Hotel de Glace (Photo: Xdachez.com)
Hotel De Glace, Quebec City, Canada
Tip: In a hotel made fresh each year from 15,000 tons of snow and 500 tons of ice, you don't bother asking if they can turn up the heat. At Quebec City's Hotel de Glace, or ice hotel, cold is cool. The 36 rooms and suites, plus the ice bar and ice cafe, are built anew every December and January. Overnight guests can explore the sparkling hotel, then warm up in the outdoor hot tubs and saunas, before settling in for the night in subzero sleeping bags atop mattresses perched on elaborately hewn ice beds.
Rates are $219 per person per night and include a welcome cocktail, all the equipment you'll need to sleep, breakfast, and spa access. If you're curious but don't want to spend an entire chilly night, guided tours are available during the day for $17.50 for adults, $15.50 for students and seniors, and $8.75 for children.
Fans of ice lodging who are willing to travel farther afield should also check out Sweden's IceHotel, the world's largest.
On TripAdvisor Hotel de Glace has a score of four out of five.