The V8 Hotel lets you sleep in your favorite vintage cars
V8 Hotel/Frank Hoppe
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Giving new meaning to the phrase "asleep at the wheel", the V8's a 34-room German hotel dedicated to all things car that boasts a vintage auto museum, elaborately themed rooms tricked out with original parts/ memorabilia, and its own brew pub.

V8 Hotel/Frank Hoppe

Located 20min outside of Stuttgart, this petrol-head's paradise is housed in the former terminal/control tower at Böblingen Airport, which was built in 1915, used by the military after WWII, and fell into disrepair in the '90s. One half is the hotel while...

V8 Hotel/Frank Hoppe

...the other comprises MOTORWORLD, an auto museum featuring a rare collection of classic, vintage and collector cars.

V8 Hotel/Frank Hoppe

Ten of the 34 rooms are decked out in automotive themes like Route 66, a retro Drive-in, and this mechanic's garage, complete with engine coffee table and Morris Minor (a British cult classic that debuted in the late '40s) bed frame. The room sleeps three -- four if you count the dude working under the car.

V8 Hotel/Frank Hoppe

Rocking a replica 1963 Volkswagen Beetle from the movie Herbie: Fully Loaded, this gas station bedchamber boasts a melange of vintage 1920s Shell memorabilia, the crown jewel being an authentic gas pump.

V8 Hotel/Frank Hoppe

Get to second base (finally) in the back of this Cadillac Coupe DeVille, which anchors this 1950s retro, drive-in cinema room with glow-in-the-dark star ceiling, old ticket booth closet, and a kinda-creepy pirate (?) waiter.

V8 Hotel/Frank Hoppe

Assuming your spot atop the podium (or at least in second place) is easy in this room full of Formula 1 flair, as it's built into the bed frame. Check out that table too -- made from authentic tires.

V8 Hotel/Frank Hoppe

The four-floor suite is built into the airport's old control tower and comes with its own sauna, kitchen, and private roof deck featuring 360-degree views of the airfields.

V8 Hotel/Frank Hoppe

Inside said control tower suite, you'll find a room that pays homage to the Mercedes-Benz factory, which is located across the street and cranks out about 2,500 cars a day.

V8 Hotel/Frank Hoppe

No need to worry about tripping on your way to the toilet in the middle of the night, as the scrap yard room includes a bed frame with working headlights.

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Not only does the V8 maintain a breakfast cafe and American-style steakhouse, but there's also an onsite brewpub where you can take down a hearty plate of schnitzel and a few liters of of their homebrews, which include a "tangy golden brown pilsner" and 16.5% ABV Winter Bock.

V8 Hotel/Frank Hoppe

Finally, inspired by an automated American carwash from the '70s, this room fittingly features a rain shower head and whole-body dryer.

Rooms run from $186 to $643 a night, and you can book your gearhead getaway (or just peruse a ton of more sweet pics) here.

Sophie-Claire Hoeller is from the promised land of BMW, Audi, and Mercedes... and yet she is the worst driver this side of the Rhine. Follow her walking places @Sohostyle.

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1. V8 Hotel Graf Zeppelin Platz , Stuttgart, 71034

Located in Stuttgart, Germany, the 4-star V8 Hotel is made up of 10 auto-inspired rooms featuring legendary vintage cars and sporty racing machines. Your dream of sleeping in a red Cadillac Coupe DeVille has finally come true!

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