40 Clever And Creative Hotel Ideas You’ll Never See AirBnB Owners Doing For Their Guests

After years of working in the world of interior design, I’ve come to appreciate the power of creativity and innovation in transforming spaces into memorable experiences. Hotels, in particular, have always held a special place in my heart, not just for their luxurious furnishings but for the thoughtful and inventive ways they cater to their guests.

There’s a certain magic that comes with staying in a well-designed hotel—a blend of comfort, style, and surprise that’s hard to replicate elsewhere. So, when it comes to the world of hospitality, I’ve often found myself wondering, “Why don’t Airbnb owners do this for their guests?” Well, they don’t have to.

Here are 40 of the most clever and creative hotel ideas I could find:

1. A Buddy Of Mine Travels A Lot For Work, Asked For A Fort

2. My Hotel Has The Universal Declaration Of Human Rights Next To The Bed Instead Of A Bible

3. Hotel Maid Clearly Found My Sunglasses

4. More Hotels Should Do This

5. Hotel I Stayed At Was Formerly A Train Station And Had An Actual Train Inside It, With Rooms Inside Each Car

6. The Design Of The Curtains In My Hotel Room To Ensure That There Is No Annoying Light Gap In The Middle

7. The Toiletries At My Hotel In Switzerland Included A Rubber Ducky

8. My Hotel Wants You To Take The Nice Soap Home!

9. This Hotel Shampoo Assumes Your Theft

10. This Bag Of Old/Stained Face Towels Have Been Re-Used As “Rags” At This Hotel

11. Saw This In The Hotel Grounds Where I Was Working Today

12. My Hotel In China Has A Card To Give To A Taxi Driver So You Can Find Your Way Back

13. The Hotel My Parents Are Staying At In Nc To Watch The Eclipse Stocked All Of The Rooms With These

14. A Black Towel In My Hotel Room For Make-Up So The White Ones Don’t Get Stained

15. This Hotel In Central London Keeps Beehives On Their Roof!

16. Sometimes The Hotel Holding Your Wedding Also Has A Llama Convention Booked


18. I asked the hotel to hide a picture of Robert Downey jr in my room. I forgot all about it and when I went to take a hot bath to wash off a s***ty day, I caught sight of this.

19. My Hotel Room Comes With A Complimentary Android Phone With Free Data And Calls

20. My Hotel In Switzerland Has Different Plug Sockets For Guests From Different Parts Of The World

21. The Hotel I Am Staying At Has The Fire Evacuation Plans At Ground Level So You Can See Them If Smoke Has Filled The Hallways

22. This Hostel In Germany Is An Indoor Vintage Rv Park

23. In The Europa Park Hotel In Germany There Is A Tiny Children Bathroom In The Bathroom

24. This Kids Menu At The Hotel I’m Staying At

25. This Hotel In Singapore Is Very Green

26. My Hotel In Odessa (Ukraine) Tells You Which Day It Is By Changing The Elevator Carpet Every Day

27. When The Hotel Staff Has Your Back

28. Instead Of Bibles, My Hotel Has Copies Of 1984

29. This Hotel Allows Dogs And You Can Alert The Cleaners That You Left Your Dog In The Room While You Ski [translation: Attention, I Am Sleeping Here!]

30. This Hotel Lets You Borrow A Plant To Take To Your Room So You Have A Friend To Talk To

31. My Hotel Has An Emergency Polka Button

32. These Do Not Disturb Options At My Hotel

33. My Hotel Room Has A Rope That Turns On/Off All The Lights In The Room

34. This Is What Happens If You Tip Egyptian Hotel Service Generously

35. This Historic Sign In My Hotel Explains How To Use Electricity In Case You Had Never Used It Before

36. As A Guy Who Takes His Family To A Hotel Every Winter While I Work On My Writing, I Approve This Bathroom

37. Austin, Tx Hotel Making It Easier For Handicapped Guests To Enjoy The Pool

38. Floor Of My Hotel Dining Room In Lausanne Is A Working Train Model

39. I Left My Jacket At A Hotel And They Mailed It To Me With A Complementary Pillow

40. Hotel Has Zombie Apocalypse In Safety Plan


Stefanie Mustian

Stefanie is an architect with 15+ years of working both independently as well as on teams of some of the top Architectural Firms in the country located in Atlanta, Washington D.C. and New York. She currently runs BoardBatten.com a coastal architecture and design service in Port Aransas, Texas. She is also the wife of the dude who runs Pleated-Jeans.