Looking for a unique travel experience? Staying in a one-of-a-kind, high-tech hotel is a pretty solid way to get one.
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Whether you want robots checking your bags or virtual golf simulations, we've rounded up the 14 most high-tech hotels from all around the world — some of which are very cost friendly!
Take a gander:
CALIFORNIA: Aloft Cupertino
Aloft Cupertino comes with a robotic butler that will deliver you towels at the pool!
Called Botlr, the robot will also stop by with little snacks and can deliver things to your room.
It gets around by taking the elevator and can call your phone to alert you when it has a delivery.
The rooms also look pretty swanky and come with an Apple TV.
Rooms start at $130.
NEW YORK: The Yotel
The Yotel has a robot, aptly named the Yobot, that will safely store your luggage in one of its 150 bins. To get it back, simply give the robot a pin number you receive upon arrival and your last name.
Other high-tech perks at the Yotel include the ability to check in at a kiosk and motorized beds that can fold up to provide more floor space.
Rooms start at around $135 a night.
SEATTLE: Hotel 1000
This luxury hotel comes with a virtual golf course that lets you play at any of the 50 best courses around the world.
There are two golf stations in the hotel. Guests simply stand on the turf and hit a ball into the screen displaying the virtual golf course. An infrared tracking system and over 680 sensors help track the velocity, spin, and trajectory of the ball to give you the real feel of a golf experience.
There are also sensors in the room that detect body heat so housekeeping knows not to enter.
All rooms also come with smart climate control settings so that it adjusts to the perfect temperature for you over time. There's also a smart mini bar that will alert the front desk when it needs re-stocking.
Rooms start at around $250 a night.
CityHub offers low-cost, futuristic sleeping pods that are a better alternative to a hostel.
The 50 minimalist pods can fit a double bed. The rooms come with WiFi, an audio streaming service, and mood lighting that can be controlled via an app.
The rooms come with a window so you don't feel claustrophobic, but just shut the blinds for some privacy!
CityHub guests are given a wristband that allow them to unlock their door. Guests have to use a communal bathroom, but you can break the ice beforehand with fellow travelers at the CityHub bar.
Rooms typically cost between $40 and $60 a night, but can spike during peak travel season.
SINGAPORE: The W Singapore at Sentosa Cove
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Located on Sentosa Cove, this hotel has an outdoor swimming pool with underwater speakers to let you swim to music!
A private cabana by the pool comes with a loaner iPad, and there's even a DJ booth in the $8,600-a-night Extreme WOW Suite.
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There's also extensive LED lighting to set the mood all around the hotel.
Rooms start at $273 a night.
JAPAN: The Weird Hotel
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Located in the southwestern city of Sasebo, Japan, the aptly named Weird Hotel is run by robots. Well, at least it's partially run by robots.
There's an English-speaking dinosaur robot and Japanese-speaking humanoid robot waiting at the front desk to check you in.
A robotic concierge doll is also located in each room to help guests find nearby restaurants and recommend events!
Floor robots will also carry luggage to guests' rooms, but housekeeping is still done by humans.
Rooms start at $350 a night.
POLAND: Blow Up Hall 5050
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There's also no reception in this hotel — guests find and later unlock their doors using a digital key sent on an iPhone that the hotel provides.
The hotel also refers to itself as an "interactive work of art" because of its many digital art installations throughout the hotel.
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There's an enormous installation in the lobby that will blow up images of guests using surveillance-style shots.
Rooms start at $103.
CONNECTICUT: J House Greenwich
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Hotel rooms at this luxury boutique come with one of the most advanced, high-tech toilets: the TOTO Neorest. The toilet comes with a built-in bidet, electric seat heating, and air purifier.
The hotel rooms also come with two 55" mirror televisions — one in the bedroom the other in the bathroom.
Each room also comes with iPads that allow you to control the temperature, room lighting, and order room service.
Rooms start at $193.
NEW YORK: CitizenM
The hotel comes with a tablet that allows you to control the TV, window blinds, temperature, lighting, and alarm sound in the morning.
The CitizenM also offers self check-in and check-out service.
Rooms start at $160.
LONDON: hub by Premier Inn Covent Garden Hotel
You can download an app that allows you to control the room's temperature, fan speed, lighting, and TV. It will even let you turn on the door's "Do Not Disturb" sign.
There's also an app that uses virtual reality to provide information like a nearby restaurant or bar.
Rooms also come with other perks like a 40-inch smart TV and innovative, under bed storage.
Average room price is $82.
LAS VEGAS: Aria Resort and Casino
The Aria has smart rooms that can detect when you enter and trigger functions like automatically opening the curtains, playing music, turning on the TV, and adjusting the temperature to your preference.
The rooms come with a touchscreen that let you control the automation function and turn on the "Do Not Disturb" sign on your door.
Guests also open their rooms using their smartphone instead of a key.
You can also elect to have the Aria push you notifications, like if a Black Jack table just opened up when you're in the vicinity of it.
Rooms start at $167.
Prizeotel in Hamburg city has rooms with music lamps that will play music over Bluetooth. You can also make calls and recharge your phone via the lamp. Each room also comes with a 32-inch flat screen TV.
The hotel also offers a digital newspaper kiosk.
And my personal favorite: the bathrooms in each room come with heated floors!
Rooms start at $71.
BERLIN: NH Hotel
If you're going away on business, NH Hotel might be perfect for you. The one in Berlin, as well as the hotels in Milan and Barcelona, support holographic technology. This allows someone to project a 3D image of themselves into the conference room. It also allows you to create 3D projections of work presentations.
The hotel's smart room technology also allows up to 250 people to conference call in.
You can also request a guitar and keyboard to use in your hotel room and take advantage of free WiFi.