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The Grand Daddy Hotel

A night away doesn’t require a nondescript bed in an unmemorable hotel. Stay in one of these trailer accommodations for a good night’s rest and an interesting story.

Hicksville Trailer Palace & Artist Retreat; Joshua Tree, Calif.
This creative outpost near Joshua Tree National Park features several trailers, including the alien-themed Integratrailor (complete with working spaceshipesque lights) and the Pony, which is kept in a private, shaded horse stall. From $75. (310) 584-1086, www.hicksville.com

Shady Dell; Bisbee, Ariz.
Experience the 1950s in one of 10 vintage aluminum travel trailers at this park that’s just two hours south of Tucson. From the martini glasses in the Royal Mansion to the Polynesian flair of El Rey, guests are submerged in a time period of two-tone televisions, radio programs and classic rock ’n’ roll. From $55. (520) 432-3567, www.theshadydell.com

The Grand Daddy Hotel; Cape Town, South Africa
Each of the seven trailers on the roof of the Grand Daddy Hotel is artfully decorated in a distinct style. Highlights include Pleasantville, which sports utopian 1950s decor, and Afro-Funk, reminiscent of the African experience — without the wildebeest. From $150. 011-27-210-424-7247, www.granddaddy.co.za

BelRepayre Airstream and Retro Trailer Park; Mirepoix, France
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Hicksville Trailer Palace & Artist Retreat
Marianne Williams
Located about an hour from Toulouse in the Pyrenean foothills of southern France, BelRepayre lets guests stay in one of nine themed Airstream trailers. Choose Studio 54 for a selection of eight-track stereo tapes or board the Starship for ’70s retro decor. From $155. 011-33-561-68-11-99, www.airstreameurope.com

Hotel Airstream; Newport Beach, Calif.
Hotel Airstream’s 26-foot Ocean Breeze Airstream International comfortably sleeps four people. Set up at the Dunes in Newport Beach, just steps from the California surf, this lodging experience emphasizes convenience. From $99, plus site fee. www.hotelairstream.com