Book a First-class Stay at These Aviation-themed Hotels
Aviator in Farnborough, England
Located on the Surrey and Hampshire border, overlooking the TAG Farnborough Airport, Aviator is another hotel that captures the nostalgia of travel. Sky Bar, the location’s first-floor watering hole is reminiscent of an airline lounge with its secluded seating and plush black leather chairs.
Jumbo Stay Hotel in Stockholm, Sweden
The 27-room Jumbo Stay Hotel is carved entirely from a jumbo jet. The 1976 Boeing 747's accommodations range from dormitory-style rooms to a luxury suite in the converted cockpit—with a panoramic view of the airport, naturally.
Hangar Hotel in Fredericksburg, Texas
Texas' Hangar Hotel looks like something you might see in a World War II flick. Inspired by Fredericksburg’s aviation past, the boutique hotel draws on the aesthetics of the 1940s—from its rounded roof to its period-inspired furniture.
YOTEL in New York City
Self-dubbed a "first-class experience at an affordable price,” Midtown Manhattan’s YOTEL calls its guest rooms "cabins" and its hotel employees "crew members." The check-in process is similar to that of a modern-day airport, with self-service kiosks.
Costa Verde 727 in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
The Costa Verde 727 was one of the first hotels to transform an airplane (in this case, a 1965 Boeing 727) into a hotel room. Jutting out from the jungle canopy, the two-bedroom suite features hand-carved teak furniture and an oceanview terrace.
Airplane Suite in Teuge, Holland
Located east of Amsterdam in the small town of Teuge, the Ilyushin 18 airliner has much of the original exterior and interior, but is outfitted as a luxury suite with a Jacuzzi, shower, sauna, three flat-screen televisions, and Wi-Fi.
Woodlyn Park in Otorohanga, New Zealand
Formerly an Allied aircraft during the Vietnam War, the "Plane Motel" at Woodlyn Park is a transformed 1950s Bristol Freighter. It includes two self-contained motel units, both of which can accommodate four.
Blackberry Wood in Sussex, United Kingdom
Located in the middle of the English countryside about a half-hour from the Brighton seafront, Blackberry Wood boasts a converted 1965 Wessex Search and Rescue helicopter that comes with two double beds and a kitchenette.
Hotel Vueling in Barcelona
The Hotel Vueling offers a unique partnership with Spanish low-cost airline, Vueling. An air-travel theme runs throughout, with hotel check-in desks and breakfast served in an area called "La Terminal." Additionally, each of the 63 rooms offers a different destination theme.