Oddball Hotels Around the Globe

Tired of the boring old McMotel? Can’t stand another night in a single-bulb hostel room?

Forbes Traveler examines 10 “themed” hotels across the world. You can stay in a treehouse in Kenya. or Costa Rica. At the Pitcher Inn in Vermont, all the rooms are decorated to represent the state — down to the stars in the nighttime sky. My favorite is the whimsical Anatolian Houses (see photo), which houses guests in volcanic caves and looks like something out of a fairy tale.

Check out the slide show on msnbc.com and think about splurging on a wacky room during your next vacation. It might cost more than that rock-solid hostel bed, but the photos ought to be worth a thousand words.