Meilenwerk Hotel – Click above for high-res image gallery
Theme hotels have fallen off significantly since the rise of the interstate. Whereas once our nation's highways were dotted with any number of clever themed establishments for passing a night away from home, now we're typically treated to hotel chains with less personality than a Number 2 pencil. Fortunately, ze Germans are on it. If you happen to find yourself traveling in or around Stuttgart, you might want to stop in at the Meilenwerk, a.k.a. the V8 Hotel – lodging that offers up special accommodations for the auto obsessed among us. With 34 rooms total, a handful of suites are gussied up with special themes that include some pretty wild décor.
Always wanted to spend the night snoozing away in a Cadillac? No problem. Does driving a Mercedes-Benz through a car wash make you want to take a nap? This hotel has you covered. You can even opt to sleep in a Morris-Minor garage if your heart so desires. Room rates vary with season, but the top-of-the-line Zeppelin Suite will set you back around $489 per night.