For many people, a luxury hotel room is a perfect option while they travel. With multiple shower heads, plush bathrobes, and a stocked minibar, they’re set for the night.
For those of us who dream of being among the stars as those same stars wheel overhead, we want something a little different when we travel. We want The Martian, Interstellar, or another space movie streaming and astronaut ice cream must on the room service menu. We definitely want our hotel room to have completely out-of-this-world design elements — if not complete aesthetic commitment.
While we wait for space tourism to get a bit more affordable, there are some incredible space-themed hotel rooms across the globe where you can enjoy a night or two of otherworldly relaxation and comfort. Way more plush than the sleep options in space, here are nine space-themed hotels and suites you can book right now.
1. Barceló Sants, Barcelona, Spain
From the outside, you would never guess that the Barceló Sants holds any special interest to space-minded travelers. Inside, you’ll feel as though you’ve stepped into the International Space Station. Clean, white, bright design elements define the entire hotel — from the lobby to rooms — as well as nods to famous space experiences like Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey.
2. Fantasyland Hotel, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
As the name suggests, Fantasyland Hotel in Edmonton, Alberta offers rooms in a variety of themes, but the best by far is obviously their space-themed room. Who needs windows when you can look out over the surface of a foreign planet, and sleep beneath a celestial view? You can also spend time floating in the in-room jacuzzi tub, getting a little sense for microgravity without leaving the planet.
3. Futuro House, Joshua Tree, California, USA
Blending glamping and space science, this Futuro House is the closest you’ll be to boarding a flying saucer. Future Houses were designed by Matti Suuronen and became popular in the 1960s and 1970s for their resemblance to flying saucers.
There are only 85 Futuro Houses left in the world and the one tucked away in Joshua Tree is currently available to guests as an Airbnb. The interior also plays with the space theme, boasting retro-futuristic furniture and décor.
The Futuro House starts from $298 per night; book on Airbnb.
4. Galaxy Pod Hostel, Reykjavik, Iceland
While I’m not a fan of hostels generally since I like my own space, we probably won’t get a whole hotel room to ourselves aboard early spaceships. Galaxy Pod Hostel gives you a glimpse of that future accommodation. You can choose a sleep pod in the 4-, 6-, 8-, or 24-bed dorm. Then crawl into your pod, slide the door shut, and slip off into space-filled dreams.
5. Gold Coast Hotel, Hong Kong
Get the best of both this planet and the space surrounding it with the family-oriented Outer Space Room at the Gold Coast Hotel in Hong Kong. Keeping in line with the family-friendly experience, this cozy room includes a telescope so you can cut through the light pollution and see the stars once the sun sets.
6. Kameha Grand Zurich Hotel, Switzerland
Space tourism is still locked away as an indulgence of the ultra-rich, and even those in the 1% need an earth-based space hotel room to splurge on. Enter the Space Suite at the Kameha Grand Zurich. Decorated with an ultimate commitment to extraterrestrial design, this stunning room makes you feel transported straight to the moon.
7. Silken Puerta, Madrid, Spain
The single space themed room at the Silken Puerta in Madrid, Spain was designed by famous British-Iraqi architect Zaha Hadid before her death in 2016. Unsurprisingly, it’s one of the most stunningly beautiful rooms on the list — and possibly on earth. (You’ll feel like you’ve left it once you check in.)
8. Sunset Inn & Suites, Clinton, Illinois, USA
Quite possibly the most immersive hotel option on this list, the Space Odyssey suite at Sunset Inn & Suites is 100% committed to the theme. From a custom bed to complete lighting and stars on every wall (and the ceiling, of course)… it doesn’t get much more outer space-themed on this planet. (They also have another of other fantasy suites if you decide you want to come back to earth and have a few other adventures.)
Rooms at Sunset Inn & Suites start from $203 per night; book directly with the hotel.
9. Treehotel, Harads, Sweden
Famous for taking creativity to a new level, the Treehotel in Harads, Sweden has built a treehouse that’s truly out of this galaxy. Named UFO, this treehouse resembles a flying saucer. It hovers amongst the trees and its interior is space-inspired, with a starry sky in the ceiling and an interior and textiles designed according to the same theme.
Which space-themed hotel are you most excited to book a room at, or do you know of others I should add to this list? Let me know in the comments!