We’re not fans of sterile, boring and mainstream places to stay here at GlobalGrasshopper so from our many collective trips across the world we’ve put together guides of where to find the most unusual, unique and hip hotels to suit a wide range of budgets. So, if you’ve been looking for something intimate and exclusive, we have collated the best and most beautiful boutique hotels across the world as well as contemporary design accommodation, quirky guest houses, funky hostels, cool retro motels, and even a few tree huts!

We have collections of our cool and unusual hotels in most of the popular cities around the world from Berlin to New York, and we’re always adding more.

Cool and unusual hotels in Edinburgh

20 cool and unusual hotels in Edinburgh 2021

The spectacularly beautiful city that nearly everyone wants to visit, Scotland’s majestic hilly capital is so striking and immaculately preserved it could easily have just stepped out of gothic novel…or even a Harry Potter film set. Although it’s a compact city it’s a place where you could easily get lost exploring the maze of cobbled…

Cool and unusual hotels in San Diego

Top 20 cool and unusual hotels in San Diego 2021

One of the most open, smog-free, and sunniest cities in the whole of the USA, San Diego – located on California’s Pacific coast – beguiles and charms many of its hundreds of thousand visitors. Feeling more like a collection of ultra-hip neighborhoods each with its own character and personality, the affluent ocean-orientated city is famously…

The Maven Hotel Denver

Top 20 cool and unusual hotels in Denver 2021

Encircled by majestic peaks and a history dating back to the Wild West era, the Colorado capital which sits at the threshold of the Rocky Mountains, is a heady, eclectic mix of glittering skyscrapers, landmark 19th-century buildings, upscale restaurants, and boutiques and shops geared towards outdoor pursuits all perched high in the clouds (hence its nickname the Mile…

Top 12 cool and unusual hotels in Stockholm

Top 20 cool and unusual hotels in Stockholm 2021

Famous for its progressive politics, high standard of living, trend-setting design, inventive cuisine, Scandi Noirs, and seventies pop bands, the cool capital of Sweden is becoming an increasingly trendy travel destination. It’s an elegant and easy-on-the-eye city, spread across 14 islands and dotted with characterful neighbourhoods and cool architecture. With a juxtaposition of the old and the new, rows of…

Cool and unusual hotels in Melbourne

Top 20 cool and unusual hotels in Melbourne 2021

The coastal capital of the Australian state of Victoria is Australia’s second-largest city and Sydney’s fiercest rival. The bohemian, more liberal alter-ego of the business-driven capital has an increasingly progressive outlook, a huge range of vibrant character-filled cultures, and a friendly, laid-back vibe that has seen it being labeled as one of the ‘world’s most…

cool and unusual hotels in Vancouver

Top 20 cool and unusual hotels in Vancouver 2021

One of the world’s most liveable cities, Vancouver, a thriving and very-easy-on-the eye west coast seaport in British Columbia, is one of Canada’s most cherished urban areas. Encircled by clear sparkling waters and towering majestic mountains, it’s also a very beautiful city easily rivaling Sydney and Rio de Janeiro in the scenic stakes. A firm visitor’s…