TOP 5 Airplane Hotels You Have to Try in 2023 [with PRICES]
In recent years, a new trend has emerged in the hospitality industry: planes that have been turned into hotels. These unique accommodations offer guests an unforgettable experience that is unlike any other hotel stay. From luxury suites to budget-friendly options, there is a plane hotel to suit every traveler's needs. In this article, you'll find the TOP 5 airplanes that have been turned into hotels.
While plane hotels may be a relatively new concept, they are quickly gaining popularity worldwide. In addition to offering unique and memorable accommodations, these hotels also offer a glimpse into the world of aviation and the history of flight. Many plane hotels also offer tours of the planes and other aviation-related activities, making them a great choice for aviation enthusiasts and history buffs.
#1 Winvian's Helicopter Cottage | Connecticut, USA
Well, so it's not quite an airplane, but it's close. The people at Connecticut's 113-acre Winvian Resort have installed a "17,000 pounds perfectly refurbished 1968 US Coast Guard Sikorsky Sea King Pelican HH3F" inside a house, giving it that oh-so-popular airplane hangar vibe. While the bed and bath aren't placed in the helicopter, a kitchenette, TV, and bar are — so visitors can enjoy a drink while having their own "flight of fancy."
Nightly rate: $650-$1,250
#2 Jumbo Hostel | Stockholm, Sweden
Reenact your favorite "Snakes on a Plane" episodes while living aboard this 29-room Boeing 747 jumbo jet-turned-hostel near Stockholm's Arlanda Airport entrance, which has a luxurious private cockpit suite as well as a modern 24hr cafe/bar created in the old First Class cabin.
Nightly rate: $75-$315
#3 Hotel Costa Verde's Boeing 727 | Costa Rica
The whole cabin of this former South African Air Boeing 727 has been beautifully paneled in local teak and supplied with hand-carved Indonesian furniture, sitting 50ft over the Costa Rican rainforest. There is also a covered hardwood deck with views of the ocean. It's a squeeze.
Nightly rate: $250
#4 Vliegtuigsuite Teuge | Teuge, Netherlands
This 120-passenger 1960 Soviet turboprop found its way to the Netherlands after years of service with the East German carrier Interflug (say it again — it's fun). It was renovated into a "single luxury suite" equipped with a Jacuzzi tub, infrared sauna, and full kitchenette. Don't plan on entertaining, though, since "you are not permitted to host relatives, friends or acquaintances at the suite." And who knows what goes on in an infrared sauna...
Nightly rate: $474
#5 The Plane Motel | New Zealand
This 1950s Bristol freighter, billed as "one of the final allied planes out of Vietnam," is now the starting point for rafting and spelunking adventures in New Zealand. While the plane's facilities are minimal, it sleeps four people in two distinct cabins, one of which is placed in the cockpit and accessible only via the ladder.
Nightly rate: $187
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