Jordan as a country has a lot to offer with many amazing things to do and explore. You can visit ancient cities, explore the current culture, sleep under the stars, watch amazing sunsets and go on great hikes. I have not often been to such a diverse country, even though I expected the opposite before travelling to Jordan. Next to amazing things to do during your trip, there are also many unique places to stay in Jordan. This blog post shows you the most special and best hotels and accommodations to elevate your trip. Expect accommodations that are a bit more expensive, which could be a special addition to your trip.
Wadi Rum is the perfect location that offers you many unique places to stay in Jordan. If you want to splurge on one unique accommodation, I would advise you to stay in a bubble tent in Wadi Rum for one night. This gives you a full panoramic view of Jordan’s red desert and ensures you a unique experience.
The best places to stay are the Wadi Rum Bubble Luxotel (~€400), Memories Aicha Luxury camp (~€200) or Wadi Rum UFO Luxotel (~€275). They often quickly sell out, so therefore, I’ve provided you with a larger range of options.
My favourite cool and unique location near Dana is called the Hobbit Village (~€50), with rooms covered in trees and leaves. A place you can’t miss and you are in for an experience.
Furthermore, located in the Dana Biosphere Reserve, there are a couple of Ecolodges to be found. If you are in for the experience, then the Feynan Ecolodge (€275) is a perfect option. This is an off-grid retreat that uses solar power and local materials to create an eco-friendly environment. The lodge offers guided hikes, stargazing, and cultural experiences. I have to admit, that I think Feynan Ecolodge is quite an expensive option and it is further off the beaten track.
If you are looking for an eco-lodge that is a little bit closer to civilization and a bit more affordable, Dana Village / Eco Camp (~€50) is a perfect option.
Near Jerash in Northern Jordan, you will find the green and lush Ajloun Forest Reserve, where several tree houses and cabins are offered in a beautiful natural setting. When visiting, you can enjoy hiking, birdwatching, and exploring the nearby Ajloun Castle.
An amazing location to stay is the Aljoun Forrest Reserve (~€60), with tree houses overlooking the reserve.
Even though there are a lot of great hotels to find in Petra, there are also more unique places to stay to be found. If you haven’t got the chance to stay in a bubble hotel in Wadi Rum, you can have another try near Petra, where you can find the Petra Bubble Luxotel (~€300).
Furthermore, you can visit the Seven Wonders Luxury Camp (~€110) to stay in a Bedouin Camp which is located between Little Petra and Petra (where they also offer bubble tents).
With Petra being an ancient city, there are also some amazing and unique ancient (and renovated) places to stay around Petra, mainly in and around Wadi Musa. A great example is the Old Village Hotel Petra (~€350) offers traditional stone cottages but with modern amenities and is designed to resemble an ancient Jordan village.
You can find more Petra hotels in my overview of the best places to stay in Petra.
The Ma’in Hot Springs resort (~€150) is built around a series of natural hot springs and waterfalls and is located a 15 to 30-minute drive from the Dead Sea. When staying here, you can soak in the mineral-rich waters and enjoy the stunning views of the Dead Sea and the Jordan Valley.
Amman is home to a wide range of 5-star hotels, however, if you want unique places to stay in Jordan’s capital, you should visit Amman Rotana (~€175), as it is the first tower hotel in Amman. Because of the many floors, the views over Amman from this hotel are amazing! If you are into pools and rooftops, this is the perfect place for you, as the hotel is home to a great rooftop pool and rooftop bar.
There is no other option around the Dead Sea than to stay at a luxury resort. Of course, there are luxury resorts covering multiple price ranges, but if you want to go all-in and go for the full luxury experience the Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea (~€250) or Dead Sea Marriott Resort & Spa (~€220) are perfect options. Both offer private beaches and multiple restaurants and pools.
When Aqaba is part of your Jordan itinerary and you are looking for a unique luxury resort, Al Manara (~€250) is the perfect place to go and located at the red sea. Which makes it the perfect place if you would like to go diving. You will have sea views from all around the hotel.