Back in the day, if someone needed somewhere to stay for the night, they'd check into a hotel or hostel.
One such weird tourist attraction is raising eyebrows on Twitter.
Anna Seregina, who goes by @touchingcheeses on Twitter, shared this. As she states, it's an old prison that's been turned into a hotel. While it's been cleaned up from its days as a penitentiary, it still retains that prison feel.
The hotel/prison in question is the Malmaison Oxford, a boutique hotel that's moved into an old prison.
Guests can enjoy sleeping in one of 95 rooms or suites that were once a prison cell. At least there's wifi?
It looks like plenty of people have stayed in the facility and enjoyed their time there. It makes for some unique photographs, no doubt. Further to that, former prisons have been used to attract tourists for decades — just look at Alcatraz.
You don't have to believe in the spirit world to acknowledge the weirdness of the building, or the fact that it housed so much misery during its time as a prison. The bad vibes must be palpable.
This tweet likens the experience to a plantation wedding, and it's an apt comparison. Basically, privileged guests are romanticizing and reveling in a brutal past, taking what they want from the experience while ignoring the dark history.
I know that influencers are constantly trying to outdo each other when it comes to marriage proposals and weddings, but this seems like a bit much. I wouldn't want a prison to have any part of my experience as a married person.
There are old, decommissioned facilities all over the place. Many get abandoned and torn down. But some get turned into tourist attractions. This tweet points out that you can basically stay in Arkham Asylum if you want to.
I can't imagine what it would be like to sink into a cozy, luxurious bed, in the exact same space that so many prisoners whiled away their lives with no hope of ever getting back out again.
Would you want to stay in an old prison that had been converted into a luxury hotel? Why or why not?
Let us know your thoughts, as well as your wildest hotel stories, in the comments below!