Spend the night in Tesla hotel

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By Jennifer Thomas By Jennifer Thomas
By Jennifer Thomas By Jennifer Thomas
By Jennifer Thomas By Jennifer Thomas

Arizona has plenty of interesting places to stay but a brand-new hotel has just hit the rental market.

It's small and exclusive. And, it can go from 0 to 60 mph in four seconds.

New carmaker Tesla provides a distinct luxury and efficiency with its all electric and coupe. In fact, there's enough space to stretch a body out completely.

"I've already slept in this thing three times so why not let other people do it," Tesla owner Steve Sasman said.

Sasman is a part-time Uber driver, and he'll chauffeur you around town in his tantalizing Tesla.

But his full-time job is in vacation rentals.

His Tesla Model S retails for about $119,000. If you're going to spend that kind of money on a car, you're going to want to do more than just drive around in it, Sasman said.

So a person can get super comfortable with it, curl up and maybe just go to sleep in it.

Call it the world's first Tesla hotel, at $85 a night and complete with two remote control candles.

"You know, if you want to set a nice mood in there," Sasman said.

"You get a premium air bed," he continued. "This thing is top of the line. It's a full-size airbed that comes with linens."

Sasman's owned the car for about four months and for the past month he's advertised it online as a hotel - the fastest hotel in the world.

Sasman said he's had no takers yet, but that it's only a matter of time.

He said he's part of the "sharing economy," businesses that allow people to share their possessions with others and make some money at the same time.

It also allows the opportunity for people to get a feel for a car that might otherwise be out of their reach.

"To sleep in it one night is to give somebody a taste," Sasman said. "They get to spend some time in the car, experience it without actually buying it."

Sasman said the Tesla Hotel won't be available in the days leading up to the NFL's Super Bowl in Glendale on Feb. 1.

But interested people can check out his website for more information.