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.

Charming House

Top 15 cool and unusual hotels in Lisbon 2021

Set high on seven cinematic hillsides that keep a watchful eye over the picturesque River Tagus, Portugal’s balmy historic capital is becoming an increasingly de rigueur city break destination. Once visited, it’s easy to see why – Lisbon is a picture-perfect panorama of ancient ruins, glitzy cafes and boutique shops and white-doomed cathedrals all lining…

Most romantic hotels in Paris

Top 15 of the most romantic hotels in Paris

The most famously romantic city in the world draws couples from all over the world and once here they’re rarely disappointed. The air of elegance, the beautiful buildings, and timeless streets is a potent and alluring combination. Stroll hand-in-hand along the banks of the River Seine, gaze adoringly at each other across the table of…

Beautiful Portland Oregon

Top 15 of the most romantic hotels in Portland

Romance can be found in pretty much every corner of this beautiful Oregon city and romantic things to do in Portland include fine dining in restaurants, taking a romantic hike in the stunning surrounding areas, taking your date to an intimate wine bar, live music performance, luxury spa or upscale theater performance and of course,…

The most romantic hotels in Seattle

Top 15 of the most romantic hotels in Seattle

A city that’s been the backdrop for a uber-popular rom-com, a trilogy of best-selling racy novels and slick long-running sitcom definitely isn’t short on romance. For starters, there’s that the jaw-dropping skyline set against the equally jaw-dropping background of Mount Rainier, then there’s the plentiful supply of chic upscale restaurants and bars many with a…

The most romantic hotel in San Francisco

Top 15 of the most romantic hotels in San Francisco

The birthplace of the counterculture revolution and many a progressive ideal, San Francisco is a city long associated with bohemians and free-thinkers as well as beautiful views and stunning architecture. The Californian city is seemingly made for couples with lush natural surroundings, the majestic Golden Gate Bridge, a huge collection of impeccable restaurants, gorgeous neighborhoods,…

Cool and unusual hotels in Seattle

Top 20 cool and unusual hotels in Seattle 2021

A misty city that made a huge global impact in the early 1990’s when the Seattle grunge rock music scene exploded worldwide and gave us legendary rock bands such as Nirvana, Pearl Jam, and Soundgarden. Since then things have never been quite the same for the Pacific Northwest USA city which is surrounded by water, mountain ranges, and…