Dust off your lightsabers or grab your wizard robes, and get ready to immerse yourself in these quirky, extraordinary, and fantastically geeky accommodations! Whether you’re a devoted muggle, a Marvel aficionado, or a gaming guru, these unique themed hotels and vacation rentals are here to whisk you away to a realm where all of your nerdy dreams can become a reality.
The effect of pop culture on the travel sector has given rise to fandom travel. For many travelers, immersing themselves in the magical world of their favorite show, book, game, hobby, or film is the ultimate vacation experience. It’s a chance to create unforgettable memories and take their fandom to the next level.
The world is full of opportunities, whether it’s a themed hotel stay, visiting filming locations, taking fascinating tours, or exploring destinations forever changed by a single storyline or plot.
If you’re a fan of sci-fi, fantasy, or superhero movies and books, you’ll love these themed hotels around the world. From a hotel room designed like a spaceship to rentals inspired by Hogwarts, these accommodations offer a unique and immersive experience that will make you feel like a part of your favorite fandom. You will find everything but a Barbie dream house on this list!
Indulge in some much-needed escapism and embark on an unforgettable adventure.
Futuristic Hotels for Intergalactic Travelers
If you don’t mind sharing a room with new alien friends, you’ll love these space-themed hotels! From spaceships to robots to life-sized astronauts, these fun hotels with all the amenities will make you feel like you have left Earth.
Tree Hotel, Harads, Sweden – We come in peace! Anyone stumbling upon this futuristic hotel might think aliens have landed in the forests of Sweden. Living quarters include a mirror-wall cube that reflects the outside surroundings (just like a cloaked spaceship trying to be incognito), and the hotel restaurant is actually in a spaceship on stilts!
Fantasyland Hotel, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada – As the name suggests, this sprawling Edmonton hotel is an absolute fantasy brought to life. Part of the West Edmonton Mall, guests will have no shortage of options when it comes to selecting activities (like the massive water park or skating rink) or selecting themed rooms like the out-of-this-world space theme. This is a must-visit destination on any road trip in Canada.
Kameha Grand Zurich, Zurich, Germany – Space-age living meets classy and chic at this modern Zurich property. Minimalistic in design, white and silver clean lines and robot motifs lend to the futuristic way of living, while thoughtful details like rocket engine lights solidify the space feel.
Galaxy Pod Hostel, Reykjavik, Iceland – Outer space while saving space! Feel like you’re living in the future and onboard a spaceship with these capsule sleeping pods in Iceland. Circular windows and neon lights give a very futuristic Tron vibe.
Best Western Fireside Inn, Kingston, Ontario, Canada – If having a jacuzzi soak on the moon is on your bucket list, this Kingston hotel is probably your best bet. Also, astronomically inclined guests can sleep in a lunar module with a full-sized ‘floating’ astronaut!
Futuro House, Cheshire, England – Reminiscent of the space-race age in the 1960s, this alien abode feels both retro and futuristic in design. Inside, guests can enjoy modern and sunny amenities, while outside, it boasts a firepit seating area around the teal spaceship.
Wadi Rum UFO Luxotel, Wadi Rum, Jordan – Ever wonder what it might be like to live on Mars? These comfortable domes in clusters on red rocky terrain might make you feel like you’re living on Earth’s sister planet. With floor-to-ceiling windows covering nearly one side of the dome, it’s also an excellent place for stargazing.
Jedi Journeys: Unleash Your Inner Force at These Star Wars-inspired Stays
Calling all Star Wars fans! You won’t believe the work and dedication that has gone into these Star Wars-inspired vacation rentals. From desert stays to treehouses, you’ll be fully immersed in the magical Star Wars world.
Bonita Domes, Joshua Tree, California – Guests at this property should have no trouble imagining themselves on the desert planet of Tatooine, where both Anakin and Luke Skywalker grew up. With strikingly similar dome-shaped residences, the desert details continue throughout the home, making it an excellent place for an immersive, out-of-this-world experience. At night, lights in the area are limited, making for incredible views of the stars above your themed room.
Prana Residence Spa, Kent, Connecticut – Escape to your Hoth-away-from-home at the Prana Residence-Spa, which features a solarium, indoor pool, and jacuzzi to stay warm even in the dead of winter (which is preferable to sleeping inside a Tauntaun). This property spans five and a half acres atop the forested hills of Cornwall Bridge in Connecticut (less than two hours from Manhattan). It is holistically designed to offer total relaxation and comfort.
