 per night, including breakfast, a sparkling cider and cheesecake welcome, and access to a movie library

Other Details: Each of the 14 rooms at the Destinations Inn is travel-themed, so guests can pick any far-off land their hearts desire -- even Thailand. Summer is the high season, but it may also be hard to get specific rooms in December and February.

More Info: tel. 208/528-8444; www.destinationsinn.com

Photo Caption: The Hawaii Room at Destinations Inn, Idaho Falls
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The British Invasion Suite at The Curtis, A Doubletree Hotel, Denver. Photo by The Curtis, A Doubletree Hotel
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The British Invasion Suite at The Curtis, A Doubletree Hotel, Denver. Photo by The Curtis, A Doubletree Hotel
Where: Denver, Colorado

Why We Love It: The British Invasion Suite is full of British pop culture memorabilia. Occasionally, Beatles impersonators are available for a short private concert.

How Much: Rates start at $499 per night, including Wi-Fi

Other Details: Thirteen themed floors (including the Chick Flick floor and the Sci Fi floor), classic games (Battleship, Clue, and Boggle), old-fashioned sweets, its own five-and-dime store kiosk in the lobby, and various other colorful pop culture touches set The Curtis apart. Summer and fall are the high season.

More Info: tel. 303/571-0300; www.thecurtis.com

Photo Caption: The British Invasion Suite at The Curtis, A Doubletree Hotel, Denver
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