I did - of course - look for a Hotel Kafka or The Trial Hotel or Hotels My Father Stayed In. I did not think it worth my while to look for a hotel proud of its cockroaches. So, we will be content with these hotels awash in other writers. Mind you, I do like the one which has its rooms numbered with the Dewey Decimal Code (Room 500.004 is Botany). And, it is great that #1 is from Canada. And made of ice.
Oh, and as for Kafka, there is a Hotel Kafka in Prague. Whether you will feel comfortable checzing in...
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10 of the World’s Greatest Hotels Inspired by Literature
Here at Flavorpill, we love to drool over extraordinary hotel rooms almost as much as we love to nerd out over literature. So when we spotted this Jules Verne-inspired hotel over at My Modern Met, we were inspired to go on a hunt for other interesting hotels inspired by books — whether in general, or focusing on a single volume, or even detail. After all, book nerds need someplace cool to stay as much as art nerds do. After the jump, check out ten literary hotels where we’d love to spend the night — up with a book, of course — and let us know if we missed your favorite haunt in the comments.
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Hôtel de Glace, Canada
Though not always a literary hotel, this year the famed ice hotel — a castle made of ice and snow that is rebuilt every winter and opened for guests — has a “Journey to the Center of Winter” theme, inspired by Jules Verne’s Journey to the Center of the Earth. We’d say sleeping in a block of ice is marginally more inviting than sleeping in the center of the earth, but we get the drift.