If you've ever wanted to stay at an offbeat luxurious hotel containing various themed rooms like one with original Tiffany windows, the Art Deco Penthouse Suite, the two-story Log Cabin room, the John Lennon room, the Rosa Parks room, or the John Wayne room, then the Mansion on O is for you. Originally a trio of 1892 red brick rowhouses, current owner H.H. Leonards bought the property in 1980 and combined the homes into a 30,000-square-foot museum/hotel/event space/maze of sensory overload. Trinkets, tchotchkes, antiques, and memorabilia (in which almost 90 percent is donated by visitors) adorn the 100-plus rooms, two wine cellars, 14 kitchens, and 32 bathrooms. And they're even for sale!
But the most awesome part is finding the 70-plus secret doors that H.H. installed. Her children are still looking for 22 of them. I've found only eight... so just 62 more to go!
Even if you're not a hotel guest (guests have included Hollywood celebrities and high-profile politicos), visitors can reserve online for self-guided tours daily 11am-4pm. Different themed tours are available as well.