Topo’s Tree House, Cahuita, Costa Rica – Located in Limon Province, Costa Rica, this two-story enchanted treehouse resembles the Bright Tree Village of Endor. There’s no better way to become one with nature and embrace the Ewok way of life than at Topo’s Tree House. The treehouse is also within walking distance of Playa Negra, a local beach known for its great surfing.
Robinson’s Cove Villas, Moorea, French Polynesia – This deluxe villa is surrounded by shallow waters and a lush tropical landscape similar to the planet of Scarif, where Rogue One’s Rebel vs. Empire battle took place. Situated along a small private beach in the heart of Moorea, this villa is perfect for a romantic getaway without fear of ATATs.
Rass Mandal Oasis, Sante Fe, New Mexico – The Rass Mandal Oasis will make you feel like you’re exploring beautiful Naboo with its domed architecture and water features. While only minutes from the historic downtown Plaza, Rass Mandal is a quiet and peaceful retreat not to be missed. Ideal for group travel, this vacation residence sleeps 12 on over 20 acres.
Swamp Tuna, Pierre Part, Louisiana – If swampy seclusion is what you seek – much like Master Yoda – then this Louisiana houseboat will be sure to please. While Luke Skywalker may have moved his X-Wing using the Force, this property uses conventional propulsion, so even beginners can drive it around – no Force training is required.
Geodesic Dome, West Jefferson, North Carolina – Fans of the hit show “The Mandalorian” might find similarities between this North Carolina home and the fishing village huts on the sparsely populated swamp forest of Sorgan. Inside, guests can enjoy the enclosed observatory, while outside, panoramic views and scenic ponds lend to a relaxing stay.
Millennium Falcon House, Orlando, Florida – Climb aboard the Millennium Falcon in this fun-themed Florida vacation home. Don’t make a Wookie mistake and miss out on this vacation home!
Embark on a Wizarding Adventure at These Harry Potter-inspired Stays
Platform 9 ¾ is real, and you have been transported to Hogwarts! Or at least these Harry Potter-inspired accommodations will make you believe so. The following stays will transport you into the wizarding world with their use of secret passages, colorful stained glass windows, and magical decorations.
Georgian House Hotel, London, England – Four poster beds with velvet drapes in gold and scarlet, worn leather trunks, and colorful stained glass windows make this London hotel the perfect spot for wizards with wanderlust. The bathroom is even decked out as the Chamber of Secrets, complete with eerie red writing and Slytherin green tiles.
Amberley Castle, Arundel, England – Feel like you’re at Hogwarts at charming Arundel Castle. Fans will find a striking resemblance with the window fixtures, old portraits, suits of armor, and rich furnishings throughout. You can even hang out in the courtyard, which looks surprisingly like your favorite wizarding school.
Ashford Castle, Co Mayo, Ireland – If you’re looking for luxurious living, look no further than Ashford Castle. It might be a coincidence that you can book rooms richly decorated in the House colors, but the meandering tunnels, secret passages, and elaborate four-poster beds all add to the Hogwarts feel. There’s even a lake where you can look for the giant squid.
The Swan Hotel, Lavenham, England – Keen-eyed fans may recognize the town of Lavenham where it was used as the backdrop for the wizarding community in Godric’s Hollow in the Deathly Hallows films. While the exterior paneling is distinct, the inside dining room gives off a very Three Broomsticks feel.
Wizards World, Orlando, Florida – All aboard the Hogwarts Express! This painstakingly detailed magical holiday rental will have guests feeling like they’ve apparated right into the enchanted, from the red steam engine bed to the replica Ollivander’s shop. Realistic props and details are bountiful, from the caged Monster Book of Monsters and the floating candles to the iconic Ford Anglia and cupboard under the stars.
The Dorm Room, Chattanooga, Tennessee – Stepping inside this Tennessee property will feel like stepping inside The Burrow – you can almost smell Molly’s mince pies and plum cakes! Complete with Ford Anglia, handmade quilts, and hanging pots and pans. It doesn’t get much more Weasley than this.
Dollarbeg Castle, Scotland – This Scottish castle looks like Hogwarts with its sweeping lawns and soaring turrets. Inside, rich tapestries pepper the walls, and lions, shields, swords, and suits of armor serve as décor.
Journey to Tolkien’s World in These Lord of the Rings-inspired Stays
Have you always dreamed of staying in a cozy Hobbit Hole? I know I can’t be the only one because there are a lot of Rings fans. Bring your Middle Earth dreams to life with these Lord of the Rings-inspired hotels and vacation rentals.
The Shire of Montana, Trout Creek, Montana – The adventure begins in this cozy hobbit hole in a remote valley in Northwest Montana. Surrounding the home is a village that comes to life at night with the magical display of lights from the cavalcade of mushrooms that line Hobbit Lane to the lighted mural of a whole Elven Village. It’s truly a treat for Middle Earth fans.
Cedar Bluff Hobbit House, Washington County, Arkansas – From the circular door to the cozy kitchen, this place will surely make any hobbit happy. The secluded stay is even more mystical, with natural wood furnishings and elven motifs. It’s a magical experience with Easter eggs for guests to find.
The Earth Hobbit House, Dordogne, France – Settled under the meadow above the valley, this hobbit house was designed to be an intimate and warm setting for a romantic or family getaway. Two spectacular plexiglass domes bring light into the bedroom and the living room, and under the jasmine arbor in the middle of the woods, the spa awaits you.
Hobbit Hideaway, McKinney, Texas – This bright hobbit dwelling will delight garden lovers with its well-manicured greenery. Guests will walk down a leafy-lined tunnel, through the iconic circular door, and into a comfortable abode where the nature theme continues to immerse.
The New Hobbit Hotel, Norland, England – This countryside inn is perfect for the traveling halfling with wooden touches and plaid patterns. Reminiscent of the Prancing Pony from the films, the wood-heated dining area will surely invite heapings of “second breakfast.”
Respawn in Style: Epic Gamer Retreats
How cool is it to get to play countless games and activities without even having to leave your cozy accommodation? You surely won’t be bored in these vintage game-inspired stays!
Nintendo Castle, Phoenix, Arizona – Team up with Mario and Luigi to save Princess Peach! This custom home boasts colorful Super Mario Brothers elements and a giant Nintendo Switch! Vintage video games add to the fun at this super property.
The Great Escape, Clermont, Florida – This mega property can sleep up to 45 people and appears in the Guinness Book of World Records! With everything board games themed, you can play on the giant chessboard, unravel the mystery message spelled in tiles in the Scrabble bedroom, solve an interactive escape room mystery in the two Clue game bedrooms, practice your international spy skills navigating the laser maze, or enjoy classic Atari (and other) games in the Pac-Man bedroom.
Marvel-ous Avenger-themed Stays
Although Thor or Captain America will not spend the night with you, these Avenger-themed stays are for true superheroes. Complete with secret lairs, game rooms, and props, they are the perfect spots to binge-watch all the Marvel movies!
Avengers Game House, Windsor Hills, Florida – This property may look like a typical home at first, but head to the basement (just like a secret lair), and you’ll be greeted with a fantastic Marvel-inspired games room to enjoy after a day at the theme park. If giant versions of Thor’s hammer and the Infinity Stones are what you’re after, then you’ve come to the right place.
Ironman’s Pad, Davenport, Florida – Tech-loving Tony Stark would approve of this sleek home with all the modern amenities and a hidden decked-out basement. Multiple computer stations sit beside lit-up Ironman gear, while Captain America’s shield serves as a light fixture.
More Unforgettable Geeky-themed Hotel Stays
Still trying to decide which geeky accommodation to choose? Here are some fan favorites that combine multiple themes! The perfect solution for a family that wants it all.
Happily Ever After Playhouse, Orlando, Florida – Under 10 minutes from Disney World, this themed dream features elements from Pirates of the Caribbean, Harry Potter, Star Wars, Disney Princesses, and more. Guests can enjoy a life-sized Jabba the Hut, a replica of Cinderella’s carriage, or enjoy sleeping in the Knight Bus, in a pirate ship, or under an ATAT.
Luxury Playhouse, Orlando, Florida – Be our guest in the Beauty and the Beast room or fly through the galaxy on a spaceship bed. Swim in the Little Mermaid outdoor pool or watch movies in the Harry Potter movie room.
Champions Gate home, Orlando, Florida – Do it all at this Florida stay: fly through a galaxy far, far away, twirl like royalty, compete in the Jurassic Park games room, or practice your wizarding spells. Each bedroom houses a different theme, and excitement can be found around every corner.
The Curtis, Denver, Colorado – Fun and funky, The Curtis sports multiple theme rooms to please kids of all ages. Whether you’re searching for a well-placed comic book, ‘POW,’ a Vulcan greeting, or vintage arcade games, this Denver hotel has something for the geek in all of us.
Geek Themed Hotels and Nerdy Escapes
How fun are these nerdy escapes? Whether you are looking for a relaxing getaway in a hobbit hole, an adventurous stay with the ultimate game room, a magical night’s rest at Hogwarts, or a vacation rental that meets the entire family’s geeky dreams, this list has it all!
Don’t miss the chance to experience the ultimate adventure and start planning your next vacation! Which accommodation will you pick first?